Smokey Point

Ways to give: How to help others this holiday season

Snohomish County has many nonprofit groups that provide programs and services to children, families, seniors and students in our communities. Each depends on financial help,… Continue reading

Police chase on I-5 ends in crash and arrest

A Burien man, 38, was arrested early Tuesday morning after a lengthy police pursuit that started near Smokey Point. A Washington State Patrol… Continue reading

Fire damages Smokey Point apartment building

Fire damaged an apartment in Smokey Point Tuesday afternoon, officials said. Arlington Fire Department crews were called to the 3200 block of Smokey… Continue reading

Mental health services expanding in county

After years of cutbacks and closures of in-patient mental health programs in Snohomish County, there are plans to open new units in Everett, Smokey Point… Continue reading

Highway 531 hasn’t kept up with growth in Smokey Point area

It wasn’t that long ago that this community between Marysville and Arlington was more rural than urban, its principal landmark a local… Continue reading

UW maternal clinic opens in Smokey Point

SMOKEY POINT ­­— The fast-growing community of Smokey Point is gaining a university-based medical clinic that specializes in healthcare for women with difficult or dangerous… Continue reading

It’s a great time of year to fall in love with lavender

This purple flower is more than a pretty bloom. The fragrant herb lavender does it all: freshens closets, flavors foods, soothes nerves and spices up… Continue reading

Donations dry up after rest stop’s ‘free coffee’ sign comes down

SMOKEY POINT — Free coffee flows at rest stops on I-5 near Smokey Point but the stream of donations to nonprofits that provide the liquid… Continue reading

Police seek witnesses in chase that led to fatal crash

Detectives want to speak with anyone who may have seen motorcycle riders trying to outrun Washington State Patrol troopers in what became a… Continue reading

Bicyclist hurt in collision with motorcycle

An Arlington man, 44, was hospitalized after being struck by a motorcycle on Saturday. The man was riding a bicycle when he was… Continue reading

Smokey Point Carnival aims for higher attendance in year 2

James Eubanks hopes that four new rides, a variety of food and a family day with live country music will nearly double… Continue reading

3 companies vie for mental health business

No one disputes the need for more psychiatric beds in Snohomish County. There’s only one place offering adult, in-patient psychiatric services to serve the county’s… Continue reading

Cause of fatal Smokey Point fire undetermined

Investigators have ruled out suspicious causes in a fatal fire in Smokey Point on Feb. 4. They were unable to pinpoint what… Continue reading

County’s first pot shop is run by mother and son

SMOKEY POINT — Cascade Kropz, Snohomish County’s first legal marijuana shop, is a family affair. Off Smokey Point Boulevard, at the end of a gravel… Continue reading

Closing sale begins for The Plant Farm at Smokey Point

The Plant Farm at Smokey Point announced this week that it’s closing after 20 years in business. The store at 15022 Twin… Continue reading

Closures leave Arlington grocery shoppers with limited options

ARLINGTON — Local shoppers and city leaders are hoping to see a couple new grocery stores come to town soon. The back-to-back closures of Haggen… Continue reading

Accident sends one Stanwood man to hospital, one to jail

Smokey Point— A Stanwood man was injured early Sunday morning when the motorcycle he was riding was hit by a car. The 18-year-old was taken… Continue reading

Bid for new psychiatric hospital denied

at least for now. The state… Continue reading

Smokey Point playground renovated in boys’ memory

SMOKEY POINT — They remembered two little boys Tuesday with love and generosity and the joyful noise of children at play. Hunter and Wyatt Ruthven… Continue reading

Cop, 2 others injured in collision; police dog also hurt

SMOKEY POINT — An Arlington police officer and his police dog received minor injuries in a two-car collision Wednesday night while they were headed with… Continue reading