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Town’s power will be out eight hours for maintenance

Customers of the town of Eatonville’s municipal electricity system will be without power for eight hours on Sept. 12 while Bonneville Power Administration conducts scheduled maintenance on a transformer at…

Graham-packaged pork recalled

Kapowsin Meats, a Graham-based meat supplier, is recalling approximately 523,000 pounds of pork products that may be contaminated with salmonella, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced last Friday. The business…

Weekend wind knocks out power, closes Northwest Trek

Pierce County was among the areas where Puget Sound Energy customers were without electricity last weekend as a result of wind storms. A spokesman for the utility (PSE) said crews…

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…