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Pools available for lap swim

 


Doug Ramsay photo

Swimmers participate in an afternoon lap swim session at the Everett YMCA on Thursday, July 2.
While open swimming is still restricted, the YMCA pool facilities in Everett and Monroe, along with the Snohomish Aquatic Center have reopened for lap swimming.
Reservations are required for lap swims at the Everett Y. Call 425-258-9211 or members can use the “YMCA Snohomish County” mobile app to reserve a time. Day pass fees apply. But Everett residents do not need a Y membership. For lap swims at the Monroe Y, call 360-805-1879 or use the “YMCA Snohomish County” mobile app.
The Snohomish Aquatic Center recommends preregistration to swim. Call 360-568-8030 during its business hours or email swim@snohomishaquatic.com to make a reservation request. Only registered swimmers will be able to enter the Snohomish facility.


Tent city cleared from county campus

EVERETT — County officials cleared out an impromptu homeless encampment on the county campus July 5.
The order to vacate was posted July 1. A few dozen people began setting up tents in the campus plaza sometime last month. 

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Incoming Snohomish fire chief begins next month

SNOHOMISH — Snohomish County Fire District No. 4 will be getting a new chief Aug. 1.
Don Waller, who hails from Winthrop, Washington, and currently the deputy fire chief of District 4, will replace Ron Simmons, who retires at the end of July. Waller, who has been deputy chief since September 2019, will oversee 30 full-time firefighters, 25 part-time firefighters and a staff of seven.  

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Monroe farmers market open weekly


Jim Scolman photo

Reagan, age 2½, and mom Ashley from Monroe buy raspberries from the Lopez Bros. Farms stall at the Monroe Farmers Market, on Wednesday, June 24, in the parking lot of Galaxy Theatre. The market featured fruit, veggies, face shields and barbecued food. Other vendors offered metal and craft items for sale. The market opens every Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., June through August.

Stay safe this Fourth of July

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Learn the game plan for Fourth of July during this time of COVID-19. More on this story...



Kelso’s Kustom Meats celebrating 50-year anniversary

SNOHOMISH — Barbecue season is here, and this summer Kelso’s Kustom Meats is celebrating its 50-year anniversary.  More on this story...


Snohomish Town Hall works to reconcile issues

SNOHOMISH — People looking for solutions convened online last week in a city-organized town hall about racism and how to move forward from the events from May 31. More on this story...


Monroe school board taking applications for vacancy

MONROE — Applications are being taken for the Monroe School Board seat vacated by Jerry Martin. The deadline to apply is Thursday, July 9. Applications can be filed online or a copy can be printed at www.monroe.wednet.edu More on this story...


Company can conduct in-home COVID-19 test for vulnerable adults in Snohomish County

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — A way for people on Medicaid and Medicare to get checked for COVID-19. More on this story...


Man who attacked Snohomish family with baseball bat out on bail

SNOHOMISH — After being attacked outside her home May 31, a mom is wondering why the man who beat a boy with a baseball bat isn’t being held in jail. More on this story...


Collecting blood for animals-in-need

SNOHOMISH — In the U.S., it is estimated that every two seconds, someone is in need of a blood transfusion. Pets need blood transfusions, too. A local vet has a program to collect donations. More on this story...


Meal programs help keep kids fed over summer

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Free summer meals for anyone age 18 and younger will soon be offered Monday through Friday at sites within the Snohomish, Monroe and Everett school districts. Here’s a breakdown of summer meal service by school district. More on this story...


Everett Fire thinking about shift to regional fire authority

EVERETT — Exploratory discussions are ongoing, including a planned visit with the Mukilteo City Council on June 29 to talk about merging fire departments. More on this story...


Wearing a facial covering made mandatory statewide

Statewide, wearing a face covering became mandatory starting Friday, June 26 for both indoor and outdoor settings, government officials announced. More on this story...


Everett Mayor’s speech outlines police protocols

EVERETT — A copy of a June 10 speech by Mayor Cassie Franklin regarding police protocols. More on this story...


Yarn shop collecting knit goods to help domestic violence victims

SNOHOMISH — Country Yarns on Glen Avenue and friends of the shop have found a way to do their part and help the community.


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Everett fifth grader nominated for national medal

EVERETT — A fifth-grader from Garfield Elementary School in Everett has been awarded the AAA Lifesaver Award and has also been nominated for the national AAA Lifesaving Medal.


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Council authorizes listing historic Culmback as surplus

EVERETT — An appraiser told the city the Culmback Building is worth $2.275 million. The City Council said OK to letting it be listed as city surplus, but wants to ensure the historic building's appearance is retained. More on this story...


Two months later, Monroe woman Kenna Harris is still missing

MONROE — Kenna Harris, 25, has been missing since March 31. More than two months later, her family, friends and the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit continue to search for information that may help in locating her.


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Teen injured in conflict during flare-up Monday, June 1


Snohomish saw no riot Sunday; area Antifa says it did not post message that drew people to First Street

SNOHOMISH — First Street did not see a large-scale protest like what happened in Seattle and Bellevue in response to George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis by a police officer, but rumors that rioters were coming had people lining the sidewalk Sunday, May 31 just in case. The group pinpointed as being the source that Antifa would convene in Snohomish says it never said this. More on this story...

Photo gallery from Sunday, May 31 activity in Snohomish

Outrage in Snohomish over situation, leadership response to May 31 events

SNOHOMISH — Political backlash and public disappointment over last week’s events is turning divisive. More on this story...


Everett’s senior center members fear closure will last for years

EVERETT — The city’s closure of the Carl Gipson Senior Center in a multimillion dollar city budget cut has its members feeling apprehensive that the center is lost forever and will be sidelined in future budget decisions. Its former director came up with a proposal how to finance its reopening, but this is debated. More on this story...







 

  

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