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January 22, 2019

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Horizon Air Delays Start Of Service At Paine Field Due To Gov’t Shutdown

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The start depends on Government Approval and the date for that is uncertain.

“There are real consequences to the government shutdown for the private sector, and delaying commercial service from Paine Field is one of them. Like everyone else, we hope that our leaders in DC can resolve this situation soon.”

That’s the word from Propeller Airports CEO Brett Smith following Alaska Airlines decision to push back the start of Horizon Airlines flights from February 11th to early March. Here’s everything you need to know as announced on the Alaska Airlines Blog this morning.

We hope you can appreciate the adage “good things come to those who wait,” because we have an update to pass along about our planned flights at Paine Field.

Several key groups within the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which conduct crucial certification and oversight work required for the start of commercial air service at Paine Field, are subject to furloughs because of the government shutdown. The FAA’s work on the environmental assessment continues. However, essential work groups within the FAA are furloughed and further delays are expected if the shutdown continues.

It’s a tough decision, but we believe the responsible action is to postpone the start of service at Paine Field. Originally set for Feb. 11, 2019, we’re now scheduling service to begin on March 4 – subject to receipt of all required government approvals.

If you bought a ticket for a Paine Field flight, your first question might be: what now?

Here’s what we’re doing for guests:
Guests with tickets for travel between Feb. 11 and March 4 will receive an email notification from us today that they’re automatically being confirmed, waiving any fees, on a new flight on the same travel date from Sea-Tac International Airport. It’ll be for a time that’s closest to their original Paine Field flight.
If guests wish to keep Paine Field as their departing or arriving airport for a new flight on March 4 or later, you can do that, waiving any fees, by calling us at 1-800-252-7522.
And if you prefer not to travel, we’ll provide a full refund to your original form of payment, waiving any fees. To make that happen, call us at 1-800-252-7522.
“We know our guests who purchased tickets to and from Paine Field will be disappointed by this delay – so are we,” said Andrew Harrison, Alaska Airlines’ chief commercial officer. “There are certain things that are simply out of our control. We apologize if your travel plans need to change. But we remain eager and committed to giving you – our loyal guests – a much-needed airport alternative north of Seattle, and a great experience.”

We’re still moving forward to prepare for operations at Paine Field, including hiring and training our employees, who look forward to serving you in the coming months. And we’ll continue to work closely with the FAA as it completes its environmental assessment and other needed approvals.

It’s still not clear when the government shutdown will end. Why was March 4 selected as the new start of service date?
It’s a judgment call on our part because we don’t know when the government shutdown will end. We selected a new date for start of service that could allow time for a resolution, but not too far out in case the shutdown suddenly ended. We’re hopeful our operations at Paine Field will get up and running soon and we can get our guests going places.

If the shutdown continues, could Alaska be put in a position to once again delay start of service?
Unfortunately, yes. We can’t start flying at Paine Field until we have all the required, final government approvals. We’re making the best business decisions we can during a difficult situation.

Why not re-route all flights to Sea-Tac that are scheduled to fly between Feb. 11 and March 4 at Paine Field?
We are indeed moving a majority of the previously scheduled flights from Paine Field to Sea-Tac to accommodate our guests. We can also rely on our normal, robust flight schedule at Sea-Tac to get our guests to their destinations.

Revised flight schedule
Service Begins Route Flight Time
Mar. 4 only Paine Field-Portland 10:00 a.m.-10:55 p.m.
Mar. 4 only Portland-Paine Field 11:55 a.m.-12:55 p.m.
Mar. 4 only Paine Field-Las Vegas 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Mar. 4 only Las Vegas-Paine Field 1:55 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Mar. 4 Paine Field-Phoenix 12:00 p.m.-3:55 p.m.*
Mar. 4 Phoenix-Paine Field 4:55 p.m.-7:05 p.m.*
Mar. 5 Paine Field-Portland 6:30 a.m.-7:25 a.m.
Mar. 5 Portland-Paine Field 10:20 a.m.-11:20 a.m.
Mar. 5 Paine Field-Las Vegas 9:20 a.m.-11:50 a.m.
Mar. 5 Las Vegas-Paine Field 12:35 p.m.-3:20 p.m.
Mar. 5 Paine Field-San Diego 10:40 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Mar. 5 San Diego-Paine Field 2:20 p.m.-5:20 p.m.
Mar. 5 Paine Field-Los Angeles 11:25 a.m.-2:15 p.m.
Mar. 5 Los Angles-Paine Field 3:35 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Mar. 5 Paine Field-Los Angeles 4:00 p.m.-6:50 p.m.
Mar. 5 Los Angles-Paine Field 7:55 p.m.-10:50 p.m.
Mar. 6 Paine Field-Portland 6:00 p.m.-6:55 p.m.
Mar. 6 Portland-Paine Field 9:35 p.m.-10:35 p.m.
Mar. 6 Paine Field-San Diego 7:45 p.m.-10:35 p.m.
Mar. 7 San Diego-Paine Field 7:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
Mar. 7 Paine Field-Los Angeles 7:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
Mar. 7 Los Angles-Paine Field 10:30 a.m.-1:20 p.m.
Mar. 7 Paine Field- San Francisco 8:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
Mar. 7 San Francisco-Paine Field 12:05 p.m.-2:20 p.m.
Mar. 7 Paine Field-San Jose 2:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m.
Mar. 7 San Jose-Paine Field 5:45 p.m.-7:55 p.m.
Mar. 9 Paine Field-San Francisco 3:00 p.m.-5:15 p.m.
Mar. 9 San Francisco-Paine Field 6:10 p.m.-8:25 p.m.
Mar. 10 Paine Field-Los Angeles 7:10 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Mar. 10 Paine Field-Portland 9:05 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Mar. 11 Los Angles-Paine Field 7:05 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
Mar. 11 Portland-Paine Field 7:40 a.m.-8:40 a.m.
Mar. 11 Paine Field-San Jose 7:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
Mar. 11 San Jose-Paine Field 10:30 a.m.-12:40 a.m.
Mar. 11 Paine Field-Portland 1:20 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
Mar. 11 Portland-Paine Field 3:50 p.m.-4:50 p.m.
Mar. 11 Paine Field-Las Vegas 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Mar. 11 Las Vegas-Paine Field 8:40 p.m.-11:25 p.m.
Mar. 12 Paine Field-Orange County 8:00 a.m.-10:40 a.m.
Mar. 12 Orange County-Paine Field 5:50 p.m.-8:40 p.m.
*Due to daylight saving time, the Phoenix flight times will change starting Mar. 10:

