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- Aug 8, 2012 at 12:53PM
LAKEWOOD — Local speed skaters have something to celebrate after several Snohomish County athletes won gold medals at the recent Indoor Speed Skating National Championships in Lincoln, Neb., from July 15-21.
- Aug 8, 2012 at 12:59PM
MARYSVILLE — A group of local softball players could have made it to the World Series this year after finishing with a record of 62-2 — if only they’d been a little bit older.
- Aug 8, 2012 at 1:49PM
TULALIP — Reid Shockey sees North Snohomish County’s ongoing population growth leading to greater traffic congestion, and while traffic jams are aggravating enough on their own, Shockey fears they could derail the economic engine of the region.
- Aug 9, 2012 at 12:30PM
The term “public education” can be understood in a couple of different ways. One common meaning is related to its funding source. Public education is education that is publicly funded, as in our public schools and other publicly financed educational programs.
- Aug 10, 2012 at 4:01PM
ARLINGTON — The Rocket Alley Bar and Grill's outdoor garden will serve as the site for a fundraiser concert to support Quilceda Community Services on Saturday, Aug. 11.
- Aug 11, 2012 at 6:31PM
SMOKEY POINT — The Arlington-Smokey Point Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors are looking to start a regular Business After Hours program.
- Aug 11, 2012 at 7:01PM
The food safety program at the Snohomish Health District is offering a 16-hour intensive training in September in Spanish for food service managers and assistant managers.
- Aug 13, 2012 at 6:07PM
ARLINGTON — Presidents Elementary will once again serve as the site for Arlington in Action's "Back2School" rally on Sunday, Aug. 19, at 3 p.m.
- Aug 15, 2012 at 12:54PM
… it’s okay to be a senior. Yes, growing old is not for sissies, but it does have its perks. Here are a few of the local senior savings and salutes I have discovered:
- Aug 15, 2012 at 12:56PM
Life-spans are measured in all sorts of increments. For youngsters, it might be the length of a school day. Or a semester. Oldsters are aware of the span of time between one filling of multi-day pill holders and the next. Wives might tick off periods of time separating batches of wash or ironing.
- Aug 15, 2012 at 1:20PM
Locals hoping to go on a fun date with an eligible bachelor or bachelorette, while benefiting a good cause, need look no further than Arlington’s Forever Lust Auction on Aug. 17 at the Gleneagle Golf Course.
- Aug 17, 2012 at 2:05PM
Due to continued high fire dangers, and prolonged hot and dry weather conditions, the Snohomish County Fire Marshal is reminding residents that outdoor burning, except for recreational fires, has been banned.
- Aug 18, 2012 at 8:05PM
August is a deadly month on Washington's roadways, according to the Fatality Analysis Reporting System. From 2006-10, on average, more impaired driving deaths occurred in August than any other month. That’s why, from now through Sept. 3, extra officers will be looking for DUI drivers during the annual "Drive Hammered, Get Nailed" campaign in Snohomish County.
- Aug 20, 2012 at 9:41PM
ARLINGTON — The Stillaguamish Senior Center is hosting a barbecue at Kayak Point Park on Friday, Aug. 24, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
- Aug 20, 2012 at 9:55PM
SMOKEY POINT — The Everett Clinic is set to open a new facility in Smokey Point on Thursday, Aug. 23. The ribbon-cutting ceremony is set for 9 a.m. that day, and an open house is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 25, at 10 a.m. The facility is 60,000 square feet and is the largest location outside of the Everett Clinic's main campus.
- Aug 21, 2012 at 3:47PM
The Snohomish County Tourism Bureau is currently undergoing a research process to identify Snohomish County's best "brand" position in the tourism marketplace.
- Aug 22, 2012 at 10:00AM updated Aug 23, 2012 at 5:20PM
The second annual Ragin’ Ray Golf Tournament fundraiser boasted more than $7,000 raised and more than 90 participants at the Gleneagle Golf Course on Aug. 11.
- Aug 23, 2012 at 2:57PM
MARYSVILLE — Everett Community College's School of Cosmetology is offering a new three-day flex schedule and is introducing training for experienced stylists who want to become cosmetology instructors.
- Aug 23, 2012 at 4:44PM
ARLINGTON — The Stillaguamish Valley Pioneer Museum welcomes visitors to celebrate "Pioneer Days" on the Red Rooster Route from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15.
- Aug 27, 2012 at 10:39PM
Vaccination remains the most effective strategy for keeping communities healthy and free of communicable diseases. The back-to-school season is a great time for families — parents, kids and other relatives — to see their health care providers for vaccinations. All vaccines required to enroll in school are available to children at no cost.
- Aug 27, 2012 at 10:41PM
EVERETT — The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) returned to its homeport of Everett on Monday, Aug. 20, following a 70-day underway period in support of Rim of the Pacific 2012 and multiple carrier qualification exercises.
- Aug 29, 2012 at 9:47AM
It seems unfathomable that there was a time when commercial composting did not exist. The end of the road for grass clippings and vegetable trimmings was once invariably a landfill. There, valuable organic materials were wasted in an airless tomb to remain unchanged for years while generating methane — one of the most potent greenhouse gases.
- Aug 29, 2012 at 9:49AM
My wife is collecting political flyers leading up to the general election. About the time their authors run out of money or half-truths to throw at each other we’ll see if we can fit the whole lot into our blue Waste Management recycling bin.
- Aug 29, 2012 at 10:00AM updated at 1:52PM
Training is underway for the Lakewood High School football team, which returned to the field Aug. 15 to prepare for the upcoming season.
- Aug 29, 2012 at 10:19AM
West Nile virus has not yet shown up in Snohomish County this year, according to the Snohomish Health District, but it was found recently in mosquito samples in Yakima and Franklin counties, and has caused 14 deaths and more than 1,100 illnesses reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention elsewhere in the nation this summer.