Category Archives: Pets and livestock

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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Freddie Fest delivers a world of fun in Frederickson

  Under darkened and damp skies, the 1st Annual Freddie Fest burst forth with plenty of family fun Saturday, and even ended with sunshine streaming through the racing clouds.

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Darlene Wilson gets reprieve in animal cruelty sentencing hearing

  Darlene Wilson, Roy resident and long-time Arabian horse breeder, walked out of District Court on Friday, August 19 with one more reprieve from her animal cruelty conviction and sentence of last April, when she was ordered not to have … Continue reading

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Court postpones sentence review in Darlene Wilson horse abuse case

  The saga of Darlene Wilson – and the fate of her abused horses – continued today in District Court as she appeared for the 90-day court review of her compliance with sentencing.

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A one-woman animal sanctuary – the Deer Haven Ranch story

  Over the past several years, there have been many proposed systems of caring for unwanted and abused animals, especially horses, in Pierce County.  A slew of controversial and problematic efforts were put forth by private rescue organizations, such as … Continue reading

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