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Northwest Trek leader dies

Dave Ellis, deputy director of Northwest Trek, has died. Ellis, 65, died Tuesday, according to Kris Sherman, a spokeswoman for Tacoma Metro Parks, which operates the wildlife park near Eatonville.…

Relay for Life rolls on

Another year, another successful Relay for Life. Starting Saturday and continuing around the clock into Sunday, participants in the annual Eatonville Relay for Life walked or jogged around the track…

State Senate race has lone Democrat

Bruce Lachney, who has worn many hats, is hoping to add another one: State senator. He’s s the only Democrat in a three-way race in the primary election next month…

Change in schools administration

Eatonville High School has a new principal as a result of the old one moving into a central administration role for the Eatonville School District. Garth Steedman, principal for nine…

State Patrol asks for accident witnesses

State Patrol asks for accident witnesses The State Patrol, which is investigating a head-on collision between two vehicles near Orting, wants to hear from any other witnesses that detectives haven’t already…

Transportation district approved; fee next?

The Dispatch Eatonville residents are closer to paying a new fee to help pay for upkeep of the town’s streets. The Town Council voted June 25 to create a transportation…

Aerospace businesses taking off in Pierce

Aerospace businesses taking off in Pierce

More than 80 companies are in the aerospace supply chain in Pierce County, creating a local industry that observers say is changing rapidly to meet increased global demand for commercial…

Highway closed until October

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch State Route 7 in the Alder area will likely remain closed into October while efforts continue to keep a hillside from crumbling onto the highway.…

Senate incumbent has party challenger in primary

Voters in the reconfigured Second District have a choice to make in the primary election in August: Should state Sen. Randi Becker remain in the running for another term, or…

Bethel schools have new leaders

The Bethel School District has announced new administrators at its school and central office levels: • New principals include Lynn Gill at Graham-Kapowsin High School, Jeff Gutfield at Bethel junior…