2013 Snohomish County News
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Snohomish County’s Energy Smart Loan Program has made 110 loans totaling more than $1 million since the program was launched in the spring of 2012.
Snohomish County and Island County residents wanting to learn how they can protect and maintain their shoreline property in Port Susan are invited to a free workshop at the Stillaguamish Grange Hall on Saturday, June 1.
Snohomish County’s Paine Field Airport will soon begin multiple construction projects, which will have some effect on the airport’s tenants and users.
Snohomish County’s Public Works Department is conducting an evaluation of pedestrian facilities located in the public right-of-way for compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.
Tickets are now on sale for the REO Speedwagon concert at The Evergreen State Fair’s grandstand, scheduled for 7:30 p.m., Aug. 29.
The Snohomish County Commission on Human Rights invites the community to “Humanity not Hatred,” a conversation about human rights honoring Brisenia and Raul Flores.
Tickets are now on sale to hear 3 Doors Down perform at the Evergreen State Fair grandstand Aug. 28.
The Snohomish County Children's Commission, Snohomish County Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) and other community partners are presenting a forum on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on May 21 at the Imagine Children’s Museum.
Snohomish County is again offering free preschool through our award-winning Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) to children who will be four years old by Aug. 31, 2013, and whose families are income-eligible.
The Oak Ridge Boys return Aug. 26 to the Evergreen State Fair with one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry.
April 25, 2013
County, Housing Hope Continue Nonprofit Series
Snohomish County and Housing Hope will continue their ongoing series of classes designed to help nonprofits fight through leaner, more challenging economic times.
April 23, 2013
Live Music, Entertainment at Spring Festival, April 27-28
Enjoy live music and entertainment, food and drinks from the comfort of the Root Beer Corral (for the kid in you), or if you prefer, relax in the Evergreen Fair Foundation’s Beer Garden featuring local microbrews (for the adult in you). Either way, we’re sure you’ll have a really good time.
April 19, 2013
Christian Group MercyMe to Perform Aug. 30 at Fair
MercyMe is sharing their message of spiritual encouragement and random acts of kindness with visitors to the Evergreen State Fair on Aug. 30.
April 16, 2013
Reardon Recognizes County’s 911 Dispatchers
Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon has declared this week – April 14-20, 2013 – Public Safety Telecommunications Week in honor of the work performed by SNOCOM 911 and SNOPAC 911.
April 16, 2013
Solid-waste Violators Assessed $1.8 Million in Fines
Two recycling companies are facing up to $1.8 million in fines following a Snohomish County investigation that has revealed numerous violations of the county’s waste-disposal code.
April 12, 2013
Public comment welcome on housing/development plan
Snohomish County has recently released an affordable-housing plan that proposes spending nearly $5 million in federal grant funds to improve housing options for those in need.
April 11, 2013
County’s Early Head Start program now recruiting
Snohomish County’s Early Head Start program is recruiting to fill openings for 82 pregnant women, infants and toddlers in eastern and northern Snohomish County.
April 10, 2013
Disaster-preparedness class focuses on senior’s needs
Snohomish County will host a disaster-preparedness class geared toward seniors and their needs during an emergency.
April 5, 2013
‘Don’t Drip & Drive’ Campaign Urges Drivers to Fix Leaks
Vehicle leaks cause havoc for drivers and the environment, but a new program called “Don’t Drip & Drive” puts Western Washington residents in the driver’s seat when it comes to finding an affordable fix.
March 27, 2013
County Farmers’ Market Underway in Everett
Snohomish County residents looking for a place to purchase healthy local foods year round are a step closer to having a farmers’ market to call their own. Construction of a 60,000 square-feet, year-round Farmers’ Market and Food Hub got under way Tuesday with an official groundbreaking attended by local farmers, residents, project developers and Snohomish County and Everett officials. The market is expected to open in July 2014.
March 22, 2013
Award-winning country singer Brantley Gilbert to play at Fair
Brantley Gilbert, county music’s 2013 New Male Vocalist, is bringing his southern country rock show to the Evergreen State Fair on August 27. Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, March 22.
March 22, 2013
In a step to increase environmental responsibility, Snohomish County has rolled out new requirements for purchasing “green” products and services, including construction
March 20, 2013
County Approves Bonds for Courthouse, Parks and Roads
Snohomish County approved $120 million in bonds Wednesday as part of a package to build a new courthouse and a new sheriff’s precinct, as well as to purchase improved laptops for deputies, with funding also available for conservation futures, parks and roads projects.
March 19, 2013
Spring Festival offers rides, BBQ and outdoor vendors April 27-28
Celebrate spring at the first annual “Evergreen State Spring Festival” at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds, featuring music, root beer garden, beer garden, indoor & outdoor vendors and leisure-related exhibits, carnival rides and games, favorite fair foods and the Washington State Spring BBQ Championship.
March 15, 2013
Affordable housing service expands to Snohomish County
Snohomish County and others are joining with local housing and service providers to increase affordable housing options through a free rental listing service called Housing Search NW.
