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Snohomish County home sales and prices both rise in July

According to the Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS), Snohomish County home sales and median prices continue to rise, “Despite lean inventory and increasing mortgage rates.”

According to the Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS), Snohomish County home sales and median prices continue to rise, “Despite lean inventory and increasing mortgage rates.”

Figures released by NWMLS show closed sales of homes and condos in Snohomish County rose 10.9 percent from July 2012 to July 2013. The median sales price rose 15.9 percent, from $251,111 to $291,000, over the same period.

Fourteen year-old girl with developmental disability missing from Everett group home

Detectives with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit are looking for help from the public to locate 14 year-old Jakyra “Jack” Russell who left an Everett group home.

10:53 P.M. August 16th Update

The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office reported that, "Fourteen year-old Jakyra 'Jack' Russell was located in Seattle around 10 PM this evening."

Original article

Detectives with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit are looking for help from the public to locate 14 year-old Jakyra “Jack” Russell who left an Everett group home.

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).

Snohomish County hosts 2013 National Night Out on August 6th

Join your neighbors for crime-prevention tips and fun during this year’s National Night Out Against Crime from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 6, 2013, at Willis Tucker Community Park.

Join your neighbors for crime-prevention tips and fun during this year’s National Night Out Against Crime from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 6, 2013, at Willis Tucker Community Park.

The annual free event features on-site emergency vehicles and booths with safety tips and information. Visitors can learn how local law enforcement agencies are working to reduce crime and protect families, and can get tips to increase personal and public safety.

Off-leash dog park now open at Tambark Creek Park

The Tambark Creek Park off-leash dog area is fully enclosed with a fence. There is an open space, ideal for energetic pups, and a shady area with some trees. It's a clean and beautiful space for dogs and their owners to enjoy.

Tambark Creek is a 40-acre park located southeast of Mill Creek on 35th Ave SE just north of 180th Street SE. With an athletic field, picnic shelters, walking trails, a playground and an off-leash dog area this park can be enjoyed by the whole family.

The off-leash dog area is fully enclosed with a fence allowing dogs to run and exercise off-leash. There is an open space, ideal for energetic pups, and a shady area with some trees. It's a clean and beautiful space for dogs and their owners to enjoy.

Surface Water Management considers rate restructuring

Snohomish County’s Surface Water Management Division is seeking input as it gathers comments and ideas to balance programs and services with changing needs.

Input needed on services; residents asked to complete online survey

Snohomish County’s Surface Water Management Division is seeking input as it gathers comments and ideas to balance programs and services with changing needs.

The process could potentially lead to a countywide restructuring of Surface Water Management rates. Surface Water Management invites you to participate in an online survey and provide input at www.survey.surfacewater.info.

Host families needed for high school students from France

Explore a new culture this summer without leaving your home by hosting an exchange student from France, through the non-profit organization, Horizons Du Monde.

Although there has been a great response to this request, Horizons Du Monde still needs about eight families to host French students from July 31 – August 21, 2013.

Explore a new culture this summer without leaving your home by hosting an exchange student from France, through the non-profit organization, Horizons Du Monde.

You and your family will learn, first hand, about another exciting country by opening your heart and your home to a high school exchange student from France

Host families are needed in Snohomish/King county for foreign exchange students who will be coming here this summer. Both boys and girls (ages 16 & 17) will be coming for 3-4 weeks. Students are coming to experience our American culture. They are here on Summer vacation.

The dates of their stay vary through the summer, call Tiffany McClure at 206-819-5388 for more exact dates.

Students come with good English skills, their own insurance and spending money, and mainly the desire to see this area and be a member of an American family.

Put your leadership skills into action by volunteering on Snohomish County’s Council on Aging

The Snohomish County Council on Aging (COA) is seeking vibrant new members for terms beginning January 2014.

The Snohomish County Council on Aging (COA) is seeking vibrant new members for terms beginning January 2014. Snohomish County residents interested in the needs and issues facing older persons and younger persons with disabilities are asked to apply for membership on the COA. The COA manages federal, state and local funds targeted for our elderly citizens.

We are continuing to build an even more effective Council on Aging to promote the physical and emotional well-being of senior Snohomish County residents,” said Council Chair Ron Vivion.

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.

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