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Harper Carden, 5, of Marysville holds on to her pygmy goat and waits her turn, while her grandmother Julie Davis of Arlington walks her goat past the judges during the annual Evergreen Pygmy Goat Association show at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe on Saturday, March 25. Over 70 goats from all over the Northwest participated in the judging this year, with the youngest being just three-months-old.

Losing a town fixture: Snohomish’s J.C. Penney store is
on list of store closures, but people don’t want to lose it

SNOHOMISH — People have been calling or emailing the J.C. Penney corporate offices imploring them to keep the Snohomish store at Second and Pine open after it showed up on a store closure list.

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Snohomish council keeps marijuana ballot date for November

SNOHOMISH — The City Council decided in a 6-1 vote to keep the retail marijuana advisory vote on the November election ballot at a contentious council meeting.

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Questions raised at Lord Hill Park meeting

SNOHOMISH — More than 70 people, with varied interests in the future of Lord Hill Regional Park, packed a meeting room at the Snohomish Library recently to gather information, discuss problems and ask questions about the park’s future.

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Officer Southard a man with a healthy sense of humanity

MONROE — Police officer Jason Southard has seen it all.

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$3 million offer for Longfellow could resurrect nonprofit museum

EVERETT — An anonymous donor has offered $3 million for the former Longfellow school, which could save it from the wrecking back and give a home to the Everett Museum of History.

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Neighborhood block watches aim to launch across Snohomish

SNOHOMISH — A group is forming a grassroots citywide coalition of block watches, with hopes to be up and running by late spring.

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Lord Hill Park plan stirs neighbors

Several horse riders along with a group of hikers in the distance take advantage of a rare sunny day on Sunday, March 19 to head out for a ride along one of the many trails in Lord Hill Park southeast of Snohomish. The 1,480-acre park is the largest in the county and is covered by trails that are used daily by hikers, joggers, equestrian riders and bike riders.

SNOHOMISH — In recent months, the county’s Parks and Recreation Department has hosted a handful of stakeholder meetings with represent-atives from different groups that have interest in the park — hikers, mountain bikers, equestrians, bird-watchers, homeowners and others — as part of updating the park’s master plan.A proposed mountain bike skills course is raising concerns. Link to story...

A Snohomish man’s journey to Zambia to help save lives

Willie Dickerson of Snohomish spent two weeks in Zambia as part of an envoy of volunteers to get a first hand picture of the world policy programs he and others advocate for.

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Snohomish teens are building a tiny house

SNOHOMISH — Last week, a group of sophomore to senior boys in the twilight of their high school days were working on the tiny structure’s framing. Their deadline to finish the house was about two weeks away. Their tiny house will be shown at the CTE Showcase of Skills in Olympia on March 27 before Gov. Jay Inslee and other luminaries.

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Snohomish approves contested long-term garbage contract

SNOHOMISH — The City Council approved having Snohomish sign a new contract with Republic Services of Lynnwood for solid waste or garbage collection.

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New senior center director Burlison tied to town

SNOHOMISH — The new director of the Snohomish Senior Center planted roots in Snohomish a long time ago.
The Snohomish Senior Center hired new executive director Sharon Burlison, 53, from a pool of candidates after director Bob Dvorak left to lead Everett’s senior center in November.
Burlison begins March 20.

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