The Daily Mash-Up

Wednesday, October 07, 2015 This Week's Paper
Year was record setting for forest fires, almost double previous record

The 2015 fire season was a record-setting one for Washington’s Fire Service Resource Mobilization Plan. The Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office coordinated assistance to local fire jurisdictions in an unprecedented 30 fires this summer, beginning on June 13 with the Cold Springs Fire in Douglas County. The most recent Mobilization fire was the Horsethief Butte Fire in Klickitat County, which started on September 13.  The previous record was 17 fires in 2012, capped by a mid-September lightning storm that ignited multiple fires across Chelan and Douglas Counties.  In 2014, the…

Tacoma Film Festival set to open Thursday

The 10th annual Tacoma Film Festival begins this week with TFF Opening Night on Thursday at The Grand Cinema and a West Coast Premiere of the dramedy "Tumbledown" on Friday night at the Blue Mouse Theatre.

Attendees can meet emerging filmmakers, watch more than 100 diverse and eclectic feature and short films, and win prizes when sharing posts on Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #TFF2015. Watch for other ticket giveaways on TFF’s Facebook page.

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Patton Veterans Project To Hold Filmmaking Workshop At Joint Base Lewis-McChord

The Patton Veterans Project initiative I Was There Films will hold a free, therapeutic filmmaking workshop for active duty and retired service men and women dealing with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) on October 19-22nd at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

“When you have post-traumatic stress, you need to unpack and repack a lot of these overwhelming memories. That’s a lot like film editing,” said Patton Veterans Project Founder and Executive Director Ben Patton. Patton is the son of decorated Major General George S. Patton and grandson of famed WWII General George Patton. He considered…

Jury convicts man of murder in car theft retaliation

A jury convicted Christopher William Olsen, 34, of murder in the first degree today for a 2014 shooting in Fredrickson that killed Robert Ward, 24. Olsen is scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 23, at 1:30 p.m. in room 207 of the County-City Building in Tacoma.

“Deputy Prosecutors Tim Lewis and Sean Waite worked hard with sheriff’s detectives to convict the defendant, who was a serious threat to public safety,” said Prosecutor Mark Lindquist.

On Feb. 16, 2014, Olsen told his friends that Ward had stolen a truck from him, and he asked them where he could find Ward. Olsen’s…

Volunteers put more eyes, ears on Point Defiance Park

Visitors to Point Defiance Park might soon notice some diligent people in lanyards and yellow safety vests walking the trails, viewpoints and parking areas. They’re volunteers with the new Park Watch Program, which began this summer to help maintain safety.

A core group of about 20 people have received training to notice and discourage car break-ins, vandalism, and other park rule violations such as smoking, drinking, feeding of wildlife and unleashed dogs. Besides human behavior, they’ll check for fallen trees and other naturally occurring potential hazards.


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