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Concerns expressed about downtown development

Arlington City Council was scheduled to accept the lowest bidder on the Arlington Valley Road, which will provide access to industrial lands between 67th Avenue and Kent Prairie. The road has been in the works since 2015, when the city identified...

 

Arlington celebrates Arbor Day

Arlington city officials helped plant trees at High Clover Park as part of their annual Arbor Day event on March 10. The Arbor Day planting was done early this year as it is a better time of the year...

 

City implements changes on Smokey Point Blvd.

The city of Arlington has implemented additional stop signs and a reduced speed limit to Smokey Point Boulevard in an effort to reduce collisions. The changes were finished on March 7. The...

 

Our Best Friends

Send us photos of you and your pet The North County Outlook has a weekly feature titled Our Best Friends. Community members can send us photos of them with their pets and we will elect one to run in...

 

Arlington, firefighters disagree on Senate Bill 6213

Officials from Arlington’s firefighters union are disappointed after a bill that would have given greater coverage for some health risks was lobbied against by an Arlington representative. Senate Bill 6213 would have added a number of cancers that...

 

Our Best Friends

Send us photos of you and your pet The North County Outlook has a weekly feature titled Our Best Friends. Community members can send us photos of them with their pets and we will elect one to run in...

 

Tree planting helps Marysville's Munson Creek

Volunteers helped the Adopt A Stream Foundation with some of the final phases of improving Marysville's Munson Creek at Northpointe Park. The local foundation has been partnering with the city of...

 

Council considers sale of Hangar 57B

In New Business at this Monday’s March 5 meeting, the city was expected to accept the Arlington Airport Commission’s recommendation on the sale of Hangar 57B. The issue was on the Feb. 20 council meeting agenda, but council requested it be...

 

City of Arlington launches new website

City of Arlington officials hope a new city website improves user functionality for mobile and home users. The city launched the new website on Feb. 22. The address for the site remains the same:...

 

New swing sets being installed at Comeford Park

City of Marysville crews are working at Comeford Park to put in swing sets to replace the old swings which were removed last summer. "We're putting in a new swing set for the area that was removed,"...

 

Our Best Friends

Send us photos of you and your pet The North County Outlook has a weekly feature titled Our Best Friends. Community members can send us photos of them with their pets and we will elect one to run in...

 

Free tax assistance available

The United Way's free tax preparation program is back for its 12th year, this time with expanded locations including a new site in Arlington. The program began late January and will continue until...

 

Celebration raises funds to build school in Africa

One young adult in Marysville is spending his birthday not focused on himself but on helping others with a "ME To WE Celebration" that was held on Feb. 10. The event was held by the WE Charity, an...

 

AHS students organize fun run to benefit Seattle Children's Hospital

Arlington High School students Brittany Anderson and Kate Morris are organizing a fun run for Presidents Day that will support the Seattle Children's Hospital. The "Presidents Day Dash" fun run will...

 

Survey gathers citizen input about having public event for 4th of July

After banning fireworks within city limits Marysville officials have been looking at the possibility of a public event for the Fourth of July. Currently the city is gathering opinions with a community survey available for community members. The...

 

39th District lawmakers to hold town hall meetings

Residents of the 39th Legislative District can share their concerns, comments and ideas about bills and public policy being discussed and debated at the state Capitol by attending one of two town hall meetings being held on Saturday, Feb. 17. The...

 

Community supports injured teen

After a traumatic auto accident, 15-year-old Arlington High School student Brayden Knowles and his family are receiving support from the community around them. On Dec. 26 Brayden was in a car...

 

Fathers, daughters enjoy annual dance

Fathers and daughters danced and twirled at this year's Father-Daughter Valentines Dance put on by the city of Marysville on Feb. 3 and 10. The annual dance at Cedarcrest Middle School gives an opport...

 

Tolbert earns Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership

Mayor Barb Tolbert recently received an Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership from the Association of Washington Cities (AWC).  AWC's Certificate of Municipal Leadership program recognizes cit...

 

Arlington will add 'pocket park'

A pocket park is likely coming to the downtown Arlington area after the city received about $46,000 in grant funding from the state. The idea of a “pocket park” is to put in a small public park space near businesses which will help visitors have...

 

Our Best Friends

Send us photos of you and your pet The North County Outlook has a weekly feature titled Our Best Friends. Community members can send us photos of them with their pets and we will elect one to run in...

 

PIT Count helps measure homeless population

Volunteers and local organizations helped conduct this year's Point-in-Time Count across Smokey Point on Jan. 23 which attempts to measure the homeless population. The national program happens during...

 

Arlington nixes utility rate increase

The Arlington City Council voted not to raise utility rates for residents and businesses for a sixth straight year. Since 2010 city law has required a mandatory public utilities rate increase each year for those in Arlington, but the council has...

 

Marysville Fire District welcomes new members

The Marysville Fire District introduced a new board director, swore in two new firefighter/paramedics, and introduced a new mechanic joining the district's staff on Jan. 17. New Board Director Tom...

 

New playground installed at Twin Lakes Landing

Children at Twin Lakes Landing in Marysville are enjoying a brand-new playground, thanks to help from Granite Construction. Over two weekends, volunteers from Granite worked long hours to install the...

 

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