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New results have Graham fire levy passing

An updated tally of votes from the general election has Graham Fire and Rescue’s levy passing after earlier returns put it on the losing side. Results announced Thursday night by…

County Council goes to Ashford for rural input

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch The Pierce County Council took its roadshow to Ashford this month to hear about life and citizens’ concerns in one of its rural constituencies. The…

Road crews practice for nasty roads

Road crews practice for nasty roads

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch If you think the weather has been a little dicey lately with wind and rain, wait until the heart of winter in a few months.…

Where the fish are

HOOK AND FUR By Bob Brown Salmon and steelhead are inundating the Cowlitz River and producing some of the best fishing in years. During Oct. 13- 19, Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery…

Milestone year for disabled

Oct. 26 was the day of the Special Olympics bowling tournament. This has been an exciting few weeks for our girls, ages 19 and 22, and their first independent outings.…

Patricia Catherine Mettler

Patricia Catherine Mettler

Patricia Catherine Mettler, age 71, of Eatonville, Washington, passed away October 26 after a 10-month battle with cancer. Pat was born on November 18, 1942 to Ernest and Mildred Christian…

Graham fire levy too close to call

Depending on one’s perspective, Graham Fire and Rescue’s levy is close to passing or close to failing on its second try. The four-year, $11 million maintenance and operations measure received…

Wilcox, Hunt stay in Legislature

Wilcox, Hunt stay in Legislature

The Republican incumbents are winning the general-election contests for state representative in the Second District. J.T. Wilcox, who is seeking his third two-year term, was well ahead of Steven Nielson…

Eatonville rejects public safety levy

A request by town officials in Eatonville for more property taxes to pay for public safety is being rejected by voters. In unofficial results from the general election that ended…

Lineberry the choice for county judge

Jeanette Lineberry, a former deputy prosecutor for Pierce County, is leading a race for District Court judge in results from the general election. Lineberry had 58 percent of votes in…