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Local projects in state budget

Local projects in state budget A new state budget is being hailed by lawmakers for its funding for public schools and local projects. Hours before a partial shutdown of state…

Hail to the student-athletes

Here’s a rundown of team and individual honors for Eatonville High School student-athletes during the 2012-13 school year. The high school career achievements of graduating seniors also are listed: ·…

Marijuana market waiting for rules

Legalized marijuana sales in Pierce County will have to wait at least a few more months while state and local officials figure out how to manage it. The County Council…

Military budget cuts impact Pierce County bases, jobs

By Don C. Brunell Military installations and defense contractors are taking the brunt of the automatic budgets cuts mandated by sequestration. Why should we care?  Washington has major bases and…

Extra zip in challenge course

Extra zip in challenge course

The challenge course at Northwest Trek has gotten zippier. Sensation, termed by Trek as the pinnacle of the four-course Zip Wild complex, opened in late May. Its thrills are suitable…

Nature walk focuses on river, salmon, land

The Van Eaton family property along the Mashel River near Eatonville will be the scene of a nature walk this Saturday hosted by Nisqually Land Trust. The one-mile walk from…

Relay for Life: $617,015 and counting

Relay for Life: $617,015 and counting

The annual Relay for Life event in Eatonville, which will be held again this Saturday and Sunday at the track and football field at Eatonville High School, has raised $617,000-plus…

Marcia Olden

Marcia Olden

Marcia JoAnne (Aus) Olden passed away on May 29, 2013 after a long time illness. Marcia was born in Tacoma, Washington on February 18, 1941 to Oliver and Marie Aus.…

Water bottler taps into county

The largest family-owned bottled water manufacturer in the United States wants to put down some roots in Pierce County. Niagara Bottling announced last week that it plans to open a…

Injured climber taken off mountain

A man from Canada had to be airlifted to a hospital after being injured in a fall while climbing Mount Rainier last Sunday. The climber suffered multiple traumatic injuries in…