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One contested race, fireworks ban on ballot in Marysville

MARYSVILLE — There is one contested race for the Marysville City Council on this year’s ballot, pitting incumbent Councilman Rob Toyer against newcomer Clarence Shaw.

Date: 10/13/2015 | Local News

Pancake Picasso

Marysville man creates intricate art for breakfast

Date: 10/11/2015 | Life

Photo: Basking in the moment

After a morning socked-in with fog and low clouds, a great blue heron basks in the afternoon sun atop a small wooden dock on Ebey Slough just west of I-5 in Marysville recently.

Date: 10/06/2015 | Local News

Hear Marysville musician at EP release party Friday

It’s been six years since her band came into existence, and now Jess Lambert is ready to put something out into the world.

Date: 10/02/2015 | Entertainment

Visual Arts Calendar

Snohomish CountyEventsSchack Art Center: 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett; 425-259-5050; Teen Nights at Schack return 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 8. These free, after-hours events...

Date: 10/02/2015 | Entertainment

Oregon gunfire resonates in Marysville: 'Be gentle'

MARYSVILLE — The tragedy might have occurred hundreds of miles away, but it felt close to home.The Marysville School District on Thursday quickly posted a simple message on the district Facebook page. It read: "Our hearts and thoughts go out to Umpqua Community...

Date: 10/01/2015 | Local News

Weekend avenue closure planned Oct. 9-11 in Marysville

MARYSVILLE — The north end of State Avenue will be closed the weekend of Oct. 9-11 so a BNSF Railway crew can make track improvements on a spur where it crosses the roadway.

Date: 09/30/2015 | Local News

High school shooter ‘stopped caring,’ survivor told police

MARYSVILLE — Like the detectives investigating the tragedy, the lone survivor of the Marysville Pilchuck High School shootings last fall doesn't know exactly why Jaylen Fryberg fired at him and killed his best friends and...

Date: 09/30/2015 | Local News

Grant to fund three resource officers in Marysville schools

MARYSVILLE — The Marysville Police Department will use a new federal grant to hire three school resource officers, the city announced Tuesday.The police department now plans to create a youth services unit, something Chief Rick Smith

Date: 09/30/2015 | Local News

Father of high-school shooter guilty in gun-possession case

SEATTLE — Raymond Fryberg was found guilty Tuesday of illegally possessing the gun that his son used to shoot five friends at Marysville Pilchuck High School last year.A U.S. District Court jury convicted...

Date: 09/29/2015 | Local News

Marysville installing traffic circles in some neighborhoods

MARYSVILLE — Five neighborhoods that have been victim to speeding cut-through drivers will have traffic circles installed by the end of the year.The circles are officially called "neighborhood...

Date: 09/29/2015 | Local News

After levee breach, Marysville starts work on a trail

MARYSVILLE — The levee at the Qwuloolt Estuary has been breached for nearly a month and the ecosystem is slowly transforming from a weed-covered lowland into a salt marsh.With the Tulalip Tribes...

Date: 09/28/2015 | Local News

For every saison: Trying Whitewall’s newest creation

Some people have to have the latest Apple “i” gadget as soon as it’s on the market. Some people have to have the latest car, motorcycle or drone. Some people have to watch every Kurt Sutter television series from the day it launches. It seems like most people need to always have the latest and...

Date: 09/27/2015 | Hops & Sips

Marysville’s Whitewall Brewing increases brewing capacity

It’s been quite a year for Sean Wallner and Aaron Wight, owners and co-head brewers at Whitewall Brewing.

Date: 09/27/2015 | Hops & Sips

Two men indicted on drug charges after 11 pounds of heroin found

MARYSVILLE — The 11 pounds of heroin stashed away in a black duffle bag in the backseat of a pickup truck was headed for the streets of Snohomish County.It was bundled into eight separate packages and worth about $180,000 wholesale. It would have netted much more once...

Date: 09/26/2015 | Local News

Motorcyclist who died in Marysville wreck identified

MARYSVILLE — A motorcyclist who crashed and died in Marysville on Sept. 20 has been identified as Gregori D. Metzger, 41, of Marysville. His death was ruled an accident, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s...

Date: 09/25/2015 | Local News

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

From park to kitchen

Produce harvested at demonstration garden given to food bank

Date: 09/25/2015 | Local News

Marysville man accused in hit-and-run that seriously injured teacher

MARYSVILLE — A Marysville man is accused of a hit-and-run crash last year that left a teacher in critical care.The teacher was struck by a Dodge Journey while jogging the morning of Dec. 22 along 83rd Avenue NE. She was thrown into a ditch from the impact.

