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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…

Sensation lived up to its name

Sensation lived up to its name

The thrills were zipping along at Northwest Trek this summer. More than 10,000 people have tackled the Zip Wild challenge courses among the trees at the wildlife park. Approximately 1,000…

Bethel School Board getting new member

Voters in the Bethel School District have a choice to make in the general election this fall: Do they want a new School Board member who’s a lawyer and an…

Community and disabilities blend in Fall Fest

“To enhance ability awareness to focus on what people can do, rather than on what they can’t do.” That’s the mission statement that Fall Fest will carry out this Saturday…

Eatonville teen advances on ‘The Voice’

Emily Randolph, a 15-year-old Eatonville resident, has made it through the first round of a nationally televised singing competition. In a recorded episode Tuesday of “The Voice,” Randolph was invited…

Government shutdown closes park

Mount Rainier National Park is closed as a result of the federal government shutdown that began at midnight Tuesday. All national parks are closed to the public. Guests in lodging…

Tornado strikes Frederickson; no injuries

A storm that added to record amounts of rain in the Puget Sound region Monday also spawned a rare tornado in the Frederickson that damaged buildings and railroad cars. No…