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Getting back in the swing of things

Doug Ramsay photo

Several golfers enjoyed the warm, sunny weather by visiting the Snohomish Valley Golf Center’s driving range back on Saturday, May 9, the week when golf was reopened to the public, to take advantage of the opening of some recreational facilities.

SNOHOMISH COUNTY —
Tennis, motorsports and guided outdoor sports such as river rafting got the green light, with limitations, from Gov. Jay Inslee late last week. More on this story...


Everett’s senior center members fear closure will last for years

EVERETT — The city’s closure of the Carl Gipson Senior Center in a multimillion dollar city budget cut has its members feeling apprehensive that the center is lost forever and will be sidelined in future budget decisions. Its former director came up with a proposal how to finance its reopening, but this is debated. More on this story...


Snohomish mayor aiming for higher election office

SNOHOMISH — Inspired to run, Snohomish Mayor John Kartak has filed to run for a state house seat in the 44th Legislative District against incumbent state Rep. John Lovick, who’s already filed to retain his seat. Other election filings are also in this story. More on this story...


Snohomish’s fire chief retiring late next month

SNOHOMISH — Ron Simmons plans to call it a day after a lifetime of service. More on this story...


State to use contact tracing and expand testing for COVID-19

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — The state has a team of almost 1,400 people to trace coronavirus cases to keep on top of stopping it from spreading. More on this story...


Rebel barber of Snohomish risks slap by regulators

SNOHOMISH — The owner of the Stag barbershop on Avenue D may be risking his business if he continues giving haircuts — something he’s adamant is his right to do — while the state prohibits it under a coronavirus-related safety restriction. Regulators sent new warning letters Friday to the shop. More on this story...


Snohomish is in a national contest, its prize would kickstart gazebo renovation

SNOHOMISH — The city’s in the running to win a national small-town contest that would award a cool $25,000. More on this story...


Opioid recovery sessions find new success being online

EVERETT — Using Facebook and telemedicine tools, opioid counseling and recovery services are finding success in keeping clients on-course beyond what they hoped. More on this story...


County’s homeless individuals being cared for during pandemic

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — A host of agencies are coordinating efforts to keep the novel coronavirus in check among the county’s homeless population. More on this story...


Explore Snohomish’s magnificent trees on your own

SNOHOMISH — You can still take the spring tree tour on your own and maintain social distancing. Here are the trees and where to find them. More on this story...


Everett's public works campus could relocate

EVERETT — The city’s game plan to eventually move its Public Works department to new digs is crystallizing. Two relocation suggestions are being discussed. More on this story...


Snohomish Schools to increase meal prices

SNOHOMISH — A school meal will cost 25 cents more this fall. More on this story...


Market is one vision for Monroe School HQ site

MONROE — When the Monroe School District relocates to a new home on 179th Avenue SE this summer, it plans to make its historic building for sale. One local developer discusses his idea how to re-use the 104-year-old building.  More on this story...


Farmers markets adjusting to new COVID-19 rulebook

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Farmers markets are opening, but things are likely going to feel a lot different than usual. More on this story...


Everett sheds programs to try to keep head above water

EVERETT — No access to the senior center. No access to the municipal pool. No Fourth of July parade. No Animal Farm. A slew of cuts are being made as a byproduct impact of COVID-19 diminishing sales tax revenue for the city. More on this story...


Everett Port adds floating pump that cleans the bay

EVERETT — The Port of Everett has added a Seabin device that cleans the water around it, and students at EvCC's ocean studies program have been a key part to its existence. More on this story...


Renters get reprieve until June, but what happens next?

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — The state's moratorium on rent being due is extended to June 4, but what have been the effects so far and happens after this timeframe concludes? More on this story...


Snohomish Zion Lutheran makes a vast renovation

SNOHOMISH — Zion Lutheran Church didn't plan to undergo a big renovation within its 97-year-old walls, but after the roof needed to be fixed, the church ultimately decided it was time to do much more. More on this story...




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Flocking to the river

Doug Ramsay photo

Sunshine was in abundance this past weekend with temperatures reaching into the 80s throughout the Puget Sound area. Some families headed to the water, as those did here along the Pilchuck River near the Dubuque Road on Saturday afternoon. The state’s social distancing rules are still in effect, meaning households should stay six feet away from each other.



 

  

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