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Snohomish County

Mill Creek confronted with multi-million dollar fix for 35th Avenue SE flooding

The City of Mill Creek has been forced to consider a multi-million dollar project to reconstruct 35th Avenue SE to alleviate flooding.

February 10, 2014, update

The Mill Creek City Council unanimously approved a $423,223 consultant contract with KPFF Consulting Engineers to develop a detailed design for fixing the 35th Avenue SE roadway flooding issues at their regular February 4, 2014, meeting. The additional future construction cost is estimated to be $3,500,000.

Smoke alarms alert couple to Meadowdale house fire

A couple and their three dogs safely escaped after smoke alarms alerted them to a fire in their home in the Meadowdale area of unincorporated Snohomish County on Monday, February 4, 2014.

A couple and their three dogs safely escaped after smoke alarms alerted them to a fire in their home in the Meadowdale area of unincorporated Snohomish County on Monday, February 3, 2014.

The fire in the 4800 block of 164th St. SW was reported by the homeowners at about 11:40 pm. They told firefighters the smoke alarms woke them up. Firefighters could see smoke and flames in the attached garage when they arrived.

Don’t let a DUI ruin the excitement of a Seahawks Super Bowl win

Troopers will be out in force in Snohomish, Skagit, Island, and Whatcom counties looking to remove impaired drivers from the roadways. Don’t ruin the thrill of the Hawks run at a championship by getting arrested for DUI.

The Seattle Seahawks play the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday, February 2nd (depending on the weather)! 

Even though the game is being played clear across the country, there will be plenty of excitement around Washington.  The Washington State Patrol (WSP) would like to remind both the die-hard Hawks fans as well as those fair-weather football fans to enjoy the game and have a blast doing so; but also to plan ahead for travel before and after the game.

Stage 1 burn bans lifted for Pierce and Snohomish Counties

Effective 10:00 am, January 27, 2014,
 burn bans lifted for Pierce and Snohomish Counties. The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency is lifting the Stage 1 air quality burn bans for Pierce and Snohomish counties.

Effective 10:00 am, January 27, 2014,
 burn bans are lifted for Pierce and Snohomish Counties.

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency is lifting the Stage 1 air quality burn bans for Pierce and Snohomish counties.

The Clean Air Agency appreciates the public's cooperation with the burn ban and encourages people to check current air quality and burn ban status before they burn. Conditions can change quickly this time of year.

Mill Creek’s recent American Disabilities Act ramp upgrades required by law

The City has been receiving comments and questions regarding the wheelchair (American Disabilities Act) ramp upgrade project that was constructed last summer along Mill Creek Blvd, 148th Street SE and 35th Avenue SE.  This work was done to comply with Federal law when doing a repaving project.

The City has been receiving comments and questions regarding the wheelchair (American Disabilities Act) ramp upgrade project that was constructed last summer along Mill Creek Blvd, 148th Street SE and 35th Avenue SE.  This work was done to comply with Federal law when doing a repaving project.  While there is some discretionary choice in the design, all public agencies must adhere to the same regulations.

Sheriff’s Office detectives seek witnesses in weekend hit and run between Bothell and Mill Creek

Collision Investigation Unit detectives are seeking information from anyone who may have witnessed a hit and run last weekend near the 17100 block of North Rd. in unincorporated Snohomish County between Bothell and Mill Creek.

Collision Investigation Unit detectives are seeking information from anyone who may have witnessed a hit and run last weekend near the 17100 block of North Rd. in unincorporated Snohomish County between Bothell and Mill Creek.  The collision occurred around 1:20 a.m. on Sunday, January 12th, 2014, and left the driver of one of the involved vehicles severely injured.

Stanwood High School locked down when former student displays gun on campus

The Stanwood High School has been locked down, after a second-hand report came in around 12:30 PM on Tuesday, January 15, 2014, that a former 17 year-old male student displayed a gun to a current student on the school campus.

STANWOOD, Washington. - The Stanwood High School has been locked down, after a second-hand report came in around 12:30 PM on Tuesday, January 15, 2014, that a former 17 year-old male student displayed a gun to a current student on the school campus. 

Police say they don’t believe the student body or public are in eminent danger, but have locked down the building as a precautionary measure.  Stanwood Police Chief Rick Hawkins and deputies from the Sheriff’s Office School Services Unit are at the scene.

Cedar Wood Principal David Jones honored as Snohomish County’s Distinguished Elementary Principal

Cedar Wood Elementary School's Principal, Dr. David Jones, has been selected as Snohomish County’s Distinguished Elementary Principal. This places him in the running as a Washington Elementary Principal of the Year.

Cedar Wood Elementary School is one of only ten of Washington state’s 1,011 public elementary schools to have earned the Washington Achievement Award every year for the past four years – in recognition of continued success closing the achievement gap and increasing the percent of students exceeding academic standards.

Now, the school’s Principal, Dr. David Jones, has been selected as the county’s Distinguished Elementary Principal. That honor places him in the running as a Washington Elementary Principal of the Year and potentially as a candidate for the national honor.

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