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Small, shy and senior off-leash dog area coming to Chambers Creek Park

An expanded off-leash area including a separate area for small, shy and senior dogs is coming soon to Pierce County’s Chambers Creek Regional Park in University Place.   
Since its inception in 2007, the nonprofit SUNDogs group has lobbied for a larger off-leash area for dogs and their owners. Although the group obtained approval to open a small site near Central Meadow in 2009, it has taken several years to convince Pierce County to allow a site expansion.
“We are so appreciative of our new County Executive Bruce Dammeier, who met with us and understood the need for an expansion of the off leash area,” said SUNDogs President Bill Long. “Although the new site still isn’t as large as we wished, it is certainly a step in the right direction.”
Right now, SUNDogs maintains a less than one-acre site… Read Full Story

City to celebrate volunteers

Tacoma Narrows Rotary will be celebrating their fourth annual Celebrate Community Event at Curtis Junior High School on April 29. Supported by Tacoma Narrows Rotary, University Place School District, City of University Place, Peace Out, and the UP-Parent Teacher Student Association, the Celebrate Community event will recognize volunteers in the community, hand out awards, hear from some well-known Curtis High School alumni, and help raise funds for future scholarships.
The Celebrate Community Event was developed four years ago by Dr. Jay Mosser, pastor of Sunset Bible Church and president of the Tacoma Narrows Rotary at that time. “[Dr.… Read Full Story

Obamacare: What happens now?


In the April 7 edition of the University Place Press, a mix-up occurred in that an op-ed piece by Pierce County Councilwoman Connie Ladenburg was incorrectly by- lined as being written by Katie Landenburg, who had also submitted an op-ed piece that did not make it into the paper. The following is Katie Ladenburg’s correct op-ed, with Connie Ladenburg’s also printed here with her correct byline. University Place Press apologizes for the errors.

With the change of presi dency, Donald Trump… Read Full Story

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Cottages opens for residents
Daniel Beers For the University Place Press

The Cottages at University Place, a new senior care facility located at 5417 64th St. W., hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on April 12. Surrounded by colleagues from parent company CarePartners, members of the U.P. City Council, Mayor Javier Figueroa, and other local business owners, the ceremony…

Window safety for the spring: Tips to prevent window falls
MultiCare Health System

With the recent warm weather, it's a good time to remind parents of the dangers that open windows pose to children.If you have young children in your home, be extra cautious about which windows you open and how far you open them. “Kids are curious by nature and top-heavy by design, so an open…

Getting to the bottom of colonoscopies: five myths debunked
MultiCare Health System

Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women in the United States and the second leading cause in men, but it doesn't need to be. In fact, it's one of the few cancers that can be prevented by appropriate screening. “Colonoscopies are life-saving, preventive tests,”…

Legislation supports on-going restoration

The Senate approved a bill sponsored by Rep. Dick Muri, R-28th District of Steilacoom, Lakewood and University Place, that would help the on-going efforts of the Puget Sound Partnership. The Partnership leads the region’s collective effort to restore and protect Puget Sound. Muri’s bill…

Free insect class at Curran Apple Orchard

Learn how to combat coddling moths and other pesky insects at a free workshop taught by Master Gardener Bill Horn on Saturday, May 6 at the Curran Apple Orchard Park, located at 3920 Grandview Dr. W. in University Place. Horn will discuss and demonstrate homemade traps from 9 a.m. to…

Camp scholarships available for young eco‐adventurers

For the past five years, Pierce County Parks and Recreation in partnership with Pierce County Planning and Public Works Department have organized the Eco Explorers Adventure Camp for kids at Chambers Creek Regional Park. Through exploration, adventure and creative play, each day offers exciting new…


NOTE TO READERS: In the April 7 edition of the University Place Press, a mix-up occurred in that an op-ed piece by Pierce County Councilwoman Connie Ladenburg was incorrectly by-lined as being written by Katie Landenburg, who had also submitted an op-ed piece that did not make it into the paper. The…

Home & Garden: Willow Tree Gardens and Interiors
Duncan Rolfson

Located at 7216 27th St. W. in University Place, this full-service nursery is truly a one-stop shop. Everything in house has been optimized for our Pacific Northwest weather, and the horticultural techniques critical for maintaining them. Just flag anyone on staff for any questions, no matter how…

Home & Garden: Engage kids’ love of nature through bird feeding

Is it difficult to pry your kids away from their electronic devices to get them outdoors? From tots to teens, today's kids love their electronics. After all, where could you find anything to compete with the bright sights and sounds of their favorite video game? The answer may be no farther than your…

Tacoma Police warn of ‘skimmers’ on 7-Eleven ATMs
David Rose

Tacoma Police are warning people to look closely at the ATM before you withdraw cash at a 7-Eleven store​. Thieves are using “skimming machines” to steal bank account information off the magnetic strip and then cash out of accounts. "A 'skimmer' was detected and removed from an ATM…