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GUEST OPINION | Unlock regulatory handcuffs

  • Feb 17, 2011 at 8:30AM

Ronald Reagan once said, “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, “I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” I was reminded of this statement after reading what a Department of Ecology spokeswoman recently said about how the state offers businesses ideas for “best management practices” so they can become compliant: “We don’t tell them how to do it. We tell them what they need to do, and as long as they do it we’re not going to handcuff them,” she said.

National Weather Service issues Winter Storm Watch

  • Feb 22, 2011 at 8:45AM

The National Weather Service forecast is calling for rain and snow showers in the area with possible snow falling through Thursday.

UPDATE | Winter Storm Warning in effect through Thursday

  • Feb 23, 2011 at 5:00AM updated at 2:35PM

The National Weather Service has announced a Winter Storm warning which covers the Puget Sound region.

Lakewood’s Wilson places 8th at Mat Classic

  • Feb 24, 2011 at 10:29AM

The Lakewood Cougars took a pair of wrestlers to Mat Classic XXIII and came away with one medal.

Marysville officials pleased that Boeing secures tanker contract

  • Feb 24, 2011 at 4:00PM updated Feb 25, 2011 at 11:57AM

The Pentagon's decision to award a $35 billion Air Force tanker contract to Boeing has drawn praise from government officials at the city, county, state and federal levels in Washington. Gloria Hirashima, chief administrative officer and community development director for the city of Marysville, admitted to some nervousness prior to the Feb. 24 announcement that Boeing had beat out European competitor EADS for the contract. "We look at the Marysville and Arlington area as a future center for manufacturing and industrial jobs," Hirashima said. "A healthy and vibrant Boeing is a key piece of that economic growth." The Boeing 767 jet serves as the basis of the tanker, and this contract will keep it in production through the rest of the decade. Hirashima acknowledged that Marysville already owes a great deal of its population's employment to Boeing, so she's pleased to see those jobs sustained as Boeing replaces 179 Air Force KC-135 tankers, which Boeing built in the 1950s and 1960s.

Marysville, Arlington firefighters encourage citizens to prepare for 'Smoke Alarm Saturday'

  • Mar 4, 2011 at 1:38PM

MARYSVILLE — Firefighters in Marysville and Arlington are offering citizens incentives to check their home smoke alarms on "Smoke Alarm Saturday." On March 12, the Marysville Fire District, the Arlington Fire Department and Snohomish County Fire District 19 in Silvana will be handing out information encouraging citizens to change their smoke alarm batteries, or check them in the case of 10-year lifetime batteries, as they change their clocks to daylight-saving time on March 13. Marysville and Arlington firefighters will go one step further during the first three days of daylight-saving time, by helping Domino's Pizza stores in Marysville and Smokey Point deliver their orders in the Marysville, Arlington, Smokey Point and Lakewood areas March 13-15.

Marysville's 10th St. School throws 'Rhapsody in Jazz' at Arlington's Gleneagle Golf Course

  • Mar 4, 2011 at 1:41PM

ARLINGTON — The 10th Street Middle School PTSA and Boosters are "jazzing up" their support for their school, with the help of the Gleneagle Golf Course. The Arlington golf course will be hosting the Marysville school's "Rhapsody in Jazz" fundraiser on March 12, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. and dinner starting at 6:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $40 apiece or $76 for a couple. Those who prepay for an entire table will pay $350, equal to a per-person price of $35.

Snohomish County Arts Commission seeks art concepts for Kayak Park

  • Mar 4, 2011 at 1:45PM

STANWOOD — The Snohomish County Arts Commission is seeking concepts from qualified artists to design and integrate a site-specific artwork for Kayak Park in Stanwood. Kayak Point County Park, located on Marine View Drive northwest of Marysville and adjacent to the Tulalip Indian Reservation, is a saltwater park with a boat launch and a pier for fishermen. The Snohomish County Parks and Recreation Department is planning renovations to the day-use portion of the park, including a redesign of the parking lot and traffic flow, stormwater management, near-shore habitat enhancement and improvements to the boat launch.

