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Arlington car dealer opens after 21-year battle

The doors opened at Dwayne Lane’s Chevrolet in north Arlington last week, closing the chapter on one of the most contested land-use battles in Snohomish County history.

Date: 10/06/2015 | Business

Arlington car dealer opens after 21-year battle over property

The doors opened at Dwayne Lane's Chevrolet in north Arlington last week, closing the chapter on one of the most contested land-use battles in Snohomish County history.For 21 years, Tom Lane sought to open the dealership at Island Crossing, but the project was opposed by...

Date: 10/06/2015 | Business

State audit of city finds more problems at Arlington airport

ARLINGTON — Money management problems persist at the Arlington Municipal Airport.City officials have fixed a number of issues over the past six months but there still is work to do,

Date: 10/06/2015 | Local News

Arlington thrift shop gives special-needs kids real-world skills

ARLINGTON — It's the simple things. Folding a pair of pants and arranging the matching jacket on a hanger. Washing and drying a vase before finding a spot on the shelf. Choosing the right color of sticker to mark the price of a knickknack.These are skills...

Date: 10/05/2015 | Local News

Arlington man dies in motorcycle crash

ARLINGTON — A 25-year-old Arlington man was killed Sunday in a motorcycle accident in the 400 block of N French Street.The crash took place at about 7 a.m. City spokeswoman Kristin Banfield could not confirm the identity, if any other vehicles were involved or other...

Date: 10/04/2015 | Local News

Arlington firm has high hopes for 'Safer Choice' eco-logo

ARLINGTON — Local detergent maker Country Save hopes an overhauled federal labelling campaign will catch safety-conscious shoppers' eyes.The Arlington-based company's products are among the first on shelves with the U.S.

Date: 10/03/2015 | Business

Indoor trampoline business Absolute Air Park in Arlington to close

ARLINGTON — Absolute Air Park, which provided a warehouse filled with trampolines for kids and families, announced on its website that it will close this Sunday.The business at 18802 67th Ave. NE Arlington opened in 2011, offering wall-to-wall, custom-installed...

Date: 10/02/2015 | Business

Viking Fest on Saturday celebrates Arlington’s heritage

ARLINGTON — It’s time to conquer the town.The first Arlington Viking Fest and Pub Tour is Saturday, with daytime activities for all ages and an evening of music, costumes and drinks for adults.

Date: 10/02/2015 | Local News

MicroGreen’s assets sold to Dart Container for $3.5M

ARLINGTON — The maker of the ubiquitous red Solo cups, Dart Container swooped in Wednesday to buy up the assets of a defunct cleantech startup in Arlington for $3.5 million.

Date: 10/01/2015 | Business

Arlington hosts 1st annual Viking Fest and Pub Tour

The City of Arlington is hosting its first annual Viking Fest and Pub Tour on Oct. 3.

Date: 10/01/2015 | Entertainment

New president-COO joins Skagit Bank

Skagit Bank with 16 branches including one in Arlington announced on Wednesday the hiring of a new president and chief operating officer.Ken Johnson, who has more than 30 years of banking experience, was added after a six-month senior executive search. He started on Monday.

Date: 09/30/2015 | Business

Grab a gourd

Most pumpkin farms are opening this weekend

Date: 09/25/2015 | Life

Where to find live tunes around town this weekend

Alexa’s Cafe: 10115 Main St., Bothell; 425-402-1754; Live music Saturdays at 7 p.m. Sept. 26: Tweety and the Tom-Cats.

Date: 09/25/2015 | Entertainment

Arlington’s 3 alleged tire-slashing teens caught

ARLINGTON — Police say they’ve caught up with three teens accused of a tire slashing spree in Arlington this past weekend.

Date: 09/24/2015 | Local News

Truck driver injured in rollover on Highway 530 east of Arlington

ARLINGTON — A truck driver suffered serious injuries Tuesday afternoon after a rollover crash about 14 miles east of Arlington.

