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‘A perfect time to give back’

‘A perfect time to give back’

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Richelle Heacock is back in her element. The former star volleyball player at Eatonville High School, whose playing days were cut short by an automobile…

Another positive step for salmon habitat

Agencies that are partners in the effort to recover salmon in the Nisqually watershed will stage a groundbreaking ceremony Saturday for a project involving Ohop Creek. Nisqually Land Trust, Nisqually…

Greens are back in the pink

Greens are back in the pink

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch The greens at Lake Spanaway Golf Course are open to golfers again after recovering from a fungus that made them unplayable. Golfers who frequent the…

Elk will be studied for hoof disease

HOOK AND FUR By Bob Brown The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is planning to conduct a survey of southwest Washington elk this summer to assess the geographic…

Teams earn academic kudos

Eatonville High School sports teams during the 2014 spring season were honored by Washington Interscholastic Activities Association for the combined academic success of their members. The Outstanding Scholastic Award was…

Local anglers take on the world

Local anglers take on the world

A team of anglers led by a former Eatonville resident made a big splash in the 2014 Offshore World Championships. Described by the local boat captain, Greg Daly, as “the…

It’s all according to plan for Voss

It’s all according to plan for Voss

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Kaelyn Voss seems as clear about her future as she is about her passion for sports. Voss, who graduated this month from Eatonville High School…

Any ideas for managing wildlife?

HOOK AND FUR By Bob Brown In November, 1979, Vermont’s Brattleboro Reformer reported Ernest “Stub” Earle, chairman of the Vermont House Fish and Game Committee, said, “If there is one…

Park’s getting ready for summer

Park’s getting ready for summer

With summer and the July 4 holiday rapidly approaching, additional areas of Mount Rainier National Park will soon be opening, according to superintendent Randy King. Park staff has been working…

Challenge courses have new addition

The zipping and climbing is back at Northwest Trek. Zip Wild, the zip line/challenge courses that made their debut in 2012, opened May 24 for their third season adjacent to…