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Burn ban is over

Due to improvements in air quality and rain, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has lifted a Stage 1 burn ban in Pierce County.  The change took effect Tuesday at…

Game On

BOYS BASKETBALL Jan. 22: Eatonville at Wright, Graham-Kapowsin at Federal Way, Beamer at Bethel Jan. 25: Beamer at Graham-Kapowsin, Rogers at Bethel, Eatonville at Cedar Park Christian Jan. 29: Bethel…

Lend your voice (and ears) to debate over gray wolves

HOOK AND FUR By Bob Brown Management and recovery of gray wolves in Washington and other western states will be the topic of three public meetings hosted by the Washington…

Smith rejoins Bethel board

Smith rejoins Bethel board

Warren Smith, returning to an office he held once before, formally joined the Bethel School Board Jan. 8 during a swearing-in ceremony at a board meeting. Smith was appointed by…

Budget issues dominating in Legislature

The 2013 session of the Legislature opened last week in Olympia with budget issues – such as court-mandated funding for public schools and the ever-present debate over taxes – expected…

Graham deputy fire chief retiring from ‘greatest job in the world’

Graham deputy fire chief retiring from ‘greatest job in the world’

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch For someone who thought he was signing up for something else, fire protection has been very good to Gary Franz. Graham Fire and Rescue’s deputy…

Cruisers fall to Vashon

Vashon topped Eatonville 39-34 in a Nisqually League high school wrestling meet last Thursday. Here are the match-by-match results: 106 pounds: Preston Petersen (V) won by forfeit. 113: Chase Wickman…

Let’s stop teenage drinking and driving before it’s too late

By Sharon Foster and Michael Langer  The recent deaths of three Washington teens – a 14-year-old Bellingham girl, a 17-year-old boy in Shoreline, and an 18-year-old Washington State University student…

Camp Muir changes get go-ahead

Camp Muir changes get go-ahead

A makeover of Camp Muir at the 10,000-feet level of Mount Rainier is scheduled for the next few years following an environmental approval of the project. The National Park Service…

Night of the double victory

The Nisqually League high school basketball doubleheader at Eatonville High School Jan. 11 between the Cruisers and Seattle Christian was doubly successful for the hosts – and also highly thrilling…