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A kiss for good luck

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Bar owner Mark “Chewey” Nuss receives a kiss on the nose from Snohomish Slew as part of the pre-GroundFrog Day celebration
at Fred’s on First Street. GroundFrog Day will be this Saturday, Jan. 27 at the Avenue A gazebo off of First Street with family-friendly festivities starting at 12:30 p.m. and a follow-on event will be at 2 p.m. at the Snohomish Aquatic Center, 516 Maple Ave.


Snohomish Police Department to gain outreach officer

SNOHOMISH — The Police Department is poised to welcome a community outreach deputy as it says goodbye to its only K-9 handler and dog team.The exact job profile is still in the conceptual stage according to Rogers, but is influenced by work done by the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office’s (SCSO) Office of Neighborhoods.
Homeless outreach is one key function for the Office of Neighborhoods.

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Second Street revamps in development

SNOHOMISH — In Snohomish, Second Street might get a new look for safety in the coming years.
The city shared some priorities for a Second Street upgrade and laid a preliminary course of action at the Jan. 16 council meeting.
On-street parking restrictions, roadway channelization and traffic signal coordination between Highway 9 and Lincoln Avenue are all suggested for Second Street.

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GroundFrog Day will be Jan. 27 in the afternoon

SNOHOMISH — Snohomish Slew is so much more than a handsome face and at the 13th annual GroundFrog Day, Jan. 27 from 12:30 to 2 p.m., festivalgoers will get to see the triple-threat bullfrog in all his amphibian glory.

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Vegas, San Fran and more: Alaska Air announces its Paine Field destinations

EVERETT — Alaska Airlines announced last week it will have nonstop service to eight cities from Paine Field as soon as airline service begins this fall. The airline plans to make 13 daily departures.

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Plan for Sky River Park to be discussed Jan. 31

MONROE — The city’s updated Parks Master Plan was presented to the city Park Board Jan. 18 and adoption of the plan is slated for the Feb. 6 City Council meeting.
There will be an open house at City Hall, 806 W. Main St., on Wednesday, Jan. 31 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. where the city will share and solicit ideas for replacing the Skykomish River Park playground.

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New hub to streamline helping homeless people

EVERETT — A pilot project to open 44 beds up to homeless people for temporarily placement will be a step toward rehabilitating the county's most chronically homeless people.

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Snohomish block watch efforts may soon go digital

SNOHOMISH — Leaders in the city's neighborhood block watch efforts plan to soon put out a starter kit online for people interested in keeping a look out.

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New Carnegie plans have lower cost figures

SNOHOMISH — Revised plans for the Carnegie Building that include demolishing the annex and restoring the original 1910 footprint cut the cost almost in half, but at the moment financing the project in whole is contingent to a state request for $2 million. The city's putting upo $1.65 million.

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A heart for a home miles away

SNOHOMISH — A family has embraced bringing a better life to kids in Bali, Indonesia through a nonprofit set up locally.

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City-led Everett council districts measure discussed

EVERETT — The City Council is bringing geographic representation back into discussion with a new public process likely culminating in putting a city-led initiative on November’s ballot.

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Profiles of People: “Intentions”

He's walked the El Camino, retired from Boeing, is part of a state mining board and teaches children how to read. However, one of the most rewarding surprises yet in Mike Dunican's life came just last year.

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Snohomish youth football team to appear at NFL Pro Bowl

SNOHOMISH — The Snohomish Boys & Girls Club Legion of 12s flag football team will be flying all the way to Orlando, Florida Jan. 24 after winning a championship playoff spot from sweeping a Seahawks-sponsored regional tournament in Renton in November.

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Using drones to monitor flames

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — A new tool has been added to the arsenal of one fire district that could lead to better response to emergencies, and better public safety coordination.

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