Category Archives: Pets and livestock

Animal rights group in Eatonville seeking a foster home for a special dog

Editor’s Note:  The Mountain News received the following note from the Animal Control of Eatonville group (ACE).  They are looking for a home for a dog that has been rescued.  Below is their charming story of “Jo-Jo.” **************************************************************** Thursday, September … Continue reading

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Diller to get some of his 39 horses returned

By Bruce A. Smith Dr. John L. Diller of Graham will be getting some of his horses back from the 39 seized by Pierce County in September, pending the inspection of his stables by animal control.  The equines were taken due … Continue reading

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State policies on wolves have strong impacts in Cascades

By Josh Magill  Washington State Senator Kevin Ranker stated on Thursday that he wants to know the specifics of why the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDF&W) decided to eliminate a pack of wolves known as the “Wedge Pack” … Continue reading

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Wolves – our fears and fascination

By Josh Magill  Their eyes are dark, sometimes yellow-tinted, or even a dark orange that some mistake as the color of blood.  Those eyes are mysterious and chilling, yet we are drawn to them like a trance and we can’t … Continue reading

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Missing dog near Clear Lake

Editor’s Note:  A member of the Mountain community has asked for our help in locating her missing dog, named Max. 

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Diller due in court to petition the return of the 39 horses; still no charges filed by DEA on drug allegations

~ By Bruce A. Smith  Pierce County Animal Control has announced that Dr. John L Diller has filed a petition for the return of his 39 horses seized by the PCAC in late September. 

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Update on the seizure of 39 horses in Graham – due process controversy grows

by Josh Magill; Special to the Mountain News  Tempers flared and feelings were hurt this past week over the recent seizure of 39 horses from a Graham farm that officials said contained “deplorable conditions.”  Many area residents are incensed that … Continue reading

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Seizure of 39 horses in Graham reveals massive DEA drug investigation

By Bruce A. Smith, with contributions from Josh Magill  The seizure of 39 horses from a 99-acre ranch on Meridian Ave in Graham is part a much larger – and vastly more serious – investigation of the horse owners being conducted … Continue reading

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2nd Annual Mother Earth News Fair coming to area

  by Bruce A. Smith  In testament to the “green power” of the Pacific Northwest, the Mother Earth News is hosting their second annual fair at the Puyallup Fair Grounds, June 2-3, next Saturday and Sunday.

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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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