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Mill Creek police ask for help in identifying possible arsonist

MILL CREEK — A wayward flare, a Molotov cocktail and string of suspicious fire calls has Mill Creek police concerned.Police say they are asking for tips to identify whoever is responsible.On Friday, they arrested a 13 year-old Mill Creek boy for...

Date: 06/25/2016 | Local News

Garden of smiles

Whimsical landscape one of 6 on Mill Creek tour

Date: 06/23/2016 | Home and Garden

New Medical Examiner website aids in identifying remains

EVERETT — The relatives of an Oregon man were given answers last month that had eluded them for 28 years.The Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office was able to confirm that the human remains discovered in January near Kayak Point were those of

Date: 06/23/2016 | Local News

MOD chain lets you custom-build your pizza

I'd been curious about MOD Pizza, a chain started in Seattle that has been popping up all over Snohomish County and the nation.MOD Pizza is in Lynnwood, Lake Stevens, Marysville and Mill Creek, as well as in about 18 states.A...

Date: 06/17/2016 | Entertainment

City versus country

Rapid urban growth alters North Creek area

Date: 06/05/2016 | Local News

Tips for the thrifty shopper

Not all thrift stores are created equal.Make the most of your time and dress for success.Mill Creek blogger Anne Dofelmier offers these thrifty tips on

Date: 05/22/2016 | Life

Sno-Isle Libraries seek input on 10-year growth plan

MARYSVILLE — Sno-Isle Libraries is asking people to weigh in on the draft of a plan that calls for new or expanded libraries in six locations around Snohomish County.Officials have finished the first version of the library district's capital facilities plan, a document...

Date: 05/16/2016 | Local News

Mental illness at issue in Everett man’s alleged murder of grandmother

EVERETT — Shane Hathaway was delusional and hallucinating last year when he allegedly stabbed his 83-year-old grandmother to death and tried to kill his grandfather, according to a new forensic psychiatric evaluation.

Date: 05/03/2016 | Local News

Treasure awaits at six upcoming community yard sales

The bigger the better.Community yard sales are like Black Friday, with a mall of lawns filled with everything and anything you could possibly want, need or don’t need. Here are some biggies coming up:

Date: 04/26/2016 | Life

Missing Mill Creek mother and baby have been found

UPDATE: The mother and baby were found safe Wednesday morning.

Date: 04/20/2016 | 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

Fashion 911 at your fingertips

Got a fashion emergency?“Mine usually occur at the most inopportune moments,” Mill Creek blogger Anne Dofelmier writes in her blog,

Date: 04/17/2016 | Life

Afflicted but loved, then lost

Beyond family reach, mental illness claims another young adult

Date: 04/03/2016 | Local News

Broadway Ave. between 180th and 188th to be closed April 1-9

SNOHOMISH — Broadway Avenue between 180th and 188th streets will be closed for a week as crews working for Snohomish County install a storm system and two vaults.

Date: 03/28/2016 | Street Smarts

Spring is season for closet purge

Sure, it's difficult to let go. The hopes, the dreams, the memories.But, seriously, it's only an article of clothing.It's spring, time to purge your closet, says Mill Creek blogger Anne Dofelmier on

Date: 03/27/2016 | Life

2 men arrested in Mill Creek shooting investigation

MILL CREEK — Two men have been arrested for investigation of a December drive-by shooting in Mill Creek.Someone shot two rounds from a pistol in the early morning of Dec. 13 after an alarm went off at the Mill Creek Lowe’s store in the 2000 block of 132nd Street SE.

Date: 03/23/2016 | Local News

Mysterious powder left in parks was flour, Mill Creek police say

MILL CREEK — Police have learned that a mysterious white powder left in and around city parks over the weekend was nothing more than flour.Reports of the powder created enough public safety concern that the Washington State Patrol Crime Lab was asked to analyze and identify it.