Date: 09/24/2015 | Local News

How to sell a feeling

'Jedi Realtor’ is a keynote speaker at Everett Fall Home Show

Date: 09/24/2015 | Home and Garden

Marysville motorcyclist killed in crash

MARYSVILLE — A 41-year-old Marysville man died Sunday after crashing his motorcycle.The crash was reported just after 1 a.m. in the 5800 block of Sunnyside Boulevard, Cmdr. Robb Lamoureux said.

Date: 09/22/2015 | Local News

A work of art

Marysville woman's dolls are lifelike in every detail

Date: 09/22/2015 | Whats Up With That?

Fire merger talks in Marysville stalled

MARYSVILLE — Talks of forming a regional fire authority in Marysville have cooled off.The city and the fire district met for months to talk about creating a fire authority, a new government body...

Date: 09/21/2015 | Local News

Local parishioners become part of the papal journey

MARYSVILLE — The Rev. Dwight Lewis will never forget the day he came face to face with a pope. He was 14 when Pope John Paul II visited his island home of Trinidad Tobago.

Date: 09/19/2015 | Local News

Trial begins Monday for father of Marysville school shooter

SEATTLE — Raymond Fryberg’s lawyers say he was never served with a domestic violence restraining order and had no idea he wasn’t allowed to have guns.

Date: 09/18/2015 | Local News

Area square dance clubs busy recruiting new members

ARLINGTON — If you are a young person who has an interest in Americana music, you might consider square dancing.No, really.

Date: 09/18/2015 | Entertainment

Neighborhood beautification grants available in Marysville

MARYSVILLE — Neighborhoods and homeowner associations looking to spruce up their community can apply for up to $5,000 in grant funding through Marysville’s new Community Beautification Program.

Date: 09/17/2015 | Local News

Marysville City Council bans vaping in public parks

MARYSVILLE — As of Sept. 24, vaping will no longer be permitted in city parks.The Marysville City Council on Monday passed an ordinance that puts electronic cigarettes or vaping devices in the same category as tobacco.Smoking and tobacco use is already...

Date: 09/17/2015 | Local News

Trial of school shooter’s father to stay in Seattle

SEATTLE — The federal trial of the father of the teenager who fatally shot his friends and himself in a high school cafeteria last fall will start next Monday in Seattle, as planned, a judge said Wednesday in denying a request to move the trial out of the region.

Date: 09/16/2015 | Local News

36 bottles of ether found near Marysville trash bin

MARYSVILLE — Someone dumped 36 bottles of medical-grade ether in Marysville on Tuesday afternoon, prompting an emergency response.Marysville police aren't sure who did it, or why, Cmdr. Robb Lamoureux said Wednesday. The bottles were found by a neighbor around noon...

Date: 09/16/2015 | 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

Shooter's texts to girlfriend bore warning signs, experts say

MARYSVILLE — They may have been warning signs.Text messages Jaylen Fryberg sent his girlfriend in the days after a breakup and before his killing spree at Marysville Pilchuck High School last year expressed jealousy, threatened suicide and attempted to inflict...

Date: 09/13/2015 | Local News

Day of Caring: ‘Every day is a good day to give back’

Ann Phelps was an aerospace worker turned field hand for a day, muscling old metal fence posts out of the ground.Margarita Zamora de Lopez has a parts receiving job, but spent Friday with a paintbrush in hand.

Date: 09/13/2015 | Local News

State suspends license of doctor accused of overmedication

MARYSVILLE — The state Department of Health has suspended the license of Dr. Ann C. Kammeyer, alleging she overmedicated patients, at least one of whom died from taking high dosages of pain medications.Documents outlining the state's investigation say that Kammeyer had...

Date: 09/11/2015 | Local News

Marysville’s Red Curtain shows Wilder’s ‘Our Town’

MARYSVILLE — The Pulitzer prize-winning Thorton Wilder play “Our Town” opens Sept. 18, the first in a series of classic plays produced by the Red Curtain Foundation.Since its debut in 1938, “Our Town” has been in nearly constant production in theaters around the world.

Date: 09/11/2015 | Entertainment

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

Bridge to be replaced on 140th Street in Marysville

Street Smarts reader Steve Hardy wrote: “Some time back the County placed an emergency weight limit of 18 tons on the W. Fork Quilceda Creek...

