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Eatonville has a trail to somewhere

Eatonville has a trail to somewhere

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch The Bud Blancher Trail is open for business – the hiking, biking and running kind of business. Eatonville town officials, other dignitaries and community members…

Ban on wood fires ordered

Due to stagnant weather conditions and rising air pollution, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency on Nov. 18 ordered a Stage 2 burn ban in Pierce County. The ban on…

OK of fire levy expected

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Graham Fire and Rescue’s levy is headed for approval after rising from the ashes of an initial defeat. Ballots from the general election that were…

Kids eating veggies? Easier said than done

HERE TO HELP By Tillie Vuksich Dear Tillie, I need some advice on how to get my kids to eat their vegetables. Our kids are super picky. I wish I…

Unregulated water supply has E.coli

Unregulated water supply has E.coli

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Health officials say a roadside source of water near Ohop Lake is tainted with E.coli and are trying to stop people from drinking it. The…

Nisqually commercial zones under review

Land-use zoning in the Nisqually River valley area could change as a result of a state-mandated review by Pierce County officials. County planners have scheduled a public meeting in Ashford…

American Legion remembers veterans

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch A Veterans Day observance Tuesday in Eatonville was hosted by the American Legion post that once was named for the town’s only known resident to…

No Ebola in county resident

Health officials have cleared a Pierce County resident of possibly having the Ebola virus. The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department announced Wednesday that the person had no fever or Ebola symptoms…

One hurt in freeway crash

A 79-year-old Spanaway woman escaped injury in a three-vehicle accident Monday on Interstate 5 in Tacoma that sent one motorist to the hospital. The State Patrol reported that the accident…

Laughter on a ‘Shoestring’

Laughter on a ‘Shoestring’

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Audiences can expect the unexpected during performances this week of “Shoestring Theatre” at Eatonville High School. That’s the word from Bethany Padgett, who’s part of…