Archive | November, 2011

Meet Everett’s Newest Police Officer

November 30, 2011

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Officer Albright takes his oath of office tonight at the Everett City Council meeting

The Everett City Council met the newest member of the Everett Police Department this evening. Officer Geoffrey Albright is an experienced police officer who most recently served with the Stillaguamish Police Department. When introducing officer Albright, Everett Police Chief Kathy Atwood noted he’d been the top overall in his class at the Police Academy as well as top in firearms and physical fitness. He’s also making public safety in Everett a family affair as his brother Seth Albright is an Everett firefighter.


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USS Abraham Lincoln to Leave Everett for Final Time Next Thursday

November 30, 2011

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After 15 years, the Lincoln leaves Everett for good next Thursday

The aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln will leave Naval Station Everett on Thursday December 8th. The Lincoln will head out for a routine deployment in the western Pacific and then head to her new homeport in Newport News, VA. The Lincoln first came to Everett in January of 1997. The departure of the Lincoln will not leave Everett without a carrier as the USS Nimitz will be assigned to Naval Station Everett early next year after routine maintenance is completed at the Bremerton Shipyard. If you want to watch the Lincoln leave from one of Everett’s parks or maybe the Mukilteo Lighthouse, the carrier is expected to depart sometime between 9:00am and 10:00am from the pier at Naval Station Everett. The public will not be invited on base and for security reasons the Navy will not give an exact departure time.


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Everett Boeing Employees Could Soon See $5000.00 Bonus.

November 30, 2011

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Everett workers could see a 5k bonus soon

Click the building above for the proposed contract extension

As part of the agreement between Boeing and IAM 751 to keep the production of the new 737 Max in Renton, Everett workers will have to ratify a four year contract extension. If that happens, employees will receive a $5000.00 signing bonus. Here’s the proposed contract extension from the IAM 751 website. The vote is scheduled for next Wednesday December 7th, at locations throughout the Puget Sound including the Everett Union Hall at 8729 Airport Road from 5am – 6pm. The union is recommending ratification and if so, that would relieve a major economic threat from Everett as there would be no possibility of a strike at the Everett Boeing plant next September. That may be a real shot in Everett’s economy in 2012.


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PUD Powers Up its Website

November 30, 2011

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Snohomish PUD updates its website

Click above to visit the PUD's upgraded website

The Snohomish PUD has expanded its website, www.snopud.com to make things easier for customers. Julee Cunningham, the corporate communications officer for the PUD explained the reasons behind the expansion, “We know that more of our customers are choosing to go online to do business with the PUD,” said Cunningham. “We want to make it as easy as possible for them to access the many programs and services we offer.” Among the new offerings is the “EnergyAdvisor” that lets you track your energy use and see where your energy dollars and going and get specific advice on how to lower your energy costs. There are also more than 70 videos online covering everything from compact fluorescent lights to tidal energy. The site has also made it easier to use their SnoPAY option where you can pay your bill online.


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26th Annual Festival of Trees Kicks Off Tonight in Everett

November 29, 2011

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Tonight's opening night party happens from 5:30pm – 9:00pm

It’s the opening evening for the annual Festival of Trees presented by Providence General Foundation. 30 different trees will be on display inside the Edward D. Hansen Conference Center at Comcast Arena Everett. This is the 26th year for the festival which in addition to tonight’s festivities will also feature a community open house tomorrow, gala dinner and auction on Thursday and Teddy Bear Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus on Saturday morning. Click here for details on all of the events.
Proceeds from Festival of Trees benefit Providence Children’s services, ensuring that children born with medical conditions or those who face challenges stemming from illness or injury receive quality care, regardless of their family’s ability to pay for treatment.

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Everett Firefighters Find Indoor Marijuana Garden at Early Morning House Fire

November 28, 2011

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No injuries but the house had about $45,000.00 in damage and an indoor marijuana garden.

Some residents of a house in the 4600 block of Broadway in central Everett have some explaining to do after firefighters found a marijuana growing operation while putting out a bedroom fire in their home. Everett Fire Marshal Rick Robinson tells My Everett News that crews were called to a bedroom fire at the home at 2:30am. As they arrived heavy smoke was surrounding the house. Firefighters made quick work of the bedroom fire and discovered an indoor marijuana garden in another room. Robinson says three people escaped the blaze and there were no injuries. Damage was estimated at $45,000.00. Everett Police will now take over the investigation and determine if it was a legal garden for medical marijuana patients or something on the other side of the law.


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