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Police, agents haul in 9 pounds of heroin potentially worth millions

SNOHOMISH — At first it probably just looked like a couple of friends dropping by for a visit. Two men pulled up in a silver Mercedes outside a Snohomish apartment Wednesday afternoon, and two others, who'd come out of the building on Fourth Street, walked up to the...

Date: 05/28/2016 | Local News

Snohomish man allegedly attacked ex-girlfriend before standoff

SNOHOMISH — A Snohomish man was behind bars Friday after an alleged attack on his ex-girlfriend the day before.

Date: 05/22/2016 | Local News

A family's legacy

Highway 99 renamed in honor of settler William P. Stewart

Date: 05/22/2016 | Julie Muhlstein

Epic valor

1980 Denali rescue unheralded until recently

Date: 05/22/2016 | Local News

Life lessons

Students learn CPR, first-aid skills

Date: 05/20/2016 | Local News

Man spends 7 hours in a Snohomish tree to avoid arrest

SNOHOMISH — A man spent seven hours perched in a tree here Thursday in an unsuccessful attempt at avoiding arrest.The man, 35, was wanted in connection with an apparent domestic violence incident.

Date: 05/19/2016 | Local News

Providence COO, accountant named EvCC alumni of year

EVERETT — The chief operating officer at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett and an accountant who has been heavily involved in civic affairs in Snohomish were named as Everett Community College’s distinguished alumni of the year.

Date: 05/17/2016 | Local News

Church comes full circle

Snohomish’s First Presbyterian was dedicated 140 years ago

Date: 05/14/2016 | Local News

It's got star power

Snohomish Eagles Hall finds new life

Date: 05/09/2016 | Business

Police link driver to damage at Snohomish cemetery

SNOHOMISH — Authorities believe a driver who had been drinking is responsible for damage to a Snohomish cemetery last week.

Date: 05/03/2016 | Local News

Minor injuries as 2 skydivers miss drop zone in Snohomish

SNOHOMISH — Two skydivers suffered minor injuries when they missed their drop zone Sunday, landing along the Snohomish River. Rescuers reached the pair — a skydiving instructor and student. No serious injuries were reported, said Elaine Harvey with

Date: 05/01/2016 | Local News

Snohomish Army National Guard unit deployed to Middle East

Soldiers assigned to Snohomish's 176th Engineer Company, Washington State Army National Guard, departed March 30 for deployment to the Middle East.The vertical engineer company of electricians, plumbers, carpenters and masons will maintain and build facilities on military...

Date: 04/29/2016 | Local News

Lake Stevens man died in Snohomish crash

SNOHOMISH — A man who died in a crash last week in Snohomish has been identified as Leslie P. Thomas, 74, of Lake Stevens.The crash happened April 20 at the intersection of Bickford and Sinclair avenues.

Date: 04/25/2016 | Local News

A plan for a Snohomish pub with charitable ambitions

You've heard of drink responsibly.Well, how about drink philanthropically?That's right. Have a beer and support a good cause. A cause other than your own thirst.Scott and Loni Wetzel want to open a nonprofit pub in Snohomish to raise money for...

Date: 04/22/2016 | Hops & Sips

Briefs: Snohomish nonprofit director named CDC champion

Snohomish nonprofit director named CDC championTeresa Rugg, executive director of Snohomish-based TB Photovoice, has been selected as a Center for Disease Control and Prevention TB Elimination Champion. Through her work with TB Photovoice, Rugg has built...

Date: 04/21/2016 | Bizblog

Bickford Ave. in Snohomish closed after 1 dies in 2-car crash

SNOHOMISH — A 66-year-old man died Wednesday afternoon in a two-car collision at the intersection of Bickford and Sinclair avenues in Snohomish.Bickford Avenue, a main route in and out of Snohomish, was expected to be closed for several hours for the investigation.

Date: 04/20/2016 | Local News

County to celebrate expansion of Centennial Trail

SNOHOMISH — Snohomish County's political leaders see a promising road ahead after completing the purchase of a 12-mile extension of the Centennial Trail.To mark the milestone,...

