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Forum: Be heard on Columbia Crest

I am writing this letter to encourage everyone that I know to please let the School Board members of Eatonville School District know how you feel about them potentially closing…

Forum: Trash, abortion and taxes

I enjoy receiving and reading The Dispatch each week. I applaud the Teen Focus column from Lydia Nyhuis (Feb. 27) regarding the “thoughtless or careless” individual who threw a bag…

Safety in school lockdowns depends on everyone working together

By Jason McGuire I’m the chief with the Eatonville Police Department. In this capacity I also work with the Eatonville School District. The subject of school lockdowns is very serious…

Forum: ‘Big hearts’ fund-raising; Eatonville schools budget

A huge “thank you” to each and every person and business who donated to the Gary Sokol auction and spaghetti feed, the dinner at Elbe Bar and Grill, and who…

Columbia Crest deserves to stay open and keep educating kids

By Ken and Autumn Zentz As parents of a Columbia Crest Elementary School student, we were saddened to hear that closing Columbia Crest is once again a topic on the…

Sequestration’s 5 percent hit on Mount Rainier

By David Graves As we rapidly approach the March 1 edge of the fiscal cliff, or government sequestration, details about how these across-the-board cuts could affect our national parks are…

Forum: Big money and state Senate

Under Initiative 960, any bill introduced in the Legislature that would increase taxpayer expenses must have a 10-year estimate of its cost. Here are two of the latest offerings from the…

Enough squeezing of voters on ballot deadlines

Pat Jenkins Dispatch editor If you’re like me and you’re a little tired of being told when you must vote, potential new state legislation could further chafe your sense of…

Reichert: Work across the aisle and with president

U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert, whose Eighth District constituency includes the Graham and Eatonville areas, released the following statement after attending President Barack Obama’s second inauguration: “Today’s inauguration of President Barack…

Forum: Thank you to community

The Eatonville Day Break Lions Club would like to thank the community for remembering and honoring 52 loved ones that were represented on the annual Tree of Honor in 2012. …