GED, Adult Basic Education classes available in Arlington, Marysville

  • Mar 4, 2011 at 1:51PM

SMOKEY POINT — Everett Community College is pleased to announce their GED and Adult Basic Education classes, which are available in the mornings and evenings, as well as online. These courses are held between 6-8:50 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays at Weston High School, located at 4407 172nd St. NE in Arlington, as well as at the Marysville Tulalip Tribal Court, located at 6103 31st Ave. NE, from 8:30-11:20 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Further class and contact information is available at www.everettcc.edu.

Koster, Puget Sound Blood Center present March 16 blood drive in Smokey Point

  • Mar 4, 2011 at 2:01PM

SMOKEY POINT — Snohomish County Council member John Koster is teaming up with the Puget Sound Blood Center to offer a spring blood drive. The blood drive is set to run between 12:30-6:30 p.m. on March 16, in the third floor banquet room of the Medallion Hotel, located at 16710 Smokey Point Blvd. in Arlington.

GUEST OPINION | Safety Net Assessment will help protect most vulnerable citizens

  • Mar 9, 2011 at 8:15AM

With Washington facing budget deficits at historically high levels through the next biennium, the Governor and legislature must consider budget cuts that will significantly affect virtually all services and programs. No program or service will be exempt from scrutiny, including services that are provided to our most vulnerable citizens, the elderly and disabled served in skilled nursing homes like Regency Care Center at Arlington.

OPINION | Climate change impacts local shorelines

  • Mar 9, 2011 at 8:18AM

What an odd winter it’s been for Marysville. Thanks to La Nina, we got a little of everything but warmth through February. Instead of the usual leaden gray skies dripping chill moisture we witnessed wild oscillations between brilliant blue skies and monster storm-cells thousands of feet tall.

GUEST OPINION | What the tanker contract means to our region

  • Mar 9, 2011 at 8:00AM updated Mar 10, 2011 at 5:24AM

The Pentagon’s announcement on Feb. 24 that The Boeing Co. won the U.S. Air Force’s $35 billion contract to build 179 aerial refueling tankers provides a moment of triumph for workers and families in our community, Everett, Snohomish County and the region, and could not have come at a better time.

National Weather Service warns of thunderstorms for parts of Western Washington including Arlington, Marysville

  • Mar 15, 2011 at 2:12PM

The National Weather Service issued a Special Weather Statement at approximately 1:40 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15, warning of possible strong thunderstorms for parts of Western Washington including Arlington and Marysville.

Sound Harley hosts start of 'Puppy Putt' in Smokey Point June 18

  • Mar 15, 2011 at 5:35PM

SMOKEY POINT — Motorcycle riders will be taking to the roads on behalf on guide dogs June 18, and Sound Harley-Davidson is taking part. Riders will roll out from Smokey Point by 10 a.m. for the ninth annual "Puppy Putt," a charity motorcycle ride to benefit Guide Dogs of America. Riders from Sound Harley-Davidson, located at 16212 Smokey Point Blvd. in Marysville, and Northwest Harley-Davidson in Lacey will ride toward Seattle, stopping at sponsors along the way. The two groups will meet at the end of the poker run at the Machinists Union Hall, at 9125 15th Pl. S in Seattle, for an afternoon of motorcycle-themed fun, food and music.

Washington, Northern Idaho Church Women United meeting in Marysville April 8-9

  • Mar 15, 2011 at 9:35PM

MARYSVILLE — Church women from across the state and beyond will be converging on Marysville to ask themselves, "What Are We 'Bee'coming?" The Marysville United Methodist Church will serve as the site for a Christian ecumenical gathering of the Washington and Northern Idaho Church Women United, as they conduct their biennial state assembly and leadership council meeting on April 8-9. According to local Church Women United Vice President Jeannie Lish, the movement is celebrating 70 years of service this year with "fellowship, prayer, advocacy and action for peace with justice." Among the event's motivational speakers will be Barbara Moreland of Mukilteo on "Bees and Beyond," Richard LeMieux of Bremerton on the problem of homelessness, and Tom and Jan Kemp of North Bend asking how to minister to truckers.

