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Arlington: Volunteer for city commissions

Volunteers are needed to fill vacancies on Arlington’s Parks, Arts and Recreation Commission, the Planning Commission and the Cemetery Board, which provide support and advice to the mayor and City Council.

For information about what is expected of those who serve on these boards, and for applications, go to www.arlingtonwa.gov.

Applications also are available at City Hall, 238 N. Olympic Ave., at the Airport Office, 18204 59th Ave. NE, or by calling 360-403-3441.

Camano Island: Take a walk at Four Springs

The Friends of Camano Island Parks group plans to host a guided two-mile, two-hour walk at Four Springs Lake Preserve.

Meet at 9:50 a.m. Saturday in the Four Springs parking lot on Lewis Lane, off Camano Hills Road on the west side of Camano Ridge Road.

The perimeter trail at the preserve includes two 50-foot hills.

Wear appropriate clothes and sturdy shoes or boots.

More info: 360-387-0889 or www.friendsofcamanoisland parks.org.

Darrington: Town given a ‘clean’ audit

The town of Darrington gets a state audit every two years and has not received a finding — a major problem — in the past eight audits.

The town, with a population of about 1,350 people, provides water distribution, street and parks maintenance, planning and zoning, an airport and a cemetery.

Darrington has four employees and operates on an annual budget of about $1.2 million.

In the most recent audit, the town complied with state laws and regulations and its own policies and procedures, auditors said.

A few minor suggestions were provided to town management.

Lake Stevens: Fire commissioner re-elected

Troy Elmore was re-elected for a six-year term as a fire commissioner at Snohomish County Fire District 8 in Lake Stevens. Elmore is one of three fire commissioners there, with Dan Lorentzen and Vern Foster.

Lorentzen was appointed board chairman for 2012, and Foster will serve as vice chairman.

The board meets at 9:30 a.m. the first and third Thursday of each month at fire district headquarters at 1825 S. Lake Stevens Road.

More info: www.lsfire.org

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