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Bethel, G-K and SL student-athletes commit to colleges

Seven student-athletes at high schools in the Bethel School District are among some of the latest to sign letters of intent with colleges to continue their academic and athletic careers.…

Eatonville saying goodbye to Nisqually League

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch A year-long study has led to a decision that will put Eatonville High School’s sports teams in a league with schools in towns ranging from…

Sensible changes for school sports

As a 1960s-era alumnus of Columbia Crest and Eatonville High School living near Weyerhaeuser, surrounded by former classmates, it occurred to me many of us graduated eighth grade from all…

Fire damages house near Clear Lake

A fire that started with creosote from the chimney damaged a Clear Lake-area home in the pre-dawn last Saturday morning. The blaze in the 3600 block of Clear Lake West…

Ashford part of Parks Appreciation Day

Parks Appreciation Day will be observed April 26 in Pierce County with organized work parties for volunteers at 50 locations, including Ashford County Park. From 9 a.m. to 12 noon,…

Cruisers third at halfway point

An 11-1 loss to Orting last Friday capped a week of baseball for Eatonville High School in which the Cruisers split a pair of Nisqually League contests and found themselves…

Mount Rainier admission free through April 27

National Park Week is being observed at Mount Rainier National Park with free admission through April 27. Vehicle fees for entering the park will be waived during the period that…

Visitor spending felt here

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Mount Rainier National Park and the surrounding area shared in $419 million spent by visitors to national parks in Washington in 2012. That’s part of…

Northwest Trek projects face voters

Voters in Tacoma’s Metropolitan Parks District are deciding a $191 million bond measure that would include funding for new facilities at Northwest Trek near Eatonville. The vote-by-mail election will end…

Eyman and followers are bankrupting state

The purpose of this letter is to call your attention to a financial tragedy unfolding now in the state of Washington. I discovered this financial event as part of research…