East Tacoma

KOMO TV back on Click! Cable TV

Click! Network and Fisher Communications have reached an agreement, so KOMO and several other stations are once again available on Click! Cable TV.

The electronic guide for these stations may take up to two days to load. 

“I am very thankful for the loyalty and patience that Click! customers showed in the past month,” said Click! Network Manager Tenzin Gyaltsen. “We will return that loyalty by continuing to do all we can to offer the best service and lowest rates possible.”

 

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City of Tacoma's Facebook page is back up and in compliance with new policy

In compliance with Facebook's new page management policy requiring municipal and state governments to assign more descriptive words to their Facebook page names reflecting that they are, in fact, municipal and state government entities and not an entity representing all residents within a given area, the City of Tacoma’s Facebook page is back up and now reflects the name “City of Tacoma Government” at the top. 

Facebook has allowed the City to retain its original website URL facebook.com/cityoftacoma

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Tacoma Public Library offers mobile applications to patrons

Patrons of the Tacoma Public Library can now use an app for smartphones and tablets that enables them to search and place holds on the library catalog, renew items, find directions to the nearest branch, ask questions of library staff, see a calendar of upcoming programs, scan a book's ISBN number to see if the library has the title or download eBooks and eAudioBooks directly onto patron's devices. The new app even allows patrons to connect with the library on Facebook, Twitter, or through library blogs.

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Tacoma Schools Kathleen Caspser Receives Golden Apple Award

Kathleen Casper, a Tacoma Public Schools highly capable teacher, will receive her Golden Apple Award at the 21st awards ceremony Friday, February 1, at the Playhouse at The Seattle Center.

KCTS 9 sponsors the annual Golden Apple Awards program which honors Excellence in Education. The awards include individual winners, programs and schools making a positive difference in Washington state education. 

Casper is a board member of Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted and writes and presents nationally on the topics regarding gifted education. 

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City of Destiny Awards nomination deadline extended to January 25

The nomination deadline for the City of Tacoma’s 27th annual City of Destiny Awards – which spotlights exceptional volunteers who have worked to drive Tacoma forward – has been extended by the Citizens Recognition Committee. Nominations are now being accepted through January 25, 2013. 

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KOMO television may be unavailable on Click! Cable TV at year’s end

Click! Cable TV is in negotiations to continue offering KOMO and KUNS to its customers.

Click! has not reached an agreement with Fisher Communications, the owner and operator of KOMO and KUNS, so it has an obligation to notify its customers of the potential of not  carrying KOMO and KUNS starting Jan. 1.

“We will continue to work with Fisher Communications to reach an agreement,” said Click! Network Manager Tenzin Gyaltsen. “We have a responsibility to our customers to pay fair pricing for these stations, and right now, we’re not there.”

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Model Train Festival at Washington State History Museum

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December 21, 2012 - 10:00am to January 1, 2013 - 5:00pm

Just in time for the holiday season, the Washington State History is holidng its 17th Annual Model Train Festival, extended through Christmas for the first time and offering new attractions. Held at the history museum, located at 1911 Pacific Avenue, the festival will take over every floor to create the largest permanent model train layout in the state.

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