MyEverettNews.com Celebrates 5 Years!

January 18, 2016

Everett

A note from Leland Dart, Publisher MyEverettNews.com…

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Our top story from 2015 was the fatal fire at the Bluffs Apartments.

I began MyEverettNews.com in January of 2011. At the time I saw a niche for reporting breaking news and events here in my hometown of Everett, Washington. It’s something I developed a passion for since working for Shirley Bartholomew at KRKO radio in the 1970s and watching Jim Leo race through the streets of Everett in his news car shooting amazing photos for The Herald.

As I begin the sixth year of MyEverettNews.com I want to thank all of the people who have found something of value in this effort. From those of you who send tips on breaking news to the people who make financial contributions to keep the effort going. To our advertisers who want to reach people interested in Everett but who also see the value in local independent news gathering and lend their financial support. Thank you.

To the families who have left comments on loved ones they have lost and the pain they have suffered. Thanks. You are not alone. To people who appreciate the coverage of local city council decisions and the way they can directly impact the everyday life of people living and working in Everett. I’m glad we can bring that to you.

MyEverettNews.com is something that I’ll never get rich doing but doing what I love certainly makes me a rich man.

Thank you for five years of support and interest and here’s to many, many more.

Leland Dart
Publisher, MyEverettNews.com

So just what is MyEverettNews.com?

MyEverettNews.com is a daily hyper-local website that serves Everett, WA. Our focus is on breaking news. We closely follow the Everett Police and Everett Fire Departments. We also monitor any Everett City Council decisions that may affect a majority of folks living or working in Everett. We are a quick read on phones, tables or desk and laptop computers. We provide timely photos and links to additional information inside our stories whenever we can.

Who reads MyEverettNews.com?

We’ve provided the latest statistics from Google Analytics for 2015.

55% of our readers are female and 45% male.

64% of our readers are between 25 – 54 years old.

34% have IP addresses in Everett, 21% Seattle with the rest spread out in the Northwest and around the country.

52% our of users are return visitors.

In 2015 we had more than 1 million page views with 361,113 unique users and 700,176 sessions.

Below are twelve photos from 2015 that reflect some of our coverage over the last year. Click on the photo to enlarge.

Jan 2012

From January 2015 a car rolls over on top of a motorcycle at the 112th street Park and Ride.

mission

Problems in the neighborhood surrounding the Everett Gospel Mission were a big story in February of 2015.

shots

March 2015 saw an increase in gang shooting activity in the south end of Everett.

truck rescue

In April 2015 a man and woman sleeping in a cardboard recycling bin ended up in the back of a compactor truck.

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A man armed with a knife smashed through the front doors of the courthouse in downtown Everett and then wandered the streets of town in May of 2015.

shooting

In June 2015 three people were shot outside the Taco Bell on Evergreen Way.

brush fires

July 2015 brought brush fires into the city limits. This one in the Valley View-Eastmont neighborhood.

Clark Park

During an evening in August 2015 a group of moms brought a group of bikers to take back Clark Park.

WSU in Everett

September 2015 brought the groundbreaking of the first building for WSU North Puget Sound at Everett.

downtown Everett

In October 2015, downtown Everett shows change with Potala Place, Aero Apartments and a new Marriott Hotel.

tree in house

Trees went through roofs and many parts of Everett were without power for 24 hours in November of 2015

bridge

In December 2015 the bridge on Broadway over the railroad tracks reopened through the heart of Everett.

My Everett News

We appreciate our readers and advertisers and need your support.

About myeverettnews

My Everett News is a hyperlocal news website featuring breaking news and events in Everett, WA. We also cover City of Everett information and items of interest to those who live and work in Everett. It's written by Leland Dart a former Snohomish County based radio reporter born and raised in Everett.

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9 Responses to “MyEverettNews.com Celebrates 5 Years!”

  1. B Says:

    Great job!! Love your coverage of Everett news. Keep up the good work, it’s greatly appreciated. Our family looks forward to your news stories each day.
    And thank you to one of your sponsors, McClain Insurance, for being a collection point for the TOEvember Sock Drive.

    Thanks again and we look forward to another 5…10…etc years!

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Good job!

  3. Claudia McClain Says:

    Congratulations, Lee, on an important anniversary! MyEverettNews is such an outstanding resource for our community. It is our privilege to be a long-time sponsor and fans!

  4. Gail Chism Says:

    You have been a breathe of french air in reporting. Thank you for your excellent on the spot on reporting. I encourage everyone to donate to this great site!
    Thank you!

  5. Utah Red Says:

    Thanks so much… Very much appreciate the coverage of what goes on here in Everett.

  6. Anonymous Says:

    Good work Lee ! Keep it up !!!

  7. Eleanore Says:

    I agree, this is a great place to come for local news and events keep up the good work Lee!

  8. Steve Says:

    Congrats and nice work Leland!