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Local families enjoy Marysville's Fishing Derby By Christopher Andersson christopher@northcountyoutlook.com


Volunteer Levi Donnelson helps to paint over some graffiti at the old Buzz Inn location in Smokey Point during a clean-up day with the Arlington Graffiti Brigade on May 4.

Graffiti Brigade helps clean up Arlington By Christopher Andersson christopher@northcountyoutlook.com The Arlington Graffiti Brigade came out for a Graffiti WIPEOUT day on May 4 where they painted over various vandalism points around the city. The group was started by Arlington local Vikki McMurray in 2016 as a community-led effort to remove

graffiti from the area. McMurray and volunteers worked at a number of locations on May 4. A couple of volunteers worked on the fence that is next to the Arlington Gospel Hall. "There's 10 fence panels that got tagged in the last couple of weeks there," said McMurray. See GRAFFITI on page 11


Parents Jacob Gallanger, right, and Emily Gallagher, left, help Hosannah Gallagher fish at the Marysville Fishing Derby on May 4.

Kids cast their lines into the Jennings Park pond as part of the 25th annual Marysville Fishing Derby that was held on May 4. The fishing derby is put on by the city of Marysville, the Everett Steelhead and Salmon Club, and other local organizations. The club brings almost 2,000 fish to put into the Jennings Park pond as part of the event. "What we're providing is a free fishing opportunity for kids ages 4 to 12," said Barry Martin, president of the Everett Steelhead and Salmon Youth Organization. "What we want to do is encourage families to come out and fish, because they get to spend time together and it's a great healthy activity," he said. Local parents said it was a fun event for their family.

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Arlington looks to build new fire station, M&O building By Christopher Andersson christopher@northcountyoutlook.com


The current Arlington Fire Station 48. The lease for the station will end in 2021 but Arlington officials hope to build a permanent station before that happens.

The city of Arlington may soon build an all new Fire Station 48 and upgrade their Maintenance and Operations facility with bond funds that would not increase Arlington taxes. The proposal was scheduled to go before the Arlington City Council on May 6. The plan was looked at during the City Council’s April retreat. “What the staff has identified as immediate needs are Fire Station 48, a new impound facility for the Police Department and a new building at the Maintenance & Operation facility,” said Kristin Banfield, communications manager with the city of Arlington. The city believes that already existing

revenue will be enough for the facility projects. “We’re very excited to see that there is no request to the taxpayers for any increase in taxes,” said Banfield. The Fire Station 48 project is currently estimated to cost $3.3 million. The station is located on Smokey Point Boulevard right now. “Our lease will expire in August 2021 and the owners have told us that we cannot renew again and this will be it,” said Banfield. She said the facility was never intended to be permanent. Plans to build a more stable Fire Station 48 were looked at in the mid-2000s but were derailed with the 2008 recession, said Banfield.

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"I think it's great," said local parent Chevy Charles. For parent Jacob Gallagher it was the first time he was able to introduce his daughter to fishing. "I think it's a good opportunity for kids to get out and do something they wouldn't do otherwise, which is fishing," he said. Volunteers from the Everett Steelhead and Salmon Club also help families get set up at the event and help those who have never been fishing. "If you don't know anything about fishing we'll come out and help you with that. We have all the equipment so you don't have to invest a dollar in it," said Martin. "If you learn how to do it, then you can do it the rest of your life," he said. The club puts on various fishing derbies in the county, including helping out with Marysville's annual event which is usually held in May. "We really like to do it because we want to get people to come together," said Martin. He hopes to encourage people to enjoy the outdoors.


Parent Chevy Charles, right, helps his son Channing Charles, center, and Taylor Wonser, left, fish at the Marysville Fishing Derby on May 4.

"They're not playing video games or on their phone, they're enjoying today and the fabulous weather," said Martin. With so many fish in the local pond most kids walk away with at least one fish and Martin's favorite part of the event is usually

watching the kids reel in their first catch. "Especially the small kids. Because we got some big three- to five-pounders out there and when they hook into one of those the fight is on," said Martin. "It's amazing to watch their reaction when they

catch that fish," he said. Other community partners like Les Schwab and the Marysville Kiwanis Club also help with the event. "The Kiwanis put on a pancake breakfast, so it really is a great community event," said Martin.


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May Is National Military Appreciation Month


Military benefits local communities ___ “ By Christopher Andersson christopher@northcountyoutlook.com

May is Military Appreciation Month and having local military installations like Naval Station Everett and the Armed Forces Reserve Center adds to the community, say local leaders. The naval station opened 25 years ago and the Armed Forces Reserve Center opened seven years ago in north Marysville. “In the past quartercentury, we have opened our neighborhoods and our hearts to military members, civilian staff and their families. Military presence and participation in Marysville has made our community stronger,” said Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring. Arlington Mayor Barbara Tolbert said her city also welcomes military members. “I am proud to represent a community that strongly supports our military service members, our veterans, and their families,” she said. Summer Dahozy, a Navy member who manages the recreation program at Naval Radio Station Jim Creek, said that the community has welcomed her. "I just recently moved to Marysville and the little places I've stopped at now know me,” she said. The stores she visits, such as the general store in Trafton, have begun to recognize her. "The local stores really appreciate our military presence,” she said. Tolbert wanted to thank the many community organizations that support military members.

