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Teen survives 100-foot fall

The victim of a 100-foot fall last Friday at Mashel Falls near Eatonville reportedly is recovering and out of the hospital. First-responders were called to the scene at 6:30 p.m.…

Farmers market in Spanaway

The Del’s Feed and Farm Supply store in Spanaway will host a farmers market July 25, with locally grown produce and other seasonal products of local farmers on sale from…

Levy would support emergency medical services

By next week, voters in Fire District 23 near Mount Rainier will be deciding the outcome of the district’s request for funding via property taxes for emergency medical services. The…

Relay for Life does laps around cancer

Relay for Life  does laps around cancer

The annual Relay for Life fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society drew 14 teams and 88 participants to the track and football field at Eatonville High School July 11-12. Among…

Referendum against county project makes ballot

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch A citizen-sponsored referendum that could put an end to plans for a $230 million Pierce County government office building has qualified for a yea or…

Caregiver accused of murder after client dies

A Spanaway caregiver is facing criminal charges in connection with the death of a man in his care. Larry John Lee, 50, pleaded not guilty in Pierce County Superior Court…

Town keeps the lid on pot industry

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Eatonville’s ban of licensed marijuana sales will continue while differences over controls on the industry are sorted out. The Town Council voted June 22 to…

Hot times putting a dent in water use

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Water suppliers in south Pierce County, faced with hot, dry weather that shows no sign of chilling out soon, are asking customers to either stop…

It’s a free concert on Fridays

A series of free outdoor concerts on Friday evenings at Meridian Habitat Park in South Hill will start July 10 with the Fabulous Murphtones, a five-member band that plays rock…

Fires didn’t take holiday off

As expected, the Fourth of July holiday weekend was filled with accidental fires in south Pierce County – where, like everywhere else regionally and statewide, hot and dry conditions created…