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Stilly Valley already a winner

This is not a beauty contest.Although the North Stillaguamish Valley, from Darrington to Arlington, would be a finalist in that competition, too, for its natural beauty and small-town charm.What is being celebrated in Wednesday's announcement from Durham, North...

Date: 04/29/2016 | Editorials

Stilly Valley up for award

Region is a finalist in the national Best Communities contest

Date: 04/27/2016 | Local News

Expo in Arlington on Saturday offers ways for families to connect

ARLINGTON — Two dozen organizations with activities for kids and information for parents plan to set up booths this weekend at the second Community Connects Family Expo of North Snohomish County.

Date: 04/27/2016 | Local News

A love that never dimmed

Friends, family gather to remember missing husband and wife

Date: 04/21/2016 | Local News

More features at Haller Park

Tribe’s $500K donation will go toward a splash pad

Date: 04/20/2016 | Local News

Brothers charged with killing couple; bail at $5 million each

OSO — The manhunt for two brothers suspected of killing an Arlington-area couple has crossed state lines and could jump the border into Mexico.Detectives on Tuesday morning said they located the vehicle driven by brothers John and Tony Reed, who are suspected of...

Date: 04/19/2016 | Local News

Convicted murderer admits to having sex with teen

EVERETT — A Snohomish County Superior Court judge has tacked more time onto a convicted murderer’s prison sentence.

Date: 04/19/2016 | Local News

Our Navy-friendly reputation

Things might look a little lonely along the berths at Navy Base Everett right now.The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz, originally scheduled to return to Everett this year, instead is not expected home until 2019. And the USS Momsen, an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile...

Date: 04/19/2016 | Editorials

2 brothers charged for slashing tires in Arlington

ARLINGTON — Prosecutors have charged two Arlington brothers with malicious mischief in connection with a late night tire-slashing spree in September.A third boy also has been identified as a suspect in the case. He has not been charged.

Date: 04/18/2016 | Local News

Hunt on for 2 brothers suspected of killing Arlington couple

OSO — Six days after an Arlington-area couple disappeared, the hunt was on Sunday for their suspected killers.Snohomish County Sheriff Ty Trenary told a press conference that arrest warrants have been issued for brothers John Blaine Reed, 53, and Tony Clyde Reed,...

Date: 04/17/2016 | Local News

Unpaid caregivers

There's support for the thousands who look after a loved one

Date: 04/17/2016 | Local News

Man airlifted to hospital after 3-vehicle accident on I-5

SMOKEY POINT — A Kent man was flown by helicopter to a Seattle hospital Saturday after a three-vehicle accident on I-5 near Smokey Point.

Date: 04/16/2016 | Local News

Patrol seeks witnesses to Smokey Point assault

ARLINGTON — The Washington State Patrol is looking for witnesses to an assault that occurred inside a car at the southbound Smokey Point rest area Tuesday afternoon.A woman reported she was assaulted around 4:45 p.m. that day.

Date: 04/16/2016 | Local News

Cars confirmed as belonging to missing Arlington-area couple

OSO — In the morning light Friday, Snohomish County sheriff's deputies were able to reach two vehicles spotted the day before belonging to a missing Arlington-area couple.What they didn't find Friday was the couple themselves.

Date: 04/16/2016 | Local News

Cars of missing Arlington-area couple believed found

ARLINGTON — Vehicles believed to be owned by a missing Arlington-area couple were found down an embankment in a remote area near Oso on Thursday, but there...

Date: 04/14/2016 | Local News

Arlington-area couple missing, not seen since Monday

ARLINGTON — Detectives with the Snohomish County Sheriff's Major Crimes Unit are trying to find Patrick Shunn and his wife, Monique Patenaude.The Arlington-area couple were reported missing by neighbors Tuesday afternoon. Their disappearance is considered suspicious...

Date: 04/13/2016 | Local News

Arlington recycler makes use of the entire discarded mattress

ARLINGTON — Mattresses get stacked a dozen high in the Arlington Recycle Warehouse.There were about 300 of them piled into the 7,500-square-foot space Wednesday, waiting to be cut up and broken down.

Date: 04/10/2016 | Local News

The future is looking UP

Event lets teens from around county try their hand at multiple jobs

Date: 04/06/2016 | Local News

‘Thick skin’

New director at Monroe Chamber of Commerce

Date: 04/02/2016 | Business

Arlington hospital merger with Skagit Regional expected June 1

ARLINGTON — Cascade Valley Hospital is formally warning that it may lay off more than 400 people this spring, but that doesn’t mean they all will be out of work.

