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January 15, 2017

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MyEverettNews.com Begins 7th Year

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A note from Leland Dart, Publisher, Editor, Writer, Photographer, etc.

Thank you for reading.

I started MyEverettNews.com back in January 2011. The purpose was to provide a place where people living and working in Everett, Washington could find breaking news.

Since that time it has been a 24 hours-a-day, 7-days-week, 365-days-a-year effort.

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Sometimes the story is big.

While at times challenging it has also been extremely rewarding. I’ve met a lot of people who live and work in Everett. Some newcomers, some like me who were born and raised here. We share a common interest in the news of the day. I first began doing news reports on the radio in Everett back in 1979. When the media environment changed and cuts were made one of the first things to go was breaking news. Why were all those police cars in my neighborhood? Was that a fire last night? What do they want to build down the street? All were questions that were being asked in Everett and not being answered. With the internet I found I could try and provide those answers in a quick informative manner at a relatively low cost.

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Sometimes the story involves trouble

I’m also a big believer in a picture being worth a thousand words so whenever I’m able I try to share photos from the event being covered to bring a sense of context.

Stories on MyEverettNews.com usually run around 300 words. You can read us on your phone, tablet or computer. We give a quick overview of what’s happening. We try to include links to important additional information so if you’d like, you can get a deeper picture of what is going on.

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Sometimes the story is about one neighborhood.

Breaking News reports for us start usually on our Twitter page as that is the fastest and easiest way to alert you to rapidly changing or short term events.

Once we’ve secured basic information and photos we come back here to MyEverettNews.com and publish our initial story. We will then update that story as additional information is made available.

Finally we link to our Facebook page so more people can access the story and that’s also where people get the chance to make comments and share information that is relevant to the issue.

We do our best to get it right and when we are wrong we say so. We appreciate all of the news tips, information and constructive criticism that we receive and take it all to heart.

Eric Hicks

Sometimes the story is about new leaders in Everett.

Our financial support comes from advertisers and also our readers. Advertising alone does not cover our costs and we rely on reader’s voluntary donations or subscriptions to make ends meet. We’re not a non-profit, frankly we’re a no-profit but we manage to get by with your help and just like PBS we hold fundraisers every couple of months. We don’t have a paywall and don’t do big drop down ads or make you click through a bunch of stuff to get to the story. We hope you like what we do and that you are willing to support us to allow that work to continue.

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This is one of our most popular photos.

Thanks for a great six years and here’s to the future. If you have questions or comments you can address them to me via email at News@MyEverettNews.com or by phone at 425-280-7620. Our mailing address is 10121 Evergreen Way #25-467 Everett, Washington 98204. If you’d like to make a donation please click on the box below. Again, thank you. Leland Dart, Publisher.

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January 14, 2017

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Local Heroes Night Packs Xfinity Arena

It was a standing room only crowd with more than 8200 fans as Local Heroes Night with the Everett Silvertips and Seattle Thunderbires returned to Xfinity Arena in downtown Everett.

The game went to overtime with the ‘Tips falling to the T-Birds 4 – 3. This was the 4th year in which both Law and Fire members combined forces to raise funds for the Snohomish County Law Enforcement Memorial Fund (SCLEMF) and the Medic One Foundation. Here are a few MyEverettNews.com photos from the game.

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Lincon rides past an Everett Police SUV on the ice.

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The game pucks were delivered by members of the helicopter rescue team.

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The helmets and gloves came off for a fight.

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Mukilteo Police Chief Cheol Kang leads other police and fire chiefs off the ice after the puck drop.

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A dinosaur wearing a fire helmet is assisted by a bear as cops and firefighters play to a 1-1 tie in broom ball.

It was a fun night and thousands of dollars were raised for some great causes.

Here’s the official game recap…

Keegan Kolesar’s seventh goal of the season with 15.9 seconds remaining helped the Seattle Thunderbirds escape in overtime, 4-3 over the Everett Silvertips before a standing room only crowd of 8,249 at XFINITY Arena on Saturday in WHL action.

