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Burn ban declared

A burn ban in Pierce County will begin at 8 a.m. Thursday because of extremely dry conditions. The Stage 1 ban, which is being declared by the Pierce County fire…

Top federal official to visit

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar plans to visit Mount Rainier National Park Tuesday to meet with park employees and leaders of nearby communities and the tourism industry. The…

Domestic violence services carry on with new advocate

By Ruth Ferris Contributing writer The Eatonville Family Agency said a sad “Good-bye” to Janet Bunn, the domestic violence victim advocate who added an important program to their services for…

Bonds approved for 9-1-1 radios

It was a formality, but a big step nevertheless in the upgrading of Pierce County’s 9-1-1 emergency contact system. The County Council last week authorized the sale of $18 million…

Body found on mountain is missing climber/camper

A body found Monday on Mount Rainier is that of a California man who didn’t return from a climb and camping excursion in January and was presumed to have died…

Study: Gaps in process that led up to boys’ murders

Social workers should have talked to police and taken other steps before allowing two brothers to visit their father at his home in Graham where he murdered them, according to…

‘Rejoice:’ 100 years of Mass

This Sunday will be more than a day of worship for the parishioners at the Catholic church in Eatonville. Our Lady of Good Counsel will celebrate the 100-year anniversary of…

Business group hosts blood bank

A presentation by Cascade Regional Blood Services (CRBS) will be part of the monthly meeting of Graham Business Association on Aug. 15. CRBS supplies blood from donors for hospitals in…

Election update: Fire levy in dead heat

After failing in early returns, Fire District 23′s levy pulled within one vote of passing in updated vote tallies Wednesday. The measure had 105 votes for it and 105 against…

Lots for fair’s price of admission

Five bucks buys a lot at the Pierce County Fair. The $5-per-person admission price for the fair in Graham – which is back for its 65th year in a four-day…