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AHS senior’s friends take up collection after fire claims family’s home

ARLINGTON — Two weeks before the start of her senior year at Arlington High School, Payton Knudson wasn't expecting that her family would have to find a new home and replace their belongings.

Stillaguamish Valley Pioneers honor past while mayor looks to future

ARLINGTON — The Stillaguamish Valley Pioneer Association celebrated its official centennial, as recognized by the state, even as it convened its 104th annual picnic Aug. 21.

Back2School rally in Arlington offers new features in 7th year

ARLINGTON — Presidents Elementary hosted Arlington's first "Back2School" rally in 2010, and when the event returned Aug. 21, it offered a few improvements over previous years.

New Arlington schools superintendent lists six goals

ARLINGTON — Chrys Sweeting​​ has a six-point plan for her first year as superintendent of Arlington's schools.

Japanese students find America friendly, charitable and kind

ARLINGTON — The Japanese exchange students who visited Arlington this summer brought with them a perspective that was unique even for kids visiting a foreign country.

Northwest Genealogy Conference draws hundreds of family historians to Arlington

ARLINGTON — The first day of the annual Northwest Genealogy Conference drew more than 200 attendees to the Byrnes Performing Arts Center Wednesday, but conference chairwoman Kathy Reece Stuehrenberg expects the event's total attendance to top out at more than 300 by its final day Aug. 20.

Medallion Hotel’s new owner plans to grow in 5 years

SMOKEY POINT — Joseph So caught his first glimpse of the Medallion Hotel a decade ago, during a drive on I-5, but it left a lasting impression.

Powwow dancers, lumberjacks show their stuff at Stillaguamish Festival of the River

ARLINGTON — The Stillaguamish Festival of the River offered no shortage of bouncy houses, diverse cuisine and concert performances, as well as booths for those who wanted to learn about the local watershed and ecosystem.

Arlington, Darrington establish Youth Councils

ARLINGTON — Applications are due Aug. 22 for those interested in joining the newly established Youth Councils for Arlington and Darrington.

Arlington firefighters battle blazes in Eastern Washington

ARLINGTON — The call came in on the last day of July.

Heather Logan hired as new Arlington assistant city administrator

ARLINGTON — When Heather Logan retired from Cascade Valley Hospital after 22 years, she wasn't expecting to get another job after 22 months.

Arlington Heights, Silvana scrap plans for Regional Fire Authority

ARLINGTON — Less than a week after Chief Travis Hots confirmed that Getchell Fire District 22 had pulled out of consideration for a proposed Regional Fire Authority, Arlington Heights Fire District 21 and Silvana Fire District 19 confirmed that they've scrapped their plans for an RFA, too.

“Conversations with a Cop” provides one-on-one Q&A with police

SMOKEY POINT — Arlington detective Mike Sargent stopped by Granroth Insurance to kick off the "Conversations with a Cop" program Aug. 3.

Hots leaves Arlington Heights, stays in Getchell as fire chief

GETCHELL — Travis Hots, the Arlington Heights fire chief who became well-known during the Oso slide disaster, said Tuesday that he is resigning from that post.

Arlington Night Out Against Crime responds to residents’ concerns

ARLINGTON — Gleneagle was but one of the 12 neighborhoods in Arlington that hosted the annual National Night Out Against Crime Aug. 2, but its golf course country club was packed with residents eager to hear from police and city officials.

Blue stripes show support for police

ARLINGTON — Within the first half-hour, the volunteer crew of firefighters, parents and other community members at Presidents Elementary had applied blue stripes to 50 vehicles.

Silvana Fair offers recreation, education

SILVANA — The Silvana Fair marks a unique overlap in the seasons in that it marks the start of not only the fair season for many young breeders and showers of livestock, but also the final month of summer vacation for school-age families.

Zombies show fun side of Arlington JROTC

ARLINGTON — When Arlington had its Fourth of July parade, spectators probably were surprised see Halloween-themed zombie cadets lurching along Olympic Avenue.

Lakewood High School installs new cork field

ARLINGTON — In the midst of the rest of the construction taking place at Lakewood High School, the new football field is finally being put down, with some features that set it apart from the typical high school turf.

Silvana Fair returns July 30

SILVANA — If it's the last Saturday in July, it's time to head out to Silvana for its community fair, which marks its 69th year July 30.