Sports & Outdoors

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…

River anglers handling high water

HOOK AND FUR By Bob Brown During winter and early-spring, high flows and off-colored water are common realities in western Washington Rivers. For novice fishermen, those conditions can…

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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…

Spring Fair has fun ingredients

Spring Fair has fun ingredients

Recipe for Success: Create a celebration for spring, include lots of hands-on family fun, add…

Highway open after two-day closure

A stretch of State Route 7 near Ohop Valley Road west of Eatonville reopened Tuesday…

Volunteers getting home ready for family

Volunteers getting home ready for family

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Remodeling of their home is underway as community members continue…


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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…

Gun violence: We get what we tolerate

Gun violence: We get what we tolerate

By Paul Pastor Recent events of mass murders committed by people with guns has focused national attention on guns and gun ownership. The Pierce County Sheriff Department has…