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Mount Rainier will blaze a better trail

Mount Rainier will blaze a better trail

Mount Rainier National Park has been given the go-ahead to start rebuilding its Nisqually to Paradise road, perhaps as soon as this year. Chris Lehnertz, Pacific West Region director of…

Congressman backs legal protection for federal police

Legislation partially introduced by U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert to give federal law enforcement officers some legal protection for certain off-duty actions in a peacekeeping role has passed a hurdle to…

State salmon money headed for Ohop Valley

About a quarter of the $1.1 million awarded by the state for salmon habitat work in Pierce County will be spent in the Eatonville area. The money is coming from…

Kids reading and dogs go together

Four-legged friends might be just what a child needs to be a good reader. Children can build their reading fundamentals with the help of a dog during free events that…

McCarthy starting four more years as county executive

With her husband helping do the honors, Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy has taken the oath of office for her second term that officially begins this month. The oath was…

Bicyclist injured in alleged hit-and-run

An Eatonville man riding a bicycle was taken to a hospital after being struck by an automoblie in an apparent hit-and-run on State Route 7 on Thursday, the State Patrol…

Reichert votes for fiscal cliff bill

The federal “fiscal cliff” tax bill passed in Congress has the support of U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert. Reichert, whose 8th District constituency includes the Graham and Eatonville areas, voted with…

Volunteer’s work on trails ‘inspires the best in all of us’

Volunteer’s work on trails ‘inspires the best in all of us’

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Tom Faubion isn’t the kind of guy to rest on his laurels. He received the state Department of Natural Resources’ Volunteer Hero award Dec. 6…

Burn ban is over

Effective Thursday at noon, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency lifted a Stage 1 air quality burn ban in Pierce County because of improving weather conditions. The ban, which lasted…

Federal grant preserves fire department

A federal grant of $546,580 will cover personnel costs the next two years-plus of the Eatonville Fire Department, sparing the agency from possible layoffs. The federal funds also have improved…