Date: 04/14/2016 | Local News

Jumping at the chance

Thrill-seekers and others head up in planes and hot air balloons

Date: 04/14/2016 | Local News


Snohomish High's Braden Sigua is involved in city government

Date: 04/11/2016 | Local News

A new Snohomish recording studio buzzes with sound

Ever wonder what the inside of a beehive sounds like? Then wander on down the main street of historic downtown Snohomish to the bright mural of a beehive painted on the exterior of a repurposed spa. Depending on the booking calendar of Beehive Sound at 629 First...

Date: 04/06/2016 | Business

Snohomish High School lunchroom rats foiled at last

SNOHOMISH — The school board here has approved spending up to $349,133 to get rid of the rats that shut down a student cafeteria in March.

Date: 04/05/2016 | Local News

Police think 3 Friday armed robberies were related

MARYSVILLE — Three armed robberies reported in Snohomish County on Friday were believed to be related.They happened at a central Everett espresso stand, a Marysville convenience store and a Snohomish pizza shop, between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Date: 04/01/2016 | Local News

Snohomish board picks Montana educator to be superintendent

SNOHOMISH — He's leaving Big Sky Country in the dust, heading for the Evergreen State. Kent Kultgen, superintendent of public schools in Helena, Montana, is to take over as top educator in Snohomish on July...

Date: 04/01/2016 | 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

His fish stories are true

Bob Heirman has a treasure trove of articles, records and more

Date: 03/28/2016 | Local News

Deputy rescues children from van with heroin smoke

SNOHOMISH — A Snohomish County sheriff's deputy reported that two young children were unconscious Thursday night when he spotted them in a van only feet away from where their parents allegedly were smoking heroin.The children, a 3-year-old and a 10-month-old, were...

Date: 03/26/2016 | Local News

Man killed in motorcycle accident I.D.’d

SNOHOMISH — A Snohomish man who was killed in a motorcycle accident Saturday has been identified as Lawrence C. Bruscas, 36.His name was released Tuesday by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner's...

Date: 03/23/2016 | Local News

He's on fire

Snohomish airbrush artist perfects flames that look real

Date: 03/23/2016 | Business

Police: Genetic evidence ties suspect to another hold-up

SNOHOMISH — The clothes a suspected robber shed during his getaway may be his undoing.Detectives say genetic evidence ties the man arrested for an armed robbery at a Lake Steven espresso stand to an unsolved hold-up at a Snohomish market.Prosecutors have...

Date: 03/22/2016 | Local News

Handle cute with care

Chicks not properly cared for can pose health risks to humans

Date: 03/22/2016 | Local News

Cabbage earns a lot of green

Snohomish girl gets $1K for giant veggie

Date: 03/22/2016 | Whats Up With That?

Motorcyclist killed in crash near Snohomish

SNOHOMISH — A motorcyclist died Saturday night after colliding with a pickup near Snohomish.The crash was reported just before 7:45 p.m. along 60th Street SE, west of town, said Lt. Jeff Brand with the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office.Detectives believe...

Date: 03/20/2016 | Local News

Ed Eldredge left legacy of thriving co-ops

SNOHOMISH — He was a guy who made just about everybody his friend.Longtime Snohomish Co-op General Manager Ed Eldredge died after a snowmobiling accident in Yellowstone National Park on Feb. 15. He was 54.

Date: 03/18/2016 | Local News

Briefs: Snoqualmie releases new frozen custard flavors

Snoqualmie releases new frozen custard flavors

Date: 03/16/2016 | Bizblog

Briefs: Snohomish pharmacist honored by American College of Apothecaries

Snohomish pharmacist honored by American College of ApothecariesDawn Ipsen, owner of Kusler's Compounding Pharmacy in Snohomish, has been awarded designation as a Full Fellow of the American College of Apothecaries. She was inducted into ACA last month at...

Date: 03/14/2016 | Bizblog

Past to future

Three ways to explore the Centennial Trail

Date: 03/12/2016 | Life

Democrats plan 'mock caucus' at Monday 1st Legislative District meeting

Democrats in the 1st Legislative District plan to hold a "mock caucus" at their Monday, March 14 meeting.

Date: 03/11/2016 | South County Politics

5 candidates vie to lead Snohomish schools

The Snohomish School District School Board is interviewing five candidates this week to be the next superintendent.Longtime Superintendent Bill Mester is retiring at the end of the school year, ending a...

Date: 03/10/2016 | Local News

County Council approves plan to buy 12-mile rail corridor

EVERETT — Snohomish County has revived plans to buy a 12-mile stretch of the Eastside Rail Corridor between Snohomish and Woodinville.The Port of Seattle owns the property. Port commissioners agreed Tuesday to the $3.5 million sale. That followed the County Council's...

