Category Archives: South Hill

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 to honor staff at YMCA for aquatic rescue

 A dramatic rescue took place earlier this month at the Mel Korum YMCA in South Hill, and the Mountain News is delighted to post the details as presented in this press release from Assistant Chief Ed Hrivnak of the Central … Continue reading

Posted in Health, People Profiles, South Hill, Uncategorized | 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

Central Pierce Fire District to send relief supplies to stricken firefighters in New York

Editor’s Note:  The Mountain News has received the following press release from the Central Pierce Fire District, which serves Frederickson, Spanaway, South Hill and Parkland.  They have announced a relief effort to help firefighters in New York and New Jersey … 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

Posted in Bethel News, Eatonville News, Frederickson, Graham News, Josh Magill, Kapowsin, Orting, Parkland, Puyallup, Roy News, Science and Technology, South Hill, Spanaway | Leave a comment

Remembering Charlie and Braden Powell

  Over the past week, a handful of Puyallup-area school teachers began collecting stories about Charlie, 7, and Braden, 5, Powell, the two boys killed by their father, Josh Powell, on February 5 near Graham.

Posted in Cops and courts, Culture, Events, Graham News, South Hill | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Bethel News, Business, Cops and courts, Culture, DB Cooper, Eatonville News, Environment, Frederickson, Graham News, Judy Spiers, Newbie in Graham, NTCC, Paula Morris, Pets and livestock, Politics, Self Reliance, South Hill, Spanaway, Uncategorized | 9 Comments

More computer classes coming to local libraries, plus literary discussion groups

~  For those of us who do not have ready access to a fifth-grader – and thus are lost in the ever-deepening thickets of technological innovation – the Pierce County Library System is conducting another series of FREE tutorials on a variety … Continue reading

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DB Cooper Symposium delivers solid information and analysis

by Bruce A. Smith  The first annual gathering of DB Cooper sleuths took place over the weekend at the Hilton Hotel in Portland, Oregon, and participants were engulfed with the enthusiasm generated in the case by the 40th Anniversary of … Continue reading

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Judy Spiers: On the road of Day One of the Open Studio Tour

  Camera, tablet, pencils and a full tank of gas and my husband Mark and I were off to the Open Studio Tour of Pierce County.  We decided to follow the directions mapped out in the brochure and see how well they … Continue reading

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