Category Archives: Self Reliance

On Becoming a Hunter – another selection from the “Campfire Tales – True Stories Not Everyone Believes”

By Bruce A. Smith Of all the things I did when I had a so-called mid-life crisis, the craziest according to my ex-wife was not leaving her, selling my business, nor relocating to Yelm, Washington to join Ramtha’s School of … Continue reading

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Lessons I’ve learned as a beachcleaner

Editor’s Note:  The following is a chapter from the forthcoming book: Retreat from the Sea, which explores how mankind is currently dealing with sea level rise and examines options for the future. By Bruce A. Smith I was once a … Continue reading

Posted in Back East, Business, Culture, Environment, Nature, Politics, Ramtha, Self Reliance, Spirituality, The New Physics, Yelm News | 11 Comments

SCHOOL’S OUT! OH, OH…WHAT TO DO ABOUT FOOD FOR KIDS DURING SUMMER?

~ Special to the Mountain News-WA by Paula Morris There are many after school programs in the Pierce County area that offer food and snacks to kids during the school year. But what happens when summer vacation starts? Carol Wright, … Continue reading

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Pacific Northwest prepares for the Big One – the Cascadia Rising earthquake drill

By Bruce A. Smith Next week, June 6-10, local, state and federal officials will be conducting the nation’s largest-ever earthquake drill, called Cascadia Rising. Over 6,000 first responders, military personnel, and emergency management crews will simulate what life will be … 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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Preparing for the Big One – public meeting scheduled for Thursday in Graham

by Bruce A. Smith There will a public meeting to discuss earthquake preparedness this Thursday, March 17, at the Graham Library at 6:30 pm. It is free, and is hosted by the Pierce County Department of Emergency Management. The topic will be … Continue reading

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Eatonville Family Agency launches outreach programs

Editor’s Note: The Mountain News-WA has received a message from the Eatonville Family Agency revealing its many programs and its need for food, service, and financial donations. Here is the newsletter from the new director of the EFA, Alana Smith, … Continue reading

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