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Morton runneth over with Loggers Jubilee

Logger competitions, a parade, lawnmower races and dancing are among the festivities planned for the Morton Loggers Jubilee this weekend. The 72nd annual festival begins Thursday with the Jubilee queen…

Five things to like about the county fair

Five things to like about the county fair

Five things to like about the Pierce County Fair By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch The Pierce County Fair is back for its 67th year. From Thursday through Sunday, the four-day…

Graham fire levy failing

Graham Fire and Rescue’s bid for a four-year maintenance and operations levy is being turned down by voters. In unofficial results from voting that ended Tuesday in the primary election,…

Wilcox builds re-election momentum

Wilcox builds re-election momentum

State Rep. J.T. Wilcox is off to a good start in his bid for re-election. Wilcox, a Republican seeking his third two-year term as one of the legislators for the…

County honored for work on child abductions

Pierce County has won a national award for using the latest Web technology to help locate abducted children. The International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) recognized the County’s Lead Management…

Lane closures planned on SR-7

Utlity work on State Route 7 near Eatonville will cause some lane closures starting in August and continuing through October, according to the state Department of Transportation. Officials said the…

One dead in Alder-area accident

One person died and another was injured when a pickup truck crashed Sunday near Alder. By Monday morning, the State Patrol hadn’t disclosed the name of the fatality, who was…

Tuesday is last day to vote

Tuesday is last day to vote

Voting ends Tuesday in the primary election ends, with local fire protection services and some thinning of candidates on the ballots of south Pierce County voters. Ballots can be deposited…

Possible levy for police and fire before Town Council

The quest of Eatonville town officials to find a way to afford police and fire protection services will continueu Monday with a meeting to consider placing a levy to fund…

County to truckers: You can’t park here

County to truckers: You can’t park here

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch The days of overnight parking of semi-truck trailers in unincorporated areas of Pierce County are numbered. The County Council has voted to ban semi-trailers from…