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Feds sending $500,000-plus to county

Pierce County is among 38 local governments in Washington that are receiving portions of a $17.2 mllion payment from the U.S. as compensation for non-taxed federal land. The money that’s…

Highway open for Labor Day weekend

For the second time this month, a portion of State Route 7 that’s getting a slide-proofing facelift will be open – but only temporarily – to help with heavier-than-usual traffic.…

Frontier Park is versatility personified

Frontier Park is versatility personified

When the Pierce County Fair completed its annual four-day run at Frontier Park earlier this month, it marked the end of a busy stretch of high-profile activities that demonstrated the…

Fallout over candlelight vigil continues

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Police officers were heavyhanded when they broke up a candlelight vigil that was being held at an Eatonville park in memory of a teenage girl,…

Pierce Transit puts the brakes on cuts

Cuts in public bus service by Pierce Transit have been headed off by improved financial conditions for the agency. The transit Board of Commissioners voted July 31 in favor of…

Army cadets brave the gas

Army cadets brave the gas

By Sara Nahrwold Contributing writer Standing in line with their M-40 field protective gas masks suctioned tightly to their faces, 2nd Regiment Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadets waited nervously, staring…

Sept. 3 deadline for council applicants

Applications are being accepted from Eatonville residents who’d like to fill a vacancy on the Town Council. The mayor and council will appoint someone to replace former councilman Jim Valentine,…

Trust received what few others have

The Nisqually Land Trust announced last week that it has been awarded national accreditation by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, a mark achieved so far by fewer than 15 percent…

Renovated space ready for deputies

Remodeling of Eatonville Town Hall’s basement has been completed, clearing the way for a unit of the Pierce County Sheriff Department to move in this week. The 20-officer Mountain Detachment…

Come one, come all for Junk in Your Trunk

Come one, come all for Junk in Your Trunk

DaJon Barnes was happy. He’d just bought a stuffed toy for 25 cents during a visit with his mother, Maria, to the Junk in Your Trunk sale July 13 at…