Date: 03/21/2016 | Local News

Man sentenced 5 years for ramming deputy’s patrol car

EVERETT — A judge sentenced a Seattle man to five years in prison for ramming a Snohomish County sheriff's deputy's patrol car during a traffic stop gone awry.Deputy Arthur Wallin wasn't hurt in the Nov. 25 crash. His canine partner, Ronin, caught up with the suspect,...

Date: 03/19/2016 | Local News

Man hit by car in Mill Creek dies; was Jackson High grad, 18

MILL CREEK — A man who was hit by a car in Mill Creek last week has died.

Date: 03/16/2016 | Local News

Briefs: Mill Creek financial advisers recognized by Edward Jones

Mill Creek financial adviser recognized by Edward JonesEdward Jones financial adviser Mary Basili of Mill Creek has attended a conference to recognize successful female Edward Jones financial advisers. About 19 percent of Edward Jones' financial advisers are...

Date: 03/15/2016 | Bizblog

Man struck by car, critically injured in Mill Creek

MILL CREEK — An 18-year-old man suffered critical injuries Wednesday evening when he was hit by a car while crossing Highway 527 in Mill Creek.The accident occurred in the 16900 block.

Date: 03/10/2016 | Local News

Failed appliance recycler Jaco was hit by drop in metal prices

Appliance recycler Jaco Environmental suffered from a sharp downturn in scrap metal prices last year but probably was doomed even had metal prices not fallen so far, said a court-appointed receiver tasked with liquidating the company.Jaco Environmental, with headquarters at...

Date: 03/09/2016 | Business

Knowledge is power

Late-qualifying Henry M. Jackson High School wins Hi-Q

Date: 03/09/2016 | Local News

Remains found in Mill Creek shed still unidentified

MILL CREEK — The tiny, one-room shed was a home.It had a shingled roof and a lock that only worked from the inside. It had reading materials and a place to hang up clothes. At one point, an electrical cord had been snaked over from a nearby building. It apparently...

Date: 02/27/2016 | Local News

Reaching out

Penny Creek school staff visit kids to promote learning, reading

Date: 02/26/2016 | Local News

Everett’s ‘Cyborg Bandit’ gets nearly 9 years, must repay $75K

EVERETT — A serial bank robber with 30 holdups to his name has been sent to state prison.

Date: 02/25/2016 | Local News

BTW, this IS your grandma’s jewelry

Life’s a brooch.Do you have a bunch of brooches from your mom or grandma or a 1980s binge gathering dust in your jewelry box?Mill Creek blogger Anne Dofelmier says these gems aren’t relegated to the jacket lapel.

Date: 02/21/2016 | Life

Man held following pursuit near Mill Creek

MILL CREEK — A man was taken into custody Monday after a relatively slow-speed pursuit that began on the Bothell-Everett Highway ended on Lowell Larimer Road.The Mill Creek Police Department was the lead agency with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office providing assistance.

Date: 02/02/2016 | Local News

Stellar in STEM studies

Jackson High sophomore Musunuri stands out in science, math

Date: 02/01/2016 | Local News

Fashionista touts fleece-lined tights

The headline by Mill Creek blogger Anne Dofelmier says it all: “Fleece Lined Tights: I’m Obsessed.”

Date: 01/10/2016 | Life

Pruitt elected to third term as Mill Creek mayor

MILL CREEK — Mayor Pam Pruitt gets to keep the gavel as she presides at City Council meetings for the next two years. The seven-member council elected Pruitt to the helm with a 5-to-2 vote Tuesday evening.

Date: 01/07/2016 | Local News

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

A Mill Creek median now easier to spot

Trudy Lothyan of Mill Creek had this request: “There is a small island on 527 in Mill Creek just before Dumas Road going south. On dark rainy nights...

Date: 12/31/2015 | Street Smarts

Fashion flannel: It can be done

Flannel shirts with jewelry and heels?Yep.Flannel up with a blazer, pearl earrings, pencil skirt and even a wedding dress.Get out of your jeans-and-boots rut and check out some new ways to wear flannel shirts by Mill Creek blogger Anne Dofelmier.

