March 21, 2023

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Household Item Recycling Event For City Of Everett Residents Set For April 1st

The City of Everett, Washington is announcing an event for city residents who may want to do some major spring cleaning. Here’s what’s planned along with details from the City. There may be a charge depending on what you are bringing so take a careful look and have cash ready.

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To kick off Earth Month, the City of Everett is hosting a recycling collection pilot event for Everett residents on Saturday, April 1, starting at 9 a.m. and ending when capacity is reached or 3 p.m. The event will take place in Lot B of Everett Station, located south of 3201 Smith Ave.

“Recycling is such an important component of environmental sustainability, helping us to reduce waste and conserve non-renewable resources,” said Cassie Franklin, mayor of the City of Everett. “Events like this are just one way the City of Everett is working toward a greener and more sustainable future.”

For this event, the City of Everett will be accepting a variety of hard-to-recycle household items. Before attending, they recommend reviewing the full list of what will be accepted, which includes information on processing fees for items that are more expensive to recycle and volume limits..

The recycling collection event was made possible due to support from Everett’s Local Solid Waste Financial Assistance grant from the Washington Department of Ecology. This event is anticipated to divert approximately 35 tons of recyclable household items from the landfill.

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Information on what will be accepted for recycling, processing fees, location and hours can be found at

To learn more about the City of Everett’s sustainability and climate action goals, please visit


Items that will be accepted
Processing fees apply to certain items. CASH ONLY. Please bring exact change.

TIRES: Limit 6 passenger tires per household (18 inches and below) free of charge. $1.50 extra tires off rim. $3 for all passenger tires on rims. $9 for each large truck tire, and $18 for each truck tire on rim. No oversized tires accepted. Service will be provided until the truck is full.

APPLIANCES/SCRAP METAL: Household appliances, auto parts, engines and gas lawnmowers (drained of oil and gasoline), metal lawn chairs, barbecues, steel, aluminum, brass, copper, and other ferrous and nonferrous metals. $5 charge for each water heater that still has insulation coating.

REFRIGERATORS/FREEZERS/AIR CONDITIONERS: $35 per refrigerator or freezer. $35 for each household air conditioner.

PROPANE TANKS: Residential tanks only. $5.

PORCELAIN TOILETS AND SINKS: Remove toilet seats, hardware and base wax rings. $15.

BULKY WOOD: Includes clean wood, plywood, pallets, and other untreated and unpainted wood. No yard debris, branches, sod or brush. Please lay a tarp under wood debris for easy removal. Nails do not need to be removed. Limit: two loads per household

ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT: DVD players, VCRs, stereo equipment, printers, copiers, fax machines, scanners, cellular phones/batteries (remove personal information), CPUs, and computer peripherals such as keyboards and mice. Computer monitors and televisions will not be accepted. You can recycle these items for free at local locations, please see the E-Cycle website for more information.

MATTRESS/BOX SPRINGS: Mattresses and box springs of any size. $30 per mattress and $30 per box spring. Vendor reserves the right to refuse any item it cannot recycle. No furniture or frames. No wet or soiled items.

DOCUMENT SHREDDING: Shredding of confidential paper materials. Limit 4 file-size boxes. No exceptions. Service will be provided until the truck is full.

No flat beds or dump trucks allowed. We reserve the right to refuse oversized, commercial, contaminated, excessive or unacceptable loads. SECURE YOUR LOAD. IT’S THE LAW!

March 20, 2023

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Free Transition Resource Fair For Developmental Disability Community Returns Tuesday In Everett, Washington

Great to see this event back in person this year. Here’s what you need to know from Snohomish County Human Services.

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The 23rd annual Transition Resource Fair is happening tomorrow, March 21, from 4 – 8:30 p.m. at Cascade High School. The Transition Resource Fair is convened by the Snohomish County Developmental Disabilities Program, and will be in-person for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s a free community event that welcomes individuals with developmental disabilities (ages 12 and older), their families, caregivers, teachers, employees, and other interested community members.

“The Transition Resource Fair is a vital community event that connects individuals with developmental disabilities and their loved ones with resources to help them thrive,” said Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers. “I’m thrilled that this event can be back in-person to help build lasting relationships between students, their families, and our broader community. I’m grateful to our County team and community partners for their ongoing work to support our differently abled neighbors.”

The Transition Resource Fair takes place during Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, and the event celebrates the accomplishments of individuals with developmental disabilities and creates connections to community resources.

The Fair includes 50 resource tables staffed by a variety of community agencies that provide information on resources including employment, advocacy, assistive technology, housing, transportation, guardianship, leadership opportunities, and trusts. Free workshops are offered between 4:00 and 8:30 p.m. on topics including assistance for students in obtaining employment, , transportation, affordable housing, guardianship and alternatives, among many others. More information on individual workshops is available on this website.

