DuPont WA Newswire - Courtesy of South Puget Sound News
DuPont WA Newswire - Courtesy of South Puget Sound News
Tue, 21 May 2013 03:55:36 +0100
Here is more information on DuPont's Memorial Day ceremony:
Tue, 21 May 2013 03:40:44 +0100
The community is invited to a Memorial Day Ceremony held at Ross Plaza in DuPont on Monday, May 27. The ceremony begins at 11 a.m.
Community Memorial Day ceremony scheduled for Ross Plaza www.southpugetsoundnews.com A Community Memorial Day ceremony will take place on Monday, May 27, 2013 at Ross Plaza in DuPont, Wash.
Tue, 21 May 2013 03:36:32 +0100
Pay attention to this altered schedule this week if you use the Pierce County Ferry out of Steilacoom, Anderson Island or Ketron Island.
Low tides will affect Pierce County ferry service May 22-29 www.southpugetsoundnews.com Pierce County ferry riders in large vehicles, commercial truck or a vehicle towing a trailer - should plan ahead to avoid low tides from May 22-29.
Tue, 21 May 2013 03:25:24 +0100
If you're interested in commenting on a proposed sign code amendment, you have until May 24 to submit your comments to the City of DuPont.
Public can comment on sign code amendment www.southpugetsoundnews.com Duke Reality, acting on behalf of Amazon, is asking the City of DuPont to amend its sign code. The public may comment on this action until May 24, 2013.
Mon, 20 May 2013 23:22:02 +0100
Sending good thoughts and prayers to Oklahoma City today. This is unreal.
Timeline Photos Emergency crews are assessing the damage after a mile-wide tornado with 200-mph winds hit an Oklahoma City suburb this afternoon. --> http://kng5.tv/10QSEgf
Do you have family or friends in Oklahoma affected by the tornado? Is your church or group planning to send aid or supplies to folks there? Please contact us.
Mon, 20 May 2013 04:38:02 +0100
The AUSA DuPont sub chapter is in need of snack donations for 2,500 soldiers in the 4th Brigade coming home in June and July. The snacks will be used in welcome home baskets for returning single soldiers. Please drop off your donations at Dhane Orthodontics, located at 1100 Station Drive, Suite 281, in DuPont, Wash. Soldiers are expected to begin arriving home in early June, so time is of the essence. Thank you in advance for supporting our troops!
Sat, 18 May 2013 01:44:51 +0100
Candidate filing has closed in Pierce County for the November elections. DuPont's four council positions are not going unchallenged, and in one race there are three candidates. Two candidates are vying for Steilacoom Historical School District's position 2. Position 1 and 3 are going unchallenged, as are three Steilacoom Town Council positions and the office of the mayor. http://weiapplets.sos.wa.gov/elections/candidates/whofiled?countycode=PI
2013 Candidates Who Have Filed weiapplets.sos.wa.gov
Sat, 18 May 2013 01:07:43 +0100
Custom Fit Helmet Sale tomorrow at the DuPont McDonalds! Lets be safe this summer!
Sat, 18 May 2013 00:56:47 +0100
Just a reminder that tomorrow Safe Kids Pierce County will hold a custom-fit bike helmet sale behind the McDonalds on Wilmington Drive from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.!
Local law enforcement focus on bike safety during the month of May www.southpugetsoundnews.com DuPont and Steilacoom residents have two bike safety fairs they can attend in May, to help remind kids the rules of the road and to keep them safe.
Sat, 18 May 2013 00:52:39 +0100
If you're out around Puget Sound this weekend and spot orange or red algae blooms in the water, Ecology says its harmless, but please let them know where you saw it.
Harmless, red algae blooms showing up in Puget Sound www.southpugetsoundnews.com Ecology has received laboratory confirmations that several red-orange algae blooms showing up in Puget Sound are harmless to people.
Sat, 18 May 2013 00:50:29 +0100
Steilacoom residents can safely dispose of their confidential documents on Saturday morning at Steilacoom Public Works. Be sure to bring a donation for the Steilacoom Food Bank as well. Details can be found here:
Document shredding Event for Steilacoom residents on May 18 www.southpugetsoundnews.com Steilacoom residents can safely have their confidential documents shredded and help the Steilacoom food bank on May 18 at Steilacoom Public Works.
Fri, 17 May 2013 16:20:03 +0100
Here's an update from DuPont's mayor about the community forum held last night and the process of selecting the city's next police chief:
Michael Grayum Police Chief Update - We have several great candidates applying to be our next Police Chief. Many thanks to the ten volunteer panelists who helped interview the applicants. Thank you also to the City Council, who conducted another round of interviews, and the many residents and business owners who came to our community forum last night to meet the applicants and provide feedback. Next, I will interview the applicants and consider all feedback received. I plan to make a hiring decision after all the appropriate background checks are completed. We will continue to keep you informed. Please stay tuned and have a great weekend!
Fri, 17 May 2013 16:17:27 +0100
It's raining, but it's Friday! Make it count!