Date: 04/01/2016 | Local News

Arlington superintendent to lead Edmonds School District

LYNNWOOD ­— Kris McDuffy, superintendent of Arlington Public Schools, has been selected as the new Edmonds superintendent.

Date: 04/01/2016 | Local News

Remembering Love Israel

Patriarch of Arlington's 1980s counterculture commune dies

Date: 03/29/2016 | Local News

Woman accused of pretending to have kids to steal from schools

ARLINGTON — She pretended to have young children. Time and time again, she visited local schools and asked about enrolling her nonexistent kids.Then, when school staff were distracted, the 36-year-old Arlington woman allegedly grabbed purses, wallets and electronics...

Date: 03/28/2016 | Local News

Tax break for new construction meant to fuel growth of jobs

EVERETT — County leaders have decided to allow a 10-year tax break for companies that bring new jobs to manufacturing and industrial areas around Snohomish County.To qualify, businesses must build a new operation or expand an existing one and add at least 25 jobs...

Date: 03/28/2016 | Local News

Orrin Evans, noted jazz pianist, to perform Saturday in Arlington

ARLINGTON — Well-known Philadelphia-based jazz pianist Orrin Evans will be joined by a world-class trio in a performance Saturday evening at the Byrnes Performing Arts Center.

Date: 03/25/2016 | Entertainment

Difficult fire on 20-acre Arlington property still under investigation

ARLINGTON — A stubborn blaze north of Arlington on Sunday remains under investigation by the Snohomish County Fire Marshal's Office.Firefighters were called to the 20-acre property along Kunde Road on Sunday afternoon and again in the evening after the fire kicked back...

Date: 03/24/2016 | Local News

Man arrested near Smokey Point after brief chase on I-5

ARLINGTON — An Everett man was arrested for investigation of assault and eluding Wednesday after a short pursuit in the Arlington area that slowed I-5 traffic.

Date: 03/23/2016 | Local News

Fuel spills after dump trucks collide near Arlington; no injuries

ARLINGTON — More than 70 gallons of diesel spilled along Highway 530 after two dump trucks collided Monday afternoon outside of Arlington.There were no serious injuries.

Date: 03/22/2016 | Local News

Two years after Oso

Alliances forged in disaster continue to shape the region

Date: 03/20/2016 | Local News

Veterinarian accused of stalking his ex-girlfriend set for trial in June

ARLINGTON — The criminal trial for an Arlington veterinarian accused of stalking his ex-girlfriend is scheduled to start in June.Timothy...

Date: 03/19/2016 | Local News

Dwayne Lane leaves a legacy

The business and civic leader died Thursday

Date: 03/18/2016 | Local News

Helping Oso recover

WSU students volunteer in communities affected by slide

Date: 03/18/2016 | Local News

Arlington rides, runs raise money for camp, clubs and more

ARLINGTON — Hundreds of runners and riders are expected to converge on North Snohomish County this weekend for two annual events based out of Arlington.

Date: 03/15/2016 | Local News

McDermott, fired county radio-system chief, committed suicide

ARLINGTON — The former director of the Snohomish County Emergency Radio System ended his own life through asphyxia caused by inhaling nitrogen gas, an autopsy determined.The county Medical Examiner’s Office on Monday confirmed the death of Mark S. McDermott, 64.

Date: 03/14/2016 | Local News

Fundraising continues for added play space in Stilly Valley

ARLINGTON — A project to add space for children and teens to play in the Stillaguamish Valley is in the home stretch of a $3 million fundraising campaign.The Arlington Boys & Girls Club and Stilly Valley...

Date: 03/13/2016 | Local News

Body found at Arlington home of fired radio-system chief

ARLINGTON — A man's body was found Saturday at the home of the former director of the Snohomish County Emergency Radio System.The body is believed to be that of Mark S. McDermott, 64. The former radio system director has been the focus of an expanding Lynnwood police...

Date: 03/12/2016 | Local News

Past to future

Three ways to explore the Centennial Trail

Date: 03/12/2016 | Life

$48.5M contract awarded for new Lakewood High

LAKEWOOD — The Lakewood School Board has approved a $48.5 million contract to build a new high school by September 2017.The board last week voted to hire Allied Construction Associates Inc. Allied submitted the lowest...

Date: 03/09/2016 | Local News

A growing tally of fired official's alleged improper spending

ARLINGTON — Detectives continue to study financial records for the former director of the Snohomish County Emergency Radio System, a man accused of using taxpayer money to swag out his house.New court papers show investigators have compiled seven pages of spreadsheets...

