Olalla was home to one of many Nike anti-aircraft missile batteries around the country in the late 1950s and early 1960s. It was closed after a few years because of improved technology and the changing Soviet threat from bombers to ICBMs.
Brown marmorated stink bugs are searching for warm spots to weather the winter. Relatively new to the Northwest, they’ve been largely undiscovered by predators that could keep their numbers down.
Soil sampling is part of the design phase, which will continue into next summer. Construction to to add bike lanes on both sides of the street and a sidewalk, planter strip and lighting on the east side will occur in 2024.
The Kopachuck renovation project will begin early next year, but the beach portion will be held up after funding fell $1 million short.
The Gig Harbor-based brewery will tear down the former Green Turtle Restaurant building and replace it with a bigger structure that better meets its needs.
The state has begun work to remove three fish passage barriers on Purdy Creek and Pierce County is planning to replace two others.
The parks district hired a firm to design the Rosedale Hall renovation and another to produce feasibility studies for an aquatics center and senior center.
After the state Legislature provided $13 million per year to reduce Tacoma Narrows Bridge tolls, the Transportation Commission decided the spread the savings around to vehicles big and small.
Highway 302 at Little Minter Creek will remain closed four extra days. Complications during installation of a new culvert will delay the reopening of a section of Highway 302 on
Driving around from Gig Harbor to Seattle and taking a fast ferry from Southworth are comparable in cost and time.
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