Date: 09/15/2015 | Local News

Arlington man accused in murder denied quest for new counsel

EVERETT — An Arlington man accused of murdering his girlfriend last year continues his pursuit of new lawyers.Daniel L. Rinker insisted in July that he couldn't work with his two assigned attorneys. Snohomish County Superior Court Judge Millie Judge denied the man's...

Date: 09/15/2015 | Local News

Nano Night at The Local features a number of local breweries

Bellingham Beer Week is upon us and some local nano breweries are heading north to take part in the festivities.

Date: 09/14/2015 | Hops & Sips

Night of comedy in Arlington to benefit Hope Unlimited chaplains

ARLINGTON — Local chaplains are planning a comedy night fundraiser in Arlington on Sept. 26.Family-friendly comedian Ken Davis is the starring act, with live music also planned.The event, "A Night of Comedy with Ken Davis," is hosted by

Date: 09/13/2015 | Local News

Arlington man charged in 2014 crash that killed Stanwood teen

EVERETT — Prosecutors have charged an Arlington man with vehicular homicide for a 2014 crash that killed a Stanwood teenager.

Date: 09/13/2015 | Local News

A week to remember: 9/11 events to be held throughout county

EDMONDS — After years of work, the 9/11 memorial park in Edmonds is expected to be completed soon.An opening ceremony is planned for 9:11 a.m. Friday, and marks 14 years since the terrorist attacks on U.S. soil.

Date: 09/10/2015 | Local News

Everything must go

Bankruptcy auction set for MicroGreen Polymers

Date: 09/08/2015 | Business

Detour alert: Full road closures in Snohomish County

There are several full road closures scheduled in Snohomish County:

Date: 08/31/2015 | Street Smarts

Man fatally shoots himself in Arlington after standoff with police

ARLINGTON — A 63-year-old man fatally shot himself Saturday night after SWAT negotiators spent hours trying to talk him out of his home.

Date: 08/30/2015 | Local News

Special Friends campers celebrate outdoor fun at Warm Beach

STANWOOD — All the activities at Warm Beach Camp on a recent sunny day had an air of celebration, from check-in to recreation. When a group of campers and staff hauled one of the teens up to a zipline platform, they cheered him on. When he zipped back down to earth, they whooped...

Date: 08/28/2015 | Local News

Lutheran Community Services adapts to serve Snohomish County residents' needs

EVERETT — No two local resource centers are quite the same. The trick to serving the needs of a community is first figuring out what those needs are, said Crisann Brooks, family support director for Lutheran Community Services...

Date: 08/28/2015 | Local News

Arlington man allegedly shoots wife, holes up in home

ARLINGTON— Negotiators were trying to get a 63-year-old man to surrender after he allegedly shot his wife and holed up in their home Saturday evening.

Date: 08/29/2015 | Local News

Judge limits extent of claims in Oso mudslide litigation

OSO — A King County judge continues to weigh what claims can be brought in a 2016 civil trial that will explore whether anyone should be held responsible for the deadly Oso...

Date: 08/26/2015 | Local News

Familiar names on ballot for county charter-review commission

You’ll see a lot of familiar names on the November ballot for positions on the Snohomish County charter-review commission.

Date: 08/26/2015 | South County Politics

Flying Fortress at Paine Field

B-17 flight brings back memories for Arlington's Art Unruh

Date: 08/25/2015 | Local News

Man held in Arlington shooting incident

ARLINGTON — A barrage of gunfire at his ex-girlfriend’s house has landed an Arlington man in trouble with the law again.

Date: 08/24/2015 | Local News

Arlington police report progress with department makeover

ARLINGTON — The Arlington Police Department is more than halfway through a dramatic overhaul meant to improve its management and communication and involve the community in policing.

