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Friday, October 09, 2015 This Week's Paper
Pierce Transit set to offer rides to Taste of Tacoma

Pierce Transit will operate service to the Emerald Queen Casino’s Taste of Tacoma, presented by BECU, Friday to Sunday.

Taste attendees are encouraged to take Pierce Transit special express service and avoid traffic and parking fees. Parking at the event will cost $10, however attendees can park for free at Tacoma Community College and catch the bus at the special Taste Express Zone at the TCC Transit Center.

Bus riders may also connect to the express service at TCC Transit Center by Pierce Transit Routes: 1, 2, 10,…

Chambers to reopening in stages, starting Friday

Just hours after Jordan Spieth won the 2015 U.S. Open, construction crews were already beginning to remove the infrastructure that supported the championship in order to restore public access to Chambers Creek Regional Park as quickly as possible.

The Chambers Bay Golf Course is scheduled to reopen to the public on Friday, June 26. That day is already sold out, but there is spotty availability of tee times in the following days. Those slots are expected to fill quickly thanks to the worldwide media coverage over the past few weeks. Tee times can be reserved up to 90 days in advance by…

Keep some firework stats in mind as Independence Day nears

There were 432 fireworks-related injuries and fires reported to the State Fire Marshal’s Office by fire departments and hospitals in 2014. The majority of these incidents occur on July 4, with demographic trends indicating that the highest number of injuries were sustained by males 36 years old and older.

The incidents of greatest concern:
· 155 fires resulted in $320,240 in damage and property loss. Residential fires resulted in $161,050 in damages – or 50% of the total loss.
· 66 injuries were caused by devices which are illegal to own or possess in Washington State.…

U.S. Open posts record sales, discounts start today

All remaining U.S. Open Merchandise will be 50 percent off today from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m, in the main Merchandise Pavilion in Spectator Square. This is open to the public and parking in Lot F-ESB.

While there are some items still available the U.S Open at Chambers Bay had to best merchandise sales in U.S. Open history with 130,000 transactions and more than 100,000 hats sold.

The event also had the highest web traffic numbers in U.S. Open history with’s web traffic numbers this year posting double last year's championship.

It also had the fastest accumulation…

Chambers Bay was worthy of the toughest test in golf, say McCarthy

Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy congratulated U.S. Open winner Jordan Spieth and called the championship well worth the effort by the region.

"This was one of the most extraordinary weeks in our region's history. Our communities hosted thousands of visitors, and tens of millions of people saw spectacular views of our beautiful home. On behalf of Pierce County, I offer our thanks and appreciation to the local, state and federal partners who helped make this a huge success, as well as the championship volunteers and residents who provided such a warm welcome to all of our visitors,"…

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