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Century-old power plant may get new owner

Century-old power plant may get new owner

A power plant near Kapowsin that’s been generating electricity since 1904 may change owners in a move that its seller believes will be good for customers. Puget Sound Energy (PSE)…

Part of highway closing for more slide prevention

A five-mile section of State Route 7 between Alder and La Grande was scheduled to be closed Monday afternoon and remain off-limits to motorists most of the rest of this…

Summer Science Camp in Graham

A variety of activities can be expected during Summer Science Camp 2013, which runs July 9 through Aug. 29 at Frontier Middle School in Graham. The camp is for children…

Who’s a hero? Red Cross wants to know

The American Red Cross Mount Rainier Chapter wants to honor everyday people who have performed extraordinary deeds of heroism in Pierce County. For example, Red Cross officials say: Do you…

Deconstructed house has a story its owner wants to hear

Deconstructed house has a story its owner wants to hear

Meryl Bernstein has a a mystery she hopes somebody can help her solve. Years ago, Bernstein bought the dismantled pieces of a log home, or cabin, that was deconstructed and…

Brown lawns at libraries will save some green

Lawns at Pierce County Library System branches will be brown this summer as a money-saving measure. A spokeswoman for the libraries (PCLS) said the grass won’t be watered at any…

Councilman will let ‘somebody else do it’

Councilman will let ‘somebody else do it’

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Time is marching on, and Bob Schaub wants to spend some of it on things other than government. Schaub has decided that a combined 16…

Fire breaks out at airport hangar

A fire that started Friday afternoon while fuel was being drained from an airplane inside a hangar at Swanson Field in Eatonville destroyed the building and the aircraft. There were…

Authorities urge caution with fireworks

The Pierce County fire marshal, using last year as an example of why, reminds the public to celebrate the Fourth of July safely. Last year, Pierce County hospitals treated 34…

Be safe in the heat

This week began with an excessive-heat warning for Pierce County from the National Weather Service. The warning was in effect through Monday, when a second consecutive day 90-degree weather. And…