Category Archives: Back East

WSDA to conduct Gypsy Moth spraying in parts of Graham

By Bruce A. Smith The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has announced that it will conduct a pesticide spraying program in selected neighborhoods in northern Graham to control a Gypsy Moth (GM) infestation. The spraying will commence in late … Continue reading

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Wauwepex – a tale of a scout camp and a young man – from “Stories from the Journey”

By Bruce A. Smith Wauwepex was the Boy Scout camp that saved my life growing up. Or at least my soul. It was a place I loved – and still do – but it was also a place where I … Continue reading

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North to Chibougamou – a true tale of young adventure

By Bruce A. Smith Editor’s Note: For only the second time in the past 48 years, I’ve crossed paths with someone who has been to Chibougamou, Quebec. His name is “Georger,” and we are associates in DB Cooper investigation. He … Continue reading

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An Open-Letter to Houston

By Bruce A. Smith I’ve had some burning questions about Hurricane Harvey, particularly the flooding in Houston that no one in the media is addressing. Yes, the storm and the rescue of thousands is important and is being told well. … Continue reading

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Untidy Beaches – An update on the medical waste wash-ups along New York and New Jersey beaches

By Bruce A. Smith An Insider’s Story of the Medical Waste Wash-Ups in New York during the Summer of 1988 and Current Update In the summer of 1988, the beaches of New York and New Jersey were hit with wash-ups … Continue reading

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Remembering Mike

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

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