• Tuesday, July 30, 2019 1:25pm
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Fireworks injury

TULALIP — A new Arlington resident was severely injured in a fireworks accident at Boom City July 4.

Ryan Maughan, 41, who just had moved from Wisconsin, had gone there with his family to watch the fireworks. But when he was about to leave because it wasn’t the normal controlled fireworks show, a mortar reportedly lodged into Maughan’s leg and blew up. He was taken to Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, where he underwent multiple surgeries. It later became infected and he went to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

Maughan is working with Everett attorneys to explore the possibility of a personal injury lawsuit, alleging that involved parties had neglected basic safety measures. It is not clear who a lawsuit would be filed against.

“This kind of thing doesn’t happen when people are acting reasonably careful,” his attorney, Brian Sullivan, told the Herald in Everett.

Run with a Cop 

LAKEWOOD – Run with a Cop, an event to raise money for Special Olympics, will take place starting at 9 a.m. Aug. 3 at Lakewood High School.

Local police officers will run a 5K, and you can join them to help the cause.

Funds raised will benefit more than 19,500 Special Olympics athletes statewide. In 2018, through the support of sponsors and more than 400 participants, the Run with the Cops event series raised more than $30,000 for Special Olympics Washington.

Online registration is available until 9 a.m. Aug. 2. Day of registration opens at 7 a.m. Aug. 3 at Lakewood High School. Adult pre-registration is $30 and will increase to $40 on the day of the run. One child registration (10 years and under) is free with one paid adult. Additional child registration is $20 for pre-registration and $25 for registration day of the event.

For details or to register or donate, go to

Music festival

DARRINGTON – The 19th Annual Summer Meltdown Festival runs from Aug. 1-4 at the Darrington Music Park, 42501 Highway 530 NE. The event features music from all over the world, kids activities, food, vendors, camping and river access. For details go to

Terrace Park changes

ARLINGTON – Snohomish County is spending $40,000 and the city $39,000 to rebuild the terraces of the amphitheater at Terrace Park so it will be ready for the 2020 season.

The city has received bids from three contractors. The city Council will select a contractor Aug. 5.

The grass terraces are in need of reconstructing to allow for better seating and easier access.

Ten trees at the top of the terraces will be removed so machinery can reshape the amphitheater.

Community Potluck

MARYSVILLE – The Marysville Historical Society will provide hamburgers and hot dogs at a free Community Potluck BBQ at 6 p.m. Aug. 12 at the museum at 6805 51st Ave. NE.

Please bring a side dish to share.

Fire near I-5

ARLINGTON — A brush fire torched grass and shrubs along I-5, causing smoke to billow along the busy freeway around noon Sunday.

The burned area was near the northbound lanes, north of the Stillaguamish River bridge. Only one northbound lane was open as firefighters doused and contained the flames, which the state Department of Transportation said led to a 3-mile backup.

Crisis training

MARYSVILLE – If you want to be able to help in times of crisis, then Community Emergency Response Team training is for you.

Registration is open for free CERT classes offered by the city and Marysville Fire District. Classes take place on eight-consecutive Tuesdays Sept. 10 through Oct. 29 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Fire Station 62, 10701 Shoultes Road.

“Our recent earthquake was a great reminder that we need to be prepared,” said Jenn Brown, the city’s Emergency Preparedness coordinator. CERT provides education and training in basic response skills including fire safety, search and rescue and medical operations. The online application and details are available at or email Brown at

Solar panels

ARLINGTON – Arlington Public Schools has been awarded a $56,700 grant from Snohomish County PUD to install solar panels at Eagle Creek Elementary. The PUD’s “Planet Power” program supports local solar projects on buildings such as schools, libraries, city halls and other community sites.

“Visitors will be able to view a monitor to see how much solar power is being generated via the panels,” said Sarah Blake, an Eagle Creek parent and volunteer on the district’s Advisory Council for Education who spearheaded the project. “The school is going be incorporating solar energy education into its science classes.”

Eagle Creek’s panels are expected to be installed this month month and will be operational before the start of school in September.

Smoke alarms

TULALIP – The American Red Cross serving Snohomish County partnered with the Port Susan Emergency Response Team and the Gibby Home Fire Prevention Team on Saturday to install 92 smoke alarms in residences at the Port Susan Camping Club at Tulalip.

The Home Fire Campaign works to reduce fire-related deaths and injuries by installing free smoke alarms. Last year, over 1,700 were installed, making 846 homes safer. For details about free smoke alarm installations, to receive an alarm or to volunteer, call 425-252-4103 or go to

Youths thanked

ARLINGTON – The Mayor and City Council recently honored the volunteer work of two local youths, Isaiah and Lawrence Evans. Isaiah and Lawrence cleaned up the landscaping that was overhanging the sidewalk on Macleod Avenue to the south of 1st Street.



Donna Anderson, 88, July 15

Robert Biesen, 71, July 13

Meredith Bloom, 81, July 15

Brandon Elias, 31, July 5

Ellen Gano, 73, July 14

Zella Mickunas, 94, July 11

Sharon Monk, 89, July 13

Reigh Rockey, 81, July 15

William Spady Sr., 72, July 11

William Wells, 71, July 9

Vaike Blackburn, 93, July 9

Gary Cutshaw, 75, July 5

Eiko Davis, 86, July 5

Henrietta Dudek, 95, July 6

Cheryl Dukleth, 72, July 6

Leslie Efaw, 65, July 1

Terry Frizzle, 59, July 8

John Green, 62, July 2

Michael Johnson, 64, July 4

Carl Keeler, 94, July 4

S. Kuhnle, 85, July 4

Leo Latlip, 93, July 1

Walter Ledford, 84, June 27

Patrick Ogdon, 76, July 1

Tom Pemberton Jr., 91, July 6

Edna Rapelje, 89, July 8

Frances Simmons, 97, July 3

Mary Vance, 97, July 6

Leticia Williamson, 31, July 6


Crystal Wassillie, 50, July 15


Paul Barker, 77, July 7

Donna Blume, 81, July 15

Karen Cook, 72, July 15

Ruth Easterling, 90, July 8

Rodney Fields, 58, July 13

Clayton Hall, 78, July 11

Tonia Kopmann, 76, July 16

Maxine Streeter, 90, July 15

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