Pilot Travel Center proposal turbulence continues; hearing examiner ruling still up in the air (Updated)

ARLINGTON – The Pilot Travel Center planned for Island Crossing is still encountering some turbulence. At an Oct. 26 hearing to bring to light any… Continue reading

Arlington singer-songwriter turning heads in Nashville

ARLINGTON – For Arlington singer-songwriter Kern West, who is on the brink of a breakthrough career in country music, she has her daddy’s old guitar… Continue reading

Arlington man arrested for threat to kill girlfriend

ARLINGTON – A 38-year-old Arlington man was arrested Sunday after allegedly assaulting and threatening to kill his girlfriend, a sheriff’s spokeswoman said Monday. At one… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2017

Public hearing Nov. 6 for Arlington’s mid-biennial budget amendments

ARLINGTON – A public hearing for the mid-year biennial budget is on Monday’s City Council agenda to give residents a chance to comment on proposed… Continue reading

Community conversation in Arlington focuses on dementia

ARLINGTON - Whether it is a mental illness or another health risk of aging, dementia can have devastating effects on those who have it and… Continue reading

  • Nov 3, 2017

Election ballots due Tuesday

You never know what’s going to happen in an election - take Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton, for example. But some very close results are… Continue reading

Briefs (Nov. 4)

Candle starts garage fire MARYSVILLE – A candle is believed to be the cause of a residential garage fire Wednesday, highlighting an important safety message… Continue reading

  • Nov 3, 2017

Man’s body recovered from Stilly River

ARLINGTON – The body of an unidentified man was recovered from the Stillaguamish River Wednesday night. Around 5:30 p.m., two fisherman called 9-1-1 to report… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2017

Arlington tries to keep taxes level in $107.5 million school bonds proposal

ARLINGTON – The Arlington School Board will hold a public workshop Nov. 2 to discuss a proposed $107.5 million construction bond issue that would go… Continue reading

Good grief when you talk about it

By Steve Powell MARYSVILLE – Danny Rowland of Marysville suffered a double whammy when it comes to grief in the spring of 2016. He… Continue reading

Wife stabbed after reportedly filing for divorce

MARYSVILLE – A 45-year-old Marysville man is in custody after dropping his wife off at an emergency room with multiple stab wounds. He was arrested… Continue reading

  • Oct 30, 2017

Woman loses defamation case about dental visit

ARLINGTON – Welcome to Edith “Eva” Aranda’s nightmare on 171st Street. It hasn’t been a dream for Arlington dentist Janelle Gramson and her employees either… Continue reading

Women bring Griefshare to Marysville

MARYSVILLE – Diane Young and Barb Ritchie both lost their husbands, and they took Griefshare, a group-support program for those whose loved ones have died.… Continue reading

M.E. ID’s Arlington pilot, 70, who drowned after copter crash into King Lake

ARLINGTON – The 70-year-old pilot of a helicopter that crashed into King Lake Monday afternoon has died. The man was identified as Ernest Stark of… Continue reading

  • Oct 27, 2017

Motorcycle club helps raise funds for boy with cancer

ARLINGTON – A fundraiser to raise money for an Arlington family whose young boy has been diagnosed with cancer will take place Nov. 4. The… Continue reading

State corrections officer arrested for indecent exposure

MARYSVILLE – A state corrections officer who reportedly exposed himself to a girl last week was arrested Tuesday and booked into the Marysville Jail. The… Continue reading

  • Oct 27, 2017

M’ville letter seeks regional designation for MIC

MARYSVILLE – The writing’s not on the wall, so it’s been placed in a letter. The City Council agreed Monday night to send a letter… Continue reading

Hakuna matata – no worries: senior delivers moving speech to last class to graduate who were on campus for 2014 M-P shooting

MARYSVILLE – “Hakuna matata” is the Swahili phrase from “The Lion King” that ASB President Daniel Amador chose to open his speech with at an… Continue reading

BMX star Tony Hoffman shares tale of how he beat drug addiction

By Douglas Buell ARLINGTON – On former BMX phenom Tony Hoffman’s best days, the gifted athlete was the No. 1-ranked amateur off-road cyclist in… Continue reading

Arlington, Getchell firefighters return from devastating California wildfires

ARLINGTON – Firefighters from Arlington and Fire District 22-Getchell have returned from battling wildfires still ravaging parts of Northern California. A 21-member strike team from… Continue reading