June 21, 2018


New General Manager Brought In To Turn Around Downtown Everett Arena

As part of their renegotiated management agreement with the Everett Public Facilities District Spectra Venue Management, operators of the Angel of the Winds Arena in downtown Everett named a new General Manager today.


Corey Margolis. Photo Credit: Spectra.

Corey Margolis will be the facility’s new General Manager. According to Spectra, Margolis relocated to Everett from the Spectra managed Budweiser Gardens in London, Ontario. In his new role as General Manager, he will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of Angel Of The Winds Arena including booking, finance, events, box office, marketing, client relations, and corporate sales for the Arena, Edward D. Hansen Conference Center and the Everett Community Ice Rink.

“We are pleased to welcome Corey to our team in Everett,” stated Gary Weikel, Everett Public Facilities District Board President. “We look forward to seeing his leadership in action at Angel Of The Winds Arena and his demonstrated ability to attract exciting new events. The Everett Public Facilities District Board of Directors is confident we have selected the individual best suited to fulfill our goals.”


2017 was not a banner year for the arena in downtown Everett.

The Everett Public Facilities District and Spectra are two and a half years into a five year agreement for operations at the arena. Last month the board approved an amendment to the management agreement that Board President Weikel told would put the building in a good position for the future. A Spectra representative told the board at their May meeting that they were going to get the operation turned around and thanked the board for another chance.

Below is a copy of the May 2018 amendment between Spectra and the Everett PFD that outlines the process for a new general manager and also requires additional marketing and corporate sales services be provided by Spectra to benefit the arena. It also adds a clause that beginning in 2018 through the end of the contract, for any year there is a net loss the management company will rebate to the Public Facilities District a portion of its fixed management fee.

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After a rough 2017 things are looking up financially for the arena after the success of the Everett Silvertips season. One item currently looming is the negotiation of the renewal for the Silvertips. The contract between the team as anchor tenant and the arena officially expired in March but the two are reportedly close to a long term extension.

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June 21, 2018


3rd Time A Charm As Westbound Trestle Closure Set For This Weekend

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From 7 p.m. Friday, June 22, to 4 a.m. Monday, June 25, all lanes of westbound US 2 between SR 204 and Homeacres Road/20th Street Southeast will be closed.
The following ramps will also be closed:
Westbound SR 204 off-ramp to westbound US 2.
20th Street Southeast on-ramp to westbound US 2.

Okay, the last two times they advertised the closure of westbound Hewitt Avenue Trestle for repaving it was called off for weather.

This weekend, WSDOT says all signs are the weather is going to cooperate and the project will go so prepare for a detour from Friday night at 7 PM – Monday morning at 4 AM.

Here’s more from WSDOT…

Project News
The next weekend closure of westbound US 2 between the SR 204 interchange and the on-ramp from Homeacres is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, June 22 to 4 a.m. Monday, June 25.
The closure is weather-dependent and will be the first of six weekend closures of westbound US 2.

Contractor crews with Lakeside Industries will repave three miles of the westbound lanes of US 2 from Bickford Avenue to the I-5 interchange, including the Hewitt Avenue trestle. The eastbound lanes of the highway have been resurfaced from the US 2/SR 204 interchange to Bickford Avenue.

Why is WSDOT rehabilitating the existing pavement on roughly three miles of US 2 in Everett?
This stretch of highway hasn’t been repaved since 2002. The asphalt used during that project was identified as having an average lifespan of about 15 years. Since then, cracks, ruts and potholes have developed. This creates an uneven surface which allows water to pool on the roadway. Wet roads create difficult driving conditions and can also result in slower travel times as drivers reduce their speeds to handle the slick surface. Installing new pavement will also extend the life of the highway.

Westbound weekend closures
When crews remove the pavement in the westbound lanes, they will take the opportunity to also inspect the trestle and make any necessary repairs. This process requires more space and time than an overnight lane reduction allows, so the inspection and repairs will happen during six westbound weekend closures of the US 2 trestle.

