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Century-old power plant may get new owner

Century-old power plant may get new owner

A power plant near Kapowsin that’s been generating electricity since 1904 may change owners in a move that its seller believes will be good for customers. Puget Sound Energy (PSE)…

What I said about my firing as fire chief

I feel I should address a misstatement in the May 22 front-page article in The Dispatch on local candidates (“Mayor will run for Town Council, not re-election”). Regarding my firing…

Part of highway closing for more slide prevention

A five-mile section of State Route 7 between Alder and La Grande was scheduled to be closed Monday afternoon and remain off-limits to motorists most of the rest of this…

Summer Science Camp in Graham

A variety of activities can be expected during Summer Science Camp 2013, which runs July 9 through Aug. 29 at Frontier Middle School in Graham. The camp is for children…

Who’s a hero? Red Cross wants to know

The American Red Cross Mount Rainier Chapter wants to honor everyday people who have performed extraordinary deeds of heroism in Pierce County. For example, Red Cross officials say: Do you…

A 52-pound striped bass? It can happen

HOOK AND FUR By Bob Brown A huge, 52-pound striped bass was recently caught in the lower Columbia River by Jason Lake, a commercial fisherman from the Lynnwood area. Jason…

Deconstructed house has a story its owner wants to hear

Deconstructed house has a story its owner wants to hear

Meryl Bernstein has a a mystery she hopes somebody can help her solve. Years ago, Bernstein bought the dismantled pieces of a log home, or cabin, that was deconstructed and…

Brown lawns at libraries will save some green

Lawns at Pierce County Library System branches will be brown this summer as a money-saving measure. A spokeswoman for the libraries (PCLS) said the grass won’t be watered at any…

Fishing derby nets some big ones

Fishing derby nets some big ones

A whopper weighing in at three pounds and eight ounces was the winner in the second annual Rainbow RV Resort fishing derby June 16 at Tanwax Lake. The prize fish…

Councilman will let ‘somebody else do it’

Councilman will let ‘somebody else do it’

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Time is marching on, and Bob Schaub wants to spend some of it on things other than government. Schaub has decided that a combined 16…