May 9, 2021


Machines Take “Bites” Out Of Former YMCA Annex In Downtown Everett

Spent some time this Saturday and Sunday watching two huge machines take “bites” out of the former YMCA Annex which is being torn down to make way for apartments in downtown Everett, Washington. Here are way too many photos. Click to enlarge.

Two machines took turns taking down this wall.

A closer look at the jaws.

Coming in for a bite.

Look a bit like dinosaurs.

Again one holds the wall while the other takes a bite.

This is the alley side wall.

One very big jaw.

A portion of the former sign on the north wall.

Some pieces came off easilly.

This is from Wetmore looking west.

The progress was steady.

One supports the wall while the other removes sections.

It took out about six feet of wall at a time.

The machine worked back and forth along the top.

A lot of wires to deal with.

Looking north from the alley on California.

One piece of equipment supports the wall while the jaws tear at it from above.

A warning not to demolish the Historic YMCA building.

Looking to the south from Everett Ave.

Another new apartment can be seen behind the demolition of the YMCA Annex.

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May 9, 2021


Silvertips Skate To Victory Over Thunderbirds In Final Game Of WHL Season

The Everett Silvertips ended the year as U.S. Division Champions with a win over the Seattle Thunderbirds Saturday night. Here’s the recap on the final game of the season.

Image supplied by Everett Silvertips.

Dustin Wolf made 29 saves in his 149th career WHL appearance while Gage Goncalves had three assists to close his third season to help the Everett Silvertips cruise to a wire-to-wire 4-1 victory over the Seattle Thunderbirds in the season finale, at accesso ShoWare Center on Saturday in WHL action.

The Silvertips, closing their eighth U.S. Division championship campaign at 19-4 (38 points), finished the pandemic-shortened season winning 10 of the final 11 games while Ethan Regnier scored in his final WHL game, and Ben Hemmerling, Jacob Wright, and Ryan Hofer each adding a goal.

Hemmerling set a screen to deflect his third goal of the season past Jackson Berry just 2:10 into the game, set up by Ronan Seeley’s point shot. The Tips, unfazed after outshot 12-6 in the opening 20 minutes, used a big save by Wolf from point blank range on Lucas Ciona to keep Seattle off the board and then added a pair of goals in 2:06 for a 3-0 lead.
Ethan Regnier’s ninth goal of the season finished a backdoor feed from Cole Fonstad at the left circle with 5:38 to go in the second period. Goncalves, stationed behind the net, then fed the tape of Wright who slammed a one-timer for a 3-0 cushion, between the circles with 3:32 remaining.

After outshooting Seattle 17-9 in the second period, the Tips began to make their move to close the game and after a vicious scrum at the glass sent away six combined players for the remainder of the game, the Tips answered Keltie Jeri-Leon’s extra attacker goal with 1:42 left with Hofer’s empty netter, a backhander from center ice, with 36 seconds remaining.

At the final horn, the Silvertips huddled around their net for one last emotional embrace as teammates for 2021, helping close the chapters of Fairbrother, Fonstad, and Regnier as victors – celebrating with teammates such as Wolf and Goncalves, both with signed NHL entry level contracts and eligible to move to the pro level next season.

The Silvertips finished the head-to-head series 6-1 against Seattle, marking the first time in franchise history they lost just once in regulation to their U.S. Division rival.


1. Cole Fonstad (EVT)
2. Jordan Gustafson (SEA)
3. Keltie Jeri-Leon (SEA)

GAME NOTES: Silvertips scratches included U18 departures Braden Holt and Olen Zellweger, while Brendan Lee, Brady Van Herk and Brendan Hunchak were healthy scratches … Fonstad and Goncalves finished the season as co-leaders for the Silvertips in points (34), while Fonstad paced the Silvertips with 16 goals and Goncalves led the program with 22 assists … Wolf, through 149 WHL games, has a career save percentage of .935, a franchise best.

