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The more women hunting and fishing, the merrier

HOOK AND FUR By Bob Brown Twenty-five years ago, women who enjoyed traditional outdoor sports like hunting, fishing and shooting were considered novelties .Today, seeing women in hunting and fishing…

Street lights losing wiring to thieves

Thieves are giving Pierce County road crews and taxpayers headaches by helping themselves to street-light wiring. Crews recently replaced the wiring that powers six street lights along a half-mile of…

Schools will save on energy bills – guaranteed

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch There aren’t many guarantees in life, but Eatonville School District has found one that’s worth more than $100,000. The district is receiving state funding to…

Property rights dispute still alive

Attorneys for an Orting-area developer have asked the state Supreme Court to hear her case against Pierce County involving her efforts to open an RV park and campground. Pacific Legal…

Park shuttles up and running

Free shuttle service for visitors to Mount Rainier National Park has resumed for the summer. Depending on where they originate, the rides are available two or three days on Fridays,…

Washington Avenue project will wait for better times

The town of Eatonville is putting proposed improvements of Washington Avenue on the back burner because it can’t afford the complete project. Preliminary estimates of the cost of traffic controls…

Decision by former ‘band geek’ to become a makeup artist is looking good

By Andrea Gettler Contributing writer Let me take you back to 2005 at Pacific Lutheran University. There are smiling faces everywhere you look, and even parents crying tears of joy,…

Visitor dies at Mount Rainier on 4th

A visitor at Mount Rainier National Park died Wednesday when he accidentally fell into a snow-covered creek. The accident was reported Thursday afternoon by park officials who didn’t provide the…

Ranger’s body recovered from mountain

The body of Mount Rainier National Park ranger Nick Hall was recovered today from the side of the mountain where he died June 21 during a rescue of climbers. Park…

Except for camp fires, forests have burn ban

Campfires are in but virtually all other types of burning is out in state-owned forests following the start last Sunday of a statewide burn ban. The state Department of Natural…