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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…

Seein’ in the rain

Seein’ in the rain

By Joan Cronk Contributing writer The 11th annual Hi-Tech Collision Classic Car and Truck Show at Sprinker Recreation Center was not for the faint of heart this year. Steady rain…

Mayor would return to Town Council

Ray Harper wants to step down as mayor of Eatonville and return to his previous position as a Town Council member. Bob Walter wants to become a council member. One…

Clock ticking for pet license ‘amnesty’

Pet owners in Graham, Elbe, Ashford, Spanaway and other unincorporated areas of Pierce County have the rest of October to license their dogs and cats and avoid late fees. “October…

Princess hopefuls ready for a crowning moment

Princess hopefuls ready for a crowning moment

Eatonville High School’s Daffodil Festival princess for 2014 will be chosen next Tuesday. Nine young women, all seniors, are in the running. One will be crowned at 7 p.m. in…

Higher rates for natural gas proposed

Puget Sound Energy’s natural gas customers in Graham, Spanaway, Eatonville, Kapowsin and elsewhere in Pierce County may see higher bills in about a month. The utility last week filed a…

Deadlock so far on council appointment

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch An appointment to an empty Eatonville Town Council seat must wait after council members were split on all three applicants. Adam Norton, James Schrimpsher and…

Highway near La Grande reopens early

A five-mile section of State Route 7 in the Alder Canyon area near La Grande has reopened to traffic after a three-month closure while crews built a wall to stabilize…