Front Porch: Hear about Monte Cristo mine’s past and present

Monte Cristo cleanup

David Cameron, a local retired history and anthropology teacher, plans to discuss the cleanup of the old Monte Cristo mine at a meeting of the Mukilteo Historical Society on Thursday.

The meeting is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. in the Fowler Room at Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo. The meeting is free and open to the public. Refreshments are planned.

Cameron is also a seasonal U.S. Forest Service volunteer. The Monte Cristo mine is located about 35 miles east of Granite Falls.

Is your car leaking? A program dubbed “Don’t Drip &Drive” aims to give Western Washington drivers an inexpensive way to fix cars and help the environment.

In April, drivers in Snohomish County and other participating jurisdictions can take vehicles to a participating repair shop for a free visual inspection. If a leak is spotted, the driver gets a 10-percent-off coupon valid for up to $50 in savings.

Leaky cars and trucks are responsible for more than 7 million quarts of motor oil draining into state waterways each year. The inspection is strongly recommended for vehicles made in 2005 and earlier.

All participating mechanics are members of the Automotive Service Association. To find a participating repair shop near you, go to

The campaign is possible by a grant from the state Department of Ecology.

Help for parents: The National Alliance on Mental Illness Snohomish County is offering its six-week educational course, NAMI Basics, beginning Thursday.

The classes, offered once a week, are meant to help parents and other caregivers of mentally ill children and adolescents better understand the illness and develop helping and coping techniques.

The free classes are held at First Presbyterian Church, 2936 Rockefeller Ave. in Everett. For more information and to register contact Carolyn Hetherwick Goza at 425-347-5365 or e mail:

More in Local News

Treatment center in north Everett could open in 2020

The 32-bed facility on 10th Street would serve people with addiction and mental illness.

NOPEYEP, YEPNOPE: We love our personalized license plates

Street Smarts asked you to send in vanity plate finds, and readers did not disappoint.

Bill Short, 74, and his sister Pat Veale, 73, attended the old Emander School, which was near what’s now I-5 and 128th Street in south Everett. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Woman wants to commemorate a neighborhood long gone

Pat Veale and her siblings grew up in the Emander area of south Everett.

Somers sees Paine Field as focal point of a thriving county

In an annual speech, he also acknowledged challenges such as opioid addiction, crime and homelessness.

Man revived from opioid overdose at county jail

He was taken to Providence Regional Medical Center then returned to the jail a few hours later.

Man arrested after robbery reported at Lynnwood Walgreens

He matched the description of a suspect in an earlier robbery reported about three miles away.

Bomb threat clears lobby at the Snohomish County Jail

Officers shut down Oakes Avenue between Wall Street and Pacific Avenue in downtown Everett.

Slide prompts closure of Whitehorse trail east of Arlington

More than two miles of the route will be closed indefinitely “due to significant earth movement.”

Front Porch

OPPORTUNITY Call for Artists The city of Monroe is looking for artists… Continue reading

Most Read