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Facelift proposed for big piece of Paradise

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Paradise Inn, one of the lastest-longing and most iconic symbols of Mount Rainier National Park, is in line for a facelift beginning next year that…

Documentary relives Eatonville’s mini-Woodstock

Documentary relives Eatonville’s mini-Woodstock

By Diane Mettler Contributing writer For those that weren’t living in Eatonville during the weekend of July 4, 1970, you missed a mini-Woodstock. Droves of hippies – somewhere between 10,000…

Water accident at falls claims teenager

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch A 13-year-old boy from Spanaway died after disappearing underwater at Little Mashel Falls June 25. Bethel School District officials identified the boy as Jayace Rosborough.…

Way cleared for marijuana businesses

In a move that opens the door to state-licensed retail marijuana businesses, Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy has blocked a proposed county ordinance that would have asked the county’s Planning…

Man gets 21 years for murder of roommate

A Pierce County man has been ordered to spend 21 years in prison for the murder of his roommate. Michael Clifford Boisselle, 36, a South Hill resident, was sentenced June…

Eatonville celebrates America’s birthday

Eatonville celebrates America’s birthday

Eatonville’s annual Independence Day celebration is spread over two days and features entertainment, fireworks and a parade. Here’s the schedule, as provided by organizers and the Eatonville Chamber of Commerce:…

Caregiver guilty in client’s death

A jury has convicted a 51-year-old Spanaway man of murder in the second degree for the death last year of a man who was in his care. The Pierce County…

Motorcyclist hurt in hit-and-run

A Spanaway man was hospitalized after his motorcycle was struck by a hit-and-run driver June 24. According to the State Patrol, the 29-year-old motorcyclist was trying to pass an automobile…

School retirees get a happy sendoff

School retirees get a happy sendoff

In the same week that high school seniors were graduating and younger students were counting the final days before summer break, four Eatonville School District employees were at a happy…

Marijuana businesses may open

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch A proposed ban on legal marijuana sales in Pierce County will first be reviewed by the county’s Planning Commission, the County Council decided last week…