“The city greatly appreciates having such great local community organizations such as the VFW, the American Legion, and the Arlington Community Resource Center that provide services to our military members, our veterans, and their families,” she said. Jesse Bennett, a Navy member who is the Transition Assistance Program manager, said that military members like living in the area. “The community here is really good in the north sound,” he said. “The Navy folk have morals and ethics that fit well into the community here." Nehring said that military members and former military members are often active in the community. “We appreciate our military neighbors, not only for your skills and dedication to our country’s service, but also for your participation and contributions to the Marysville community,” Nehring said. They also help in a variety of a community projects in Arlington, said Tolbert. “They do not just serve us from afar, but also do so right here at home, through their community service at events like the Point in Time Count, roadside and community cleanups, providing needed help to local veterans, and more,” she said. Military members and Reserve members also help the economy with skilled workers and by going out to local small businesses. “We’re blessed with a robust economy here as it is,” said Bennett. “But the

I am proud to represent a community that strongly supports our military service members, our veterans, and their families.


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economic impact that they provide can be huge." Dahozy said that newly stationed military members tend to try a lot of local businesses. "When you first get stationed at a new place a lot of people want to explore it and find what's out there,” she said. "I know that a lot of people enjoy trying out new places to eat or new businesses." Aside from the economy, military members also provide a number of diverse perspectives for the community. “Typically, military people and their families come from all over the country and they have been all over the country as well, and they have often lived in foreign countries as well,” said Bennett. Tolbert wanted to thank military service members for their work. “We thank our service members and veterans for the sacrifices they, and their families, have made,” she said.

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Eagles defeat Chargers By Andrew Hines sports@northcountyoutlook.com

The Arlington softball team welcomed the Marysville Getchell Chargers to battle it out on their home field on May 1. The Eagles and Chargers matched up for an incred-


Arlington’s junior third baseman Madisyn Estes fields the grounder and throws out the runner at first against the Marysville Getchell Chargers at Arlington High School on May 1.

ible defensive battle from beginning to end. Arlington started out quickly as they shutout the Chargers in the top of the first inning and scored the first run of the day in the bottom of the same inning. Over the next five innings the Eagles continued their incredible play as they kept Marysville Getchell off the board and put up their second run in the bottom of the sixth. Heading into the seventh inning the Chargers needed to score in order to stay alive, and they did just that as they strung a few hits together on their way to tie up the game 2-2. With a clutch performance in the top of the inning, Marysville Getchell closed out the seventh without allowing a run and sent the game into extra innings. Arlington came back in the eighth and refused to let the game slip away as they recorded two strikeouts in the top of the inning and finished it with a run in the

bottom half. After an exciting end to the matchup, the Eagles walked away with the close 3-2 victory. “I’m so proud of the team. We knew that we could do better than we were doing earlier this season and it’s good to see them play the way they know they can. We’re excited to get back to work and finish strong as we head into the postseason,” said Arlington Head Coach Ashleigh Beard. Arlington had an incredible day stunting the Chargers at the plate and the player responsible was Elizabeth Durfee. As a freshman pitcher, Durfee finished the game with a huge 12 strikeout performance while racking up eight innings on the mound. The Eagles had big plays from Madisyn Estes, Tia Langley, Brooklyn Lamie and Taylor Zodrow. Estes, junior third baseman, put up two singles, two runs, one stolen base and

scored the final run in the eighth inning. Langley, junior shortstop, had big hits from the plate with two doubles, one stolen base and two RBIs, one of which came in the eighth. Lamie, junior first baseman, also finished with two hits, one single, one double and one RBI. Zodrow, junior center fielder, had one hit on the day with a double and one run. “We weren’t going to give up and they showed what they were made of late in the game. We knew coming in that this was going to be a tough game but it was good to see them keep working as we get closer to the end of the year,” said Marysville Getchell Head Coach Mike Moran. Marysville Getchell never gave up throughout the game as Brionna Palm, Shannon Patton, Thea Hatch and Maile Pingree showed up in big moments. Palm, junior pitcher, contributed on the both the


Marysville Getchell’s junior pitcher Brionna Palm throws a strikeout in the bottom of the second inning against the Eagles at Arlington High School on May 1.

mound and at the plate as she recorded 11 strikeouts over eight innings as well as earning a double and a run. Patton, senior catcher, finished the game with one single and a run. Hatch, senior first baseman, tallied one single, a walk and an RBI on the day. Pingree, junior center fielder, earned

her only hit in the eighth inning as she had a single and two stolen bases. Both the Marysville Getchell and Arlington will be competing in the 3A District 1 Softball Tournament. The Tournament will be held at Phil Johnson Fields and begins on Thursday May 9.

MG girls tennis earn win over M-PHS By Andrew Hines sports@northcountyoutlook.com

The Marysville-Pilchuck Tomahawks girls tennis team took on their crosstown rival Marysville Getchell Chargers in the final match of the regular season on

May 3. Earlier this season the Chargers hosted the Tomahawks and took the match by an extremely close team score of 4-3. This time Marysville-Pilchuck looked to take the win and close out their season on a high note. However,


Irina Gret, Tomahawks’ number four singles, returns the cross-court shot from Marysville Getchell at Totem Middle School on May 3.

