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- Feb 10, 2011 at 11:00AM updated Feb 11, 2011 at 9:43AM
Sometimes it seems that the economic downturn will never end. Nary a day goes by that we don’t hear or see some message of just how bad things are — cuts to local school districts; cuts in city services, programs and staffing; another local business closing; more unemployed and more demand at local food banks are just some of the effects felt in our communities.
- Feb 15, 2011 at 4:34PM
EVERETT — Area auto enthusiasts continued a tradition of support for groups which work to benefit the Marysville and Arlington communities in turn. The Port Gardner Vintage Auto Club serves as one of the co-hosts of the annual Arlington Drag Strip Reunion and Car Show, along with the Arlington Boys & Girls Club. Arlington Boys & Girls Club Director Bill Kinney started the Drag Strip Reunion in 2003 and invited the Port Gardner Vintage Auto Club to take part in the car show in 2008. The proceeds from last September's car show yielded nearly $12,000, of which about $6,000 went to the Arlington Boys & Girls Club and the remaining $6,000 was divvied up among a number of local organizations dedicated to helping children, families or animals in need. On Feb. 8, the Port Gardner Vintage Auto Club presented checks to representatives of the Arlington and North Everett Boys & Girls Clubs, Everett firefighters, the Burned Children Recovery Foundation, Cocoon House of Snohomish County, the Animal Rescue Foundation, the Arlington and Marysville food banks, and the Marysville-Pilchuck High School Automotive Career Program.
- Feb 17, 2011 at 8:30AM
Ronald Reagan once said, “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, “I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” I was reminded of this statement after reading what a Department of Ecology spokeswoman recently said about how the state offers businesses ideas for “best management practices” so they can become compliant: “We don’t tell them how to do it. We tell them what they need to do, and as long as they do it we’re not going to handcuff them,” she said.
- Feb 22, 2011 at 8:45AM
The National Weather Service forecast is calling for rain and snow showers in the area with possible snow falling through Thursday.
- Feb 23, 2011 at 5:00AM updated at 2:35PM
The National Weather Service has announced a Winter Storm warning which covers the Puget Sound region.
- Feb 24, 2011 at 10:29AM
The Lakewood Cougars took a pair of wrestlers to Mat Classic XXIII and came away with one medal.
- Feb 24, 2011 at 10:33AM
- Feb 24, 2011 at 4:00PM updated Feb 25, 2011 at 11:57AM
The Pentagon's decision to award a $35 billion Air Force tanker contract to Boeing has drawn praise from government officials at the city, county, state and federal levels in Washington. Gloria Hirashima, chief administrative officer and community development director for the city of Marysville, admitted to some nervousness prior to the Feb. 24 announcement that Boeing had beat out European competitor EADS for the contract. "We look at the Marysville and Arlington area as a future center for manufacturing and industrial jobs," Hirashima said. "A healthy and vibrant Boeing is a key piece of that economic growth." The Boeing 767 jet serves as the basis of the tanker, and this contract will keep it in production through the rest of the decade. Hirashima acknowledged that Marysville already owes a great deal of its population's employment to Boeing, so she's pleased to see those jobs sustained as Boeing replaces 179 Air Force KC-135 tankers, which Boeing built in the 1950s and 1960s.
- Mar 4, 2011 at 1:38PM
MARYSVILLE — Firefighters in Marysville and Arlington are offering citizens incentives to check their home smoke alarms on "Smoke Alarm Saturday." On March 12, the Marysville Fire District, the Arlington Fire Department and Snohomish County Fire District 19 in Silvana will be handing out information encouraging citizens to change their smoke alarm batteries, or check them in the case of 10-year lifetime batteries, as they change their clocks to daylight-saving time on March 13. Marysville and Arlington firefighters will go one step further during the first three days of daylight-saving time, by helping Domino's Pizza stores in Marysville and Smokey Point deliver their orders in the Marysville, Arlington, Smokey Point and Lakewood areas March 13-15.
- Mar 4, 2011 at 1:41PM
ARLINGTON — The 10th Street Middle School PTSA and Boosters are "jazzing up" their support for their school, with the help of the Gleneagle Golf Course. The Arlington golf course will be hosting the Marysville school's "Rhapsody in Jazz" fundraiser on March 12, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. and dinner starting at 6:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $40 apiece or $76 for a couple. Those who prepay for an entire table will pay $350, equal to a per-person price of $35.
- Mar 4, 2011 at 1:45PM
STANWOOD — The Snohomish County Arts Commission is seeking concepts from qualified artists to design and integrate a site-specific artwork for Kayak Park in Stanwood. Kayak Point County Park, located on Marine View Drive northwest of Marysville and adjacent to the Tulalip Indian Reservation, is a saltwater park with a boat launch and a pier for fishermen. The Snohomish County Parks and Recreation Department is planning renovations to the day-use portion of the park, including a redesign of the parking lot and traffic flow, stormwater management, near-shore habitat enhancement and improvements to the boat launch.
