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Million-plus in funding for SR-7 trouble spot

Regional government officials have allocated about $1.6 million to help pay for a long-term solution to a sliding hillside that kept State Route 7 closed in the Alder area last…

Cameras could catch cars that don’t stop for Bethel buses

The Bethel School District is taking advantage of a new state law to put the electronic eye on drivers who don’t stop for school buses. Safety cameras will be installed…

Fire truck bringing Santa to neighborhoods

Santa Claus will start making the rounds on a South Pierce Fire and Rescue fire truck next week. Officials of the fire district said the jolly one will visit communities…

Five apply for School Board

Five people have applied for an appointment to a vacancy on the Bethel School Board. Rachel Bacon, Deborah Jones, Warren Smith, Jennifer Barnstein and Kristin Larson applied by the Nov.…

County investigating accusation against town official

Pierce County authorities are investigating alleged criminal activity by an elected official of the town of Eatonville. A statement issued Friday by the town didn’t disclose the official’s name. The…

Bad air leads to burn ban

Due to stagnant weather conditions and rising air pollution, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency announced Monday that it was continuing a Stage 1 burn ban for Pierce County. until…

Tree’s lights remember, honor and show love

The Tree of Honor, sponsored by Eatonville Day Break Lions Club, is back for another year of community fund-raising. Located in the Nevitt Point park at the north entrance to…

Library board vacancy filled by widow of former member

Library board vacancy filled by widow of former member

Donna Albers has been named to the Pierce County Library System Board of Trustees, replacing her husband, who died in July in a bicycling accident at Mount Rainier National Park. …

Congress moves to name post office for ranger

Legislation that calls for renaming the Eatonville Post Office in memory of a slain Mount Rainier National Park ranger was passed Wednesday by the U.S. House of Representatives. House Resolution…

Bethel continuing school boundaries review

A Bethel School Board meeting that included a public discussion of a proposal to change the attendance boundaries of the district’s secondary schools was moved from Nov. 13 to Nov.…