ARLINGTON — The Arlington Times' website, www.arlingtontimes.com, had a lot of traffic in 2013 with more than 285,000 pageviews. Below are www.arlingtontimes.com's Top 10 stories for 2013 based on pageviews.
No. 1. Fatal vehicle crash discovered by concerned citizen on Burn Road, Oct. 11
At approximately 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, Arlington Police Officers were dispatched to a single vehicle crash that was discovered by a concerned motorist, who observed tire tracks leading off Burn Road, became concerned, and found that a vehicle was overturned in a ravine adjacent to the 20300 block of Burn Road.
No. 2. Film 'Seven Minutes' needs extras for shoot at Arlington's Haller Stadium, July 31
The football stadium at Haller Middle School will soon be used as the location for a film called "Seven Minutes" — the feature-length directorial debut from Jay Martin — and the filmmakers are looking for extras to fill the stands.
No. 3. Vehicle containing body found in Arlington Haggen parking lot; suspect arrested in Mount Vernon, March 28, 2013.
Mount Vernon police arrested a 28-year-old man in Mount Vernon on Thursday night, on suspicion of second-degree manslaughter, after a body was found in the Arlington Haggen parking lot.
No. 4. Arlington's Jesse Taylor submitted for Grammy, Oct. 14
Arlington singer/songwriter Jesse Taylor's debut studio album, "Out Here in the Country," has been submitted to the Grammy Awards for nomination as the Best Country Album of 2013. The album contains 11 original songs, nine of which were written by Jesse and two by his dad, Jody Taylor. The album was submitted by Grammy award-winning producer David Hall, who worked with Jesse Taylor on producing it at Nashville's Blackbird Studio in November of last year.
No. 5. Arlington teacher wins truck, trailer from Coastal Farm & Ranch giveaway, Sept. 24
Leah Robinson had just brought her fourth-grade students back indoors from recess at Kent Prairie Elementary when she was called out to the school's parking lot on the afternoon of Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. What she found required her to call her husband, to come drive the extra vehicle she'd gained back to their home, because she'd just won a 2013 diesel-fueled Ford F-250 Super Duty pickup truck — complete with a cattle-guard on the front grill, a toolbox behind the cab and a two-horse steel trailer hitched to the back — from the Oregon-based Coastal Farm & Ranch chain, as part of its 50th anniversary giveaway.
No. 6. Police, Council discuss impacts of vagrancy, drug trafficking, Sept. 18
Arlington Police Chief Nelson Beazley's presentation to the Arlington City Council on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, yielded an extended discussion on the impacts of vagrancy, drug trafficking and police department staffing levels on the Arlington community.
No. 7. Bill Klein retires after 36 years at Arlington Safeway, March 30
Bill Klein has been a fixture of the Arlington Safeway for as long as many of his customers have been alive, and on his final day on the job on Friday, March 29, 2013, Kathy McPherson recalled how Klein had gone above and beyond for her then-newborn daughter Melissa. Klein started work at the Arlington Safeway at its previous location on Jan. 12, 1977, only a month before he turned 19 years old, and even on his last day, he continued to cater to his customers, assisting them with the self-checkout machines while returning the hearty handshakes and hugs that nearly all of them offered him on his last day as a store employee.
No. 8. Search stalls for overdue Arlington hiker in east Skagit County, Aug. 20
Arlington's Thom McCoy, 61, left his home on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, to go hiking in east Skagit County, but he hasn't been seen or heard from since. "He was reported overdue on Aug. 11, and the Skagit County Sheriff's department launched a search and rescue from his last known location — in this case, from where his vehicle was parked," Skagit County Sheriff's Search and Rescue Sgt. Chris Kading said. "When he failed to return to his car, he was reported missing by family members. This was late Sunday evening (on Aug. 11), and we waited until first thing Monday morning (on Aug. 12) to begin the search."
No. 9. Arlington man suspected in murder of sister, June 10
Snohomish County Sheriff's Office detectives have arrested a 50-year-old Arlington man on the suspicion that he is responsible for the death of his 53-year-old sister. On Sunday, deputies were called to a residence at the 13200 block of 240th Street NE in Arlington by the woman's son who was concerned about his mother's disappearance. The son became suspicious about his uncle's involvement in his mother's disappearance after he found his mother's vehicle on the property where his uncle lived. The suspect is the brother of the missing woman and uncle to the son who called police.
No. 10. Loved ones still looking for Arlington's Jeremy Imrie, Aug. 20
More than three months after he went missing, Arlington Police and his loved ones are still looking for Jeremy Imrie. Imrie, a 38-year-old white man with blonde hair, blue eyes a mustache and facial hair, left his mother's Arlington apartment on foot at approximately 11 p.m. on May 9 and was last seen near the Lincoln Bridge, east of Arlington on State Route 530 NE. He stands 5 feet, 9 inches tall, weighs 165 pounds, and was last seen wearing a black-and-white flannel hooded sweatshirt, black-and-white tennis shoes, blue jean shorts and a white-and-gray Seahawks baseball cap.