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Resolved: Live healthier, but how?

Resolved: Live healthier, but how?

By Taryn West Contributing writer As another year rolls around, many of us stand determined to tackle another New Year’s resolution related to our health and well-being. We set goals…

Update due on mountain-area resort project

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch The future of the Mount Rainier Resort at Park Junction may become clearer after a public hearing next week to check on the project’s progress.…

County’s homeless survey Jan. 23-24

The Tacoma-Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness is recruiting for 100 volunteers to conduct the county’s annual survey of homeless populations on Jan. 23-24. Data from the survey provides a…

Instant fame for baby Easton

Instant fame for baby Easton

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Easton Jackson Zimmerman’s birth about an hour after midnight on New Year’s Day was a little later than his parents hoped but soon enough for…

Voter registration deadline is Jan. 13

Jan. 13 is the deadline for eligible voters to register for the special election in February, which will include levies for the Bethel and Eatonville school districts. You can register…

Bethel district hosts levy forums

The first of three community forums hosted by Bethel School District to explain its upcoming levies is scheduled for Thursday at Graham-Kapowsin High School. Starting at 7 p.m., district officials…

These pardners have a rootin’ tootin’ time

These pardners have a rootin’ tootin’ time

By Jim Bryant Contributing writer The marshal stood on the train platform with his shiny badge glistening on his vest. He nodded on my approach and smiled into the camera…

Walter joins council he’s been watching

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Bob Walter is moving from a seat in the audience at Eatonville Town Council meetings to one on the council. Walter, who has regularly attended…

Pierce unemployment at 7.4 percent

Pierce County’s unemployment rate in November was 7.4 percent, according to the state Employment Security Department. November is the most recent month for which statistics are available from the department,…

2013 rewind: The year in local news

2013 rewind: The year in local news

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Time flew last year. It doesn’t seem that long ago that 2013 was ringing in, but here we are 12 months later with a new…