North County Update

Arlington: Volunteers needed for EMS levy

The city of Arlington is looking for people to serve on the emergency medical services levy committee.

Committee members will prepare statements for voter pamphlets. Statements will advocate either for approval or rejection of the permanent EMS levy on the Nov. 2 ballot.

Applicants need to submit a letter of interest that includes name, phone number, e-mail address and preference for or against the levy.

The application deadline is Friday. Submit applications to Arlington EMS Levy Committee, 238 N. Olympic Ave., Arlington, WA 98223 or e-mail to kbanfield@

More info: 360-403-3441.

Citizens academy seeking applications

The Arlington Police Department is offering a free 13-week law enforcement academy for 20 people who live in the city. Those who participate will learn the day-to-day operations of a police department.

The academy runs 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays, Aug. 26 to Nov. 18, in the City Council chambers behind the downtown police station, 110 E. Third St.

Applications are available at the station and are accepted until Tuesday.

More info: 360-403-3400.

Golf tournament to raise money for signs

City employees are running a golf tournament Saturday, with proceeds going for “Welcome to Arlington” signs and Arlington Kids Kloset.

The Arlington Open Golf Scramble is set for 8:30 a.m. at Gleneagle Golf Course, 7619 Country Club Drive, Arlington.

More info: Call the city permit center today at 360-403-3551.

Darrington: Public invited to powwow

The Suak-Suiattle Tribe’s annual powwow continues today through Sunday at the 4 Cedars on Highway 530 at mile marker 54, near the tribal offices northeast of Darrington.

Parking and admission are free. Dancing and drumming contests and stick games, as well as food and crafts for sale, are part of the event.

More info:

Granite Falls: Library Board has vacancy

Applications are due at 4 p.m. today for volunteers hoping to fill an opening on the library board.

The board offers support and advice to the mayor and City Council on the planning, management, use and care of the library and its services. Board members meet at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of February, May, September and November.

The position is to fill a term that expires in February.

More info: 360-691-6441.

Stanwood: Fair marks its 80th year

The 80th annual Stanwood-Camano Community Fair is held from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. today through Sunday at the fairgrounds at Pioneer Highway and 64th Avenue NW.

More info: www.stanwood

Warm Beach: Volunteer as firefighter

North County Fire and Emergency Management Services is accepting applications from those who want to become volunteer firefighters.

North County firefighters and paramedics cover more than 100 square miles of north Snohomish County.

Applications are available at the Fire District’s office, 19727 Marine Drive, or at www.north and are due by Aug. 31.

More info: 425-754-4342.

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