November 28, 2022


A Heads-Up For Nighttime Drivers On I-5 North Through Everett Between 8 PM And 6 AM

This in from the Washington State Department of Transportation.

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Drivers heading north on Interstate 5 through Everett should plan for longer weeknight travel times tonight, Nov. 28, through Thursday, Dec. 15, while workers damaged pavement.

When the weather permits, Washington State Department of Transportation contractor crews will work for 13 nights, from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday, Nov. 28, through Thursday, Dec. 15. At least one lane will be open in the downtown Everett work zone between Lowell Road and Marine View Drive. All lanes of northbound I-5 will reopen by 6 a.m. the following morning.

Between Nov. 28 and Dec. 6, workers will replace damaged concrete panels that date back to the original construction of this section of I-5 in the 1960s. Between Dec. 5 and Dec. 15, crews will use diamond-tipped grinders to smooth out high spots in the travel lanes. The work is part of WSDOT’s project to rehabilitate northbound I-5 between Lowell Road and Marine View Drive.

A contingent work night is tentatively scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 11. No work is schedule to occur on the nights of Dec. 2, 3, 9 and 10.

People who are traveling can get real-time traffic information on mobile phones with the WSDOT traffic app and by following the WSDOT traffic Twitter feed.


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In addition there is additional work planned beyond  Marine View Drive starting Sunday December 4th.

Northbound Interstate 5 will close at Marine View Drive in Everett from 12:01 to 4 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, and Monday, Dec. 5, so crews can replace a girder on the damaged 12th Street Bridge. Traffic will need to detour via Marine View Drive and State Route 529.

Contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation have been conducting overnight lane reductions along this section of I-5 to prepare to replace the girder. It was damaged in September 2021 when an excavator on the back of a truck struck the girder, breaking out a chunk of it and damaging tensioning wires.

The contractor, Granite Construction, will focus much of the work on the northbound side of the interstate, although travelers should prepare for sporadic southbound I-5 lane reductions.

During the freeway closures, the 12th Street Bridge will be closed.

Overnight closures
As crews prepare to replace the girder, they will reduce northbound I-5 to one lane between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. on weeknights. Southbound I-5 may have weeknight single lane closures from 7:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. Work will not take place during the Thanksgiving holiday long weekend.

Damaged girder
Because of the damaged girder, the 12th Street Bridge is reduced to one lane with temporary traffic controls to limit weight on the structure. The first night that northbound I-5 is closed, Dec. 3, crews will remove the damaged girder. The following night they will install the new girder. Once it is in place, the crews will rebuild the bridge deck and barrier.

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November 27, 2022

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Everett Farmers Market Holiday Festival Next Sunday Indoors 11 AM – 5 PM

Click for a map of the vendors locations in the conference center.

Next Sunday the Everett Farmers Market will hold their 7th Holiday Festival.

It will be indoors at the Edward Hansen Conference Center at Angel of the Winds Arena in downtown Everett, Washington.

Here’s a message from the folks who manage Everett Farmers Market.

Come shop from 70 of your favorite vendors. Click here to see a list and map of Vendors vendors and directions of where to park when you get there!

Rumour has it that Santa will be there too.
And if you are attending the Silver Tips Hockey game at 4pm plan to arrive early to do a little holiday shopping before the games starts.

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November 27, 2022

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Shots Fired At Memorial For Shooting Victim On Beverly Boulevard

Officers placed cones to mark where shell casing were found.

Candles and balloons at the site of the crash were left during the memorial.

Casings were located over a large area of the site.

Officers gathered nearly two dozen shell casings.

About 10:30 PM Saturday night Everett Police received reports of multiple shots fired in the area of 75th and Beverly Boulevard.

A crowd had gathered with candles and balloons at the location where a person had been shot and killed Friday night.

Officers responded to the area and located nearly two-dozen shell casings.

There were no reports of injuries and Everett Police patrol, and detective units are investigating.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Everett Police Tip Line at (425) 257-8450.

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November 26, 2022

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Everett Police Investigate Shots Fired And Crash Near Lions Park Friday Night

Editor’s Update 9:30 AM: Everett Police this morning confirmed the person inside the vehicle was a male who had been shot. The case remains an active investigation. The Snohomish County Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of death and identity of the victim.

Everett Police and firefighters at the vehicle crash site.

Cones mark where shell casings were found on 75th street.

Evidence markers replaced traffic cones as more shells were located on 75th street.