“The resource fair provides an opportunity for individuals with developmental disabilities to meet in-person and connect with community resources that are key to their success. Individuals will leave the fair with information and connections that will help them navigate systems, build new relationships and take next steps,” said Tamra Bradford, Snohomish County Developmental Disabilities Program Manager.

The 23rd annual Transition Resource Fair will take place Tuesday, March 21, from 4 – 8:30 p.m. at Cascade High School (801 East Casino Road, Everett, WA 98203). Anyone with questions can reach out to the County directly at

The Snohomish County Human Services Department helps all persons meet their basic needs and develop their potential by providing timely, effective human services and building community. Find more information on the department’s work at

March 20, 2023

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FREE Repair Café Saturday At WSU Everett

If you’d rather re-use than “buy another one” consider the option of heading to the Repair Café this Saturday at WSU Everett

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Photo credit: WSU Snohomish County Extension Office

Electronic dog collars, a toaster and a children’s bicycle don’t have much in common. But they were just a few of the items fixed by community repair specialists in January at the Repair Café in Everett.

The second Repair Café will be hosted by Snohomish County Extension’s Sustainable Community Stewards from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 25 at the Washington State University Everett Campus, 915 N. Broadway, Everett, Washington.

The event is free and open to all Snohomish County residents.

When a household item breaks, the typical reaction is to throw it away and buy a new one. The Repair Cafes offers an alternate solution to landfills. Visitors bring their small broken household items and clothing to be fixed by the repair specialists. Common repairable items include lamps, laptops, clocks, vacuums, jewelry, electronics, bicycles, small kitchen appliances, toys, and more.

Repair Café organizers expect the upcoming event will be quite a bit larger than the first, where volunteers fixed 47 different items from 42 people and families.

“With Spring cleaning happening, people discover they have some broken stuff sitting around and aren’t sure what to do with it,” said Stacie Douglas, a sustainable community steward.

Sharing Wheels Community Bike Shop will help get bikes ready for summer riding. All-purpose fixers, including a sewing specialist and electrical repair specialist, will do their best to send everyone out with functional items.

“We don’t provide parts, and the event is first-come, first-serve, so coming out early is the best way to make sure you’ve got what you need to get the job done,” said Kellee Byard, WSU Extension Sustainable Communities program coordinator.

For more information check out WSU’s Sustainable Community Stewards website or Facebook page. Contact Kellee Byard for specific questions or to pre-register (425) 357-6027.

March 19, 2023

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Tiny Art Event This Week At Everett Downtown Library

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Art on a smaller scale is happening at the Everett Public Library this week and you’re invited to make a creative contribution. Here’s how…

Welcome to our 2nd annual Tiny Art Show!

You are invited to create an art piece to display in the Everett Public Library’s 2023 Tiny Art Show!

Create an art piece using that fits within a 4-inch cube. You may use your own art supplies; any media is accepted.

To enter our Tiny Art Show, return your completed piece and entry form to the Everett Public Library by March 25, 2023. Entry forms available at the library. Artwork may be displayed at either Everett Public Library, on the library’s website, and in Social Media posts. The library reserves the right to exclude any work.

NOTE: Tiny Art take-and-make kits are no longer available. Use your own supplies (any 4″ by 4″ surface is fine!) or attend our Tiny Art Paint-In on Tuesday, March 21, 2-5 p.m. at the Main Library 2702 Hoyt Avenue in Everett, Washington.

March 18, 2023

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Skagit-Island SMART Team Releases Identities In Officer Involved Shooting In Everett, Washington – Explains Process

The shooting happened in the back yard of the home on the other side of this fence after a call of domestic violence at the home.

Received another update from the Skagit-Island Multiple Agency Response Team who is charged with investigating an officer involved shooting on March 11th in south Everett, Washington. In this most recent release the team identifies the victim, both officers involved and explains the investigative process underway.

SMART (Skagit-Island County) is sending out this release as an update regarding the investigation into the March 11, 2023, officer involved shooting in the 800 block of 91st Place SW, Everett, WA

The Snohomish County Medical Examiner conducted a medical examination of 58-year-old, Everett resident Charles Hubbard. They determined the cause of death to be gunshot wounds and classified the manner of death as homicide. By legal definition, “homicide” is the killing of a human being by the act, procurement, or omission of another, with death occurring at any time. It can be classified in different ways to include (1) murder, (2) homicide by abuse, (3) manslaughter, (4) excusable homicide, or (5) justifiable homicide.

SMART Investigators spent the remainder of the week processing and documenting evidence. Investigators also worked to identify any other potential evidence such as residential camera systems. Items such as this have limited retention, which makes it a priority in the investigation.

