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Snohomish County

Sno-Isle Libraries photo project puts region’s history online

One photo at a time, Sno-Isle Libraries is putting the region’s history online with its Digitize Our Community History Project. With 530 images in its catalog and more added daily, the project is celebrating the end of its first year and inviting new partners.

Women drawing water from the Langley town pump in the 1920s. Elegant bicyclists posing with a drive-through tree in the 1890s. Construction of Everett’s Boeing plant in the 1960s.

One photo at a time, Sno-Isle Libraries is putting the region’s history online with its Digitize Our Community History Project. With 530 images in its catalog and more added daily, the project is celebrating the end of its first year and inviting new partners.

Monetary donations for SR530 slide victims encouraged, but be cautious about scammers

Snohomish County sent out the following message on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, "Due to the overwhelming outpouring of donated clothes and other goods meant for the victims of the SR530 landslide, local support organizations are inundated and cannot handle the volume."

Snohomish County sent out the following message on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, "Due to the overwhelming outpouring of donated clothes and other goods meant for the victims of the SR530 landslide, local support organizations are inundated and cannot handle the volume."

Another problem that has emerged in the wake of this tragedy is the growing amount of scam artists that are taking advantage of the landslide relief effort. Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Secretary of State Kim Wyman are urging consumers to be aware of possible scams when making donations to the relief effort.

Snohomish County Snohawk Rescue Team raising funds

Snohomish County Snohawk Rescue Team fund raising.

The Snohomish County Snohawk Rescue Team was a pivotal aspect of the Oso mudslide rescue effort.  The Snohomish Helicopter Rescue Team was training just 25 miles away from the mudslide on March 22, 2014, and was able to quickly respond and save several residents.

Unfortunately, thanks to major federal budget cuts, the future of the Snohomish County Snohawk Rescue Team is in jeopardy.

Snohomish County Executive wants to expand 211 call center availability

Snohomish County Executive John Lovick promotes Mental Health Panel findings and 211 services to help improve access to mental health care.

One of the first things that John Lovick did when he was appointed Snohomish County Executive last year was to convene a mental health panel to address the county’s neglected mental health issues. One of their recommendations is "the expansion the existing 2-1-1 call system as a gateway to the array of mental health services offered in the community."

Multiple fatalities confirmed at State Route 530 landslide

It has been confirmed that two people have died as a result of the landslide across State Route 530 between the cities of Arlington and Darrington.  The landslide was first reported around 10:45 Saturday morning, March 22, 2014, at the 29400 block of SR 530.

March 25, 2014, 3:03 pm update.

A volunteer rescue worker was injured while working in the debris area of the SR 530 landslide earlier today. The injury occurred when a small piece of debris was thrown up in helicopter wash and struck him in the head.  The injuries appear minor and the victim was transported to an area hospital for evaluation.

Gateway students meet with Pete Carroll for WE Day

March 14, 2014 was a great day for Gateway Middle School sixth-grader Quinn Williamson and seventh-grader Manasvini Tanikella,not only did the two represent their school’s G.I.V.E Club , they were invited by Seahawks coach Pete Carroll to the WE Day news conference.

Wednesday, March 14, 2014, was a great day for Gateway Middle School sixth-grader Quinn Williamson and seventh-grader Manasvini Tanikella, Not only did the two represent their school’s G.I.V.E Club (Guardians Involved in Volunteering Experience), they were two among only six students in the state to be invited by Seahawks coach Pete Carroll to the WE Day news conference.

“Jury Duty Warrant” scam hits Snohomish County

A scam in which residents receive a phone call from someone claiming to be in law enforcement saying that they need to pay to have a warrant “lifted” for having missed jury duty has hit Snohomish County.

A scam in which residents receive a phone call from someone claiming to be in law enforcement saying that they need to pay to have a warrant “lifted” for having missed jury duty has hit Snohomish County. 

On Wednesday afternoon, March 12, 2014, a Sheriff’s Office detective received a call from a woman in her mid-60’s who reported that she had received a call at home from a man who claimed to be a lieutenant with the Sheriff’s Office.  He explained to her that she had an outstanding warrant for missing jury duty.  He then told her that in order to have the warrant lifted, she would need to purchase a pre-paid credit card and call him back with the account number. 

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