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Rocks close Westside Road at mountain

Rocks close Westside Road at mountain

The Westside Road, in Mount Rainier National Park, near the park’s southwest entrance, has been closed to the public until further notice due to a rockfall involving truck-sized boulders that…

Murder-suicide in Eatonville

Murder-suicide in Eatonville

Two people are dead in Eatonville after an apparent murder-suicide Thursday morning. According to the Pierce County Sheriff Department, a 40-year-old man shot his 37-year-old wife at their home on…

G-K, Eatonville out of playoffs

Graham-Kapowsin and Eatonville are out of the high school baseball playoffs after losses Tuesday. Olympia ended G-K’s season 3-1 in the 4A West Central District tournament, while Nooksack Valley eliminated…

Columbia Crest: Better students through STEM

By Angie Ellenbecker Contributing writer On March 26, the Eatonville School Board approved Columbia Crest to become a K-8 STEM school. Columbia Crest will now serve kindergarten through eighth-grade students,…

Big meets this week for track teams

Eatonville will host the District 3 championships, and Graham-Kapowsin, Bethel and Spanaway Lake will compete in the South Puget Sound League 4A sub-district meet as high school track teams enter…

District playoffs for Eatonville

Eatonville’s Cruisers will face Nooksack Valley Tuesday in the 1A Tri-District high school baseball playoffs after playing their way in with a doubleheader sweep of Vashon last weekend. Nooksack Valley…

Election takes shape as candidates begin filing

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Candidates are starting the races for offices that will be on the ballot in this fall’s election. The five-day filing period for candidates is May…

New principal hired for Eatonville High

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch John Colgan, who is an assistant principal at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma and has worked in locales as varied as Taiwan and eastern…

Cruisers fall to Rochester

Rochester scored nine runs in the fifth inning on its way to a 17-3 victory over Eatonville in a high school fastpitch game Wednesday. Jaelin Lancaster had two hits and…

You can be a Hunger Hero in campaign to fill empty shelves

By Ruth Ferris Hunger. There was a time when everyone reading this would immediately resonate with that word with a physical response, knowing in their bodies what that felt like.…