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Tag: City of Orting


Residents in Orting fire district to vote on levy in spring election

Orting residents have received mail-in ballots to vote on a fire district levy that would generate $825,000 in annual revenue, covering a four-year period through 2017.

Orting Valley Fire & Rescue, Fire District No. 18, is requesting funds for district maintenance and operations, according to the voters pamphlet and Pierce County Elections.

“We wouldn’t ask if we didn’t think we needed (the funds),” said Zane Gibson, the district’s fire chief. “We aren’t trying to do anything new we are just trying to keep the lights on.”

If approved in the April 23 election, Proposition 1 would

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Sun shines on Orting for Daffodil Parade finale

The shortest leg of the four parades showed no shortage of energy Saturday evening, as the sun made a late appearance for Orting’s turn in the 80th Daffodil Parade. Residents from the small town and surrounding cities lined the sidewalks, dancing to upbeat tunes and waving to yellow-clad princesses.

“My favorite are the pirates,” said Isaiah Summers, 5, who had been to all four parades with his mom, Kimberly, 39. The Tacoma family was out cheering on Isaiah’s cousin who was marching in the Spanaway Lake High School marching band.

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