This work is weather dependent. It is tentatively scheduled from 7 p.m. Friday to 4 a.m. Monday on the following weekends:

May 18 – 20: Postponed due to weather
June 1 – June 4: Postponed due to weather
June 22 – June 25
June 29 – July 2
July 13 – July 16
July 20 – July 23
August 4 – August 6
August 10 – August 13

The eastbound trestle is newer and made of concrete, so it does not require weekend closures. Work on eastbound US 2 between the SR 204 interchange and Bickford Avenue will happen overnight.

The End Result
This project will make this section of US 2 safer for the 22,000 drivers who use it daily. New pavement also reduces future maintenance needs and costs.

Needs & benefits
Safety: Repaving the highway removes existing cracks, ruts and potholes where pooled water can collect, causing cars to slide. This water can also freeze, creating pockets of ice on the asphalt. New pavement will also prevent future damage to the roadway.
Economic: Repairing aging asphalt is a cost-effective way to protect the roadway and increase its lifespan.

April 2018: Construction began.
Spring/summer 2018: Weekend closures scheduled.
Fall 2018: Construction scheduled to be completed.

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June 20, 2018

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Toddler Falls From Third Floor Of Everett Apartment

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The screen is pushed out.

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The toddler landed on grass below the window.

Children falling out of a window protected only by a screen is one of those things that can happen in the blink of an eye. Sadly that appears to be the case as Everett medics rushed a toddler to Providence Regional Medical Center after the child fell out of a third floor window of an apartment in north Everett. It happened about 4:30 Wednesday afternoon.

The window was open with a screen over it which was pushed out when the child fell.

The child landed on the grass below the apartment. The child was taken to Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett and then transferred to Harborview Hospital according to Everett Police.

No word at this time on the condition of the child.

Everett Police Lt. Ryan Dalberg told it appeared to be a tragic accident. The child was reportedly playing with siblings when they went out of the room for a moment. When they came back into the room they noticed the screen open and the child in the grass below the window.

Children falling through open windows with screens is a common issue every summer as the weather gets hotter.

Here are some window safety tips from Safe Kids Snohomish County.

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June 20, 2018

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Veterans Stand Down In Everett Monday

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The event is free and veterans do not have to be homeless to participate.

Got this important reminder in from Christy Page at Workforce Snohomish to pass along to readers of

Know a veteran in the area that could use a bit of help? Dental screening, counseling, housing benefits are just a few of the things being offered next Monday (June 25th) at this free event for veterans in Everett.

The Snohomish County Veterans Homelessness Committee and Everett VFW Post 2100, will host the Snohomish County Veterans Stand Down 2018.

This event is part of Workforce Snohomish’s Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program, an initiative focused on assisting homeless veterans to overcome their barriers and gain stable housing through employment. Although this event is aimed at serving homeless veterans as we continue to work toward ending veteran homelessness, no veteran with proof of service will be turned away.

The complete list of services, include: hygiene; legal services; haircut/stylist; dental screening; gear and clothing; housing information; meals and refreshments; employment resources; Veterans Service Officers; women-specific services; mental health assistance; Veterans Benefits Counselor; and medical & dental assessments.

Veteran’s lunches will be catered by Housing Hope’s HopeWorks Café and coffee will be available all day, thanks to the VFW. Veterans’ gear and hygiene kits will be provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Hero’s Café, and many more donors.

This FREE event will be held Monday June 25th at the VFW Post, 2711 Oakes Ave., Everett, WA from 9 am – 3 pm with dental services beginning at 7 am. For more information, please contact the Workforce Snohomish Veterans Unit at 425.258.6340.

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June 19, 2018

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Amy Norman Installed As New President At Rotary Club Of Everett

Got the following in from Walt Greenwood at Rotary Club of Everett on the installation of Amy Norman as President and some other changes in the club. Amy Norman was sworn in on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 as president of the Rotary Club of Everett in Changing of the Guard ceremonies at Everett’s Legion Park. […]

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June 19, 2018

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Delta Hotels By Marriott Seattle Everett Opens Wednesday

Closed for two years, the former Holiday Inn at Pacific and Pine streets next to I-5 in Everett is set to re-open Wednesday (June 20th). The property has undergone a complete transformation said to cost 18 million dollars. The long time lodging spot was purchased by Hollander Hospitality in June of 2016. The name of […]

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