Date: 03/09/2016 | Local News

Monroe woman acquitted of burning her own Snohomish salon

EVERETT — A Snohomish County jury acquitted a Monroe woman Friday of arson and attempted arson at her Snohomish tanning salon.

Date: 03/05/2016 | Local News

Saving the family farm

Snohomish land preserved for small-scale agriculture

Date: 03/05/2016 | Local News

Rats! Snohomish High cafeteria closed for extermination

SNOHOMISH — A rat problem in a school here is likely to keep the cafeteria shut down for at least six weeks.A food-service worker reported a strange odor coming from the

Date: 03/04/2016 | Local News

Snohomish City Council might ask voters to weigh in on fireworks ban

SNOHOMISH — The City Council might ban a traditional way of celebrating freedom here. It is moving forward with plans to ask voters in November to weigh in on banning fireworks.After a public hearing Tuesday evening, the

Date: 03/03/2016 | Local News

U.S. 2 trestle report would be ‘first step’ toward new interchange

The state House proposes spending $1.5 million from a supplemental transportation funding package to complete an interchange justification report for the U.S. 2 trestle where Highway 204 and 20th Street SE feed into it in the...

Date: 02/29/2016 | Street Smarts

Best time to hit the U.S. 2 trestle: Crowdsourcing a ‘magic minute’

So what’s the best time to hit the trestle?This question came up for me following another great-idea-no-can-do from a Street Smarts reader.

Date: 02/28/2016 | Street Smarts

Busy as bees

Snohomish kids are fighting the insect's decline

Date: 02/26/2016 | Local News

Briefs: Kusler's Compounding pharmacy tech in Snohomish recognized

Kusler's Compounding pharmacy tech in Snohomish recognizedProfessional Compounding Centers of America has named Michelle Frediani of Kusler's Compounding Pharmacy in Snohomish as its Pharmacy Technician of the Month for February. The award honors technicians...

Date: 02/24/2016 | Bizblog

Briefs: Youth sports league franchise i9 awards franchise

Youth sports league franchise i9 awards franchiseChris Dietrich has purchased the North Seattle/Snohomish and Marysville/Lake Stevens territories for the youth sports league franchise i9 Sports. Prior to owning a franchise of his own, Dietrich worked in the...

Date: 02/23/2016 | Bizblog

Voters use drop boxes almost as much as mail

Almost as many voters in the Feb. 9 special election and other recent elections have been using ballot drop boxes as have been using mail.

Date: 02/22/2016 | South County Politics

Group wants senior housing at Hal Moe Pool site in Snohomish

SNOHOMISH — A nonprofit here has a plan and money to build new affordable apartments for seniors living with low incomes. But the Snohomish Affordable Housing Group is having trouble finding space to do it.

Date: 02/22/2016 | Local News

10-day sentence, $14K restitution for Snohomish attack

EVERETT — A woman who attacked someone for wearing short shorts at a party in Snohomish in 2014 has to report for jail time by Monday.

Date: 02/19/2016 | Local News

Kagi plans Thursday telephone town-hall event

State Rep. Ruth Kagi plans a telephone town-hall event Thursday, Feb. 18, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Date: 02/18/2016 | South County Politics

Man who was found drowned near Snohomish is identified

SNOHOMISH — A man who was found dead in Snohomish last month has been identified as Lad James Wyzykowski, 49.

Date: 02/17/2016 | Local News

Snohomish plans advisory vote in 2017 on marijuana ban

SNOHOMISH — The City Council will ask voters to weigh in before deciding whether to lift its controversial ban on recreational marijuana sales, production and processing.

Date: 02/17/2016 | Local News

Police: Driver killed in crash near Snohomish was drunk

SNOHOMISH — Detectives have wrapped up their investigation into a fatal crash last month along Springhetti Road near Snohomish.

Date: 02/17/2016 | Local News

Minor flood damage as rivers recede

SNOHOMISH — Snohomish County rivers were receding Tuesday after heavy rains from a weekend caused water to spill over banks and flood lowlands. As of 4:30 p.m., about a dozen roads were still under water and closed.

