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Clark Park finds some caretakers

Social group convenes weekly to play after cleaning park

Jim Scolman photo
Neighbors Ryan Anderson, Christina Strand, Lindsey Weaver and dog Colby work to clean up the park while the “Parrot Man” cruises by on his bike during a weekly meet for “Clark Park: Active” on Wednesday, July 31.



EVERETT — A group is visiting Clark Park to clean it up on a random day each week, and using Facebook, has found a following. After getting dirty, the group "Clark Park: Active" gets in some playtime with social games open to everyone. More on this story...

Snohomish report shows local impact of opioids

SNOHOMISH — A report that's a work in progress has catalogued local deaths and the outlying effects of opioid abuse.  More on this story...


Everett to re-analyze increasing its limit of pot shops

EVERETT — In Everett, the City Council could be looking soon at expanding the number of marijuana stores. Last week it received data on crime rates and store sales. The council wasn't specifically poised to discuss adding more stores until Councilwoman Liz Vogeli requested opening up the city to 10 shops  More on this story...


Area grocery workers protest over unfavorable union contract talks

MONROE — More than 60 grocery workers from the Teamsters and UFCW unions marched the North Kelsey sidewalk near Fred Meyer midday Aug. 1 to protest contract negotiations that have come to a stall.
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Echo Lake-Lost Lake community is reinforcing neighborhood bonds

SNOHOMISH — The rural area of Echo Lake and Lost Lake, south of state Route 522, is working to build its neighborhood's bonds and be ready in case an emergency hits the area.  More on this story...


HIKE OF THE MONTH:
Sourdough Ridge at Mount Rainier

Enjoy sweet Rainier views from this easy ridge hike in Mount Rainier National Park.
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DNA test helps fill in a Snohomish family’s tree

SNOHOMISH — Raymond Fosburg, 63, of Kalamazoo, Michigan, was 16 when he first heard the rumor that Paul Fosburg, the man he called dad, wasn’t actually his biological father. More on this story...




First tenants arriving to Everett homeless housing site

EVERETT — Tenants began arriving last week to Clare's Place, an apartment building behind the corner of Evergreen Way and Pecks Drive run by Catholic Community Services. By the end of summer, all of its 65 apartments will be filled with previously homeless people from Snohomish County.  More on this story...


Drug suspects arrested at Snohomish's Pilchuck Park

SNOHOMISH — Public complaints at Pilchuck Park resulted in two people being charged for having drugs. Police recovered bags of methamphetamine and a gun.  More on this story...



Outcry grows against chance Monroe field may become housing

MONROE — A concern over an open space that could be sold for housing has emerged. People are speaking up wanting to preserve the fields near the corner of Columbia and Kelsey streets. 
The field is actively used for Little League games and soccer games, and is an active field. The Monroe School District owns the 12 acres of land.  More on this story...


Everett Farmers Market moving to downtown

EVERETT — The Sunday Everett Farmers Market is moving to downtown starting Aug. 4 from its longtime home at the Port of Everett. It will be on Wetmore Avenue. Parking downtown is free.  More on this story...

Cascade High teacher Melissa Webster gets rare tour inside White House and experiences history

EVERETT — A government teacher from Cascade High School recently got an insider's look at the White House in the capitol of our nation. She'll be bringing back the information learned to serve students better this coming school year.   More on this story...



U-pick season is open

Doug Ramsay photo
Brooklyn Parsons, 5, of Lake Stevens, picks blueberries along with her family at the Mountainview Blueberry Farm south of Snohomish on Thursday, July 25. Blueberry season is in full swing as numerous U-pick farms including several in the Snohomish and Monroe areas are open. Along with blueberries, U-pick farms of other varieties of produce are opening for summer picking throughout Snohomish County and the broader region.


 

 

  

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