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Red Cross salutes fallen park rangers

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Two Mount Rainier National Park rangers who died this year in the line of duty were honored posthumuously Wednesday by a local Red Cross chapter…

Transit asking voters for sales tax increase

Voters in Pierce Transit’s public transportation benefit area are deciding whether to increase the county sales tax by three-tenths of 1 percent in order to boost funding for the agency’s…

Police investigating football field vandalism

The Eatonville Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding out who’s responsible for vandalism at the Eatonville High School football field. According to police chief Jason McGuire,…

Tax-majority question on ballot

When is a majority big enough to raise taxes? That’s the question Pierce County Council members have posed and voters countywide are answering in the general election. Ballots mailed to…

It’s people’s turn with budget

The first of at least eight hearings scheduled by the County Council was held last Wednesday, with budget director Gary Robinson giving a general overview of the county’s finances. Elected…

Showdown with Cascade Christian goes to Cruisers

Eatonville High’s football team clinched a division title in the Nisqually League by beating Cascade Christian 29-6 Saturday. Cruiser quarterback Zach Fairhart ran or passed for all four of his team’s…

Eatery hosts wrestling boosters’ fund-raiser

Spanaway Lake High School’s Wrestling Booster Club is benefitting from a fund-raiser hosted at J.R.’s Whistle Stop. Through Oct.30, J.R.’s will donate 20 percent of sales to the club if…

Graddy, Pederson lead Eatonville

Machaela Graddy scored four goals and goalkeeper Becky Pederson helped keep the opposition scoreless as Eatonville beat Wright 5-0 in a Nisqually League girls soccer match Thursday. Alex Phillips tallied…

Highway reopens with low-tech safeguards

Highway reopens with low-tech safeguards

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch The reopening of a troublesome portion of State Route 7 may be only temporary, in part because the state’s preferred method for stabilizing a hillside…

  Co-ops: For the people, by the people

  Co-ops: For the people, by the people

By Louise Carson Contributing writer This is the International Year of the Cooperative, designated by the United Nations back in 2009. It’s not such a long way from that to…