Seems Like Yesterday

50 YEARS AGO (1959) Werner Realty Co. announced the addition of Dave Wiggins to the staff. Wiggins, a native of Kansas, where he attended the… Continue reading

Waterfront condos could start a tussle between Snohomish County, Shoreline

A proposal to build up to 3,500 condominiums on the southwesternmost tip of Snohomish County may be a distant speck on the development… Continue reading

Front Porch: Who wants chili?

Darrington Recreation &Education Foundation offers a chili feed and silent auction. It’s 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Darrington Community Center, 570 Sauk Ave.,… Continue reading

Woodway eyes $6 million Rosary Heights estate for town hall

If people here vote to purchase the grand Rosary Heights estate from an order of Dominican nuns later this year, the 15-acre property… Continue reading

Everett hosts thousands of Breast Cancer 3-Day walkers

EVERETT — Several thousand people who are walking this weekend to raise money to fight breast cancer will make their way through downtown Everett and… Continue reading

Woodway’s bond to buy convent failing

WOODWAY — Voters appear ready to tax themselves more to keep this town from dipping into its savings. They’re not quite ready, however, to say… Continue reading

Fire District 1 negotiates to take over service in Edmonds

Taxpayers in the city soon could get a discounted price on fire service from a fire department looking for customers. The only hitch?… Continue reading

Debate about Point Wells, Lake Roesiger projects draws crowds

EVERETT - Opposition to a high-density condominium project near Woodway and to building rural mini-cities dominated the Snohomish County Council’s annual land-use review on Wednesday.… Continue reading

Change marks Aug. 18 primary election

What do 83 men and women living in all corners of Snohomish County and a convent atop a hill in Woodway have in… Continue reading

Allied Waste reaches pact; Waste Management still talking

Trash collection is continuing today even though the contract with some workers has expired. Garbage haulers who work for Allied Waste tentatively agreed to sign… Continue reading

High winds bring down branches, power lines throughout county

LAKE STEVENS — Mike Vanney heard a crack, looked up and saw the tree coming down. About 16 inches at its base, the tree struck… Continue reading

Friday went by in a whoosh of wind

Whipping winds are gone, but rain is here to stay for at least another day. Easter egg hunters might need umbrellas today as showers are… Continue reading

Garbage haulers for Allied Waste tentatively agree to labor contract

Garbage haulers who work for Allied Waste have tentatively agreed to sign a new labor contract early Wednesday evening. While those workers should pick up… Continue reading

Public safety workers celebrate

Local emergency dispatchers are celebrating National Public Safety Telecommunicators’ Week by making a pledge to get active. Dispatchers at the Snohomish County… Continue reading

Darlene Fairley won’t seek re-election to state Senate

OLYMPIA — State Sen. Darlene Fairley, D-Lake Forest Park, sent colleagues an e-mail informing them she won’t seek re-election because she no longer enjoys the… Continue reading

Proposal would allow 18-story buildings in parts of south county

EVERETT — Buildings up to 18 stories could rise in dense, urban pockets throughout south Snohomish County with preliminary rules the County Council is scheduled… Continue reading

County studies new zoning for urban centers

EVERETT — Snohomish County leaders are preparing new development rules aimed at creating pedestrian-friendly clusters of shops and homes along major transit routes. The new… Continue reading

Outdoors Calendar

B.I.K.E.S. rides: Various starting locations; www.bikesclub.org. McClinchy Mile Ride, March 20 day-of-event registration is 8 to 11 a.m., course open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.,… Continue reading

Community Extra: Applause

HONORS Monroe police note employees’ efforts The Monroe Police Department held its annual department banquet Dec. 4. At the dinner, Police Chief Tim Quenzer presented… Continue reading

Snohomish County residential property tax bills ease

A steep drop in real-estate prices has finally eased tax bills slightly for most Snohomish County homeowners. Yearly notices mailed Friday average $99 less than… Continue reading