Date: 09/10/2015 | Street Smarts

Building boom in Smokey Point

Major shopping center, apartments opening soon

Date: 09/09/2015 | Business

County tests new paving treatment

EVERETT — Snohomish County is taking the lead on a new approach to paving that could result in cheaper, faster and better upgrades to local roadways.

Date: 09/08/2015 | Street Smarts

Early morning closure of I-5 at 116th on Sept. 10

TULALIP — Early-morning drivers who use I-5 through the Tulalip-Marysville area should plan on a full closure of all northbound lanes on Thursday, Sept. 10.

Date: 09/08/2015 | Street Smarts

Drug deal gone bad may have prompted Marysville shooting

MARYSVILLE — Prosecutors have charged a Bothell man with assault for firing a gun inside a shed.

Date: 09/05/2015 | Local News

Ex-girlfriend warned Jaylen’s father, but it was too late

EVERETT — The girl sent Jaylen Fryberg's dad a text message, asking him to make sure his son didn't do anything stupid.When she sent that text, at 10:43 a.m. on Oct. 24, she didn't know that Jaylen, a 15-year-old freshman, already had shot five of his friends and...

Date: 09/03/2015 | Local News

No evidence of warning in school shootings, police say

MARYSVILLE — Claims by a substitute teacher that a student warned her two days before the shootings at Marysville Pilchuck High School are unfounded, a detective who worked the case said Wednesday.Marysville police detective Craig Bartl is part of the Snohomish County...

Date: 09/02/2015 | Local News

‘I need my crew with me’

The story of the Marysville Pilchuck High School shootings

Date: 09/01/2015 | Local News

Marysville officials react to high school shootings report

These statements were issued by officials Tuesday after release of 1,400 pages of investigative documents related to the Oct. 24, 2014, shootings at...

Date: 09/01/2015 | Local News

Marysville Pilchuck High School shootings timeline

A timeline of the Marysville Pilchuck High School shootings on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014:7:44 a.m. — The shooter worked on a text message on his phone that he would later send out to family...

Date: 09/01/2015 | Local News

Victims of the Marysville Pilchuck High School shootings

Victims of the Oct. 24, 2014, shootings at Marysville Pilchuck High School:The sole survivor was Nate Hatch, then 14, who was shot...

Date: 09/01/2015 | Local News

Victims’ families want full account of shootings, lawyer says

MARYSVILLE — They're looking for answers about why a classmate shot their children in hopes of preventing others from knowing their grief.Family members of the four teens shot and killed last year at Marysville...

Date: 08/31/2015 | Local News

Objection delays release of records in school shootings

EVERETT — The planned release of police reports about the fatal October shootings at Marysville Pilchuck High School was delayed Monday by a last-minute lawsuit brought on behalf of the shooter’s former girlfriend.

Date: 08/31/2015 | Local News

Ebey Slough levee breached

After a century, farmland becomes salmon habitat

Date: 08/28/2015 | Local News

Just like old times

Mill’s gone, but Scott Paper Co. receptionists remember it well

Date: 08/26/2015 | Julie Muhlstein

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

Qwuloolt Estuary Project

Breach goal: Return of the wild salmon

Date: 08/23/2015 | Local News

Dazzling dahlias

See thousands of blooms this weekend in Everett

Date: 08/20/2015 | Home and Garden

Federal program gives tribes access to criminal databases

Federal officials on Wednesday launched a new program that will allow tribes access to national criminal databases and fix a system that allowed a man to buy a gun that was later used by his son to kill four classmates and himself at a Marysville Pilchuck High School.

Date: 08/19/2015 | Local News

Journey provides fresh outlook

Man hikes from Arizona to Lynnwood to shake depression, anxiety

Date: 08/18/2015 | Local News

Trial delayed for Marysville man indicted on gun charges

SEATTLE — Trial has been delayed for a Marysville man indicted on federal gun charges.

Date: 08/16/2015 | Local News

Experts say best plan for oil train fire is evacuation and containment

EVERETT — Each oil tanker car that passes through Snohomish County carries about 33,000 gallons. Multiply that by 100 to 110 cars per train.Often, it's Bakken crude oil, which is easier to refine but far more volatile. The Pacific Northwest now is averaging 2.5 loaded...

Date: 08/15/2015 | Local News

Man accused of leading police on rolling shootout faces more charges

MARYSVILLE — A Granite Falls man accused of opening fire on police in October is facing more legal troubles.Prosecutors last year charged Hans Hansen with two counts of attempted first-degree...

