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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 tinyurl.com/SnoCoVoteBallotBox.Below...

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


Neighbors warned of Level 3 sex offender near Arlington

ARLINGTON — Police are warning neighbors about a convicted sex offender who has moved to the area east of Arlington.

Date: 04/30/2015 | Local News


Arlington coalition shines light on youth drug use, addiction

ARLINGTON — It’s time to shine a light on drug problems here and learn how to help, officials say.

Date: 04/26/2015 | Local News


Why MicroGreen failed

Vaunted Arlington tech firm had complicated ownership

Date: 04/26/2015 | Business


5 SnoCo Beers (that aren't IPAs) to try right now

Here in the Northwest, if your brewery doesn't boast a hop-forward IPA, well, you're going to hear about it from customers. IPAs are big here. But what about the other hundreds of styles of beers? Where's the love? I decided to take a look at six local non-IPA beers that every good...

Date: 04/24/2015 | Hops & Sips


Big, bold, strong

Arlington brewery thriving in its new space

Date: 04/24/2015 | Life


Feeling thirsty?

Your guide to Snohomish County breweries and taprooms

Date: 04/23/2015 | Entertainment


Sex offender faces new child pornography charges

SEATTLE — An Arlington man is facing federal charges after child pornography allegedly was found on his cellphone.Raymond Earl Devore, a 41-year-old registered sex offender, was convicted in 2000 of child pornography and communicating with a minor for immoral purposes.

Date: 04/22/2015 | Local News


Arlington to offer free full-day kindergarten

ARLINGTON — The School District here is launching free full-day kindergarten at all elementary schools next year.

Date: 04/22/2015 | Local News


Arlington man dies of injuries from Highway 9 collision

LAKE STEVENS — A 73-year-old Arlington man has died from injuries suffered in a wreck in Lake Stevens on Sunday.

Date: 04/21/2015 | Local News


7s are wild

Fortune smiles on Edmonds couple turning 77 together

Date: 04/21/2015 | Whats Up With That?


Striping coming to 84th Street roundabout

Karen Bell of Arlington writes: “I like the new roundabout at 84th and Highway 9, but I have seen many of the vehicles traveling much faster than 15...

Date: 04/21/2015 | Street Smarts


MicroGreen's sudden closure leaves 163 jobless and shocked

ARLINGTON — Former employees of MicroGreen Polymers are trying to figure out what comes after the clean-tech startup company suddenly closed its doors earlier this month.About 30 of the company's former workforce of 163...

Date: 04/20/2015 | Business


Super Kid

Arlington High's Jessica Ludwig plans dentistry career

Date: 04/20/2015 | Local News


Two teens arrested for vandalism at Arlington High School

ARLINGTON — Two teen boys have been arrested for vandalism at Arlington High School earlier this week.

Date: 04/18/2015 | Sirens


Vandalism at Arlington High School under investigation

ARLINGTON — Police here say they are investigating vandalism discovered early Thursday at Arlington High School.

Date: 04/16/2015 | Sirens


Marysville men sought in hit-and-run turn themselves in

ARLINGTON — Two Marysville men accused of a hit-and-run crash involving an Arlington police car have turned themselves in to authorities.

Date: 04/16/2015 | Sirens


Stolen horses safely recovered from slaughterhouse fate

ARLINGTON — Eight stolen horses were saved from slaughter Tuesday after they had been hauled to a collection site for a Canadian meat-packing plant.Their owner went to check on them on property where they were being boarded in the 16000 block of Grant Road east of...

Date: 04/16/2015 | Local News


Addiction, first hand

Former heroin user works to convince teens to stay clean

Date: 04/15/2015 | Local News


2 teens sought in Arlington hit-and-run crash

ARLINGTON — Two Marysville teens have been identified as suspects in the Friday night hit-and-run crash involving an Arlington police sergeant.Rodrigo Loyola-Vasquez, 19, and Martin A.

Date: 04/14/2015 | Local News


Arlington police vehicle struck by hit-and-run driver

ARLINGTON — An Arlington police sergeant’s patrol vehicle was struck Friday night by a car that ran a red light.

Date: 04/11/2015 | Local News


Merlin soars

New plane made in Arlington has test flight over county

Date: 04/10/2015 | Business


Oregon tribes foreclosing on MicroGreen of Arlington

ARLINGTON — MicroGreen Polymers sold millions of plastic cups made from recycled material, but it couldn't make enough to cover its debts.The clean-tech startup suddenly closed Friday,...