Paine Field-Phoenix 12:00 p.m.-2:55 p.m.
Phoenix-Paine Field 3:55 p.m.-7:05 p.m.



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January 21, 2019

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New Set Of Eyes Over Downtown Everett

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That’s a pretty big Batman.

Noticed this relatively new addition to the downtown Everett landscape this weekend.

This big guy is on the corner of the Funko garage at Wetmore and California.



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January 20, 2019

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Broadway Open As Investigation Of Fatal Fire Continues

All lanes of Broadway are open this morning as investigators from Everett Fire and Police try to determine the cause of a two alarm fire at the building that houses Harvey’s Pub in the 3600 block of Broadway. Here’s a press release issued this morning from Everett Fire:

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Investigators outside the building Sunday morning.

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A crew member from Starbucks next door to the fire scene delivers coffee to firefighters who have been on scene all night for fire watch.

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The fire did not damage any of the other buildings in the block.

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Engine 1 and Ladder 1 pour water onto the fire.

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The crew from Ladder 1 uses a thermal imaging camera to check for hot spots.

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There was heavy fire damage on the second floor and water damage on the first floor.

Firefighters responded to 3615 Broadway just after 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20 for a report of flames and smoke showing from the roof of Harvey’s Pub.

Arriving units found the second story of the two-story structure fully involved in flames and called for a second alarm. The structure consisted of a commercial business on the first level and apartments on the second level of the building.

The building was equipped with fire alarms which alerted occupants of the fire who self-evacuated from the building. There were no fire sprinklers in the building.

As firefighters defensively fought the fire, they received a report that one person may still be inside the structure.

A search for the person was conducted on the first and second floor with nobody located, however, firefighters were not able to access one portion of the second floor of the building due to unsafe fire conditions.

Once fire conditions were under control, a second search of the building was conducted, and a deceased male was found.

During active fire operations, Broadway was closed but is now open.

A combined team of Everett Fire Investigators and Everett Police detectives are on scene for the investigation.

Once the investigation on scene is concluded, the Snohomish County Medical Examiner will assume jurisdiction over the body. Identification of the male will be released by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner pending positive identification and notification of the next of kin.

The second story of the building suffered extensive fire damage and the ground level has extensive water damage.

Snohomish County PUD and Puget Sound Energy were on scene to secure the utilities to the structure.

Our mutual aid partners consisted of Marysville Fire, Lake Stevens Fire, Naval Station Everett, and South Snohomish County Fire and Rescue.

The origin and cause of the fire is under investigation. Updates related to this fire will be released as they become available.



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January 20, 2019

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One Found Dead At Everett Fire Scene On Broadway

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HarveysInvestigators are on the scene at 3615 Broadway following a two alarm fire.

The fire was reported about 12:30 AM above Harvey’s Pub. Everyone made it out of the business okay as the upper level burst into flames.

Everett Fire crews were able to get a good knockdown on the fire.

There are apartments on the second floor of the building and once the fire was out fire crews located the body of a person on the second floor.

Detectives with Everett Police and Investigators with Everett Fire will work to determine the cause of the fire and the Snohomish County Medical Examiner will identify the person found and determine the cause and manner of death.

Fire crews will remain on scene overnight watching for hot spots.

Here are some MyEverettNews.com photos of the scene.

We will update as more information is made available.



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January 19, 2019

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Everett Firefighters Top South Snohomish Fire In Charity Game

In their first-ever charity basketball game members of the Everett Fire Department topped firefighters from South Snohomish Fire Saturday afternoon 25 to 20. It was a physical game with the referees at one point warning each team about aggressive play. The two fire departments played two 20 minute periods during the annual match up between […]

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January 19, 2019

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Everett Golf Courses Switching To Dynamic Pricing

Earlier this month the Everett City Council held a retreat. One topic was whether the City should be in the golf business at all. From the discussions at least one of the two city-owned golf courses could face major change or elimination. Council members say they want to study the issue further. Meantime it looks […]

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