Lakewood softball returns three of top four batters from 2010

  • Mar 16, 2011 at 9:15AM

With a number of key players returning, the Cougars softball team is ready to climb up the Cascade Conference standings in 2012. "The talent level has definitely gone up this year," said Cougars coach Steve Barker.

Lakewood baseball finding a home near top of league

  • Mar 16, 2011 at 9:16AM

As a program, Cougar baseball has found a place near the top of the Cascade Conference and manager Larry Delaney sees no reason for that to change in 2011. “Archbishop Murphy is going to return a solid team and Cedarcrest is always strong, though they did lose a lot of seniors,” he said. “I see us being right up there when it’s all said and done.”

Arlington's Village Community Services needs volunteers, donations for 'Taste of Decadence'

  • Mar 16, 2011 at 2:12PM

SMOKEY POINT — Village Community Services are aiming to offer a taste of "Wonderland" to those who join them in helping out community members with disabilities, but they could use some support behind the scenes to do it. VCS's ninth annual "Taste of Decadence" fundraiser on April 9 has adopted "Alice in Wonderland" as its theme, and they're looking for volunteers and donors to help them make it a wonderful experience for everyone involved.

Smokey Point fire displaces mobile home resident

  • Mar 17, 2011 at 12:03PM

SMOKEY POINT — Area firefighters touted the importance of working smoke detectors in the wake of a fire that wrought an estimated $30,000 in damages to a mobile home. Units from the Arlington Fire Department were dispatched at approximately 6:30 a.m. on March 17 to respond to a reported mobile home fire in the 19600 block of Smokey Point Boulevard. After arriving on the scene to find the mobile home partially involved with fire, they were joined by Marysville Fire District 12 and Snohomish County Fire Protection District 19 in Silvana in extinguishing the fire quickly.

MILITARY BRIEFS | Local service members in the news

  • Mar 18, 2011 at 7:45AM

The Joint Hometown News Service and the Fleet Hometown News Service have released the following information about local service members in the news.

Koster & Puget Sound Blood Center drive draws dozens of donors to Smokey Point

  • Mar 19, 2011 at 6:10PM

SMOKEY POINT — Their reasons for giving varied from thoughtful to tongue-in-cheek, but they all rolled up their sleeves to give of themselves, literally. The Puget Sound Blood Center once again teamed up with the Snohomish County Republican Party in Marysville, this time with Snohomish County Council member John Koster as well, to offer a spring blood drive in the Medallion Hotel on March 16, and Hannah Gustafson estimated that the six-hour event had attracted close to 40 donors by the time it was done. "It's our first time in this location, but our third year of doing these donation drives," said Gustafson, of the membership committee of the Snohomish County Republican Party in Marysville, whose offices have served as a site for the Puget Sound Blood Center's collection vehicles during previous donation drives. "We wanted to attract folks from both Marysville and Arlington."

Marysville Special Education PTSA connects parents to community resources

  • Mar 19, 2011 at 9:00PM updated Mar 24, 2011 at 9:08AM

MARYSVILLE — Marysville mom Dani Rice discovered she wasn't alone when her daughter, Morgan, was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome. "It's very common," Rice said. "There are three other people, just on our street, whose kids also have Asperger's." While children with Asperger's syndrome are not rare, Rice has nonetheless found it a bit more rare to find places where she can consult with others about the challenges that are unique to raising a child with this syndrome. Rice and other area parents of children with special needs were able to check out a host of regional resources in a single spot, during the Marysville Special Education PTSA's Resource Fair on March 9. "There's so much that I didn't know," said Rice, whose arms were literally overflowing with books, pamphlets and fliers that she'd collected in the Totem Middle School cafeteria that day. "It can be difficult to navigate the system, but there's so much advocacy here." The resource fair was a first for the Marysville School District, bringing together school district personnel with private service providers and non-profit groups under the same roof, so that parents of special education students could access all the resources available to them locally, at one place and time.

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