Category Archives: Nature

Graham Self-Reliant group to deepen its discussion on earthquake preparedness

By Bruce A. Smith The Graham Self-Reliant Community will be taking a deeper look at regional and local earthquake preparation at its monthly meeting on September 7, 2016. In particular, area representatives will be discussing exactly what occurred during the … Continue reading

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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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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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Alder Lake Fire continues despite rains – Update Monday August 31, noon

 By Bruce A. Smith Update: Monday August 31, noon: The National Forest Service announced today that the Alder Lake fire continues to “smolder” even after torrential rains passed through the area over the week. But the fire did not spread … Continue reading

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Updates – Smoke and fire threaten southern Pierce County

by Bruce A. Smith Concern is mounting in Eatonville and surrounding communities as our skies become smoke-filled and many local residents are staying indoors to protect themselves from unhealthy air. The culprits seem to be two-fold – first an 100-acre fire … Continue reading

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