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Fire causes $160,000 damage to home north of Mill Creek

No one was injured in a fire that caused more than $160,000 damage to an unoccupied home north of Mill Creek Monday afternoon, August 12, 2013.

No one was injured in a fire that caused more than $160,000 damage to an unoccupied home north of Mill Creek Monday afternoon, August 12, 2013.

Neighbors reported black smoke coming from the back of the two-story house in the 11400 block of 31st Ave. SE near Silver Lake just before 3 p.m. The back of the house was in flames when firefighters arrived and there was fire in the attic.

Edmonds CC offers free tuition for two new information technology certificates this fall through PACE-IT

Edmonds Community College’s new PACE-IT (Progressive Accelerated Certifications for Employment in Information Technology) program offers two new information technology certificates this fall.

Edmonds Community College’s new PACE-IT (Progressive Accelerated Certifications for Employment in Information Technology) program offers two new information technology certificates this fall.

PACE-IT — a federally funded $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor — will provide online instruction and services for adult learners pursuing certificates in technology and integration support, network security, web development and design, ethical hacking, and data management. The program is designed to prepare students for industry-recognized certifications while strengthening pathways to high-wage, high-demand IT jobs across high-growth industries.

Mill Creek Officer selected as School Resource Officer of the Year

The Washington School Safety Organization (WSSO) has named Mill Creek Police Officer Rory Mundwiler as the 2013 School Resource Officer (SRO) of the Year.

The Washington School Safety Organization (WSSO) has named Mill Creek Police Officer Rory Mundwiler as the 2013 School Resource Officer (SRO) of the Year.

WSSO Vice President, Deputy Karen Davy, stated, “Our Board chose Rory because staff and students alike see him as a professional who is completely capable of handling a crisis but also someone who is compassionate and can reach the kids on a level they understand.”

Avoid the Needless Death of a Child - Vehicular Child Heatstroke

As the warmest month of the year is here, the Washington State Patrol is urging adults to never leave a young child alone in a car - especially in the sun.

As the warmest month of the year is here, the Washington State Patrol is urging adults to never leave a young child alone in a car - especially in the sun.

Call 911 immediately if you observe a child unattended in a motor vehicle.  It is a specific crime in Washington to leave a child under 16 years of age in a motor vehicle with the engine running.

Primary election ballots must be postmarked by August 6th

Mill Creekers have a chance to make a difference as two City Council seats are in this year’s primary election. Voters will decide which two candidates will qualify for the November 5th general election.

Most of those eligible to cast a vote in Tuesday’s primary election won’t do so. Since this is not a big national election year, turnout will most likely be around 30 percent.

However, Mill Creekers have a chance to make a difference as two City Council seats are on this year’s primary election ballot. Voters will decide which two candidates will qualify for the November 5th general election.

Presentation honors Fire District 1 for winning national award

Snohomish County Fire District 1 was honored as the winner of the national award for Excellence in Fire Service Based Emergency Medical Service in a presentation on August 1, 2013 at the Martha Lake Fire Station 21 near Mill Creek.

Snohomish County Fire District 1 was honored as the winner of the national award for Excellence in Fire Service Based Emergency Medical Service in a presentation on August 1, 2013 at the Martha Lake Fire Station 21 near Mill Creek.

The Congressional Fire Services Institute and the MedicAlert Foundation present this competitive award annually to honor innovative practices which enhance the quality of emergency medical services (EMS).

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