Sports & Outdoors

Fear of flooding closes park’s Nisqually area

Mount Rainier National Park is closed temporarily at the Nisqually entrance as a result of flooding in the Kautz Creek area and the potential for flood damage in…

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…

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‘Concerns’ about utility’s management

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch The tiny Elbe Water and Sewer District has been asked…

Homicide-suicide reported

The Pierce County Sheriff Department is investigating an apparent homicide and suicide that was reported…

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…


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Shop small and local

By Jay Inslee and Patrick Connor We’re calling on all Washingtonians to join us for a March on Main Street on Saturday, Nov. 29. The cause: A better…

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…