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Fund-raiser for Gary Sokol

A spaghetti dinner and auction are scheduled for Feb. 9 in Eatonville as a fund-raiser benefitting Gary Sokol, a local resident suffering from a serious illness. The event will be…

Sheriff’s unit planning move into Eatonville

The Pierce County Sheriff Department plans to make Eatonville Town Hall the new base for its 20-officer unit that serves the southeast area of the county. Negotiations between the county…

Economists gaze into crystal ball

The Pierce County economy will grow this year, helped by growth in the military bases, at Boeing, in shipping and in the health industry Job growth in the county will…

School superintendent search subject of meeting

A community meeting for public input on the process for hiring a new superintendent of the Eatonville School District is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Feb. 6 in the Eatonville High…

Visitor association honors volunteer

Visitor association honors volunteer

The Mount Rainier Visitor Association presented its 2012 Community Service Award to Judy Scavone during the group’s annual dinner Jan. 22 at Whittaker’s Mountain Haus in Ashford. Scavone, a longtime…

Hope remains for theater fund-raising

A community-based effort to help keep Eatonville’s only movie theater in business is continuing, with new hope of reaching its fund-raising goal. When the drive started last fall, the goal…

$175,000-a-year contract finalizes 9-1-1 hiring

South Sound 911, the voter-approved agency building a seamless emergency communications system to improve public safety, has its first executive director and a vision for the work he will lead.…

Graham man facing child pornography charges

A Graham man has been arrested and charged with having and distributing child pornography. Teryle C. Smith, 43, was arrested Monday at his home by State Patrol detectives and was…

Blood drives at schools, stores, LDS ward

Bethel High School will host a blood drive Feb. 8 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for Cascade Regional Blood Services (CRBS), the supplier of blood for  hospitals in Pierce…

161 same-sex marriage licenses in first month

Same-sex couples in Pierce County haven’t wasted any time heading for the altar after being cleared by voters to legally marry. In approximately the first month since the legalization of…