Marysville Getchell had other plans as they took control of the match with a commanding team score of 6-1 and finished their season with a victory. “We had a strong senior class this year and I’ve been impressed with their ability to never stop competing on the court. Looking to the offseason, I am stressing to all of the returners to play as much as they can. With so many seniors leaving this year we’ll need a lot of these girls to step up in varsity roles,” said MarysvillePilchuck Head Coach Evan Shaw. The Tomahawks had big performances from Taylor Bichel and their number one doubles team of Dana Bichel and Kristina Gret. Taylor, number two singles, was the only player on her team to record a win as she finished both sets with scores of 6-3 and 6-0, respectively. Marysville-Pilchuck’s doubles team went the distance with Marysville Getchell as they lost the first set 4-6 and won the second set 6-1. Bichel

and Gret went on to battle in the third set as they lost 6-7 after a 14-16 tie-breaker. “It’s nice to see all of the Marysville kids come out and compete against one another. We’ve been getting better all season and I’m excited to see what they can do in the offseason to come back stronger,” said Marysville Getchell Head Coach Kathy Carroll. The Chargers' singles players Maria Falcon, Arestie Marmoley and Alivia Doll took control of their matchups early on. Falcon, number one singles, went back and forth in the first set as she won 6-4 and then finished it in the second set with a score of 6-1. Marmoley, number three singles, put up the exact opposite numbers as she scored 6-1 and 6-4 in the two sets. Alivia Doll, number four singles, put up the most impressive numbers as she only dropped two games with her two sets being won by 6-0 and 6-2. With the final match of the season done, both the Toma-


Marysville Getchell’s number one singles Maria Falcon returns the serve and sends it cross court against the Marysville-Pilchuck Tomahawks at Totem Middle School on May 3.

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Chargers outscore Eagles 5-2 Pet By Andrew Hines sports@northcountyoutlook.com

The Marysville Getchell boys soccer team hosted the Arlington Eagles for their final regular season match on April 30. The Chargers entered the match with no chance to make the postseason and every reason to leave everything out on the field. Marysville Getchell got off a hot start as they scored twice in the first 10 minutes of the game. The first goal came in the 3rd minute on a header off a corner kick, and the second was in the 7th minute from a crossgoal assist. Arlington continued to fall behind throughout the first half as the Chargers scored twice more in the 25th and 28th minutes. Nearing the end of the half, the Eagles managed to find a hole in the Marysville Getchell defense and scored their first goal in the 37th minute. Heading into halftime the Chargers led 4-1. In the second half, the offensive production slowed down as each team played better on the defensive side of the ball. Nearing the final 10 minutes of the match the Chargers were able to

find the back of the net once again as they put up their fifth goal in the 68th minute on a penalty kick. The Eagles weren’t going to walk away without a fight as they closed the gap with a goal of their own two minutes later in the 70th minute. Unfortunately for Arlington, they weren’t able to catch up as Marysville Getchell finished the season on a 5-2 victory. “The kids played well and you never know what to expect on a senior night, but they came out laser focused. The effort has been there all season and this team has played really hard no matter what team they were going against,” said Marysville Getchell Head Coach Kyle Suits. Marysville Getchell had multiple players contribute to their huge day including Ethan Fuerte, Mark Popach and Robert Green Jr. Fuerte, senior mid, was all over the field as he scored two goals and tallied one assist in the contest. Popach, sophomore forward, scored the last goal before the half as they made a statement scoring four goals in the first. Green Jr., senior defender, led the defense on the back end and also scored the final goal for the

Chargers on a penalty kick. “Consistency is something we need to work on through the rest of this season and into the offseason. After a game like this I’m telling my guys that once you hit postseason, records don’t matter. We just need to keep our foot on the gas and not let up,” said Arlington Head Coach Kieren Raney. Arlington had big plays on the offensive end from Ferley Cork and Juan Hernandez. Cork, sophomore forward, used his athleticism late in the first half to score the first goal for the Eagles. Hernandez, senior mid, put up the second goal for Arlington as he scored in close in the second half. After this match the Chargers season is over as they will look to go into the offseason. Arlington went on to win their 3A District Play-In game over the Lynnwood Royals, 2-1, on May 2. The Eagles faced the Marysville-Pilchuck Tomahawks on May 4 and lost 0-1 as they continue to fight through the postseason.



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Eagles’ sophomore mid Juan Castillo, right, keeps the ball away from the Chargers’ senior defender Robert Green Jr., left, as he pushes the possession downfield at Marysville Getchell High School on April 30.

Kaleb Ruiz, Chargers’ senior defender, moves the ball upfield as he looks to pass along the sideline against the Arlington Eagles at Marysville Getchell High School on April 30.

