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Who’s a hero? Red Cross wants to know

The American Red Cross Mount Rainier Chapter wants to honor everyday people who have performed extraordinary deeds of heroism in Pierce County. For example, Red Cross officials say: Do you…

Deconstructed house has a story its owner wants to hear

Deconstructed house has a story its owner wants to hear

Meryl Bernstein has a a mystery she hopes somebody can help her solve. Years ago, Bernstein bought the dismantled pieces of a log home, or cabin, that was deconstructed and…

Brown lawns at libraries will save some green

Lawns at Pierce County Library System branches will be brown this summer as a money-saving measure. A spokeswoman for the libraries (PCLS) said the grass won’t be watered at any…

Councilman will let ‘somebody else do it’

Councilman will let ‘somebody else do it’

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Time is marching on, and Bob Schaub wants to spend some of it on things other than government. Schaub has decided that a combined 16…

Fire breaks out at airport hangar

A fire that started Friday afternoon while fuel was being drained from an airplane inside a hangar at Swanson Field in Eatonville destroyed the building and the aircraft. There were…

Authorities urge caution with fireworks

The Pierce County fire marshal, using last year as an example of why, reminds the public to celebrate the Fourth of July safely. Last year, Pierce County hospitals treated 34…

Be safe in the heat

This week began with an excessive-heat warning for Pierce County from the National Weather Service. The warning was in effect through Monday, when a second consecutive day 90-degree weather. And…

Hope for high school dropouts

High school dropouts in the Eatonville School District can still graduate by tapping into some extra help. The district is working with American Academy, a Utah-based company that offers its…

Party Patrols stopping underage drinkers

Authorities and volunteers throughout Pierce County are waging their annual crackdown on underage drinking at parties by teenagers this summer. The Party Intervention Patrol uses police, chemical-dependency professionals and parent…

Body on mountain trail a suicide victim

A man who was found dead Thursday on a trail at Mount Rainier National Park was a suicide victim, according to park officials. Park visitors reported finding the man’s body…