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Council selects Trenary as the next Snohomish County Sheriff

The Snohomish County Council appointed Ty Trenary as the next Sheriff on Monday, July 1, 2013.  The unanimous 5-0 vote places Trenary in the Sheriff’s Office top position, vacated by John Lovick.

The Snohomish County Council appointed Ty Trenary as the next Sheriff on Monday, July 1, 2013.  The unanimous 5-0 vote places Trenary in the Sheriff’s Office top position, vacated by John Lovick when he resigned June 3rd to accept the position of County Executive.

The 47 year-old Trenary has served the citizens of Washington State as a police officer for over 25 years.  He started his law enforcement career in Eatonville where he also served as a D.A.R.E. officer until joining the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office in 1991.

Suspect arrested in Molly Conley shooting

The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office has identified the suspect arrested in Molly Conley's shooting as 26 year-old Erick N. Walker from Marysville.

June 30, 2013 update

The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office has identified the suspect arrested in Molly Conley's shooting as 26 year-old Erick N. Walker from Marysville.

Authorities have not said what led them to Walker, but there was a rewared for more than $30,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Molly Conley's murderer.

Original June 28, 3013 article

Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested a 26 year-old man on Friday, June 28, 2013 at his Marysville home in connection with the June 1st fatal drive-by shooting in Lake Stevens of 15 year-old Molly Conley.

He will be booked into the Snohomish County Jail for 1st degree murder sometime tonight.

On Saturday June 1st, 2013 at around 11:15 pm, 15 year-old Molly Conley was killed by a single shot in the neck as she was walking with some friends along the 10600 block of South Lake Stevens Road, in Lake Stevens.

Conley, a freshman at Bishop Blanchet High School in Seattle, was with a group of friends celebrating her 15th birthday.  She was described as having a huge, loving heart.

The bullet that struck Conley came from a dark colored vehicle that drove past them.

Tambark Creek Park finally dedicated after 17 years

It took 17 years before Snohomish County Executive John Lovick was able to dedicate Tambark Creek Park, our new south county playground and sports park. He and other Snohomish County and Mill Creek officials officially opened Tambark Creek Park on Friday afternoon, June 28, 2013.

It took 17 years before Snohomish County Executive John Lovick was able to dedicate Tambark Creek Park, our new south county playground and sports park. He and other Snohomish County and Mill Creek officials officially opened Tambark Creek Park on Friday afternoon, June 28, 2013.

During the 1996 embryonic stages of this park then Mill Creek City Councilmember Lovick, along with Councilmember Kathy Nielsen (current Mill Creek Mayor Pro Tem) began to visualize what this 40 acres might look like.

So when Executive Lovick dedicated Tambark Creek Park he was uniquely involved with both the visualization phase and the reality phase of this south Snohomish County (35th Ave. S.E.) park and sports field.

New multi-use Tambark Creek Park opened

Snohomish County and Mill Creek officials opened Tambark Creek Park, a new 40-acre multi-use facility, on Friday afternoon, June 28, 2013.

Snohomish County and Mill Creek officials opened Tambark Creek Park, a new 40-acre multi-use facility, on Friday afternoon, June 28, 2013.

Snohomish County developed the park with part of the $70 million in mitigation funds received from King County for the construction of the Brightwater Sewage Treatment Plant. According to Lukas Velush of the Everett Herald in an October, 2005 article; approximately $8 million was earmarked to develop Tambark Creek Park.

Snohomish County and Mill Creek plan to share future maintenance costs for Tambark Creek Park although a final agreement has not yet been reached.

Tambark Creek Park is located southeast of Mill Creek on 35th Avenue SE just north of 180th Street SE.

There are two entrances to the park. The park’s west entrance is off 35th Avenue SE and the east entrance is off Sunset Road & 176th Street SE.

Bill Iffrig to be honorary starter for the Run of the Mill 5k in support of Boston marathon victims

Bill Iffrig of Lake Stevens, local Boston Marathon hero who was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated, will be running in the Run of the Mill 5K and will be the 2013 Honorary Starter on Saturday, July 6, 2013 in the Mill Creek Town Center.

Bill Iffrig of Lake Stevens, local Boston Marathon hero who was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated, will be running in the Run of the Mill 5K and will be the 2013 Honorary Starter.

