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Repeat: No candidates for water districts

Three water districts have no candidates for open seats in this fall’s election despite two attempts to get some. During the regular candidate filing period in May, nobody entered the…

Truly special

Truly special

A team from Eatonville competed with distinction in this year’s Special Olympics regional track meet, which leads to the question: What’s behind the local group’s success? The Eatonville Cruisers Special…

Moose calf needs a name

Northwest Trek’s animal keepers have determined the moose born July 17 at the wildlife park is a female, and now they want help naming the calf. Keepers have narrowed the…

Update on Alder Lake fire

The size of a forest fire near Alder Lake has diminished in size since Wednesday, officials reported. After by about 30 acres the day before, the area that’s affected is…

Town settles on 25 mph for residential streets

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Speed limits on residential streets in Eatonville will remain 25 miles per hour after never being enforced at a lower speed that was once approved…

2,000 tons of rock to bolster SR-7

2,000 tons of rock to bolster SR-7

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch A rural stretch of State Route 7 that was shut down last year by mudslides will be partially closed late this summer and into the…

Forest burning near Alder Lake

Forest burning near Alder Lake

Federal and state forestry officials are wrestling with a fire in a heavily forested area on the south side of Alder Lake. The blaze, first reported on Aug. 11, has…

Attempt to recall prosecutor at petition stage

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Backers of an attempt to remove Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Lindquist from office have proven part of their case in court and now are…

School supplies and clothes distributed

Eatonville Family Agency, a non-profit social services organization, will distribute free school supplies and school clothes Aug. 18 and Aug. 25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Eatonville Community…

Flood and debris flow hits part of park

A glacial outburst flood and debris flow Thursday at Mount Rainier National Park damaged a road, required help for some park visitors in the area that was affected, and touched…