- DB Cooper – 42nd Anniversary celebrations include symposium in Tacoma and annual bash in Ariel December 4, 2013
- Bethel Open Market offers holiday-themed festivities and crafts November 2, 2013
- Readers weigh in on GMO labeling initiative October 18, 2013
- Mount Rainier National Park is now open October 17, 2013
- Animal rights group in Eatonville seeking a foster home for a special dog October 14, 2013
- Yelm writer pens an account of her search for the feminine in a man’s world October 12, 2013
- SR 7 through Alder Gorge re-opens, relieving traffic in Eatonville October 6, 2013
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Category Archives: Environment
By Bruce A. Smith The Washington State DOT has issued the following press release announcing the closure of Mountain Highway due west of Eatonville for several months. The state will be repairing a section of hillside that is prone to … Continue reading
Editor’s Note: Mount Rainier National Park announced this week that it is making a major change in providing access for the public to the Paradise area, and will close the road from Longmire on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
By Josh Magill The Frederickson - Clover Creek Community Council monthly meeting on Saturday morning featured a presentation on air quality in Pierce County. The primary presenters were Alexandria Teague from the Pierce County Planning & Land Services Department, and Kathy … Continue reading
by Bruce A. Smith After Hurricane Sandy hit last week, the New York-New Jersey area endured a major winter storm this week known as a Nor’easter that dumped over a half-foot of heavy, wet snow and packed winds of up … Continue reading
By Bruce A. Smith As Superstorm Sandy upends our world and seems a capstone to a growing list of global disasters like the economic collapse of 2008, local author Michael Meade shares words of advice in his new book, Why … Continue reading
By Josh Magill Washington State Senator Kevin Ranker stated on Thursday that he wants to know the specifics of why the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDF&W) decided to eliminate a pack of wolves known as the “Wedge Pack” … Continue reading
by Bruce A. Smith It’s been two full days since Sandy slammed into the New York-New Jersey coast and the impacts are both local and national, physical and emotional, at a scale few have ever experienced before.
The following is a message from Pierce County Alert: SR 7 Closed, Both Directions – State Route 7, known locally as Mountain Highway, is closed in both directions in the LaGrande area due to a slide. Southbound traffic is being … Continue reading
Special to the Mountain News – The National Park Service has released the following announcement: Ashford, WA: Get a head start on your summer fun with free admission to Mount Rainier National Park this Saturday, June 9. In celebration of … Continue reading
by Bruce A. Smith 13,000 festival-goers swarmed over the Puyallup Fair Grounds June 2 & 3 for the 2nd Annual Mother Earth News Fair, in testament to a growing interest in sustainable living.