Category Archives: Entertainment

Romantic Triangle Between Barb Dayton and Ron and Pat Forman Revealed in New DB Cooper Production

By Bruce A. Smith That’s a joke, folks! But I just saw the World Premier of “db,” a highly speculative account of the DB Cooper hijacking, in the CoHo Theater in Portland. Penned by NYC playwright Tommy Smith, it’s a … Continue reading

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Eatonville Prepares for 4th of July Celebrations

  By Alana Smith There’s something enchanting about enjoying Independence Day the same way people have for decades, even if past generations weren’t able to Facebook their celebration “selfies.” It’s hard to beat spreading out a blanket and taking in … Continue reading

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DB Cooper and the FBI – now in paperback

By Bruce A. Smith The only comprehensive book on this iconic hijacking, DB Cooper and the FBI—A Case Study of America’s Only Unsolved Skyjacking, is now in paperback. Published by CreateSpace, a print-on-demand title, it is available at Amazon and … Continue reading

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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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Graham-Kapowsin Community Council celebrates 13th year with EXPO

  Special to the Mountain News-WA The Graham – Kapowsin Community Council is celebrating its 13th year of service to the residents of the Greater Graham area with its annual “Expo.” This year, the festivities will be held at the … Continue reading

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9th Annual Rainier Independent Film Festival shines in Ashford, if only to small crowds

by Bruce A. Smith The 9th Annual Rainier Independent Film Festival was held last weekend in the mountain town of Ashford, WA, and it was a strange mix of industry insiders, local artsy-types, and thirty-eight films – many of them … Continue reading

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DB Cooper cyber sleuths adopt the Mountain News as a chat room

Editor’s Note: Life at the Mountain News is becoming downright spicy. Daily, new characters from the cyber section of Cooper World are appearing here to pontificate, trash talk, or otherwise rub elbows with fellow aficionados of the Hunt for DB … Continue reading

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Free film at Grand Cinema explores local filmmaker’s journey caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s

by Bruce A. Smith  Pierce County’s Office of Aging and Disability has announced a community awareness event on Alzheimer’s that includes a free showing of a film by Ann Hedreen and her experiences caring for a mother enveloped by the disease. … Continue reading

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Stories from Backstage – The Judds: Wynonna and Naomi

by Bruce A. Smith The Château Saint Michel Winery, Woodinville, WA; and Nashville When Wynonna and Naomi opened their 2000 reunion tour in Nashville, my life in Tennessee became cross-pollinated with Judd stories.  First, I breathed the fine, luxurious mist … Continue reading

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Stories from Backstage – Linda Ronstadt and Los Camperos de Nati Cano

 By Bruce A. Smith October, 2008 – The Paramount Theater, Seattle Attending one of Linda Ronstadt’s Tex-Mex concerts is like driving through the night to Mexico on Spring Break.  When you start off everything looks familiar and everyone is speaking … Continue reading

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