Date: 03/07/2016 | Local News

An Oso hero

DeYoung remembered for ‘bringing them home’

Date: 03/06/2016 | Julie Muhlstein

Driver admits to causing crash that killed Stanwood teen

EVERETT — A Western Washington University student admitted Tuesday that he caused a deadly crash that took the life of a Stanwood teenager in 2014.Nicole Wiebe, 18, was riding in the backseat of Alex Chilelli’s car. Chilelli was speeding over a hill and lost control of the 1992 Lexus.

Date: 03/02/2016 | Local News

Serial rapist faces life sentence after verdict in Arlington groping

EVERETT — A serial rapist who terrorized teenage girls in south Snohomish County in the 1980s is expected to spend the rest of his life in prison.A Snohomish County jury Monday convicted Robert Raethke of a sexually motivated assault that happened on a popular...

Date: 03/02/2016 | Local News

3 north Snohomish County fire districts flirt with merger

ARLINGTON — Three north Snohomish County fire districts are talking about ways they can work better together.That conversation could lead to a legal merger.

Date: 02/28/2016 | Local News

Convicted murderer pleads guilty to child molestation

EVERETT — An Arlington man recently sentenced to 28 years in prison for murdering his girlfriend is facing more time behind bars for having sex with an underage girl.

Date: 02/26/2016 | Local News

Another delay in the civil trial for the deadly Oso mudslide

OSO — A civil trial to explore whether anyone should be held responsible for the deadly Oso mudslide has again been delayed, this time so experts can adequately digest the results of drilling and other recent research aimed at finding hard evidence that may explain why the hill...

Date: 02/25/2016 | Local News

Connection to ancestors

New building reflects ‘river people’ of Stillaguamish Tribe

Date: 02/25/2016 | Local News

It's for the animals

Arlington wildlife center remodels between ‘baby seasons’

Date: 02/23/2016 | Local News

34-year sentence for assault, driveby shooting in Arlington

ARLINGTON — An Arlington man was sentenced this week to more than 34 years in state prison for a shooting that took place last year.

Date: 02/20/2016 | Local News

Rescued eagle (gallery)

Bird was injured in Bothell, treated in Arlington

Date: 02/18/2016 | Local News

Grant to help fund upgrades to Arlington’s Haller Park

ARLINGTON — Work to remake Haller Park continues with the help of nearly $160,000 in grant money to build new restrooms, a concession area and seating in a safer, drier part of the park.

Date: 02/15/2016 | Local News

Beer of the week: Murder of Crows, Skookum Brewery

Murder of CrowsSkookum Brewery, ArlingtonStyle: Imperial Stout aged on Seasonal OakStats: 9 percent ABVAvailable: 12-ounce bottles in four packs

Date: 02/14/2016 | Hops & Sips

Man allegedly damages jet he thought was Paul Allen’s

ARLINGTON — A Marysville man is in hot water after he allegedly was caught damaging an aircraft he mistakenly believed belonged to billionaire Paul Allen.

Date: 02/10/2016 | Local News

Revel with the raptors

Enjoy eagles, entertainment at Arlington festival

Date: 02/04/2016 | Local News

Battling blackberries in Arlington

Washington Conservation Corps crewmember Nathan Joiner wears a crown of blackberry thorns around his helmet, "to strike fear into the hearts of his enemies," as he and others clear the invasive bushes Tuesday from the Stormwater Wetlands Eagle Trail in Arlington.

Date: 02/03/2016 | Local News

28-year sentence for murder

Mother tells judge to 'throw away the key'

Date: 02/02/2016 | Local News

Superintendent to speak Thursday about Feb. 9 school election

Edmonds School Superintendent Nick Brossoit will speak and answer questions Thursday about the Feb. 9 school district ballot measure.

Date: 01/27/2016 | South County Politics

You're 17 syllables away from fame in Arlington's haiku contest

A haiku contestIn Arlington, WashingtonHey, what’s up with that? 

Date: 01/26/2016 | Whats Up With That?

Raid of suspected chop shop leads to 2 arrests

GRANITE FALLS — An investigation into stolen cars and drugs led police to serve a search warrant Wednesday near Granite Falls. Two people were arrested and a handgun seized.

Date: 01/20/2016 | Local News

Suspect sought in burglary at Arlington middle school

ARLINGTON — Police are asking for help identifying a man who broke into Post Middle School late Monday night.He made off with about $10,000 worth of goods, including computers and power drills, Arlington city spokeswoman Kristin Banfield said.

