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Rainier $298 million behind in maintenance

Rainier $298 million behind in maintenance

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Randy King wants visitors to Mount Rainier National Park to enjoy themselves and the surroundings as much as possible, and he hopes Congress will do…

Eatonville’s Price runnerup for Daffodil queen

Rachel Price of Eatonvlle High School was the first runnerup in last Saturday’s coronation of the Daffodil Festival’s queen for 2015. The crown went to Ashley Becker, the first festival’s…

Becker hosts call-in town hall

State Sen. Randi Becker will host a town hall-style meeting by telephone April 9 for discussions of legislative issues with residents of the Second Legislative District. The interactive forum will…

Sakura to speak on WWII internment

David Sakura, whose family was among Japanese Americans relocated to a temporary detention camp at the fairgrounds in Puyallup during World War II, will give a presentation April 10 at…

‘Dedication, caring and compassion’

‘Dedication, caring and compassion’

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Through decades of discussions, planning and construction of Ashford County Park, Rick Adams was a constant catalyst for the project. And for that dedication, Pierce…

Fire victims getting help

Community members are organizing support for a Graham-area family whose home was destroyed in a fire earlier this month. An online account for financial donations has been set up at…

Plan for gravel mine getting attention

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch A proposed rock and gravel-mining operation near Eatonville is meeting some opposition as it winds its way through the public review process. Randles Sand and…

Man with nail in eye airlifted

A nail lodged behind a man’s eye resulted in an emergency helicopter flight from Eatonville to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle Thursday afternoon. The nail impaled the man’s eye socket…

Family Agency has a new director

Family Agency has a new director

Alana Smith has been named executive director of Eatonville Family Agency. Smith is the third leader of the social services agency in the past seven months. She replaces Leah Vanderstoep,…

Roadside weeds to be sprayed

Pierce County roadsides will get their annual anti-weeds makeover this spring and summer, either by the county or landowners who prefer to do it themselves. Road crews will begin applying…