Sun, Moon and Tides in Snohomish County Wednesday, May 8, through Tuesday, May 14

Wednesday, May 8 Sunrise 5:39 am • Sunset 8:31 pm

Sunday, May 12 Sunrise 5:33 am • Sunset 8:37 pm

Thursday, May 9 Sunrise 5:38 am • Sunset 8:33 pm

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Friday, May 10 Sunrise 5:36 am • Sunset 8:34 pm

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Wenberg County Park beach re-opens with renovations Newly renovated Wenberg County Park, located at 15430 E. Lake Goodwin Rd., re-opened the waterfront and dock with a ribbon cutting on May 2. The park underwent major renovations to the swim, beach and boat launch areas during 2018 summer and fall months. Wenberg County Park is now even more accessible, beautiful and fun for everyone to recreate and enjoy the outdoors in. Snohomish County Parks, Recreation & Tourism held two public meetings and did extensive site analysis to determine what the park needs and public wishes were. Kevin Teague, Senior Park Planner led the efforts under the direction of SCPRT Director, Tom Teigen. “We wanted to give this beloved park, boat launch and swim area a much needed face-lift and upgrade its amenities including ADA accessible beach

and swim access,” said Teigen. “We passionately and fundamentally believe that the outdoors are for everyone to love, enjoy and have access to.” SCPRT worked with Bruce Dees and Associates from design through final construction and awarded the nearly $3 million renovation contract to Strider Construction of Bellingham. More than $1.2 million came from State Recreation & Conservation Office grants with the remainder coming from SCPRT capital budget. Construction took approximately one year.  Upgrades and renovations included: n Creating accessible routes from the parking lot to the docks. n Three, wheel-chair accessible dock bump outs for fishing over deep water. n Adding an ADA ramp directly into the lake for swimmers with mobility challenges.

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'Empowering Parents' looks at youth drug use By Christopher Andersson christopher@northcountyoutlook.com

Arlington locals and regional health officials discussed trends in drug use for youth at the most recent panel from the Arlington Drug Awareness Coalition on April 30. The panel, titled “Empowering Parents,” was meant to inform parents about what is happening with drug use and local youth, and give them strategies they can adapt to prevent drug abuse. The event was originally planned for February but was rescheduled because of weather. Arlington High School Principal Duane Fish said that the district’s goal is to have students graduate and be ready for college and/or a career. “If they’re going to get there we can’t have these substances impairing their decision making and learning,” he said. One of the biggest increases in recent years is from vapor devices (e-cigarettes, JUUL devices). The devices vaporize substances meant for inhalation, typically some sort of chemical that contains nicotine. “It’s exploding,” said Jennifer Reid, vaping and tobacco specialist at the Snohomish Health District. “We’re seeing it everyday in our schools almost all the time." The district’s most re-

cent Healthy Youth Survey in 2018 reported that 30.4 percent of 12th graders had used a vapor device in the last 30 days. Although traditional cigarette use has dropped in the last three surveys, that drop is offset by an increase in vaping device users. “We have a huge increase in our 8th, 10th and 12th graders from 2016,” said Reid. The number of Snohomish County students using a vaping device increased by about 10 percentage points, which is about in line with national trends, said Reid. “I strongly suspect these numbers are under-representative because of the difference in terminology,” said Reid. Many teens don’t considering using a JUUL device (one of the more popular vaping devices) as not vaping, she said. Fish said he has seen an increase in vaping in his students as well. He reported the school has dealt with 60 discipline incidents this year regarding vaping. “We could spend every day doing nothing but vaping enforcement, but that’s not what you’ve hired us to do,” he said. About 24 percent of 12th graders report currently using marijuana as well, although those numbers have remained steady since marijuana legaliza-

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tion, said Reid. “Instead, what we have seen is an increase in the THC concentration [the chemical responsible for the psychoactive effects of the drug],” she said. Those who smoked marijuana in the ‘70s and ‘80s would be smoking a drug with THC concentration less than 10 percent, but today’s strains regularly have around 30 or 40 percent concentration, said Reid. For young adults heroin and opioids continue to be one of the largest health hazards and one of the most dangerous drugs, said Pia Sampaga-Khim, healthy communities specialist with the Snohomish Health District. “In 2017 heroin took over as the leading cause of death from prescription drugs, and sadly what we’re seeing now is more overdoses from synthetic opioids,” such as fentanyl, said Sampaga-Khim. “What we’re seeing now is a lot more fentanyl which is fully synthetic,” she said. Sampaga-Khim encourages parents to be involved

in their children’s lives and said they know their children best. Sometimes parents immediately search their kids' rooms after hearing about the current drug use numbers, but she said there are a lot of warning signs that parents should look for first. “If their grades are dropping, they’re changing friends and they’re not interested in their usual activities,” they may have begun using drugs, she said. Sometimes a change in mental health is what can be what causes a teenager to start using drugs as well. “The first thing I ask them is what the drug gives them that they can’t get elsewhere,” said Arlington High School intervention specialist Rhonda Moen. “I’ve seen a lot of issues with depression and anxiety and that has just been skyrocketing lately,” said Moen. Grace Williams, Arlington High School student and chair of the Arlington Youth Council, agreed that mental health plays a large role in teen drug abuse. “There’s a reason your


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youth are doing this. It’s not because they hate their parents or want to rebel, it’s because there’s anxiety and depression going on,” said Williams. “A lot of the reason there is addiction in youth is because of mental health,” she said. The Arlington Drug Awareness Coalition was

founded in 2012 “with the mission to raise awareness, provide information about drug use in the community and provide hope for families,” said Weston High School Principal Will Nelson. More information about the coalition and their events is available at facebook.com/arlingtonaware.