The Run of the Mill 5K is Saturday, July 6, 2013 in the Mill Creek Town Center.

New Mill Creek housing development planned on Seattle Hill Road

Seattle Hill North Coast LLC is planning to develop Seattle Ridge, a new 16-lot housing development on Seattle Hill Road in Mill Creek. The four-acre property is located at 14616 Seattle Hill Road.

Seattle Hill North Coast LLC is planning to develop Seattle Ridge, a new 16-lot housing development on Seattle Hill Road in Mill Creek. The four-acre property is located at 14616 Seattle Hill Road, just north of the intersection of Seattle Hill Road and 148th Street SE.

According to Camille Chriest, Mill Creek Senior Planner, “The proposal is to subdivide the property into 16 lots for single-family home development. As proposed, a 50-foot wide vegetated roadway buffer with sidewalk will be provided adjacent to Seattle Hill Road and there will be two common open space/park areas. Access to the plat will be off Seattle Hill Road and will extend through to the existing 146th Street SE road stub-out in the plat of Webster's Pond.”

2013 4th of July events

There are a number of ways to celebrate the Fourth of July in 2013. Even though the City of Mill Creek doesn’t have a celebration planned, other local Puget Sound cities do.

There are a number of ways to celebrate the Fourth of July in 2013. Even though the City of Mill Creek doesn’t have a celebration planned, other local Puget Sound cities do.

Bothell – Bothell holds an annual Freedom Festival to celebrate the Fourth.

  • Pancake Breakfast - 8:30 to 10:30 AM. Downtown Fire Station, 10726 Beardslee Blvd. FREE!
  • Children’s Parade - 11:15 AM. Line up on Main Street at 103rd. For children up to 12 years. No motorized vehicles permitted.
  • Grand Parade - 12 noon. Main Street and Bothell Way (SR 527).

Edmonds – Edmonds has events planned for the day and evening, capped with fireworks.

  • 5K Fun Run/Walk - 10:00 AM
  • Children’s Parade - 11:30 AM
  • Main Parade - 12:00 PM
  • Edmonds Firefighters Waterball Competition
- 2:30 PM (City Park, 3rd Ave. S & Pine)
  • SeaWolves Soccer – Edmonds-Woodway Stadium - 4:00 PM (Edmonds-Woodway High School, 7600 212th St SW) 
  • Food Vendors & Evening Entertainment - 7:30 PM (Civic Stadium, 6th & Bell)
  • Fireworks - 10:00 PM (Civic Stadium, 6th & Bell)

State Fire Marshal stresses fireworks safety

There were 354 fireworks-related injuries and fires reported to the State Fire Marshal’s Office in 2012 by fire departments and hospitals. Of the 354 reports received, there were 128 fires and 226 injuries.

There were 354 fireworks-related injuries and fires reported to the State Fire Marshal’s Office in 2012 by fire departments and hospitals. Of the 354 reports received, there were 128 fires and 226 injuries. The majority of these incidents occur on July 4th. Most incidents were cause by males between 8 and 21 years of age. The incidents of greatest concern are:

  • 7 residential fires totaling $880,500 in loss, 1 was caused by an illegal device, 3 were caused by legal fireworks and 3 were caused by an unknown type of firework device.
  • 26 fires and 64 injuries were caused by devices which are illegal to own or possess in Washington State.
  • 7 sparkler bomb incidents that included 5 fires/explosions and 2 causing facial, torso and hand injuries. These devices are considered improvised explosive devices which are illegal to manufacture and possess.

Mill Creek’s new sustainable landscaping a collaborative effort

Volunteers and Mill Creek staff planted the new sustainable landscaping on Saturday, June 22nd. According to Linda Knox, Mill Creek Town Center Business Association past-president, "It looks great!"

Volunteers and Mill Creek staff planted the new sustainable landscaping on Saturday, June 22nd. According to Linda Knox, Mill Creek Town Center Business Association past-president, "It looks great!"

Once the new sustainable landscaping is established it will need much less water and upkeep than the conventional landscaping it replaced. However, Jesse Blum, Mill Creek Design Review Board member, cautions that it will take up to three full years for the new plants to be established. It will be important to keep the new plants well watered during this period.

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