Sports & Outdoors

Corps of Engineers will kill fish-eating birds

HOOK AND FUR By Bob Brown To reduce the birds’ predation on juvenile salmon and steelhead in the Columbia Basin, the U.S. Corps of Engineers has announced it…

Kaelin’s record-breaker also leads state

Justin Kaelin’s school record in the shot put helped Eatonville finish sixth in the boys’ team standings in the Tacoma Invitational high school track and field meet last…

Fishing derby at Ohop Lake

The annual Ohop Lake Fishing Derby is scheduled for April 26, with proceeds from registration fees and a raffle earmarked for a fireworks show at the lake this…

New coach, same goal

New coach, same goal

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch The coach is new but the outlook on the 2014 season isn’t for Eatonville High School’s fastpitch team. After winning the Nisqually League…

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Survey: Pierce unhealthy compared to other counties

The overall health of Pierce County ranks in the bottom third among all counties statewide,…

Easter events for community

Here’s some of what’s happening in the Eatonville area for Easter: • An all-ages community…

Legislators plan telephone town hall meeting

State Reps. J.T. Wilcox and Graham Hunt, whose Second District constituency includes the south Pierce…

Floats catch judges’ eye

Floats catch judges’ eye

Two of the top awards for floats in the 2014 Daffodil Festival’s Grand Floral Parade…

9-1-1 system working again after outage

South Sound 911, which serves Pierce County, was one of many 9-1-1 dispatch centers in…

Boost for veteran-owned businesses

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch A bill authored by south Pierce County’s newest state legislator…


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No to health insurance cartels, yes to Medicare

By Kathi Acosta On the surface, some of the benefits being touted by Obamacare supporters seem to be a significant improvement over current conditions. One such claim is…

Your clutter helps Lions help others

Eatonville Lions would like to encourage everyone starting spring cleaning to think about recycling those old eye glasses that you have tucked away into a drawer. The Lions also…

We can support mudslide victims

By Chris Morton Disasters capture our hearts and minds very quickly, and the mudslides in Oso is no different. As the news carries updates on the impact that…

Can a public official’s private phone be public?

PAT JENKINS Should the public be able to see public employees’ private phone records if they include information related to their official duties? That’s the question in a…