Category Archives: Roy News

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

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

Posted in Ashford, Business, Eatonville News, Frederickson, Graham News, Kapowsin, Orting, Parkland, Puyallup, Roy News, South Hill, Spanaway, Yelm News | 2 Comments

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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Feed the Children program helps hungry kids

  Yesterday’s story, Friday, Nov 4, about the Orting Food Bank and the community feed for the hungry that is occurring this afternoon, Saturday, in Orting Park, has struck a chord in many of the Mountain News readers.  

Posted in Culture, Eatonville News, Graham News, Orting, Roy News | 5 Comments

Body of homicide victim found in a shallow grave on 86th Ave in Graham; local residents provide critical information to police

by Bruce A. Smith Andy Anderson, the well-respected Graham historian and author of In the Shadow of the Mountain, is also a vigilant member of the 86th Ave community and provided vital information to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department this … Continue reading

Posted in Cops and courts, Graham News, Roy News, South Hill | 6 Comments

Ricky J’s teams with local entrepreneur to deliver top-notch comedy

  Ricky J’s, the neighborly restaurant and lounge on 176th St at 68th Ave, has partnered with Alan Smith Entertainment to bring top-tier comedy to Frederickson. 

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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

Posted in Business, Cops and courts, Culture, Pets and livestock, Politics, Roy News | 21 Comments

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.

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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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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