Date: 08/14/2015 | Local News

summer music festivals


Date: 08/14/2015 | Entertainment

Causes of Index, Marysville brush fires still unknown

MARYSVILLE — At least two recent brush fires in Snohomish County remain under investigation. One, on the Index Town Wall, started July 28 and continued to burn Tuesday beyond the reach of ground crews.

Date: 08/11/2015 | Sirens

Coastal opens first Marysville branch

MARYSVILLE — Coastal Community Bank has opened its first location in Marysville and its 12th branch overall.The Everett-based bank plans to hold a ribbon-cutting and community barbecue at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the branch at 319 State Ave., Suite 105, at the corner of...

Date: 08/11/2015 | Business

Gambling bank robber sentenced for Marysville heist

EVERETT — A Texan was tight-lipped Monday despite a Snohomish County judge’s attempts to get him to explain why he decided to become an outlaw.Ben McClean told Superior Court Judge Joseph Wilson that he’s not much of a talker.

Date: 08/11/2015 | Local News

Marysville mother allegedly kept rifle her son is accused of stealing

MARYSVILLE — A Marysville mom is in hot water after allegedly keeping for herself a military-style rifle her teenage son is accused of stealing in a July burglary.The allegations are outlined in a North Snohomish County Property Crime Unit police report. The report was...

Date: 08/10/2015 | Local News

Man sentenced for Highway 529 robbery

EVERETT — A convicted felon was ordered never to have contact with the good Samaritan whom he robbed at gunpoint two years ago.

Date: 08/10/2015 | Local News

‘Walk of Strength’ marks Marysville Pilchuck shooting milestone

MARYSVILLE — A community event is planned for the one-year milestone of the shootings at Marysville Pilchuck High School.

Date: 08/09/2015 | Local News

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: Marysville hires new community development director

Marysville hires new community development directorThe City of Marysville has appointed Dave Koenig as its new community development director. He began work on July 16. In his new role, Koenig will help to responsibly and strategically manage the city's...

Date: 08/07/2015 | Business

2 arrested in Marysville school burglary

MARYSVILLE — Two young men were arrested early Wednesday in connection with a burglary at Totem Middle School.They were trying to steal electronics from the school, and they also painted racial slurs there, Marysville police Cmdr. Jeff Goldman said.

Date: 08/05/2015 | Sirens

Suspect jailed in July 23 Marysville shooting

MARYSVILLE — Police have caught up with a felon suspected in a July 23 shooting in Marysville.Duncan Lee Bercier, 29, was being held Wednesday at the Snohomish County Jail for investigation of assault, robbery...

Date: 08/05/2015 | Sirens

Night I-5 repair begins Monday from Everett to Marysville

EVERETT — Traffic on I-5 is about to become a royal pain in the asphalt.On Monday the state Department of Transportation will begin work on a nearly year-long project to replace the aging bridge...

Date: 08/05/2015 | Local News

Garage brewed

Marysville's 5 Rights Brewery makes beer in couple's garage

Date: 08/04/2015 | Hops & Sips

Life in prison for killer of Seattle police officer who was from Marysville

SEATTLE — The man convicted of killing a Seattle police officer in 2009 has been formally sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.Christopher Monfort was convicted last month of killing officer Timothy Brenton, of Marysville. The jury rejected his insanity defense.

Date: 07/31/2015 | Local News

Man sought in Marysville shooting

MARYSVILLE — Detectives are asking for the public’s help finding a man suspected in a shooting in Marysville last week.Police believe the violence was prompted by the victim selling “fake dope” to an 18-year-old woman, who then recruited her mother to hatch a retaliation scheme.

Date: 07/31/2015 | Local News

Voters to decide on Marysville fireworks ban

MARYSVILLE — Should the City Council prohibit the use, sales and possession of fireworks within the Marysville city limits?Yes or No?The question will be put to an advisory vote in the November election.

Date: 07/31/2015 | Local News

Briefs: Marysville Tulalip chamber to publish directory

Marysville Tulalip chamber to publish directoryThe Greater Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce has announced plans for its first Chamber Directory for 2015-16. You do not have to be a chamber member to place an ad in this inaugural issue but members...

Date: 07/28/2015 | Bizblog

This is a drill

Police train for the next mass shooting

Date: 07/24/2015 | Local News

Man gets 27 years for raping stepdaughter, 6, and letting others abuse her

EVERETT — A veteran Snohomish County judge refused to show a child rapist any leniency, saying the Marysville man treated his 6-year-old stepdaughter like a "sex toy" when he raped her and offered her up to other pedophiles.Superior Court Judge Linda Krese...

