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

 

Celebrate the 49th Annual RRD – October 4-5

Sep 19, 2014

The inspiration of a high school English teacher in 1965, Railroad Days celebrates the era of steam trains that puffed through Granite Falls beginning in 1892 ...

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Sign Approved at Short Council Meeting

Sep 19, 2014

After lengthy contentious discussions of the sign ordinance over many years, the Granite Falls City Council finally approved a double-sided electronic message sign to be placed near the entrance to town.

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Is Crime Out of Control in Granite Falls?

Sep 19, 2014

Police Chief David Bowman tackled a major question head on at the community-wide Neighborhood Watch meeting held September 17 at the Granite Falls Fire District’s meeting room ...

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EMS Levy Renewal on November Ballot

Sep 19, 2014

In 2013, 75 percent of all calls received by Snohomish County Fire District 17 were for Emergency Medical Service (EMS). That number has held steady through the middle of 2014, says Fire Chief Jim Haverfield.

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Oso Slide Cleanup Completed Ahead of Schedule

Sep 19, 2014

Nearing six months since the deadly March 22 Oso mudslide, construction crews have reached a milestone in the cleanup at the site in northeast Snohomish County.

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RRD Book Sale Benefits Granite Falls Library

Sep 19, 2014

Friends of the Granite Falls Library is non-profit volunteer organization, bringing together involved, caring people who support and promote the services ...

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GFIGA Launches “VisibleSavings”

Sep 19, 2014

Granite Falls IGA announced today that they are launching VisibleSavings, a first-of-its-kind in-store digital media network that instantly delivers relevant digital offers and promotions ...

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Granite Falls Historical Society News

Sep 19, 2014

Perhaps one of Granite Falls' best kept secrets is the Granite Falls Historical Museum.

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Message from the School District Superintendent

Sep 19, 2014

t is amazing how quickly summer flies by and September approaches! The weather was absolutely amazing this year!

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GFSD – Special Bulletin!

Sep 19, 2014

There was a report (Tuesday, September 16, 1:00pm) from the School District Transportation Department that a black bear was seen on E. Lake Bosworth Road near the 5100 & 5200 blocks.

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SnoCo Executive Director Haakenson Retiring

Sep 19, 2014

After more than 18 years in public service, Snohomish County Executive Director Gary Haakenson is retiring Oct. 8, 2014.

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County Seeking Applicants for Tourism Funds

Sep 19, 2014

Local public or nonprofit agencies who have projects that will develop or promote tourism in Snohomish County are encouraged to apply for 2015 Tourism Assistance Program funding.

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County Seeks Comments on Grant Performance

Sep 19, 2014

Comments are being sought on the County’s federal grant performance.

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Snohomish County Tomorrow Celebrates Milestone

Sep 19, 2014

Snohomish County Tomorrow (SCT) is turning 25 and the public is invited to help celebrate on Sept. 24.

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Summer Construction – Be Prepared

Sep 19, 2014

Summer is the season for fairs and festivals, large family get-togethers and road trips. It is also the best and sometimes only time to repair roads and bridges ...

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SHD Addresses Vaccination Recommendations

Sep 19, 2014

Vaccines help people become immune to diseases without you having to get sick. Making an informed choice about immunization is key to protecting your family’s health.

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View from the Falls

Sep 19, 2014

Granite Falls Chamber of Commerce General Membership Meeting September 18, 2014 Members/Guests in Attendance Mike Trask – Granite...

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Granite Falls Library News – September

Sep 19, 2014

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

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Job Hunting Workshops Hosted by Sno-Isle

Sep 19, 2014

The workshops are “Interview Like a Star,” for which participants are expected to come dressed for an interview; “Effective Resumes and Cover Letters,” which will review letter formats, contents and styles; and “Got Interviews?”

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Library Hosts a Sweet Presentation

Sep 19, 2014

Have a sweet-tooth? Are Aplets & Cotlets on your list of favorite treats? Did you know that Aplets & Cotlets are basically a Turkish delight?

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Sno-Isle Libraries – Check It Out!

Sep 19, 2014

This new “Check It Out!” newsletter is a redesign of the former “BookEnds” newsletter you subscribed to. We hope you like it. Please feel free to send us a note on what you’d like to see in future “Check It Out!” issues.

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Around Washington State

Sep 19, 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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The Risks of Being an Outdoor Cat

Sep 19, 2014

The life of an outdoor kitty is fraught with peril. Cars can run you down, wild animals can hunt you and other cats may battle with you for territory. But the silent killer of the feline world exists on a microscopic level: viruses.

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Snohomish County Living

Sep 19, 2014

by Lynn Newcomb, Contributing Writer Holy Batman! You mean it’s almost the end of September already and the kids are back in...

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South Granite Avenue History

Sep 19, 2014

The Sno-Isle Library system is conducting a program to collect images from throughout the County to document local history.

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SunBreaks – Eternal Mounts

Sep 19, 2014

by Joan Husby-Rawlins, Contributing Writer I never see one of these mountain waterfalls without thinking of a story I heard...

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I’m Just Saying – Movie Gold

Sep 19, 2014

Gary is thrilled with your responses to my sharing his many stories. Please know that he is available to sign autographs anytime and anywhere that his king quad can legally take him and ...

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Before Our Time – Exploring DNA Testing

Sep 19, 2014

We are so lucky to be able to be conducting genealogy research today. We have so many tools and information that weren't available three decades ago ...

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Tech Tips & Tools – 6 vs Samsung

Sep 19, 2014

With the arrival of Apple's new iPhone 6 and 6+, many users are wondering what differences there are between the new iPhone and the Galaxy S5. Let's take a look at the specs and see which one will work better for you.

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Positions Available at Sno-Isle Libraries

Sep 19, 2014

What's it like to work at Sno-Isle Libraries? t'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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