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

 

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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Council Hears Strong Opposition to Fire Inspection...

Apr 4, 2014

With Matt Hartman wearing two hats, the Council barely had a quorum at the April 2nd City Council meeting.

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The Oso Mudslide – Ground Zero

Apr 4, 2014

Like few in the path of the deadly March 22nd Oso mudslide, Larry Taylor had literally seconds to get out of his house and flee to safety. Others weren’t as fortunate.

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Meet Your New Law Enforcement Team

Apr 4, 2014

Community members and city staff attended an open house in the newly painted police station to welcome the Sheriff’s Department on March 21st.

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Neighbors to Neighbors – In the Wake of Oso

Apr 4, 2014

When tragedy strikes, the true metal of a community shows;and in the aftermath of the March 22 Oso mudslide, our community’s strength and compassion shines in action.

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Adverse Childhood Experiences – ACEs Training

Apr 4, 2014

ACEs Training is all about the “High Cost of Adverse Childhood Experiences”.

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Calling All WATCH D.O.G.S.

Apr 4, 2014

Carl Cary, newly elected member of the Granite Falls School Board is starting a program called Watch D.O.G.S. at Mountain Way Elementary.

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Clock Ticking for Eco Teams

Apr 4, 2014

With less than two weeks until the cars are shipped, the Granite Falls High School Eco Teams are burning the midnight oil - or maybe the midnight biodiesel!

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2-1-1 – What Is It and How Does It Work?

Apr 4, 2014

With lines dedicated to the Oso Mudslide, WIN 2-1-1 (Washington Information Network) has a dire need for about 30 volunteers to help cover the North Sound 2-1-1 line located in Everett.

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Taylor Arndt “Athlete of the Week”

Apr 4, 2014

Congratulations to Taylor Arndt for being selected as a WIAA Athlete of the Week and Herald's pick for Athlete of the week for March 17th-22

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K.C. Spencer Signs National Letter of Intent

Apr 4, 2014

K.C. Spencer, a senior at Granite Falls High School, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball at Simpson University in Redding, California.

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Safety Patrol Hall of Fame Inductee

Apr 4, 2014

Malachi Caldera, fifth grader at Monte Cristo Elementary, will be inducted into the AAA School Safety Patrol Hall of Fame at a Mariners Game.

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TECO Spring Robotic Registration

Apr 4, 2014

Junior FIRST® LEGO® League captures young children's curiosity and directs it toward discovering the wonders of science and technology.

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49th Annual Spring Turkey Shoot

Apr 4, 2014

The Granite Falls Sportsmen's Club Spring Turkey Shoot is our annual fundraiser and an anticipated community event.Mark your calendars for April 13th.

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Community Invited to Easter Events

Apr 4, 2014

Christ's Community Church, located at 401 Wabash in Granite Falls wiil be hosting a community brunch on Easter morning ...

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Granite Falls Library News – April

Apr 4, 2014

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

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Around Washington State

Apr 4, 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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Rep. Dan Kristiansen on Oso Mudslide

Apr 4, 2014

(OLYMPIA) - Dear Friends and Neighbors, Devastation and tragedy have found and impacted our local communities of Oso, Darrington and...

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Public Input Needed on Draft 2014 Action Plan

Apr 4, 2014

Snohomish County is seeking public review and comment from all interested persons and organizations on the Draft 2014 Action Plan through April 28, 2014. Public hearings will be held on April 21 and 24.

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A Community Grows Oso Strong

Apr 4, 2014

Tragedy and loss can pull communities apart or it can build a bond stronger than the forces of nature. I had the privilege to witness the latter.

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I’m Just Saying… Tender Mercies

Apr 4, 2014

My husband was born and raised in Lake Stevens and he and I have chosen to stay and invest in the local community as owners of Snohomish Valley Roofing, Inc. and our dumpster rental company, SVR Construction Services.

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April Showers Brings May Flowers

Apr 4, 2014

April marks the start of spring-like weather around Snohomish County. It is a time to plant our gardens with early veggies, prune our roses, take an accounting of our landscape and yard to plan for the summer season and make our spring cleaning lists.

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An Eye On the Market

Apr 4, 2014

April is a busy time for Snohomish County real estate. Buyers with families start planning for summer moves, sellers work to prepare their homes and yards in anticipation of listing.

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Labrador-Yellow Sunshine

Apr 4, 2014

Two years ago when Springfield and I received our invitation to join the National Animal Assisted Crisis Response Team, never in my wildest nightmares could I have ever imagined our first large-scale deployment would be here, so close to home.

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Book Review – Telling It the Way It Was

Apr 4, 2014

In David Jussero’s book, Telling It the Way It Was: A Country Boy Survives Life in the City, he urges his readers to get the most out of life, because “Life is like a roll of toilet paper; the closer you come to the end, the faster it goes.”

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Sun Breaks – Part of a Bigger Picture

Apr 4, 2014

A water-logged hillside in the Cascade foothills east of tiny Oso collapsed Saturday morning, sending a mile-wide wall of mud and debris crashing over a riverfront neighborhood. It buried the highway and dammed the North Fork Stillaguamish River.

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Why I Relay — How Could I Not?

Apr 4, 2014

Everyone involved with American Cancer Society's annual Relay For Life event has their own reason and purpose for participating.

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Tax Talk – Are You Running Out of Time?

Apr 4, 2014

With the still-uncertain economic landscape, many business owners and other taxpayers find themselves in a position of trying to keep their head above water, working long, unrelenting hours each day.

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Tech Tips & Tools – Recuva

Apr 4, 2014

Have you ever lost a file or deleted one that you really wished you hadn't? Recuva is a free software download that recovers deleted or lost files anywhere on a disk that Windows can read.

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Abby’s Yard in April

Apr 4, 2014

Spring is finally here. . . . well, maybe! It was the second wettest March on record, with Mother Nature dumping more than 18 inches of rain on our part of the state.

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Positions Available at Sno-Isle Libraries

Apr 4, 2014

(SNOHOMISH COUNTY) - What is it like to work at Sno-Isle Libraries? It’s warm, friendly and full of energy. A place where you...

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