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Light-hearted fun in vintage wear

Doug Ramsay photo

David Chamness (left), Brenda Chamness (center), both of Shoreline, wear vintage tweed clothing, while Marc McDaniel sports a vintage police uniform, as they head down the Centennial Trail to Snohomish. The three were participating in the annual Snohomish Tweed Ride from Machias to Snohomish on Saturday, Sept. 19, in which riders dress in attire appropriate to 1899. It is sponsored by the Historic Downtown Snohomish Association. While usually participants ride as a group, this year due to COVID-19, participants rode in smaller groups or individually.

Fraud in the Coronavirus Era

SNOHOMISH — Fraud is big business, and a global network of criminals are actively preying on people’s fears and anxieties about the coronavirus. Some of the most common schemes include unemployment fraud where criminals use stolen personal information to file bogus claims, fraud rings offering fake COVID-19 remedies or supplies, or so-called “romance” scams where perpetrators pretending to be a friend or loved one use online platforms to request financial assistance to help them through hard times.

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Burn ban reduced, recreational fires allowed again


Relief at last for Skyview Estates neighbors

MONROE — Community residents saw their road destroyed in a February landslide. Now, things are begining to get put back to normal. But until then, they had to maintain resilience.

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Snohomish selects Palmer as permanent police chief

SNOHOMISH — Captain Robert Palmer, who's been the interim chief since June, will be sworn in as Snohomish's permanent police chief shortly

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Local National Guard’s new commander has lots to do

SNOHOMISH — The 176th Engineers Company, a National Guard unit based in Snohomish, has been on the front lines serving the county in a time of prolonged uncertainty, and its new commander has plenty to do.

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Long-time Everett camp site being cleared for good

EVERETT — Just off a neighborhood street in South Everett, near the mall, lays a quiet grove of large trees with a small stream flowing at the bottom, and the remains of a large homeless camp. It's being cleared for a future housing development that carries a twist.

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Franklin releases 2021 budget, public hearings in October

EVERETT — Mayor Cassie Frankin’s $411 million budget doesn’t reverse most of the city’s coronavirus-driven cutbacks during 2020, but the message from her office is the city will innovate to get a stronger footing for the future.

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New no-shooting zone buffer set around Monroe

MONROE — After a stray bullet almost hit a child, the County Council approved 4-1 last week to set a no-shooting boundary around Monroe. Not all were in favor.

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Everett Planning Commission mixed on accommodating Housing Hope project in historic area

EVERETT — A nonprofit’s request to upzone an area and clip the boundaries of a historic neighborhood so it can build a low-income housing apartment project fragmented the city’s planning commission, resulting in no recommendation for the City Council.

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Tribune News Bites for September 23, 2020

AROUND SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Timeline released for Snohomish kids to go back into schools, Meeting scheduled for Thursday the 24th for Residential Development on Terrace in Snohomish, Libraries restart printing, DOL office in Everett reopens by appointment, and Snohomish City Council says no to trash hauler.

Preservation plan builds for Wood Creek forest

EVERETT — A nearly hundred-acre woody watershed once seen as
at-risk to development could be protected for its long-term future as the city is working toward a solution that may include joining with an environmental group for the site plan.

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Young students may have option to attend school inside classrooms in near future

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — The health district released an update Thursday, Sept. 10 stating that elementary students could possibly be back in classrooms by the end of the month. School District superintendents are now assessing next steps.

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Two Glacier Peak High students working to supply PPE to schools for safe reopening

SNOHOMISH — Two Glacier Peak students have co-founded a West Coast branch of a charity organization focused on raising money to equip local schools with Personal Protective Equipment. 

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School districts reduce staff as no kids at campuses

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — The current need for online and remote learning has reduced the need for support staff in local school districts, which affects custodians, school bus drivers, and other classified staff in the Monroe, Snohomish and Everett school districts.

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Everett’s zoning rewrite moves a step forward

EVERETT — The city’s overhaul of its planning code, named “Rethink Zoning,” will proceed to the City Council with the planning commission voting 6-1 to send a recommendation of support.

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Snohomish City Council vacancy open for applications

SNOHOMISH — Applications are being taken for a vacant City Council seat throughout this month.

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Residential development of 113 homes proposed 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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Locals sign-wave to “save the post office”

Doug Ramsay photo

A group demonstrating in support of the U.S. Postal Service, and protesting the cutbacks to the agency, try to get the attention of motorists on Avenue D in Snohomish in front of the shoppng center that includes the post office on Saturday, Aug. 29.

People demonstrated outside the Snohomish Post Office with signs to express support in response to recent changes at the U.S. Postal Service. More on this story...

Antibody tests done to blood donations may help patients

SNOHOMISH COUNTY —Your blood donation could now directly assist in the fight against the coronavirus. 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...

Smoothly skimming the river

Greg Silsby photo

The balloon “Olympic,” piloted by Jay Woodward of Balloon Depot, glides over the Snohomish River. The photographer writes: “I know I am just one of many Snohomish area residents who are thrilled to watch these flights over our beautiful area again. They seem to have a calming influence in a stormy time.”



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