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Comments being taken on proposed 113-home development along Terrace Avenue

SNOHOMISH — The site of the former Delta Rehabilitation Center on Terrace Avenue has been sold and a residential development of 113 single-family houses called Walsh Hills will be built in its place.

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In awe of butterflies


Doug Ramsay photo

Georgia Sauvage, 12, of Snohomish holds open a box as she releases Pink Lady butterflies at the Mountainview Blueberry Farm’s “Berries and Blooms” event Saturday, Aug. 22. In the background, Keith Stocker talks into a microphone while giving the audience a little talk about butterfly varieties. The berry farm on E. Lowell-Larimer Road south of Snohomish and two other Snohomish-area farms are celebrating the late summer season with sunflower fields that are open to the public. Thomas Family Farm at state Route 9 and Marsh Road is holding its “Sunflowers in Snohomish” event while Bob’s Corn and Pumpkin Farm on Elliot Road east of Clearview is holding its “Sunflower Experience.” The events continue through this weekend. Check each farm’s website for dates and times as each are different.



Grand Avenue Park bridge in Everett opens, giving great views

EVERETT —The Grand Avenue Park Bridge opened to the public the afternoon of Wednesday, Aug. 26 almost immediately after its elevator was inspected by the state. More on this story...


Snohomish sets up utility bill support
and rent relief program for city residents

SNOHOMISH — The City Council last week adopted an ordinance implementing a utility support and rent relief grant program for residents of Snohomish. Applications are due by the end of September. More on this story...


Imagine Children’s Museum plans a growth spurt to double its size

EVERETT — The Imagine Children’s Museum’s just scored a big gift toward its plan to double its footprint early this decade.

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Vast “Rethink Zoning” effort in Everett reduces some public notice requirements

EVERETT —A major goal behind the "Rethink Zoning" project in the city planning department is to simplify the codebook. An item that has sparked people to speak up are reductions to certain public notice requirements, some of which are up for deletion in city code because they are no longer required by state law.
The city's Planning Commission is taking public comments through Sept. 8 before sending a recommendation to the City Council.

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Swifty Creek drainage overflows made lakes

SNOHOMISH — Residents of the Village at Snohomish condominiums along Ford Avenue, and surrounding homes, have dealt with the flooding of Swifty Creek for decades. Lately, some work is being done. More on this story...


Monroe looks to grow city limits northward

MONROE — The city has plans* to grow northward by potentially annexing about 250 acres in the near future. More on this story...


NEWS BITES for August 26, 2020

AROUND SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Snohomish Chalet site proposed to be redeveloped into housing, Blackman Lake algae update, Monroe trash rates to now stay same, and more. More on this story...


Grant will help Everett Police add more officers

Update published Aug. 28: The City Council did not get to the step of taking a vote on accepting the grant. Watch next week's Tribune for our story.

EVERETT —The Police Department won a U.S. Department of Justice grant to hire up to 16 police officers. This week, City Council members will vote on approving the grant offer. Their conversation likely will focus on how many of the 16 available officer jobs should be taken in light of the long-range budget effects the additions would have. More on this story...


WATVs allowed permanent road use in Snohomish

SNOHOMISH — The owners of wheeled all-terrain vehicles (WATVs), also known as side-by-sides, can rejoice as they can continue to enjoy riding on the streets of Snohomish.More on this story...


Snohomish Stories looking for tales of the former Pegasus

SNOHOMISH — Local historian Warner Blake wants your memories of Lon Brown's Theatre, whether they sharing be your experiences or digital scans of your mementos, such as photos or ticket stubs. He calls it a crowd-sourced mission. More on this story...


Drone technology provides air support

MONROE —This summer, the city introduced an aerial drone program that is being used for a variety of purposes. More on this story...


Everett looking for partners to take on parks

EVERETT — The city is offering private groups the chance to lease and sponsor almost its entire portfolio of parks properties. More on this story...


Monroe’s 2020 budget not as dire as earlier predicted

MONROE — The city’s larger-than-predicted starting point for the 2020 budget will contribute toward weathering this year’s economic shortfall caused by the pandemic. In other news, real estate tax revenue would help the city move forward on two key parks projects. More on this story...


Snohomish council talks about city goals, outlines future projects

SNOHOMISH —At a City Council budget workshop last week, a draft of the council’s goals was proposed and selected by council members to be finalized at a future meeting. The city's Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) for what future municipal projects the city will undertake also was presented. More on this story...


