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Edmonds: Scholarships available

Four hefty scholarships are available to Edmonds School District seniors, thanks to a grant from the Hazel Miller Foundation.

The foundation awarded $30,000 to the Edmonds School District Alumni Association to be used for scholarships for students graduating from any of the Edmonds School District high schools in June.

There are two $2,000 scholarships for a male and female at each of the five district high schools and two $5,000 scholarships for a male and a female from any one of the high schools. Application forms will be in the high schools by Feb. 1 and are due by April 10.

An additional grant of $1,700 was also given by the Foundation to assist the Alumni Association with the mailing of one of its two newsletters this year.

Gold Bar: Council seeks more help

Gold Bar has asked the Snohomish County Council for help filling a City Council vacancy — for the second time in less than a year.

This time, it’s for a position former City Councilman Chris Wright resigned from in September.

The County Council in June appointed Elizabeth LaZella to a separate council vacancy on Gold Bar’s City Council, which has five positions.

The appointee will serve out Wright’s term, which would have expired at the end of this year. To qualify, a person must have lived within Gold Bar city limits for at least a year and be a registered voter. The deadline to apply is Feb. 15, close of business.

The city asked the county for help with the process after it was unable to appoint a qualified candidate for 90 days after Wright’s job became vacant.

Letters of interest may be mailed or delivered to the Clerk of the Snohomish County Council, 3000 Rockefeller Ave., Eighth Floor, Robert J. Drewel Building, MS 609, Everett, WA 98201. Materials also may be emailed to or faxed to 425-388-3496. For questions, please call 425-388-3458.

Stanwood: New office for free clinic

Safe Harbor Free Clinic has a new administration office at 9902 270th St. NW, next to the Sons of Norway.

In addition to addressing the follow-up needs of Safe Harbor clients, the office is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday for meetings with community leaders, medical personnel, volunteers and people who want to support the free clinic.

A grand opening is set for noon Tuesday at the office. Mayor Dianne White plans to speak.

More info: 425-870-7384,

Terrace: 3 schools to get upgrades

Edmonds School District was awarded $796,000 from the state to make energy efficient improvements at three schools: Mountlake Terrace High School, Brier Terrace Middle School and Brier Elementary School.

The energy grant will be wrapped into $2.8 million worth of improvements to the schools’ heating and air conditioning systems. Districts had to prove that projects would yield energy savings to get the grants. In all, $14.9 million was awarded to 21 school districts statewide.

In addition to heating and cooling, Edmonds will replace 3,900 lighting fixtures at various schools across the district with energy-efficient alternatives.

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