The two law enforcement officers involved in the lethal encounter have been identified as Everett Police Officer Wintch, with seven years of service and Snohomish County Deputy Bittinger, with nine years of service.

These are complex investigations with many pieces of evidence to consider. Independent Investigation Teams (IIT) such as SMART are comprised of Detectives and Command Staff from multiple agencies. When called into action, the first step in the investigative process is to separate all from the process who represent the involved agencies.

With the passage of Washington State Initiative 940 in 2018, and Substitute House Bill 1064 in 2019, incidents where the use of deadly force by a peace officer results in death, substantial bodily harm, or great bodily harm require an independent investigation. This investigation must be conducted in the same manner as a criminal investigation and state law now requires an “independent investigation” completely independent of the involved agency.

These are the preliminary requirements that must be in place prior to any release of information to the public. Citizen representatives, family and tribal liaisons are contacted and provided an opportunity to review all press releases before they are disseminated.

It takes time, requires thoroughness and patience for these investigations to be done properly. Ultimately, all evidence and information collected will be submitted to the Snohomish County Prosecutor who will determine the legality of actions for all involved.

The Skagit-Island Multiple Agency Response Team remains committed to a process that promotes public trust through independence, transparency, communication and credible investigative methods.

Previous press releases can be found at .

Lieutenant Mike Moore

Here is the complete press release as well as the two releases sent out prior by the SMART Team.

UPDATE MARCH 17 2023-SMART Press Release – 23-ST0001 Snohomish County Region 1 SWAT

March 18, 2023

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Meet The Owner – Country Clock Shop

Editor’s note: is working to introduce our readers to more independent business owners here in Everett, Washington. We want to highlight their businesses, tell their stories and invite you to shop locally and help move Everett forward. If you know of a business we should feature, send us a suggestion via email: Leland Dart – Publisher

Fred Kiesel began repairing clocks as a home-based business in 1987.

The store is open Tuesday – Saturday 9am – 4pm.

You’ll find clocks of all types.

For the past two decades Fred has maintained the clock at the Snohomish County Courthouse.

Grandfather clocks are currently on sale.

There is an amazing selection of motion clocks.

They’re happy to replace your watch battery or do more intricate watch repair.

For those in recovery programs there is a complete selection of materials, gifts and supplies.

Like many of the people featured in our “Meet the Owner” series Fred Kiesel found more joy from his “hobby” than working his regular career. In Fred’s case he was working as a systems analyst.

In 1987 he relocated to the Pacific Northwest from Vista, California and began repairing clocks out of his home. In 1991 he opened his first shop in Marysville and a second shop followed in Mount Vernon.

Around 2000 Fred consolidated those stores into the Country Clock Shop in Everett, Washington. With the closure of “A House of Clocks” in north Lynnwood a few years ago Fred is one of the few skilled clock repair technicians in the Puget Sound region.

“Everybody tells me I can’t retire,” Fred told me. “I’m tired, I just don’t get to be re-tired,” he joked and continued, “I really like what I do, we’re honest and fair and most of the people we deal with are understanding about what it may take to get their clock repaired. Jody has been working with me for two decades and Karen has been here eight years.”

It’s not just household clocks. For the past two decades Fred has maintained the clock at the Snohomish County Courthouse in downtown Everett. He’s also been chosen to work on the historic Coleman Clock which is being readied for display at the Ferry Terminal in Seattle, Washington.

In 1908 that timepiece originally was installed in a clock tower on the Coleman Dock at the Seattle waterfront. The clock ended up in the water after the tower was hit by the steamer “Alameda” in 1912. The clock has a storied history and was rescued from being sent back east to serve in a shopping mall when the Port of Seattle acquired it in 1984. The Port donated it to the Department of Transportation for display at the new Coleman Ferry Terminal.

Since a grandfather clock isn’t something you can easily toss into the car and drop off at the shop, Fred makes house calls and will travel to you to repair your large clock so you don’t have to move it. They service Western Washington from Seattle to Bellingham including the San Juan islands.

While the majority of Fred’s business is repair they do have an amazing selection of clocks of different types at the Country Clock Shop.

You’ll find Grandfather clocks, Cuckoo clocks, Mantle clocks and action clocks in a dizzying display of styles, colors and sounds.

There’s also a full time watch repair technician on staff.

Inside one corner of the store is a fully stocked shop for those in recovery programs.

The shop carries coins, books and resources for those in AA and NA programs. “There’s no intent to make money on these items but we want to support the recovery programs and those who participate,” Fred told me.

While the store doesn’t do online sales you can visit their website to learn more about them.

They’re located at 4714 Evergreen Way in the Claremont neighborhood of Everett and the phone number is 425-252-2360. Hours are Tuesday – Saturday 9am – 4pm.