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High adventure awaits on trail to High Rock Lookout

High adventure awaits on trail to High Rock Lookout

From the Mount Rainier Visitor Association’s blog: We’re thrilled that the great weather has brought thousands of visitors into Mt. Rainier National Park the last few weeks.  However, long lines…

Graham fire chief feels ‘blessed’

Graham fire chief feels ‘blessed’

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Graham Fire and Rescue’s new chief is a local-boy-makes-good story.. Ryan Baskett, who took over as chief in June for the the retiring Reggie Romines,…

Prosecutor: ‘Jig is up’ for ‘military mistress’

A woman is facing charges in Pierce County of bilking military members out of money in 14 states. Bobbi Ann Finley, 37, was arraigned Jume 10 in Superior Court in…

Four-way race for mayor will get down to two

Four-way race for mayor will get down to two

Eatonville voters are getting closer to picking a new mayor. Ballots will be mailed to them this Friday by the Pierce County auditor for the Aug. 6 primary election, in…

Relay for (and celebration of) Life

Relay for (and celebration of) Life

The 13th annual Relay for Life in Eatonville was held last Saturday and Sunday in warm, sunny weather that matched the dispositions of its participants. Organizers of the local fund-raising…

Tougher ‘BUI’ boating law starts July 28

Tougher ‘BUI’ boating law starts July 28

Governor Jay Inslee has signed legislation that changes Washington’s boating safety laws and gets tough on boaters operating under the influence. The changes will take effect July 28. Most notably,…

School official injured in bike marathon

A Bethel School District official was hospitalized after being injured in an accident while riding in the Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic marathon last Saturday. Jay Brower, the district’s director…

Outdoor fun the geocaching way

The 100th year of Washington’s state parks is bringing them into the wide world of geocaching. The state Parks and Recreation Commission and the Washington State Geocaching Association (WSGA) announced…

Bluegills are here, and here’s how to catch them

Bluegills are here, and here’s how to catch them

HOOK AND FUR By Bob Brown One of the most overlooked freshwater game fish is the bluegill. Because of their small size, it never has received raving reviews from the…

Lots to see on Eatonville Garden Tour

Lots to see on Eatonville Garden Tour

By Louise Carson Conributing writer  In its fifth year, the Eatonville Garden Tour features a two-day event July 20-21. The tour times are listed from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.…