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No room on the trail

No room on the trail

Mount Rainier National Park, filled to the brim with people trying to sign up early to hike the Wonderland Trail, has stopped taking reservations for this summer for…

Game On

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Bethel 11, Spanaway Lake 0 Graham-Kapowsin 19, Spanaway Lake 3 Emerald Ridge 9, Bethel 4 April 23: Elma at Eatonville (4 p.m.), Puyallup at Graham-Kapowsin…

Expect busy lakes for fishing opener

Expect busy lakes for fishing opener

The new lowland fishing season starts this Saturday, with thousands of anglers expected to be on the water, shorelines or docks in the quest for their first freshwater…

Kaelin second in Oregon Relays

Justin Kaelin of Eatonville High School was a little over five feet short of another shot put championship in the Oregon Relays track and field meet last week.…

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Rural woman getting a safer home

Belinda, a 36-year-old homeowner in the Roy area, was recently diagnosed with a degenerative disease…

County office project headed for advisory vote

Unless there’s a change of heart by a certain four Pierce County Council members, the…

A is for achievement at Bethel, Eatonville schools

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch For the second year in a row, schools in the…

Heroes by land and lake

Heroes by land and lake

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch The men paddling around Tanwax Lake and reeling in fish…

Pinwheels raise awareness of child abuse

Silver and blue pinwheels that will begin appearing soon around Pierce County are part of…

Indian Education Program topic of hearing

Eatonville School District will host a public hearing and informational meeting April 27 on the…

Opinion

Where there’s smoke …

Where there’s smoke …

The Democrats and the Republicans in the Legislature “are not arguing about WHETHER they should use marijuana revenues to balance” the state’s budget, says political cartoonist Frank Shiers…

State’s plans for medical marijuana may hurt taxpayers and patients

By Steve Elliot (Editor: Under Senate Bill 5052, approved this month by the Legislature in an attempt to clarify medical and recreational marijuana laws, medical marijuana collectives in…

County should think again on school land-use

By Tom Seigel (Editor: In the following open letter to the Pierce County Council and County Executive Pat McCarthy, Bethel School District’s superintendent calls on the county to…

Here comes Nisqually park

A shout-out for the Nisqually State Park, just a few miles from Eatonville. Park planners recently announced that work is expected to begin in April. This includes construction…

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