Fri, 17 May 2013 00:48:06 +0100
If you're wanting to run for town or city council, or for a school board position this fall, there is one day left this week to file. So far DuPont only has one council position where the incumbent is not being challenged. That's not the case for the Town of Steilacoom, or the Steilacoom Historical School District. The school district has three board positions open. So far one incumbent and two new comers have filed. It would be nice to see two candidates for every position so voters have a choice. Did you know our district is looking for a new superintendent? Who do you want representing your kids and families in DuPont and Steilacoom? The same goes for the Town of Steilacoom open positions. Be a part of democracy. Learn how to file, who has filed, and open positions at the Pierce County Elections website:
North Thurston Public Schools SAFETY ALERT: This message is a safety alert for families in the River Ridge zone -- especially walkers. Early this morning a student was approached near Olympic View Elementary in the area of 14th and Horne St. by a man in a small silver four door car. The driver asked the student is he wanted money and told the student to get in the car. He also offered toys. The student refused to get in the car when the man opened the passenger door. The driver was described as a clean shaven white male in his 30s. He was wearing a dark blue brimmed hat, dark sun glasses and a light blue-t-shirt with a bird logo on the left breast area. There were two witnesses who saw the car. There will be increased police presence in the Olympic View and Lydia Hawk area today and tomorrow. Staff is also on alert at all area schools to watch for suspicious activity near the school. If you have more information about this incident please call 911 or crimestoppers (360) 493-2222. Safety is a top priority in our district. Please use this opportunity to encourage your children to tell a trusted adult if they see something suspicious and to walk with a group or buddy. Thank you!
Thu, 16 May 2013 20:10:58 +0100
There are so many of us in DuPont and Steilacoom right now who are fighting cancer. Relay For Life is an event where we can come together, support each other, and raise money for a cure. Join Relay For Life June 22-23. Organize a team or join one. Click on the link for more info! http://relay.acsevents.org/site/TR?fr_id=50818&pg=entry
Wed, 15 May 2013 23:49:42 +0100
Should be a great event on Saturday at JBLM!
Armed Forces Day celebration Saturday, May 18 at JBLM www.southpugetsoundnews.com Joint Base Lewis-McChord will open its gates to the public for the base’s annual Armed Forces Day celebration Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wed, 15 May 2013 23:48:32 +0100
Sometimes all it takes is a street sweeper to get things stirred up at a DuPont City Council meeting.
Council approves purchase of street sweeper www.southpugetsoundnews.com The DuPont City Council recently authorized the purchase of a street sweeper to help keep the city's storm water system in check.
Wed, 15 May 2013 21:05:34 +0100
Steilacoom's Tour of Historic Homes in coming up in June, and tickets are on sale now for the event. SHMA posted this photo and some great information about one of the homes that will be featured on the tour!
Timeline Photos The Schafer Home, built in the mid 1870s by Wolf Schafer is one of the many beautiful homes you will see on the home tour in June. He established a successful brewery, the North Pacific Rail Road Brewery, just a block away and later became Pierce County Treasurer. The house is of Gothic style and it went through many owners before the Quackenbushes bought it in 1995. It has been completely restored. With each step in the process more of its history came to light, including Schafer’s written name on underlying wallpaper and the discovery of hidden doorways. At some point the house was given the name of Lochiel, a Scottish word for “House by the Water.” Be sure to stop by the museum during regular business hours or visit our website to pick up your tickets!
Tue, 14 May 2013 23:59:32 +0100
The council will interview candidates applying for DuPont's Chief of Police position on Thursday, May 16. The public will get to meet the candidates as well and provide feedback. All of this takes place at DuPont City Hall starting at 6 p.m.
Public invited to attend a police chief candidate community forum www.southpugetsoundnews.com The public will have an opportunity to meet and ask questions of law-enforcement officials vying to become DuPont's next police chief on May 16.
Tue, 14 May 2013 23:20:56 +0100
It's not Halloween, but this post really is about protecting frogs and bats.
WDFW seeks public comments on draft plans to protect frogs, bats www.southpugetsoundnews.com State wildlife managers are seeking public comments on a draft recovery plan for the of Oregon spotted frogs, and on 15 species of bats in the state.
Tue, 14 May 2013 23:18:40 +0100
Perimeter Road, the road which bisects JBLM Lewis-Main and McChord Field, will reopen to commuter and commercial vehicle traffic Wednesday, May 15.
Annual DuPont Food Drive breaks record www.southpugetsoundnews.com Over the weekend, DuPont’s 16th annual food drive collected a record breaking amount of contributions—6,591 pounds and $170!
Mon, 13 May 2013 22:47:04 +0100
Today is the first day candidates can file for public office with the Pierce County Auditor’s office. As of 2:30 p.m., Roger Westman, Shawna Gasak, Laurie Fait and Eric Corp have filed for four different DuPont City Council positions. Current Steilacoom Mayor Ron Lucas has filed for another 4-year term as mayor, while Marion Smith has filed for another 4-year term for council position 2. Luis Jimenez and Robert Forbes have filed for Steilacoom Historical School District board positions 2 and 3 respectively. Filing week runs through Friday, May 17. Read more here:
Candidate filing begins Monday, May 13 www.southpugetsoundnews.com Candidate filing begins Monday, May 13 with the Pierce County Auditor’s Office.
Mon, 13 May 2013 21:20:11 +0100
We have thunderstorms bouncing around us this afternoon. Pay attention to the sky and remember to take cover from lightning.
Mon, 13 May 2013 16:17:25 +0100
The rain is back this week. The good news is, you won't need to water your lawn! Have a great Monday everyone.
Sun, 12 May 2013 18:22:03 +0100
Happy Mother's Day to all the moms, grandmas, great grandmas, aunts and sisters out there. You make the world a better place! Wishing you peace, joy and love.
Sat, 11 May 2013 22:25:56 +0100
Enjoy every last drop of our beautiful weather today. We're lucky to live in such a beautiful place.