Douglas Buell

Remedy Tulalip cannabis shop opens: Tulalip-owned enterprise one of 1st in Indian Country in the U.S.

TULALIP – The Tulalip Tribes opened the doors to Remedy Tulalip Friday, becoming one of the first legalized marijuana dispensaries in Indian Country in the… Continue reading

Snohomish County elected leaders team up for needle cleanup in Smokey Point

SMOKEY POINT – During a drug needle cleanup Saturday in a homeless camp, volunteers came across an unusual site. Mixed in with the dirty syringes,… Continue reading

Join together with the band, celebrating new Arlington uniforms

ARLINGTON – Strike up the brass, woodwinds and percussion. From the sounds of it, members of the Arlington High School marching band and drumline will… Continue reading

Council okays ambulance utility fee

ARLINGTON – A $15 ambulance utility fee to slash mounting EMS costs and devote more general fund money for public safety needs was approved by… Continue reading

Taco Bell franchise in Marysville among others fined by state for violating teen worker laws

MARYSVILLE – A Taco Bell franchise owner with a history of labor violations has been cited by state authorities for reportedly violating teen worker laws… Continue reading

The man who built a better crab trap: Arlington company’s pots stack the decks on reality TV’s ‘Deadliest Catch’

First in a two-part series ARLINGTON – Next time you’re watching crew members battle the elements to secure crab pots on deck in Alaska’s perilous… Continue reading

Arlington first responders urge safety for Stillaguamish River swimmers, beach-goers

ARLINGTON - Emergency rescue crews from Arlington assisted on an alarming number of drownings and near drowning calls on the Stillaguamish River during last year’s… Continue reading

Arlington Fire Department launches swimmers technical rescue team

ARLINGTON – Last summer on the day before school started, a 16-year-old girl swimming with family in the Stillaguamish River at the Lincoln Bridge went… Continue reading

Nourse Tree Farm north of Arlington named state’s Tree Farmer of the Year

ARLINGTON – The New family, owners of the Nourse Tree Farm north of Arlington, has been named the 2018 Tree Farmer of the Year in… Continue reading

Fire levy lid lift on August primary ballot for rural Arlington

ARLINGTON – Snohomish County Fire District 21 is going to rural Arlington voters on the Aug. 7 primary election seeking a lift in property taxes… Continue reading

Post-World Cup, LHS kids soccer camp keeps passion for sport alive and kicking

LAKEWOOD – The World Cup just ended, but a summer soccer camp at Lakewood High School this week kept the fun and spirit of the… Continue reading

Board gets first look at proposed Arlington schools budget for 2019

ARLINGTON – The school board on Monday got an early look at the proposed $74.8 million Arlington Public Schools budget for 2019. It’s the district’s… Continue reading

North to Alaska: Arlington man driving tractor to tip of Alaska and back to raise $500K for cure for juvenile diabetes

By Douglas Buell dbuell@arlingtontimes.com ARLINGTON – An Arlington businessman on Wednesday set off on his restored 1956 John Deere tractor to raise money to find… Continue reading

Crowd seeks vote on utility tax

ARLINGTON – In a week where Independence Day pyrotechnics lit up the air, a public hearing for a proposed ambulance utility tax had its own… Continue reading

Kids break ground on Haller Park Splash Pad

ARLINGTON –Before children could romp in the water spray jets at the future Haller Park Splash Pad, they needed to turn a little dirt. The… Continue reading

Arlington City Council ready to award bid for Haller Park Splash Pad

ARLINGTON – With the City Council’s anticipated awarding of a construction contract on Monday, the Haller Park Splash Pad project can move forward, and things… Continue reading

Neighborhood meeting for proposed multi-family senior housing community

ARLINGTON – A neighborhood meeting is planned to answer questions about a proposal to build a 170-unit, multi-family senior housing community in Smokey Point, a… Continue reading

Council public hearing Monday for proposed ambulance utility fee

ARLINGTON – Facing mounting EMS costs and unmet public safety needs, the city is proposing an ambulance utility fee of $15 that would appear on… Continue reading

Arlington School Board approves 2nd try for schools bond

ARLINGTON – A school construction and district-wide safety improvements bond is going back to voters for a second try. The Arlington School Board voted 3-1… Continue reading

Stillaguamish Valley Barn Quilt Trail taking shape, one barn at a time

ARLINGTON – The Stillaguamish Valley is home to a patchwork of agricultural fields and a tapestry of culture that gives the region its character. Shawna… Continue reading