Category Archives: Puyallup

Into the land of used cars – a car shopper’s tale

By Bruce A. Smith After living without a vehicle for the past seven years, my sister gave me $5,000 to buy a car. Of course, I’m grateful, but it’s also scary. I want to purchase the right vehicle and not … Continue reading

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Pierce College and Bethel School District bring higher education to Graham and neighboring communities

Addendum ~ Editor’s Note: Kate Burrows, the Communications and Public Relations Specialist for Pierce College has sent the Mountain News the following announcement concerning Pierce College classes in Graham. ************************************************************************* Starting January 2017, Pierce College will offer college courses at … Continue reading

Posted in Bethel News, Culture, Graham News, Kapowsin, Puyallup, Science and Technology | 3 Comments

Puyallup Library to host an evening of DB Cooper discussion

by Bruce A. Smith If you crave more DB Cooper – even after the History Channel broadcasted their four-hour documentary and the FBI closed the case last month – you can partake in another Cooper fete at the Puyallup Library … Continue reading

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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

Posted in Eatonville News, Graham News, Kapowsin, Parkland, Politics, Puyallup, Roy News, South Hill, Spanaway, Uncategorized, Wayne Cooke, Yelm News | 1 Comment

Central Pierce Fire and Rescue busy with local emergencies

by Bruce A. Smith Editor’s Note, After four weeks back in NY visiting family and meeting with agents and publishers regarding my book on DB Cooper, I am finally back in the saddle at the Mountain News.  In my absence … 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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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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Huge crowds highlight the 2nd Annual Mother Earth News Fair

  by Bruce A. Smith  13,000 festival-goers swarmed over the Puyallup Fair Grounds June 2 & 3 for the 2nd Annual Mother Earth News Fair, in testament to a growing interest in sustainable living.

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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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Day Three of the “Open Studio Tour” art extravaganza

by Judy Spiers Our first stop on Day Three of the Pierce County Open Studio Tour was at oil painting artist, Linda Jacobus.  On our way, I told Mark – my husband and chauffer – that I had a hunch … Continue reading

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