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Climber rescued from crevasse on Mount Rainier

Special Report to the Mountain News-WA – Supplied by Kevin Bacher, Mount Rainier National Park: Rangers at Mount Rainier National Park today completed the rescue of a climber who fell into a crevasse while descending yesterday from the summit of … Continue reading

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Remembering Mike

Under construction and revision. Saturday, May 27, 2017 BAS

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Azure Farms’ new weed control plan examined

Second in a series on Azure Farms and organic wheat By Bruce A. Smith As the Azure Farms’ dispute with Sherman County, Oregon enters its second week, a respite has developed regarding the control of noxious weeds in its wheat … Continue reading

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Azure Standard faces challenges in Oregon to its organic farming practices

By Bruce A. Smith Azure Standard, the world’s largest supplier of organic wheat and grains, has been accused of improper management of noxious weeds growing on some of its wheat fields located in Sherman County, Oregon. As a result, it … Continue reading

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TJ, Bill, and 50th Reunions – more tales from the “Stories from my Life”

By Bruce A. Smith I received an invitation to my high school’s 50th Reunion this month—the same time our most famous alumnus got fired in disgrace from his job at Fox News. Yup, Bill O’Reilly and I are former classmates, … Continue reading

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Mount Rainier National Park receives record number of wilderness camping requests for 2017 – halts all further advanced reservations for full-circuit Wonderland Trail trips

Editor’s Note: Mount Rainier National Park has been flooded with requests for back-country camping requests via their advanced reservation program. As a result, the park has issued the following press release to the Mountain News-WA and other media: **************************************************************** Mount … Continue reading

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The Man Who Divorced His Wife Over a Hat – more tales from “Stories from the Journey” collection

By Bruce A. Smith I like hats. I have panamas, Stetsons, baseball caps, Indiana-Jones-type hats, and balaclavas. My wife has bought me many of those hats, but not any more since she doesn’t like me wearing them. That woman is … Continue reading

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