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Snohomish Health District offers tips to avoid rabies from bats

  • Jul 20, 2012 at 5:02PM

Every summer, the Snohomish Health District takes dozens of calls about bats and how to stay healthy around them. Bats are the primary carriers of rabies in the Pacific Northwest, and are found in almost every county in Washington. Rabies causes a rare but often fatal illness in humans, and in wild and domestic animals. Rabies is transmitted through the saliva of the animal, which can be introduced through a bite or scratch.

United Way hosts Volunteer Appreciation Night at the Everett AquaSox

  • Jul 21, 2012 at 1:29PM

EVERETT — For more than a dozen years, United Way of Snohomish County has hosted Volunteer Appreciation Night at the Everett AquaSox. This year's event, featuring free tickets to all volunteers in Snohomish County and their families, will be held on Monday, Aug. 6, starting at 6:40 p.m. in the Everett Memorial Stadium, located at 3900 Broadway in Everett. The organization will also present the winner of this year's Roger Bouck Award for Volunteerism in Action just before the first pitch against the Boise Hawks.

Bryant Blueberry Festival returns July 28

  • Jul 21, 2012 at 3:18PM

ARLINGTON — Blueberries will take center stage during the Bryant Blueberry Festival on the Red Rooster Route on Saturday, July 28, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The annual Blueberry Festival of the Bryant Blueberry Farm & Nursery, located at 5628 Grandview Rd. in Arlington, offers a variety of family activities for all ages.

Ballots and local voters' pamphlets mailed out for Aug. 7 primary

  • Jul 22, 2012 at 8:00AM

Snohomish County Elections has begun mailing ballots to more than 393,000 voters for the Aug. 7 primary.

Snohomish County's programs for World Hepatitis Day July 28

  • Jul 24, 2012 at 3:46PM

Viral hepatitis might be closer than you think, according to the international organizers of World Hepatitis Day on Saturday, July 28. In support of the global awareness campaign, the Snohomish Health District will display hepatitis information through Tuesday, July 31, in the atrium of the Rucker Building, located at 3020 Rucker Ave. in Everett. The Health District also will feature hepatitis information on "The Takeaway" radio program at 8:40 a.m. on Thursday, July 26, on KSER 90.7 FM.

Arlington-Smokey Point Chamber presents barbecue cook-off

  • Jul 25, 2012 at 10:21AM

The Arlington-Smokey Point Chamber of Commerce will be raising funds by staging a barbecue cook-off later this summer, before their wine-tasting early in the fall.

Strike affects recycling collection for Arlington, Marysville

  • Jul 25, 2012 at 1:59PM

Waste Management Northwest customers in Arlington and Marysville will likely see their services affected in the wake of the strike by Teamsters Local 117 on Wednesday, July 25.

Strike affects all Waste Management Northwest services for Arlington, Marysville

  • Jul 27, 2012 at 3:09PM

Waste Management Northwest's residential and commercial customers in Arlington and Marysville will continue to see their services affected in the wake of the strike by Teamsters Local 117 that started on Wednesday, July 25.

Night Out Against Crime returns to Arlington, Marysville, Tulalip

  • Jul 30, 2012 at 10:17PM

The National Night Out Against Crime is returning to the Arlington, Marysville and Tulalip communities on Tuesday, Aug. 7.

United Way registering Snohomish County agencies for 'Days of Caring'

  • Jul 31, 2012 at 3:38PM

The United Way of Snohomish County is organizing its 19th annual Days of Caring, the largest volunteer event in the county, for Friday, Sept. 21, and Saturday, Sept 22.

Waste Management Northwest still not collecting from residential customers in Marysville, Arlington

  • Jul 31, 2012 at 4:22PM

As of Tuesday, July 31, Waste Management Northwest has deployed substitute drivers to commercial routes in Snohomish County, but its residential customers in Arlington and Marysville can still expect to be affected by the ongoing strike.

Domestic Violence Services' Hope Within Luncheon on Sept. 19 addresses those 'Weathering the Storm'

  • Jul 31, 2012 at 4:47PM

Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County will be staging its seventh annual Hope Within Luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the Comcast Arena in Everett.

New complaints about coal trains | OPINION

  • Aug 1, 2012 at 9:05AM

vening news squibs showed Seattle and Edmonds demonstrators complaining about coal trains. Does it take them that long to take notice or are big-city folks just slower to react than our sort of country bumpkins? The oddest part was the focus of their complaint.

Waste Management resumes collections for Marysville, Arlington

  • Aug 2, 2012 at 2:58PM

As of Thursday, Aug. 2, Waste Management Northwest and union leadership have agreed to a new six-year contract, which means that Waste Management Northwest's garbage drivers have returned to work and are servicing their regular collection routes. Due to the timing of the ratification vote, however, the recycling and yard waste collection for Aug. 2 will be limited.

United Way recognizes county's top volunteers

  • Aug 2, 2012 at 3:01PM

TULALIP — Based on nominations submitted by the public back in June, United Way of Snohomish County will be recognizing five of the county's top volunteers at its annual Spirit of Snohomish County Breakfast on Thursday, Sept. 6, at the Tulalip Resort Casino.

Countywide outdoor burning ban commences Aug. 6

  • Aug 4, 2012 at 9:00AM

Due to high fire danger, and prolonged hot and dry weather conditions, the Snohomish County Fire Marshal has called for an outdoor burning ban for unincorporated areas beginning 8 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 6.

Stillaguamish Festival of the River runs Aug. 10-12

  • Aug 4, 2012 at 9:00AM

ARLINGTON — The Stillaguamish Festival of the River and Pow Wow are fast approaching. The 23rd annual event, which takes place starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11, and Sunday, Aug. 12, will again be held at River Meadows County Park. This year will also include an additional day for the festival, starting at 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10, for a music show. The festival became a three-day event starting last year.

Council on Aging seeks new members for next term

  • Aug 5, 2012 at 9:00AM

The Snohomish County Council on Aging is recruiting new members now for terms beginning in January of next year. Snohomish County residents who are interested in the needs and issues facing older persons, and younger persons with disabilities, should consider applying for membership on the Council.

Marysville Sikh temple memorializes victims of Wisconsin shooting

  • Aug 7, 2012 at 4:09PM

MARYSVILLE — The Guru Nanak Sikh Temple in Marysville plans to conduct a special service and candlelight vigil on the evening of Saturday, Aug. 11, for the victims of the Aug. 5 shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin.

Early returns of 2012 primary election results released

  • Aug 7, 2012 at 10:00PM updated Aug 8, 2012 at 3:14PM

Although the results of the Aug. 7 primary election have yet to be certified, early returns have been released. As of Tuesday, Aug. 7, at 8:33 p.m., Proposition 1 on the ballot for Silvana Fire District 19 has received 215 "yes" votes, or 60.91 percent of the votes counted, and 138 "no" votes, or 39.09 percent of the votes counted, out of a total of 353 votes counted.

Lakewood speed skater wins gold at nationals

  • 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.

SnoCo Express wins regional championships

  • 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.

Chamber looks at transportation

  • 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.

Citizenship is best learned by doing | GUEST OPINION

  • 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.

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