Category Archives: Bethel News

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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GKCC to host 15th Annual EXPO

Special to the Mountain News: The Graham-Kapowsin Community Council is hosting its 15th Annual EXPO in support of the dozens of community programs it administers, most notably a food service for children in the Bethel School District. As in years … Continue reading

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Local Democrats seek to “Flip the 8th”

By Bruce A. Smith Local Democratic Party activists are working diligently to “Flip the 8th” Congressional District (CD) from Republican to Democratic control. Currently, Republican Dave Reichert is the congressman representing the 8th CD, but he is retiring, and a … Continue reading

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Details released on last week’s shooting at G-K High School – gunman in cusotdy

Special to the Mountain News-WA From James Lynch, Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office ~ Graham-Kapowsin Shooter Charged ~ TACOMA, WA – Today, Prosecutor Mark Lindquist announced the alleged gunman in the drive-by shooting that happened last week near Graham Kapowsin High … Continue reading

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Pierce College and Bethel School District bring higher education to Graham and neighboring communities

Addendum ~ Editor’s Note: Kate Burrows, the Communications and Public Relations Specialist for Pierce College has sent the Mountain News the following announcement concerning Pierce College classes in Graham. ************************************************************************* Starting January 2017, Pierce College will offer college courses at … Continue reading

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~ Special to the Mountain News-WA by Paula Morris There are many after school programs in the Pierce County area that offer food and snacks to kids during the school year. But what happens when summer vacation starts? Carol Wright, … Continue reading

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GKCC and Feed the Children Project to host Swap ‘n’ Shop, and a 5K Fun Run

~ Editor’s Note: The Graham-Kapowsin Community Council and its partner in helping feed Bethel school kids, the Harvest House Food Pantry, are holding a Swap ‘n’ Shop meet, along with a 5K Fun Run, to raise money for their joint … Continue reading

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