Category Archives: Parkland

Open Letter to Jim McCune on homelessness – from Wayne Cooke, Graham community activist

Open Letter to Pierce County Councilmember Jim McCune, District 3 By  Wayne Cooke Re: Homelessness Dear Jim, I have spent many hours researching our “homeless problem,” sparked by my friendship with a young homeless couple from Graham. As our representative, … Continue reading

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Beyond the Borders expands to help folks without transportation

~ Editor’s Note It’s with a sigh of relief I’ve learned today that one program that truly helps people is being maintained as governmental budgets continue to be slashed.  One big example is the “Beyond the Borders” shuttle service that … Continue reading

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Central Pierce Fire District to send relief supplies to stricken firefighters in New York

Editor’s Note:  The Mountain News has received the following press release from the Central Pierce Fire District, which serves Frederickson, Spanaway, South Hill and Parkland.  They have announced a relief effort to help firefighters in New York and New Jersey … Continue reading

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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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Voters in 2 precincts in Parkland and Spanaway to receive corrected ballot

Special to the Mountain News Editor’s Note:  The Mountain News received the following press release from the Pierce County Auditor’s Office, the agency that administers our elections. Pierce County is mailing corrected ballots to 1,422 voters in the new 10th … Continue reading

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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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Smoke from debris burning fills the skies of Pierce County causing death and suffering to many

  by Bruce A. Smith  Although our area has been graced this month with several days of sunshine and cloudless skies, it has spelled doom and suffering for many residents of Pierce County as the air – particularly on weekends … Continue reading

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Thousands honor NPS Ranger Margaret Anderson with a formal law enforcement funeral

by Bruce A. Smith  As befitting her status as a licensed police officer, Ranger Margaret Anderson received a stately and precise funerary service on Tuesday, January 10.  Held at Pacific Lutheran University in Parkland, the memorial was attended by dozens of … Continue reading

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Mount Rainier National Park staff and locals grieve for slain Ranger

by Bruce A. Smith  A press conference held in Ashford, Thursday, January 5, to discuss Mount Rainier National Park’s response to the fatal shooting of NPS Ranger Margaret Anderson on January 1, revealed the profound depth of grief caused by … Continue reading

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More computer classes coming to local libraries, plus literary discussion groups

~  For those of us who do not have ready access to a fifth-grader – and thus are lost in the ever-deepening thickets of technological innovation – the Pierce County Library System is conducting another series of FREE tutorials on a variety … Continue reading

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