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A mountain of a celebration in Ashford

A mountain of a celebration in Ashford

The Rainier Mountain Festival, an annual two-day celebration of the end of another mountain climbing season, is on tap this weekend in Ashford. Activities such as a climbing wall, a…

Life on a submarine suits this sailor fine

Life on a submarine suits this sailor fine

By Kayla Good Contributing writer A 2013 Eatonville High School graduate and Eatonville native is serving in the Navy as part of a crew working aboard one of the world’s…

Man dies in accident on SR-7

An Eatonville man died as a result of a one-vehicle traffic accident Sunday on State Route 7. The State Patrol identified him as Christopher A. Grice, 37. Troopers said Grice…

County might limit use of fireworks to one day

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Two years from now, the number of days that residents of unincorporated Pierce County can legally use fireworks around the Fourth of July holiday might…

Paving begins at Paradise parking lots

A three-week paving project in the Paradise parking lots at Mount Rainier National Park is scheduled to start today, which park officials say is a necessary inconvenience for visitors. Parking…

Couple die in murder-suicide

An elderly Spanaway couple died in an apparent murder-suicide, the Pierce County Sheriff Department reported. The bodies of a 75-year-old man and a 68-year-old woman were found Friday at 11:10…

Wanted: Eatonville School Board applications

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch The Eatonville School Board hopes to have a new member in October. The board has officially called for applicants to replace John Lambrecht, who resigned…

Highway will be closed for fish project

Highway will be closed for fish project

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch State Rout 161 in the Graham area will be blocked for about 60 hours next week so that fish can have an easier time crossing…

New school leaders as students head back to classrooms

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch There will be 14 new principals and vice principals to greet students at the start of the new school year in the Eatonville and Bethel…

State Fair starts expanded 21-day run

State Fair starts expanded 21-day run

The state’s biggest party is bigger this year. The Washington State Fair starts its extended 21-day run Sept. 2. More dates will give people more options for attending, and weekend…