Date: 04/07/2015 | Business


Arlington’ challenge: Keeping that small town feel while bracing for growth

ARLINGTON — Plans for the future here include expanding growth boundaries, partnering with Marysville to entice industry and keeping a small town feel while bracing for growth.

Date: 04/07/2015 | Local News


Arlington green-tech company MicroGreen shuts down

ARLINGTON — After attracting more than $40 million from outside investors, MicroGreen Polymers, a hot, up-and-coming clean-tech company, suddenly closed its doors Friday.The company, which at one point employed more than 100 people, did...

Date: 04/06/2015 | Business


Helping hands from Pullman

WSU students commit to aiding Stilly Valley communities

Date: 04/02/2015 | Local News


Ready, set, go

Where to find egg hunts in Snohomish County

Date: 04/02/2015 | Entertainment


Beer of the Week: Skookum Brewing’s Mammoth Jack Double IPA

Mammoth Jack, Skookum Brewing, ArlingtonStyle: Douple India Pale AleStats: 8.2 percent ABV, 90 IBU, 1.072 OGAvailable: Four packs of 12-ounce bottles in local...

Date: 03/30/2015 | Hops & Sips


Man sentenced in Arlington Doggy Day Care heroin case

SEATTLE — An Arlington man who once escaped a Texas lockup and testified against a former Hells Angel during a murder trial was sentenced on Friday to a decade in federal prison for peddling heroin from a dog-boarding business.

Date: 03/27/2015 | Local News


Delay likely in 2nd cold-case trial

EVERETT — A Snohomish County cold-case murder prosecution appears headed toward hibernation while the defendant attempts to overturn his conviction for another killing.

Date: 03/25/2015 | Local News


Getchell warned of sex offender in the area

GETCHELL — Police are warning neighbors about a convicted sex offender who has moved to the Getchell area east of Marysville.

Date: 03/24/2015 | Local News


Audit finds money management issues at Arlington airport

ARLINGTON — A long-delayed state audit released Monday found that the city has not properly managed money and contracts at its municipal airport.The report marks the conclusion of an accountability...

Date: 03/24/2015 | Local News


Oso memorial will take time, careful planning

OSO — It's too soon to build a memorial.For the last year, that's been the consensus of families who lost loved ones in the Oso mudslide. Snohomish County staff are working with relatives of the 43 people who died on March 22, 2014, to determine if, when...

Date: 03/22/2015 | Local News


Solemn day of remembrance

Bells toll for 43 Oso mudslide victims at ceremony

Date: 03/22/2015 | Local News


Missing pet wallaby found safe in Arlington

ARLINGTON — A pet wallaby was found safe here Saturday evening, five days after he went missing.

Date: 03/22/2015 | Local News


Cascade Valley, Skagit Regional Health team up with UW Medicine

ARLINGTON — Cascade Valley Hospital, an independent, tax-supported hospital, has announced plans for a business deal that would have the hospital leased and operated by Skagit Regional...

Date: 03/22/2015 | Local News


These towns still stand

Even nearly 14 years after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, it's impossible to look at the New York City skyline and not think about what is missing, not just the buildings, but the lives.It will be the same in the Upper Stillaguamish Valley, 14 years from now, 30...

Date: 03/22/2015 | Editorials


United Way, Red Cross continue work to aid recovery

As we mark one year since the Oso landslide, the American Red Cross and United Way remain committed to the long-term recovery of the Stillaguamish Valley. In the immediate hours following this complex and unprecedented disaster, the nature of this recovery became clear: It would be a...

Date: 03/22/2015 | Commentary


‘Oso strong’ spirit a great example for all

One year ago, lives changed in a matter of seconds. Part of a mountainside slid into the Steelhead Haven neighborhood, claiming 43 lives, numerous homes and roads.The people of Oso, Darrington, Arlington, the Stillaguamish Tribe and the Sauk-Suiattle Tribe will never be the...

Date: 03/22/2015 | Commentary


Rules for building in landslide-prone areas virtually unchanged

EVERETT — Snohomish County's rules for building near potential landslide dangers remain more or less unchanged from when the deadly Oso mudslide hit a year ago.The County Council is likely to enact stricter regulations...

Date: 03/21/2015 | Local News




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