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54th Avenue crossing remains a divider between city, tribe

The Fife City Council and Puyallup Tribe remain at odds over the best way to reopen a railroad crossing along 54th Avenue that was closed in 1999, following an agreement in 1997 between the city and the Fife School District that led to the construction of Columbia Junior High School.
The settlement required landscaping and other features to be added. That landscaping was never completed, so the state and the railroad consider the crossing technically still open. The guard arms and lights still flash when a train comes along the tracks some 16 times a day, but the tracks themselves are… Read More

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Fife turns 60 as museum opens ‘heroes’ exhibit

Fife formally became a city on Feb. 11, 1957 – 60 years ago this week – and was named after William J. Fife, a prominent Tacoma lawyer, Yukon prospector, once head of the Washington National Guard, and a Lieutenant Colonel in Army during the Philippine Insurrection.
With those military ties at its formation, the Fife Museum held a grand opening on Feb. 11 of “Heroes,” an exhibit chronicling… Read More

Be Well - Inside & out: South Hill Mall to host Children’s Dental Health Day

Healthy oral hygiene habits are built starting as early as two years of age and can help ensure the development of strong and healthy adult teeth. This is just one of the reasons why the American Dental Association sponsors a National Children’s Dental Health Month each year in February. It may… Read More

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Fife Postseason Roll Call

Fife High School is in the midst of a strong winter postseason with the boys and girls basketball teams fighting two very strong fields at the WCD III tournament. Despite fielding just their second-team ever, the Fife boys swim team will be sending a slew of swimmers and a diver to the state meet… Read More

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Rabbit Wilde to bring infectious folk to First Night

Between 10,000 to 20,000 are expected to turn out for First Night, Tacoma's all-ages New Year's Eve celebration, which will bring an army of bands, “the World's Shortest Parade” and other spectacle to downtown starting at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31.
Among the buzz-worthy musical acts on display will be Rabbit Wilde, a Bellingham and now partly Tacoma-based outfit that will play the Pantages… Read More

Neverland Theater presents ‘Princess Whatsername’

After weeks of diligently working to craft a stage play sure to be a bona fide audience pleaser, the young students of Neverland Theater are excited to present “Princess Whatsername,” opening July 29, 7 p.m. at the Columbia Junior High Performing Arts Center.
Since June 28 the budding theater… Read More

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