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Visitor center volunteers can also fund-raise

Clubs, charities and civic organizations can raise money for their causes by manning the Eatonville Visitor Center this summer. The Visitor Center Committee, a volunteer group that helps manage the…

Finalists named for Eatonville schools superintendent

The search for a new superintendent of Eatonville School District has been narrowed to three finalists – one from Tacoma and two from southwest Washington. The remaining candidates from an…

Abortion insurance proposal won’t go to vote

A proposal to make health insurance carriers in Washington include abortions in their maternity coverage has ground to a halt in a legislative committee headed by an Eatonville-area state senator…

Mountain churned out $33 million in spending, 1,000 jobs

Mountain churned out $33 million in spending, 1,000 jobs

Mount Rainier National Park is widely acknowledged as a powerful tourism attraction. The latest numbers that back up the reputation tell more about the “significant contributions” to local and regional…

Honesty was Trek customers’ policy

Other than being busy because of spring break for school students and families, April 2 was going to be like any other day at Northwest Trek. But then the computer…

Plans laid for improvements at Bethel schools

The Bethel School District is moving forward with plans for remodeling at three of its schools. At its Jan. 26 meeting, the School Board authorized advertising for bids from contractors…

Blood drives in April

Cascade Regional Blood Services, the supplier of blood for hospitals in Pierce County, has scheduled the following blood drives in April: • April 9, 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the…

From governor and foreign diplomat to superintendent in Eatonville (almost)

From governor and foreign diplomat to superintendent in Eatonville (almost)

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Booth Gardner, the former Washington governor and Pierce County executive who died March 15, came close to having another title: Eatonville School District superintendent. Gardner…

Observatory and planetarium keeps eyes on the skies

Observatory and planetarium keeps eyes on the skies

Every night is star light, star bright at Starry Hill – weather permitting. The observatory in the Eatonville area was built and is operated by Tom and Gracie Pauley as…

Supporters argue against loss of school

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch The message for Eatonville School District officials was clear: Improve your financial house, but leave Columbia Crest Elementary School alone. About 100 people attended a…