A total of 19 players have suited up in an Everett Silvertips jersey and advanced to play in the National Hockey League, since the Silvertips joined the WHL in 2003-04. Entering this season, the Silvertips have elevated 27 players to be selected by teams in the NHL Entry Draft, including eight over the previous three seasons. By the end of the 2019-20 season, all three Silvertips in the 20-year old category earned NHL entry level contracts: Bryce Kindopp (Anaheim), Wyatte Wylie (Philadelphia), and Jake Christiansen (Columbus). The Seattle Kraken, an expansion franchise scheduled to play 30 miles away from Everett at Climate Pledge Arena, will make their NHL debut in the 2021-22 season.

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May 8, 2021

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28th Season For Everett Farmers Market Kicks Off Sunday

Sundays through October 31st in downtown Everett.

According to the folks at the Everett Farmers Market this will be their 28th season. Again this year the Market will be spread out along Wetmore Avenue in downtown Everett, Washington between Pacific and Hewitt. The market is set to run every Sunday through October 31st. Some tips for you if plan on attending.

  • Hours are 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM (10:30am Early Shopping for Seniors & High Risk Customers)
  • To maintain social distancing please enter at Hewitt and Wetmore or Pacific and Wetmore
  • Pets are not allowed (only service animals)
  • There is plenty of free parking on the streets surrounding the Market
  • If you’re going to eat or drink please do so only in the designated areas
  • Please wear a mask and maintain social distancing
  • Here is a link to the vendors expected to be there on opening day.

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    May 8, 2021

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    Tulalip Tribes Award Grant To Everett Fire Department For Drones

    Word in from Everett Fire on the receipt of a grant of $47,393.00 from the Tulalip Tribes Charitable Contributions Fund that will allow the Department to purchase two drones to be used in emergency operations. Here’s a brief about the award.

    Chief Dave DeMarco, Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin, Marilyn Sheldon from the Tulalip Tribes Charitable Contributions Fund and Assistant Chief Rich Llewellyn at Everett Fire HQ. Photo Credit Everett Fire.

    This past week, Mayor Cassie Franklin, Chief Dave DeMarco, and Assistant Chief Rich Llewellyn met with Marilyn Sheldon from the Tulalip Tribes Charitable Contributions Fund (, to accept a grant for the purchase of a drone and associated equipment.

    The Tulalip Tribes Charitable Contributions Fund donated nearly $150,000 to three area public safety agencies for the purchase of drones and associated equipment. The Everett Fire Department (EFD) was the lead agency in submitting the grant application and was joined in the process by the Tulalip Bay Fire Department (Fire District 15) and the Tulalip Tribal Police Department. The joint nature of the grant application and award is reflective of the interconnected nature of fire, police, and other public safety agencies in Snohomish County.

    Drones, which are also referred to as unmanned aerial systems (UAS), provide unique capabilities for smaller public safety agencies who are unable to purchase or maintain equipment such as helicopters or airplanes. Grant funds will allow each agency to purchase two drones that have both optical and infrared sensors. This equipment will enhance the EFD’s response to structure fires, hazardous materials incident, land and water-based rescue operations, and fire investigations. The EFD expects to begin using this equipment following completion of training later this summer.

    The Tulalip Tribes Charitable Contribution Funds program has assisted over 245 charitable organizations with over 50 million dollars since 1993 working in partnership with the surrounding communities including Marysville, Everett and Snohomish County to make a positive difference.

    We would like to thank Tulalip Tribes for their generosity and community partnership.

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    May 7, 2021

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    Confessed Murderer Of Everett Firefighter Fails To Show For Sentencing

    Editor’s Update Saturday 12:25 PM: Officers with the Snohomish County Violent Offender Taskforce spent all night tracking Nash down and took him into custody at 10 Am this morning. He has been booked into the Snohomish County Jail and his sentencing hearing is set for Thursday May 13th. On March 25th 47-year-old Elmer Nash Junior […]

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    May 7, 2021

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    Commercial Fire Damages Multiple Storage Units On Smith Avenue

    No injuries reported after a confirmed commercial fire at Storehouse Mini-storage in the 3800 block of Smith Avenue just east of I-5 in Everett. The fire was reported at 10:45 AM with calls of smoke coming out of units in the “B” building. Firefighters had to use cutting tools to open both the interior and […]

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