Date: 12/27/2015 | Life

Monroe, Clearview fire districts will begin merger Jan. 1

CLEARVIEW — Two Snohomish County fire districts will start to merge Jan. 1.Under a new contract, Fire District 3 in Monroe and District 7 in Clearview will combine administrations and share a fire chief.

Date: 12/25/2015 | Local News

Shots fired at Mill Creek police

MILL CREEK -- A hunt is on for somebody who reportedly opened fire on Mill Creek police officers early Sunday.

Date: 12/13/2015 | Sirens

Keeping feet happy

‘Toevember’ brings in thousands of socks for the homeless

Date: 12/11/2015 | Local News

4 familiar candidates, 2 newcomers win charter review positions

South Snohomish County voters have elected four familiar political candidates and two newcomers to the Snohomish County Charter Review Commission.

Date: 12/01/2015 | South County Politics

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

Author events in Snohomish County and nearby

Garth Risk Hallberg7 p.m. Nov. 10, Third Place BooksThe author will read from his debut novel "City on Fire," about New York City in 1977, with cast of seemingly unrelated characters who become entangled after the infamous summer...

Date: 11/08/2015 | Entertainment

Jackson High’s Theatre Society goes ‘Into the Woods’

MILL CREEK — Stephen Sondheim’s musical “Into the Woods” is on the Jackson High School’s Theatre Society stage this month with a large cast.

Date: 11/06/2015 | Entertainment

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

Walking on water

Boardwalk at North Creek Park refurbished

Date: 11/05/2015 | Local News

Getting a piece of the music

Retired composer brings zombie-themed work to Woodside

Date: 10/31/2015 | Local News

Mill Creek neighbors oppose townhouse development

MILL CREEK — Neighbors here are fighting a proposed housing development set to be built just south of the city limits.Kirkland-based Westcott Homes wants to build 149 townhouses on...

Date: 10/30/2015 | Local News

Cast three votes for charter-review commission

You can vote three times for Snohomish County Charter-Review Commission.That’s because each county council district selects three commission members.

Date: 10/27/2015 | South County Politics

Color your way calm

Coloring books aren't just for kids anymore

Date: 10/25/2015 | Life

Four vie for two seats on Mill Creek council

MILL CREEK — Four candidates are vying for two open seats on the City Council to oversee the young but quickly-growing community. Running the city has been rocky at times. The council faced public backlash after it

Date: 10/21/2015 | Local News

Check out these recently reviewed dining options

Beardslee Public House19116 Beardslee Boulevard, Bothell, 425-286-1001, www.beardsleeph.comSpecialty: Pub grub and beerBeardslee does upscale pub grub and beer well

Date: 10/16/2015 | Entertainment

Sordel and Bond for Mill Creek City Council

Mill Creek, having incorporated in 1983, is among Snohomish County's younger municipalities. Since its beginning it has grown quickly from about 7,000 residents in 1990 to more than 19,000 today.City administration has been at times tumultuous for Mill Creek. The council...

Date: 10/12/2015 | Editorials

Charter review suggestions from candidates in District 4

Candidates for the Snohomish County charter review commission representing council district 4 recently sent their suggestions for reviewing the charter.

Date: 10/07/2015 | South County Politics

Police chief, mentor to retire

Mill Creek's Bob Crannell a resource for other chiefs

Date: 10/07/2015 | Local News

Briefs: Mill Creek economic director elected VP of Washington cities association

Mill Creek economic director elected VP of Washington cities associationMill Creek's Community and Economic Development Director, Tom Rogers, has been elected to serve as one of two vice presidents for the Association of Washington Cities Planning Directors.

Date: 10/06/2015 | Business

Upcoming book events in Snohomish County

Annelies Zijderveld2 p.m. Oct. 4, University Bookstore

Date: 10/04/2015 | 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

What’s on November ballots in south Snohomish County

South Snohomish County will have a full ballot for the Nov. 3 general election.

