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Mountain roadwork resumes

Work on the Nisqually to Paradise road at Mount Rainier National Park has resumed, and returning with it are likely driving delays for park visitors. After a summer break, crews…

Health Department wants to regulate vaping

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch E-cigarettes in Pierce County may be put under the same restrictions as tobacco products because of what health authorities describe as similar health risks. The…

Non-compliant woodstoves banned

After today, uncertified wood-burning stoves are illegal in parts of Pierce County. A new rule that takes effect Oct. 1 applies only in the Tacoma-Pierce County smoke reduction zone, which…

Fun but serious Fall Fest in its eighth year

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch The fun and games of Fall Fest this Saturday will be accompanied by a serious message. Organizers of the annual event in Eatonville say its…

ABC Day salutes communities

The seventh annual All Bethel Community (ABC) Day will be held Oct. 3 at Bethel High School. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the free event will showcase the talents…

Now you see it …

Now you see it …

Plenty of south Pierce County residents watched the lunar eclipse Sunday night. Views like this of the shadowed moon rising behind Mount Rainier attracted throngs at Clear Lake and the…

Student-artist wins fair’s Best of Show

Austin Jarman of Graham-Kapowsin High School has won the Best of Show award in this year’s Washington State Fair Junior-Senior High School Art Show. Jarman’s award is among 64 that…

County Council taking road show to Eatonville

The Pierce County Council will hold a meeting next week in Eatonville as part of what council members call an effort to make government more accessible to more people. The…

Police looking for ‘dangerous’ armed robber

Police looking for ‘dangerous’ armed robber

Authorities are offering a reward and asking for the public’s help in catching a man suspected of robbing a Spanaway business at gunpoint. An arrest warrant has been issued for…

Strengthening ‘our community and our nation’

Strengthening ‘our community and our nation’

By Daishan Roach Contributing writer Spirits were high as a little over 150 people, old and young alike and including veterans and several members of South Pierce Fire and Rescue,…