Date: 01/20/2016 | Local News

Lifesaving lessons

Sparks fly for Stanwood High fire and rescue cadets

Date: 01/19/2016 | Local News

Arlington, Darrington economic plan advances in competition

TULALIP — The cities of Arlington and Darrington have been selected as semifinalists in a three-year, $10 million competition geared toward helping communities boost their economies.They are among 15 semifinalists in a program that started with 138 applications from...

Date: 01/13/2016 | Business

Lake Stevens woman who died after crash I.D.’d

ARLINGTON — The Washington State Patrol has released the name of the Lake Stevens woman who died after a car crash along Highway 9 near Arlington at around 5 p.m. Saturday.

Date: 01/10/2016 | Local News

Lake Stevens woman, 80, killed in car crash near Arlington

ARLINGTON — A Lake Stevens woman died after a car crash near Arlington on Saturday. The accident shut down 252nd Street for about three hours.

Date: 01/09/2016 | Local News

Eagles top Warriors

Arlington girls beat Edmonds-Woodway 58-44

Date: 01/06/2016 | High Schools

Waving goodbye

Arlington's beloved 'Grandma in the Window' dies at 93

Date: 01/04/2016 | Local News

New road in Arlington will serve business park

A new road will be added to the grid in Arlington as part of a new business park planned for the

Date: 01/04/2016 | Street Smarts

Snohomish County police cars evolve away from ‘Crown Vics’

EVERETT — Buying a car is stressful.

Date: 01/02/2016 | Local News

Cities realistic about legislative session

With a 60-day session set to start in the Legislature in less than two weeks — that's compared to 2015's record 176-day, three-special-session odyssey — city government leaders in Snohomish County are keeping their expectations realistic.The lawmakers' focus for...

Date: 01/01/2016 | Editorials

Arlington exit upgrade coming in 2017

Jeff Danner asks: “Exit 208/I-5 Arlington is in terrible shape also with the deck and on/off ramps. What plans are in the works on this?”

Date: 12/30/2015 | Street Smarts

Back to farmland

Land near Arlington will be developed ... into a working farm

Date: 12/28/2015 | Local News

Twelve options for ringing in the new year in Snohomish County and beyond

You won't be in Manhattan for the New Year's Eve ball drop in Times Square?Oh, well.The following is a list of just some of the New Year's Eve happenings around Snohomish County.New Year's Eve show: Arguably Snohomish County's best...

Date: 12/25/2015 | Entertainment

Fresh starts, clean living

For women Marietta Roth has helped, no cussing or drinking

Date: 12/24/2015 | Local News

3 boys accused of making bomb threat at Arlington school

ARLINGTON — Officials say they’ve identified the Post Middle School students responsible for a bomb threat on campus Wednesday.

Date: 12/19/2015 | Local News

Arlington man admits guilt in shooting death of young mother

EVERETT — An Arlington man admitted Monday that he is responsible for killing Jessica Jones, a young mother who grew up in Marysville and on the Tulalip Indian Reservation.Jones was shot in the head April 8, 2014, during an argument with her boyfriend, Daniel Rinker.

Date: 12/15/2015 | Local News

Arlington’s Penway Media boosted by adult coloring book trend

ARLINGTON — Penway Media was busy this past fall printing tens of thousands of adult coloring books for the holiday season.Printing copies of "Color Me Your Way 4" gave a boost to the...

Date: 12/12/2015 | Business

Nativities set the scene

Church festival puts hundreds on display

Date: 12/11/2015 | Local News

Flood hits Sky Valley

At its height, the Snohomish River went well above flood stage

Date: 12/09/2015 | Local News

Mmmm ... doughnuts

They're always a big draw at the Dicksons' in Arlington

Date: 12/09/2015 | Local News

Wonders in 3-D printing

Arlington family honored for work in prosthetics

Date: 12/07/2015 | Local News

Briefs: After 4 Networking planned at Angel of the Winds casino

After 4 Networking planned at Angel of the Winds casino Economic Alliance Snohomish County has launched a new event series called After 4 Networking that offers attendees a chance for more meaningful engagement and networking. Join them from 4:30 to 6:30...

Date: 12/04/2015 | Bizblog

Angel of the Winds opens first tribal brewery in Washington

Arlington's Angel of the Winds Casino, which is owned by the Stillaguamish Tribe, opened Washington's first tribally owned and operated craft brewery this past week, according to a press release.Angel's Tap House Brewery will be brewing its own beer and baking artisan pizzas...

