Mountain Loop exPress e-News Publication Covering the Greater Granite Falls Area

 

Cobalt Enterprises Awarded 2014 SBA Honors

Apr 18, 2014

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 2014 Washington Small Business Persons of the Year are Fred Schule, owner/president, and Paul Clark, owner/vice president, of Cobalt Enterprises, Inc.

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Final Wednesday Meeting for City Council

Apr 18, 2014

Mayor Josh Golston was in attendance along with three council members for the final Wednesday night City Council meeting on April 16, 2014.

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Ready or Not, Eco Cars on the Road to Houston

Apr 18, 2014

Eco-team members, parents and industry advisors worked long hours and late nights this week getting the two new eco cars ready for shipment to Houston.

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The Oso Mudslide – The Untold Stories

Apr 18, 2014

Nearly a month has passed since the fateful morning of the Oso Mudslide. Life was forever changed for hundreds of people and tragically, came to an abrupt end for what now is over three dozen others.

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Buzz Inn to Locate on South Granite Avenue

Apr 18, 2014

It’s official! The Buzz Inn Steakhouse has purchased the entire building where the Robin’s Nest is located on South Granite Avenue, and will take possession on June 1.

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View from the Falls

Apr 18, 2014

Jude Anderson welcomed all members present and called the meeting to order at 6:35 p.m. He thanked GenCare for hosting the meeting and providing dinner.

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MCE Coin Drive Helps Local Landslide Victim

Apr 18, 2014

Granite Falls High School teacher, Mary Karns has a two and a half hour commute from home to work now that Highway 530 is closed.

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CVHF Distributes Grants to Mudslide Communities

Apr 18, 2014

he Board of Cascade Valley Hospital Foundation has granted $236,715 for Oso landslide relief to these organizations ...

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Granite Falls Loses a Member of the IGA Family

Apr 18, 2014

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Kathleen A Herbert, a long-time employee and friend of all at the Granite Falls IGA.

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Hope Soldiers Bring Powerful Message

Apr 18, 2014

Sponsored by the Community Coalition, motivational speaker Trent Shelton, brings his powerful message of hope to Granite Falls from 6:00 – 8:00 PM on April 23rd.

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A Second Chance for Victims of Childhood Trauma

Apr 18, 2014

A heart broken, a soul wounded, a life at risk -- each, possibly the result of childhood trauma.

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Paint the Town in Literacy

Apr 18, 2014

Watch for elementary school staff in lime green t-shirts as they “Paint the Town in Literacy” for World Book Night on Wednesday April 23rd!

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14 Students in FBLA Competition

Apr 18, 2014

Fourteen Granite Falls high School students will be participating in the regional FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) competition in Seattle.

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Videos Strengthen Anti-Bullying Campaign at GFMS

Apr 18, 2014

At the start of the school year, the Granite Falls Middle School narrowed its focus on changing the culture and overall atmosphere in the building.

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No Summer Lunch Program

Apr 18, 2014

As you may be aware, the Granite Falls School District has been able to provide a free lunch service for children during the summer months for the past three years.

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School News – April

Apr 18, 2014

A letter from Superintendent Linda Hall is posted on the Superintendent's Message page from our district website. Also, if you didn’t catch the March Newsletter sent out before break, it's attached here.

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Leadership Awards Announced by School District

Apr 18, 2014

On May 8th, the Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA) Region 109 will acknowledge Mountain Loop exPress managers Vervia Gabriel and Trisha Broughton at an awards ceremony ...

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A Message from the Superintendent

Apr 18, 2014

It’s hard to believe that we are in the last quarter of the school year! We had a great turn out for the elementary-age Parent and Teacher Conferences and this year’s Student-Led Conferences at our secondary schools.

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Date and Time Change for City Council

Apr 18, 2014

Effective Monday, May 5, 2014, the semi-monthly meetings of the Granite Falls City Council will be held on the first and third Monday of each month at 7:30 pm in the Council Chambers.

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Granite Falls Library News – April

Apr 18, 2014

Each month the Sno-Isle Library Foundation and Friends of the Library plan exciting programs for the community.

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Rep. Elizabeth Scott from Olympia

Apr 18, 2014

It is with a heavy heart that I send you this update. As the search for bodies continues in the Oso landslide area in the heart of the 39th Legislative District, so many people are heartbroken over the loss of their friends and family members.

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Around Washington State

Apr 18, 2014

While our theme since the inception of the Mountain Loop exPress has been “Local News”-”Local Views”, it is often much of what goes on around us that affects us most significantly.

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Arick Schielke Completes US Navy Basic Training

Apr 18, 2014

Navy Seaman Recruit Arick K. Schielke, son of Shawn A. and Jennifer L. Miller of Granite Falls, WA, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

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Relay for Life – Heroes of Hope

Apr 18, 2014

A highly visible symbol of a personal victory over cancer, the Relay For Life Heroes of Hope and their profiles of courage, encourage support and participation ...

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An Eye on the Market

Apr 18, 2014

Spring is here! With it’s arrival, many homeowners start planning their next move. Whether it be an expanding family, empty nester’s ready to downsize, simplify ones life or a move to a new community ...

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I’m Just Saying – “The Winner Is...

Apr 18, 2014

Life. I have several competing story lines playing out at any given time. If you read my last column, “Tender Mercies”, you were introduced to my colorful yet endearing neighbor Gary. Stay tuned as there is always something new with him in my world.

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Sun Breaks – Not Your Usual Tulip Tour

Apr 18, 2014

I’m not suggesting one would ever get tired of the rainbow of tulips in Washington’s northwest corner this time of year, but locals know Skagit County holds many attractions besides the beauteous bulbs.

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Comforting Efforts Provided by Spring

Apr 18, 2014

Even surrounded by the devastation of SR 530 Mudslide, it is easy for the tired, frustrated workers to find a smile when comfort dogs like Spring are on the scene.

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Exams and Other Such Graduation Requirements

Apr 18, 2014

High school can be a long four years! Once students realize just how much dedication and work they have in front of them, getting to graduation seems a daunting goal.

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Tech Tips & Tools – Heartbleed Bug

Apr 18, 2014

It's time again to change those passwords. Yes - I know. Again? But it's a necessary caution that you immediately need to take.

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Positions Available at Sno-Isle Libraries

Apr 18, 2014

What is it like to work at Sno-Isle Libraries? It's warm, friendly and full of energy. A place where you can really get to know the people you work with and the communities you serve.

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Emergency Alert – 911 Service Problems ̵...

Apr 10, 2014

Update - April 10, 2014 8:15 am. - 911 service was restored at approximately 8:00 am throughout western Washington. The cause of the outage is under investigation.

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