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Light-hearted fun in vintage wear

Doug Ramsay photo

David Chamness (left), Brenda Chamness (center), both of Shoreline, wear vintage tweed clothing, while Marc McDaniel sports a vintage police uniform, as they head down the Centennial Trail to Snohomish. The three were participating in the annual Snohomish Tweed
Ride from Machias to Snohomish on Saturday, Sept. 19, in which riders dress in attire appropriate to 1899. It is sponsored by the Historic Downtown Snohomish Association. While usually participants ride as a group, this year due to COVID-19, participants rode in smaller groups or individually.

Preservation plan builds for Wood Creek forest

EVERETT — A nearly hundred-acre woody watershed once seen as
at-risk to development could be protected for its long-term future as the city is working toward a solution that may include joining with an environmental group for the site plan.

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Young students may have option to attend school inside classrooms in near future

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — The health district released an update Thursday, Sept. 10 stating that elementary students could possibly be back in classrooms by the end of the month. School District superintendents are now assessing next steps.

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Two Glacier Peak High students working to supply PPE to schools for safe reopening

SNOHOMISH — Two Glacier Peak students have co-founded a West Coast branch of a charity organization focused on raising money to equip local schools with Personal Protective Equipment. 

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School districts reduce staff as no kids at campuses

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — The current need for online and remote learning has reduced the need for support staff in local school districts, which affects custodians, school bus drivers, and other classified staff in the Monroe, Snohomish and Everett school districts.

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Countywide burn ban now includes no recreational fires

Everett’s zoning rewrite moves a step forward

EVERETT — The city’s overhaul of its planning code, named “Rethink Zoning,” will proceed to the City Council with the planning commission voting 6-1 to send a recommendation of support.

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Series of Everett council districts comment meetings concludes Thursday, Sept 17

EVERETT —The map to be used for the shakeup of City Council seats using elections by geographical districts is almost ready for final public comments. A public input meeting is Sept. 17. The Districting Commission plans to discuss it further on Oct. 5, and ultimately, the commission will send a final map to city elected leaders for authorization before early November. More on this story...

Class of ‘21 opens their year

Doug Ramsay photo

Breanne Barrow, hands balloons to students of Monroe High School’s senior class Wednes-day Sept. 9. In an annual tradition, the senior class gather at sunrise on the first day of the school year at Lake Tye Park where they release balloons and take a class photo. Several parents along with the senior class ASB student council organized this year’s event.

Not much wiggle room in Everett’s budget balancing plan

EVERETT —The city has figured out a balanced budget on paper which appears to be contingent that it get $1 million in concessions from its municipal employee unions. Some cuts made during 2020 appear to be staying for 2021 as there's not much wiggle room for alternatives.

See next week's Tribune for a story on the 2021 budget release.

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Everett Council reverses, agrees to take grant that would pay for up to 16 police officers

EVERETT —The City Council put the item on its agenda Sept. 2 and voted 6-1 to authorize taking a $6 million federal C.O.P.S. grant that pays to add up to 16 police officers for Everett Police.

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Snohomish City Council vacancy open for applications

SNOHOMISH — Applications are being taken for a vacant City Council seat throughout this month.

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Residential development of 113 homes proposed along Terrace Avenue

SNOHOMISH — The site of the former Delta Rehabilitation Center on Terrace Avenue has been sold and a residential development of 113 single-family houses called Walsh Hills will be built in its place.

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Locals sign-wave to “save the post office”

Doug Ramsay photo

A group demonstrating in support of the U.S. Postal Service, and protesting the cutbacks to the agency, try to get the attention of motorists on Avenue D in Snohomish in front of the shoppng center that includes the post office on Saturday, Aug. 29.

People demonstrated outside the Snohomish Post Office with signs to express support in response to recent changes at the U.S. Postal Service. More on this story...

Antibody tests done to blood donations may help patients

SNOHOMISH COUNTY —Your blood donation could now directly assist in the fight against the coronavirus. More on this story...

Midtown Task Force conducts preference survey

SNOHOMISH — The Midtown Task Force held its second meeting Aug. 25 to survey the public opinion on the urban design of future Midtown District buildings. More on this story...

Snohomish sets up utility bill support
and rent relief program for city residents

SNOHOMISH — The City Council last week adopted an ordinance implementing a utility support and rent relief grant program for residents of Snohomish. Applications are due by the end of September. More on this story...

Swifty Creek drainage overflows made lakes

SNOHOMISH — Residents of the Village at Snohomish condominiums along Ford Avenue, and surrounding homes, have dealt with the flooding of Swifty Creek for decades. Lately, some work is being done. More on this story...

Smoothly skimming the river

Greg Silsby photo

The balloon “Olympic,” piloted by Jay Woodward of Balloon Depot, glides over the Snohomish River. The photographer writes: “I know I am just one of many Snohomish area residents who are thrilled to watch these flights over our beautiful area again. They seem to have a calming influence in a stormy time.”



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