Date: 09/29/2015 | South County Politics

Renton-based bank opens branch in Mill Creek, plans another in Edmonds

First Financial Northwest Bank has opened a branch in Mill Creek and plans to open a second one in Edmonds by early next year.It's the Renton-based bank's first foray into Snohomish County.The bank has been in business for 90 years, according to its website.

Date: 09/29/2015 | Business

Sheriff’s office: Mill Creek hiker falls to death near North Bend

NORTH BEND — The King County Sheriff’s Office says a 58-year-old Mill Creek man fell to his death while hiking in Twin Falls State Park near North Bend.

Date: 09/28/2015 | Northwest

Police believe they’ve ID’d hit-and-run driver

MILL CREEK — A Mill Creek man was on his way home from a bar last month when he allegedly hit a bicyclist and kept going.Police believe they've identified the suspect through interviews with...

Date: 09/28/2015 | Local News

Local upcoming book events

Dan Raley7 p.m. Sept. 28, Mill Creek U BookstoreFormerly with the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Raley is a local sportswriter whose new book "How Seattle Became a Big League Sports Town" covers Seattle's sports history, heroes and...

Date: 09/27/2015 | Entertainment

National crime syndicate theft ring suspect arrested in Mill Creek

MILL CREEK — An organized crime group has been targeting LA Fitness locations on the West Coast, and one of the suspects turned up in Mill Creek.The 30-year-old man from Hungary was being held this week at the Lynnwood City Jail for investigation of making false...

Date: 09/26/2015 | Local News

Travelers from North Carolina thankful for return of bike stolen in Mill Creek

MILL CREEK — A police officer here spotted a stolen bicycle and made sure it was returned to a couple who is traveling across the country.

Date: 09/23/2015 | Local News

Briefs: Marketing Solutions president named finalist for teaching award

Marketing Solutions president named finalist for teaching awardThe president of Mill Creek-based Marketing Solutions was recently announced as a finalist for the 2015 University of Washington Bothell Dean's Undergraduate Part-time Teaching Excellence Award.

Date: 09/21/2015 | Bizblog

Introductory statement from Alderwood Water incumbent Donna Cross

Incumbent Alderwood Water and Wastewater Commissioner Donna Cross is running unopposed in the Nov. 3 general election.

Date: 09/17/2015 | South County Politics

Elgin Way closed until Sept. 29

Now that WSDOT has finished its attempts at smoothing out the 128th Street roller coaster past McCollum Park, Snohomish County is moving ahead with its improvements to

Date: 09/14/2015 | Street Smarts

Roller-coaster road near McCollum Park no joy ride

There is the Wacky Worm at the Evergreen State Fair, and there is 128th Street near McCollum Park.Both are roller coaster rides.

Date: 09/14/2015 | Street Smarts

Mill Creek swimmer triumphs over English Channel

This water is really cold.That was the visceral reaction when Joan Weisberg Beyerlein first stood on a beach in Dover, England, then plunged into the English Channel. At 65, she would soon become a channel swimmer, the only woman on a six-person relay team, and the team’s oldest member.

Date: 09/11/2015 | Local News

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

New city manager has big plans for Mill Creek

MILL CREEK — There’s a new city manager in town.

Date: 09/05/2015 | Local News

Have vegetable oil, will travel

Couple exploring country after creating fully sustainable vehicles

Date: 09/05/2015 | Local News

PUD replacing county’s aging electrical systems

MILL CREEK — A project by the Snohomish County PUD will improve the reliability of electrical service in the Mill Creek Country Club area.

Date: 09/01/2015 | Local News

Briefs: 1st Security bank opens Mill Creek branch

1st Security bank opens Mill Creek branchThe new Mill Creek branch of 1st Security Bank and its manager, Melissa Harris, invite the community to come visit the bank. The new branch is located at the Park Place Center at the Mill Creek Town Center, 15224 Main...

