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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…

Defeated candidate for mayor leaves council

Eatonville Town Councilman Jim Valentine, who ran unsuccessfully for mayor in the primary election, has resigned from the council. Valentine notified town officials last Wednesday that he was resigning. He’s…

Teen dies in high-speed crash

A teenager from Graham died in a traffic accident on State Route 161 early Thursday morning. The State Patrol identified the victim as Zachary Statezni, 18. According to troopers, Statezni…

Changing diet helps man lose almost 300 pounds

Changing diet helps man lose almost 300 pounds

By Louise Carson Contributing writer Raymond Cool, a Graham resident, is excited about his new life as “less” of a person than before he lost nearly 300 pounds. If someone…

Help asked in catching camera thieves

The Pierce County Sheriff Department and Tacoma-Pierce County Crimestoppers are asking the public for help identifying suspects responsible for stealing 11 digital cameras from the Walmart store in Spanaway. Authorities…

Free, full-day kindergarten coming to Eatonville schools

The Eatonville School District will begin offering tuition-free, all-day kindergarten for all students beginning with the start of the 2013-14 school year in September. Superintendent Krestin Bahr, who writes about…

Good times at the Art Festival

Good times at the Art Festival

Art, music and good times were in abundance last weekend during the 42nd annual Eatonville Lions Club Art Festival. From Friday through Sunday, Glacier Park in Eatonville was the scene…

Long-term unemployment benefits go as economy improves

Washington’s improving economy will force the state to give up nine weeks of long-term unemployment benefits, according to the Employment Security Department. The change will start taking effect Aug. 11.…