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ARLINGTON — The city of Arlington terminated Police Chief John Gray’s employment contract Monday night. The action was tucked away in the consent agenda of the July 7 Arlington City Council meeting agenda.
ARLINGTON — Cool, cloudy weather didn’t keep Arlington residents from coming out to take part in an Fourth of July tradition.
Arlington Lions Club meets second and fourth Wednesdays at the Local Scoop at 6:30 p.m. Call Doug Merz at 360-435-5424 or Randy Tendering at 360-435-3094.
Puget Sound Blood Center will hold the following blood drives for Western Washington Hospitals. Call 1-800-398-7888.
ARLINGTON — Neither the city nor Arlington’s Police Chief John Gray are saying much regarding the June 24 announcement that he would no longer be leading the city’s police department.
ARLINGTON — Heroes of American history and movies were among those who appeared at Arlington’s annual Kiddies’ Parade June 28.
• The Equine Rescue Association in Marysville is urgently seeking help. Feed costs have skyrocketed and they are stretched too thin for their 29 horses. For questions about donations contact email@example.com or 360-658-5494.
• Snohomish Conservation District has an appointed volunteer position open for a three-year term on its Board of Supervisors. To be eligible, a candidate must be a registered voter and must own or occupy land within the Conservation District boundary, which includes most of Snohomish County and Camano Island. Call 425-335-5634, ext. 102.
8:25 a.m.: Officers responded to a fight and referred Assault 4 charges against three males to the prosecutors on the 1200 block of East Fifth Street.
Air Force Airman Mart T. Richardson has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Two Arlington kids, second-grader Jaiden Waud and fourth-grader Allie Ann Bigger won awards in the Horse Country Farm 2008 Essay Contest and their prize is a week of day camp at the horse ranch.
After an executive session on "personnel issues" following the Monday night Arlington City Council meeting, Arlington Police Chief John Gray announced his resignation Tuesday morning, June 24.
n A new traffic light and road improvements aren’t the only changes about to take place at the intersection of 172nd Street NE and 67th Avenue NE. The 8.8 acres at the northeast corner of the intersection, bordering Highland View Estates, are about to become part of the city of Arlington. If that happens, the area will be slated for “neighborhood commercial” development, which calls for retail business such as clothing and accessory stores, barber shops, grocery stores and gas stations and professional services. It does not allow construction of single-family homes, but does allow apartments on a second or third story above a business. The Arlington City Council last week approved a 60 percent petition on the area owned by Hong Ly. Ly, the only property owner in the proposed annexation submitted a 10 percent notice of intention to annex three months ago. The annexation next goes for a review to Snohomish County. Because of the small size of the proposed annexation and because all the property is owned by one person, the process is expected to go quickly and, if no snags develop, could be completed in a couple of months.
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS — Haller Middle School students got a first-hand lesson, literally, in environmental stewardship at River Meadows County Park, June 11.
ARLINGTON — Within two weeks, four Arlington and Darrington-area schools have presented both diplomas and well-wishes to this year’s graduating classes.
Students from the Arlington area that are graduating in June from the University of Washington are:
John B. Lidell