Tonight’s OT loss was only the second time the Silvertips have lost in overtime at home this season. Everett is now 18-3-2-0 at home and extended a streak to 8-0-3 in the last 11 games against the Thunderbirds in Everett.

Although the Silvertips fell to the Thunderbirds this evening, they are 2-0-1-1 against Seattle for the regular season and outscored them 12-10 in those four games. Carter Hart, in his return to Everett after the World Juniors, took the first star honors with 34 saves while the Silvertips rallied out of two deficits in the final two periods to force OT.

The first few minutes of the game saw big saves from Carter Hart as Seattle was pressing early on. At the 4:00 mark, Jarrett Tyszka took a holding penalty, giving the Silvertips the first man advantage of the game. The Silvertips did not get a solid scoring chance nor a shot on goal for the power play and were held to no shots for the first seven minutes of the game. Both Carter Hart and Rylan Toth were solid in net for the duration of the first period and kept the game at 0-0 to end the first period. Both teams had 8 shots a piece.

The beginning of the second period saw a similar pace to the first period—lots of end-to-end chances with the two goaltenders standing tall. Davis managed to send one past Toth but the goal was waved off due to goaltender interference. Shortly after that, there was a lot of traffic in front of Carter Hart and he was sent into the net along with the puck to make the score 0-1 Thunderbirds at the 8:22 mark with the goal by Ethan Bear.

Just 24 seconds later, on a very similar play, Alexander True went five hole as chaos ensued around the crease for Carter Hart to make the score 0-2. At 10:07, Devon Skoleski and Bryce Kindopp set up Connor Dewar to make the score 1-2. The team seemed to be reignited by the goal and continued to press on.

At 12:20 Riley Sutter and Montana Onyebuchi set up Eetu Tuulola to tie the game up at 2-2. After the game was tied, both teams began to chirp more at each other and the game seemed to get even more physical. At 14:28 Montana Onyebuchi and Austin Strand wrestled down to the ice and went off for five minutes for fighting.

The Silvertips had another chance on the power play at 15:40 as Matthew Wedman went off for slashing. There were some good chances but the Tips were unable to capitalize on the power play. Everett and Seattle both had 13 shots in the second period.

Right at the beginning of the third period, Patrick Bajkov tripped up Mathew Barzal at the 38 second mark to give Seattle a shot on the power play. Seattle pressed and got excellent chances but Carter Hart and strong defensive plays by the Silvertips’ special teams kept the score tied 2-2.

Once the Silvertips went back to full strength, the game continued to be extremely physical with a lot of fast end-to-end hockey. A scary moment happened at the 7:59 mark when Austin Strand cross-checked Devon Skoleski headfirst into the boards and left him laying on the ice briefly. Scrums ensued as the trainer went to check on Skoleski.

Skoleski was able to skate off the ice on his own power but missed the majority of the third period as he was being evaluated. At 15:32 Ryan Gropp set up Barzal for the go ahead goal to make the score 2-3 Thunderbirds. Thanks to a weird bounce, at 17:23, Matt Fonteyne tied the game back up 3-3 with helpers from Patrick Bajkov and Wyatte Wylie. The third period ended with Everett getting 10 shots and Seattle getting 9 shots.

Carter Hart stood tall in OT and made huge saves to keep the Silvertips in the game, stopping the first seven shots. With 15.9 left, Everett’s loose line change led to a breakaway goal by Keegan Kolesar.

Carter Hart made 8 saves in overtime and his counterpart, Rylan Toth, made 28 saves.

The Silvertips will return with a game against Kelowna on Monday, January 16 at 2:05 PM PT (Fox Sports 1380 / WHL Live). Half price tickets are available starting at $8 at www.everettsilvertips.com/ticketpromos.


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January 13, 2017

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Everett Arts Award Winners Named

The City of Everett has named the arts award winners for 2016. Here’s the recent announcement along with the date, time and place of the ceremony…

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The ceremony will be February 9th in downtown Everett.

