Archive | April, 2012

Weekend Fatal Everett Fire Update

April 30, 2012

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Firefighters were unable to revive a man pulled from this duplex on Saturday

The Everett Fire Marshall’s Office says the fire on Fleming street in which a man died started in the kitchen of the unit where he was found. Firefighters approaching the duplex in the 6400 block of Fleming found one unit pretty well involved when they arrived. They pulled an unconscious man from the unit but were not able to revive him. 4 other people in an adjacent unit escaped. Still no word what started the fire or the man’s identity.

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In Spite of the Rain, PUD Hosting Solar Energy Information Program in Everett

April 30, 2012

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Snohomish PUD solar express program is growing. Click to find out more

The Snohomish PUD will host another Solar Express energy information program next Monday afternoon from 12:00pm – 1:00pm at their Everett headquarters. Here’s a bit of information direct from the PUD’s Solar Express web page…

Did you know you don’t need a lot of sunshine for solar panels to produce power? In fact, Germany is the leading country in the world for solar power production, and few people think of Germany as being particularly sunny! The weather there is actually pretty similar to our area – making solar power a great renewable source right here at home as well.

Solar energy is a largely untapped source of renewable energy in Western Washington. With a photovoltaic system, a PUD customer can generate clean, green, renewable energy. Installing photovoltaic and solar hot water systems are ways that PUD customers can:

•Lead the way in using local renewable energy in Snohomish County
•Act on their environmental beliefs and reduce their environmental impact
•Help the PUD meet the energy needs of the next generation

The next Solar Information Sessions are scheduled for:
•Monday, May 7, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., at the PUD Headquarters in Everett (2320 California Street, Everett, view map)
•Tuesday, May 8, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the PUD office in Edmonds (21018 Highway 99, Edmonds, view map)

Find out more about solar systems and our Solar Express program from PUD experts. Please click here to send an email if you plan to attend or have other questions.

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Access to Everett’s Howarth Park Beach Seriously Restricted Until Summer

April 29, 2012

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The main lower parking lot of Howarth Park is closed for repairs until sometime this summer.

Falling trees and sliding hillsides have seriously affected the ability for people to access one of Everett’s most popular beachfront areas. Everett’s Public Information Director issued the explanation…

Due to dangerous, uprooted trees falling down the hillside, pedestrians and vehicles are prohibited access to the roadway leading to Lower Howarth Park and the parking area at the bottom of the hill until further notice. The City is working as quickly as possible to remedy the situation to open the road in the summer.

The City of Everett closed the road leading to the lower parking lot in January during heavy snows and winter weather due to landslides in the area. City crews are assessing the slide area and have identified about 80 Alder trees along the hillside that are unstable and need to be removed.

While Howarth’s beach area remains open, visitors must access the beach from the park’s upper and middle trails. Unfortunately, about 60 percent of Howarth’s parking spots are in the lower area, less than 30 spots in the upper two lots for visitors to one of the city’s most popular parks. Park Rangers are also reminding people to refrain from parking in areas that are posted “no-parking” or “tow-away zone.” Drivers who decide to park in no-parking and tow-away zone areas will be ticketed for the violation.

Park visitors who want to access the beach may want to consider visiting another park such as the City of Mukilteo Lighthouse Park and Community Beach. Parking is limited. Everett Transit and Community Transit both have stops on the Mukilteo waterfront.

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One Dead After Early Morning Fire at Everett Duplex

April 28, 2012

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Everett Fire officials say one man died after a fire at a duplex in central Everett early Saturday morning. Here’s the official release from Rick Robinson with the Everett fire department…

EVERETT – Everett Fire Department crews were dispatched to a residential fire in the 6400 block of Fleming Street at 3:30 this morning. Arriving crews found a duplex heavily involved in smoke and flames. Crews located one resident in a bedroom in the initial search and moved the person outside where crews initiated CPR, but the man could not be revived. Four people living in the north side of the duplex evacuated after a passerby who noticed the fire pounded on their door. No one from that side of the duplex was injured. The passerby, who had been the one to call 911, indicated he pounded on the south-side resident’s door and window with no response. Crews had the fire under control at about 3:50 a.m. Damage to the structure is estimated at $300,000. The cause of the fire is under investigation. A report on the progress of the investigation will not likely be available until late Monday morning.

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66.4 Acres of Prime Everett Waterfront Now For Sale, Make Offer.

April 27, 2012

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Here’s the listing for the Kimberly-Clark Plant on the Everett Waterfront. It even has its own website.

Real estate photo from Kidder Mathews sales brochure

Kimberly Clark has retained Kidder Mathews and Binswanger to market the Everett Waterfront site to the commercial real estate market. Here’s some of what the real estate offering has to say…

The Everett Marine Industrial Property represents a rare opportunity to acquire an expansive industrial property, situated on a deep salt water port, with close proximity to the shipping lanes from Puget Sound to the Pacific Rim, Alaska, and any number of worldwide destinations. The property is being offered unpriced. A definitive bid date will be set after commencement of the marketing process.

You can click here for the sales brochure if you’d like to make an offer.

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Conference Center in Comcast Arena at Everett Becomes a Cabaret/Comedy Club Tomorrow

April 27, 2012

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Tomorrow the conference center inside Comcast Arena at Everett becomes a cabaret featuring drinks, desserts and an Off Broadway comedy show entitled “You’ve Got Hate Mail.” According to Kim Bedier, General Manager of Comcast Arena, ticket sales have already exceeded expectations. “We’ve sold about 500 tickets already,” said Bedier. “The conference center is set up in a cabaret/comedy club setting and our staff has come up with some really fun drinks and desserts.” Bedier says tickets are available and offered this preview of the show

Click here for tickets and more show information.

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Everett Murder Victim Identified, Was Stabbed – Update 10:45am with photo

April 26, 2012

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EPD provided photo of Luis Verduzco. If you've seen him recently please contact EPD’s Major Crime Unit 425-257-8400

The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s office this morning identified the man found dead in the yard of an Everett home this week as 23-year-old Luis Verduzco of Everett. The Medical Examiner says he died as a result of a stab wound to the trunk. Everett Police Detectives are looking into the likelihood that the assault that caused Luis’s death occurred at a different location than where he was found.

A photo of the victim is attached in the hopes that someone who knows him or who may have seen him in the last four or five days will contact Everett detectives and help in the efforts to solve this homicide.

Witnesses can either call 911 and advise an officer of what they know, call the Everett Police Department business number at (425) 257 – 8400 and ask for the Major Crime Unit or as always the TIP LINE at (425) 257- 8450.

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