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Fire at mobile home near Silver Lake causes heavy damage

No one was injured in a fire just before 7 a.m. on April 13, 2013 that caused heavy damage and forced a couple from their mobile home in the Silver Lake neighborhood south of Everett.

No one was injured in a fire this morning that caused heavy damage and forced a couple from their mobile home in the Silver Lake neighborhood south of Everett.

The fire was reported just before 7 a.m. on April 13, 2013 in a double-wide mobile home in the 12200 block of Nels Peters Road. A smoke alarm alerted the couple to the fire and they were able to safely escape with their dog.

The mobile home was engulfed in smoke when firefighters arrived. When the first crew opened the front door to check conditions inside and make an interior attack, a firefighter stepped through the floor. He was not hurt.

About 40 firefighters from Fire District 1 and 7 and Mukilteo Fire Department responded. The unstable floor and heavy damage to the rest of the structure made it unsafe for firefighters to enter mobile home, so firefighters had to attack the fire from outside.

Fire District 1 offers free smoke alarms and home safety checks

Snohomish County Fire District 1 is offering free smoke alarms and educational home safety assessments for residents it serves in the communities of unincorporated southwest Snohomish County, Brier, Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace and Woodway.

Snohomish County Fire District 1 is offering free smoke alarms and educational home safety assessments for residents it serves in the communities of unincorporated southwest Snohomish County, Brier, Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace and Woodway.

Funding for the program comes from a Vision 20/20 Grant awarded through the federal Assistance to Firefighter Grant program. The grant provides resources for Fire District 1 to perform home safety surveys and install more than 550 smoke alarms, including 50 for hearing-impaired residents.

Snohomish County housing prices continue to trend up as inventory shrinks

Northwest Multiple Listing Service figures show that the median Snohomish County price for single-family houses and condos increased 18% from March 2012 to March 2013.

Northwest Multiple Listing Service figures show that the median Snohomish County price for single-family houses and condos increased 18% from March 2012 to March 2013. The median price for last month’s closed sales of single-family homes and condos in Snohomish County was $269,950 compared to $228,500 in March of 2012.

The year-to-year increase was even more for Everett, Mukilteo, and Mill Creek. Over the past year prices for single-family houses and condos increased 21% in this multiple listing service area. According to Northwest Multiple Listing Service figures the median price for last month’s closed sales of single-family homes and condos in this part of the North Sound was $270,000 compared to $222,600 in March of 2012.

YWCA 2013 Snohomish County Inspire Luncheon with Elizabeth Gilbert

The YWCA Snohomish County Inspire Luncheon will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2013. The featured keynote speaker is Elizabeth Gilbert, bestselling author of the memoirs, “Eat, Pray, Love” and “Committed."

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the YWCA Inspire Luncheons, when more than 3,400 guests come from far and wide for a lunchtime experience like no other.

The Luncheons are an opportunity to connect with others in support of a shared cause – empowering women and families – and celebrate the achievements of the YWCA across Seattle, King and Snohomish counties.

Spend your lunch time at the 2013 Inspire Luncheons to learn about the work of the YWCA, listen to engaging speeches, and be inspired by women whose lives were transformed by YWCA services.

The emcee for this event will be Jean Enersen of KING 5 TV.

“Eat, Pray, Love” is about the year Gilbert spent traveling the globe after a difficult divorce. It was embraced by women and men alike and made her a role model for readers around the world. The book was made into a movie starring Julia Roberts.

Sheriff’s Office to officially launch School Services Unit

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office will officially launch the newly formed School Services Unit Friday, March 15, 2013, at Woodside Elementary School in unincorporated Snohomish County.

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office will officially launch the newly formed School Services Unit Friday, March 15, 2013, at Woodside Elementary School in unincorporated Snohomish County near Mill Creek.

After the Dec. 14, 2012 tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, Sheriff John Lovick proposed the School Services Unit to address his vision that the Sheriff’s Office be a school safety resource to our county’s unincorporated schools.

“As far as we know the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office School Services Unit approach to school safety is the first of its kind in the state of Washington, possibly even the nation,” said Sheriff Lovick. “It builds on establishing and maintaining relationships between law enforcement and school districts, school leadership, teachers, staff, students and their families.”

Snohomish County Fire District 7 Firefighters to participate in annual Scott Stair Climb

On March 10, 2013, two firefighters from Snohomish County Fire District 7 will race up 69 floors of the Columbia Center in downtown Seattle to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

On March 10, 2013, two firefighters from Snohomish County Fire District 7 will race up 69 floors of the Columbia Center in downtown Seattle to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. 

The annual Scott Firefighter Stair Climb features firefighters from all over the world as they climb 1,311 steps in full bunker gear.

Bill Ekse and Jeremy Karapostoles will be representing Fire District 7 in the climb this year.

Gary Meek appointed Snohomish County Fire District 7 Fire Chief

Gary Meek was appointed Fire District 7 Fire Chief at the February 28, 2013 Fire Board meeting. He has served as interim Fire Chief since 2011 when the previous chief retired.

Gary Meek was appointed Fire District 7 Fire Chief at the February 28, 2013 Fire Board meeting. He has served as interim Fire Chief since 2011 when the previous Fire Chief retired.

“Chief Meek has done an outstanding job while serving in the interim chief position,” said Board Chair Neil Doherty. “The Board has great confidence in his ability as fire chief and we know he will continue to serve our community with great dedication and professionalism.”

Train to become a Snohomish County Beach Watcher!

Train to become a Snohomish County Beach Watcher. Snohomish County WSU Beach Watchers receive 100 hours of university-caliber training from over 40 local experts, offered annually.

The deadline to apply for training to become a Washington State University Snohomish County Extension Beach Watcher is March 12, 2013.

Snohomish County WSU Beach Watchers receive 100 hours of university-caliber training from over 40 local experts, offered annually.

Training runs from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, April 2-26 and Oct. 1-29, at McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. There is a $35 materials fee; fee waivers are available.

Dingmon appointed as Fire District 1 commissioner

Karen Dingmon was appointed to the Snohomish County Fire District 1 Board of Commissioners.

Karen Dingmon was appointed to the Snohomish County Fire District 1 Board of Commissioners. She was sworn in and took office at the board’s February 19, 2013 meeting.

Commissioners selected Dingmon from a field of 11 candidates to fill a vacancy created at the end of 2012 when Millie Judge resigned from the board to take office as a Snohomish County Superior Court Judge. Dingmon will have to run for election in the fall if she wants to serve the two years remaining in Judge’s six-year term.

“I would like to help my community in achieving the best quality of service for firefighting, prevention and emergency medical services,” Dingmon said. “These vital services require informed, well thought-out plans involving both the public and the fire department to carry out the laws meant to protect all citizens.”

East Gateway Urban Village Update – February 2013

Development of the East Gateway Urban Village continues to move forward.

Development of the East Gateway Urban Village continues to move forward.

Economic development of underutilized areas of Mill Creek has been the City’s focus since the adoption of Mill Creek’s Strategic Plan on April 10, 2012.

Mill Creek’s Strategic Plan and Comprehensive Plan both highlight the East Gateway Urban Village as a main source of increased revenue for the City.

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