Category Archives: Josh Magill

Mountain News author, Josh Magill, publishes book of essays and poems

~ Long-time contributing author, Josh Magill, has sent us his latest essay, titled: “Finding Family, Finding Love.” Although he has moved to another mountain range – the Rockies near Denver, he is still part of The Mountain and we celebrate … Continue reading

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Proposed road closure in Frederickson ignites controversy

by Josh Magill Over the last few months, a proposal to close a portion of 180th Street East in Frederickson has quietly moved its way through the Pierce County processes.  However, as stated by county engineer Brian Stacey at the … Continue reading

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Josh Magill – working with his father

Editor’s Note: Josh Magill has sent the Mountain News another story about his life growing up – this time it’s an essay about helping his father build a shed and assist in cutting down a tree.  It’s titled, “A Day … Continue reading

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Josh Magill: Fighting for the memory of our ancestors – an essay

By Josh Magill I did not cry for the last memory of him.  No … I told my mother he was gone and then went to play basketball. “How can you do that?” she asked me as I left.  But … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve Trip to Mount Rainier – A Beautiful Gift

By Josh Magill  We had not been here long, just a month or so after transferring from New Mexico in 2009, but decided since we had nowhere else to go on Christmas Eve that a trip up to Mount Rainier was … Continue reading

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Beloved BSD wrestling coach and teacher dies after suffering stroke last week

by Josh Magill After complications from a stroke, Paul Greeley died last Wednesday surrounded by his family, including his three daughters and his son.  The former wrestling coach at Bethel, Peninsula and Spanaway Lake high schools suffered the stroke on … Continue reading

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Frederickson residents get enlightened about air quality

By Josh Magill The Frederickson – Clover Creek Community Council monthly meeting on Saturday morning featured a presentation on air quality in Pierce County.  The primary presenters were Alexandria Teague from the Pierce County Planning & Land Services Department, and Kathy … Continue reading

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Trillium presents award to IKEA distribution center in Frederickson

By Josh Magill  Sean Cantu’s smile lit up the enormous warehouse as he helped present Trillium’s “Top Employer of the Year” award on Wednesday afternoon to the employees of IKEA’s distribution center in Frederickson.  The honors were accepted by Pam … Continue reading

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Killing of wolf pack sparks growing controversy

By Josh Magill  The slaughter of a wolf pack by the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife to assuage concerns of local cattle ranchers in the north-central section of the state has triggered an enormous political backlash.

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Voting in Frederickson – a personal tale

by Josh Magill No lines or waiting greeted voters on Tuesday afternoon at the polling center set up inside Pierce County’s Maintenance Facility near Canyon Road and 192nd Street in Frederickson.

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