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Marysville Rotary honors Velasco By Christopher Andersson christopher@northcountyoutlook.com Marysville Getchell High School student Cristina Velasco has more than 600 hours of volunteer service for the past three years and was recently recognized by the Marysville Rotary. Velasco is the latest recipient of the Marysville Rotary’s Community Service Recognition Award that is meant to highlight local students who give back to their community. She received the award on May 1. “What we started a few years ago is to really recognize people that have gone above and beyond, and that’s why we’re here today, because we want to promote that,” said Daryn Bundy, a

member of the Marysville Rotary. Velasco has given her time to many local organizations. She spent about 90 hours helping out at Camp Patterson, a camp for local people with disabilities, this last summer. “It’s a camp for disabled kids,” she said, “I would stay there for the day and just help them do games.” At the Marysville Library she helps with bigger events, preparing supplies and support their “Tween Tuesdays” program. For the Marysville Rotary she has supported their auction events at the casino which help raise funds for the community. Velasco has helped a few

branches of Eagle Wings disAbility Ministries and volunteered at their Halloween event. At the Sno-Isle Service Center she has helped with book plating for the center’s Third Grade Reading Challenge. She said that her favorite volunteer service has been helping with the Kids Night Out events at the Marysville YMCA. “You just hang out with the kids and watch them,” said Velasco. “I think my favorite part of that one was just talking to the kids because they always have something funny to say. We also went with them to the gym and played sports so that was fun,” she said.

Velasco began volunteering because of getting involved with the Key Club at her school. Key Clubs are Rotary’s youth service club branch. “That’s where I first started hearing about volunteer opportunities,” she said. She was president of the club last year and is now acting Lieutenant Governor over five regional Key Clubs. The Key Club at her school has grown since she started at it, said Velasco, and more students are getting engaged with the club. “When I first started our club was pretty small, but now we have like 70 members and they’re just as passionate,” said Velasco. “It’s nice to see how you can start something and it will catch on and other


Marysville Getchell High School student Cristina Velasco, left, is given the Marysville Rotary’s Community Service Recognition Award by club member Daryn Bundy on May 1.

people can start to enjoy it as well,” she said. The club introduced her to volunteering and now she said she’s gotten a lot out of it. “At first I just did it to fill

my time because I had a lot of it, but then I started really enjoying it. It’s really fulfilling knowing that you’re doing something meaningful for your community,” said Velasco.

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AHS bands present Swing into Spring By Christopher Andersson christopher@northcountyoutlook.com Arlington High School’s jazz bands brought dancing and grooves to the school’s commons at their annual Swing into Spring on May 3 and 4. The local bands invite the community for a couple of nights of dancing and food each year as part of their spring fundraiser. “What we’re doing is a fundraiser for Arlington High School bands,” said Arlington High School band member Isaac Hammond. “There will be dancing, cheesecake and cake,” he said. The event is attended by many people from Arlington and many students from the high school. “It’s a pretty big event for the community,” said Arlington High School band member Evan Nichols. “We just come out and play some nice jazz music and it’s a great night to come out to,” he said. The school’s Jazz I, Jazz II and Combo bands play at the event. Unlike most school concerts, attendees are encouraged to dance as part of the evening. “What makes it fun is that unlike most concerts, it’s a dance,” said Hammond. “When it gets going the lights will be down and it’s a little more upbeat than a concert,” he said. It’s also a different atmosphere for many of the band members. “It can get a little distracting with the dancing sometimes, but once you start getting into a groove and having a good time it works out,” said Hammond. Arlington High School band member Gavin Gray said he enjoyed playing in Combo, although the small-


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enjoyed being part of the jazz bands at the school. “Band Director John Grabowski runs a really good program,” he said. “Concert music is cool, but jazz music is really what I’m into, so this lets me come out of my shell and really play a different style of music,” he said. Many students also said that it was fun simply to have an outlet for their music and a place to meet with like-minded peers. “These people all enjoy music just like I do so it’s fun to see that,” said Hammond. “It’s really nice for you to be able to bond with other people over the music,” said Gray.

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News Briefs Outdoor Adventure Speaker Series at the Marysville Opera House On the second Tuesday of the month the historic Opera House hosts an outdoor adventure speaker. Local authors, outdoor enthusiasts and naturalists share their adventures and expertise on topics including hiking, kayaking, nature photography, boating and more. Each presentation will finish up with a Q & A period and/or book signing and sales. On Tuesday, May 14, the

presentation will be Drew Collins: Puget Sound Underwater. Immerse yourself in the world of underwater photography and scuba diving. The local waters of Puget Sound and the Salish Sea possess some of the most unique and amazing life found anywhere on the planet. Join professional underwater photographer and videographer Drew Collins as he highlights his adventures in scuba diving and photography for his awardwinning book Puget Sound Underwater. Drew will also discuss his nonprofit or-

ganization 'Made In Puget Sound®' which focuses on conservation and environmental stewardship activities that we can all do to help bring about a healthier Puget Sound. In addition, the WSU Snohomish County Extension Beach Watchers will be on hand with information about their volunteer program and how to get involved. The event will be May 14, 6:30 - 8 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m., and admission is $5 at the door. Refreshments available by donation. The Marysville Opera House is

located at 1225 Third Street. For more information please visit marysvillewa. gov or call the Marysville Parks, Culture and Recreation Office at 360-3638400.

