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Orphaned kittens find Forever Homes for the Holidays

When Pasado’s Safe Haven, a non-profit animal sanctuary near Monroe, received a call about a cat that had been hit by a car and killed, leaving six three day old kittens behind, they immediately set to work to find suitable foster care.
Kittens from left to right: Jingles, Tinsel, Red, Mistletoe, Snow, and Elf. Photo credit:Rachele Valadez, Artis Photography.

When Pasado’s Safe Haven, a non-profit animal sanctuary near Monroe, received a call at the end of October about a momma cat that had been hit by a car and killed in Gold Bar, leaving six three day old kittens behind, they immediately set to work to find suitable foster care.

Fire District 1 Firefighters donate coats for kids

Firefighters from Snohomish County Fire District 1 donated 54 coats to local children the week of December 8th as part of the national 2014 Firefighters Coats for Kids campaign sponsored by the International Association of Fire Firefighters (IAFF).
Kindergartners from Discovery Elementary show off the coats they received from Snohomish County Fire District 1 firefighters Micah Gaston, Capt. Rob Gullickson, and Melissa Beard. Photo courtesy of Snohomish County Fire District 1.

Firefighters from Snohomish County Fire District 1 donated 54 coats to local children the week of December 8th as part of the national 2014 Firefighters Coats for Kids campaign sponsored by the International Association of Fire Firefighters (IAFF).

Mill Creek City Council passes 2015-2016 Biennial Budget with $1.8 million deficit

The Mill Creek City Council unanimously approved the 2015-2016 Biennial Budget, which includes a $1.8 million reserve account deficit, at their December 9, 2014 regular meeting.
The Mill Creek City Council cut three staff positions to reduce the 2015-2016 budget deficit. Photo credit: Lesley Van Winkle.

The Mill Creek City Council unanimously approved the 2015-2016 Biennial Budget, which includes a $1.8 million reserve account deficit, at their December 9th, regular meeting.

Sheriff’s Office Dive Team search for missing fisherman ends

Fisherman last seen at Blackmans Lake on December 6, 2014.
Fisherman last seen at Blackmans Lake. Image credit: Google Maps.

December 12, 2014, update.

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office dive team have ended the active search of Blackmans Lake for a missing 38 year-old fisherman last seen Saturday, December 6th. After six days of searching, they were unable to locate the victim.