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Local roller derbier brings home gold


Photo courtesy R.L. Robertson

Snohomish derbier Lacey Ramon skates in the Team USA and Friends Scrimmage in Seattle on Jan. 20
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SNOHOMISH — Lacey Ramon, known in roller derby circles at Carmen Getsome, is more than a tough veteran in the sport. She's also now a two-time winner in the sport's World Cup after going overseas to compete earlier in February. More on this story...


Carnegie talks take next turn March 6

SNOHOMISH — The city expects the March 6 meeting to be a packed house as the City Council will vote whether to move forward with the next step for the site’s revitalization. The meeting will be in a different venue at the Snohomish Senior Center.

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Balancing act sought on downtown methadone clinic talks

EVERETT — The City Council is kicking the conversation on whether to allow a methadone clinic downtown forward to look at broader options. However it chooses to proceed, the city likely must act on the issue.

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4.0 student at Jackson also a force on the wrestling mat

EVERETT — Maggie Telford, a sophomore at Jackson High School, made Timberwolf history earlier this month by becoming the school’s first female wrestler to compete in a state tournament in nine years.

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Everett considering letting more marijuana stores open up

EVERETT — The city’s planning commission is revisiting how many marijuana retailers can operate within city limits and where, with a possible recommendation for more lax regulations to hand over to the City Council as early as this spring. 

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Center gives people a place to belong

MONROE — A new center is providing people with issues such as seizures, autism, and other issues a place to belong. It’s new in downtown, and the story here is that there a so few centers for adults in the county. This one is the closest one versus Everett and Carnation

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Volunteer commission may take on Snohomish social issues

SNOHOMISH — There is a push to have a volunteer group, the city's Public Safety Commission, be tasked with developing solutions and plans for homelessness, mental health and opioids locally. The commission currently discusses crime issues and is working to organize citywide neighborhood block watches.

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Children bring a little love to local seniors

SNOHOMISH — A group of third graders spread some love to their "senior buddies" for Valentine's Day.

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Late-night store noises continue to annoy neighbors

SNOHOMISH — Late night noise continues to annoy neighbors, but it looks like the city is trying to act. The issue is from loading trucks and street sweepers at stores such as Fred Meyer, Haggen and Safeway that’s been plaguing neighbors. They say the noises ramp up as early as 3:50 a.m. The city heard from neighbors on Tuesday night and Mayor John Kartak held a staff meeting the next morning to promptly tackle the issue.

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Monroe − YMCA deal opens public pool time

MONROE — A new deal will allow the public to get free, limited access to the Sky Valley Y on Fryelands Boulevard.

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Train fans statewide convene


Doug Ramsay photo

Robbie Winter, 11, of Mill Creek runs a small freight train along the Pacific Northwest On30 Modular group’s display during the 27th annual Model Train Show and Market Place at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe on Saturday, Feb. 24. The two-day weekend event has become a tradition for train fans young and old every year. The event sponsored by the United Northwest Model Railroad Club attracts model railroad clubs and vendors from throughout the Northwest with proceeds from the show benefiting the Snohomish County 4-H club.


At last, Everett’s year-round farmers market opens

EVERETT — Farms & Market, the city’s first year-round farmers market and kitchen, will have its grand opening March 1, but opened to the public Feb. 5.

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Tolls on U.S. 2 would fund new trestle

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — A new state study suggests replacing the U.S. 2 westbound trestle could cost $2 billion and it might take up to $690 million in long-term tolls to afford construction. Opposition is growing locally.

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