Smokey Point

Fire causes $50,000 damage at McDonald’s in Smokey Point

ARLINGTON – A blaze Sunday around 1 p.m. in a fry cooker closed the Smokey Point McDonald’s restaurant at 3529 172nd St. NE and caused… Continue reading

Man hospitalized after crashing into tree

Medics on Monday afternoon tried to revive an 84-year-old man whose pickup truck crashed into a tree. The Marysville man was eastbound… Continue reading

Work to close I-5 ramp at Smokey Point

ARLINGTON — The onramp from eastbound 172nd Street NE to southbound I-5 in Smokey Point is scheduled to be closed for up to a week… Continue reading

Smokey Point McDonald’s manager reports robbery

ARLINGTON — Police on Wednesday were looking for a man who tried to rob a woman Tuesday evening outside a fast food restaurant. Police were… Continue reading

New ramp to I-5 at Smokey Point to open Friday

Traffic flow onto I-5 at Smokey Point should start getting a little smoother as early as Friday. Although it could cause some initial confusion for… Continue reading

‘Harry Potter’ fans are ready for wizardry

For Harry Potter fans, the count down is on. Four days until witches, wizards, goblins and death eaters slither out of the pages… Continue reading

I-5 relief arrives in Smokey Point

SMOKEY POINT — Traffic flow onto I-5 at Smokey Point should start getting a little smoother as early as today. A new two-lane loop ramp… Continue reading

Randall Sinn, pastor at Faith Lutheran Church in Smokey Point

This story is part of a series on aptly named people. To read previous stories in the series, go to our Aptonyms page. Q: How… Continue reading

2-alarm fire destroys Arlington businesses

ARLINGTON – A two-alarm blaze destroyed two businesses this morning at the Smokey Point Plaza shopping center. Crews arrived around 3:20 a.m. and flames already… Continue reading

Smokey Point blogger’s challenge: Can you eat local all winter?

Laura McCrae is ready for winter. She has a quarter of beef, half a pig, 20 whole chickens, all locally raised, in her freezer. Canned… Continue reading

Cause still unknown from Smokey Point fire earlier this week

ARLINGTON - Authorities haven’t been able to determine the cause of a fire that caused more than $1 million damage to the Smokey Point Plaza… Continue reading

Booted from drive-in, flea market goes north

The Puget Park Drive-In was known for more than just movies. It also had a thriving flea market that brought people from all over the… Continue reading

Medical pot shop in Marysville ceases for now

MARYSVILLE — Operators of a medical marijuana dispensary agreed Wednesday to temporarily close their doors. Those who run Elevated Medical Treatment on Smokey Point Boulevard… Continue reading

Community Extra: Applause

HONORS Granite Falls Scout earns Eagle rank Jacob Brown of Granite Falls Boy Scout Troop 28 earned his Eagle Scout rank on May 20. Brown,… Continue reading

As fresh as it gets: Chicken from local hobby farms

I was planning to kill at least one chicken. Getting closer to where your food comes from is what eating locally and sustainably is all… Continue reading

Lake Stevens man up to Pepsi challenge

Now, this is pop art. Leif Hamar built two murals at the Navy Support Complex Commissary in Smokey Point. He fashioned colorful pop cartons, laid… Continue reading

Community Calendar

Meetings Arlington Kiwanis Club: 7 p.m. at the Arlington Boys &Girls Club every first and third Wednesday at 18513 59th Ave. NE, Arlington. Boeing Bluebills:… Continue reading

Who’s Who: "Red" Jacobsen, developer

SMOKEY POINT — Developer “Red” Jacobsen, creator of Park Place Center, Creekside Village and other structures in the Mill Creek Town Center, is dreaming again.… Continue reading

Ice cream vendor threatens rival in turf war, police say

It appears to have been a fight over Popsicles, rocket pops, ice cream sandwiches and other frozen novelty treats. “Ice cream wars are… Continue reading

Medical marijuana group is denied a business license in Marysville

MARYSVILLE — A group hoping to operate a medical marijuana co-op in Marysville with the blessing of city officials will not be able to do… Continue reading