October 24, 2014


“Our Worst Nightmare, But We Were Ready” – Providence Regional Medical Center Everett


Joanne Roberts, Chief Medical Officer at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett at her first press briefing today.

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Marysville firefighters are debriefed at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett.

It is our worst nightmare but we were ready.” Those words from Joanne Roberts who is the Chief Medical Officer at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett after 4 patients were brought in after a shooting at Marysville Pilchuck High School. Roberts said in her first press briefing today that initially 4 patients were taken to Everett and after an evaluation, one with less severe injuries was sent to Harborview Hospital in Seattle. The 3 who were more severely injured were taken into the trauma rooms where more than 2 dozen doctors were waiting including surgeons and other specialists. “We train for this but its still hard because we have staff members whose children attend that school,” Roberts said. As of 1:30pm two students were in very critical condition in surgery and the third had just come out of surgery.

Everett Police sent patrol officers, supervisors and detectives to Marysville to assist in the investigation and crews from Everett Fire are covering aid and fire calls in Marysville. Crews from other cities are assisting Everett Fire in covering medic call throughout Everett until Marysville Fire gets back to normal staffing levels.

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October 23, 2014


Man’s Body Found At South Everett, WA Paper Recycling Facility

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Sheriff’s Deputies have a mystery to solve after body discovered at Everett recycling center.

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Major Crimes Squad is investigating a mystery. How did the body of a deceased man end up at the paper recycling facility just south of Paine Field in southwest Everett? Sheriff’s spokesperson Shari Ireton issued the following press with what little they know so far…

The body of a deceased male was discovered today by an employee at a paper recycling facility at the 2600 block of 94th St SW. The employee reported the discovery at around 2:30 p.m. The Medical Examiner and detectives from the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office are on-scene. The age and identification of the man are unknown and cause and manner of death will be determined by the ME. Major Crimes detectives are conducting a death investigation, but at this time there is no evidence that the death is suspicious.

We’ll let you know if we here more on this unusual discovery.

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October 23, 2014


One Arrested After Stabbing on Casino Road in South Everett

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Everett officers photograph the hands of one of the people detained after the stabbing.

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Officers watch as one of the detainees in the stabbing is led to a patrol car

One man was sent to an Everett hospital after a stabbing on Casino Road around 6:45pm Thursday night. Here are the details so far from Everett Police Sgt. Ryan Dalberg.

On October 23, 2041 at 1842 hours, Officers of the Everett Police Department responded to the area of 120 West Casino Road for a male that had been stabbed. Upon arrival, Officers locate a male who had sustained a single stab wound to his torso.

The victim was able to tell Officers that he had been walking through the apartment complex, when he was approached by a group of five males. The males confronted the victim, and during the confrontation, he was stabbed. After the assault, the suspect group fled from the scene and the victim obtained help.

Officers converged on the area and using the description provided by the victim were able to locate the group of suspects south of the assault location. The suspects were taken into custody without further incident.

At this time, the victim is being treated at a local hospital for what appears to be a nonlife-threatening injury. One suspect is being booked for Assault in the 1st Degree. The remaining four suspects are being booked for Accessory to Assault in the 1st Degree.

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October 23, 2014


Everett Community College To Host Natural Disaster Display

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Everett Community College instructors Steve Grupp (left) and Gary Newlin created the exhibit “Mayhem: Hazards, Disasters, and Catastrophes of the Pacific Northwest,” on display at the college’s Russell Day Gallery from Oct. 27 to Dec. 5.

Just got word of an interesting exhibit coming to Everett Community College next week…

See geologic images and displays about four types of hazards – landslides, earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis – at Everett Community College’s Russell Day Gallery from Oct. 27 to Dec. 5.

The exhibit includes photos, physical displays and rock samples from each type of event, plus geologist tools and an emergency survival kit.

“Mayhem: Hazards, Disasters, and Catastrophes of the Pacific Northwest,” was created by EvCC geology instructor Steve Grupp and English instructor Gary Newlin. The two are team-teaching an environmental geology Learning Community during fall quarter, a 10-credit block of classes that combine geology and English.

Meet Grupp and Newlin and learn about emergency preparedness at a reception 12:30-2:30 p.m. Oct. 30.

The Russell Day Gallery is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, noon to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays and is closed Saturdays and Sundays.

For more information, visit or contact Russell Day Gallery director Greg Kammer at

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October 22, 2014

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2 Dozen Marching Bands To Take Field At Everett Memorial Stadium This Saturday

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The bands will be marching rain or shine in Everett, WA Saturday. Click photo for more info.

High school marching bands from all over the state will be competing in the annual Puget Sound Festival of Bands this Saturday at Everett Memorial Stadium. It’s the 27th year for this competition which is the largest competitive marching band festival in the northwest. Since the first competition in 1988 to the present, the purpose of the Festival has been to showcase the musical talents of students in high school programs throughout the Pacific Northwest and to gain community awareness and support for the music programs in our schools. The festival is presented by the Cascade High School Band and Color Guard Boosters.

