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Ranger led life of joy, heroism

Ranger led life of joy, heroism

  While Nick Hall’s body remained on the side of the mountain where he pursued his passion and ultimately died, his family and friends gathered last Friday to reflect on…

Fire district asking for renewed, increased levy

The fire district that serves the Ashford, Elbe and Alder areas is asking voters there to renew and increase tax support for fire protection services. A ballot measure for the…

Trek volunteer’s contributions have him in the running for award

Trek volunteer’s contributions have him in the running for award

Clyde Kostelecky is known as something of a super volunteer at Northwest Trek. That reputation and dedication have put him among three finalists for the fourth annual Cox Conserves Heroes…

Want to be official yea or nay-sayer on tax vote?

The Pierce County Council is inviting citizens to sign up for the volunteer job of writing statements that support and oppose a proposal to require a two-thirds vote of the…

Fireworks show is a go

Eatonville’s annual Independence Day celebration is carrying on while similar festivities in other towns are fizzling. The July 3 fireworks show and accompanying activities – the only event in Pierce…

Convicted voyeur getting extra sentence

The sentencing this month of Steven Powell for his conviction on voyeurism charges may have closed that case, but he remains an intriguing figure in connection with his son, who…

Hillside still too shaky for highway to reopen

No reopening of State Route 7 in the Alder area was being planned Monday, the state Department of Transportation reported. The highway remained closed indefinitely as a safety precaution because…

Breakfast fund-raiser supports firefighters, community

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Enough people eating pancakes next Wednesday will help the Eatonville Fire Department do its job. From 9 a.m. to noon on July 4 at the…

Hope for recovering ranger’s body

The body of a park ranger who died during a rescue last week of stranded climbers on Mount Rainier could be removed from the side of the mountain Wednesday or…

Firefighters and libraries’ financial incentives encourage kids to read

The Dispatch Pierce County Library System is giving kids a financial incentive to read this summer. School-age children are being encouraged to boost their reading skill and qualify for prizes…