Category Archives: Culture

More true tales of communist Bulgaria from local storyteller Lu André

Special to the Mountain News-WA By Lu André From his collection: Life Stories – For the Mind and Soul Wipers I bought my first car when I was 32. That was back in communist Bulgaria. Bulgaria turned communist at the … Continue reading

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DB Cooper News: Flap over letters sent to FBI makes headlines nationwide

By Bruce A. Smith Headlines this week ranging from Fox News to the Seattle Post-Intelligence have proclaimed the FBI has just released a letter from DB Cooper that they received shortly after his iconic skyjacking in 1971. This news item … Continue reading

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DB Cooper news: New video on the money find released

By Bruce A. Smith I am pleased to announce a new video release on YouTube where I explore the events surrounding the discovery of part of DB Cooper’s ransom money in 1980. Over $6,000 worth of twenty-dollar bills was found … Continue reading

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Local storyteller shares unique tales from his life in Europe

Special to the Mountain News by Lu André From his collection: Life Stories – For Mind and Soul The Spy Who Never Was It was a dark, almost medieval time for Bulgaria back in the 1950s and 1960s. For less … Continue reading

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Sixth inundation of smoke this summer – WAQA at 162, “unhealthy”

By Bruce A. Smith The sixth inundation of smoke since August 1 settled over Eatonville today, Saturday, September 16. This makes the 22nd day in the past 47 that we have had unhealthy air to breathe. Again, the culprits are … 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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Smoke and Heat Return, Regional and Local Fires Contribute

By Bruce A. Smith The smoke, and concomitant temperatures in the high 80s and low 90s, returned to Eatonville again this week. Air quality began to deteriorate on Monday, August 28 and worsened today, Tuesday, with WAQA Index readings from … Continue reading

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