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Smaller crowds expected at park

The fewer people the better is how some visitors prefer Mount Rainier National Park. And for them, a good time of year is coming up. Park officials note that with…

Not this time for wildfire

This summer’s rash of wildfires in eastern Washington almost got the Eatonville Fire Department involved for the second year in a row. The agency was asked in July to assist…

You go, toads

You go, toads

They’re small enough to almost disappear in a human’s hand, but Western toads are a big deal at Northwest Trek. In recent weeks, thousands of the tiny, fragile toads –…

What you do after the fish is caught is a matter of taste

HOOK AND FUR By Bob Brown It is amazing how many articles have been published on how to catch particular species of fish, and equally how few have been written…

Feds sending $500,000-plus to county

Pierce County is among 38 local governments in Washington that are receiving portions of a $17.2 mllion payment from the U.S. as compensation for non-taxed federal land. The money that’s…

Worry about medical records

Are your medical records secure? I am a pilot, and recently the FAA contacted me and wanted specific information on some prescription medications they said I had taken. I looked…

Girls’ volleyball league registering

Registration for the RAGE Girls Volleyball League in the Spanaway-Parkland and Puyallup areas will be held on Sept. 14 at Puyallup High School from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and…

Highway open for Labor Day weekend

For the second time this month, a portion of State Route 7 that’s getting a slide-proofing facelift will be open – but only temporarily – to help with heavier-than-usual traffic.…

Frontier Park is versatility personified

Frontier Park is versatility personified

When the Pierce County Fair completed its annual four-day run at Frontier Park earlier this month, it marked the end of a busy stretch of high-profile activities that demonstrated the…

Quarter-midget racing produces speedy laps and family bonding

Quarter-midget racing produces speedy laps and family bonding

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch The way Bryan Gee sees it, some of the most fun a family can have on four wheels is in quarter-midget racing. Kids, moms and…

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