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Carnegie being readied
for its next chapter

Doug Ramsay photo

SNOHOMISH — The squared-off addition to the Carnegie Building, a 1968 add-on to enlarge the building when it was the city's public library, is now rubble. More on this story...


Method to select Avenue D committee members debated

SNOHOMISH — A debate on control over how much information City Council members will get on the applicants to the Midtown Planning Task Force happened last week among the city's elected officials.  More on this story...


Lowell-Larimer Road to be closed starting Friday

EVERETT — Lowell-Larimer Road will be closed for up to a week starting Friday, Feb. 28 at 7 a.m. for work to repair a collapsed drainage culvert pipe at 5700 Larimer Road. A detour will be in place and signs are up to notify residents and commuters of the upcoming closure and detour. See the closure map...


Incidents leave Chain Lake parents wanting answers

MONROE — Student safety concerns at Chain Lake Elementary prompted an all-parent meeting last week where people aired grievances about classtime disruptions, bullying and other conflicts.  More on this story...


New face at Animal Shelter looks to excite

EVERETT — The Everett Animal Shelter added a person who hopes you'll give the shelter and its animals not only a second look but also a helping hand.  More on this story...

 


Newest stoplight on Bickford wasn’t city-funded

SNOHOMISH — The new light coming at the entry to Bickford Motors is another step in the avenue's changes. A light at Bickford and Weaver is forthcoming.  More on this story...


Erosion at Pilchuck Park in Snohomish being monitored

SNOHOMISH — The riverbank has eroded next to Pilchuck Park, and city employees are watching to see if it worsens.  
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Snohomish school bond failure puts district back to drawing board

SNOHOMISH — The $470 million bond that would have paid to replace six elementary schools, and make improvements to transportation and safety for schools, is failing to gain the supermajority needed to pass.  More on this story...


News Bites for February 19, 2020

AROUND SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Everett to vote on marijuana, discussing parking meters, toxic algae at Blackman Lake, hospital union at Swedish back to negotiating, and more.  More on this story...


Snohomish honors 50 years since
taking State championship

Snohomish High School courtesy photo

1970 was a banner year for the Snohomish Panthers. Under head coach Jack de Kubber, after four consecutive Northwest AA titles, on its 1970 try the team took the State’s AAA title with a 53-51 victory over Pasco. AAA was the biggest league in high school basketball, and it was Snohomish’s first-ever state title.
The team that made the milestone was honored at halftime at last week’s game between Snohomish and Everett. In the photo standing from left to right is: Jim Wilson (current Snohomish boys head coach), Jack de Kubber (1970 head coach), Don Greiert, team co-captain Doug Love, Ben Krause, and Josh Thomas (the son of player Evan Thomas). In the front row from left to right: Tom Poier and Rodney Reed.
The team was inducted into the county’s Sports Hall of Fame in 2017.


Residents may see recycling surcharge in bills

SNOHOMISH — Snohomish and Monroe residents using Republic Services may see a recycling surcharge added to their bills. The company is asking to allow it to increase its rates to make up for market shortfall. If approved, it would cost about $30 a year more.  More on this story...


Everett sets climate plan,
pledging carbon neutrality by 2050

EVERETT — The City Council voted unanimously Jan. 29 to adopt the city’s first-ever Climate Action Plan, with the stated goal that Everett city operations become carbon-neutral by 2050. More on this story...


SHS students say dog-days are just what they need

SNOHOMISH — A petition has drawn more than 1,400 signatures asking to return therapy dogs to class at Snohomish High for anxiety relief. Student leaders have led the push.More on this story...


Everett may use tougher tools to reshape downtown

EVERETT — Eminent domain would give the city a new tool for fixing downtown as city leaders consider creating a task force that would focus block-by-block toward nudging property owners to make improvements. A public hearing is scheduled for March 5 before a City Council vote. More on this story...


Hitting all the high notes: SHS Band celebrates 90 years

SNOHOMISH — The hometown band program is 90 years strong as a mainstay in school, and one could say it is also a survivor in today's cutbacks in education. An alumni concert is planned for this April. More on this story...


 

  

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