My Everett News has more than 10,000 unique visitors per month!
Editor’s Note: I started MyEverettNews.com last January as a way to provide people with a view of Everett that they might not get from other media sources. It’s been a fantastic experience and I’m thrilled to report that in our first year we’ve had more than 250,000 page views. Compared to other media, that’s just a drop in the bucket but for a one-man-band, I’ll take it. In 2012 I hope to continue to evolve, learn and grow in the world of hyper-local publishing and want you to know that I’m always looking for suggestions and ideas. A quick shout out to Bob Payne and the staff of The Seattle Times who’ve been such a great news partner. Another to Jake Whittenberg and the folks at KING 5 News who have been so unselfish in linking to stories and providing photos and assistance.
As the old saying goes…if you like what we’re doing, tell a friend. If you don’t, tell me.
Leland Dart editor, MyEverettNews.com
Everett Station first opened February 4th 2002. (photo courtesy Wikipedia)
The City of Everett has announced plans to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Everett Station. According to Kate Reardon, Public Information director for the City of Everett, there will be a public celebration throughout the day on Friday the 10th of February. From 2:30pm – 7:00pm there will be speakers, live entertainment including music from local band 20 Riverside and an appearance by members of the Washington Stealth cheerleading squad. To learn more about Everett Station in its current state, click here. If you’re interested in some of the history behind the scenes, HistoryLink.org has a wonderful account of how Everett Station came to be as well as some great pictures. The piece was put together by Kit Oldham. You can click here to visit the HistoryLink.org site.
Apply in person at 100th and Evergreen Way in South Everett
Back in October we told you that Oklahoma based Hobby Lobby was taking over the old Cost Cutter location at Evergreen Way and Everett Mall Way in South Everett. Construction has been progressing and now they’re taking applications at the store. Hobby Lobby says they are looking for people to work in many departments including floral design, crafts, art, custom framing, hobbies, fabric, wearable art and as cashiers. According to the Hobby Lobby website, the Everett store is scheduled to open on February 24th. Hobby Lobby currently operates 499 stores in 41 states. You can’t apply online but must apply in person Monday – Friday from 9am – 5pm at 10011 Evergreen Way in south Everett at the South Point Plaza Shopping Center.
Snohomish PUD solar express program is growing
Given the grey skies around here most of the time it’s hard to believe that solar power can be useful in Everett and beyond but the Snohomish PUD says solar output by customers generating their own power has now hit one megawatt. That’s double the output from two years ago. According to the PUD more than 200 customers are now covering part of their energy use thru alternative means.
“We’ve seen very strong interest in solar from both residential customers and businesses,” said PUD Energy Efficiency Program Manager Jessica Mitchell. “We can help customers identify models so projects pencil out and they can manage their energy future in a profitable manner.”
Residential customers can qualify for up to $2,500 for solar photovoltaic systems and commercial customers can qualify for up to $10,000. All customers with electric hot water systems can qualify for a $500 incentive for solar hot water systems. Residential customers may instead opt for a 2.9% APR loan up to $25,000 for photovoltaic panels and up to $14,000 for solar hot water systems. Customers also may qualify for additional federal tax credits and state production incentives.
Solar Express is one of the ways the PUD is promoting clean, locally generated renewable resources. For more information, including qualifications, call the PUD Energy Hotline at 425-783-1700 or click here for more information on the PUD’s solar programs.
A man and woman were taken to Harborview as a result of this fire.
Investigators from Fire District 1 are still at the scene trying to determine the cause of a fire that sent two people to Harborview Hospital early this afternoon. The fire was reported in the 11900 block of Nels Peters Road around 1:30. As firefighters arrived, smoke and flames were coming out of the front of the mobile home. Again, no word on damage or cause.
EVERETT, WA: The Everett Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspect from the January 20, 2012, robbery of the Back of Washington located at 33 SE Everett Mall Way.
Officers responded to the bank just after 6:00 p.m. They were told that a man had come into the bank, displayed a handgun and robbed the bank getting away with an undisclosed amount of money.
The suspect is described as a white male, 40 – 50 years old, approximately 5’-10”, 230 pounds with short hair and a receding hair line. At the time of the robbery the suspect was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, dark pants and a ski mask partially covering his face. The best picture available is attached to this press release.
No one was injured during this robbery.
If anyone has information regarding this robbery they are encouraged to call the Everett Police Department TIP LINE at (425) 257 – 8450 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
Our news partner The Seattle Times, in a story by Dominic Gates, is reporting that white-collar workers at Boeing will be getting as much as 15 days pay next month as a bonus for meeting and exceeding pre-determined targets. Click here to read the full story.