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Over the years Puget Gulch fell into ivied disrepair, became the neighborhood dump and saw a child raped and murdered. Then a partnership among city, parks and citizens created a safe and beautiful public place.
Each of Tacoma’s North End gulches offers its own rewards - and challenges.
Mason Gulch’s inaccessibility has turned it into a hidden paradise of native plants, gushing springs and birdsong.
Among all of Tacoma’s northern gulches, Buckley is the wildest – partly due to geography, and partly because half the gulch is privately owned, with no consensus about how to use the land.
The ice didnt really need breaking with this crowd, but Herman Kleiner did it anyway.
Fife Police Chief Brad Blackburn resigned this week, a move the city says was “long-planned.” But the separation agreement raises more concerns for those who believe the city is hiding information.
When the Make-A-Wish Foundation came calling, Craig Lehman was ready for a little fun, swimming with the sharks at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.
The building and nearby parking garage in the theater district will allow for expansion of School of the Arts.
A 10-year-old boy who was reported missing late Thursday was found Friday morning near Lake Cushman in Mason County.
More than two dozen soldiers with Charlie Company of the 1-140th Aviation Regiment have been at the scene for eight days.
Puyallup tribe says Emerald Queen Casino is not a proper forum for a rock musician who makes racist comments.
The refloated Helena Star arrived in Seattle on Thursday so it can be disassembled and recycled after it sank in the Hylebos Bay last year.
Four months and $600,000 later, the derelict freighter Helena Star has been refloated and expected to leave for Seattle on Thursday after sinking 18 months ago in Tacoma’s Hylebos Waterway.
The finding of a dog lost for seven years led to a joyous reunion for one family and a devastating loss for another.
City officials announced Tuesday that the city has reduced its fuel costs by 44 percent. If that were to continue, the city would save about $163,000.
Garfield Gulch has been logged, filled and blocked; dumped on; ignored by city and residents alike; hiked mostly by the homeless. Yet in its tangle of cascading vines, creeping ivy and blackberry there’s a wild beauty.
Residents can take an online survey that will help the city shape its future, including growth and zoning.
School and military reunions
The first song Juan Perez played for the doctors and nurses at Tacoma General Hospital was “Unforgettable.” It was eight days after his open heart surgery and the longest the pianist had gone without playing in nearly 30 years.
The golf championship brings an opportunity for the city to put itself on the map, according to University Place officials.
Project manager Chris Storey said the current design for the Pacific Avenue-to-waterfront portion is $300,000 over the city’s $1.75 million budget. City officials say they still expect the section to be complete by next summer.
Puyallup Eagles refuses to host free memorial for former club president, who had dementia, over unpaid dues
Donald E. Peters was very involved with the Puyallup Eagles for 50 years. His family is upset that the club wouldn’t let them use the facility for a memorial service after he died. The club says it tried to work with the family.
World Vision youth volunteers fill 200 backpacks with supplies and personal notes for Central American children.
Tacoma firefighters on Monday rescued a woman who was stuck about 30 feet down a cliff in Point Defiance Park.
From the office of the Pierce County auditor, week ending
Down in Tacoma’s gulches, you’re in another world — a wild one. Deep ravines sandwiched between residential streets and fed by springs flowing to Puget Sound, the gulches are filled with tangled forests and moss, with deer, coyote and birdsong.
The lines were long and the appetites were big for food trucks clustered in Tacoma’s Wright Park Sunday.
It takes a village – or more like several dozen – to fight the kind of fires burning in Central and Eastern Washington.
The transit agency will spend up to $45,000 on the system to help collect data on crimes and track where public safety officers are working.
Eleven couples get married as Tacoma church offers free weddings.
Artists who draw with chalk on sidewalks have to expect outside interference. Often it’s people’s feet. Sometimes it’s rain. At Saturday’s “Chalk the Harbor” event in Gig Harbor, the biggest complicating factor was the wind.
Fire officials said a four-alarm fire damaged multiple apartment buildings Saturday afternoon, and the fire spread to nearby brush.
Puyallup City Council, citizens group both support Sounder parking garage in city, but disagree on details
Sound Transit closes in on final plans for access improvements around Puyallup station.
Privateer Holdings proposes 200,000-square-foot pot-processing building for Hawks Prairie
Local actors portray famous people from Tacoma’s past at a popular Tacoma Cemetery tour, so popular, in fact, the show’s sold out.
Some citizen soldiers are already in the air; others get ready to work on the ground fighting fires for the first time since 2001.
It appears that the late radio legend’s wife had his body removed from a local funeral home two days before a Pierce County judge signed a temporary restraining order forbidding her to do so. Where Kasem’s remains are now is not publicly known.
Point Defiance Park is one of four projects statewide to receive funding from federal Land and Water Conservation Fund.
Mount Rainier National Park will host its first naturalization ceremony on Monday, July 21, at Paradise, the park announced in a statement released Friday morning.
Tacoma’s Edwin Birch is still missing nearly a week after leaving on a hike at Mount Rainier National Park.
Renton police on Thursday were looking for a woman with family ties to the Tacoma and Spanaway area after she allegedly set her husband on fire.
Will a fishing company that loaned J.P. Martinac Shipbuilding Co. $5 million end up owning the shipyard or will another buyer emerge Friday?
64-year-old Edwin Birch has been missing at Mount Rainier since Saturday.
A boat driver involved in a collision on Lake Washington that killed one woman and sent two others to the hospital Wednesday night was booked into the King County Jail for investigation of homicide, according to Seattle police.
The fight between Casey Kasem’s children and wife continues a month after his death.
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