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A fairly good time all around

A fairly good time all around

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch At one of the entry gates, Karen Chin giggled while taking a photograph of her children, Emily and Casey, at the start of their annual…

Fires at Mount Rainier doused by rain

A fire in the Shadow Lake of Mount Rainier National Park, ignited by lightning the night of Aug. 11, was extinguished by heavy rain the following evening, park officials reported.…

Bethel board to meet

The Bethel School District Board will conduct a retreat Aug. 16 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Bethel Learning Center, located at 21818 38th Ave E. in Spanaway.…

‘This might be what I want to do’

‘This might be what I want to do’

By Susan Woodward Contributing writer Julianne Golding, 17, learned something new about herself last month. And it is that she really likes newborns. A student at MultiCare Health System’s 11th…

Spanaway man passenger in fatal crash

The driver died and two passengers, including one from Spanaway, were injured when a vehicle crashed last Saturday in Capitol Forest in Thurston. According to the State Patrol, Richard G.…

Trail project is on course

Trail project is on course

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch The Bud Blancher Trail project in Eatonville is on track, thanks to a revived pool of donations and other funding that got a little deeper…

Family back under their own roof

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch An Eatonville-area family, forced into hospitals by a New Year’s Day automobile accident that left one of its members paralyzed, is back home. Douglas and…

Threat of wildland fires ‘extreme’

Wildland fires last week brought a cautionary note from South Pierce Fire and Rescue officials. Firefighters from the district helped the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) control three fires…

Highway work will delay traffic

Traffic disruptions are expected as state Department of Transportation maintenance crews repair the pavement next week on two state highways in the south Pierce County area. A DOT spokesman said…

Morton runneth over with Loggers Jubilee

Logger competitions, a parade, lawnmower races and dancing are among the festivities planned for the Morton Loggers Jubilee this weekend. The 72nd annual festival begins Thursday with the Jubilee queen…