Date: 08/14/2015 | Local News

summer music festivals


Date: 08/14/2015 | Entertainment

Beer notes: Skookum bottles Amber's Hot Friend

Skookum Brewery recently started bottling its wildly popular Amber's Hot Friend amber ale in 12-ounce bottles.Amber's Hot Friend, which is available in six packs at most local bottleshops and some...

Date: 08/12/2015 | Hops & Sips

Working to be top dog

Sheepdog trials are under way this weekend in Arlington

Date: 08/08/2015 | Local News

Lots of smoke as Smokey Point house, motor home burn

ARLINGTON — A fire heavily damaged a house on Friday afternoon near Smokey Point.The blaze sent up a plume of black smoke, visible from I-5.

Date: 08/07/2015 | Local News

Los Lobos, absolutely free

Grammy winners to play at Arlington fest

Date: 08/07/2015 | Entertainment

Where to find live tunes around town

Alexa’s Cafe: 10115 Main St., Bothell; 425-402-1754; Live music Saturdays at 7 p.m.

Date: 08/07/2015 | Entertainment

Briefs: Arlington H&R Block employee recognized

Arlington H&R Block employee recognizedShelley Bennett of Arlington has been honored by H&R Block, along with other tax professionals and franchisees, with the company's top national client service award. The Henry W. Bloch Award for Excellence in...

Date: 08/05/2015 | Business

Arlington’s former Food Pavilion gets remodel, two new stores

ARLINGTON — More options are on the way for grocery shoppers in downtown Arlington as a former Food Pavilion gets remodeled for two new stores.A Grocery Outlet and Dollar Tree are...

Date: 08/03/2015 | Local News

Herald endorsements for the primary

If you haven't done so already, dig out that mail-in ballot for Tuesday's top two primary election, make your choices and mail it or drop it off at one of several drop boxes throughout the county. For a list of ballot drop boxes, go to

Date: 08/02/2015 | Editorials

Summer Meltdown

Darrington festival founder pleased with its success

Date: 08/02/2015 | Entertainment

Summer music festivals

FestivalsRock the Boat: The bands Mudhoney, Fauna Shade and Duke Evers will play for this one-day festival, sponsored by the Everett Music Initiative and Scuttlebutt Brewing, beginning at 5 p.m. Aug. 1 at the Port of...

Date: 07/31/2015 | Entertainment

Connecting cats and cons

Volunteer brings felines to inmates, who help tame them

Date: 07/31/2015 | Local News

No word yet on near-drowning victim in Stillaguamish River

ARLINGTON — Firefighters on Thursday were awaiting word on a near-drowning victim who was pulled from the Stillaguamish River the day before.

Date: 07/30/2015 | Local News

Crews try to save man pulled from Stillaguamish River

ARLINGTON — A man was pulled from the Stillaguamish River near Arlington on Wednesday after a possible drowning.Resuscitation efforts were under way shortly after 3:30 p.m., according to the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office. The incident happened at Blue Stilly Park...

Date: 07/29/2015 | Local News

Model Ts and memories

Just like her late father, Sarah Newberg loves classic Fords

Date: 07/28/2015 | Local News

New headquarters

Trucking firm sets up shop in Arlington

Date: 07/27/2015 | Business

Home damaged in fire near Arlington

BRYANT — Fire caused extensive damage to a home north of Arlington and east of Stanwood Thursday.Crews from North County Fire arrived shortly before 11 a.m. to find heavy smoke at the home in the 27000 block of 59th Avenue NE.

Date: 07/24/2015 | Local News

Arlington concert raises money for Crohn’s and colitis

ARLINGTON — A night of live rock music, auctions and raffles is raising money for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America.

Date: 07/24/2015 | Local News

Distilleries in good spirits

Law will make it easier for them to connect with customers

Date: 07/24/2015 | Local News

A key manufacturing source

As Boeing continues construction in Everett of its wing fabrication facility for the 777X and other aerospace businesses in the county continue their own growth, production of a critical component for those manufacturers also is ramping up: the training and development of skills for the...

