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Rain brings mudslides

A mudslide blocked Orville Road near Ohop Lake Wednesday. The slide, one of hundreds of incidents throughout Pierce County in which water or debris washed across roads as a result…

When Christmas comes to town

When Christmas comes to town

Despite the blustery weather, holiday moods were bright last Saturday for the annual “Christmas in Eatonville” celebration. The festivities included caroling by church choirs and community members who moved their…

Bethel schools thinking bond measure

Bethel schools thinking bond measure

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Built in 1982, Cedarcrest Middle School in the Bethel School District has never had a major renovation. That might change. Remodeling of Cedarcrest could be…

Daffodil royalty

Daffodil royalty

Bethel High School’s new Daffodil Festival princess, Kimberly Agfalvi (middle, holding flowers), celebrates with her fellow contestants after the princess selection program. Agfalvi will represent her school in the 2016…

Reality TV show filled with ‘grit’

Reality TV show filled with ‘grit’

A New York City-based production company has gone almost as far west as it can in the continental U.S. to film a new reality television series in Eatonville. “American Grit”…

Burn ban over

A burn ban for most of Pierce County has been lifted. The ban, brought on by stagnant weather and rising air pollution, was ordered Nov. 26 and removed Dec. 1…

Wine and song in Ashford

Wine and song in Ashford

For six hours Dec. 5 in Ashford, the Mt. Rainier Visitor Association’s sixth annual “On the Road to Paradise” Fall Wine Festival will offer sipping and savoring of artisanal wines…

Goal: Fewer mentally-ill inmates in county jail

Pierce County will convene a multi-agency group to study and recommend ways to reduce the number of people with mental illness in the county jail. The County Council on Tuesday…

Town’s top administrator departs

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Eatonville is withuot a town administrator for the first time in five years after the sudden resignation of the post by Doug Beagle. Mayor Mike…

Air conditions bring burn ban

Pierce County is under a Stage 1 burn ban because of stagnant weather conditions and rising air pollution, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency announced Thursday. The order, which was…