Category Archives: Eatonville News

Slogging through the Amazon Swamp – True Survival Stories from the World of Self-Publishing

Bruce A. Smith It all began with a manuscript. I was a former newspaper reporter with a good story – the iconic tale of the famous skyjacker DB Cooper. The manuscript had a 32-page treatment that I sent to the … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Jim McCune on homelessness – from Wayne Cooke, Graham community activist

Open Letter to Pierce County Councilmember Jim McCune, District 3 By  Wayne Cooke Re: Homelessness Dear Jim, I have spent many hours researching our “homeless problem,” sparked by my friendship with a young homeless couple from Graham. As our representative, … Continue reading

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Region in full Burn Ban – Stage 2

by Bruce A. Smith ~ The “Greater Pierce County Area,” a new legal and environmental designation for those parts of Pierce County east of the Tacoma Narrows and north of the South Pierce Fire District, is now under a full … Continue reading

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First Burn Ban of season hits south Pierce County

by Bruce A. Smith  ~ The first burn ban of the 2015 wood stove season is about to descend upon south Pierce County. For the first time, the Puget Sound Air Quality Agency is issuing a burn “warning,” as a prelude … Continue reading

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Randle man killed in Eatonville car accident

by Bruce A. Smith The Washington State Patrol announced this evening that Raymond R. Craig, 20, of Randle, Washington was fatally injured today in a collision on SR 161 at Thomas Rd. This stretch of road is just north of … Continue reading

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Alder Lake Fire continues despite rains – Update Monday August 31, noon

 By Bruce A. Smith Update: Monday August 31, noon: The National Forest Service announced today that the Alder Lake fire continues to “smolder” even after torrential rains passed through the area over the week. But the fire did not spread … Continue reading

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Updates – Smoke and fire threaten southern Pierce County

by Bruce A. Smith Concern is mounting in Eatonville and surrounding communities as our skies become smoke-filled and many local residents are staying indoors to protect themselves from unhealthy air. The culprits seem to be two-fold – first an 100-acre fire … Continue reading

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Body of missing climber spotted on Mount Rainier

  Special to the Mountain News-WA:  The following press announcement was released Saturday concerning the disappearance of a climber near the summit of Mount Rainier.   ************************************************** Saturday, June 13, 2015, 2:30 pm— The search for Kyle Bufis is being … Continue reading

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Climber lost on Mount Rainer

  By Bruce A. Smith   A climber became separated from his group and lost Thursday night while descending from the summit of Mount Rainier. Kyle Bufis, 23, was in the company of two mountaineering companions, according to Information Specialist Patti … Continue reading

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Eatonville Family Agency launches outreach programs

Editor’s Note: The Mountain News-WA has received a message from the Eatonville Family Agency revealing its many programs and its need for food, service, and financial donations. Here is the newsletter from the new director of the EFA, Alana Smith, … Continue reading

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