Category Archives: People Profiles

DB Cooper researcher looking for a Cooper $20 in ciculation

Special to the Mountain News Editor’s Note: Eric Ulis, noted DB Cooper researcher, is initiating a project to locate any DB Cooper $20 bills that may still be in circulation, or “hiding in Aunt Sally’s attic in Kansas City,” as … Continue reading

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DB Cooper news: Interview with author Martin Andrade

By Bruce A. Smith With the 46th Anniversary of DB Cooper’s skyjacking approaching us – Cooper hijacked his Northwest Orient jetliner on the evening before Thanksgiving in 1971 – it is certainly timely to discuss this iconic crime with another … Continue reading

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Christmas 2016 – Things I Remember from Childhood

By Bruce A. Smith Tomorrow, I travel to New York to spend the Christmas holidays with family. One of the ways I prepare to go is to think about the old days – remembering the funny, quirky events of the … Continue reading

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Fran and the Volvo

By Barbara Jean Heller Behind the heavy double wooden doors, in its dark chamber resides a Volvo, a four-door sedan, circa 1992, locked. The garage is connected to the brick Tudor at 84 Jeff Street, Garden City. Behind its double … Continue reading

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Sleaze from Presidential campaign triggers testimonials from women who were sexually assaulted

By Gayle Tice Update, October 23, 2016 The conversation around Trump’s comments keeps evolving.  It includes encouraging statements about male “locker room talk.”  From men reflecting on the locker room talk of their youth and how it never crossed into … 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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Slogging through the Amazon Swamp – True Survival Stories from the World of Self-Publishing

Bruce A. Smith It all began with a manuscript. I was a former newspaper reporter with a good story – the iconic tale of the famous skyjacker DB Cooper. The manuscript had a 32-page treatment that I sent to the … Continue reading

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New developments in the DB Cooper case: primary witness Bill Mitchell speaks publicly for the first time

~ by Bruce A. Smith The passenger who sat nearest DB Cooper was a twenty-year old college student named Bill Mitchell. As Cooper sat in the middle seat of Row 18 on the starboard side of the aircraft, Mitchell sat … Continue reading

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Central Pierce Fire to honor staff at YMCA for aquatic rescue

 A dramatic rescue took place earlier this month at the Mel Korum YMCA in South Hill, and the Mountain News is delighted to post the details as presented in this press release from Assistant Chief Ed Hrivnak of the Central … Continue reading

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