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Graham-area food bank helps 5,000 people monthly

By Nora Schindler Contributing writer “There’s a food bank near here?” That’s the question several people asked the volunteers from Holy Disciples Catholic Church at a recent food drive. They…

Guilty plea in release of sewage

The former operator of a wastewater treatment plant at Mount Rainier National Park admitted in federal court last Friday that  he allowed about 200,000 gallons of sewage that was’t fully…

One will be called ‘senator’

Randi Becker and Bruce Lachney have more in common than the state Senate seat that she holds and he wants to take away from her in the general election next…

Long days on the fire frontlines

Fires burning in the forests and brushlands of eastern Washington seem close to westsiders who’ve seen smoky horizons above the Cascade foothills and around Mount Rainier. For Jason Darwent and…

Political Buzz: Forums, endorsements announced

• Candidates for Eatonville-area offices in the general election in November are scheduled to participate in a forum Oct. 11 hosted by Eatonville Chamber of Commerce. The forum, open to the…

She’s been a big part of the family

She’s been a big part of the family

By Ruth Ferris Contributing writer Gail Elliott, who has worked tirelessly to serve the community’s needy and senior citizens as director of the Eatonville Community Center’s Eatonville Family Agency, has…

Researcher’s quest for sasquatch back where it started

Researcher’s quest for sasquatch back where it started

William Jevning’s 40-year fascination with sasquatch – the legendary creature that either exists or is the figment of imaginations – has brought him back to Graham, where it all started…

Horses seized in Graham

Pierce County authorities removed 39 “scared” horses, many of them in poor health, from reportedly unhealthy living conditions in the Graham area Wednesday. Animal Control officers began seizing the horses…

PBS bringing local environmental successes to TV

A two-part public television episode in November will feature the environmental restoration work in rivers such as the Nisqually and Mashel, plus a profile of tribal fishing activist Billy Frank…

Fair’s Hobby Hall winners from Graham, Eatonville

Two people from Graham and one from Eatonville were winners in the eyes of judges in the Hobby Hall competition during this year’s Puyallup Fair. Kaye Bowen of Graham was…