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Camano Island: Market to benefit animal shelter

The CASA Flea Market to benefit the Camano Animal Shelter Association is set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Camano Multi-Purpose Center, 141 East Camano Drive.

Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the animal shelter is scheduled to be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for people who want to meet the shelter’s cats and dogs.

Marysville: State Patrol hiring troopers

The Washington State Patrol is hiring entry-level troopers.

Only one written test will be offered in the Snohomish County area. The test is planned to begin at 7:30 a.m. June 10 at Marysville Getchell High School, 8301 84th St. NE. People should wear exercise-friendly clothing. The next police academy class is scheduled to start in October.

For more information or test dates elsewhere in the state, go to or call 800-888-8384.

Snohomish: Summer reading starts

Summer Reading sign-up starts Friday at the Snohomish Library. Readers are eligible to win prizes for the reading they do this summer.

The more you read, the more you could win. Every child who finishes selects a book to take home. The program is free.

The library is at 311 Maple Ave.

Sultan: Park land gets makeover

Riverfront land that attracted the ire of Snohomish County code officials for junkyard conditions and makeshift shacks in years past is well on its way to a new identity as a public park, including a new name.

On Wednesday, the Snohomish County Council voted 4-0 to rechristen the former Skyview Tracts property as Steelhead County Park. People also had been calling the area Fishermen’s Park.

The new name was one of four that the Sultan community submitted to the county Parks Advisory Board earlier this year.

The county, for several years, has been buying up flood-prone recreational lots near the Skykomish River for use as a future county park. The county now owns almost all of the more than 100 lots in the area.

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