Date: 07/24/2015 | Editorials

Cities pleased with outcomes

It took 176 days, with two special sessions, including a few extra days tacked on at the end. And with so much riding on a number of outcomes, it was often frustrating to watch as deals were made, dashed and made...

Date: 07/23/2015 | Editorials

'Always approachable'

Robert Bibb was esteemed Superior Court judge, volunteer

Date: 07/21/2015 | Local News

Western Pacific Crane opens Arlington location

ARLINGTON — Western Pacific Crane & Equipment has opened a branch in Arlington.The new facility is in a 23,000-square-foot building and warehouse on 4 acres at 19602 60th Ave. NE. The facility offers in-house blasting and painting."We are proud to...

Date: 07/21/2015 | Business

Picks from Proof

Four favorite liquors from the annual distillery festival

Date: 07/19/2015 | Hops & Sips

Man found dead in river; drugs possible factor

ARLINGTON ­— The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office dive team on Wednesday evening recovered the body of a Granite Falls man from an island in the South Fork Stillaguamish River.The man, 21, was reported to be unresponsive and floating in a shallow part of the river around 6 p.m.

Date: 07/16/2015 | Local News

Budget includes $3.83M to expand activities for Stilly Valley youth

ARLINGTON — Local parks, trails, ballfields and the crowded Boys & Girls Club building are about to be upgraded thanks to a state spending package focused on young people in the Stillaguamish Valley.The state budget,

Date: 07/15/2015 | Local News

Let the planes begin

Arlington's 46th Fly-In is airborne

Date: 07/10/2015 | Local News

Grandpa's best

Bad Dog Distillery makes liquor the old fashioned way

Date: 07/09/2015 | Hops & Sips

Finishing Lakewood High School top priority for two board candidates

LAKEWOOD — Two women competing for a seat on the Lakewood School Board see finishing the community's new high school as their top priority and preserving a small-town atmosphere in a fast-growing area as their biggest challenge.The Lakewood School District, located...

Date: 07/09/2015 | Local News

It's summer, let the chip sealing begin

Your local pothole may soon be filled.The summer road work season is under way in unincorporated Snohomish County areas with paving or chip sealing planned for a total of 107 miles of roadway.By the end of October, Snohomish will see the most road miles treated...

Date: 07/06/2015 | Street Smarts

A WWII freedom fighter reflects

Arlington veteran still feels pride in helping defeat Hitler

Date: 07/06/2015 | Local News

Lawsuit against Highland Christian School, teacher settled

ARLINGTON — A lawsuit filed four years ago against Highland Christian Schools and one of its teachers has been settled and dismissed.The lawyer for a former student and her parents declined to provide any details. The case was dismissed in May. It had been scheduled to...

Date: 07/05/2015 | Local News

Arlington City Council fills vacant seat

ARLINGTON — The City Council has been one person short since May 15, when longtime councilman Richard "Dick" Butner died.After interviewing six candidates to take the vacant seat, the...

Date: 07/05/2015 | Local News

Arlington woman dies in Skagit motorcycle crash

MOUNT VERNON — A 60-year-old Arlington woman died as a result of injuries she sustained in a motorcycle accident Friday.The woman was riding a 1998 Honda VT600C south on Highway 9 near Big Lake. At...

Date: 07/04/2015 | Local News

Small brush fire burns on I-5

ARLINGTON — A small brush fire broke out in the median of I-5 at about 4:30 p.m. Friday afternoon just north of the Stillaguamish River bridge.The fire measured about 300 feet by 75 feet, said Captain Eric Ensign of the North County Regional Fire Authority. Units from...

Date: 07/04/2015 | Local News

Oso mudslide trial pushed to June 2016

OSO — A civil trial to explore whether anyone should be held responsible for the deadly Oso mudslide now won’t happen until June 2016.

