Archive | May, 2011

It’s D-Day for Cascade Financial-Cascade Bank and Opus Bank of California Merger

May 31, 2011

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Cascade Shareholders will meet at Comcast arena today at 3pm

Shareholders who did not vote by proxy or phone will meet at 3pm this afternoon at Comcast Arena Everett.

It’s 45 cents a share or likely nothing as shareholders vote on whether or not to approve a takeover of Cascade Financial and Cascade Bank by Opus Bank of California. Opus made the offer to buy Cascade back on March 4th. Shareholders for and against the plan have taken out ads in the Herald newspaper and conducted other campaigns to get fellow shareholders to vote their way or not vote at all. (which would have the same effect as a no vote), It will take a two-thirds vote of all outstanding shareholders to approve the merger.

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Are the Everett Silvertips Losing Their Head Coach?

May 31, 2011

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Is Craig Hartsburg leaving Everett after only two years?

Rumors continue to swirl that Craig Hartsburg is returning to the NHL

 
The rumors continue to swirl about Everett Silvertips head coach Craig Hartsburg leaving the team after just two years to return to the NHL. Hartsburg’s name first came up as the possible head coach for the Minnesota Timberwolves. He told a Minnesota newspaper that he wasn’t even contacted by the team.  That then faded away but on Friday TSN’s Bob McKenzie reported Hartsburg was being considered as an assistant for Brett Sutter and the Calgary Flames. Hartsburg was introduced as Everett’s coach on June 23rd of 2009 and last year received a contract extension thru the 2012 – 2013 season. In April, assistant coach Jay Varady left the Everett Silvertips hockey team to become a head coach in France. Here’s the twitter feed starting from Bob McKenzie and rolling back to Nick Patterson about Hartsburg’s possible departure.

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Crowds Packing Downtown Everett for Cruzin’ to Colby Car Show

May 30, 2011

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Cruzin to Colby Car Show packs downtown Everett

Hundreds of cars and thousands of people in downtown Everett for Cruzin' to Colby car show

 

The 12th Annual Cruzin’ to Colby Show ‘N Shine is proving to be quite a success as hundreds of cars and thousands of people are packing into downtown Everett to views cars, trucks and other vehicles of every size, shape and style. The show is free and runs until 4 o’clock this afternoon. You can park for free as well at the Ever-Park garage on Hoyt between Hewitt and Everett avenues. Live Music, Food, Cars, People…There’s a party goin’ on down here…Hats off to the Seattle Rod-Tiques for another great show.

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Everett Memorial Day Events and Items of Note for Memorial Day in Everett, WA

May 30, 2011

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image from www.thesandiegocoast.com

It is Memorial Day and there’s a lot going on in Everett. First, a reminder that the American Flag should be brought to half mast until 12:00 noon when it returns to full peak for the remainder of the day. Here are some events in Everett today. Cypress Lawn cemetery, near the Everett Mall will have a Memorial Day Ceremony at 9:30am. One of the larger events will happen at 11:00 o’clock this morning at Evergreen cemetery, 4500 Block of Broadway next to I-5 in Everett. Commanding Officer of Naval Station Everett, Michael J. Coury, will emcee the event which includes guest speakers. The event is presented by the Snohomish County Central Memorial Committee. Students from Cascade High will honor alumni killed during the Vietnam war. That happens at 2:00pm this afternoon at the High School.

Other happenings today in Everett include the display of vintage aircraft and military tanks at the Flying Heritage Collection on Paine Field. The big Cruzin to Colby Show ‘N Shine happening from 8:00am – 4:00pm along Colby in downtown Everett and it wouldn’t be a holiday reminder unless I told you there is no mail delivery, banks and government offices are closed and the liquor stores are open.

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12th Annual Cruzin’ to Colby Event…Controlled Cruise Today, Show ‘N Shine Tomorrow in Downtown Everett, WA

May 29, 2011

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Remember cruising colby?

Crontrolled Colby Cruise Today from 1pm – 5:30pm

 

It’s time again for the 12th Annual Cruzin’ to Colby. Put on by the Seattle Rod-Tiques this annual Memorial Day event draws thousands to downtown Everett. It all kicks off this afternoon at 1:00pm with a controlled cruise up and down Colby Avenue. You do have to pre-register for the cruise and can’t just show up and join the parade. That runs until 5:30pm and then there’s a dance at the Holiday Inn from 6:00 – 10:00pm. Memorial Day brings the Show ‘N Shine on Colby, Wall, Wetmore and Hewitt. From 8:00am – 4:00pm you can see as many as 800 cars of all shapes, sizes, styles and colors. Bring the family for a great day of car and people watching in downtown Everett.

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Trestle Shooting Update- Not a Major Crime

May 28, 2011

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I spoke with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office a short time ago and was told that the man claiming to have been shot under the Hewitt Avenue Trestle early this morning was not being very cooperative. He showed up at the hospital in Everett around 10:00am with a gun shot wound to his foot. The wound was not life threatening. He told deputies that he was shot around 5am but couldn’t provide specific details or explain why he walked a half mile from his house and never called 9-1-1 to report being shot. Friends apparently gave him a ride to the hospital. Given the lack of detail and low-level of cooperation by the victim, the Sheriff’s office is taking a report but not launching a major investigation unless more credible information comes from the victim.

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Another Everett Area Shooting, This Time Under Hewitt Ave. Trestle

May 28, 2011

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Man reportedly shot under Hewitt Ave. trestle Saturday morning
Sheriff’s deputies look for evidence after a man reported being shot under the Hewitt Avenue trestle

Not a lot of information but apparently the Snohomish County Sheriff’s office is looking into reports of a man shot underneath the Hewitt Avenue trestle early Saturday morning. The victim showed up at Providence Hospital suffering from a gunshot wound. The hospital called authorities who are now trying to piece together what happened.

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