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The Fair continues to roll ‘til Labor Day

Doug Ramsay photo,

The Evergreen State Fair runs through Sept. 4. Carsen Monaghan of the Whatcom County town of Deming (right) does his best to stay on the log as he competes with Eric Towne of Flagstaff, Arizona in the log rolling demonstration as part of the International Lumberjack Shows at the Evergreen State Fair in Monroe on Sunday, Aug. 27.

Snohomish to get new police chief in September

SNOHOMISH — The city’s getting a new police chief soon. Police Chief John Flood, a lieutenant in the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, was recently promoted to captain and will be given other duties.

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$1.5 million claim made against Snohomish County

EVERETT — A woman filed a $1.5 million claim against Snohomish County last week over an incident where deputies arrived at her and her husband's home in June. The woman had her finger broken in a scuffle, but 911 call logs show medical aid was called off by an intervening sergeant multiple times. Four deputies in the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office were discliplined over the incident.

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Everett may offer $8.5 million to buy Health District’s HQ

EVERETT — The city is interested in buying the Snohomish Health District's headquarters on Rucker Avenue to place part of the public works department in a new home.

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Project captures farmers’ histories, and more voices wanted

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Longtime family farmers are being asked to sit down for an interview to capture and honor the area's history. Call the Snohomish County Farm Bureau if interested. Details inside.

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Western Heritage Center museum’s transfer will keep it open

MONROE — The Western Heritage Center at the Evergreen fairgrounds is set to be preserved from going under by going from independently owned to being part of the Snohomish County Parks system. Last week, the county confirmed the transfer.

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The Swifts are back in town next weekend

MONROE — The small birds dive into the chimney at the old Frank Wagner Elementary school on Saturday, Sept. 9.

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Clearview town hall discusses heroin, traffic issues

CLEARVIEW — Tough talk about opioid problems and the area's traffic woes punctuated the sparsely attended meeting.

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Store loading dock noise conversation may return to council

SNOHOMISH — People agitated by late night annoyances from area supermarkets convinced the City Council to put noise regulations back on its agenda.

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Search and Rescue celebrating 50 years

SNOHOMISH — More than 300 people came out to meet, thank and have fun with the lifesavers that comprise Snohomish County Volunteer Search and Rescue (SCVSAR) at its open house celebration at its headquarters on Taylor Landing north of town on Saturday.

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News bites for August 23

Snohomish veterans committee considered, yard waste bill surprises people, and more from the pages of The Snohomish County Tribune

Cycling with a mission:
One man's plan to ride 200 miles for diabetes awareness

EVERETT — In early September, an Everett man plans to take to the road again to raise money for diabetes awareness, a lone rider on his bicycle making connections one at a time on a route from Port Angeles, Washington to Seaside, Oregon.

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No bike park? Lord Hill Regional Park master plans get reset

SNOHOMISH — The county’s plans to add a mountain bike skills course at Lord Hill Regional Park is on pause. The Lord Hill Park plan was going to have a mountain bike area, but area neighbors as well as the equestrian community were up in arms about the traffic and potential rutting the bikes might cause.

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Carnegie’s future to go before public

SNOHOMISH — The city this week outlined a schedule to hold three open house meetings over the next eight months to tell the community about its plan for the building at First Street and Cedar Avenue. The 1968 annex that’s a wing of the building is still the most-talked about topic for the Carnegie. One group wants the annex gone, while another wants it preserved. Both groups have been meeting with City Hall.

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Pianos to hit Monroe streets

MONROE — In Monroe, local organizations are teaming up to put two pianos out on the streets for the public to play. The pianos were placed at the Boys and Girls Club and outside a downtown coffee shop this week.

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Opioid prescription abuse is more possible than you think

MONROE — A police oficer and a pharmacist walked into the senior center to explain why opioid abuse is happening, and how it's easy to get caught up in it. The presentation included information on how to properly dispose of medicines.

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Young filmmaker's space odyssey to premiere

MONROE — A young filmmaker who spent years developing, building and shooting — almost frame by frame — a full-length Claymotion sci-fi flick will see it put on the big screen shortly.

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Antique tractors to climb on

Benjamin Nimnich, 2 (left) and his brother Gideon, 4, (behind Benjamin) both of Mount Vernon play on their father’s 1948 International Harvester Farmall tractor while attending the 29th annual Stock and Antique Tractor Show and Threshing Bee at the Frohning Farm south of Monroe on Saturday, Aug. 12. Each year the three-day event presented by the Sky Valley Stock and Antique Tractor Club features a large display of farm and logging tractors from as early as the 1920s.


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