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Blueberry picking season arrives

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Two-year-old Ezra Nordell, of Seattle uses his short stature and adept climbing skills to nab the hardest-to-reach blueberries in the middle of a bush as he helped his family pick blueberries Saturday, July 23 at the Mountain View Blueberry Farm south of Snohomish on Lowell-Larimer Road. U-pick farms with all varieties of fruits are presently in full swing, such as blueberries. Sunflower fields are expected to open later next month.

Marci Larsen selected as new Monroe Schools superintendent

MONROE — The school board has selected a supe with years under her belt.

Fixes for 522 bottlenecks are being designed
today, but actual construction timeline hazy

MONROE — Progress is steadily being made behind the scenes to widen the last part of state Route 522 and completely redo the Maltby Road/Paradise Lake Road intersection to get rid of the stoplight.
Finding money to construct it is a known need.

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Young adults in Snohomish win national award

SNOHOMISH — Earlier this month, the National Education Association awarded three Snohomish residents for their work in fighting racism and for the documentary "What Happened on First Street."

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Meet your community at National Night Out Aug. 2

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Events are happening near you on Tuesday, Aug. 2, from Willis Tucker Park to Lake Tye Park to the city of Snohomish’s event at Averill Field. In Everett, multiple neighborhoods are hosting National Night Out gatherings. Most everything is free. Event details in story.

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Snohomish school board has vacancy to fill

SNOHOMISH — People can apply for a seat on the school board starting July 29 to fill a vacancy as a school board member is stepping away.

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Burn bans now in effect countywide

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Hot, dry weather prompted officials to call a burn ban that started July 23 for all of unincorporated county. There are existing city-level burn bans for brush and outdoor burns.
In Monroe and Lake Stevens, Snohomish Regional Fire & Rescue set resolutions in 2017 that specify that there is no outdoor burning in July and August of any year.
The bans are on general outdoor burns. Small recreational fires using charcoal briquets or seasoned firewood were still allowed as of July 25. Call 425-388-3508 to hear recorded updates.

PUD election candidates see opportunities for the utility

2022 Primary Election 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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Downtown Everett’s shoe repairer lived to 92

EVERETT — Everett’s downtown shoe repairman, Mihail “Mike” Papadimitriou, has died.

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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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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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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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Summer meal programs keep kids fed

Details on free meal programs in Snohomish, Monroe and Everett available through the end of August for everyone under 18.

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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.

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

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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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