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New road rules hurt winter recreation

This year, Mount Rainier National Park policy will have a substantial impact on winter recreational opportunities. Park management has decided that the road between Longmire and Paradise will not open…

Good enough for Founding Fathers is good enough for me

Good enough for Founding Fathers is good enough for me

By Jim McCune Budgeting is perhaps the most important job of your elected representatives. Discerning where to direct your tax dollars to provide the services government is charged with providing…

Up close with Skills Center and communities

By Randi Becker As anyone who has heard me talk about the subject will tell you, I am passionate about skills centers, and particularly the one here in Pierce County.…

Election to Town Council ‘humbling’

Election to Town Council ‘humbling’

I want to offer my sincerest thanks to everyone who took the time to vote in the latest election. Our town showed one of the higher voting percentages of registered…

In Our View: Election brought shakeups and minority rule

Some thoughts about how the general election went: • Can you name a town that had a bigger shakeup than Eatonville in its elected officials? Some of the changes were…

Fun times link kids and 21st-century math skills

By Krestin Bahr November is the time for families and thoughts of home. Homecoming and giving of thanks surround these days when the trees lose their leaves and their bare…

Here’s why flu shots are important

By Roger Muller The leaves are changing colors, store shelves are filling with Halloween decorations and evening temperatures are dipping into the 40s. Fall has arrived in Washington, and that…

Now that was what we call good news

Now that was what we call good news

One role of The Dispatch we enjoy the most is sharing the good news of accomplishments by people and organizations. Here’s a quick recap of what we were happy to…

Scare tactics in mayor race don’t fool anyone

Just when I thought everything had cooled down, I hear of someone hanging door knockers and making Facebookpostings full of innuendo, half- truths and outright falsehoods regarding Mike Schaub. These…

No place for negative campaigning

I just wanted to respond in regard to the campaign door hanger that was delivered around town in the last week. I was very disappointed by the negative statements issued…