Date: 09/01/2015 | Bizblog

5-story building in Mill Creek would include affordable housing

MILL CREEK — If a proposal to build two five-story buildings here is approved, the city will have met its goal for housing development and be able to turn its attention to attracting more businesses.That's according to

Date: 08/31/2015 | Local News

Introducing charter-review candidates in County Council District 4

Voters in Mountlake Terrace, Brier, Bothell, Mill Creek and the rest of Snohomish County Council District 4 will see 10 candidates on the November ballot for three positions on the Snohomish County charter-review commission.

Date: 08/28/2015 | South County Politics

Vehicle collides with bicyclist in Mill Creek; driver flees

MILL CREEK — Police in Mill Creek are investigating a hit-and-run collision that sent a bicyclist to the hospital early Wednesday morning.The man, 53, was listed in critical condition at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett.The crash occurred around...

Date: 08/26/2015 | Local News

Briefs: New vice president of Workforce Development at EdCC

New vice president of Workforce Development at EdCCEdmonds Community College has hired Terry Cox as the new vice president of Workforce Development and Training. Prior to EdCC, Cox was at North Seattle College where she served as the dean for Business,...

Date: 08/25/2015 | Bizblog

Briefs: New president for Rotary Club of Mill Creek

New president for Rotary Club of Mill CreekBecky Porter has taken over as the new president of the Rotary Club of Mill Creek. Former president Jeff Brennan's successful term ended in June. Under Brennan's guidance, the last year featured increased membership...

Date: 08/24/2015 | Bizblog

Plan your weekend

Scrub-a-Mutt, dahlias, music, skateboarding and more

Date: 08/21/2015 | Entertainment

Mill Creek police commander hired by Liquor and Cannabis Board

MILL CREEK — Police Cmdr. Ken Neaville is resigning to take a post with the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board.City officials were notified this week that Neaville, 54, plans to change jobs in September.

Date: 08/13/2015 | 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

GPS coming to most local police, fire vehicles

EVERETT — By the end of the year, most police and fire vehicles in Snohomish County could be equipped with GPS technology that will allow emergency dispatchers to know where they are at a moment's notice.The technology promises faster and safer emergency operations. It...

Date: 07/31/2015 | Local News

Safeway closure leaves no anchor store at Mill Creek shopping center

MILL CREEK — The shelves of the Safeway here are mostly bare as the grocer gets ready to close the store for good Saturday.Safeway spokeswoman Tairsa Worman said the store at 13314 Bothell-Everett Highway is shutting down because it wasn't as profitable as other...

Date: 07/25/2015 | Local News

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

5-year-old falls from 3rd-floor apt. in Bothell, taken to Harborview

BOTHELL — A 5-year-old girl was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle on Saturday after falling about 20 feet from an apartment building in Bothell.The girl injured her head and a leg, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

Date: 07/18/2015 | Local News

PCC Natural Markets to open second Snohomish County site

BOTHELL — PCC Natural Markets plans to open its second location in Snohomish County by next year.The 25,000-square-foot store is planned in the former Albertsons at the Canyon Park Shopping Center at 22621 Bothell Everett Highway.

Date: 07/14/2015 | Business

Mill Creek man faces charges involving counterfeit goods

SEATTLE — A Mill Creek businessman is facing federal charges for allegedly importing phony goods, including illegal drug paraphernalia.

Date: 07/08/2015 | Local News

Sweet growth

Frost is expanding its reach around Puget Sound

Date: 07/06/2015 | Business

Fire damages Mill Creek home

MILL CREEK — Fire broke out at about 2:30 p.m. Saturday on the deck of a house in the 2000 block of Village Green Drive in Mill Creek.There were two people at home at the time.

Date: 07/04/2015 | Local News

Soon, no more need for U-turn at Seattle Hill intersection

Kristine Scoville of Everett asks: "I am concerned about the intersection of 132nd Street SE and Seattle Hill Road. At this intersection eastbound Highway 96 turns left from 132nd onto Seattle Hill Road. You are also able to make a legal U-turn to access the strip mall on the...

Date: 06/29/2015 | Street Smarts

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