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Seattle Hill Road changes are selfish Seattle Hill Road changes are selfish 08/14/2008
A considerable number of residents have to pass through or go around Mill Creek daily for everything from shopping to picking up the kids at school. We all know that 132nd Street, Seattle Hill Road and 164th Street/Mill Creek Road carry very high traffic volumes and have likely surpassed their capacity.
Smog Watch in effect Smog Watch in effect 08/14/2008
August 14, 2008  A Smog Watch has been called by the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency for King, Kitsap, Pierce and Snohomish counties. People who are especially sensitive to pollution are advised to limit their time outdoors. Even healthy individuals should consider limiting their outdoor exercise, or plan to work out indoors.
Council hiring freeze welcome but late Council hiring freeze welcome but late 08/13/2008
The Council ordinance follows steps enacted in June by the Executive's Office and Finance Department to stop county hiring. Since then, the Executive's Office has been successful in keeping open more than 160 county positions, saving money to make up a projected $9 million revenue shortfall.
Effort to Save Energy Effort to Save Energy 08/11/2008
Snohomish County, in cooperation with Wal-Mart Stores, has launched an expanded program to encourage the use of compact energy and cost-efficient fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs). Wal-Mart Stores recently donated 4,000 CFLs to the county, allowing many more low income residents to receive these efficient light bulbs.
P-8A Poseidon Moves to Preflight P-8A Poseidon Moves to Preflight 08/12/2008
Boeing Integrated Defense Systems and Boeing Commercial Airplanes employees gathered today in Renton, Wash., to celebrate the completion of final assembly on the first P-8A Poseidon for the U.S. Navy and its move to preflight work.
White Americans no longer a majority White Americans no longer a majority 08/09/2008
White people will no longer make up a majority of Americans by 2042, according to new government projections. That's eight years sooner than previous estimates, made in 2004.
National Night Out - HUGE! National Night Out - HUGE! 08/07/2008
National Night Out, which was sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and co-sponsored by the Snohomish Police Department, Snohomish Neighborhood Coalition, and Snohomish Fire Department, involved 11,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S.
Democrat Sex Scandal Democrat Sex Scandal 08/08/2008
Former presidential candidate John Edwards, who won nationwide praise and sympathy as he campaigned side by side with his cancer-stricken wife. Edwards recently endorsed Obama and has been mentioned as a possible running mate.
Snohomish residents interested in learning more about what makes their Police Department work now have an opportunity to participate in a 10-week Citizens' Academy offered by the Snohomish Police Department.
25th Annual National Night Out 25th Annual National Night Out 08/03/2008
On Tuesday, August 5th, neighborhoods throughout the City of Snohomish are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the "25th Annual National Night Out" crime and drug prevention event.
Sheriff arrives ahead of Sheriff arrives ahead of "THE BUS" 08/02/2008
The Snohomish County Sheriff, John Lovick, in one of the new Sheriff's department Black and White's, preceded "THE BUS" into Snohomish today. John Lovick the newly elected Sheriff took his oath in January of this year leaving his seat in the 44th legislative district.
News Helicopters Stop at Harvey Field News Helicopters Stop at Harvey Field 08/01/2008
Harvey Field was a busy place today! All three network news helicopters used Harvey Field as a stopping point waiting for the Blue Angels to finish their practice over lake Washington.
SVJFA Football Mini Camp SVJFA Football Mini Camp 07/29/2008
Snohomish Valley Junior Football held a football camp this week at the freshman campus. The Snohomish Valley Junior Football Association is recognized as one of the premier programs for learning football fundamentals.
Cinema Classic movies at Hill Park Cinema Classic movies at Hill Park 07/28/2007
The first of four Cinema Classic movies at Hill Park was a success! Thanks to the City of Snohomish, an evening of fun was absolutely free. Debbie Emgie was on hand to help coordinate the setup and attend to the 150th Anniversary fundraiser table. The Kiwanis were also there to give away kettlekorn to the attendees.
Medical Credit Scoring in Hospitals Medical Credit Scoring in Hospitals 07/26/2008
Businessweek has been doing a very good job covering one of the most important--and underreported--stories in contemporary health care--"the transformation of medical bills into consumer debt."
Gregoire Spending Spree Gregoire Spending Spree 07/25/2008
Spending increases under Gregoire have been crazy big, though not nearly as insane as periods of Democratic governance gone by, thanks in no small part to current Speaker Frank Chopp's obsession with protecting every single seat in his near super-majority caucus.
Rossi takes Kla ha ya Days by storm. Rossi takes Kla ha ya Days by storm. 07/24/2008
The Kla ha ya Days parade had many great entries this year, one favorite was Oxygene, he is the Community Transit Superhero. Of course you can't have a parade without the High school band and as usual the played well.
To Deep for first Tow Truck To Deep for first Tow Truck 07/23/2008
Unfortunate circumstances put Aaron, the driver of the SUV, in the ditch around 10:30 am today. Aaron stated he was headed west bound on Marsh road when he lost control of his Isuzu Trooper and wound up in a very deep ditch.
I-5 Everett crews start expansion joint repair I-5 Everett crews start expansion joint repair 07/21/2008
Now that crews working for WSDOT are finished widening I-5 through Everett, they have shifted their attention to improving safety on the old portion of the freeway.
