Sunday, October 26, 2014

Tree Down

Most of town made it through the wind storm last night without more than a few branches down. But Sherri Forch near the end of Winnifred Street woke up to a neighbor's tree across her yard. No one was hurt and no major damage. Clean up should start soon. Thankfully Sherri survived, even if her yard was not so lucky!


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

History Honored

Ruston's history will be honored on Thursday night in the area's newest building. The Smelter History Exhibit grand opening starts at 5:30pm on Thursday, October 23rd. To give you a flavor of some of the displays, the video on this link plays when an antique dynamite plunger is pushed, similar to the one used to implode the smelter stack. If you can't make the grand opening, stop by the Copperline building soon (next to Two Town Cafe) and see the exhibit for yourself.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Kota Captured

This notice was posted today on the Bring Kota Home Facebook page. Kota started his run in Ruston several weeks ago and was finally brought to safety today. All's well that ends well.

I just have to say this community is awesome! The reported sightings from the posters we put up were so beneficial in determining his territory. I will be over in that area this weekend to do poster removal. If you happen to see a poster and can take it down before then, we would appreciate it. So here is how Kota's run came to an end. Drum roll please........Kota was captured in a fenced yard last night. Once contained the home owners were able to get a hold of him. He is safe and we are working out the details on where he goes from here. Stay tuned. We plan to have pictures of him posted tomorrow with an update. Many thanks to all of you who supported Kota and his recovery.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Thursday, October 16, 2014

New Local Restaurants

Two local restaurants are highlighted in The News Tribune's diner column. Read more about Two Town and soon-to-open Point Defiance Tap and Grill here.  And there is a picture posted on Facebook (here) about a new restaurant opening at the former Goldfish Tavern to be named Defiance Bar & Bistro. Is anyone hungry yet?

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Help Capture Kota

This request from the Bring Kota Home page today. Contact Bonnie at 253 279 5943 or Jim 206 552 0304 if you can help.

I just received a call from a man who"s house Kota stops by regularly. He feeds cats outside and Kota stops there to eat. He was there at 7:35 a.m. I am hoping to try work on some kind of a plan with him. But understandably he doesn't want a trap where his cats could get in. As long as Kota has food sources outside the trap it is less likely he will risk going in the trap. We are certain he is staying in the area because he is either being fed or finding food. I would like to try set up a Kota feeding station in someone's fenced yard. Leaving the gate open and moving the feeding station further into the yard each day. Then coordinate a containment trapping where we would be out of sight, let him go in the yard and then close the gate behind him. We need the community to spread the word, if Kota is regularly seen near your home or a neighbor's home that is fenced will you allow us to try this? We have figured out he is often on the move and most likely looking for food between 7 am and 9am and 4pm - 6pm.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Point Defiance Tap & Grill Almost Ready!

Community blog Exit 133 is reporting that Point Defiance Tap & Grill on the corner of 51st and Pearl should be opening within the next few weeks. Furniture is in place and things are looking good. More details at Exit 133 here.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

More Details on Kota - The Ruston Dog

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Kota Urgently Needs Your Help!

Kota is a very sweet dog with a hard luck past. After being transferred from a high kill shelter in Eastern Washington, he was adopted from a local shelter but escaped from his petsitter in the Point Defiance area in mid August – and he has been on a terrified run ever since.

Volunteers from several different rescue organizations are now working to bring him to safety but need help from the community. Kota is a black lab mix with a white blaze on his chest and is wearing a blue collar. He has been using the area from Point Defiance Park to just South of Baltimore Park as home base. If you see Kota, please call Bonnie at (253)279-5943 or Amy at (206)755-3981 to report where you see him. Please DO NOT try to capture or chase him – just report the sightings.  Rescue volunteers have also asked for anyone in the area who is willing to help monitor a live trap that will eventually be set to contact them at the above numbers. You can also help by joining his facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/bringkotahome

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Lost Dog

Many of us have seen this dog mentioned in this Craig's List notice. If you know where the dog is, please respond to the ad (link here).

Did you see or find bk lab/pit mix? white on chest (Pt Defiance)


There are volunteers from three rescues trying to locate this dog. It has been reported roaming the Ruston / Pt Defiance area since the owner lost it on 8/14/14. NO one has been able to capture it. Last seen it had a color, when lost it had tags. It is very skittish, please just call us if you see it or have seen it recently. We believe it has moved out of the area or was captured by someone. We really would like to use our resources and time wisely. Please let us know if you have any information on this dog. He is a male, small in size, primarily black with a bit of while on his chest. He is not aggressive he is very scared and will continue to run if people try to "catch" him.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Downtown To Defiance This Sunday

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The second annual Downtown to Defiance event is this Sunday, September 28th. Participants are encouraged to bike, run, walk, roller skate or other means of self-propelled transport from Point Defiance to downtown Tacoma and back again. Things kick off at 8am at the park with some road closures. The event is free but pre-registration nets you a cinch bag. Register here.