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Women sentenced in nursing case

Two women, including the former owner-operator, have pleaded guilty to charges ranging from mistreatment of a patient to Medicaid fraud at an Eatonville nursing facility. Pleas were entered last week…

Neiditz confirmed as 9-1-1 director

After waiting nearly a month to make a decision, the oversight board for Pierce County’s new 9-1-1 agency voted unanimously last week to confirm Andrew Neiditz as its first executive…

Burn ban gets tighter

Due to continuing cold weather and rising air pollution, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has elevated a burn ban in Pierce County to a more restrictive Stage 2. The…

Honor system ending for library printers

Pierce County Library System is making operational changes that officials said are helping save time and money, including the public’s access to library printers. Those changes, plus an end to…

Snowshoeing part of free-admission day

Entrance fees at Mount Rainier National Park will be waived Jan, 21 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday. The Henry M. Jackson Memorial Visitor Center…

Cruisers take down Bellevue Christian

Eatonville High School threw its weight around in Nisqually League wrestling circles last week by beating Bellevue Christian 44-30. In the league meet hosted by BC, the Cruisers were led…

Police office hours down along with budget

Police office hours down along with budget

Budget cuts are resulting in fewer hours that the Eatonville Police station is open to the public. The reduced office hours apply only to administrative services for the public, such…

Concern over air pollution brings burn ban

Due to cold, stagnant weather conditions and rising air pollution, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency issued a burn ban for Pierce County beginning last Saturday afternoon and continuing until…

‘Eraser’ propellant can keep hunting guns foul-free

HOOK AND FUR By Bob Brown Last year, the Hodgdon powder company introduced a new propellant called CFE 223. Made by St. Marks Powder in Florida, CFE stands for Copper…

The Mount Rainier factor isn’t enough to retain intellectual ‘capital’

By Michael Luis Residents of the Northwest, natives and newcomers alike, never tire of boasting about the region’s high quality of life. And this is nothing new. Promotional literature from…