The Daily Mash-Up

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 This Week's Paper
Pierce County fire safety Burn Ban in effect

Given the dry conditions, a Phase 1 fire safety burn ban has been instituted in Pierce County. All outdoor burning is prohibited, except for recreational fires, fires in barbecues and other cooking appliances, outdoor fireplaces and campfires in approved pits.

Additionally, in the City of Tacoma:
Burning yard waste, household garbage and building materials (i.e. scrap wood, paint, vinyl flooring, roofing, and carpet) is always prohibited.

Recreational fires are allowed – must use clean fuel, the fires have to be less than 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet height and 25 feet… Read More

Tacoma Narrows Airport runway rehabilitation complete

The runway at Tacoma Narrows Airport in Gig Harbor reopened July 28, after being closed for 10 nights for the final phase of its rehabilitation. Crews grooved the runway for improved traction and applied final markings to the runway and connector taxiways.

During earlier phases of the rehabilitation, which started April 29, crews reduced the width of the runway, added new signage, and repaved the runway, among other improvements.

The runway’s width was reduced from 150 feet to the Federal Aviation Administration’s standard of 100 feet for airports of this type. The runway length… Read More

Join VeloFemmes, a local group of Tacoma women having fun and riding bikes together, on Thursday, Aug. 1 to see pictures and hear stories from several women’s amazing travels by bicycle. The event will be held at 5:30 p.m. at 2nd Cycle, Tacoma’s Community Cycle Center (1314 MLK Way). VeloFemmes is a women-focused group, but all are welcome.
There are many approaches to bike touring – traveling by bicycle – but whether it’s for a night or a month, whether you carry a tent or sleep in hotels, and whether you ride on roads or backcountry trails, everyone who… Read More

Roof collapse ignites fire in a Nalley Valley foundry

At 6:15 p.m. last night, firefighters and command staff from stations 1,2,4,8,10, and 17 responded to a reported commercial structure fire at 3021 S. Wilkeson St.

The first arriving company found an approximately 50 x 50 fire burning in a section of a large commercial manufacturing building. Command staff quickly called for a second alarm bringing additional resources from stations 9,11,12,and 13. In all over, 40 fire personnel responded to the scene.

For an undetermined reason, a portion of the roof above a molten metal castings operation at the Atlas Foundry collapsed onto the… Read More


The Pierce Transit Board of Commissioners will hold a Special Called Meeting on July 31, to evaluate whether to rescind planned service reductions based on higher-than-expected sales tax growth.

The region’s sales tax growth may mean good news for Pierce Transit customers and employees who were bracing for service reductions and another round of layoffs on September 29.

Washington State Department of Revenue sales tax data show Pierce Transit sales tax collections averaging higher-than-expected growth for the first four months of 2013. If collections continue at this rate,… Read More

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