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Reality TV show filled with ‘grit’

Reality TV show filled with ‘grit’

A New York City-based production company has gone almost as far west as it can in the continental U.S. to film a new reality television series in Eatonville. “American Grit”…

Burn ban over

A burn ban for most of Pierce County has been lifted. The ban, brought on by stagnant weather and rising air pollution, was ordered Nov. 26 and removed Dec. 1…

Wine and song in Ashford

Wine and song in Ashford

For six hours Dec. 5 in Ashford, the Mt. Rainier Visitor Association’s sixth annual “On the Road to Paradise” Fall Wine Festival will offer sipping and savoring of artisanal wines…

Goal: Fewer mentally-ill inmates in county jail

Pierce County will convene a multi-agency group to study and recommend ways to reduce the number of people with mental illness in the county jail. The County Council on Tuesday…

Town’s top administrator departs

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Eatonville is withuot a town administrator for the first time in five years after the sudden resignation of the post by Doug Beagle. Mayor Mike…

Air conditions bring burn ban

Pierce County is under a Stage 1 burn ban because of stagnant weather conditions and rising air pollution, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency announced Thursday. The order, which was…

General election is official

Results of the general election that ended earlier this month are official with certification of the final numbers today by the Pierce County auditor. Highlights locally for voters in south…

Eatonville taps county for full-time police chief

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch The job of police chief in Eatonville is going back to full-time. The Town Council has approved a proposal from Mayor Mike Schaub to hire…

Road crews get snow act together

Road crews get snow act together

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Snow that has started falling in the mountains could make it into Pierce County’s lower elevations before next winter is over. And the folks whose…

Pedestrian hit, driver arrested

A pedestrian crossing State Route 7 in Spanaway was hit and injured by an automobile Thursday in an incident that resulted in the driver being jailed. The State Patrol reported…