Date: 07/23/2015 | Local News

Former Zumiez employee accused of stealing $140K from company

EVERETT — A former payroll employee for a popular Lynnwood-based specialty clothing retailer is accused of stealing more than $140,000 from the company.Danielle Koehn, 37, was arrested for investigation of 28 counts of identity theft and booked into the Snohomish County Jail on Tuesday.

Date: 07/23/2015 | Local News

Police issue updated description of indecent exposure suspect

MARYSVILLE — Police continue to look for a man accused of exposing himself in Marysville earlier this month.

Date: 07/22/2015 | Sirens

Detectives wrap up Marysville Pilchuck High School shooting investigation

MARYSVILLE — Nearly nine months after the deadly shootings at Marysville Pilchuck High School, detectives have completed their investigation, officials said Wednesday.

Date: 07/22/2015 | Local News

Meet Marysville fire chief candidates at open house

MARYSVILLE — The Marysville Fire District plans an open house Thursday night with the eight final candidates for the fire chief’s job.

Date: 07/22/2015 | Sirens

Man sought for indecent exposure in Marysville

MARYSVILLE — Police are asking for help identifying a man who exposed himself in Marysville on July 3.

Date: 07/20/2015 | Sirens

Firefighters battle unrelated house fires in Marysville

MARYSVILLE — Firefighters in Marysville had a busy Saturday afternoon.They scrambled at about 2:30 p.m. to take on a house fire north of the city.Flames had crept up the side and into the attic of a house in the 6300 block of 82nd Street NE.

Date: 07/18/2015 | Local News

New, improved website for Marysville goes live Monday

MARYSVILLE — The city of Marysville’s website is getting a makeover starting July 20.The changes are intended to improve functionality and make the website nicer-looking.

Date: 07/18/2015 | Local News

Toys for Tots will serve more

Nonprofit has new office in Marysville, more storage in Everett

Date: 07/17/2015 | Local News

Three sought after ATM stolen from Marysville store

MARYSVILLE — Police in Marysville are looking for three men believed to have stolen an ATM from a Fred Meyer store Monday morning in broad daylight.Witnesses reported the men entered the store at 9925 State Avenue around 9:50 a.m. and unplugged the cash machine.

Date: 07/15/2015 | Local News

A belated Bronze Star

89-year-old World War II vet surprised at picnic

Date: 07/15/2015 | Local News

Work to begin on new 116th bridge over I-5

Work is scheduled to start July 20 on a Tulalip Tribes project to improve the interchange of I-5 and 116th Street NE.

Date: 07/15/2015 | Street Smarts

Another I-5 brush fire snarls traffic in Marysville

Herald staffMARYSVILLE — A brush fire in Marysville caused an eight-mile backup Tuesday afternoon along I-5.Two northbound lanes were blocked at one point as firefighters from Marysville, Arlington, Getchell and Tulalip Bay battled the blaze.

Date: 07/14/2015 | Local News

Court affirms Marysville withheld public records on Cedar Grove

MARYSVILLE — A state appeals court has upheld a lower court's ruling that found the city of Marysville violated the state Public Records Act.The city was sued by

Date: 07/13/2015 | Local News

New cafeteria for Marysville Pilchuck on track for 2016

MARYSVILLE — It took a few weeks before state Rep. Hans Dunshee called the Marysville School District headquarters.He understood he would have been low on the priority list in the aftermath of the Oct. 24 Marysville Pilchuck High School shootings that took the lives of...

Date: 07/12/2015 | Local News

Investigation continues into I-5 brush fires

EVERETT — A string of brush fires along I-5 on June 30 remains under investigation.The cause of the fires, more than eight of them, has not been determined, the Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s Office reported Friday.

Date: 07/10/2015 | Sirens

Music festivals

FestivalsArlington Street Fair: July 10 through 12, Legion Park, Olympic Avenue, downtown Arlington. On Friday, 11:30 a.m., Old Time Fiddlers; 2 p.m., Arlington Idol contest; 4 p.m., Slacker pop rock. On Saturday, 10 a.m.,...

Date: 07/10/2015 | Entertainment

Marysville alum Kelli Erdmann stars in touring ‘Wicked’ show

SEATTLE — Kelli Erdmann was one of Marysville Pilchuck’s valedictorians when she graduated from high school in 2010.By then she was already studying dance at Westlake Dance Center in Seattle and dreaming big.

Date: 07/10/2015 | Entertainment

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

Where to find blueberries

Earlier than usual, blueberries are ready at most local farms

Date: 07/01/2015 | Life

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