Douglas Buell

Chamber unveils new name as big as a valley

ARLINGTON – The Arlington-Smokey Point Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday unveiled its new name – the Stillaguamish Valley Chamber of Commerce. Chamber officials said the… Continue reading

Lakewood High School standout athletes sign letters of intent

LAKEWOOD – As part of National Signing Day, four Lakewood High School student-athletes signed letters of intent committing to colleges. Signing their contracts were Jon… Continue reading

Arlington ECEAP gets youngsters kindergarten-ready

ARLINGTON – Arlington educators want to give kids an early jump on learning that makes them kindergarten ready. Arlington Public Schools offers the Early Childhood… Continue reading

Arlington celebrates eagles, other birds of prey at annual festival (slide show)

ARLINGTON – At the annual Eagle Festival in Arlington, visitors didn’t just find the iconic birds in riverfront trees or soaring overhead. They found eagles… Continue reading

Regional council clears Arlington-Marysville Manufacturing-Industrial Center for next stage

SEATTLE - The proposed Arlington-Marysville Manufacturing-Industrial Center (MIC) cleared a crucial step for recognition on Thursday. Puget Sound Regional Council’s Growth Management Policy Board after… Continue reading

Arlington’s $107.5 million school construction bond in voters’ hands

ARLINGTON – Arlington district voters will decide the fate of a $107.5 million schools construction bond in a Feb. 13 special election. If voters approve… Continue reading

Arlington Library knows, it’s good to have friends

ARLINGTON – Friends of the Arlington Library volunteers have supported the library since 1981, while sharing their love of books with the community. The nonprofit… Continue reading

Strawberry Festival survey results released

MARYSVILLE – The Twilight Grand Parade is the hands-down main event of the Strawberry Festival each June, but if the community members had a choice,… Continue reading

Homeless count helps them connect with services

ARLINGTON – Bobby Gunn camped out on the floor, propped up on his backpack to get a meal and some shuteye at the Suds n’… Continue reading

A change in the winds: Stilly Tribe breaks ground on $64 million casino-hotel expansion (slide show)

By Douglas Buell dbuell@arlingtontimes.com ARLINGTON - The Stillaguamish Tribe broke ground Tuesday on a $64 million expansion for its Angel of the Winds Resort Casino… Continue reading

APS superintendent delivers state of district address

ARLINGTON – Long-term strategic planning completed by Arlington Public Schools last year is turning words into action for how the district will deliver quality education… Continue reading

Angel of the Winds to break ground on largest expansion

ARLINGTON – The Stillaguamish Tribe plans to break ground Tuesday on a $60 million expansion for its Angel of the Winds Resort Casino – the… Continue reading

AHS’s AFJROTC in jeopardy safe for now

ARLINGTON – For 12 years, the Air Force Junior ROTC program at Arlington High School has been developing students of character, teaching flight science and… Continue reading

For this Marysville event décor business, inflation is good

“Do these balloons blow up into funny shapes?” asked a man eyeing a display rack in a Midwest convenience store. Feisty old cashier: “Well, no…not… Continue reading

Marysville police investigate weekend freeway off-ramp crashes; 1 fatality

MARYSVILLE - Marysville intestigators are still investigating separate crashes from last weekend at the Interstate 5 off-ramp and Fourth Street that left one driver dead… Continue reading

New Lakewood-Smokey Point Library celebrates grand opening

SMOKEY POINT – When Laura Wild’s family moved from Marysville two decades ago, her two children checked out 40 books at a time on frequent… Continue reading

The push for diversity, equity in Arlington schools

ARLINGTON – With Martin Luther King Jr. on the minds of many this weekend, Arlington Public Schools leaders are deep in the midst of building… Continue reading

2018: Optimism, challenges ahead

ARLINGTON – If the mayor’s confident outlook for Arlington in the new year has a familiar ring to it, that’s because many of the programs… Continue reading

Arlington Year in Review: Our Top 10 stories of 2017

ARLINGTON – In 2017, Arlington made strides in addressing the opioid drug epidemic, homelessness and boosting public safety, while making headway on economic growth and… Continue reading

Lakewood/Smokey Point Library to celebrate grand opening in January

SMOKEY POINT – If you love reading and the irresistible draw of an aisle of alphabetized book titles, the new Lakewood/Smokey Point Library will open… Continue reading