Our community is facing a crisis that affects us all.

Because of insufficient mental health funding at the state and county level, local communities like University Place are being inundated with a growing number of mentally unstable people who, because of their illnesses, pose a serious threat to public safety.

Post date: Wednesday, 20 September 2017 - 9:41am

Are You a Local Business? The City of University Place is hosting a panel presentation which will emphasize the importance of internet marketing, provide some basics on how to get started and an opportunity to interact directly with local experts in the field.

This workshop takes place on Wednesday, Sept. 27 at the University Place Library Meeting room from 11:30-1 p.m. Cost to attend is $20 and lunch will be included!

Post date: Tuesday, 19 September 2017 - 1:31pm

Hundreds of visitors enjoyed a spectacular day and delicious apple cider at the Curran Apple Orchard’s annual Cider Squeeze in late August.

After picking plump red, green and yellow apples from the trees, squeeze goers washed their apples and proceeded to the press lines where they had a choice of riding a bicycle attached to a press or doing it the old fashioned way by feeding the apples into a manual or electric press.

Post date: Wednesday, 6 September 2017 - 11:43am

Soon travelling along Bridgeport will get even smoother for both motorists and pedestrians alike. Earlier this month the City was notified that they will be receiving a federal grant in the amount of $1,013,531 for pavement preservation and accessibility upgrades along Bridgeport Way between Cirque Drive and 37th Street. This work will include new asphalt overlay on the street and improving all sidewalks and pedestrian ramps up to current ADA standards.

Post date: Monday, 28 August 2017 - 4:16pm

Fresh drinking water for pets at the Chambers Creek Regional Park off leash park will become a reality thanks to the efforts of SUNDogs!

Post date: Thursday, 24 August 2017 - 3:39pm

On July 17, 2017, the University Place City Council adopted Resolution 843, which calls for an advisory proposition to be included on the November general election ballot. The proposition asks voters whether the sale, possession and discharge of consumer fireworks should be prohibited within the City of University Place. Council’s passage of the resolution placing the advisory question on the ballot arises from years of debate within the community on the topic.

Post date: Tuesday, 22 August 2017 - 9:39am

University Place marked another successful year of neighborhood participation in the National Night Out festivities on Aug. 1. In total, personnel from the University Place Police and Fire Departments, as well as City Council members and other City staff, visited 38 neighborhoods, including several neighborhoods that were new to the festivities and had not been visited in prior years.

Post date: Monday, 14 August 2017 - 10:11am

One of our community’s most popular springtime celebration, the annual Duck Daze Parade, took place for the 17th year in a row on Saturday, June 2 along Bridgeport Way West. The weather was mild but the joy was plenty as crowds of families and friends lined the parade route to enjoy the various parade marchers commemorate the end of the rainy season.

Post date: Tuesday, 20 June 2017 - 9:49am

This week, West Pierce Fire & Rescue (WPFR) was notified by a citizen they had received a phone call from a phone number that said “West Pierce Fire” on the caller ID. The caller claimed to be from a credit card company and said they had questions for the person who answered the phone.

After research through WPFR’s phone service provider, it was discovered that a West Pierce caller ID was “spoofed” by someone and used with a different telephone number, allegedly a credit card company. Fortunately, the recipient of the call became suspicious and hung up on the caller.

Post date: Thursday, 15 June 2017 - 12:55pm

Major expansion of Pierce County’s Chambers Creek Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant is complete. Improvements increase sewer capacity, repair and replace aging infrastructure.

The project increases the plant’s capacity to 44 million gallons per day (MGD), an increase of 15 MGD. It nearly doubled the footprint of the plant from 49 acres to 89 acres. The upgraded facilities are designed to meet county population and economic growth through 2040.

Post date: Wednesday, 14 June 2017 - 10:19am

It is legal to discharge fireworks in University Place on July 4 from 9 a.m. to 12 midnight.

What are the laws about fireworks in U.P.?


Post date: Monday, 5 June 2017 - 10:19am

Summer is just around the bend and adventure and exploration awaits at Eco Explorers Adventure Camp. The three-week long camp encourages kids to discover the landscapes of Pierce County through exploration, adventure, and creative play. Each day will offer exciting new experiences that will challenge participant’s abilities and help build their skills in sensory awareness, earth stewardship, wilderness survival, emergency response, science investigation, and much more.

Post date: Thursday, 25 May 2017 - 9:02am

The daffodils blooming in the roundabouts, in parks and on street corners, which herald the arrival of spring in University Place, are paid for with donation dollars. They are the reason University Place is ablaze with color at the arrival of Spring.

Post date: Monday, 24 April 2017 - 10:13am


Four West Pierce Fire & Rescue personnel were recognized and received accolades by Chief Jim Sharp at tonight’s Board of Fire Commissioners meeting for their heroic actions, all while off-duty.

Post date: Wednesday, 19 April 2017 - 9:02am

Along with the record-setting rainfall that we have received this year, there has been an abundance of puddles, flooding and consistent water flowing from downspouts, driveways, hillsides and into our storm drains.

Post date: Monday, 10 April 2017 - 10:21am