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An Evening with Pearl Django With a performance history spanning more than two decades, Pearl Django endures as one of the most highly regarded Hot Club style groups performing today. This internationallyacclaimed five-piece band has cultivated a devoted and enthusiastic following and continue to play to packed houses wherever they perform. The Marysville Opera House will host An Evening with Pearl Django on May 31, 7:30-9:30 p.m., doors open at 6:45 p.m., and tickets are $15 per person. Reserve your spots at https://apm.activecommunities.com/marysvillewa/ Ac tivity_S e arch/p e arldjango-live-music-operahouse/4716 or by calling 360-363-8400. Tickets may be available at the door if not already sold out. General admission seating. Beer, wine and refreshments will be available for purchase. The Marysville Opera House is located at 1225 Third Street . For more information please visit marysvillewa. gov or call the Parks, Culture and Recreation Office at 360-363-8400.

Legal Notices LEGAL NOTICE SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR SNOHOMISH COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF: CHERYL ANN CHASTAIN, Deceased, NO. 19-4-00797-31, PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS, RCW 11.40.030 The personal representative named below has been appointed as personal representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal representative or the personal representative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the personal representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1) (c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and RCW 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION: May 8, 2019 Personal Representative: Chris Chastain Attorney for Personal Representative: Steven J. Peiffle, WSBA #14704 Address for Mailing or Service: P.O. Box 188, 103 North Street, Arlington, WA 98223 Court of probate proceedings and cause number: Snohomish County Superior Court, Cause No. 19-4-00797-31.

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Arlington officials looked at five sites and chose a site on the 18000 block of Airport Boulevard for the new station. “Finding a site for a fire station is a little different than any other building because so much of it is looking at response times,” she said. The new location would likely be an improvement for response times for many, said Banfield. “It really gives that strong presence in the manufacturing-industrial center and the Smokey Point area, providing some more balance to our response times,” she said. As part of the plan, Fire Station 47 would be merged with 48. The current Fire Station 47 is on Arlington Airport property near the Arlington Community Food Bank. The city would end their lease with the airport in the case of merging the two fire stations. “We would be discontinuing that lease and it would be up to the airport to deter-

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More volunteers worked at the old Buzz Inn location in Smokey Point, which currently sits empty. "And, of course, it's right toward the freeway so everyone can see it," said McMurray. Other projects included the play equipment and trees that were vandalized at Wedgewood Park and the parts of the Haller Park bridge that could be cleaned safely. "Not the whole bridge, because I won't put people in danger," said McMurray. The group was started in order to remove graffiti from the town. "If you leave it alone they just figure no one's paying attention here and they just do it over and over again, and we don't want that here," said McMurray. The group is entirely led by volunteers and donations. Volunteer Jaelle Dressel helped clean up the fence near the Arlington Gospel Hall. "Vikki has been doing this for quite some time and it's really awesome. I live here in the community and work here, so I just want to pay it forward," she said. Volunteer Levi Donnelson said he likes volunteering to help the community. "I just wanted to clean up the city," he said, "It's pretty fun, I like it.' McMurray said that she is happy with the amount of graffiti the group has been able to clean up over the last few years. The beginning of this year was pretty graffiti-free


mine what they would like to do for that facility,” said Banfield. The new Fire Station 48 would be on airport property as well, however Banfield said those leases are much more stable. “There’s a lot more permanence to that because leases for the airport are for 50 years,” she said, “so that is much more security.” The Maintenance and Operations Facility needs an upgrade because of the age of the current buildings, said Banfield. The city has budgeted $2 million to build new offices and facilities. “That facility has been there since World War II and a couple of buildings were before that war,” said Banfield. A remodel would be difficult because of the amount of upgrades needed to meet regulations and state code. “Because of the age of existing shop and offices, it’s cost-prohibitive to remodel this to bring it up to current standards,” said Banfield. The main shop would remain as part of the facility, however a couple of the buildings there would

be knocked down to make room. The city’s police impound is currently on lease as well. The impound is used by police to hold cars while a search warrant comes through and their current lease is not stable, said Banfield. “Their current lease is month-to-month and there is a 30-day notice clause,” said Banfield. The impound will need a new facility as well because the current owners are expecting to begin redevelopment of their property soon. The new impound facility is expected to move in with the Maintenance and Operations facility, which has the spare room according to Banfield. The city expects to be able to pay for the new bonds and leases because they will no longer be paying the leases for Fire Station 47, Fire Station 48 or the current police impound. They also expect to be able to refinance some existing debt that was used to purchase property, that will open up some additional revenue for the city, said Banfield.

as well, said McMurray, so she feels the organization has done a lot of good reducing the amount of vandalism taking place. One of her long-term goals for the organization and the community is to provide a "living art wall" for those who want to paint with graffiti. She said many of those who spray paint the walls consider what they're doing art, and she would be fine with that if it wasn't hurting the community. "I think if we get them

a wall that's long enough and high enough, then every couple of years we can whitewash and they can start over again," she said. Although there would be the caveat that there couldn't be any gang signs or inappropriate language on the wall, she said. The Arlington Graffiti Brigade has a public Facebook page at bit.ly/2H3gCUf for those that want to get involved or who have suggestions for spots that need to be cleaned up.

“We’ll need to do a new lease for the permanent Station 48,” said Banfield, however city officials expect the net to be able to pay for the bond measure. Because the bond measure doesn’t involve new taxes, it requires only a vote of the City Council to approve it and doesn’t have to go out to the voters like many bond measures do.