The preliminary competition runs all day Saturday from 8:00am – 5:00pm with the finals performances beginning at 6:00pm. The event happens rain or shine. Admission prices are as follows…
$40 Family Pack
2 adult and 2 youth tickets
additional youth tickets are $5 each
$15 Adult all-day
$10 Adult finals only
$9 Senior, Military, College Students w/I.D.
$7 youth 6-18
Free children 5 & under

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October 22, 2014


United Way Looking For Volunteers in Everett

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Please consider giving time to United Way of Snohomish County.

If you’re got some experience, a little bit of time and a passion for making things better, United Way of Snohomish County would like to talk with you. As the agency marks 75 years in Snohomish County, they are looking for volunteers to serve on a number of committees. Here’s what you need to know from Neil Parekh in their Everett office…

United Way of Snohomish County, a community impact organization that has served Snohomish County for almost 75 years with a special focus on local health and human services, is looking for volunteers to serve on several important internal committees.

United Way relies on volunteers with passion and expertise to set funding priorities, allocate program grants, provide administrative oversight and build its annual legislative agenda.

Volunteers are currently needed to serve on the Board of Directors, Community Matters Vision Council, Endowment and Planned Giving Committee, Families Matter Vision Council, Forward Looking Committee, Kids Matter Vision Council, Marketing and Public Policy Committees.

More information and a Volunteer Inquiry Form are available online at

United Way staff members will review the volunteer inquiries and schedule interviews with eligible applicants.
Individuals interested in serving on a United Way committee are also encouraged to attend an Open House at United Way’s offices at 3120 McDougall Avenue, Suite 200 in Everett on Thursday, Oct. 30 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

United Way is a community impact organization serving Snohomish County for almost 75 years. In addition to funding 107 programs through 40 agencies with a special focus on local health and human services, United Way of Snohomish County supports a number of initiatives focusing on early learning and education, financial stability for families, a youth program, North Sound 211 and an emerging initiative in survival English.

To find out more about United Way of Snohomish County, including how you can find help, how to volunteer and how United Way serves our community, please visit our website at

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October 21, 2014

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Everett Silvertips To Turn Xfinity Arena Pink Saturday Night

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Pink the Rink returns Saturday night as the Everett Silvertips take on the Seattle Thunderbirds.

It’s become an annual tradition as the Everett Silvertips team up with community partners to raise funds for the battle against breast cancer. Here’s everything you need to know…

The Everett Silvertips and our partners at Providence Regional Medical Center and the Safeway Foundation are proud to present “Pink the Rink” 2014, our sixth-annual breast cancer fundraiser, on Saturday, October 25 vs. the Seattle Thunderbirds.  After raising over $315,000 in donations toward the local fight against breast cancer over the past five years, our goal is to top $100,000 in new donations during this year’s event.

Pink the Rink is a cooperative effort between the Silvertips, Providence Regional Cancer Partnership, Providence Comprehensive Breast Center and the Safeway Foundation to raise donations that fund free and low-cost breast cancer screenings for local women without insurance or the means to pay.  By aiding with early detection, money raised from Pink the rink will ultimately help save lives in Snohomish County and the surrounding areas.

The game against the Thunderbirds on Saturday, October 25 will feature a variety of ways to contribute to the cause while also celebrating breast cancer survivors and remembering those lost to the disease.  We’re encouraging Silvertips fans to get in the spirit by dressing in pink for the game to show your support for the fight against breast cancer.  The first 5,000 fans in attendance will receive a light-up pink glow stick courtesy of the Safeway Foundation and Providence Comprehensive Breast Center.

When you Click Here to buy tickets to the game through our special link, at least $5 off every ticket purchased will be donated to the cause.  We’re already accepting online bids for our Pink the Rink jersey auction (Click Here to bid) featuring the pink-highlighted specialty jerseys the ‘Tips are wearing for October home games through Saturday.  Online bidding continues until noon Saturday, while in-person bids will be accepted at all three home games this week.  Bidding ends at the start of the third period of Saturday’s game.

100% of the proceeds from the pink jersey auction, as well as sales of Pink the Rink t-shirts and pucks, go to the Providence General Foundation to support the cause.  Pink the Rink t-shirts are once again available in pink (with glow-in-the-dark paint) or grey for $12 each – only $10 for Silvertips season ticket holders.  Pink pucks autographed by your favorite Silvertips player are available for $20 each, while unsigned pucks are on sale for $10 each.  T-shirts and pucks are available at the team office throughout the week and on the concourse on game nights.

For more information, visit  You can also make a direct online donation to the cause through our “Paint ‘Em Pink” social media challenge by logging on to

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