Everett School District chosen for group focused on post-grad outcomes

EVERETT — The school district was handpicked by National Postsecondary Strategy Institute to work toward improving student outcomes after graduation, and is part of a small group of districts nationally that are helping the institute develop a national model that works on erasing barriers. More on this story...


Columnist: Is 2020 “The Year of the ‘Karen’” ?

Could it be that the multitude of people with "Karen"-like behavior are multiplying? A Karen is a person who manages to make bad things seem even worse by episodes of public temper tantrums, social media smear campaigns, and outright bad behavior. More on this story...


“Tree of Hope” gives joy during tough pandemic

MONROE — The residents at Monroe Family Village on West Main Street continue to decorate a tree as a reminder of hope. The original Easter-themed decorations have been swapped for symbols of positivity during one of the most prolific pandemics in history. 


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Tentative map for Everett council districts created, comment meetings in September

EVERETT —The map to be used for the shakeup of City Council seats using elections by geographical districts is almost ready for final public comments at five meetings in September: Sept. 10, 12, 13, 14 and 17. More on this story...


Snohomish dots First Street with outdoor dining spots

SNOHOMISH —The city set up outdoor dining spaces in parking stalls of First Street quickly in response to the governor's new regulations about indoor dining and restrictions on alcohol tasting rooms. More on this story...


Spiffing up the food bank

SNOHOMISH — An all-volunteer group is giving the Snohomish food bank a fresh coat of paint. More on this story...



Local schools to start fall 100% online

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — The Snohomish, Everett and Monroe school districts will be going 100% online this fall under a recommendations from the county's health officer. More on this story...


In related news: Altered HS sports schedule set, placing less-contact sports earlier


Everett’s 2021 budget looking ugly so far

EVERETT — COVID-19’s economic impacts this year has put the city so far behind on next year’s budget that setting things straight will be difficult, if not painful, city leaders noted at a recent budget presentation. More on this story...


Housing Hope proposes new plan on Norton

EVERETT — Giving a second try, the nonprofit Housing Hope last month introduced a revised site plan to put an affordable housing complex on three acres of the Norton Playfield at 36th Street and Norton Avenue. More on this story...


Used ski goggles can double as PPE for medical safety, and a group is collecting them to send to doctors

Those unused ski goggles in your garage can be put to work by medical professionals and fire departments. A grassroots group is collecting ski goggles for the purpose of redeploying them as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).  More on this story...


Farmers markets still going strong


Doug Ramsay photo

Radicle Roots Farm owner James Berntson restacks bunches of radishes during brisk sales at the Snohomish Farmers Market on
Thursday, July 30. Berntson’s farm is in Snohomish. With restoration construction at Snohomish’s Carnegie Building on-going, the market which is usually held outside the Carnegie has temporarily moved this summer to Stocker Farm on Marsh Road off of state Route 9. The market is following health district rules pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic. See the market’s website at snohomishfarmers
market.org for information on the rules. The market is open every Thursday, rain or shine, from 3 to 7 p.m., with special risk and senior shopping from 2:30 to 3 p.m.



Teen injured in conflict during flare-up Monday, June 1


Snohomish saw no riot Sunday; area Antifa says it did not post message that drew people to First Street

SNOHOMISH — First Street did not see a large-scale protest like what happened in Seattle and Bellevue in response to George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis by a police officer, but rumors that rioters were coming had people lining the sidewalk Sunday, May 31 just in case. The group pinpointed as being the source that Antifa would convene in Snohomish says it never said this. More on this story...

Photo gallery from Sunday, May 31 activity in Snohomish

Outrage in Snohomish over situation, leadership response to May 31 events

SNOHOMISH — Political backlash and public disappointment over last week’s events is turning divisive. More on this story...

Snohomish Town Hall works to reconcile issues

SNOHOMISH — People looking for solutions convened online last week in a city-organized town hall about racism and how to move forward from the events from May 31. More on this story...

Two may be charged for June 1 clash on First Street

SNOHOMISH — Police recommended charges against two men who tangled with each other during a Monday, June 1 march on First Street, an incident that is remembered most for a teenager being punched in the face and getting a concussion.  More on this story...

Healing work not finished in response to May 31 events

SNOHOMISH — Local leaders are not done with addressing racism and equity in Snohomish, and meeting to discuss the issues. More on this story...







 

  

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