Date: 07/02/2015 | Local News

Arson caused rash of fires

String of blazes stretched from Everett to Skagit County (gallery)

Date: 06/30/2015 | Local News

Man rescued from Stillaguamish; condition unknown

ARLINGTON — A man was pulled from the Stillaguamish River on Sunday and taken by helicopter to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.An update on the man’s condition wasn’t available.

Date: 06/28/2015 | Local News

Arlington water conservation based on ‘wise use’

ARLINGTON — Saving water has been on people’s minds around here for the past 20 years.

Date: 06/27/2015 | Local News

Marysville man, 78, killed in Arlington crash

ARLINGTON — A 78-year-old Marysville man was killed Thursday night in a crash in Arlington.The man was in a Nissan pickup that collided with a Dodge Ram. The Dodge driver, a 53-year-old Sedro-Woolley man, was not seriously injured.

Date: 06/26/2015 | Sirens

Skookum, Whitewall earn Washington Beer Awards

Arlington’s Skookum Brewery brought home a pair of silver medals and Marysville’s Whitewall Brewing brought home a silver as well from the

Date: 06/25/2015 | Hops & Sips

Briefs: Arlington employees complete airport executive training

Arlington employees complete airport executive trainingCity of Arlington employees Dave Ryan and Tim Mensonides recently completed training and testing through the American Association of Airport Executives in Dallas, Texas. They earned a certified member...

Date: 06/24/2015 | Bizblog

Super Kid: Emily Beaton

Journalism career catches her eye

Date: 06/22/2015 | Local News

Briefs: Firm gauges Arlington’s economic potential

Firm gauges Arlington's economic potentialInvestment firm Geovadis visited the City of Arlington on June 2 to discuss Arlington's economic potential and to gain an understanding about the region. It was part of an aggressive five-day visit to the Puget Sound...

Date: 06/18/2015 | Bizblog

A family tragedy

Man gets 17 years for murder of his sister

Date: 06/12/2015 | Local News

Retired first responders will speak with those affected by Oso

ARLINGTON — Disasters don't have end dates.They ripple through a community for decades. Recovery is a lifelong journey, not a race to the finish line, but sometimes the people who need help most are the first to say they're fine.Three retired first...

Date: 06/10/2015 | Local News

Democrats' dinner to feature Lovick, DelBene, Keister, Steves

The 2015 Snohomish County Democratic Dinner and Henry M Jackson Awards at Edmonds Community College in Lynnwood Saturday will feature Snohomish County Executive John Lovick, U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene, TV comedian John Keister and travel writer Rick Steves.

Date: 06/09/2015 | South County Politics

Ripe for the picking

Warm weather could shorten an early strawberry season

Date: 06/09/2015 | Local News

Arlington STEM program giving students real world skills

ARLINGTON — Teams of middle school students are being asked to design sensible, sanitary and sustainable water parks over the course of an eight-day summer learning program this July.

Date: 06/08/2015 | Local News

Bear, horse killed in separate accidents on county roads

STANWOOD — A bear and a horse were killed in separate accidents Wednesday night on north Snohomish County roads.The bear was struck about 8:15 p.m. on northbound I-5, a few miles north of Stanwood, said Washington State Patrol trooper Mark Francis.A woman...

Date: 06/05/2015 | Local News

Vehicles strike, kill bear and horse in separate incidents

STANWOOD — A bear and a horse were killed in two separate collisions Wednesday night in north Snohomish County.The bear was struck about 8:15 p.m. on northbound I-5, a few miles north of Stanwood, said trooper Mark Francis with the Washington State Patrol.

Date: 06/04/2015 | Sirens

Is county responsible for Oso? Judge begins sorting through claims

EVERETT — A King County judge has begun making clear what claims may be pressed in the legal battle to decide whether anyone can be held responsible for the deaths and damage caused by the

Date: 06/04/2015 | Local News

Bill gives tax breaks to companies in 4 cities in exchange for job creation

OLYMPIA — Marysville and Arlington will soon have a new tool to help attract businesses to an industrial area they share: a tax break.A bill passed by state lawmakers last week allows the cities to exempt companies from paying a portion of property taxes if they create...

