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Community puts movie theater in digital age

Dim the lights and start the movie. The Roxy is going digital. A community-based fund-raising drive led by some of its supporters has produced nearly $34,000.that will enable the Roxy…

Drive for the Fourth begins

For Audrey Thompson, Karen Woodcock and Debbie Gayman, it’s never too early to be thinking about the Fourith of July. The three businesswomen are once again in their annual ramp-up…

Nisqually Tribe recruiting Stream Steward trainees

The Nisqually Tribe is offering free Nisqually Stream Stewards training beginning June 5. Weekly classes will take place on Wednesdays until late July, with four additional field trips on Saturdays.…

A star on the junior livestock circuit

A star on the junior livestock circuit

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch At the age of 11, Ryan Rogers has built a dynasty in the Northwest Junior Livestock Show and Sale. For the third year in a…

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…