May 8, 2019 - May 14, 2019 NORTH COUNTY OUTLOOK State law permits cities to have debt up to 2.5 percent of their assessed value. Currently the city has 0.6 percent of their value in debt, and if these bonds are approved the city's debt will increase to 0.7 percent when the bonds are taken out in 2020, said Banfield. Unassigned funds such as construction sales tax are expected to be enough to cover


the design and permitting costs, said Banfield. Because the Fire Station 48 lease ends in August 2021 the city hopes to get construction started soon. “To make that August 2021 deadline it’s going to be a fast construction cycle,” said Banfield. They hope to go out to bid early next year and finish construction by July 2021.


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Arlington sailor serves aboard a floating airport _____ “ SAN DIEGO – An Arlington, Washington, native and 1990 Arlington High School graduate is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt. Capt. Pete Riebe is the executive officer aboard the carrier operating out of San Diego. As a Navy executive officer, Riebe has the responsibilities of a chief operating officer for a 3,000 person organization. Riebe credits success in the Navy to many of the lessons learned growing up in Arlington. “I learned that hard work and a positive attitude can ensure success,” said Riebe. Named in honor of former President Theodore Roosevelt, the carrier is longer than three football fields, measuring nearly 1,100 feet. The ship, a true floating city, weighs more than 100,000 tons and has a flight deck that is 252 feet wide. Powerful catapults slingshot the aircraft off the bow of the ship. The planes

land aboard the carrier by snagging a steel cable with an arresting hook that protrudes from the rear of the aircraft. A key element of the Navy the nation needs is tied to the fact that America is a maritime nation, according to Navy officials, and that the nation’s prosperity is tied to the ability to operate freely on the world’s oceans. More than 70 percent of the Earth’s surface is covered by water; 80 percent of the world’s population lives close to a coast; and 90 percent of all global trade by volume travels by sea. Being stationed in San Diego, the principal homeport of the Pacific Fleet, means Riebe is playing an important part in America’s focus on rebuilding military readiness, strengthening alliances and reforming business practices in support of the National Defense Strategy. “Our priorities center on people, capabilities and processes, and will be achieved by our focus on

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Approximately 3,200 men and women make up the ship's crew, which keeps all parts of the aircraft carrier running smoothly — this includes everything from washing dishes and preparing meals to handling weaponry and maintaining the nuclear reactors. Another 2,500 men and women form the air wing are responsible for flying and maintaining the aircraft aboard the ship. "Naval aviation is the ultimate team sport, and a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier cannot accomplish her mission without the professionalism and expertise of every sailor aboard," said Capt. Carlos Sardiello, commanding officer of

the USS Theodore Roosevelt. "The crew of Theodore Roosevelt has proven themselves time and time again, and their level of professionalism and dedication is second to none." Theodore Roosevelt, like each of the Navy’s aircraft carriers, is designed for a 50-year service life. When the air wing is embarked, the ship carries more than 70 attack jets, helicopters and other aircraft, all of which take off from and land aboard the carrier at sea. All of this makes the Theodore Roosevelt a selfcontained mobile airport and strike platform, and often the first response to a global crisis because of a carrier’s ability to operate freely in international waters anywhere on the world’s oceans.

As a member of one of the U.S. Navy’s most relied upon assets, Riebe and other Theodore Roosevelt sailors know they are part of a legacy that will last beyond their lifetimes providing the Navy the nation needs. "I am proud to be a part of our national defense organization, and I have enjoyed the privilege of flying. I have enjoyed meeting so many wonderful, hardworking people,” added Riebe. “I have always said that when this stops being fun I will know that my time is done. It hasn’t stopped being fun yet.”

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Memorial Day is celebrated each May to commemorate the people who died in service of the United States of America. This year, it will be observed on May 27. Even though barbecues and visions of the upcoming summer weather may command much of the attention come Memorial Day weekend, the holiday really serves as a remembrance for those military members who paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country, as well as the personnel who continue to protect and serve today. Memorial Day origins Memorial Day was first known as Decoration Day and was borne out of the Civil War. On May 30, 1868, General John Logan, a national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, decreed General Order No. 11, which designated the day for the “purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land.” May 30th was chosen because it wasn’t the anniversary of any particular battle. It took several years for the first state to recognize the holiday, which New York adopted in 1873. By 1890, all northern states recognized Decoration Day. When the holiday changed

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Nate Nehring Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), Internet Service Providers are currently required to report broadband availability and speed twice a year. But the data provided can be misleading as entire zip codes can be marked as “served” if just one house in the area is served by high speed broadband internet. This means the maps currently used by Congress, federal agencies, and the State do not paint an accurate picture of reliable internet access in rural areas. This is why I have made rural broadband access a priority as we work with Federal and State partners on Snohomish County’s legislative priorities. At a recent National Association of Counties (NACo) conference, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue highlighted the administration’s focus on access to rural broadband and proposed investments to increase this access. I have also spoken with our representatives in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House about this important issue. These part-

