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Fire chief bids farewell

Fire chief bids farewell

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Reggie Romines thought he was going to be an accountant until he started calling a fire station home. Forty years later, Romines is settling into…

Pierce Transit cuts three months away

It’s official: Riders of Pierce Transit buses will start feeling the effects of major cuts in service by this fall. The agency’s Board of Commissioners, in a vote June 10,…

Retirement delayed for interim job

Eatonville School District superintendent Rich Stewart put his retirement plans on hold last week by accepting an appointment to be interim superintendent of Chimacum School District. Officials in the Chimacum…

Cancer-stricken black bear euthanized

A black bear at Northwest Trek that had terminal cancer for nearly two years was euthanized last week. The 22-year-old female bear suffered from a mammary gland tumor, first diagnosed…

Ranger was ‘desensitized’ to danger

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch A Mount Rainier National Park ranger fell to his death last year while helping rescue mountain climbers because he’d become “desensitized” to the dangers in…

Graduates: Enjoy high school, because it goes quickly

Graduates: Enjoy high school, because it goes quickly

By Shannon Hirska Contributing writer An unprecedented total of five students earned the title of valedictorian at Eatonville High School for the class of 2013. Josh Bennett, Zach Fairhart, Ryan…

Allergy season in full bloom

By Lawrence Larson Contributing writer Every year, when the buds begin to sprout on the flowering pear tree outside my office, people soon show up inside my office with runny…

Community garden hosts food drive, open house

The Eatonville Family Agency and Mountain Community Garden have joined to fight hunger and provide more nutritious options at the local food bank.   This Saturday, from 10 a.m. to…

Relatives Raising Children: Changing lives ‘dramatically’

Relatives Raising Children: Changing lives ‘dramatically’

By Joan Cronk Contributing writer The lives of family members who are taking care of a child who is not their own are turned upside down – quickly. These generous…

School board seat gets a candidate

An extended filing period has produced a candidate for an Eatonvlile School Board seat that initially had no one running in this fall’s election. John Lambrecht, a Roy-area resident, submitted…