The Everett Cultural Arts Commission has selected the recipients of the 24th annual Wendt and Mayor’s Arts Awards.

Mayor Ray Stephanson will honor the award recipients during a public celebration on Thursday, Feb. 9, at the Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Avenue.

Doors open at 6 p.m., and program begins at 7 p.m. All are welcome.

 

Richard Wendt Award of Excellence

Si Newland is the recipient of the Richard Wendt Award of Excellence for his extraordinary commitment to Everett’s arts community. Newland served on the City’s Cultural Arts Commission in the formative years, and then went on to serve for 12 years on the board of the Arts Council of Snohomish County as it transitioned into one of Everett’s leading anchor arts organizations, now known as The Schack Art Center.

The Wendt Award is given annually to a person or organization who has demonstrated outstanding support of the arts throughout their lifetime. The award is named for Dr. Richard Wendt, who passed away in 2007. Wendt was a long-time promoter of the arts in Everett and helped found the City’s Cultural Arts Commission and the 1% for the Arts program.

Mayor’s Arts Awards

In recognition of Everett’s growing arts scene, the Cultural Arts Commission created the Mayor’s Arts Awards to honor art educators, artists in the community, arts organizations and emerging artists that have made an impact on the Everett arts community.

This year’s Mayor’s Arts Award winners are:

  • All Aboard, Art Changing Lives. All Aboard works with adults with special needs to enrich their lives through the arts.
  • Legacy of Honor, Bob Henry for positively transforming the lives of Everett High School students through theatre, 1958-1979.
  • Arts Educator, Erica Weir for her achievements and contributions to arts education.
  • Organization Making an Impact, Ryan Crowther of Everett Music Initiative for cultivating a vibrant music scene in Everett
  • Artist in the Community, Elizabeth Person for her artistic excellence and contributions to Everett’s cultural vitality.

Learn more

The Everett Cultural Arts Commission is composed of volunteer commissioners who are appointed by the Mayor. The mission of the commission is to initiate, sponsor, organize and promote cultural and artistic programs and services for the enrichment and enjoyment of the Everett community.

For more information, contact Carol Thomas, cultural arts manager, at 425-257-7101, or cthomas@everettwa.gov, or visit www.everettwa.gov/mayorsarts.

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January 12, 2017

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Espresso Stand Robber Photos Released

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The hoodie is believed to be brown.

Tonight Everett Police released photos of a suspected espresso stand robber who has hit three espresso stands in Everett over the past week as well as additional espresso stand robberies in Marysville and Arlington.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 20’s-30’s, thin build, with (possibly short) brown hair, and brown eyes. Reports described him as having a “scruffy” face or facial hair and “sunken” eyes. He was seen wearing a brown hoodie and baseball cap with dark pants and work boots. In each robbery the suspect implies that he has a handgun.

There have been two similar espresso stand robberies in Marysville and Arlington where the suspect’s description is the same as the Everett robberies. All three agencies are working together to determine if these robberies are related. The attached espresso stand robber suspect photo is from the Arlington robbery.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Everett Police Department TIP LINE at (425) 257-8450 or Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound at 1-800-222-TIPS.


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January 12, 2017

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Aldrich Resigns From Snohomish PUD Board

There’s an opening on the Snohomish PUD Board following the resignation of commissioner David Aldrich. Aldrich served District 1 which covers Everett, Marysville and all of north Snohomish County. Neil Neroutsos with Snohomish PUD says Aldrich resigned January 1st by email citing personal/family reasons. Neroutsos explained the process in an email to MyEverettNews.com this afternoon… […]

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January 12, 2017

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Wetmore Plaza Fountain Undergoing Repairs

Had some inquiries into why the Wetmore Plaza fountain in front of the Everett Performing Arts Center was covered by a tent and surrounded by a fence. We checked in with Meghan Pembroke at Everett City Hall who provided the following explanation… We are performing some maintenance to the fountain, including: ·         Resurfacing the fountain […]

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