The Daily Mash-Up

Monday, May 02, 2016 This Week's Paper
PLU basketballers set to take on ‘horse’ challenge

Emergency Food Network is tipping off the growing season with a battle to determine which species is superior, the horse, or the college basketball player.

On April 6, teams of drivers and plow horses from Hames & Tugs Draft Horse Club will compete against the Pacific Lutheran University basketball team to see which group can plow the most land at EFN's Mother Earth Farm. Their competition will have the added benefit of helping to ready the field for spring planting.

Emergency Food Network operates the eight-acre Orting… Read More

During a recent interview with Duff McKagan, the superstar bassist talked extensively about hidden Northwest rock gem Jeff Angell, wondering why his Walking Papers band mate wasn’t yet “an internationally beloved dude.” It’s something that was on a lot of our minds last night as the Tacoma native put his considerable talents and bottomless swagger on display during Walking Papers’… Read More

Sound Transit to host open house on Tacoma Link expansion

Sound Transit will conduct an open house on Thursday, April 11 from 4-7 p.m. at the Tacoma Dome Station, 424 East 25th Street. The event is part of an alternatives analysis to seek public input on additional corridor alternatives for a potential project to expand the 1.6-mile Tacoma Link system that now operates between the Tacoma Dome and Theater District stations.

The open house follows a request by the City of Tacoma for Sound Transit to evaluate a "hybrid" corridor as the agency prepares to identify one or more corridor alternatives that could potentially advance to the environmental… Read More

The Tacoma Fire Department presented a Medal of Valor Award to Firefighter Annie Craig for rescuing a citizen in a near-drowning incident in Commencement Bay on Feb. 15. The department’s highest award, the Medal of Valor, is given to firefighters who demonstrate acts of bravery and heroism in hazardous situations.

After arriving at Owen Beach in Point Defiance Park for an unrelated 911 call, Ladder 3 firefighters spotted John Bronson swimming in the water near an overturned canoe. Rebecca Thayer-Blunt, Bronson’s step-daughter, swam out to help Bronson get the canoe back to the beach,… Read More

If you read Friday's edition you saw our interview with Seattle boy Duff McKagan, a guy you might know from a couple of obscure, little bands called Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver. The superstar bassist will be at Tacoma's Jazzbones on Friday, March 29, with his new… Read More

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