Date: 11/27/2015 | Hops & Sips

Arlington coalition wants to keep drug abuse awareness program going

ARLINGTON — Lisa Martin was trying to save her daughter’s life.She called everyone she could think of. She was turned away by some organizations because they needed to talk to her daughter directly. Others put her on a waiting list.

Date: 11/17/2015 | Local News

Briefs: Dwayne Lane's Arlington Chevrolet donates $10,500 to fight cancer

Dwayne Lane's Arlington Chevrolet donates $10,500 to fight cancerDwayne Lane's Arlington Chevrolet has donated $10,500 to the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign. The donation is in fulfillment of the company's pledge to...

Date: 11/17/2015 | Bizblog

Super Kid Emma VanderWeyst

She's interested in pursuing politics, history

Date: 11/16/2015 | Local News

Flood warnings issued

Rivers in the county are rising; most are expected to crest today

Date: 11/13/2015 | Local News

Grocery Outlet gears up to open in Arlington next week

ARLINGTON — Grocery Outlet plans to open in Arlington next week, partially filling the void left after Food Pavilion and Haggen closed last year.The store at 123 E. Burke Ave. will employ between 35 to 40 and will be owned by husband-and-wife team, Michael and...

Date: 11/13/2015 | Business

Community dance clubs and classes

The 449 Club: 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Saturdays, Zion Lutheran Church, 4634 Alger St., Everett. Alcohol-free R&B music and dance; $5 cover. Call 425-343-3232 or visit Community Dance: 6:30 p.m. third Saturday of...

Date: 11/13/2015 | Entertainment

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. Nov. 28: Tweety and the Tom-Cats.The Anchor Pub: 1001 Hewitt Ave., Everett; 425-374-2580;

Date: 11/13/2015 | Entertainment

He defied death four times

Elwood Barker served on the front lines during World War II

Date: 11/11/2015 | Local News

Meet the muffler man

He makes whimsical creatures out of car parts

Date: 11/10/2015 | Whats Up With That?

Briefs: Arlington’s Outback Power named top 30 clean-tech firm

Arlington's Outback Power named top 30 clean-tech firmArlington-based Outback Power has been named to the Top 30 Firms list by The Global CleanTech Cluster Association. The selection was out of 10,000 members. The 30 mid-to-late-stage companies represent a...

Date: 11/09/2015 | Bizblog

Mount Vernon, Arlington hospitals merger gets formal approval

ARLINGTON — A proposal that calls for a Mount Vernon hospital to manage Cascade Valley Hospital has been endorsed by the Arlington hospital's board.The deal would mean that Cascade Valley Hospital would merge with Skagit Regional Health, said Clark Jones, Cascade's...

Date: 11/07/2015 | Local News

Check out these recently reviewed dining options

Zeek's Pizza4309 196th St. SW, Lynnwood, 425-893-8646Specialty: PizzaPizza lovers rejoice: Zeeks brings gourmet pizza to Lynnwood

Date: 11/06/2015 | Entertainment

Community dance clubs and classes

The 449 Club: 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Saturdays, Zion Lutheran Church, 4634 Alger St., Everett. Alcohol-free R&B music and dance; $5 cover. Call 425-343-3232 or visit

Date: 11/06/2015 | Entertainment

Fine art in Snohomish County and beyond

Snohomish CountyEventsMukilteo Arts Guild's Holiday Art Mart: The annual event is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 7 at Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo. Free parking and entry.

Date: 11/06/2015 | Entertainment

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. The Anchor Pub: 1001 Hewitt Ave., Everett; 425-374-2580;

Date: 11/06/2015 | Entertainment

Upcoming theater, dance and opera events

Snohomish CountyTheater"Snapshots—A Musical Scrapbook": Village Theatre's production of this revue of Stephen Schwartz' show tunes continues through Nov. 15 at the Everett...

Date: 11/06/2015 | Entertainment

Timber company loses bid to avoid Oso mudslide litigation

OSO — A timber company that argues its logging over the years had nothing to do with the deadly Oso mudslide will have to make its case before a jury, a judge has ruled.Grandy Lake Forest...

Date: 11/02/2015 | Local News

‘Grandma in the Window’

The kids on Bus 7 in Arlington welcome her home

Date: 11/01/2015 | Local News

Wet, blustery weather brings flooding, triggers warnings

GOLD BAR — Blustery weather rolled into the region overnight Friday and brought with it a lot of rain and flooding.Flood warnings were issued for the upper reaches of the Skykomish River, the Snohomish River near Monroe, and in the Stillaguamish River near Arlington.

Date: 10/31/2015 | Local News

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