Category Archives: Environment

Pacific Northwest prepares for the Big One – the Cascadia Rising earthquake drill

By Bruce A. Smith Next week, June 6-10, local, state and federal officials will be conducting the nation’s largest-ever earthquake drill, called Cascadia Rising. Over 6,000 first responders, military personnel, and emergency management crews will simulate what life will be … Continue reading

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Elana Freeland to present on chemtrails and electromagnetic health dangers

Editor’s Note: Elana Freeland is a local author who will be sharing her 10-year research on the harmful effects of “chemtrails” and electromagnetic energies at the Traditions Café in Olympia on Tuesday, May 31 at 7pm. Elana recently delivered a … Continue reading

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Preparing for the Big One – public meeting scheduled for Thursday in Graham

by Bruce A. Smith There will a public meeting to discuss earthquake preparedness this Thursday, March 17, at the Graham Library at 6:30 pm. It is free, and is hosted by the Pierce County Department of Emergency Management. The topic will be … Continue reading

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Playing in the Snow – Sort of

by Bruce A. Smith One of today’s surprises is realizing how much I’m enjoying the epic Blizzard of ’16 that is engulfing the East Coast. It has awakened much nostalgia for life “back there” for many of us who live “out … 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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A short history of the Morse Wildlife Preserve

By Wayne Cooke In the middle of Graham lies the Morse Wildlife Preserve, an idyllic area totaling 238 acres. Located on 70th Ave, its central portions straddle the headwaters of Muck Creek. Originally a homestead and farm of the Morse family, … Continue reading

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