Meet local first-responders at National Night Out

A favorite summer event for many Marysville residents is National Night Out. This fun, free nationwide event now in its 36th year takes place on… Continue reading

  • Aug 3, 2019

No time to blink in a shifting market

I recently learned that you blink 25 times every minute. Each blink takes about one-fifth of a second. So, on a 10-hour drive averaging 40… Continue reading

  • Aug 3, 2019

SnoCo working to ensure stable housing costs

As our region’s population grows, policy makers are focused on planning for growth that is anticipated and the challenges that come along with it. Snohomish… Continue reading

  • Jul 27, 2019

Fahlman, Patrick discuss new ideas at forum

Here is an analysis of the political forum put on by Indivisible Marysville, a grassroots progressive organization, at the Red Curtain Center Tuesday night. Beckeye… Continue reading

  • Jul 25, 2019

Be careful when picking snacks for kids this summer

If you have kids home from school for summer break, you probably feel like there is a black hole in your fridge and pantry. Kids… Continue reading

  • Jul 20, 2019

Manufacturing jobs center gets green light

Even before I became mayor 11 years ago, city leaders and staff began the very long process of gaining a regional designation for our manufacturing… Continue reading

  • Jul 13, 2019

Marysville’s fireworks show epic


  • Jul 8, 2019

Hits and misses

Hits To all the local leaders who worked so hard to get the Cascade Industrial Center. To Maryfest for a great job running the Marysville… Continue reading

  • Jul 6, 2019

Don’t forget to water yourself in summer

Summer is here, and that can mean a lot more drinking - and no I don’t just mean cold brews. In the summer we tend… Continue reading

  • Jun 29, 2019

It will again feel like the 4th of July in Marysville

We weren’t happy with the city when Marysville banned fireworks a few years ago. It felt un-patriotic. July 4th comes but once a year, and… Continue reading

  • Jun 29, 2019

Real estate moves faster in summer

Call me childish but beating the GPS time is an extreme sport for me. The same could be said for many home buyers and sellers… Continue reading

  • Jun 29, 2019

How can anyone be against having clean water?

I don’t know how you can be against clean water, but some of the industries in our state are. They have convinced the U.S. Environmental… Continue reading

  • Jun 8, 2019

Our cities offer free entertainment

We are very fortunate to live in Marysville and Arlington. Both communities offer a wide variety of free entertainment every summer to give families some… Continue reading

  • Jun 8, 2019
Emily Countryman

Want to soak up the sun? Do it safely

Are you ready to soak up the sun? Most of us in the Northwest are excited about sunshine. But when it comes to UV rays,… Continue reading

  • Jun 8, 2019
Emily Countryman

5 real estate tips to avoid stress

Stressed is desserts spelled backwards. So let’s start the meal with pie and ice cream. With proper planning and timing your real estate transaction should… Continue reading

  • Jun 1, 2019

HIts and misses

Hits Marysville Rotary for giving out $178,500 in scholarships to Marysville graduates. The AVID program for helping kids get scholarships who may not have gotten… Continue reading

  • Jun 1, 2019

In 1 year, embedded social worker program making a difference

Police Chief Rick Smith and I joined officials Tuesday from Snohomish County and Arlington to report on the Embedded Social Worker program we introduced in… Continue reading

  • Jun 1, 2019

We’re proud of our students, staff at MSD

Great things are happening in the Marysville School District. If you’ve read the paper, liked us on Facebook or followed us on Twitter or Instagram… Continue reading

  • Jun 1, 2019

Growth is a gift, but it can also cause grief

Do you remember getting growing pains as a young kid? I felt mine in my shins in late elementary school on the school playground in… Continue reading

  • May 25, 2019

Help your child stay connected with fun learning activities this summer

With the end of the school year fast approaching, many families are making summer plans. While that may mean family vacations, trips to the river… Continue reading

  • May 25, 2019