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Mountain visits could cost more

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Don’t be surprised if visitors start paying more next year to enter and camp at Mount Rainier National Park. The National Park Service has asked…

Town shuffles chiefs and budget again

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch The latest attempt by town officials to make public safety in Eatonville affordable is to replace the full-time fire chief with one contracted from another…

County unemployment 6.1 percent

August’s unemployment rate in Pierce County was higher than the statewide average and matched the national level, state officials reported. The 6.1 percent jobless rate was the same as the…

Salmon Fest needs volunteers

Salmon Fest needs volunteers

Organizers of the second annual Eatonville Salmon Fest are recruiting volunteers to help with activities during the Oct. 18 event. The public and representatives of organizations from around the South…

Community meeting on schools’ plan

Eatonville School District’s strategic plan will be the subject of a community meeting with the School Board Oct. 8 at Weyerhaeuser Elementary School. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m.…

$100,000 to buy technology could be in school’s future

$100,000 to buy technology could be in school’s future

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch A big surprise for Elissa Dornan could become an even bigger thrill for the Graham school where she teaches. Rocky Ridge Elementary School is the…

McCarthy focuses on jail, mental health

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy wants the county to hire more people to help deal with mental health issues and prisoners. In her proposed budget…

Forum for state rep candidates

Candidates for the Legislature in the upcoming general election will answer citizens’ questions and discuss education-related issues during a forum Oct. 6 at Eatonville High School. The event is scheduled…

Fall Fest: An event for everyone

If it’s October, this must be Fall Fest. The sixth annual community event for all ages and abilities will be staged again this Saturday at Eatonville Middle School. From 11…

Free community dinner at Bethel school

The first of two free community dinners hosted by Bethel School District is scheduled for this Friday at Bethel Middle School. From 5 to 7 p.m., the community can meet…