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Fire destroys Ashford home, kills dogs

A home in the Ashford area was destroyed Monday in a fire that took the lives of six dogs belonging to the resident. The fire at 55514 315th Ave. E.…

Winter ending slowly on mountain

Even though today is the first official day of spring, most of Mount Rainier National Park is still covered with deep winter snow, including 167 inches at Paradise. But it’s…

Local Catholics exult over new pope

Catholic churches in Eatonville and the Graham area joined fellow Catholics around the world in marking the selection of a new pope last week. Jorge Mario Bergoglio, a former archbishop…

Baseball and fastpitch camp for young players

Eatonville High School’s baseball camp for youth baseball and fastpitch players, featuring instruction by the school’s coaches and players, is scheduled for April 1-2. Sessions will be held from 9…

Gardner served state and county ‘very well’

Gardner served state and county ‘very well’

Booth Gardner, who was Pierce County’s first county executive and went on to become a two-term governor of Washington, died last Friday. Gardner was 76 and had suffered from Parkinson’s…

Game On

Baseball March 20: Chimacum at Eatonville, Graham-Kapowsin at Bethel. March 22: Graham-Kapowsin at Curtis, Puyallup at Bethel (4 p.m.), Eatonville at Orting. March 23: Eatonville at Foss. March 26: Beamer…

Nisqually part of improved salmon season

HOOK AND FUR By Bob Brown The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is projecting this year’s salmon seasons will be better than last year. However, the department is…

Bethel’s pool of dreams

Bethel’s pool of dreams

Momentum is rising for Bethel School District to build a multi-million-dollar aquatic center. Decisions still must be made on what the facility would include, how much can be spent and…

Free special-needs transportation expands

Seniors, disabled persons and people with low incomes have additional transportation options with the expansion of Pierce County’s free Beyond the Borders Connector service. The increased service, which started the…

Graham-Kapowsin’s cheer squad one of state’s best

Graham-Kapowsin’s cheer squad one of state’s best

Graham-Kapowsin High School’s cheer squad earned a second-place trophy in the class 4A non-tumbling division of the state cheerleading championships at the University of Washington. Members of the squad, which…