County establishes, enforces new burn ban County establishes, enforces new burn ban 07/20/2008
Due to high fire danger and expected dry weather conditions, Snohomish County has established an outdoor burning ban for unincorporated areas beginning 8 a.m. Thursday, July 17.
Dear Barack Obama: Dear Barack Obama: 07/19/2008
I grew to like you over the last year. I've always thought of you as dangerously naive at best. Eloquent, gifted, genuine, yes. But dangerously naive at best. I couldn't vote for you...
Snohomish Police Bike Patrol Snohomish Police Bike Patrol 07/17/2008
Snohomish Police Dept resurrects Bicycle Patrol. As staffing will allow, some Snohomish Officers will be utilizing bicycles for patrol.
County awarded eviction prevention, assistance grant County awarded eviction prevention, assistance grant 07/14/2008
Snohomish County will combat homelessness through a pilot eviction prevention and assistance program made possible by more than $1.6 million in state funding.
Mike Hope, Popular with Young People Too. Mike Hope, Popular with Young People Too. 07/11/2008
As the candidates start gearing up for the election one thing is clear, Mike Hope has gotten a thumbs up from local young people. Mike says he gets calls to volunteer almost every day.
Snohomish Farmers Market 2008 Snohomish Farmers Market 2008 07/08/2008
The seedlings of Snohomish's Farmers Market were planted back in 1991. That's when farmers from the rural areas surrounding Snohomish began bringing fresh produce to sell in town at the Market.
Drug Test your Kids at Home Drug Test your Kids at Home 07/07/2008
Hair Follicle Testing is one of the most trusted methods of drug testing today and is used by law enforcement officials and organizations alike. Youths are particularly vulnerable to the pressure to experiment with illegal substances.
County distributes $2 million in homeless funds County distributes $2 million in homeless funds 07/06/2008
Snohomish County has begun distributing more than $2 million in county raised funding to support programs geared toward ending chronic homelessness. The countys Human Services Department has awarded more than $1.54 million to 20 projects that specifically serve homeless individuals and families in a variety of programs.
Grant will elevate flood-prone homes Grant will elevate flood-prone homes 07/05/2008
Snohomish County will distribute federal funding to elevate homes routinely damaged during annual flood events. Four homes are scheduled to be elevated beginning this fall through Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funds.
Patriotism, Independence Day and the Flag Patriotism, Independence Day and the Flag 07/04/2008
Patriotism is a love of and loyalty to one's country. A patriot is someone who loves, supports, and is prepared to serve their country. Today most people agree that patriotism also involves service to their country, but many disagree on how to best perform such service.
Ground beef sold at Fred Meyer, QFC recalled Ground beef sold at Fred Meyer, QFC recalled 07/02/2008
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has informed The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) that Nebraska Beef, based in Omaha, Neb., has been identified as the supplier of ground beef products linked to E. coli illnesses in Michigan and central and northern Ohio.
Blackman Brothers Blackman Brothers 06/15/2008
The Blackman brothers arrived in Snohomish in 1872, from their native state of Maine where they were operators in logging and mills. In 1880 the brothers startled the entire Puget Sound region with the announcement that henceforth they would use railroad cars for hauling logs from their camps.
The Harvey Family The Harvey Family 06/08/2008
John Harvey, grandfather of the present manager of the Snohomish Airfield, was born near Modsburg, Devonshire County, England on March 9, 1829. Anxious to try his fortune in the U.S.A., he slipped aboard a vessel bound for America.
William Whitfield William Whitfield 06/17/2008
William Whitfield was born in Bethnel Green, London, England, on September 1, 1846. He left school at the age of 12 and entered the coastal shipping service under apprenticeship to his uncle.
The Iron Horse The Iron Horse 06/22/2008
The first train to arrive at Snohomish from Seattle pulled up on the south bank of the river because the bridge had not then been completed.
Roads and the Snohomish River Roads and the Snohomish River 06/19/2008
The first record of the Snohomish River was a map make by Commodore Wilkes in 1841, and for years after the white man came to this wilderness to establish homes, the river was the only practical means of transportation for settlers to and from "the outside".
Noble  George Harvey Noble George Harvey 06/23/2008
Noble George Garvey, born in 1873, the first white boy baby sin Snohomish County, grew into his teens much as other pioneer children. He loved the out-of-doors and, when not helping his father clear land, spent his time hunting and fishing or at the sports and games of the times.
The Military Road and Cadyville The Military Road and Cadyville 07/01/2008
Since 1792 there had been much suspicion as to what Great Britain would do to make good her claim on the Puget Sound region, for it was on June 4th of that year that Captain George Vancouver, at a point near the present location of Everett, formally laid claim to the entire North Pacific Coast on behalf of King George 3rd.
July is Wildland Fire Prevention Month July is Wildland Fire Prevention Month 06/30/2006
Every year many families unnecessarily lose their homes and possessions to wildland fire. These losses can be minimized if homeowners take the time to become aware of safety measures to help protect their homes and complete some effective actions.
Why no outrage from community? Why no outrage from community? 06/30/2008
Regarding the June 21 article, "Snohomish boy beaten, allegedly over poor grades"; The silence has been deafening. It's hard to imagine why no one in Snohomish has commented on the beating of the 14-year-old boy.
Reluctance puts us at a disadvantage Reluctance puts us at a disadvantage 06/29/2008
It seems that whenever there is a spike in oil prices, people start wondering why we are not energy independent. It happened in the early 70s, the late 80s, and now today.
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