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3.6-magnitude earthquake hits near Oso

OSO, Wash. — You might’ve been woken up by a quake early Tuesday morning if you live in Snohomish or Skagit County. The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting that a 3.6 magnitude earthquake hit about three miles east of Oso shortly after 1 a.m. According to USGS and...
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Flying Magazine

Six Balloon Festivals Where You Should Land this Spring and Summer

The Defiance Hot Air Balloon Festival is set for August 6 at Defiance Municipal Airport (KDFI). [Defiance Hot Air Balloon Festival]. Hot-air ballooning for the purpose of human transport dates back to November 21, 1783, when a silk-and-paper balloon ascended above Paris carrying Francois Pilatre de Rozier and Fancois Laurent, Marquis of Arlanders. It flew for about 25 minutes and covered more than five miles, landing in a farming area outside the city, according to the National Balloon Museum and Ballooning Hall of Fame in Indianola, Iowa.
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Mariners Prospect Watch: Spencer Packard is having quite the season in Everett

The Mariners have one of the top farm systems in all of baseball. You hear it all the time, and rightfully so. They have tons of pitchers with incredible potential and some TOP level hitters. We’ve already seen some of them come up in Julio Rodriguez, Kelenic, Gilbert, Brash, and Kirby. We still need to keep an eye on lesser-known players, though, and Spencer Packard is pushing to be a part of the next Mariners wave.
My Clallam County

Port Townsend Paper mill fined $27K for water violations

PORT TOWNSEND – Repeated water quality violations at the Port Townsend Paper Corporation (PTPC) mill has resulted in a $27,000 penalty from the Washington Department of Ecology. Ecology said in a news release on Tuesday that between last November and March of this year, the mill spilled around 800...

Reader view: Baguus Little Asia is indeed wonderful

Baguus Little Asia Restaurant (pronounced “baa-goose”) “This is our first visit here,” I said when entering Baguus Little Asia. I anticipated that by laying that out there, the staff would have sympathy on us if we didn’t know the customs of the place. The waitress immediately...

Families invited to Cops & Kids event June 4

Join the Lynnwood Police Department on June 4 for its annual Cops & Kids event. The event is free and the whole family is invited. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., kids can see police cars, motorcycles and specialty vehicles, as well as get to know officers from the department. K-9 demonstrations, prizes and games will also be available at the event.

Lynnwood transit-oriented development engagement summary available

Sound Transit says that the results of the first phase of its community engagement for future transit-oriented development next the Lynnwood City Center light rail station are now now available for viewing. Sound Transit owns land next to the Lynnwood City Center Station, now under construction. Future transit-oriented development could...

Art Beat interview with Jake Bergevin: Is Edmonds the next big jazz destination?

We are fortunate to have so many talented artists in our city, and a community that supports arts, so Edmonds as a jazz destination makes sense. I had the opportunity to talk with one of the individuals who is making this happen and learning about how the upcoming Jazz Walk this Saturday, May 21, fits in with this vision.

Edmonds Heights’ real-life “Ms. Frizzle” inspires students

EDMONDS, Wash., May 17, 2022 – In many ways, Erin Zackey, K-12 Math and Science Teacher at Edmonds Heights, is Snohomish County’s very own Ms. Frizzle. She looks the part: Thin, red-haired, infectious laugh, and dresses in costumes that fit the day’s lesson plan. She would even have a pet chameleon named Liz if the Edmonds School District allowed it.

Convention Center hosting food drive for Lynnwood Food Bank

Through the end of May, the Lynnwood Convention Center is hosting a spring food drive benefiting the Lynnwood Food Bank. Drop off your canned/non-perishable food items in the collection bin in the convention center lobby during normal business hours (Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.) or evenings/weekends when the building is open for events.

Edmonds City Council approves ban on homeless camping

EDMONDS, Wash. – Public camping is now illegal in Edmonds. The Edmonds City Council voted five to two in favor of the ordinance, which means homeless campers can now face fines or jail time if they refuse an offer of housing when space is available. The council was set...

Reader view: Building a tiny house to serve those in need

Lynnwood Rotarian Debbie Bodal sent this report regarding the volunteer work that she and others did May 15 building a tiny house as part of a Rotary District 5030 community service project. Bodal was joined by her husband Trond Bodal, an Emerald City Rotarian; and Diane Cohn, age 89, and...

Russell Wilson and Ciara Open New House of LR&C Store in Lynnwood

Former Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and singer-entertainer Ciara are expanding The House of LR&C with a second brick-and-mortar store in Alderwood Mall in Lynnwood. The opening of The House of LR&C — which stands for Love, Respect & Care — comes several months after the opening of its first location in Seattle’s University Village.