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New playground comes from community/government teamwork

Just in time for summer, a new playground for children – inspired partly by kids – has opened at Frontier Park in Graham. The official unveiling was on July 10.…

Street closing for repairs

The Washington Avenue portion of State Route 161 between Center Street and Lynch Creek Road in Eatonville will be closed for repairs part of the night July 23 and during…

‘Tis the season to worry about wildfires

Nature’s spectacular aerial light show two Sundays ago above Pierce County is the kind of thing that worries the keepers of Washington’s forests this time of year. Despite the cold…

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…