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All back together for Kla Ha Ya Days

Doug Ramsay photo

After a two-year hiatus during the pandemic, the annual Kla Ha Ya Days parade returned in Snohomish this past weekend, bringing thousands of people to First Street. The parade featured local high school bands, colorfully decorated vehicles, drill teams and the ever popular Ixtapa dancing horses and West Coast Country Heat dance team. Above, young dancers from Pacific West Performing Arts entertain the crowd.

Equestrians feel sidelined in newest Lord Hill Park plan

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — The recently released final plan for Lord Hill Regional Park, the large recreational woodland between Snohomish and Monroe, again tweaks the trail system and reverses decisions.
Horse riders, though, take issue.

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Monroe School Superintendent Blasko resigns $396,000 richer

MONROE — After being on paid administrative leave for more than six months, Monroe School Superintendent Justin Blasko has agreed to resign his position on July 31. He’ll walk away with $396,374.55.

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How Everett’s indoor farm grows: What Infarm is doing

EVERETT — A high-tech approach to vertical farming is happening in Everett’s backyard and is feeding Everett’s schoolchildren.

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2022 Primary Election
PUD election candidates see opportunities for the utility

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — A seat up for election on the PUD’s board to represent Snohomish, Monroe, Lake Stevens and much of east county has three contenders. Toni Olson and Jordan Sears answered the newspaper's questions.

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Everett’s Salty Sea Days festival are this weekend July 22-23

EVERETT — On July 22 and 23, rosters of live bands, a 40-foot-long obstacle course, a Nerf practice range, a skateboard ramps exhibition and more will be bringing two days of fun for the community.

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Monkeypox now in Snohomish County

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — A case of Monkeypox was logged in a Snohomish County man late last week, the Snohomish Health District announced Monday. It is a viral condition circulating in low numbers around Washington state.

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Council awaits clearer figures on Midtown developer exemption

SNOHOMISH — The City Council has placed a time-out on a proposal to introduce a temporary property tax waiver for developers to build multimillion-dollar residential buildings in the Midtown District, the city’s zoning area along Avenue D.

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Snohomish dog wins at Westminster, as luck may have it

SNOHOMISH — An Italian Greyhound from Snohomish made it to New York and struck gold at the premier Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, but Sriracha and her owner Sarah Evans' admission to the competition came by a stroke of luck.

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Lake Tye Park’s graffiti taggers might be known

MONROE — The repeat vandals to Lake Tye Park's bathroom appear to be juveniles whose parents have intervened.

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Youth sports teams need more umpires, umps ask for respect

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Volunteers are greatly needed for youth sports leagues, but some are shying away from harassment. Many are calling for better courtesy.

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Summer meal programs keep kids fed

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Free meal programs in Snohomish, Monroe and Everett make sure hunger doesn’t strike. They’re available through the end of August for everyone under 18. Details in the story.

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Space science camp

Jim Scolman photo

Eric, 9, and Kylerlynn, age 10, right make glow-in-the-dark snow from household chemicals Thursday, July 7 as part of the “Spacecation “ module of Camp Invention, a one-week STEM summer camp, at the Sky Valley Education Center in Monroe. The camp is run under the
National Inventors Hall of Fame, which says this is the “only nationally recognized summer program focused on creativity, innovation, real-world problem solving and the spirit of invention.”
The hands-on program is for children ages kindergarten to sixth grade. Each grade level handles differing mini-projects geared toward engineering applications, geometry and the science behind the chemical properties of matter and molecules.

Fungi to fork: Growing gourmet mushrooms from scratch

EVERETT — Black Forest Mushrooms owner, Nathanael Engen, spent his time during the coronavirus lockdowns learning how to build a magical kingdom of gourmet mushrooms, which he'll soon be taking to market.

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Think your kid gets migraines? This doc can say

EVERETT — More children may be susceptible to migraines than once thought. A clinical research drug trial is ongoing for a dissolvable tablet to help adolescents when migraines attack. An Everett center is one of the few centers nationally taking patients.

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Snohomish teacher wins national award

SNOHOMISH — Snohomish High School career pathways and civics teacher Kathy Purviance-Snow won one of public education’s highest national honors for her work in lifting up education and her students.

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Pickleball exhibited

Doug Ramsay photo

Snohomish Senior Center member Karen Gahm of Snohomish sends the ball across the net as she was playing a game of pickleball at the Snohomish Boys and Girls Club in Snohomish on Saturday, June 25. The senior center, along with the Snohomish Pickleball Club, presented an exhibition of the sport during a day of fun activities. Pickleball, invented in 1965 on Bainbridge Island, is Washington State’s official sport.




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