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n LETTER TO THE EDITOR Thank you for supporting the RFA As a home owner in Marysville and a chaplain with Marysville Crisis Support Services, I have a unique view of the recent Proposition 1 initiative to establish a Regional Fire Authority (RFA) in Marysville. It's from this perspective that I want give a hearty "Thank you" to the voters in Marysville for approving Prop. 1. But here's the thing: It was a close vote. Going forward, I ask those of you who voted "no" to reconsider your support for EMS, Fire and Law Enforcement services based on: 15,000 calls per year. 40 calls/day. Consider this sample from one, 24-hour period: April 28/29 of this year: A man in alcohol withdrawal who stopped breathing, a semi-truck fire on I-5 closing down all south-bound lanes, an electrical fire at a home, a fire at Totem Mid-

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Time to get started on your May To-Do List As much as I beets, carrots, peas, and brocwould love to talk coli with joyful about rebloomanticipation of ing hydrangeas a delicious harand other wonvest of healthy derful blooming and tasty vegplants, the fact is By Steve Smith etables — many that the weather is finally cooperating for us of which will never actually gardeners to get a bunch of make it to the dinner table chores done and I fully in- but rather be washed off tend to work myself into a and eaten right in the garstate of blissful exhaustion. den. There is nothing quite After the wettest March on as divine as fresh grown record and a very cold and produce, so sweet that even soggy April, it is time to get kids will enjoy it. Whether caught up — here is what I you have room for a small will be doing over the next raised bed or a 10’ by 20’ plot, plant some veggies 30 days. Veggies: I prepped my this spring. You won’t be beds a month ago with lots sorry. (Happy face emoji of compost and organic fer- here) Lawns: Talk about a tilizer, and while I should be enjoying fresh lettuce polarized world — it seems right now, life got in the like there are two camps way and nothing got plant- on lawns. One group deed (this is where the sad spises them as a waste of face emoji should be). In resources and a depository the next two weeks I will be for nasty chemicals and planting my spuds, onions, the other a space to create

the perfect, unblemished sea of emerald green, second only to the finest golf courses in Scotland. There is, of course, a happy medium where we all can enjoy the cool, calming effect of a soft green carpet without the intensive input of time and materials. I will be sharpening my lawn mower blade, raising the height to 2 inches, plucking out or spot spraying a few weeds, and applying an organic fertilizer, after which I should only have to mow and water weekly for the next several months. Don’t make turf care more complicated than it needs to be. Pruning: I am never without my pruners when I am in the garden, for there is always something to snip, clip or even hack back vigorously — it’s called “vegetation management." This is the month to

veggies, we have cool season flowers and warm season flowers, but by the time we get to May you can find them all mixed together at the garden center, ready for you to take home and create your own little Giverny. Also, like veggies, flowers appreciate good growing conditions - which means of course adding compost and organic fertilizer helping you get bigger and brighter blooms, just like you will get bigger and tastier veggies. If you do most of your flowers in containers, replace all of the soil if the pots are small or just remove 6 to 8 inches and work in some fresh soil if they are large. I like to blend in some organic flower food so it is already down next to the roots and then follow up with a weekly application of a soluble feed that dissolves in water that I can pour

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AHS FFA holds annual plant sale By Christopher Andersson christopher@northcountyoutlook.com Students from Arlington High School’s FFA program came together on May 2 to 5 to sell plants to the community as part of their annual plant sale. The event serves as a fundraiser for the program each year. “We’re at the Arlington High School plant sale and we’re just helping to sell plants to customers,” said Arlington High School student Rylan Polkinghorn. The money raised at the event helps the program pay for travel costs and other fees. “It helps us go to competitions and a whole bunch of FFA activities,” said Polkinghorn. Arlington High School

student Haley Mullins said the event is a good way for the students to get to know their community members. “While it’s busy, it’s a good busy and it’s way for us to get out there into the community,” she said. Students work to help customers at the sale and process the transactions. “It’s a pretty chill environment here at the plant sale. I’m already a sales associate for a job so this is pretty easy for me,” said Arlington High School student Anders Farrell. Many of the plants at the sale are grown by the students in the program. “All the plants from here have either been donated from a nursery or been grown by the program,” said Farrell.

Students said they appreciated learning about something that they could apply immediately and understand. “I’ve learned a lot about how to grow plants, how to do cuttings, how to do grafting, and how to do grow plants from seeds,” said Polkinghorn. “I think it’s important that people know where their food comes from,” he said. Farrell said that it’s a more applicable science class than the standard high school science class. “I like just having a science that we can relate to more. When we talk about biology and physics it’s super complicated and you can’t always apply the concepts, but with this you can,” he said.

Mullins is an officer with the program involved in presenting at competitions and helping to organize the program. She hopes to become a veterinarian one day and said that the class has helped her. “I’m not good with plants, but with the animal side I’ve learned a lot,” she said. “It gives me hands-on experience for what I want to do in the future, and that gives me a step up when trying to get a job or get into college.” Polkinghorn said he enjoyed the program because of having access to the school’s greenhouse. “It’s a great hands-on learning environment,” he said. “I can just go into the greenhouse and grow stuff that I couldn’t at home."


Arlington High School student Victoria Bennett counts the plants that one customer wants to purchase to add up the final cost during the annual FFA Plant Sale on May 3. Students also learn about all the work that goes into modern agriculture. “It’s really opened my mind how much more dif-

ficult it is taking care of farm animals than taking care of a dog,” said Farrell. “It’s a lot more than what people usually see,” he said.

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