Brier

A family of four escaped a fire in their home's garage without injuries Saturday night in Brier. (South County Fire)

Brier family escapes harm after fire in garage

The two-story house in the 22800 block of Brier Road had an estimated $150,000 in damages, per South County Fire.

 

Michael Catlett

Brier ex-police chief sues city over employee’s ‘intolerable’ behavior

Michael Catlett cited city-clerk treasurer Paula Swisher’s “inappropriate” behavior and mayoral inaction. Catlett resigned last year.

 

About a block long, Brier’s main commercial strip consists of a pizza restaurant, hair salon, coffee hut and convenience store. Sales tax revenue for the city actually increased during the pandemic as online ordering surged.  (Lizz Giordano for Crosscut)

Why Brier and other small cities turned down federal relief

The mayor decided they didn’t need the $1.9 million and the extra paperwork it would have involved.

 

Gustavo Balderas

Edmonds schools superintendent leaving for new job in Oregon

Gustavo Balderas will lead the Beaverton School District, that state’s third-largest. He will start there in July.

Gustavo Balderas
Logo for news use featuring the municipality of Brier in Snohomish County, Washington. 220118

Brier’s police staffing challenge clashes with COVID concerns

Some residents said they would be apprehensive about hiring unvaccinated officers who have applied.

Logo for news use featuring the municipality of Brier in Snohomish County, Washington. 220118
A crew member carries plywood to steathe a roof as of the Home Repair Service Program Friday morning in Brier, Washington on January 14, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Habitat for Humanity program helps Brier homeowners stay put

The nonprofit’s Home Repair Service program gave a senior couple a new roof — and hope.

A crew member carries plywood to steathe a roof as of the Home Repair Service Program Friday morning in Brier, Washington on January 14, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Top: Derek Daniels (left) and Maya Ojalehto. Bottom: Rashawn Smith (left) and David Chan.

Taxes divide candidates in South County Fire race

Rashawn Smith said David Chan has “disparaged” his constituents. The firefighters’ union endorsed the newcomer.

Top: Derek Daniels (left) and Maya Ojalehto. Bottom: Rashawn Smith (left) and David Chan.
Dale Kaemingk (left) and Hisham Othman.

Small-town policing takes center stage in Brier mayoral race

This quiet south Snohomish County city of about 6,500 residents is down to two police officers. For the two candidates running for mayor,… Continue reading

Dale Kaemingk (left) and Hisham Othman.

Down to 2 police officers, Brier reaches out to the county

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office will provide police services to Brier for the next six months.

Aerial view of 14th Ave. extension looking north. (Snohomish County Public Works)

Public outcry halts Brier-area road extension plan

The Snohomish County Council delayed a vote on the project amid traffic and environmental concerns.

Aerial view of 14th Ave. extension looking north. (Snohomish County Public Works)
Tom Campbell, who as a legislative staffer, helped write the original 1990 Growth Management Act, stands in the  eco-friendly subdivision called Clearwater Commons on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 in Bothell, Washington. House Bill 1099, which would update Washingtonճ Growth Management Act, moves to the Senate after House approval. Campbell wants Snohomish County to move ahead with climate-friendly regulations, in parallel if not ahead of updated state law. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Bill would add climate-change factors to state planning law

Backers say HB 1099 would limit sprawl and cut greenhouse gases. Critics fear it would hurt housing options.

Tom Campbell, who as a legislative staffer, helped write the original 1990 Growth Management Act, stands in the  eco-friendly subdivision called Clearwater Commons on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 in Bothell, Washington. House Bill 1099, which would update Washingtonճ Growth Management Act, moves to the Senate after House approval. Campbell wants Snohomish County to move ahead with climate-friendly regulations, in parallel if not ahead of updated state law. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Rex Caldwell at his home workshop where he makes the majority of his donation pieces on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020 in Brier, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Why the former Mukilteo police chief loves Snohomish County

Why I Love It Here is an occasional series in The Herald. Today’s essay is written by Rex Caldwell.

Rex Caldwell at his home workshop where he makes the majority of his donation pieces on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020 in Brier, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Mead and Carrington lead in Snohomish County Council race

Mead and Carrington lead in Snohomish County Council race

Incumbent PUD Commissioner Sid Logan will likely face Rob Toyer for a spot on the utility board.

Mead and Carrington lead in Snohomish County Council race
Four vie for county council district 4 post

Four vie for county council district 4 post

The seat represents Mill Creek, part of Bothell, Mountlake Terrace and unincorporated parts of the county.

Four vie for county council district 4 post
Experts: Meteor likely caused boom heard around Puget Sound

Experts: Meteor likely caused boom heard around Puget Sound

Residents on both sides of the water, in Kitsap and Snohomish counties, reported hearing the bang Wednesday.

Experts: Meteor likely caused boom heard around Puget Sound
Please, don’t squeeze the avocados — or the Charmin

Please, don’t squeeze the avocados — or the Charmin

Under supermarket COVID-19 rules, touch only what you buy. Stay in the right lane. Don’t be a cranky pants.

Please, don’t squeeze the avocados — or the Charmin
Brier man honored for his music about farmworkers’ struggle

Brier man honored for his music about farmworkers’ struggle

Lifelong musician Juan Manuel Barco’s songs in the corrido style focus on land rights, immigration and more.

Brier man honored for his music about farmworkers’ struggle
Fireworks ban approved in parts of south Snohomish County

Fireworks ban approved in parts of south Snohomish County

Fireworks won’t be allowed in South County Fire’s service area, the county council has decided.

Fireworks ban approved in parts of south Snohomish County

Brier woman charged in Seattle crash that killed 2, injured 2

A family was visiting from Los Angeles and were sightseeing when an out-of-control car struck them.