Date: 02/17/2016 | Local News

Finding center

Snohomish Mayor Guzak: yoga, art, restraint

Date: 02/14/2016 | Local News

A mentally ill woman with 111 cats challenges the justice system

EVERETT — A Superior Court judge recently raised questions about why an animal hoarder ended up in front of a jury instead of being admitted to a county-funded program meant to divert mentally ill people out of the criminal justice system.Judge George Bowden called the...

Date: 02/13/2016 | Local News

Photograph your big dream

The best picture wins a scholarship from this man

Date: 02/09/2016 | The Chat

Man accused of attacking parents charged with murder, arson

EVERETT — A man accused of stabbing his parents and setting their Machias house on fire Jan. 14 told a deputy he believed they were possessed by demons and had attacked him, according to court papers.

Date: 02/06/2016 | Local News

Traveling from home

Compassion International is devoted to fighting child poverty

Date: 02/06/2016 | Local News

Training kicks in

Deputy Keith Poteet's shift turned into an emergency baby delivery

Date: 02/04/2016 | Local News

The Chat: Snohomish distiller builds a spirited local enterprise

Ryan HembreeSnohomishHembree, 42, and his wife, Julie, started homebrewing beer 21 years ago. They opened Skip Rock Distillers in Snohomish in 2010. They have two sons, Carter, 2,...

Date: 02/02/2016 | The Chat

Snohomish needs ‘strong mayor’ system

We are a grass-roots, non-profit, non-partisan organization forming to change Snohomish city government.We want to return Snohomish to a "strong mayor" system where the citizens directly elect the mayor, who then in turn will run city government with or without...

Date: 01/30/2016 | Commentary

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

Death of man found in Snohomish ditch appears ‘not suspicious’

SNOHOMISH — The Snohomish County medical examiner will try to determine what caused the death of a man whose body was found in a ditch Friday morning in Snohomish. A passerby who spotted the body called 911 shortly before noon.

Date: 01/22/2016 | Local News

$1M bail for man accused of stabbing parents, starting fire

EVERETT — A man accused of stabbing his parents and setting their house on fire last week had been hospitalized two days earlier after he...

Date: 01/19/2016 | Local News

Man jailed in deadly attack, fire at parents' home

SNOHOMISH — A man accused of stabbing his parents and setting their home on fire has been booked into jail for investigation of murder, assault and...

Date: 01/17/2016 | Local News

Snohomish has been well-served by city-manager system since ’73

Morgan Davis's letter to the editor of Jan. 13, "Manager system needs rethinking," is so filled with misinformation about the management of the City of Snohomish that I can conclude only that his...

Date: 01/16/2016 | Commentary

‘Burn in hell’: Man allegedly stabs parents, sets home afire

SNOHOMISH — A man suspected of stabbing his parents and then lighting their home on fire late Thursday left dark posts on social media in the hours before the attack.

Date: 01/15/2016 | Local News

Bomb threat note at elementary school was in ‘kid print’

CATHCART — An unsubstantiated bomb threat was reported Thursday at Little Cedars Elementary School.Principal Lew Dickert sent a note to parents about what happened. The threat was found in a bathroom stall during lunch, he wrote. It was in red ballpoint pen.

Date: 01/14/2016 | Local News

Snohomish man who died in crash identified

SNOHOMISH — A man killed in a car accident Jan. 4 near Snohomish has been identified as Gerardo Blanco Vega, 37.

Date: 01/13/2016 | Local News

The real sea monster

'Ocean Annie' explains why plastics and oceans don't mix

Date: 01/13/2016 | Local News

Snohomish city clerk retires after 21 years

SNOHOMISH — City clerk Torchie Corey has retired after 21 years of service to Snohomish. Human Resources manager Pat Adams took on the clerk's duties in January. The City Council combined the two jobs in December. It is expected to save Snohomish $120,000...

Date: 01/11/2016 | Local News

A well-rounded personality

Super Kid Elly Rodriguez believes in a balanced life

Date: 01/11/2016 | Local News

Snohomish’s re-elected mayor, Guzak, happy in ‘weak’ role

SNOHOMISH — Both women on the City Council will continue at the helm as mayor and mayor pro-tem. And the mayor could have more clout after the November election, if one resident has his way.

Date: 01/09/2016 | Local News

Snohomish-area woman allegedly abandoned dozens of cats

SNOHOMISH — A Snohomish-area woman is under investigation for allegedly skipping town and leaving dozens of cats behind in a mobile home.

