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Measles reported in county

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department received confirmation Thursday of Pierce County’s first case of measles in at least six years. The agency is investigating the case of a Pierce County child…

Answering medical emergencies by air and land

Answering medical emergencies by air and land

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch All eyes were on the helicopter hovering above Swanson Field. For once, its arrival wasn’t a matter of life and death. The Airlift Northwest aircraft…

Saturday sales for licenses

The Pierce County Auditor’s Office will be open Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to help meet summertime demand for marriage licensing, passport processing,vehicle and boat licensing.pet licensing and…

Fireworks season at hand

State-regulated firework sales to the public will begin at noon on June 28 and continue until 9 p.m. July 5. State fire marshal Chuck Duffy said consumers should “know the…

Summer lunches at Bethel schools

The Bethel School District is hosting the Simplified Summer Food Program for Children. From June 23 to Aug. 15, lunches will be made available at no charge to children 18…

Body confirmed as missing hiker

The body of a woman recovered from Mount Rainier last Saturday has been positively identified as Karen Sykes, a Seattle woman who disappeared during a hike June 18. The Pierce…

Bethel High aligns with Cambridge

Bethel High School has been awarded Cambridge International School status, raising its academic programs to internationally recognized levels. Starting in September with the 2014-15 school year, Bethel will offer Cambridge…

Car show in Eatonville

Mashell Avenue in Eatonville will be the scene Saturday of the annual Rod Knockers Car Show. Organizers say at least 250 vehicles are expected to be on display.…

Auditor has ‘concerns’ with fire district buyouts

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Graham Fire and Rescue isn’t planning any more early retirements of personnel after its contract buyouts of three administrators, including a former fire chief, were…

Local schools on state’s help list

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Six schools in the Bethel School District and one in the Eatonville School District are on a list of schools in Washington that will receive…