Category Archives: Josh Magill

State policies on wolves have strong impacts in Cascades

By Josh Magill  Washington State Senator Kevin Ranker stated on Thursday that he wants to know the specifics of why the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDF&W) decided to eliminate a pack of wolves known as the “Wedge Pack” … Continue reading

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Wolves – our fears and fascination

By Josh Magill  Their eyes are dark, sometimes yellow-tinted, or even a dark orange that some mistake as the color of blood.  Those eyes are mysterious and chilling, yet we are drawn to them like a trance and we can’t … Continue reading

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Thinking of Sandy and Full Moons

By Bruce A. Smith, and photo by Josh Magill  Like many, I was consumed with watching coverage of Hurricane Sandy this evening. 

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Bethel sports update – October 15-21

by Josh Magill The Graham-Kapowsin Football squad made a statement in Friday’s league match scoring a 42-7 victory over the Beamer Titans.  The road win notched the Eagles their seventh win of the season. 

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Ballot Misprint Update – Spanaway, Parkland and Frederickson affected

By Josh Magill  The Mountain New obtained more information from Pierce County Auditor, Julie Anderson, on Tuesday, Oct 23, regarding the announcement of misprinted ballots in two precincts of the 10th congressional district. 

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Dedication celebrates completion of Phase 2 at the Pierce County Skills Center

By Josh Magill  Just days after celebrating other building openings across town, such as the Bethel Learning Center and the remodel of Shining Mountain Elementary School, Bethel School District executives were at it again.  The excitement of these many new or … Continue reading

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Politicians descend upon Bethel – a reporter’s personal view

By Josh Magill  It seemed every aspect of Bethel School District’s “ABC Day” was a hit on Saturday, except for one – the “meet and greet” of political candidates was lightly attended, perhaps overshadowed by the attraction of the many … Continue reading

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Bethel Learning Center dedicated

By Josh Magill The air was filled with jazz music on Saturday morning in Spanaway as nearly two hundred people gathered to celebrate the opening of the new Bethel Learning Center.  The music produced by the Pierce County Community Big … Continue reading

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Frederickson News – Bethel to open Learning Center amid a flurry of community events

By Josh Magill Though temperatures are dropping and it seems fall is upon us, events and meetings in the Frederickson and Spanaway areas have not gone into hibernation.  Just the opposite is happening due to some planning and dedications.  Ironically, … Continue reading

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Bethel Sports: football preview for Week of October 1-6

By Josh Magill  Spanaway Lake Sentinels football game against Curtis High to be televised  Fans of Spanaway Lake High School football can see tonight’s game from the comfort of their own home by tuning in to Root Sports Network, who … Continue reading

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