Category Archives: Ashford

Updates – Smoke and fire threaten southern Pierce County

by Bruce A. Smith Concern is mounting in Eatonville and surrounding communities as our skies become smoke-filled and many local residents are staying indoors to protect themselves from unhealthy air. The culprits seem to be two-fold – first an 100-acre fire … Continue reading

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9th Annual Rainier Independent Film Festival shines in Ashford, if only to small crowds

by Bruce A. Smith The 9th Annual Rainier Independent Film Festival was held last weekend in the mountain town of Ashford, WA, and it was a strange mix of industry insiders, local artsy-types, and thirty-eight films – many of them … Continue reading

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Mt Rainier free this weekend – with two feet of new snow at Paradise!

Special to the Mountain News-WA The National Park Service has sent the folowing press release to the Mountain News, announcing the waiver of entrance fees for this weekend in celebration of National Park Week. *****   ENJOY YOUR NATIONAL PARK … Continue reading

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Mountain Highway closed again due to mudslide

This just in from WSDOT.  -BAS: ****************************** SR 7 closes temporarily following slide near Eatonville EATONVILLE – A 1.5-mile segment of State Route 7 west of Eatonville is temporarily closed following a mudslide earlier today that contained approximately 100 cubic … Continue reading

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Update on SR 7 road closures in Eatonville

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

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Beyond the Borders expands to help folks without transportation

~ Editor’s Note It’s with a sigh of relief I’ve learned today that one program that truly helps people is being maintained as governmental budgets continue to be slashed.  One big example is the “Beyond the Borders” shuttle service that … Continue reading

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Mount Rainier to close road to Paradise on Tuesdays and Wednesdays this winter

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. 

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