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Proposed school site iffy

The Bethel School District’s long-term plans for building a new high school are on shaky ground because of a dispute between the state and Pierce County over land-use regulations. The…

Long summer of traffic jams near the end?

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch A detour created by a long closure of State Route 7 turned an intersection in Eatonville into a bottleneck that tried the patience of drivers…

Community remembers 9/11 victims and rolls up sleeves

By Nancy Ardmore Contributing writer Last Saturday morning at 9 o’clock, while 178 people from the Eatonville area looked on, a special U.S. flag was raised on the Eatonville High…

Political Buzz

Pierce County Council candidates Marilyn Rasmussen and Jim McCune will participate in a forum this Saturday hosted by Frederickson Clover Creek Community Council. The event will be part of the…

Cheers in London

Cheers in London

Madison Rodewald, an Eatonville High School student, hopes to ring in 2013 in England. Rodewald is one of more than 500 high school cheerleaders from across the U.S. who have…

Mountain festival this weekend

The Rainier Mountain Festival will bring together world-renowned climbers, family activities and entertainment for two days this weekend in Ashford. The 11th annual event is scheduled for 9 a.m. to…

Chat with detectives about Internet protection of kids

Two State Patrol detectives who specialize in investigating computer crimes against children – including a recent case with Pierce County connctions – will be available for a Twitter discussion Wednesday…

Bigger studio for dancers

Justine Reed started Eatonville Dance Center in 2001 in a studio measuring 400 square feet. Eleven years later, she’s moving her business into a new location that will more than…

Another climber’s body identified

One of two bodies found last week has been identified as one of four climbers missing for eight months on Mount Rainier, leaving one climber still unaccounted for from disappearances…

County getting federal money for schools and roads

The U.S. Forest Service  last week announced a one-year reauthorization by Congress of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act, which will send combined payments of $308 million to…