- Mar 4, 2011 at 1:51PM
SMOKEY POINT — Everett Community College is pleased to announce their GED and Adult Basic Education classes, which are available in the mornings and evenings, as well as online. These courses are held between 6-8:50 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays at Weston High School, located at 4407 172nd St. NE in Arlington, as well as at the Marysville Tulalip Tribal Court, located at 6103 31st Ave. NE, from 8:30-11:20 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Further class and contact information is available at www.everettcc.edu.
- Mar 4, 2011 at 2:01PM
SMOKEY POINT — Snohomish County Council member John Koster is teaming up with the Puget Sound Blood Center to offer a spring blood drive. The blood drive is set to run between 12:30-6:30 p.m. on March 16, in the third floor banquet room of the Medallion Hotel, located at 16710 Smokey Point Blvd. in Arlington.
- Mar 9, 2011 at 8:15AM
With Washington facing budget deficits at historically high levels through the next biennium, the Governor and legislature must consider budget cuts that will significantly affect virtually all services and programs. No program or service will be exempt from scrutiny, including services that are provided to our most vulnerable citizens, the elderly and disabled served in skilled nursing homes like Regency Care Center at Arlington.
- Mar 9, 2011 at 8:18AM
What an odd winter it’s been for Marysville. Thanks to La Nina, we got a little of everything but warmth through February. Instead of the usual leaden gray skies dripping chill moisture we witnessed wild oscillations between brilliant blue skies and monster storm-cells thousands of feet tall.
- Mar 9, 2011 at 8:00AM updated Mar 10, 2011 at 5:24AM
The Pentagon’s announcement on Feb. 24 that The Boeing Co. won the U.S. Air Force’s $35 billion contract to build 179 aerial refueling tankers provides a moment of triumph for workers and families in our community, Everett, Snohomish County and the region, and could not have come at a better time.
- Mar 9, 2011 at 11:27AM
National Weather Service warns of thunderstorms for parts of Western Washington including Arlington, Marysville
- Mar 15, 2011 at 2:12PM
The National Weather Service issued a Special Weather Statement at approximately 1:40 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15, warning of possible strong thunderstorms for parts of Western Washington including Arlington and Marysville.
- Mar 15, 2011 at 5:35PM
SMOKEY POINT — Motorcycle riders will be taking to the roads on behalf on guide dogs June 18, and Sound Harley-Davidson is taking part. Riders will roll out from Smokey Point by 10 a.m. for the ninth annual "Puppy Putt," a charity motorcycle ride to benefit Guide Dogs of America. Riders from Sound Harley-Davidson, located at 16212 Smokey Point Blvd. in Marysville, and Northwest Harley-Davidson in Lacey will ride toward Seattle, stopping at sponsors along the way. The two groups will meet at the end of the poker run at the Machinists Union Hall, at 9125 15th Pl. S in Seattle, for an afternoon of motorcycle-themed fun, food and music.
- Mar 15, 2011 at 9:35PM
MARYSVILLE — Church women from across the state and beyond will be converging on Marysville to ask themselves, "What Are We 'Bee'coming?" The Marysville United Methodist Church will serve as the site for a Christian ecumenical gathering of the Washington and Northern Idaho Church Women United, as they conduct their biennial state assembly and leadership council meeting on April 8-9. According to local Church Women United Vice President Jeannie Lish, the movement is celebrating 70 years of service this year with "fellowship, prayer, advocacy and action for peace with justice." Among the event's motivational speakers will be Barbara Moreland of Mukilteo on "Bees and Beyond," Richard LeMieux of Bremerton on the problem of homelessness, and Tom and Jan Kemp of North Bend asking how to minister to truckers.
- Mar 16, 2011 at 9:15AM
With a number of key players returning, the Cougars softball team is ready to climb up the Cascade Conference standings in 2012. "The talent level has definitely gone up this year," said Cougars coach Steve Barker.
- Mar 16, 2011 at 9:16AM
As a program, Cougar baseball has found a place near the top of the Cascade Conference and manager Larry Delaney sees no reason for that to change in 2011. “Archbishop Murphy is going to return a solid team and Cedarcrest is always strong, though they did lose a lot of seniors,” he said. “I see us being right up there when it’s all said and done.”
- Mar 16, 2011 at 2:12PM
SMOKEY POINT — Village Community Services are aiming to offer a taste of "Wonderland" to those who join them in helping out community members with disabilities, but they could use some support behind the scenes to do it. VCS's ninth annual "Taste of Decadence" fundraiser on April 9 has adopted "Alice in Wonderland" as its theme, and they're looking for volunteers and donors to help them make it a wonderful experience for everyone involved.
- Mar 17, 2011 at 12:03PM
SMOKEY POINT — Area firefighters touted the importance of working smoke detectors in the wake of a fire that wrought an estimated $30,000 in damages to a mobile home. Units from the Arlington Fire Department were dispatched at approximately 6:30 a.m. on March 17 to respond to a reported mobile home fire in the 19600 block of Smokey Point Boulevard. After arriving on the scene to find the mobile home partially involved with fire, they were joined by Marysville Fire District 12 and Snohomish County Fire Protection District 19 in Silvana in extinguishing the fire quickly.
- Mar 18, 2011 at 7:45AM
The Joint Hometown News Service and the Fleet Hometown News Service have released the following information about local service members in the news.