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New aid vehicle with federal help

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Eatonville Fire Department is in the running for federal money to buy a new emergency medical aid vehicle. The agency has applied for a federal…

Calling all future healthcare pros

Nearly a decade’s worth of local high school students have been getting a preview of possible careers as nurses, and the opportunity continued last month. Three students from Bethel High…

Judges picked, November showdowns previewed

Pierce County Superior Court judges were decided and the potential outcomes of races for Congress and Pierce County Executive were previewed in last week’s primary election. U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert,…

Heat brings smog alert

Smog pollution in Pierce County, including communities and areas near the Cascade foothills, could reach unhealthy levels this week as temperatures rise throughout the region, according to the Puget Sound…

Cougar tracked after killing horse

State game agents last week were tracking a cougar that reportedly killed a horse near Eatonville. Craig Bartlett, a spokesman for the state Department of Fish and Wildlife, said Thursday…

It was ‘psychedelic’

It was ‘psychedelic’

The Pierce County Fair, with a theme of “Psychedelic Summer,” completed its 65th year last Sunday, the last day in a four-day run at Frontier Park in Graham. In virtually…

Defeat looms for fire levy

Fire District 23′s levy is failing by a wider margin after the latest release of results from the primary election. The Pierce County elections department reported Monday that 162 votes…

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…