Douglas Buell

Students rolling out designer metal bike racks for downtown

ARLINGTON – The city soon will roll out artistic metal bike racks downtown that were designed by inventive high school students and precision finished by… Continue reading

 

Families explore diversity, vitality of others at Festival of World Cultures (slide show)

MARYSVILLLE – “There’s a lot of positive energy in here,” said the drummer leading the Yolihani Group from Mexico before pounding out another forceful beat… Continue reading

 

Arlington school nurses making the grade on healthy kids

ARLINGTON – In an Arlington school district with 5,582 students, school board members were asked recently to guess how many trips were made to the… Continue reading

 

Arlington Graffiti Brigade spring cleanup wipes out tagging, dries up paint, supplies

By Douglas Buell dbuell@arlingtontimes.com ARLINGTON – Armed with paint brushes and rollers, volunteers with the Arlington Graffiti Brigade wiped out a spring outbreak of tagging… Continue reading

Police outreach team delivers promising results in first year

The embedded social worker team on camp visits building trust, offering help to homeless, addicted.

Co-working space now offers best of both worlds: you work, your little one plays

ARLINGTON – Arlington’s Mary Andersen was in a bind five years ago, struggling to find a work-life balance between her new bookkeeping practice, and the… Continue reading

Haller Middle School robotics team going underwater in competition

ARLINGTON – In the shallow end of the Stillaguamish Athletic Club pool away from swimmers, four boys maneuvered a self-built underwater robot to simulate filling… Continue reading

City to move ahead with $8.2M bond issue for new Smokey Point fire station, capital projects

ARLINGTON – The City Council passed a resolution Monday to move forward with a proposed $8.2 million capital projects bond issue to finance a new… Continue reading

Legislature approves 2019-21 capital budget, projects for Arlington, Marysville, Tulalip

OLYMPIA – State lawmakers approved the 2019-21 capital budget Sunday, a $4.9 billion spending plan that includes construction projects for Arlington, Marysville and Tulalip. The… Continue reading

Forum empowers parents to learn more about vaping, JUULing, drug use

ARLINGTON – JUUL is the newest USB thumb drive, marijuana use is on the rise among adolescents in Snohomish County, and Snapchat is the most… Continue reading

Arlington’s first Complete Streets project to be a hit for recreation alley

ARLINGTON – Practice and game days at Bill Quake Memorial Park can be a free-for-all for Little League parents jockeying to find parking and access… Continue reading

Code enforcement a full-time job toward more attractive Arlington

ARLINGTON – For Nalini Margaitis, compliance has been a central focus of her job since she handled wage and hours investigations and criminal cases related… Continue reading

Police arrest 21-year-old Deming man after standoff near Arlington cemetery

ARLINGTON – Police arrested a 21-year-old Deming man Saturday after a standoff at the Arlington Municipal Cemetery. Police responded at 9:15 a.m. to reports of… Continue reading

Go solar: PUD to launch Community Solar sales on Earth Day

ARLINGTON – Snohomish County PUD is launching an innovative new program on Earth Day that will let customers go solar and save money on their… Continue reading

ER crusader Mary Jean Kraski to receive Lifetime Achievement Award

ARLINGTON – Arlington’s Mary Jean Kraski questioned the cramped conditions in the emergency room in Cascade Valley Hospital that lacked curtains or privacy, and caused… Continue reading

Haller Park Splash Pad taking splish-splash shape

City officials hope for Memorial Day weekend opening, if all goes well

Hollywood Comedy Store regular, Pacific NW comic Davey Wester performs April 21 at the Mirkwood in Arlington

ARLINGTON – Hollywood Comedy Store blue-collar comedian Davey Wester will perform live at the Mirkwood Public House April 21. It’s a coming home of sorts… Continue reading

City comprehensive plan amendment docket OKd; includes controversial proposed rezone previously denied

ARLINGTON – The City Council on Monday approved a docket containing 11 amendments to Arlington’s comprehensive plan including a controversial 2017 rezone and other requests… Continue reading

Friendly skies: How does passenger air service at Paine Field impact Arlington Airport?

ARLINGTON – Passenger air service out of Paine Field is being hailed as an economic boon for Snohomish County since the first Alaska Airlines Boeing… Continue reading

The aviator adding hangars to keep up with growing demand

ARLINGTON – If you ask pilots around Arlington Municipal Airport, Duane Wilcoxon is the local flyer who will burn through 40 gallons of fuel and… Continue reading