24 Top Stories From 2017

December 24, 2017


Here’s a quick look at some of the top MyEverettNews.com stories from this year.

January 2017

Firefighters join police in active shooter drills

active shooter drill

Bulletproof vests and helmets are now issued to medics and firefighters who train monthly with Everett Police for high risk rescues.

Eric Hicks named Everett Fire Chief.

Eric Hicks

Eric Hicks takes the oath of office as Everett’s new Fire Chief January 11, 2017. He would resign 4 months later.

February 2017

Public Works employees tell Everett City Council they fear for their lives.

public works employees

This notebook of employee concerns was presented to the Everett City Council over unsafe working conditions.

Everett Firefighters rescue dog trapped along Snohomish river.


Diesel is cold but otherwise okay after being trapped on the edge of the Snohomish River

March 2017

Everett Police Chief addresses concerns about gangs and gunshots

gun shots fired

Information provided by Everett Police.

One teen killed, another shot in north Everett drug deal gone bad.


A bag believed to contain a pound and a half of marijuana sits outside of car stopped by police.

April 2017

Early morning house fire on Wetmore is sadly fatal.


Two people died in an early morning house fire on Wetmore.

South terminal rail expansion means more work for the Port of Everett.

Port of Everett

This shows what the redeveloped south terminal will look like when completed including the rail line now beginning construction.

May 2017

Volunteers step up to save Colby Cruzin’ Event


Colby cruisers were back in May thanks to volunteers.

Alaska Airlines announces it will begin service from Paine Field.


Alaska Airlines to begin scheduled commercial air service from Paine Field in 2018 (PRNewsfoto/Alaska Airlines)

June 2017

300 kids take part in annual soccer camp on Casino Road.

Casino Road

Multiple shots on goal at the same time.

Nonstop tugboat horn makes it a long night in Everett.


The guilty tug docked at the Port of Everett…

July 2017

Goats replace landscapers at project in Everett.


After just 18 hours

Marina Fire destroys five boats in Everett.

boat fire

Several boats were destroyed.

August 2017

Tweakerville sign and camera put Everett in unwanted spotlight.

Tweaker Cam

There is now a live feed on the web of 37th and Smith Street

WSU Everett campus officially opens first building.

WSU Everett

The building itself is a study in energy efficiency and sustainability.

September 2017

3-Alarm fire destroys Everett Office Furniture building on Broadway.

The cause of the fire was never determined.

Man behind “Tweakerville” launches Mayoral write-in campaign.

Gary Watts

Gary Watts says he is serious about his campaign for Mayor of Everett

October 2017

Play space for kids on Autism Spectrum opens in Everett.

Wee Fit

Wee Fit is designed specifically to meet the needs of kids in the Autism Spectrum.

13-year-old fatally shoots 14-year-old with gun taken from 12-year-old.


Police officers and detectives at arriving at Walden Pond Apartments

November 2017

Heroic Thanksgiving Day river rescue by Everett Police and Firefighters

river rescue

The firefighter prepares to carry the man through the current.

Franklin becomes first woman elected as Mayor of Everett.


Tonight’s count left no doubt that Cassie Franklin is Everett’s next Mayor.

December 2017

3 planes crash within a week at Paine Field.

plane crash

Fire crews from Paine Field check over the plane.

Evergreen Way shut down as bullets fly toward Value Village.


Everett Police converge on the parking lot at Value Village


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