Douglas Buell

Over $700K in grants to bring new apparatus, power cots, more firefighters for Arlington

ARLINGTON – The Arlington Fire Department, Camano Island Fire and Rescue, and North County Fire/EMS were awarded a $770,000 FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant to… Continue reading

School board signs off on labor contracts for teachers, staff

ARLINGTON – The Arlington School Board formally approved two-year collective bargaining agreements with unions representing teachers and classified employees. Under terms of the contract voted… Continue reading

Sound H-D, Kiwanis fill rumbling appetites at annual Oyster Run Pancake Breakfast

MARYSVILLE – If the annual Oyster Run in Anacortes is the self-dubbed “Largest Motorcycle Run in the Pacific Northwest,” the annual Oyster Run Pancake Breakfast… Continue reading

Superheroes lace up for 11th Annual Friendship Walk and 5K Run in Arlington

ARLINGTON – The turnout of costumed superheroes at a fun run in downtown Arlington Saturday didn’t answer the age-old question whether Superman can outrun the… Continue reading

Arlington man jailed for eluding police in stolen school district truck

ARLINGTON – A 25-year-old Arlington man is in jail after he tried to elude police Sunday in an Arlington Public Schools vehicle that was reportedly… Continue reading

Arlington rejects bid for downtown innovation center, pocket park

ARLINGTON – The City Council on Monday rejected a bid that was more than twice above estimates for a proposed downtown Innovation Center and pocket… Continue reading

Candidates for 39th Legislative District speak out on transportation, business

ARLINGTON – Candidates running for three contested seats in the 39th Legislative District shared their views on transportation, education and other key issues with a… Continue reading

Arlington Drag Strip Reunion and Car Show pays tribute to roar of engines past

ARLINGTON – When Mike Hayes was a 13-year-old in 1960s Marysville, he used to walk by a black, stylish classic car on his way home… Continue reading

Arlington’s intimate little art festival in Legion Park draws art lovers

ARLINGTON – With dark clouds looming over last weekend’s annual Art in Legion Park, the hundreds who attended the two-day festival in Arlington wouldn’t have… Continue reading

Arlington Public Schools, teachers union reach tentative contract agreement: 14% pay increase over two years

ARLINGTON - Arlington Public Schools and the teachers union signed on to a tentative contract agreement and new salary schedule on Monday night that enabled… Continue reading

Coca-Cola distribution center to be built in Arlington near airport

ARLINGTON – Sharing a Coke could become much easier soon in Arlington. Utah-based bottler and distributor of Coca-Cola projects, Swire Coca-Cola, USA, has submitted an… Continue reading

Local artists transform downtown utility boxes into powerful art

ARLINGTON – Arlington’s penchant for art is viewable along many streets, trails and in public places, but two local artists have found an unusual new… Continue reading

Arlington Public Schools, teachers union reach tentative contract agreement: 14% pay increase over two years

ARLINGTON - Arlington Public Schools and the teachers union signed on to a tentative contract agreement and new salary schedule on Monday night that enabled… Continue reading

Voices of the Village bandmates with disabilities feel the star power with music

ARLINGTON – Brandon Somers is a musical savant. The Marysville man’s gift of perfect pitch is so sharp that when he was a child, he… Continue reading

The VR revolution comes to Snohomish County: VoyagerVR, county’s first arcade, brings virtual reality experience to Smokey Point

SMOKEY POINT – Teen Leah Holley is engaged in battle, swinging lightsabers to slash cube-shaped red- and blue-colored musical beats synchronized to rap music as… Continue reading

PUD breaks ground on cutting-edge Arlington Microgrid and Clean Energy Technology Center

ARLINGTON – For all that Congressman Rick Larsen’s father Dick knew about power as a 30-year worker with Snohomish County PUD, the terms “microgrid” or… Continue reading

Longboard racing cruises into Arlington for Centennial Sk8 Festival (slide show)

ARLINGTON – Longboarders and skateboarders from around the globe rolled into Arlington last weekend for the 6th Annual Centennial Sk8 Festival’s two days of races.… Continue reading

Advocate who works with seniors, mentally ill honored with Mayor’s volunteer award

ARLINGTON – An Arlington advocate for senior citizens, the mentally ill and homeless has been honored as the Mayor’s volunteer of the month. Anna Pritchard… Continue reading

Board adopts $75.4 million budget for Arlington public schools

ARLINGTON – The school board adopted a $75.4 million Arlington Public Schools budget for 2019 that includes across-the-board pay increases, additional staff, as well as… Continue reading

Arlington teachers union, district far apart on pay in post-McCleary contract

ARLINGTON – Teachers rallied outside the Arlington Public Schools administration building seeking a double-digit pay raise as contract negotiations with the district edge closer to… Continue reading