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Road closure would help manufacturer expand

Pierce County may decide in about two months whether to close part of a county road in Frederickson as part of a manufacturer’s plans to expand its plant. James Hardie…

All grown up with some place to go

All grown up with some place to go

Two more moose are “loose” in the free-roaming area of Northwest Trek, starting the latest chapters in their lives that took a turn for the better when the orphaned animals…

Doc makes house calls for furry patients

Dr. Sue Preston calls her new veterinary practice Vet in Motion. Her patients, if they could talk, might call it the pet de-stresser. Instead of people taking their dogs and…

County among least healthy places for low-income

Bad-diet issues for low-income Pierce County is one of the worst places in the state for healthy diets among certain segments of the population, according to health authorities. The recently…

Wine and brew festival in Ashford

Wine and brew festival in Ashford

The grape, suds and even chocolate will be the stars at the fourth annual spring Road to Paradise Wine and Brew Festival this Saturday in Ashford. From 2 to 8…

Final fund-raising push for theater

A fund-raising drive to help keep the Roxy Theater in Eatonville open is nearing the end, and organizers are optimistic. Karen Woodcock, part of a community group called Save the…

County-owned ice rink saving $98,000 annually

Sprinker Recreation Center’s ice rink, which serves thousands of users every year, has won Pierce County’s “Biggest Energy Loser” award for 2012 by cutting its energy use in half. The…

102,000-plus turn out for Spring Fair

102,000-plus turn out for Spring Fair

People in six-figure numbers braved intermittent rain and chilly temperatures to attend the Spring Fair in Puyallup last week. Fair officials reported attendance of 102,090 during the four-day run that…

Superintendent finalists have followed similar paths

The three people hoping to become the next superintendent of Eatonville School District have similar backgrounds and experience, ranging from teaching to high-ranking administrative roles in education. The School Board…

She helps others find happiness despite hardship

She helps others find happiness despite hardship

By Ruth Ferris Contributing writer For clients and staff at Eatonville Family Agency, the presence of Bonnie Pulliam is often what greets them as they enter its doors. A big…