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Volunteers to scrub trashed banks of Sky this Saturday

MONROE — Saturday’s Skykomish River Cleanup starts at 10 a.m. and should last most of the day. Meet at 19918 Niederle Road, a side road from Highway 203 south of the bridge. If you reach Ben Howard Road, you’ve gone too far.

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Northwest rodeo action

Bull rider Bryan Perry of Kimberly, Idaho hits the ground after being tossed by the bull during the bullriding competition at the Buzz Inn Hell on Hooves rough stock rodeo on Saturday, Feb. 18. The annual event at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe highlights some of the best bull, bareback and saddle bronc riders from the Northwest. The rodeo also featured barrel racing and let young children from the audience try out riding on the back of a sheep for “mutton bustin’.”

How the county’s biodiesel-making effort in Cathcart flopped

CATHCART — What happened with Snohomish County's attempt to become a regional center for biodiesel?

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Snohomish wants ideas for Averill master plan

SNOHOMISH — The public was surveyed at recent meetings on how to reshape the Averill Youth Complex block, which includes the Hal Moe Pool site and Snohomish Boys & Girls Club.

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New Mukilteo ferry terminal to start construction this summer

MUKILTEO — The new terminal, set to open in late 2019, should be bigger, faster and safer. A meeting last week outlayed the Washington Department of Transportation's plans.

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The case of fish escaping out of Blackmans Lake

SNOHOMISH — Fish planted in Blackmans Lake are escaping to waters they shouldn’t, and the city, at the request of the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife, is looking to block their passage.

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Hike of the Month: Ebey's Landing

Whidbey Island's wild coast offers views from up high that are to behold.

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Councilman Tom Hamilton is city's new mayor as Guzak steps down

SNOHOMISH — The city has a new mayor, Tom Hamilton, after Councilwoman Karen Guzak gave her mayoral resignation during last week’s council meeting.
Guzak will remain on council, and explains why she exited from her position.

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New Councilman Jason Sanders plans to listen to public

SNOHOMISH — Councilman Jason Sanders wants to hear from you.

Sanders has not decided yet if he will run for the seat he currently sits in on council in November.

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Plan puts adult treatment center within Denney

EVERETT — A plan to have mental health and chemical dependency patients be housed at an unused partition of the Denney Juvenile Justice Center is being weighed.

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Saving lives in remote places

Snohomish County Volunteer Search and Rescue can use your help

— For 50 years, these crews have responded to the call to trek into the wildnerness to find the lost, missing and vulnerably injured. The volunteer group responds to missions at all hours and is already seeing more missions come in for 2017. More ...

Matthew House gives families of prisoners help and hope

MONROE — The often forgotten family members of the incarcerated, most of whom being women and children, are the reason Matthew House created its support network in Monroe.

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