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Gun issues gain legislators’ attention

By Zoey Palmer WNPA Olympia Bureau Four firearms-related bills are expected to continue moving through the House of Representatives this state legislative session after receiving committee confirmation before the policy-bill…

90-day prescription refills on the way?

The Legislature, partly at the urging of a senator from the Eatonville area, is deciding whether the state will allow 90-day prescription drug refills that proponents claim are best for…

Blood drives set in Graham, Eatonville, Spanaway

Cascade Regional Blood Services, the supplier of blood for hospitals in Pierce County and south King County, has scheduled blood drives in March that include: • March 12, 3:30-7:30 p.m.…

Woman’s estate gives $270,000 for conservation

Nisqually Land Trust, whose conservation work in Pierce County has included areas near Eatonville, has received a bequest of $270,000 from the estate of the late Jane Willits, sister of…

Meeting on Bethel schools boundaries

The Bethel School Board will hold a public meeting March 12 to review proposed changes of attendance areas for the school district’s elementary schools. The district is considering the changes…

New entry in the pizza derby

New entry in the pizza derby

Seven Bertoglioi thinks he has the right recipe for his first business venture in the food service industry. He opened Bertoglio’s Pizza in Eatonville this month after long, highly personal…

Another summer of highway closure ahead

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch The same part of State Route 7 that was closed for five months last year because of dirt and rock slides will be closed again…

Talk of closing school soft-peddled by district

Eatonville School District officials looking for ways to reduce expenses are studying options, including the possibility of closing a school. Columbia Crest Elementary School’s student enrollment is low enough to…

Story time with a princess

Story time with a princess

Daffodil Festival princesses spent Feb. 23 reading stories to children at Pierce County Library System branch libraries. The participating princesses at the branches in Eatonville, Graham and elswewhere included Annelise…

Addresses left off property tax envelopes

Pierce County property tax statements that were mailed earlier this month were missing the county’s return address on the payment stubs.  Not to worry, though, according to officials. The envelopes…