Snohomish County recently announced a significant milestone in the fight against the heroin epidemic. The 100th opioid overdose reversal in Snohomish County by law enforcement occurred on September 6th in Everett.
Community Transit will increase bus service by six percent starting Sunday, September 24th. On that day, 37 new trips will be added to rural routes to bring all Sunday service to at least hourly frequencies.
The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office was selected by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) as a 2017 recipient of the Peter K. O’Rourke Special Achievement Award, which recognizes individuals and organizations that have made an impact on improving highway safety.
The Mill Creek City Council had a brief discussion at their September 12th meeting regarding the public safety issue with pedestrians crossing 132nd Street SE at locations where there are no crosswalks. A number of serious injuries have resulted from related accidents.
Twelve local community organizations were awarded Community Transit vehicles that have reached the end of their service life at the agency as part of the 13th Van GO vehicle grant program on September 7th.
Residents and businesses in Snohomish County now have a simpler and safer way to participate in needle cleanup efforts. Starting Wednesday, September 13th, free kits and needle disposal are available to residents and business owners cleaning up needles found in the community.
Area schools are now in session and drivers should take extra care when in school zones, nearing crosswalks, and passing school buses.
Mill Creek Police officers and Snohomish County Sheriff’s deputies will be out in force, making sure students make it to and from school safely. Traffic infractions are extra costly if tickets are issued.
A Walmart west of Mill Creek was evacuated and closed Thursday night, August 31, after a small fire left the store filled with hazy smoke for several hours. It is unlikely the store will be open Friday morning.
The Fair Cares Food Drive was in full swing on Monday, August 28th, and with the help of Fairgoers, the Evergreen State Fair was able to collect over 29,000 pounds of food for Snohomish County Food Banks!
To commemorate International Overdose Awareness Day, and to honor their sons Corey Lee and Spencer Warfield, the Lee and Warfield families invite the community to a candlelight vigil at 7:00 pm on Thursday, August 31st, at Thornton A. Sullivan Park on Silver Lake.