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Kimberly Hinsdale (left) and Mary Richardson, both of Snohomish, run over smoldering hay during the 5K Fire and Ice Run at Bartelheimer Farm in Snohomish Saturday, March 2. Nearly 1,000 people participated in the fire-and-ice themed obstacle course, which featured mud holes, water-covered slides and smoldering hay piles. Money raised from the event went to the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
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Eleven new streetlights have been installed along Hoyt Avenue in the arts district in downtown Everett. The energy-efficient lights cost $100,000 and are part of the city’s $5.2 million Hoyt Avenue streetscape project. The lights, designed by Seattle-based artist Susan Zoccola, line Hoyt from Everett Avenue to Wall Street. Projectors at the top of each pole, when completed, will cast lighted images onto the sidewalk below.

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The Snohomish Garden Club has secured funding to add 65 flower baskets along First Street this summer. Recession-era budget cuts reduced the basket program to 25 last year. The program is able to expand this summer with the help of the city and Historic Downtown Snohomish.

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Little Cedars Elementary’s Charlotte Offin, 12, and her sister, Angelina Offin, 10, work together during this year’s Snohomish School District “Future Chefs Challenge/Kids Can Cook” contest at Glacier Peak High School in January. Students were encouraged to submit healthy and easy to prepare recipes as 18 finalists were selected to prepare their culinary creations for judging. Charlotte won for her stuffed mushrooms. Angelina won for her apple cookies.


City developing rules for ‘rooming houses’
Property owner wants to build one at 402 Ave. E

SNOHOMISH - The planning commission is preparing two ordinances for the City Council that address zoning rules for a new type of residential development it is calling “rooming houses.”
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City proposes 4-hour parking on Main Street
City Council will discuss downtown parking March 19

MONROE - The city once again is discussing downtown parking time limits and is proposing to add more four-hour parking spots.
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Broadway Bridge project start date delayed to June
EVERETT - The city is now timing the Broadway Bridge replacement project to start in June.
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City wins red-light camera appeal
MONROE - The state Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the city of Monroe on red-light cameras.
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Slide fixes along Sounder route could start this summer
EVERETT - Transportation authorities hope rehabilitation work to fix slide prone areas between Everett and Seattle could start as early as this summer, exiting state Department of Transportation Secretary Paula Hammond said last week.
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Chain Lake subdivision goes back to hearing examiner
MONROE - The City Council sent a developer’s request to build 35 acres of tract homes off Chain Lake Road back to the hearing examiner for further consideration last week.
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City seeks state funding to start Jackson Park revamp
EVERETT - The city is seeking state dollars to begin the renovation of Jackson Park.
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King County Sheriff’s Office to investigate Reardon’s office
EVERETT - The King County Sheriff’s Office will be investigating the slew of public records requests engineered by two employees in Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon’s office.
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Check out what’s going on in your neighborhood this month
EVERETT - Here is what is happening in March in some of Everett’s 19 neighborhoods.
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