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Sunday, October 04, 2015 This Week's Paper
Puyallup Utility Rates set to Increase

In an effort to keep pace with rising costs of infrastructure maintenance, the City of Puyallup Utility Rate increased by 2.6 percent, beginning on March 1. Affected utilities include water, wastewater, and storm water. For the average residential customer, the rate adjustment translates to an increase of approximately $4.34 on their bimonthly utility bill. The new rate will appear on all bills received on or after May 10.

The 2013 rate adjustment reflects the annual cost of inflation according to the most recent Engineering News-Record Construction Cost Index, and it is an important…

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Tacoma Musical Playhouse's Director of Education Chris Serface is reportedly working out the transition details to take the helm at Tacoma Little Theatre, which has been searching for a managing artistic director since Scott Campbell resigned from the post in February of 2011 to form Tacoma Youth Theatre with Maggie Knott.

Production Manager Brie Yost has handled the daily operations…

Fifty art postcards featuring Mouse Prince I from Tacoma City Ballet’s World Premiere “The Nutcracker” can be found at local businesses throughout Tacoma beginning today (March 15). The first person to find the “Mouse of the Month” and bring him to the TCB office will be rewarded with tickets to the ballet’s world premiere production in December. In addition, a grand prize package will be awarded in late November to a lucky contestant who collects all nine mice.

Tacoma City Ballet is encouraging…

Veteran jam band Phish has announced summer tour dates that include a two-night stand at Grant County's Gorge Amphitheatre, on July 26 and 27. Tickets will go on sale to the general public at 11 a.m. on March 30, according to an announcement by Live Nation.

Pricing for the Gorge shows has not yet been listed by Ticketmaster or Live Nation. But the cost of admission will include a complimentary MP3 download of…

Port of Tacoma Commissioners are expected to consider a request to purchase five new straddle carriers to replace older cargo-handling equipment at a meeting on Thursday.

Commissioners also will consider design work for a stormwater treatment system at the West Hylebos log yard.

After the action agenda, commissioners will also receive a progress report on developing a Land Use and Transportation Plan to support the Port’s 2012-2022 Strategic Plan.

The proposed purchase and planning review come at a time when the port is posting strong gains in containerized traffic from…

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