March 11, 2013
Smoke alarms double your family’s chance of getting out of a home fire alive. Smoke alarms are an early warning that can provide critical extra seconds to escape — but only if they work.
March 8, 2013
An oddly skewed intersection near Clearview will become a distant memory starting Monday, March 18. That’s when Snohomish County Public Works crews will close the West Interurban Boulevard intersection with 180th Street Southeast and officially open the new 59th Avenue Southeast intersection several hundred feet to the west.
March 7, 2013
Individuals with disabilities and their families can find ongoing support during Snohomish County’s 16th annual Transition Resource Fair, to be held March 26 at Cascade High School.
March 6, 2013
Snohomish County Public Works Director Steven Thomsen has been selected as the new chair for the Puget Sound Regional Council’s Regional Project Evaluation Committee, which prioritizes Puget Sound transportation projects for federal funding.
March 1, 2013
John Pennington, Snohomish County’s Department of Emergency Management director, has completed the Executive Leaders Program at the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security.
February 20, 2013
The Snohomish County Council took a decisive step on Wednesday in addressing the serious allegations of abuses in the office of County Executive Aaron Reardon. Acting unanimously on an emergency ordinance, the Council removed the county's Department of Information Services (DIS) from Reardon's control and placed it temporarily under the oversight of County Auditor Carolyn Weikel.
February 12, 2013
The Snohomish County Assessor’s office is responsible for annually updating the assessed values for all locally assessed real and personal property in Snohomish County and calculating the levy rates for all taxing districts for property tax purposes...(more).
February 12, 2013
Snohomish County will join King County and the Cascadia Green Building Council conference in sponsoring the 2013 Green Tools Government Confluence, an event that gathers sustainability leaders in the public sector from across the region for an intense day of inspiration and peer-to-peer learning.
February 8, 2013
Are you a justice-seeking humanitarian drawn to help people solve problems? Can you advocate for civil rights using a problem-solving approach? Your neighbors in long-term care facilities need you.
February 7, 2013
The deck of the Little Pilchuck Creek bridge west of Granite Falls is cracking and deteriorating. To help preserve the bridge deck until it is repaired later this spring, Snohomish County Public Works has reduced the speed limit to 25 mph.
February 4, 2013
The Snohomish County Arts Commission is seeking concepts from qualified artists to design, fabricate and install a site‐specific artwork for Miner’s Corner County Park near Bothell.
January 29, 2013
Due to surface damage, Snohomish County is placing load restrictions on the westbound lane of Little Pilchuck Creek Bridge on Getchell Road west of Granite Falls. Trucks and other large vehicles heading west from Granite Falls can use State Route 92 as an alternate route to access State Route 9 and points west. Loads are limited to 10 tons for two-axle vehicles, 14 tons for three-axle vehicles and 22 tons for multi-axle vehicles with trailers. That weight roughly corresponds to unloaded semitrucks and dump trucks. If load restrictions don’t slow the rate of deterioration, Public Works will reduce the bridge to one lane of alternating traffic until permanent repairs can be completed.
January 28, 2013
Flooded fields and overflowing roadside ditches aren’t just a sign of wet weather, they’re also a potential sign of poor water quality and bacterial pollution. It’s a complex problem, but one that Snohomish County Surface Water Management wants to solve – with help from local residents.
January 28, 2013
Early data collected Thursday during Snohomish County’s Annual Homeless Point In Time (PIT) count show a decrease over numbers collected during 2012.
For this year’s count, approximately 150 volunteers spent the day and early evening gathering information on Snohomish County’s homeless population. This year’s total – still incomplete – shows 1,960 individuals in 1,117 households without a permanent place to live. This compares to last year’s final count of 2,387 individuals in 1,410 households. Of the individuals counted this year, an estimated 722 were homeless children under the age of 18.
January 24, 2013
As winds pick up and temperatures continue warming, a burn ban for Snohomish County has been lifted. Still, officials urge caution before conducting outdoor burning and to continue using cleaner energy sources for home heating when possible.
January 18, 2013
Snohomish County is seeking volunteers for its Jan. 24 Point in Time homeless count.
The Snohomish County Human Rights Commission and the Washington State Human Rights Commission will hold a joint public meeting on Thursday, Jan. 24, to discuss human rights issues and concerns in Snohomish County.
January 16, 2013
The Snohomish County Evergreen State Fair is seeking candidates to fill two unexpired terms on its Fair Advisory Board.
January 14, 2013
A Stage 2 burn ban is in effect for Snohomish County to protect residents from worsening air quality and will remain in effect until further notice.
January 11, 2013
Snohomish County residents wanting to learn more about ocean acidification are invited to a free seminar Jan. 24 at the Everett Station.
January, 8, 2013
Drivers and residents on Old Machias Road should prepare for a three-week, around-the-clock road closure starting Monday, Jan. 14.
Old Machias Road will close from 7:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 14, until 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, between 52nd Street Southeast and 117th Drive Southeast. Drivers will follow a signed detour route using South Machias and Richey roads. Local access will be provided for residents and emergency vehicles.