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

 

Happy Anniversary, Mountain Loop exPress!!

Aug 21, 2015

Started in August 2011, it was a primary objective of founders Cecil Andrews, Vervia Gabriel and Trisha Broughton to make efforts to redirect and influence the focus and perception of Granite Falls.

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Jim Holm Park Gets Much Needed Upgrade

Aug 21, 2015

It’s been a work in progress since early 2014, but the results are clearly worth the wait. The kids of Granite Falls are beside themselves with excitement with the recent installation of the new playground equipment at Jim Holm Park.

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Community Celebrates Community

Aug 21, 2015

The greater Granite Falls community has three new videos on YouTube that celebrate the area.

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City Council Greets August with a Busy Agenda

Aug 21, 2015

Mayor ProTem Hartman called the August 5, 2015* City Council meeting to order at 7:00 PM, followed by the flag salute.

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They Risk it All

Aug 21, 2015

How often do we say thank you to those who risk their lives, day in and day out, to ensure our safety and the safety of our families, our homes and property?

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From the Desk of the Chief

Aug 21, 2015

Operation Child ID Statistics show that 34 percent of parents in the United States do not know their child’s exact height,...

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SCSO Crime & Incident Blotter

Aug 21, 2015

The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office regularly publishes information on County-wide crime and other events necessitating the response of their deputies.

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SnoCo Council on Aging Seeks Volunteers

Aug 21, 2015

Snohomish County’s Council on Aging (COA) is seeking volunteers interested in senior issues to serve three-year terms beginning January 2016.

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Call for Summit to Address Homelessness

Aug 21, 2015

Snohomish County Executive John Lovick is calling for a countywide summit to be held this fall ...

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Strong County Bond Ratings Save Millions

Aug 21, 2015

A recently completed refunding of 2005 and 2006 limited tax general obligation bonds is saving Snohomish County taxpayers $5.7 million.

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SnoCo Elections Division Seeks Writers

Aug 21, 2015

The Snohomish County Elections Division is looking for people to help write pro and con statements for local ballot measures headed to voters this fall.

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Granite Falls School District News

Aug 21, 2015

Many of the back-to-school reminders are below. Any updates or news will be shared as it becomes available.

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Rep. Dan Kristiansen on Senate Bill 5987

Aug 21, 2015

In July, Gov. Jay Inslee signed the Connecting Washington transportation bill, which is a 16-year, $16 billion transportation plan ...

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Granite Falls Library News

Aug 21, 2015

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

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Summer Construction – Be Prepared

Aug 21, 2015

This is a list of projects by contractors, utility companies and Snohomish County Public Works that are currently (or soon to be) affecting travel ...

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Barbara Jeannette Lloyd Obituary

Aug 21, 2015

Barbara Lloyd, 83, passed away peacefully on August 9, 2015 in Sedro-Woolley, Washington.

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It’s Fair Time!

Aug 21, 2015

A couple weeks ago, a gentleman visited the museum, carrying with him an album containing pictures from the 1922 Snohomish County Fair.

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Sun Breaks – Time for Blackberries

Aug 21, 2015

Less than two weeks left in August! Thistledown and fireweed fluff float through the golden air.

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I’m Just Saying – 2:00 A.M.

Aug 21, 2015

I write this – sleep deprived, overly caffeinated and generally pissed off, which is probably not the best mindset for a columnist.

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Some Favorites Come from the Sporting Group

Aug 21, 2015

“Naturally active and alert, Sporting dogs make likeable, well-rounded companions. Members of the Group include pointers, retrievers, setters and spaniels.

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An Eye on the Market – USDA Eligibility News

Aug 21, 2015

Hurry if you plan to buy USDA in certain communities where the eligibility will change this fall!

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How-to-Geek – Issues with Cloud Storage

Aug 21, 2015

For many, taking the leap of using the "cloud" for storage, for back-up, feels risky; it feels as though we are more vulnerable to hacking, data loss, loss of control of our files.

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Positions Available at Sno-Isle Libraries

Aug 21, 2015

What's 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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