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Blueberry season in full swing


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Four-year-old’s, Hugo Bremer (left) and Adair Smith, both of Seattle, team up to pick blueberries at the Mountainview Blueberry Farm in Snohomish on Sunday, July 25. Many of the u-pick farms throughout the Snohomish Valley are presently in full swing operations.



Great day for Show and Shine


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A gentleman checks out the interior of Stan Pauley’s fully restored 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air decked out with 1950s memorabilia on display at the Kla-Ha-Ya Days Show and Shine car show in Snohomish on Sunday, July 18. Pauley, who lives in Woodinville, and his wife Pam have been become regulars at area car shows over the years, including participating in all of the various Snohomish shows. This year’s Show and Shine attracted hundreds of vehicles of all types and ages filling First Street as well as several of the side streets in downtown Snohomish.


Snohomish Council Pos. 7 has three prominent contenders

SNOHOMISH — Two former mayors and the head of the group Snohomish for Equity are challenging each other for a council seat. The August primary will narrow the field by one. Read the answers to questions the paper sent to the candidates.

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Snohomish mayoral candidates speak to issues

SNOHOMISH — Two prominent names in city politics and a newcomer who wants to revolutionize the city’s governance model are each aiming to advance from August’s primary election to November’s ballot. Read the answers to questions the paper sent to the candidates. Candidate Sam King missed deadline to provide responses.

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Man drove car into river to wash it...

MONROE — A Sultan man was cited for releasing an “unwholesome substance” into the Skykomish River at the Lewis Street boat launch. He put his car in the river and got stuck in a failed attempt to wash it. There are a lot of environmental impacts to washing motorboats, let alone cars, in rivers.

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Julie’s Licensing Services moves to cozier spot

EVERETT — Upended from its longtime home by Everett Community College, Julie’s Licensing Services reopened in the former Blue Moon Tavern building at 1331 Broadway after undertaking a full renovation. Julie's owner and namesake tells that she got lucky.

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Eastside Tire working to rebuild after fire

SNOHOMISH — On Monday, July 13, the rubble began being cleared away. How the fire that destroyed Eastside Tire on Avenue D started is not known, but it started behind the building. Its owners aim to have a new shop operating by next year, and says thank you for the community's kindness.

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Candidates for Everett District 5 differ on solving city issues

EVERETT — Three people are angling to represent residents in City Council District 5 covering southeast Everett.
They are Demi Chatters, Kelly M. Fox and Ben Zarlingo. All are making their first run for City Council. Read the answers to questions the paper sent to the candidates.

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Former Everett mayor Robert C. Anderson dies



Snohomish looks at how to create more affordable housing

SNOHOMISH — The City Council last week discussed affordable housing and the changes needed to the city’s zoning to meet its goals.
One of those plans requires different zoning laws, taking the town from largely single-family dwellings to having more multi-family housing to compensate for increased housing prices.

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Candidates for Everett District 3 diverge on transit, city approach

EVERETT — Two candidates for the council district covering western Everett — Don Schwab and Jacob Vail — are split on topics such as transit and taxes. Candidate Lacey Sauvageau did not respond in time to questions. Read the answers to questions the paper sent to the candidates.

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Candidate finding signs destroyed

SNOHOMISH — A Snohomish City Council candidate is finding her signs persistently destroyed while others are being largely untouched.

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Community rallies for family hit by fire

MONROE — The community’s outpouring of support is helping a family that lost their home in a fire last month to keep standing strong.

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Judge to decide on Walsh Hills housing development proposal

SNOHOMISH — A Superior Court judge is deciding whether the Walsh Hills subdivision can proceed in northeast Snohomish.

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City’s Pallet village begins sheltering its first homeless residents

EVERETT — Move-in week has begun at a much-debated shelter village for people experiencing homelessness near downtown Everett.

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Snohomish County loosens rules for add-on living spaces

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Wanting to diversify housing stock, the County Council has loosened the rules to let rural homeowners add more places to live on their property, also known as ADUs.

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Everett budget plans being developed in long shadow of deficit

EVERETT — The City of Everett has an estimated $16.5 million deficit next year, about $15 million in underexpenditures it can draw from, $20 million coming to it from the federal American Rescue Plan and $48 million in retired employee obligations to plan for.

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Gov. extends the clock on evictions, sets rules barring them

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — People behind on rent will have more time to resolve being in arrears under new orders made by Gov. Jay Inslee last week under the shadow of the state’s eviction moratorium ending June 30.

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Zion Lutheran’s new pastor fills long-awaited need

SNOHOMISH — After two years of temporary pastors, Zion Lutheran Church of Snohomish welcomed the Rev. Don Stults to lead their congregation.

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Coronavirus variants not seen widely but some carry extra punches

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Variants of the coronavirus that have mutations from the original, such as the UK variant, pose a risk vector in the fight against the infectious disease. Health officials also emphasize that unvaccinated individuals are still catching COVID-19 even though numbers are down.

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What can you do if you owe months of rent?

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — For thousands worried about having past-due rent, there is help.

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Snohomish intends to lower speeds to 20 mph, including on arterials

SNOHOMISH — Most City Council members have said they support a proposal to reduce speed limits to 20 mph across the main core of the city, including some arterial roads.
These arterials include Second Street, Avenue D, Avenue A, Fourth Street, Maple, Pine, Lincoln and part of Park Avenue.

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Free Friday music series at Lake Tye


Jim Scolman photo


Bailey and her mom Amy Brooks of Monroe dance to the country music of Megs McLean and her band Friday, July 9 at Lake Tye Park for the first of four city concerts called Music in the Park. A large crowd was brought out by the great weather. Bailey is age 5½ and said she has been dancing for a long time. Coming up, rock band BroHamm will play Friday, July 23 at 7 p.m. and ‘80s tribute band The Spazmatics plays July 30 at 7 p.m. The Stacy Jones Band played July 16.


 

  

 

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