Snohomish County under burn ban
SNOHOMISH COUNTY — A burn ban for unincorporated Snohomish County has been issued by the Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s Office until the area receives a period of sufficient rainfall. Recreational fires of no more than three feet in diameter and two feet high for cooking or for pleasure are still allowed. Recreational fires must be contained in a fire pit that has been cleared of all combustible material within a 10-foot radius and must be monitored at all times. A water source of either a charged water hose or a five gallon bucket of water must be available. All outdoor burn permits including those issued by the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency are void until the ban has been lifted. Updated information can be found on the outdoor burning information hot line at 425-388-3508.
Free Sunday bus service to the waterfront
EVERETT — Everett Transit has added Sunday service between Everett Station and Everett’s waterfront. From now until Aug. 25, passengers can board the “Summer Sunday 6” free of charge and participate in the summer activities offered along Everett’s waterfront including the farmer’s market and Music in the Parks events.
The bus will depart from Everett Station starting at 9:05 a.m. each Sunday, and operate between the waterfront and Everett Station at about every 35 minutes throughout the day, with the last bus leaving the waterfront at 4:43 p.m.
To view a complete schedule of this service, visit the “Special Programs” section of Everett Transit’s website, www.EverettTransit.org or find it on Facebook, www.facebook.com/everett.transit.
District says abuse was reported
MONROE - The Monroe School District continues to maintain that district employees did everything they were supposed to do when a student reported being sexually abused by a former police officer.
Ballots go out this week for paramedic levy
SNOHOMISH - Ballots will be mailed out July 18 for Snohomish Fire District 4’s emergency medical services levy renewal.
Library celebrates 10 years on Maple Avenue
SNOHOMISH - The Snohomish Library may be celebrating 10 years in its current location, but the library has been a center of knowledge, art and culture for the city for almost 150 years.
Check out an outdoor concert, movie in Everett
EVERETT - If you’re in the mood for live music or a movie and some fresh air, check out this list of outdoor concerts and movies around town.
City receives money for park renovation
EVERETT - A 36-year-old park that hasn’t seen substantial improvements since it was built in 1977 will finally be transformed into a place for play the neighborhood will want to spend more time at.
Fired prison guards get jobs back
MONROE - An arbitrator’s decision orders three corrections officers who were fired after the murder of corrections officer Jayme Biendl by an inmate in 2011 back to work.
Developer wants tax exemption expansion
EVERETT - The City Council is considering extending a property tax exemption to a developer interested in redeveloping a dilapidated vacant former nursing home into a multifamily residential rental property.