Category Archives: Judy Spiers

In Memoriam – Judy Spiers, Tari Parker, Milt Gordon

by Bruce A. Smith Three beloved writers of the Mountain News – Judy Spiers, Tari Parker, and Milt Gordon – have passed away in recent years. Although long overdue, I would like to commemorate their lives, their writings, and their contributions to … Continue reading

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Top Mountain News Stories of 2011

~ 1.  The Mountain News-WA launches on February 7, 2011 After months of planning and preparations, the Mountain News-WA flickered into life upon our computer screens with our first posting on February 7.  Eleven months later we’ve reached 100,000-plus hits and posted 230 … Continue reading

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Profile: Eldora Sloan and her Readers are Succeeders program

By Judy Spiers The bell rang and school was out at Graham Elementary when I recently visited Portable 5 to check on the progress of the Readers Are Succeeders after-school program, conducted by Eldora Sloan and a number of enthusiastic … Continue reading

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Light and Divine Presence in the photography of Gary McCutcheon

by Judy Spiers  Gary McCutcheon is a professional photographer and instructor, featured in the recent Open Studio Tour, and I traveled to his workshop in downtown Puyallup to learn more about how he started, what inspires him, and to get … Continue reading

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Judy’s Column: Prosperity and Thanksgiving

By Judy Spiers  I used to believe that good news and events, or even gifts, were what made me happy.  The trouble is that when these were gone so was my happiness.  Expectations based in materialism can be fleeting because … Continue reading

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The Mountain’s Photographer

 by Judy Spiers Ron Warfield is a photographer of many years’ experience, and his primary subject has been the majestic Mount Rainier.  During the recent Open Studio Tour, my husband, Mark, and I visited his photographic art exhibit in the … Continue reading

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Day Three of the “Open Studio Tour” art extravaganza

by Judy Spiers Our first stop on Day Three of the Pierce County Open Studio Tour was at oil painting artist, Linda Jacobus.  On our way, I told Mark – my husband and chauffer – that I had a hunch … Continue reading

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