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Police could have been more compassionate toward mourners

By Kevin Valentine Our community of Eatonville suffered a loss several days ago. Back on July 20, a young woman was killed in an ATV accident. It is a tragedy…

Everyone’s help made garden tour a success

As co-chair of the Eatonville Garden Tour, I want to give a huge thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s tour a success. We had a record turnout,…

Renovated space ready for deputies

Remodeling of Eatonville Town Hall’s basement has been completed, clearing the way for a unit of the Pierce County Sheriff Department to move in this week. The 20-officer Mountain Detachment…

Danger beneath melting snow bridges

A safety advisory in response to melting snow bridges and the accompanying hazards for hikers, skiers and snowshoers remained posted last week for Mount Rainier National Park. Over the Fourth…

Come one, come all for Junk in Your Trunk

Come one, come all for Junk in Your Trunk

DaJon Barnes was happy. He’d just bought a stuffed toy for 25 cents during a visit with his mother, Maria, to the Junk in Your Trunk sale July 13 at…

Defeated candidate for mayor leaves council

Eatonville Town Councilman Jim Valentine, who ran unsuccessfully for mayor in the primary election, has resigned from the council. Valentine notified town officials last Wednesday that he was resigning. He’s…

Ban on campfires canceled

If you’re planning a camping trip this weekend to a state park, include the firewood. Washington State Parks officials announced Thursday that they’ve lifted a ban on campfires in state…

Teen dies in high-speed crash

A teenager from Graham died in a traffic accident on State Route 161 early Thursday morning. The State Patrol identified the victim as Zachary Statezni, 18. According to troopers, Statezni…

Changing diet helps man lose almost 300 pounds

Changing diet helps man lose almost 300 pounds

By Louise Carson Contributing writer Raymond Cool, a Graham resident, is excited about his new life as “less” of a person than before he lost nearly 300 pounds. If someone…

Help asked in catching camera thieves

The Pierce County Sheriff Department and Tacoma-Pierce County Crimestoppers are asking the public for help identifying suspects responsible for stealing 11 digital cameras from the Walmart store in Spanaway. Authorities…