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Ban on wood fires ordered

Due to stagnant weather conditions and rising air pollution, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency on Nov. 18 ordered a Stage 2 burn ban in Pierce County. The ban on…

OK of fire levy expected

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Graham Fire and Rescue’s levy is headed for approval after rising from the ashes of an initial defeat. Ballots from the general election that were…

Street Talk: Higher park fees

Street Talk: Higher park fees

The National Park Service is considering raising user fees. How would a $10 increase in entry and camping fees at Mount Rainier National Park affect you? Sarah Boettcher: “We would…

Coho catches as good as can be

Coho catches about as good as can be By Bob Brown Anglers fishing the Cowlitz River sure haven’t had anything to complain about lately. For the past couple of weeks,…

Thank yourself for lower gas prices

By Don C. Brunell It’s often difficult to connect the dots, to show people how the global marketplace affects their daily lives. But plunging gasoline prices are giving Americans a…

Kids eating veggies? Easier said than done

HERE TO HELP By Tillie Vuksich Dear Tillie, I need some advice on how to get my kids to eat their vegetables. Our kids are super picky. I wish I…

Unregulated water supply has E.coli

Unregulated water supply has E.coli

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Health officials say a roadside source of water near Ohop Lake is tainted with E.coli and are trying to stop people from drinking it. The…

Nisqually commercial zones under review

Land-use zoning in the Nisqually River valley area could change as a result of a state-mandated review by Pierce County officials. County planners have scheduled a public meeting in Ashford…

Edwards (again) keeps Eagles going

As he has all season, Shannon Edwards came up big Saturday for Graham-Kapowsin, and as a result, the Eagles are in the quarterfinals of the 4A state high school football…

Eatonville marches into quarterfinals

Cruisers take Wright path to quarterfinals George Tomal had such an impact on the Evergreen League regular season that coaches of the league’s football teams named him its Most Valuable…