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Puyallup Tribal Council welcomes one incumbent, one new member

It was standing room only in the Puyallup Tribal Council Chambers on June 15, as tribal community members gathered for the official swearing in of two council candidates who came out winners of the 2017 election – Tim Reynon and James “Jim Jim” Rideout.
With the scent of burning sage perfuming the air, the Tribe’s Culture Director Connie McCloud stepped forth to offer a blessing to get things started. Then Council Chairman Bill Sterud addressed the crowd, making a point to acknowledge and thank those candidates who didn’t win a seat at Council this election round but still put themselves out there to offer themselves to their tribe.
“I’d like to thank the other candidates that were part of this,” he said. “It’s hard to put your heart and soul, your dreams, your reputation out to the world, and I want to… Read Full Story

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INFOBLOX TO HIRE UP TO 100 PEOPLE
Infoblox Inc., the Silicon Valley-based network control and security company, has designated its Tacoma office as a “Center of Excellence for Technology Innovation” and a “Hiring Hub.” The company has nearly doubled its employee count from its initial hiring phase and is planning to expand its headcount to as much as 150 people by the end of 2018.
When Infoblox leaders were seeking to establish a new Center of Excellence, they considered 12 different communities across the nation. The site selection criteria focused on areas with higher education institutions that produce… Read Full Story

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The students at Hedden Elementary held their annual field day June 14 and got to visit with Fife police officers and inspect police vehicles.
Fife Police Department is alerting drivers that 12th Street East, from 46th Avenue East to 54th Avenue East, will be closed until Aug. 26.
The Safe Street of the Week is 48th Street East, between 70th Avenue East and Freeman Road East.

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PIERCE TRANSIT CONNECTOR SERVICE TO END FEB. 14 Community info meeting scheduled for Jan. 26 After more than one year of working closely with the community to design bus service that met local needs, Pierce Transit’s Board voted to end Fife/Milton/Edgewood Routes 503 and 504 on Feb. 14 because of…

Spotlight on Business: State Farm Agent Tyler McClung
Derek Shuck

State Farm’s “Like a Good Neighbor” catch phrase has been driven into everyone’s head so much it seems to go in one ear and out the other. But State Farm Agent Tyler McClung, whose office is located at 2121 Meridian Ave. E., is looking to take that motto to heart and bring that personal touch…

Spotlight on Business: Good CitiZEN Dog Training
Derek Shuck

Having a pet is an investment; any dog owner who has had their puppy for over a day understands this. Luckily, recent years have seen the boom of doggy daycares, including good CitiZEN Dog Training in Fife, a facility that doubles as both a training center for dogs and a daycare, located at 5121 Pacific…

Donation allows food bank to install heating system
Matt Nagle

Thanks to a $5,000 donation on Dec. 12 from the Puyallup Tribe of Indians, Lighthouse Storehouse Food Center in Fife will soon have a central heating system installed after getting through without for as long as the center has existed. Pastor Ken Banks, who runs Lighthouse Storehouse, said he is very…

Tribe donates $250,000 to Toys for Tots, Crime Stoppers
Steve Dunkelberger

The Puyallup Tribe has donated $125,000 to Toys for Tots just in time for the holidays and another $125,000 to Crime Stoppers of Tacoma-Pierce County. Crime Stoppers and the Marine Corps’ Toys effort will give 50,000 toys to needy children in Tacoma and Pierce County this year, thanks to donations…

Kristy’s Boutique holds storewide retirement sale
Matt Nagle

For a long time, Kristy’s Boutique at 113 W. Meeker in Puyallup has offered a store full of affordably elegant clothing and accessories for women of all ages. However, the time has come for Kristy Hobson, who owns Kristy’s Boutique with her husband Tom Hobson, to retire from the daily responsibilities…

Santa set to make early deliveries in Fife
Steve Dunkelberger

Children around Fife better brush up on their skills at playing checkers. There will be a float of the classic board game under a lot of Christmas trees this year. The Fife Police Department and Tacoma Fire Department, which provides fire service to the city, are set to again hand out holiday cheer…

Puyallup Tribe grants $275,000 to UWT
Matt Nagle

Continuing its longstanding tradition of supporting higher education, the Puyallup Tribe of Indians has made its largest grant to date to the University of Washington-Tacoma – $275,000 that will go toward enhancing Native American education and research at the University. “The Puyallup Tribe chose…

Puyallup Tribe feeds and clothes the homeless
Matt Nagle

The Puyallup Tribe and a team of community volunteers started off this season of giving with a free giveaway to our area’s homeless on Nov. 22. Setting up shop near the Tacoma Dome on that rainy, cold and windy morning, the line-up of people seeking help remained constant into the afternoon. The…

Edgewood author writes adventure novel
Derek Shuck

Edgewood is quickly becoming a hot bed for up-and-coming authors. While last month, the Milton-Edgewood Signal highlighted Leo Taylor, a historical fiction writer and resident of Edgewood, another author also calls the city his home; Robert Hager recently published his first book, Magic in the Bay…

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