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GUEST OPINION | Let’s get Washington working again

  • Feb 2, 2011 at 10:06AM

Several days ago, financial guru Jim Cramer’s Web site, The Street, listed its pick of the best and worst states for small business. Surprisingly, the New York-based Web site listed Washington the fifth best in the nation for small business.

GUEST OPINION | I can do that

  • Feb 2, 2011 at 10:25AM

We recently had the opportunity to visit Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center in Woodinville. They had visited our early learning center to see and hear about our work of inclusion in the classroom. Now it was our turn to see their work. The Little Bit website describes therapeutic riding as a place “where miracles happen every day.” The day we visited was no exception.

Fire displaces Marysville family

  • Feb 4, 2011 at 6:17AM

Marysville Fire District crews were dispatched to reports of an attached garage on fire in the 220 block of 172nd Street NW, Arlington at about 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 3. The first crews arrived to find the garage fully involved. They were able to contain the fire to the garage, but the house sustained substantial smoke damage. Crews from Arlington and Stanwood both assisted.

Lakewood boys fall to Tigers

  • Feb 4, 2011 at 7:00AM updated Feb 11, 2011 at 9:43AM

It had to happen to somebody. Granite Falls rode a hot streak against Lakewood to win its first Cascade Conference contest in two years.

Lakewood girls handle Granite Falls’ pressure in 44-42 conference win

  • Feb 4, 2011 at 7:15AM

It didn’t come easy, but the Lady Cougars got back to .500. In a Cascade Conference hoops game that came down to the final possession Jan. 25, Lakewood defeated Granite Falls 44-42 to better its postseason hopes.

UPDATE | Smoke damage temporarily closes Lowe's in Smokey Point

  • Feb 7, 2011 at 3:00PM updated Feb 9, 2011 at 5:53PM

SMOKEY POINT — Arlington firefighters found smoke but no fire at the Lowe's Home Improvement store just off Smokey Point Boulevard on Feb. 6. At approximately 7:30 a.m., units from the Arlington Fire Department were dispatched to a reported electrical fire from the receiving area at the Lowe's located in the 3300 block of 169th Place NE.

Marysville Police still looking for leads on theft of Arlington school employee SSNs

  • Feb 8, 2011 at 4:15PM

MARYSVILLE — Marysville Police are still searching for leads in the theft of approximately 65 Arlington School District employees' Social Security Numbers. According to Marysville Police Lt. Darin Rasmussen, detectives are continuing to review the case to follow up on any possible leads, but the investigation is currently at an impasse.

Lakewood schools present 'Kindergarten Round-Up' Feb. 11

  • Feb 9, 2011 at 1:51PM

LAKEWOOD — The Lakewood School District is inviting all parents whose children will be 5 years old by Aug. 31 of this year to attend the district's "Kindergarten Round-Up" Feb. 11. The Lakewood Middle School commons will serve as the site for this event from 1-6 p.m., so that parents can register their kids for kindergarten, in addition to getting them health screenings from the district nurse and developmental pre-screenings from district special education specialists.

Lakewood takes down Coupeville for 3-way tie for third place

  • Feb 10, 2011 at 8:52AM

LAKEWOOD — Senior night is typically a memorable enough event. But for the Lady Cougars these past two years, it has meant much more. At this time in 2010 coach Chris Walster’s girls earned their first win of the season. A year later and they qualified for the playoffs.

Lakewood student inspired to help others

  • Feb 10, 2011 at 9:00AM updated Feb 11, 2011 at 9:48AM

Charnie Dondrea’s first step into helping others in the community began with her concern for a close friend. “It was really scary,” said Dondrea, the ASB president for Lakewood High School. “Ariel was missing all these days of school and all we knew was that she was at Children’s Hospital, so it obviously wasn’t just the flu. Ariel and I hang out 24-7, so not seeing her for so long was really hard.”

EDITORIAL | Businesses are critical to our communities, deserve our support

  • 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.

Classic car enthusiasts pitch in for Marysville, Arlington community service groups

  • 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.

GUEST OPINION | Unlock regulatory handcuffs

  • 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.

National Weather Service issues Winter Storm Watch

  • 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.

UPDATE | Winter Storm Warning in effect 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.

Lakewood’s Wilson places 8th at Mat Classic

  • Feb 24, 2011 at 10:29AM

The Lakewood Cougars took a pair of wrestlers to Mat Classic XXIII and came away with one medal.

Marysville officials pleased that Boeing secures tanker contract

  • 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.

Marysville, Arlington firefighters encourage citizens to prepare for 'Smoke Alarm Saturday'

  • 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.

Marysville's 10th St. School throws 'Rhapsody in Jazz' at Arlington's Gleneagle Golf Course

  • 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.

Snohomish County Arts Commission seeks art concepts for Kayak Park

  • 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.

GED, Adult Basic Education classes available in Arlington, Marysville

  • 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

Koster, Puget Sound Blood Center present March 16 blood drive in Smokey Point

  • 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.

GUEST OPINION | Safety Net Assessment will help protect most vulnerable citizens

  • 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.

OPINION | Climate change impacts local shorelines

  • 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.

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