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Alder Lake fire at 253 acres; evacuation alert issued

The size of a fire burning in a forested area near Alder Lake has grown beyond 250 acres and increased the potential for evacuations, officials reported Friday. No injuries or…

State paying for cemetery cleanup

State paying for cemetery cleanup

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch A quarter-million dollars in state funding has been set aside for restoration of the Washington Solders Home Cemetery in Orting, giving financial backing to the…

Day of Service remembers, beautifies

The annual 9-11 Day of Service in Eatonville is scheduled for Sept. 12, as community members will volunteer in service projects around town. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. in…

Primary election results official; on to November

Results of the primary election were certified last week by Pierce County election officials, with no changes in the outcomes as they appeared in early returns after voting ended Aug.…

Repeat: No candidates for water districts

Three water districts have no candidates for open seats in this fall’s election despite two attempts to get some. During the regular candidate filing period in May, nobody entered the…

Truly special

Truly special

A team from Eatonville competed with distinction in this year’s Special Olympics regional track meet, which leads to the question: What’s behind the local group’s success? The Eatonville Cruisers Special…

Moose calf needs a name

Northwest Trek’s animal keepers have determined the moose born July 17 at the wildlife park is a female, and now they want help naming the calf. Keepers have narrowed the…

Update on Alder Lake fire

The size of a forest fire near Alder Lake has diminished in size since Wednesday, officials reported. After by about 30 acres the day before, the area that’s affected is…

Town settles on 25 mph for residential streets

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Speed limits on residential streets in Eatonville will remain 25 miles per hour after never being enforced at a lower speed that was once approved…

2,000 tons of rock to bolster SR-7

2,000 tons of rock to bolster SR-7

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch A rural stretch of State Route 7 that was shut down last year by mudslides will be partially closed late this summer and into the…

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