Sports & Outdoors

Overnight bunks free on trails

For winter hikers, snowshoers and cross country skiers, Mount Tahoma Trails Association offers reputedly the largest no-fee, hut-to-hut trail system in North America. About 50 miles of trails…

Go east, Eagles

Graham-Kapowsin’s path to a potential state football championship continues to run through eastern Washington. For the second week in a row, a team from there is the Eagles’…

Comeback Cruisers reach 1A semis

And then there were four. And Eatonville is one of them. Twenty-one unanswered points in the fourth quarter and a daring two-point conversion in overtime took the Cruisers…

Coho catches as good as can be

Coho catches about as good as can be By Bob Brown Anglers fishing the Cowlitz River sure haven’t had anything to complain about lately. For the past couple…

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A Daffodil princess blossoms

A Daffodil princess blossoms

Horses and volunteering occupy a lot of Rachel Price’s time. And now she’s making time…

Rock mining proposed

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch The largest rock-mining operation of its kind in Pierce County…

School buses have their eyes on cars

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch There will soon be no more Mr. Nice Guy for…

Governor’s tree getting student-made decorations

The students in a jewelry design class at Graham-Kapowsin High School have been chosen by…

Eatonville has a trail to somewhere

Eatonville has a trail to somewhere

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch The Bud Blancher Trail is open for business – the…

Ban on wood fires ordered

Due to stagnant weather conditions and rising air pollution, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency…


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Rebuilding Together fixes homes and makes friends

PAT JENKINS My grandmother lived in her own home in Tacoma to the ripe and very vital age of 100. She loved that house and her garden, and…

Street Talk: Higher park fees

Street Talk: Higher park fees

The National Park Service is considering raising user fees. How would a $10 increase in entry and camping fees at Mount Rainier National Park affect you? Sarah Boettcher:…

Thank yourself for lower gas prices

By Don C. Brunell It’s often difficult to connect the dots, to show people how the global marketplace affects their daily lives. But plunging gasoline prices are giving…

Celebrate the curiosity of students

Celebrate the curiosity of students

By Krestin Bahr America is home to a long line of risk takers, innovators and families who have transformed forests and land into a nation that leads the…