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Riding to thrive


Doug Ramsay photo
With volunteer Caitlyn Hillis holding the lead rope, Emily Gustafson of Edmonds gives Tres a stroke on his nose at the weekly Courageous Connections class before mounting the horse for a ride last Saturday in Tulalip.

Equestrian nonprofit’s work gives
young people social confidence

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — A relatively new nonprofit is helping children gain skills and social confidence by working with horses.
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Everett council makes sudden timeout on homeless housing in neighborhoods

EVERETT — The City Council voted to create an emergency moratorium on developing low-barrier supportive housing in single-family neighborhoods. The measure passed 6-0 on June 12 and will delay a proposed apartment building that would have housed homeless students and their families on a 3-acre site located at 36th Street and Norton Avenue. More on this story...

Monroe sets zoning for homeless camps at churches

MONROE — The City Council cleared the way for churches to host homeless camps last week by adopting an emergency ordinance updating its zoning. More on this story...

A passion for preserving Snohomish County drives him

MONROE — On April 25, Vince Bertrand was awarded as the Conservation Leader of the Year by the Snohomish Conservation District.

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Fire at Stocker Farms spares produce stand

SNOHOMISH — A late-night fire took one of the buildings at Stocker Farms. The fire also scorched the equipment trailers for the Snohomish girls and boys lacrosse teams. More on this story...

Snohomish Lions Club keeps service at heart

SNOHOMISH — The club is now 90 and its "heart" is beating stronger than before. More on this story...

Port commission authorizes condemning Kimberly-Clark mill site

EVERETT — The Port of Everett's commission unanimously granted the Port the power pursue eminent domain for the former Kimberly-Clark mill site. A variety of viewpoints came out at the public hearing. More on this story...

Funding to build Bickford/Weaver traffic light appears promising

SNOHOMISH — The city could be looking pretty as a regional transportation funding group detemines its grant awards for 2019. More on this story...

Girl Scout troop installs Little Free Library at Pilchuck Park

SNOHOMISH — Girl Scouts build and installed a new “Little Free Library” in Pilchuck Park on Monday, June 3.   More on this story...

News bites for June 12

AROUND SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Alaska Airlines will begin flying to Palm Springs; Snohomish council to consider lower speed limit on residential area of Pine Avenue; and more. More on this story...

A nighthawk for Monroe’s streets : Police officer emphasizes kindness

MONROE — Officer Craig Robertson uses his eyes and ears to halt impaired drivers, and his ability to spot and stop drivers won him awards, but it's being part of the community that he loves most. More on this story...

County parks getting new crafted fixtures

SNOHOMISH — An unusual collaboration is providing new gathering spaces in Snohomish County’s parks.

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Tour the trees of Monroe

MONROE — The city now has a walking tour guide map of the Heritage Trees selected for 2019 and was recently named a Tree City USA. More on this story...

Goal behind Police Dept. model change is consistency

SNOHOMISH — A change being proposed in the staffing model at the Snohomish Police Department may help bring back a "hometown department" feel, City Council members said. More on this story...

Community court would assist low-level offenders out of homelessness

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — A special style of court to rebuild the lives of people charged with low-level crimes is being sought by legal professionals within Snohomish County. More on this story...


 

 

  

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