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Rules of the road for deer

Please remember this is baby animal season. Please stop your vehicle and let the deer – the doe (mother) cross the highway. Always wait a minute for the fawn (the…

Volunteers make town better for visitors and residents

By Ray Harper As we enter our summer tourist season, the town of Eatonville and the Eatonville Chamber of Commerce are looking for volunteers who would be interested in watering…

Forum: Brunell’s real position on taxes

This is in response to Don Brunell’s article in the May 8, 2013 edition of the Dispatch. In that article he laments the impact that the state B&O tax has…

It’s onward and upward for our Teen Focus contributors

PAT JENKINS Dispatch editor Kids grow up and move on – and sometimes stop writing newspaper columns. Both apply to Lydia Nyhuis and Corrie Morgan. Readers have become accustomed the…

Keep our county open for business, employment and financial stability

Keep our county open for business, employment and financial stability

By Jim McCune Thank you for this opportunity to respond to an op-ed written by a Mr. Josh Magill in the April 17 issue (“County road closure makes some sense,…

Forum: Where are the big hearts?

Remember the “small town, big hearts” era in Eatonville? I still have my t-shirt with hearts. We were all proud of the way we took care of our own. But…

Marketing mountain and communities is a worthy investment

By Mary Kay Nelson National parks continue to be important, even critical economic engines for local communities, with visitors generating $30.1 billion in economic activity and supporting 252,000 jobs nationwide…

In reducing school expenses, some luxuries just aren’t affordable

By Robert Fincham Eatonville School District is operating in the red. The student enrollment has been dropping for years with no signs of any future reversal of this trend. It…

Museum of Flight expands horizons of local students

By Shannon Steedman For all its beautiful airplanes and great educational programs, what the Museum of Flight does best is inspire. As an educator, I’m constantly on the lookout for…

Selling property won’t help school district’s budget

By Paulette Gillardi I would like to begin by thanking everyone who has attended public meetings, written letters and e-mails and made phone calls to the School Board to give…