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Tour de Pierce ready to roll

Pierce County Parks and Recreation is in the stretch run of organizing this year’s Tour de Pierce bicycle ride. The June 30 event again will include 30-mile and 50-mile marked…

Retirement delayed for interim job

Eatonville School District superintendent Rich Stewart put his retirement plans on hold last week by accepting an appointment to be interim superintendent of Chimacum School District. Officials in the Chimacum…

Fastpitch honors for Cruisers, Braves

Fastpitch honors for Cruisers, Braves

Four local high school fastpitch players, headed by Nisqually League Most Valuable Player K.K. Voss of Eatonville, were named to the first teams of the respective all-league teams for the…

Business and union challenges

As always, I enjoy the editorials from Don C. Brunell and Adele Ferguson. I am sorry that the Teen Focus column is being discontinued. In response to the gentleman of…

Cruisers in Washington-Idaho hoops showcase

Two members of Eatonville High School’s 2012-13 girls basketball team and their coach will participate in a two-state all-star game Saturday. Hailey Latherow, who graduated this month, and KK Voss,…

Cancer-stricken black bear euthanized

A black bear at Northwest Trek that had terminal cancer for nearly two years was euthanized last week. The 22-year-old female bear suffered from a mammary gland tumor, first diagnosed…

Ranger was ‘desensitized’ to danger

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch A Mount Rainier National Park ranger fell to his death last year while helping rescue mountain climbers because he’d become “desensitized” to the dangers in…

Graduates: Enjoy high school, because it goes quickly

Graduates: Enjoy high school, because it goes quickly

By Shannon Hirska Contributing writer An unprecedented total of five students earned the title of valedictorian at Eatonville High School for the class of 2013. Josh Bennett, Zach Fairhart, Ryan…

Allergy season in full bloom

By Lawrence Larson Contributing writer Every year, when the buds begin to sprout on the flowering pear tree outside my office, people soon show up inside my office with runny…

Ticks are unfortunate part of the outdoors

HOOK AND FUR By Bob Brown Unlike the northeastern, mid-Atlantic and north central states, Washington is not inundated with ticks and has relatively few cases of tick-borne disease. But each…

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