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Pierce County will study mental health ‘crisis’

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Pierce County’s mental health system will be evaluated in an independent study ordered by the County Council. A consultant will be hired to conduct an…

Yard and garage sale, U.S.A.

Yard and garage sale, U.S.A.

By PAT JENKINS The Dispatch If you’re a statistics believer, consider this one: There are 160,000 garage and yard sales on any given week in the United States. And it…

Fire to be contained Oct. 1

Fire to be contained Oct. 1

Officials involved in efforts to control a forest fire near Alder Lake are estimating it will be contained by Oct. 1. By that date, the fire will have been burning…

Town, South Pierce Fire and Rescue are one

By PAT JENKINS The Dispatch A transition that began last year with shared administrative help is going further with the formal transfer of Eatonville’s fire protection and emergency medical services…

Outdoor concert at Ashford Park

Outdoor concert at Ashford Park

Two musical groups will perform in the debut of the Mount Rainier Concert Series Sept. 12 at Ashford County Park. The show, organized by Mt. Rainier Visitors Association, is scheduled…

Town’s power will be out eight hours for maintenance

Customers of the town of Eatonville’s municipal electricity system will be without power for eight hours on Sept. 12 while Bonneville Power Administration conducts scheduled maintenance on a transformer at…

Graham-packaged pork recalled

Kapowsin Meats, a Graham-based meat supplier, is recalling approximately 523,000 pounds of pork products that may be contaminated with salmonella, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced last Friday. The business…

Weekend wind knocks out power, closes Northwest Trek

Pierce County was among the areas where Puget Sound Energy customers were without electricity last weekend as a result of wind storms. A spokesman for the utility (PSE) said crews…

Alder Lake fire at 253 acres; evacuation alert issued

The size of a fire burning in a forested area near Alder Lake has grown beyond 250 acres and increased the potential for evacuations, officials reported Friday. No injuries or…

State paying for cemetery cleanup

State paying for cemetery cleanup

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch A quarter-million dollars in state funding has been set aside for restoration of the Washington Solders Home Cemetery in Orting, giving financial backing to the…