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School Levies Pass Easily
See Results from Auditor Here

Council Report January 22, 2018
Marijuana Public Hearing
See Public Hearing Report Here

Local American Legion Donates Funds for Disaster Relief...

                                                                                                                                                               (courtesy photo)

     From Ray Arment - February 12, 2918: Right to left: American Legion Post Commander Rob Donaldson and Auxiliary President Debbie Donaldson present a $1,300 check to Washington Legion Adjutant Leo Gruba for relief of hurricane disasters affecting Veterans in Puerto Rica and the southern United States.
    The majority of these funds were earned through the solar eclipse protective glasses POST 148 sold this summer. This gift was also a match challenge to the other posts in the area. Therefore, the grand total contributed for disaster relief was $2,600!

 Dapper Bunny Needs a Home:

     Meet Twitch, Pet of the Week, a Handsome Black and White Year-Old Short Haired Very Friendly Male Bunny.
    See More about Twitch, His Story and Photo

Preliminary Council Agenda  Monday, February 12, 2017
Presentation Mount Rainier Railroad
Two Appointees for Planning Commission
See Details Here


 Mount Rainier News:

Chip Jenkins Selected as Mount Rainier Superintendent...

                                                                                      (NPS courtesy photo)

    SAN FRANCISCO – The National Park Service has selected Palmer "Chip" Jenkins, Jr., to be the next superintendent at Mount Rainier National Park. Jenkins replaces Randy King who retired in January.

Read More Here

Parade of Pride by Eatonville Elementary Students and Educators
Elementary Kids Reached Top Five Percent in State Last Year!
Photos and Story by Bob Walter

     On a cool, wintry Friday morning, Eatonville had reason to celebrate, and celebrate they did! During the January 22 council meeting Eatonville Town Administrator Abby Gribi announced that  Eatonville Elementary has become a "School of Distinction," by going from the bottom five percent among schools in the state to the top five percent in 2017.
Diane Heersink, Principal of  Eatonville Elementary, STEM Lighthouse School says, "It's not very often that a Priority School gets the School of Distinction Award."
     Escorted by the Eatonville Police, and starting their parade at 9:30 a.m. in a swing by the middle school, the entire student body and their staff of educators then marched down Washington Avenue.

See More Photos Here


Transcript of Marijuana Citizen's  Comments and Council Discussion January 8, 2018...

     Lakota Craig sits between her parents David Craig and Kristina. Lakota attended the January 8, 2018 town council meeting as a child who benefited greatly from the use of medical marijuana in tincture form. Lakota will be 16 next month and has Williams Syndrome which means she has many issues that require medical help. (Williams Syndrome Symptoms)
    When her dad's turn came during Citizen Comments Lakota joined him and her mom at the podium, but not before walking over and shaking Councilmember Shrimpsher's hand. He sits closest to the podium.
    You will find part of Lakota's story below as told by her dad. She also participated in the Special Olympics December 10, 2017 in Kenmore, Washington. Lakota did so well she was the only local competitor to bring home a gold medal.
    When her achievement was explained to the audience and council Lakota received a hearty round of applause from everyone. (photo by Dixie A. Walter)

The Issue? Banning all Cannabis Business in Town

See Council Report Here

School News:

Watch this Well-Produced Video from Eatonville Schools

     from Debi Hamilton
    January 11, 2018

      Please enjoy the GRITS Video produced by Eric Swartout's class. GRITS (Growing Relationships In The Soil). This important program is one of the areas our local levy provides for students. 

The video was taped at the Kjelstad Burwash Farm and Eatonville School District - YouTube


 Pierce County Prosecutor News:


Two Charged in Death of Pierce County Sheriff’s Deputy

     January 11, 2018: McCartney, 34, of Yelm, died at St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma just after 2 a.m. Sunday, January 7, 2016. The married Navy veteran and father of three boys ages 4, 6 and 9 had been a Pierce County deputy for three years. McCartney was rushed into surgery at St. Joseph Medical Center, but his wounds were “too catastrophic” to survive.


Prosecutor’s Office Wins Two Awards...


Persistent Offender Sentenced
To Life in Prison...

See Details Here


 My View:

Sounds Like Some Citizens are Still in the Grip of “Reefer Madness”

Reefer Madness” is a Propaganda Film made in the 1930s that is Jammed Full of Lies about Marijuana and its Effect on Humans

Read More Here

Also see December 11, 2017 Council Report about Banning Marijuana, both Medical and Recreational in Eatonville
Council Report Here

 Council Report Dec. 11, 2017
Rebuilding Volunteer Firefighters - Town Only Covered About 75-80 Percent of the Time Currently
Council Wants to Ban all Marijuana Business?
See Council Report Here


   Fate of Airport Update:

No Airport Lease Between Mt. Rainier Landings and Town - Group Paid Insurance to Keep Ownership of Their Part of Runway
Council Informed of Plans for Swanson
Field at October 27 Meeting

     Airport aerial photo taken by Bob Walter in 2014 - plane piloted by  Steve Van Cleve. The buildings on the right are hangers built years ago. According to the Federal Aviation Administration. (FAA) the hangers are too high for an airport according to the Federal Aviation Regulations ( FARs), rules prescribed by the Federal Aviation Administration governing all aviation activities in the United States. The hangers now have small red lights on the corners as a warning to pilots.

See Update Here

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