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Little ones a big hit at Northwest Trek

Little ones a big hit at Northwest Trek

The month of May brought new arrivals to Northwest Trek’s famlly of wildlife. Officials at the park near Eatonville reported the births of five bison calves, one elk calf and…

School teacher dies in crash

A teacher for the Bethel School District at Frederickson Elementary School was killed in a car accident June 3. District officials confirmed that a vehicle driven by Steven McDonald collided…

A rare bird

A rare bird

By Tillie Vuksich Contributing writer Growing up, Maddie Frisell looked for adventure. She has been what some refer to as a “thrill seeker” since her childhood days in Eatonville. As…

One injury in SR-7 crash

Traffic on State Route 7 was blocked for about three hours Tuesday by an accident that sent a motorist to the hospital. According to the State Patrol, a car driven…

County Democrats host forum for state candidates

Democratic candidates in this year’s election for two state offices – auditor and commissioner of public lands – will speak and meet voters at a free forum June 9 during…

Students in national history contest in Washington, D.C.

Jenna Shields and Miya Thomas are making some history of their own. The Bethel High School students will represent Washington in the National History Day competition June 12-16 at the…

Town extends pot moratorium again

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch A moratorium against licensed marijuana businesses in Eatonville will continue another six months. The Town Council voted May 23 to extend the ban on accepting…

JROTC and volunteer ‘army’ pitch in at Soldiers Home

JROTC and volunteer ‘army’ pitch in at Soldiers Home

When they aren’t distinguishing themselves in competitions, members of the Graham-Kapowsin High School Junior ROTC are helping others. Forty-five members of the unit were among 260-plus volunteers who participated in…

No health issues for water in schools

The Eatonville and Bethel school districts have no health issues involving lead in drinking-water at their schools, officials said. Both districts reported in May that any lead in the water…

‘Sobering’ report on homelessness

A headcount on a winter day brought the extent of rising homelessness in Pierce County into focus. On Jan. 29, nearly 2,000 people were homeless. About one-third of them had…