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Decision time in state rep races

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Voters in the Second Legislative District will soon choose two state representatives from among a pair of incumbents, only one of whom has been elected,…

Lots to celebrate and do at Salmon Fest

Lots to celebrate and do at Salmon Fest

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Just like the fish themselves, the Eatonville Salmon Fest is back. For the second year, the festival that celebrates the community’s salmon recovery accomplishments will…

New pastor ‘blessed’ to be in Graham

New pastor ‘blessed’ to be in Graham

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch A life journey that started in Montana, Idaho and Oregon and went as far as Germany has taken Matthew Warmbier back to the Pacific Northwest…

‘Heavy hearts’ after grizzly euthanized

Veterinarians humanely euthanized a 24-year-old male grizzly bear at Northwest Trek last week after an emergency examination revealed a significant amount of fluid and a large tumor in the animal’s…

County Council coming to Ashford

Ashford will be the scene of one of the Pierce County Council regular weekly meetings Oct. 14. Councilman Jim McCune said that as part of an effort by council to…

Mountain visits could cost more

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Don’t be surprised if visitors start paying more next year to enter and camp at Mount Rainier National Park. The National Park Service has asked…

Town shuffles chiefs and budget again

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch The latest attempt by town officials to make public safety in Eatonville affordable is to replace the full-time fire chief with one contracted from another…

County unemployment 6.1 percent

August’s unemployment rate in Pierce County was higher than the statewide average and matched the national level, state officials reported. The 6.1 percent jobless rate was the same as the…

Salmon Fest needs volunteers

Salmon Fest needs volunteers

Organizers of the second annual Eatonville Salmon Fest are recruiting volunteers to help with activities during the Oct. 18 event. The public and representatives of organizations from around the South…

Community meeting on schools’ plan

Eatonville School District’s strategic plan will be the subject of a community meeting with the School Board Oct. 8 at Weyerhaeuser Elementary School. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m.…