Sports & Outdoors

Teenagers working on trails

Infusions of grant money and youthful energy are once again helping Mount Rainier National Park shape up this summer. A grant from the National Park Foundation is helping…

Star-gazing party at Paradise

Mount Rainier National Park will host a free star-viewing party July 26 at Paradise. The event will start at 8:45 p.m. in the Paradise Inn lobby with a…

A real drag is good for spinning reels

HOOK AND FUR By Bob Brown There is no mystery to setting the drag on a spinning reel, but it can be confusing to first-time fishers, and it…

‘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…

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State rep challenged by Libertarian, marijuana supporter

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch An incumbent Republican, a Libertarian Party member and a candidate…

Walking to beat cancer

Walking to beat cancer

This year’s Relay for Life in Eatonville raised about $42,000 for the American Cancer Society’s…

Search for hiker now ‘limited’

The search at Mount Rainier National Park for a missing hiker has been scaled back.…

Level of fire service ‘up to voters’

Level of fire service ‘up to voters’

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch By this time next week, votes will have started being…

Agency says thanks with free concert

Eatonville Family Agency is inviting the public to a free outdoor concert July 26. The…

Handful of Fourth-related trouble

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Fire departments in south Pierce County handled the seemingly requisite…


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Why Graham fire levy should pass

PAT JENKINS My father has moved away and no longer is paying property taxes in the Graham Fire and Rescue district. But if he was, he’d be more…

Great moments in state history

Great moments in state history

Political cartoonist Frank Shiers Jr. weighs in on Washington’s fledgling retail marijuana business.…

Pamphlet, candidate videos help; rest is up to voters

By Cindy Hartman Welcome to the 2014 election season. Pierce County is one of the few counties in Washington state that continues to mail voters’ pamphlets to every…

Street Talk: Fireworks

Street Talk: Fireworks

With another 4th of July over, how do you feel about fireworks? Here’s what The Dispatch heard in random, on-the-street interviews: Janet Morgan: “I’d rather there weren’t any…