Date: 01/08/2016 | Local News

Snohomish man, 37, killed in car accident

SNOHOMISH — A 37-year-old Snohomish man was killed Monday night in a two-car accident south of town.Witnesses said the man’s car collided with a van around 8:40 p.m. in the 11000 block of Springhetti Road. The van driver was not hurt. The dead man’s name was not made public Tuesday.

Date: 01/05/2016 | Local News

Late start for Everett, Snohomish, Index schools

EVERETT — Snow and ice meant a late start for students in three Snohomish County school districts Monday morning.

Date: 01/04/2016 | Local News

Prepping for the Corps

AIM High senior Spencer Sawdon wants to be a Marine

Date: 01/04/2016 | 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

Prep girls basketball: Snohomish 53, White River 37

At Lynden Christian H.S.Snohomish 17 14 5 17 —53White River 11 8 8 10 —37

Date: 12/30/2015 | High Schools

Liquor Board will crack down on First Street bars in Snohomish

SNOHOMISH — First Street has long been known for free-flowing booze, bar hopping and the rowdiness that comes with it.

Date: 12/27/2015 | Local News

Sound to Summit’s Monte Cristo converts a Belgian beer-hater

I don’t really like Belgians.

Date: 12/27/2015 | Hops & Sips

A special holiday

Snohomish family celebrates first Christmas in new home

Date: 12/25/2015 | 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

'Waterproofing kids'

Aquatic Center offers free lessons to Snohomish second-graders

Date: 12/21/2015 | Local News

Student admits writing threats at Glacier Peak High School

SNOHOMISH — A student at Glacier Peak High School reportedly has confessed to writing four of the recent threats found in campus bathrooms.The girl has not been arrested, according to the...

Date: 12/18/2015 | Local News

After spurious threats, bathrooms locked at Glacier Peak High

SNOHOMISH — Bathrooms at Glacier Peak High School will be locked the rest of the week after a string of bomb threats.For the second time in two days, the campus was evacuated on Wednesday after a written threat was found in a bathroom.

Date: 12/16/2015 | Local News

Sprucing up ag studies

Snohomish teacher chosen to keep it interesting

Date: 12/15/2015 | Local News

Snohomish firm brings metal edge to design

In Ryan Gagnon's world, welding and metal fabrication give ideas solid form and an industrial edginess.From gates, stairways and railings, to bar stools, beer towers and stainless-steel countertops, to reclaimed-wood tables and wine-bottle holders — the list goes on...

Date: 12/14/2015 | Business

DelBene to speak to Democrats Monday

U.S. Rep. Susan DelBene will speak to the 1st Legislative District Democratic organization Monday.

Date: 12/11/2015 | South County Politics

Check out these recently reviewed dining options

Grouchy Chef4433 Russell Road No. 113, Mukilteo, 425-493-9754Specialty: Fine diningMukilteo’s Grouchy Chef is gourmet food with a side of shush

Date: 12/11/2015 | Entertainment

Divine decorations

Snohomish home dressed to the nines for Parlor Tour

Date: 12/10/2015 | Home and Garden

Flood hits Sky Valley

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

Date: 12/09/2015 | Local News

Skip Rock releases award-winning rum on Saturday

Skip Rock Distillers are releasing their Belle Rose Double Barrel Rum this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the distillery,104 Avenue C, Snohomish.

Date: 12/03/2015 | Hops & Sips

Snohomish’s Quilceda Creek nabs No. 2 wine in world

Pacific Northwest wines dominated the top of Wine Spectator magazine’s annual top 100 list, a compilation of the best wines in the world, according to the largest and most influential wine publication in the world.

Date: 11/28/2015 | Northwest Wines

Low voter turnout in south county still above county average

The voter turnout for the Nov. 3 general election in South Snohomish County was slightly higher than the countywide average.

Date: 11/27/2015 | South County Politics

Check out these recently reviewed dining options

It’s Black Friday, which means thousands of folks will be standing in long lines at local malls to save a few pennies on the latest and greatest Christmas gifts. Here’s a look at some recently reviewed restaurants near shopping centers that will help calm the craziest of Black Friday shoppers. For...

Date: 11/27/2015 | Entertainment

Ways to Give

Glacier Peak High students send care packages to soldiers

Date: 11/22/2015 | Local News

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