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New complaints about coal trains | OPINION

  • Aug 1, 2012 at 9:05AM

vening news squibs showed Seattle and Edmonds demonstrators complaining about coal trains. Does it take them that long to take notice or are big-city folks just slower to react than our sort of country bumpkins? The oddest part was the focus of their complaint.

Waste Management resumes collections for Marysville, Arlington

  • Aug 2, 2012 at 2:58PM

As of Thursday, Aug. 2, Waste Management Northwest and union leadership have agreed to a new six-year contract, which means that Waste Management Northwest's garbage drivers have returned to work and are servicing their regular collection routes. Due to the timing of the ratification vote, however, the recycling and yard waste collection for Aug. 2 will be limited.

United Way recognizes county's top volunteers

  • Aug 2, 2012 at 3:01PM

TULALIP — Based on nominations submitted by the public back in June, United Way of Snohomish County will be recognizing five of the county's top volunteers at its annual Spirit of Snohomish County Breakfast on Thursday, Sept. 6, at the Tulalip Resort Casino.

Countywide outdoor burning ban commences Aug. 6

  • Aug 4, 2012 at 9:00AM

Due to high fire danger, and prolonged hot and dry weather conditions, the Snohomish County Fire Marshal has called for an outdoor burning ban for unincorporated areas beginning 8 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 6.

Stillaguamish Festival of the River runs Aug. 10-12

  • Aug 4, 2012 at 9:00AM

ARLINGTON — The Stillaguamish Festival of the River and Pow Wow are fast approaching. The 23rd annual event, which takes place starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11, and Sunday, Aug. 12, will again be held at River Meadows County Park. This year will also include an additional day for the festival, starting at 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10, for a music show. The festival became a three-day event starting last year.

Council on Aging seeks new members for next term

  • Aug 5, 2012 at 9:00AM

The Snohomish County Council on Aging is recruiting new members now for terms beginning in January of next year. Snohomish County residents who are interested in the needs and issues facing older persons, and younger persons with disabilities, should consider applying for membership on the Council.

Marysville Sikh temple memorializes victims of Wisconsin shooting

  • Aug 7, 2012 at 4:09PM

MARYSVILLE — The Guru Nanak Sikh Temple in Marysville plans to conduct a special service and candlelight vigil on the evening of Saturday, Aug. 11, for the victims of the Aug. 5 shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin.

Early returns of 2012 primary election results released

  • Aug 7, 2012 at 10:00PM updated Aug 8, 2012 at 3:14PM

Although the results of the Aug. 7 primary election have yet to be certified, early returns have been released. As of Tuesday, Aug. 7, at 8:33 p.m., Proposition 1 on the ballot for Silvana Fire District 19 has received 215 "yes" votes, or 60.91 percent of the votes counted, and 138 "no" votes, or 39.09 percent of the votes counted, out of a total of 353 votes counted.

Lakewood speed skater wins gold at nationals

  • Aug 8, 2012 at 12:53PM

LAKEWOOD — Local speed skaters have something to celebrate after several Snohomish County athletes won gold medals at the recent Indoor Speed Skating National Championships in Lincoln, Neb., from July 15-21.

SnoCo Express wins regional championships

  • Aug 8, 2012 at 12:59PM

MARYSVILLE — A group of local softball players could have made it to the World Series this year after finishing with a record of 62-2 — if only they’d been a little bit older.

Chamber looks at transportation

  • Aug 8, 2012 at 1:49PM

TULALIP — Reid Shockey sees North Snohomish County’s ongoing population growth leading to greater traffic congestion, and while traffic jams are aggravating enough on their own, Shockey fears they could derail the economic engine of the region.

Citizenship is best learned by doing | GUEST OPINION

  • Aug 9, 2012 at 12:30PM

The term “public education” can be understood in a couple of different ways. One common meaning is related to its funding source. Public education is education that is publicly funded, as in our public schools and other publicly financed educational programs.

Rocket Alley hosts benefit concert for Willow Place

  • Aug 10, 2012 at 4:01PM

ARLINGTON — The Rocket Alley Bar and Grill's outdoor garden will serve as the site for a fundraiser concert to support Quilceda Community Services on Saturday, Aug. 11.

Arlington-Smokey Point Chamber debuts Business After Hours on Aug. 16

  • Aug 11, 2012 at 6:31PM

SMOKEY POINT — The Arlington-Smokey Point Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors are looking to start a regular Business After Hours program.

Snohomish Health District food manager certification course offered in Spanish in September

  • Aug 11, 2012 at 7:01PM

The food safety program at the Snohomish Health District is offering a 16-hour intensive training in September in Spanish for food service managers and assistant managers.

'Back2School' rally returns to Arlington Aug. 19

  • Aug 13, 2012 at 6:07PM

ARLINGTON — Presidents Elementary will once again serve as the site for Arlington in Action's "Back2School" rally on Sunday, Aug. 19, at 3 p.m.

Seven reasons why ... | GUEST OPINION

  • Aug 15, 2012 at 12:54PM

… it’s okay to be a senior. Yes, growing old is not for sissies, but it does have its perks. Here are a few of the local senior savings and salutes I have discovered:

Time is what life is made of | OPINION

  • Aug 15, 2012 at 12:56PM

Life-spans are measured in all sorts of increments. For youngsters, it might be the length of a school day. Or a semester. Oldsters are aware of the span of time between one filling of multi-day pill holders and the next. Wives might tick off periods of time separating batches of wash or ironing.

Fundraiser auctions dates with bachelors, bachelorettes

  • Aug 15, 2012 at 1:20PM

Locals hoping to go on a fun date with an eligible bachelor or bachelorette, while benefiting a good cause, need look no further than Arlington’s Forever Lust Auction on Aug. 17 at the Gleneagle Golf Course.

Burn ban still in effect for Snohomish County

  • Aug 17, 2012 at 2:05PM

Due to continued high fire dangers, and prolonged hot and dry weather conditions, the Snohomish County Fire Marshal is reminding residents that outdoor burning, except for recreational fires, has been banned.

'Drive Hammered, Get Nailed' from now through Sept. 3

  • Aug 18, 2012 at 8:05PM

August is a deadly month on Washington's roadways, according to the Fatality Analysis Reporting System. From 2006-10, on average, more impaired driving deaths occurred in August than any other month. That’s why, from now through Sept. 3, extra officers will be looking for DUI drivers during the annual "Drive Hammered, Get Nailed" campaign in Snohomish County.

Stilly Senior Center hosts barbecue Aug. 24

  • Aug 20, 2012 at 9:41PM

ARLINGTON — The Stillaguamish Senior Center is hosting a barbecue at Kayak Point Park on Friday, Aug. 24, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Everett Clinic to open in Smokey Point

  • Aug 20, 2012 at 9:55PM

SMOKEY POINT — The Everett Clinic is set to open a new facility in Smokey Point on Thursday, Aug. 23. The ribbon-cutting ceremony is set for 9 a.m. that day, and an open house is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 25, at 10 a.m. The facility is 60,000 square feet and is the largest location outside of the Everett Clinic's main campus.

County seeks input on tourism

  • Aug 21, 2012 at 3:47PM

The Snohomish County Tourism Bureau is currently undergoing a research process to identify Snohomish County's best "brand" position in the tourism marketplace.

Ragin’ Ray Golf Tournament raises $7,000

  • Aug 22, 2012 at 10:00AM updated Aug 23, 2012 at 5:20PM

The second annual Ragin’ Ray Golf Tournament fundraiser boasted more than $7,000 raised and more than 90 participants at the Gleneagle Golf Course on Aug. 11.

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