A special filing period has been announced in Pierce County, as candidates are needed to fill a handful of election ballots. During the recent filing period, some races failed to attract a candidate.
Locally, three races are currently vacant. Candidates are being sought for three seats on the Crystal Mountain Sewer District, three seats on the Burnett Water District and one seat on the Dieringer School Board.
Online candidate filing opens July 10 at 8:30 a.m. and closes at 4 p.m. July 12. To file a declaration of candidacy go to PierceCountyElections.org and choose the “File for Office” link.
In-person filing is available during business hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) July 10, 11, and 12 at the Pierce County Election Center, 2501 South 35th St., Suite C, in Tacoma.
Bills show hundreds of residents doubled or tripled their water usage in the past two months, but many say they’ve not increased, or even decreased, their water consumption, and the city’s system must be wrong.
For the last decade, Ellen Boyd has been taking care the city of Buckley, most recently as its director of the youth center, senior center and parks department. So when Ellen was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian germ cell cancer, her friends decided it was time the community she dedicated her life to should come out to support her.
Mushroom pickers hiking just outside Greenwater recently stumbled upon a spooky scene — a human skull among the ‘shrooms.
Oakpointe is gearing up to start home construction in the Ten Trails project in Black Diamond — the developer is only waiting for is final authorization by the City Council. Final plat authorization was submitted by Oakpointe to city staff on Aug. 30, and after staff review, sent to the City Council for action on the Oct. 5 meeting. Council tabled the item to the Oct. 19 meeting. Additionally, a new roundabout opened in the city.
Some Black Diamond residents have been the target of a recent phone scam by an individual that identifies themselves as a police officer, at times using a legitimate officer’s name.