Date: 06/01/2015 | Business

A gorgeous start

Trafton trailhead offers a glimpse of Whitehorse Trail's future

Date: 05/31/2015 | Life

Remembering 'forever heroes'

Crowds come out for Arlington's Memorial Day parade

Date: 05/25/2015 | Local News

The ride of a lifetime

Hot rod enthusiasts gather regularly to share obsession (gallery)

Date: 05/23/2015 | Local News

Fire at old Arlington sawmill under investigation

ARLINGTON — A fire in an abandoned building at the former Northwest Hardwoods sawmill was extinguished quickly Thursday evening.The fire was reported around 6 p.m. in a building in the 20000 block of 67th Avenue NE.

Date: 05/22/2015 | Sirens

Stolen police gear found in Arlington

ARLINGTON — The search for one criminal in Arlington on Wednesday led police to another. It also turned up a cache of stolen police gear, city spokeswoman Kristin Banfield said.

Date: 05/22/2015 | Sirens

Kamiak leads list of local schools honored by theater

MUKILTEO — Kamiak High School’s performing arts department received about a dozen nominations from the 13th annual 5th Avenue Theatre Awards program, which honors musical theater productions in the state’s high schools.

Date: 05/22/2015 | Entertainment

Enjoy jazz in Arlington, Edmonds this weekend

Jazz in the Northwest is a natural, and more concerts are planned for the weekend.In Arlington, the Arts Council presents its second annual “An Evening of Jazz” at 7:30 p.m. May 22 in Byrnes Performing Arts Center, Arlington High School, 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd.

Date: 05/22/2015 | Entertainment

Briefs: Arlington attorney honored by state association

Arlington attorney honored by associationThe City of Arlington's attorney, Steve Peiffle, has received the 2015 Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys' Honorary Life Membership Award. This award is earned by serving at least 25 years as a city...

Date: 05/21/2015 | Bizblog

Arlington Councilman Dick Butner dies at 80

ARLINGTON — Longtime city councilman and retired police officer Richard “Dick” Butner died at home Friday night.He was 80.Butner had served on the Arlington City Council since 2004. Before that, he was an original member of the Parks, Arts and Recreation Commission.

Date: 05/17/2015 | Local News

Mother trying to get headstone for slain daughter’s grave

TULALIP — Pam Blount sat in her car outside the headstone maker’s office for 20 minutes, wiping at tears and working up the nerve to go inside.“I want it to be perfect,” Blount said. “I want something I think she would like, something she’d be proud of.”

Date: 05/17/2015 | Local News

No evidence of crime in fire that killed two brothers

ARLINGTON — Investigators have ruled out suspicious causes in a fire that killed two brothers near Arlington in January.

Date: 05/14/2015 | Sirens

Cities adopt rules on aggressive panhandling, camping

GRANITE FALLS — Aggressive panhandling and unauthorized camping now are illegal here.The City Council unanimously passed two ordinances Wednesday. One bans camping in public parks, streets, sidewalks, alleys or bridges. The other makes it illegal to intentionally block...

Date: 05/09/2015 | Local News

Police want help identifying suspect in attempted robbery in Arlington

SMOKEY POINT — Police are asking for help identifying a suspect in an attempted pharmacy robbery in Arlington.It happened about 12:15 p.m. Thursday at the Smokey Point Rite Aid, city spokeswoman Kristin Banfield said.

Date: 05/08/2015 | Sirens

Arlington man admits in court that he killed his sister

EVERETT — Nearly two years later, an Arlington man has admitted in open court to killing his sister.

Date: 05/07/2015 | Local News

Small earthquake rattles Bryant area

BRYANT — A relatively small magnitude 3.7 earthquake shook the ground north of Seattle early Thursday.The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake at 1:42 a.m. was about 8 miles northeast of Bryant.

Date: 05/07/2015 | Local News

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