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Town and tribe celebrate the salmon

Town and tribe celebrate the salmon

By Joan Cronk Contributing writer Last Saturday at Mill Pond Park in Eatonville, it was all about salmon. The day started out foggy everywhere but the park, where the sun…

Election ballots mailed; due back by Nov. 5

Election ballots mailed; due back by Nov. 5

Ballots for the general election have been mailed to Pierce County voters. Now it’s up to them if there’s at least a 46 percent voter turnout, as projected by the…

Libraries have help for insurance questions

People can find help with the Affordable Care Act from free resources and events at branches of the Pierce County Library System, including Graham and Eatonville. In partnership with the…

Saving tiny rabbits earns big award

Saving tiny rabbits earns big award

Northwest Trek Wildlife Park’s effort to save Columbia Basin pygmy rabbits has earned national notice. The wildlife park near Eatonville and Oregon Zoo jointly received the prestigious North American Conservation…

Race for mayor enters stretch run

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Gordon Bowman, who sees potential for economic growth in Eatonville that includes fast food, and Mike Schaub, who envisions better fiscal health for the town,…

Eatonville School Board incumbent has challenger

A race for School Board between a five-year incumbent and a former educator for the district faces voters in the Eatonville School District in the general election. Ronda Litzenberger, who…

Government shutdown ends, park reopens

Mount Rainier National Park reopened Thursday morning to visitors after a budget stalemate between Congress and the White House ended Wednesday with an agreement that ended a 16-day shutdown of…

Salmon Fest celebrates community’s finned friends

Salmon Fest celebrates community’s finned friends

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch The salmon won’t be all that return in the years ahead if the Eatonville Salmon Fest this Saturday has its way. The day-long event, featuring…

Schrimpsher named to Town Council

James Schrimpsher has been appointed to the Eatonville Town Council. Schrimpsher, who will a vacancy created by the resignation in August of Jim Valentine, was chosen by a vote of…

Morton’s Roxy on film-conversion drive

The Roxy Theater in Morton may stop showing movies if it can’t raise enough money to convert to a digital projection system. The theater, which is operated on a non-profit…