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Four in race to become new mayor

Four people – two of them Town Council members, plus the elected town treasurer and an ex-fire chief – hope to replace Eatonville Mayor Ray Harper, who won’t run for…

Former State Patrol chief tapped for county post

Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy has named Lowell Porter, former chief of the State Patrol, to lead the county’s Department of Emergency Management. Porter succeeds Steve Bailey, who retired in…

And baby makes 17

And baby makes 17

A wobbly-legged baby bison was born April 28 at Northwest Trek, becoming the 17th bison at the Eatonville-area wildlife park. There’s also a new lamb – born May 6 –…

Park trims visitor center and camping

Two popular campgrounds will open later, a visitor center won’t open at all, and fewer people will be working at Mount Rainier National Park this summer as a result of…

National spotlight on libraries’ literacy work

National spotlight on libraries’ literacy work

Pierce County Library System’s efforts to advance early learning and be a “cornerstone of the communty” had the attention last Wednesday of the nation, including the president’s wife. During a…

Student-produced documentary stirs environmental concscience

Student-produced documentary stirs environmental concscience

By Leah Traxel Contributing writer When rain falls on natural soil, it gets soaked up by the land and filtered as it sinks underground. However, on paved roads and urbanized…

For 87th year, Community Day unites schools and public

For 87th year, Community Day unites schools and public

Nearly 90 years of community togetherness had its latest incarnation last Friday during Community Day in Eatonville. The 87th annual event, sponsored by Eatonville School District, featured dancing, displays, awards…

Add radiology assistants to Medicare?

U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert is one of the prime backers of legislation in Congress that would allow for Medicare coverage of qualified radiology assistant services. The Medicare Access to Radiology…

Author is carving a niche in storytelling

Linda Horne has three goals as she ventures into publishing children’s books. One is to start a new career after being laid off by the National Park Service. Another is…

CRBS blood drives in May

Dates and locations of Cascade Regional Blood Services (CRBS) blood drives in May include: • May 10, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Bethel High School. • May 14, 3:30-7:30 p.m. at…