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Puyallup Fair: Big and traditional

The Puyallup Fair, befitting its reputation as the largest single event in Washington, one of the biggest fairs in the world and one of the oldest (it’s been around since…

Quality isn’t pricey, it’s ‘priceless’

On a recent work day, Brad Hall remarked – happily – how busy he’d been. He also capsulized his attitude toward customers. “They’re my boss,” he said. “When they say…

Prep scores and schedules

High school football Sept. 7 Graham-Kapowsin at Curtis, Bethel at Tahoma, Elma at Eatonville. Last week: Orting 21, Eatonville 9 Bethel 38, Spanaway Lake 35 Graham-Kapowsin 27, Post Falls 17…

Serious clowning at rodeo

Cowboys and cowgirls will fight for their rodeo lives in the Puyallup Pro Rodeo this weekend. And Danny Newman will have their backs in terms of keeping them safe. Newman,…

Welcome back to school

The annual ritual of the first day of school happens today in the Eatonville and Bethel school districts. From high school seniors in their last year of K-through-12 education, to…

Firefighters booting up for fund-raiser

Eatonville Firefighter Association members will conduct a fill-the-boot fund-raiser this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for money to help pay for equipment and training for the Eatonville Fire…

Eagles win, Cruisers lose

Graham-Kapowsin came back from Idaho with a victory, while Eatonville was dealt a loss by an old rival in season-opening high school football games last week. Sparked in part by…

Regional parks leader named

Palmer “Chip” Jenkins Jr. has been named deputy regional director for resource stewardship and planning for the National Park Service’s Pacific West region. He’ll manage park operations for 17 national…

Hot weather cooled off fishing

HOOK AND FUR By Bob Brown Our recent bout of hot weather affected all of us in some way or another. One of the effects was a downturn in fishing…

Local economy ‘steady’

Pierce County’s economy is neither getting a lot better or a lot worse. It’s “locked in a pattern of steady growth,” says a regional economist for the state. Paul Turek,…