Category Archives: Parkland

“The Adventures of Nicholas” – a beloved re-telling by a retired Bethel school teacher

~ Retired Bethel elementary school teacher Wayne Cooke has been caught up in a huge swell of Christmas Spirit this week and he has sent the Mountain News a remarkable holiday story – it’s actually a tale about a tale.

Posted in Bethel News, Book reviews, Culture, Entertainment, Folk tales and stories, Graham News, Parkland, Spanaway, Spirituality | 6 Comments

Sheriff’s Department offers workshops for public to learn about law enforcement

Special to the Mountain News from the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department: Sheriff offers Community Academy in Parkland The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department’s “Parkland” Community Academy is an opportunity for citizens to learn firsthand about law enforcement and the department’s role. … Continue reading

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Recent drownings are tragic reminders about the importance of water safety – free use of life jackets available

Editor’s Note: The Mountain News received this press release about summer safety from the Washington State Department of Health today, and two  facts jumped out that make this compelling information. 

Posted in Cops and courts, Culture, Environment, Frederickson, Parkland, Spanaway | 1 Comment

Pierce Conservation District to fill board position – volunteer needed

Editor’s Note:  The following press release from Pierce County may be of great interest to many Mountain News readers.  The Pierce Conservation District needs a new volunteer board member.

Posted in Eatonville News, Environment, Frederickson, Graham News, Nature, Orting, Parkland, Roy News, Self Reliance, South Hill, Spanaway | Leave a comment

County re-districting bodes well for Graham, Frederickson and Spanaway

  Pierce County is undergoing a reconfiguration of its seven council district boundaries due to changes in population, and the proposed changes – if approved by the current County Council – will strengthen the political voice of Graham, Frederickson, and … Continue reading

Posted in Bethel News, Eatonville News, Frederickson, Graham News, Orting, Parkland, Politics, Roy News, South Hill, Spanaway | 7 Comments

Founder of Tea Party speaks to Republicans in Parkland

  Keli Carender, the young Seattle woman widely acknowledged as the founder of the Tea Party movement, spoke to about 30 members of the 2nd LD – 29th LD Republican Club last week in Parkland.

Posted in Culture, Events, Parkland, People Profiles | 6 Comments