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July 3-4 celebration needs money and volunteers

July 3-4 celebration needs money and volunteers

The committee organizing Eatonville’s annual Independence Day celebration, which will be held July 3-4, is in need of volunteers to assist on either day. And more money, says Audrey Thompson.…

Highway work in Alder Canyon, Tanwax and Ohop Valley aras

Drivers on State Route 7 through the Alder Canyon, Tanwax and Ohop Valley areas should expect minor delays June 16-19 while workers repair pavement on the highway, according to the…

Advice to graduates: Enjoy the journey

Advice to graduates: Enjoy the journey

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch As local high school seniors go through graduation ceremonies a few days from now, they’ll be getting more than their diplomas. Advice for their lives…

‘Solemn joy’ for climbers

‘Solemn joy’ for climbers

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch The bodies of six climbers who were killed in an avalanche on Mount Rainier last month may never be recovered, but their families say they’ll…

State fines Wilcox for worker’s death

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Wilcox Family Farms is facing a state-imposed fine as a result of an accident last December that killed a worker at a grain silo in…

Blood bank coming to Graham, Spanaway, Frederickson

NEWS Cascade Regional Blood Services donor events scheduled in June include: • June 10 from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Safeway store in Graham (10105 224th St E.). •…

Terrorist attacks to be simulated

Personnel from Pierce Transit and first-responder agencies, including Graham Fire and Rescue and Pierce County Sheriff Department, will participate in a terrorist-response exercise Thursday. Simulations of attacks on passengers in…

Fly like an Eagle

Fly like an Eagle

Three young men from Eatonville and Graham officially became Eagle Scouts last weekend. For one of them, the road to Boy Scouts’ highest rank was particularly long. Lukus Alexei Leonard…

Program points middle schoolers toward college

By Janna Rush Contributing writer Eatonville Middle School is excited to offer a powerful opportunity for our seventh and eighth-grade students that will allow them, if they qualify, to attend…

Northwest Trek has bear necessities

Northwest Trek has bear necessities

Two new American black bears at Northwest Trek are described as frisky and lovers of fish and berries. One likes to climb trees, while the other seems content to stand…