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All about the nutria – and why to avoid them

All about the nutria – and why to avoid them

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch “Nutrias have been sighted on Ohop Lake,” a Dispatch reader posted this month on dispatchnews.com. “They have been known to carry diseases and…

Big weekend at Mount Rainier for parks party

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch It’s Mount Rainier National Park’s party, and the guest list could be long. Park officials expect big crowds and packed parking lots for…

Case in point: Plan well when hiking solo

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch A Missouri woman’s experience at Mount Rainier National Park last week is being cited by park officlals an example of why they preach…

Bethel, Eatonville getting ready for league switch

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Student-athletes at Bethel and Eatonville high schools are doing more this month than getting ready for the fall sports season. They’re alsp preparing…

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Church reaps an act of faith

Church reaps an act of faith

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch The Lord worked in much-appreciated ways for a church construction…

Immunizations sooner than later urged for students

Noting that preventable diseases shouldn’t be a challenge for schoolchildren, Pierce County health officials are…

Rural meets urban at Lacamas fair

The Lacamas Community Fair, featuring exhibits and family activities, will be held Aug. 27-28 in…

County in step with state on vaping

Six months into Pierce County’s ban on vaping in public and workplaces, local health officials…

Tofu House closer to a new home

By Pat Jenkins The Dispatch Big plans for a small building are getting closer to…

He’s driven old Betsy for 68 years

He’s driven old Betsy for 68 years

By Jim Bryant Contributing writer Bob Erickson knows how to make a car last. Erickson…

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Celebrate the important work of a community helping people

Celebrate the important work of a community helping people

By Ruth Ferris Anyone watching the political conventions knows that there is much anger in the U.S. on both the left and the right ends of the political…

Low-cost electricity is vital for clean-tech industries

By Don C. Brunell Since the construction of Grand Coulee and Bonneville dams, Washington has enjoyed an abundance of low cost, reliable hydropower. It has been one-key competitive…

Many made Art in Bloom a success and community better

I want to send out a huge thank you to everyone who helped make Art in Bloom, held July 15-16, a great success. This year we raised approximately…

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