Category Archives: Eatonville News
By Bruce A. Smith The fifth inundation of smoke since early August occurred in Eatonville today, September 11, courtesy of Joint Base Lewis McChord. Through some kind of atmospheric inversion, JBLM’s grit and gases smothered the ground-level air at mid-day … Continue reading
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
By Bruce A. Smith Thick acrid smoke filled Eatonville’s skies this week as a major grasslands fire ignited in the Grand Mounds area Tuesday afternoon, and westerly winds pushed the conflagration towards us. Over 100 homes were evacuated in the … Continue reading
By Bruce A. Smith Although I saw a very partial solar eclipse when I was a kid, I saw my first major solar eclipse today. I suppose for most people it was probably their first one, too. Here in Eatonville … Continue reading
By Bruce A. Smith As our smoke-filled skies broached its second week, local health experts report that they haven’t seen any increase in respiratory distress. “Fortunately, we haven’t seen a uptick in 911 calls for breathing problems,” South Pierce Fire … Continue reading
By Bruce A. Smith Our friends in Eatonville have sent the Mountain News-WA the following announcement regarding the fourth annual salmon festival to celebrate local salmon recovery projects, such as Ohop Creek: Come Celebrate Salmon at the Eatonville Salmon Fest, Saturday, October … Continue reading
By Bruce A. Smith An Eatonville man was killed in a traffic accident at the intersection of Mountain Hwy (SR7) and 304th Street in Graham early Sunday morning, the Washington State Patrol (WSP) announced today.