Archive | January, 2011

Is Everett Ready if Monsters Attack?

January 31, 2011

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As part of the effort to update its Hazard Mitigation Plan the City of Everett is holding a Safe and Sound Summit this Saturday at Floral Hall in Forest Park. There you can learn about risks that Everett thinks are real and share your ideas for reducing risk and identify risks you may be aware […]

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Everett Top Foods Closes Feb. 16th, In-Store Starbucks closes tomorrow, was it the Work of the Ws?

January 30, 2011

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A store employee told me this weekend that February 16th will be the last day for the Everett Top Foods store with the Starbucks closing tomorrow. She said all of the employees would be relocated to other Top stores. She said they definitely felt it when Winco Foods opened last November and that the Wal-Mart […]

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Please Don’t Give Guns to Car Thieves.

January 29, 2011

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A wild police chase from Marysville into Everett this afternoon ends with two suspects at large and now they may have a gun. It apparently started when a car was stolen in South Everett late Saturday morning. In addition to calling police the owners apparently also notified On-Star who noticed the car was driving around […]

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Brown Bear Out From Under Wraps

January 28, 2011

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The covering is off and this beautiful 2 ton Grizzly Bear dominates the block in front of Brown Bear Car Wash in the 3600 Block of Broadway in Everett. It’s one of several commissioned by the owners of Brown Bear and was created by Lorenzo E. Ghiglieri. You can see more photos of this great […]

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City of Everett to pay thousands for a sign in Comcast Arena, NW Plus Credit Union’s Loss is Coastal Community Bank’s gain and Sugarland still hopefully coming to Everett

January 27, 2011

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The City of Everett’s Department of Emergency Management is going to be spending thousands of dollars to put a sign inside Comcast Arena. That word today from the monthly Everett Public Facilities District Board meeting. It seems the Department of Emergency Management has grant funds to promote its mission of preparing people for disaster and […]

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When It Comes To Economic Development Everett Kicks Butt!

January 26, 2011

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Thank goodness for Everett City Councilman Ron Gipson. He just has a way of spicing up the usually boring City Council meetings and today he didn’t disappoint. Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson issued his Economic Development Report which listed four pages of accomplishments that the city has achieved over the past few years. During the comment […]

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End of an Era…Kimberly-Clark to close or sell Everett’s Last Pulp Mill

January 25, 2011

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Pulp and Tissue Restructuring The company has initiated a pulp and tissue restructuring in order to exit its remaining integrated pulp manufacturing operations and improve the underlying profitability and return on invested capital of its consumer tissue and K-C Professional businesses. The restructuring is expected to be completed by the end of 2012 and will […]

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At least the Sheriff has a sense of humor…

January 25, 2011

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Had to chuckle as I was in traffic in Everett today and looked over to the lane next to me and there was a plain unmarked black cop car. I could tell it was a sheriff’s car as even though it had tinted windows it also had antennas, a cage between the rear and front […]

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Thumbs up for Everett

January 24, 2011

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I was at a meeting about hazards in Everett today when the speaker mentioned that when you look at a street map of Everett it resembles a thumb. He’s right. He’s also right when he mentioned that in the case of emergency you’d better be able to take care of yourself and your own family […]

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Need a job in Everett?

January 24, 2011

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There’s a new website that lists jobs in Everett. Click here to check it out. It’s run by the Direct Employers Association and is giving fits to Monster and Career Builder as it uses a new top level domain, .jobs (as opposed to .com or .org). So let’s say you’re looking for a job as […]

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Is the car wash mascot afraid of getting wet?

January 22, 2011

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No, it’s not afraid of the rain, this 2 ton bronze sculpture of a Grizzly Bear by Lorenzo E. Ghiglieri is waiting for workers to finish a rockery around its base. The Brown Bear Car Wash has been a fixture in Everett at 36th andBroadway for years. The Grizzly was commissioned by the Odermat family […]

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People against commercial flights at Paine Field meet Sunday.

January 21, 2011

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Save Our Communities is having their annual meeting this Sunday. Here’s the lowdown… Dear Friends, We’re excited to announce our annual meeting and election of officers for the coming year. We spent the past year creating media tools and strategies for our community to respond to the FAA in case they determine that expanding Paine […]

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