Category Archives: Business

Frederickson residents get enlightened about air quality

By Josh Magill The Frederickson – Clover Creek Community Council monthly meeting on Saturday morning featured a presentation on air quality in Pierce County.  The primary presenters were Alexandria Teague from the Pierce County Planning & Land Services Department, and Kathy … Continue reading

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Trillium presents award to IKEA distribution center in Frederickson

By Josh Magill  Sean Cantu’s smile lit up the enormous warehouse as he helped present Trillium’s “Top Employer of the Year” award on Wednesday afternoon to the employees of IKEA’s distribution center in Frederickson.  The honors were accepted by Pam … Continue reading

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Old-fashioned “Grazing in Graham” proves to be a huge success

  by Bruce A. Smith  At the end of May, the Graham Business Association held its first “revival” of an old tradition, the Grazing in Graham shin-dig that – unlike the past two years – was closed to the public.

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Huge crowds highlight the 2nd Annual Mother Earth News Fair

  by Bruce A. Smith  13,000 festival-goers swarmed over the Puyallup Fair Grounds June 2 & 3 for the 2nd Annual Mother Earth News Fair, in testament to a growing interest in sustainable living.

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Mother Earth Farm in Orting prepares for spring planting with draft horse plowing

   Special to the Mountain News What is one of the first steps required to get 150,000 pounds of fresh, organic produce to local food banks?  Plowing the soil, of course!

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Mountain Community Co-Op celebrates 7th anniversary, and looks to the future

by Bruce A. Smith  Shoppers this week at the Mountain Community Co-op in Eatonville were treated to a little extra gaiety from the volunteers and staff.  “Happy Birthday,” one volunteer shouted out to me as I walked into the cozy little … Continue reading

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Calling all Chocoholics! – Orting to host 1st annual “Chocolate Stroll”

 by Bruce A. Smith Orting will certainly be the place to satisfy your chocolate cravings at the first annual Orting Chocolate Stroll, scheduled for Saturday, February 11, from noon until 3 pm, and from all accounts it sounds like it … Continue reading

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Top Mountain News Stories of 2011

~ 1.  The Mountain News-WA launches on February 7, 2011 After months of planning and preparations, the Mountain News-WA flickered into life upon our computer screens with our first posting on February 7.  Eleven months later we’ve reached 100,000-plus hits and posted 230 … Continue reading

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DB Cooper – Boeing clams up on employment record of skyjacking suspect

by Bruce A. Smith Boeing seems to be pulling the curtains closed over Dewey Max Cooper’s employment record at the aircraft manufacturer.   Dewey Cooper is reportedly an accomplice in the 40-year old DB Cooper skyjacking case, as announced by his … Continue reading

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Profile: Gloria Peach, hypnotherapist and hand-writing analyst

By Bruce A. Smith One of the advantages of advanced age is that one has had the time to experience many aspects of life – multiple careers, marriage, motherhood and a spiritual quest.

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