Detectives recovered additional evidence in the parking area of Lions Park.

At daylight Everett Police patrol officers walked the neighborhood looking for evidence.

Daylight also revealed bullet holes in a pickup in the neighborhood across from Lions Park.

Shortly before 8:00 PM Friday night an Everett Police officer reported hearing gunshots in the area of 75th and Evergreen Way.

Soon after, Sno911 received reports of gunfire in the area of Lions Park near 75th and Olympic Drive. Within a minute came a report of a rollover vehicle crash in the yard of a home near 75th and Beverly Boulevard.

Officers arriving to the crash scene found a vehicle on its side with one person inside. Medics were called and the person was pronounced dead at the scene.

Other officers responding to 75th and Olympic Drive found multiple shell casings on 75th street. Additional shell casing were found in a parking area of the park.

Both Beverly Boulevard and 75th streets were closed as Major Crimes Detectives were called out to investigate exactly what happened.

Detectives worked through the night until around 6:15 AM before opening 75th street back up after gathering and processing evidence.

At daylight Everett Police patrol officers were scouring the neighborhood for additional evidence.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Everett Police Tip Line at (425) 257-8450. This remains an active investigation.

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November 26, 2022

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Meet The Owner – Evergreen Printing & Graphics

Editor’s note: is working to introduce our readers to more independent business owners here in Everett, Washington. We want to highlight their businesses, tell their stories and invite you to shop locally and help move Everett forward. If you know of a business we should feature, send us a suggestion via email: Leland Dart – Publisher

Mike Simson and his wife bought Evergreen Printing from his parents 8 years ago.

Evergreen Printing is located on 19th SE two blocks south of Costco.

As a teenager in high school Mike Simpson worked at his parent’s (Mel and Kim Simpson), print shop on Evergreen Way just south of the A&W Drive In. He continued working there when the shop moved to 50th and Claremont for five years before moving to its current location at 10530 19th Avenue SE near Silver Lake. “We were the first tenants when this building opened,” Mike told me on my recent visit.

Eight years ago Mike and his wife Susanna bought the shop from his parents. They’ve guided their growth and stability over the years by a simple principal,

“The better our customers do, the better we do,” Mike said. “Their success is our success.”

Over the years local printers have faced immense competition from big online out-of-state printing firms that can undercut prices.

“It’s hard to compete online so customer service is big for us,” Mike said. “We know our customers and they know us, we’re a personal local phone call away and we make sure that once you come here you never want to go anywhere else.”

Evergreen offers full color digital printing, high speed copying, offset printing, bindery and mailing service and more. They also offer delivery and pick-up in the Everett area Monday – Friday.

During the Pandemic they were able to stay open but were still impacted as the majority of their customers are small businesses and many did not survive after having to shut down. “Forty percent of our customers went out of business permanently,” Mike said. “My wife and I weathered the storm by working throughout, no vacations and not paying ourselves for a while, staying small, lean and working our way through it.”

One leftover issue from the pandemic has been supply chain issues that persist to this day. “Our main supplier of envelopes has been out for some time,” Mike explained. “They shifted from producing paper to making cardboard boxes for all of the shipping that has been going on and we’ve had to scrounge and scrape to find envelopes.”

Mike continues to be positive on the printing business and on Everett. He says he’s still having fun and enjoying helping other business owners. They’ve been voted the best print shop in Snohomish County and embrace “keeping it local”.

If you’re looking for a printer for commercial work or things more personal including wedding announcements, signs, banners and posters or need help with graphic design, scanning or high speed copying, check out Evergreen Printing and Graphics.

Their website is easy to use to order online. The phone number is (425) 948-7700, email is: and they’re located two blocks south of the Everett Costco store at 10530 19th Avenue SE Suite 103 Everett, WA. Hours are Monday – Thursday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Fridays 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

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November 26, 2022

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Everett Firefighters Contain Blaze At Judd & Black Liquidation Center To Outbuilding

Initial Report 6:00 AM: Everett Fire crews were called to the Judd and Black Liquidation Center in the 2800 block of Maple in north Everett after drivers on I-5 reported smoke and flames coming from the building around 4:30 AM.

A Washington State Patrol Trooper reported he could see flames from the Trestle and when he arrived reported fire at the back of the building.

Everett firefighters were able to knock the fire down and contain it to an attached building, keeping the fire from extending inside.

At this time investigators are on scene working to determine a cause.

Here are some photos from the scene. Click photo to enlarge.

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