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

 

Mountain Loop exPress – 3 Years and Growing

Aug 22, 2014

It was August 26, three years ago, when a small but dedicated collection of individuals came together and published the first issue of the first volume of the Mountain Loop exPress.

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Concerned Homeowners Pack City Council

Aug 22, 2014

A large group of concerned citizens pleaded with the City Council on August 18 to help them deal with the unsightly logging devastation that now frames the City.

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Relay for Life Founder Gordy Klatt Dies at Age 71

Aug 22, 2014

Just two weeks after the closing of the 2nd annual Granite Falls Relay for Life event, its founder and mentor Dr. Gordon Klatt lost his own battle with cancer.

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Marijuana Use Within Legal Limits

Aug 22, 2014

In June of this year, Granite Falls resident Heather Marie Lee, 27, tested positive for marijuana just a few short hours after causing a devastating accident on U.S. 2.

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Neighborhood Watch Stays on Task

Aug 22, 2014

by Trisha Broughton, Mountain Loop exPress Staff In the absence of Chief David Bowman, the fourth in the series of Neighborhood Watch...

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Local Church Mission Helps Restore Environment

Aug 22, 2014

It isn't until long after a wildfire is out that the devastation has the opportunity to begin recovery..

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2014 Railroad Days – Save the Date

Aug 22, 2014

One of the highlights of the year in Granite Falls is the annual Railroad and Reunion Days. Held every year on the first Saturday in October, Railroad Days celebrates the era of steam trains ...

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2014 School Supply Drive Huge Success

Aug 22, 2014

Once again, the Granite Falls Community Coalition is responding to the ever-present need to help families with the expense of providing school supplies for their children.

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View from the Falls – Summer Social

Aug 22, 2014

The 2014 Chamber Summer Social began with David Capocci giving a tour to everyone of Paca Pride including their chicken coop, alpacas and their guest yurt. With the incredible tour given and David's knowledge, it's hard to not be impressed ...

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Granite Falls Boy Offered Pro Soccer Contract

Aug 22, 2014

Wyatt Long may look like an ordinary 14 year-old, 8th grade young man, but there's little that's ordinary about him.

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Chelsea Rose – 2015 Miss Washington Contesta...

Aug 22, 2014

It's easy to imagine that competing in the Miss America Pageant is a fantasy for many young girls.

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Oktoberfest Postponed until 2015

Aug 22, 2014

Planning for a local "Oktoberfest" in Granite Falls is still in the works - but not for 2014

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AM Program Available at Boys and Girls Club

Aug 22, 2014

Granite Falls Boys & Girls Club is offering an AM program starting in September!

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Granite Falls School District News

Aug 22, 2014

September is almost here! I sure hope you’re all enjoying this sunny weather as much as I am! The first school news to start the 2014/2015 school year is attached.

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Granite Falls Library News – September

Aug 22, 2014

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

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Sno-Isle Libraries – BookEnds

Aug 22, 2014

There's always More to Explore at Sno-Isle Libraries. Our BookEnds newsletter is delivered the first of every month, bringing the latest Sno-Isle library news, great reads, and events right to your inbox.

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Around Washington State

Aug 22, 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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Summer Construction – Be Prepared

Aug 22, 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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Built Like a Brick Schoolhouse!

Aug 22, 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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K-9 Treat Talk

Aug 22, 2014

Treats can serve several purposes. They can be a snack to your dog much like chips can be for us. Treats can motivate and reward much like our paychecks do for us.

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Sun Breaks – MATA Flies at Kako

Aug 22, 2014

A year ago this week, Hank and I took flight for an unforgettable Alaskan adventure. We jetted to Anchorage, rode in a thirty-passenger propeller plane to the small town of Aniak, and were met there by a three-passenger bush plane.

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I’m Just Saying – The Countdown

Aug 22, 2014

At the time of this writing, there is one month and 13 days until Gary’s birthday. You must by now know Gary, our endearing friend and neighbor, who will turn 60 this year but spends each day as I suspect we all wish we could, in a “12-year-old on Summer vacation” splendor.

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Abby’s Yard in September 2014

Aug 22, 2014

Very few things make me as happy as walking through the orchard with Abby, coffee cup in hand, picking fresh summer fruit for breakfast.

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Tech Tips & Tools – Wearable Technology

Aug 22, 2014

Remember those movies where special agents had fancy watches that could do incredible things like call people or send messages?

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Positions Available at Sno-Isle Libraries

Aug 22, 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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