Woman’s death in lion cage was accident, family says

Family members of a 24-year-old intern killed by a lion at a California animal park said Friday they believe the facility followed… Continue reading

3 mayoral jobs at stake on south county ballots

Voters in south Snohomish County will elect three mayors, 19 city council members and a County Council member on their 2013 ballots. Brier, Lynnwood and… Continue reading

South county fire authority check-ins, final roundup

Here’s the final breakdown of who’s still participating in talks about forming a regional fire authority in south Snohomish County. (See background here.) Edmonds: Out… Continue reading

Around Snohomish, Island counties

Brier: Disaster preparedness class The Emergency Services Coordinating Agency in Brier is offering disaster preparedness classes to Snohomish and King county residents. CERT (Community Emergency… Continue reading

Deadline set for south Snohomish County fire authority

South Snohomish County officials have agreed to decide by Feb. 6 whether to proceed with plans for a regional fire authority and who would be… Continue reading

South county fire authority check-ins, round two

The first half of in-or-out votes have wrapped up this week regarding the potential regional fire authority in south Snohomish County. (See last post here.)… Continue reading

Regional fire plan on the back burner

Voters won’t see a proposed regional fire authority in south Snohomish County on the ballot this year after all. Getting about a half-dozen… Continue reading

Calif. animal park reopens after fatal lion attack

A California animal sanctuary where an African lion killed a 24-year-old intern reopened to the public Sunday with the support of the… Continue reading

Congressman Larsen in Brier Saturday

Congressman Rick Larsen plans to host a community coffee in Brier Saturday. Larsen will meet citizens from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Brier… Continue reading

Voters in Mountlake Terrace, Brier to get primary ballots that will decide nothing

More than 11,500 voters in Mountlake Terrace and a few thousand more in Brier will get ballots for the August primary although they have nothing… Continue reading

SeaScare parade a Brier parks tradition

Every year before school gets out, the Brier parks board breaks out Barnacle Billy. A board member dons Billy, the homemade sea-creature costume,… Continue reading

Lion that killed wildlife volunteer from Brier was healthy

A state report says a lion shot dead in March by deputies after it mauled a volunteer at a California wildlife park… Continue reading

County Council’s District 4 seat will have a new face

Terry Ryan’s campaign for Snohomish County’s District 4 has been in overdrive since early this year. Ryan, a Democrat, has lined up a… Continue reading

Meet Barnacle Billy, Brier’s truly unusual mascot

They needed a mascot. So Barnacle Billy was born. In 2004, the city of Brier’s parks board was gearing up for the third… Continue reading

Statements from Brier mayoral candidates

Incumbent Brier Mayor Bob Colinas faces challenger Adam Gregorich in the Nov. 5 election. It is the only contested Brier City government position on the… Continue reading

Brier man dies of injuries from skateboard accident

A 19-year-old Brier man who was hurt Aug. 30 in a skateboarding accident in Mountlake Terrace has died from his injuries. Daniel… Continue reading

Ham radio courses offered in Brier

Brier: Amateur radio courses offered The Emergency Services Coordinating Agency in south Snohomish County plans amateur radio or “ham radio” license courses starting Sept. 30.… Continue reading

Political newcomer challenges Brier mayor

Bob Colinas, seeking a third term as mayor of Brier, is challenged in his re-election bid by Adam Gregorich, a manager for AT&T… Continue reading

Council’s swing district at stake in Somers, Vallo race

Dave Somers wants to address some unfinished business if elected to a third term on the Snohomish County Council. The Monroe Democrat has… Continue reading


The Mill Creek-based Walkers For Knockers, a team of eight planning to participate in the 3-Day Breast Cancer Walk, have organized two fundraising events to… Continue reading