A new web service has arrived in the shadow of Mt Rainier – The Mountain News.

Our mission is to report the news of those who live close to Mount Rainier in body or spirit.  In terms of the physical, we’re talking about the communities of southern Pierce and eastern Thurston and Lewis counties, from Puyallup in the north to Yelm in the west to Eatonville and Morton in the south.

As for spirit, The Mountain News will illumine and champion those people who inspire us to greatness along with those neighbors we can count on when times get tough or celebrate with us righteously when we shine.

The Mountain News is an online news magazine that has in-depth features, columns and news stories pertaining to our area that can not be found anywhere else.  Specifically, we cover stories of ex-urban and rural lifestyles such as self-reliant living, health, politics, crime, and issues of the soul.

As a fledgling organization we are endeavoring to build our professional staff and thus, our reach.  Nevertheless, the Mountain News welcomes written and visual contributions from all of our readers and neighbors, along with freelancers, with remuneration given on a case-by-case basis.

Give us a call-

Bruce A. Smith, Publisher


(360) 832-6248

4 Responses to About

  1. galen g. cook says:


    Congratulations on your new venture. You are to be commended for your time and energy spent writing about the D.B. Cooper mystery. You are fair and a determined reporter who gets it pretty much right. Some reporters are in “the game” only to get their name associated with D.B. Cooper. You, however, have proved that some elements of the mystery are broken down only by listening and not involving yourself as an interpreter. My very best to you and the Mountain News.

    Galen G. Cook
    Attorney at Law

  2. Kim Kircher says:

    I just found your site, and I’m glad I did. I live close to Mt. Rainier at Crystal Mountain Ski Area where I work as a ski patroller. Every clear day reveals a beautiful view of the mountain. Best of luck on this venture. I’ll be keeping my eye on you.

  3. Danielle Graham says:

    Greetings Bruce …. I tripped and fell into your blog this evening, and chose to acknowledge your excellent writing and story telling gifts. I hope all your books are best sellers, and your ageless health allows you the experience of selling tens of thousands of copies – and more!! Please make sure that my mountain – Rainier – is standing pristine and beautiful every day. I miss her terribly! Blessings!

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