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Federal agents seized many pounds of meth and heroin, along with thousands of suspected fentanyl pills, at a 10-acre property east of Arlington in mid-December 2020. (U.S. Attorney’s Office) 20201223

Leader of Snohomish County fentanyl, meth ring gets federal prison

A search of Cesar Valdez-Sanudo’s property in Arlington unearthed kilos of drugs and hundreds of thousands of dollars.

 

Ismael Cruz-Sanchez speaks at his sentencing at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Monday, Jan. 30, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Driver in fatal I-5 crash in Arlington gets 10 years

Ismael Cruz-Sanchez had a lengthy history with impaired driving. He pleaded guilty to killing Jason Vogan, 45.

 

The building at 307 Olympic Avenue, seen on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023, is home to the office of Omni-Mana Services in Arlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Charges: Arlington drug trafficker masqueraded as a pastor

Prosecutors say Steve Parker led a double life, helping people in addiction while dealing drugs across Western Washington.

 

Olaf Strad tributary flows through a small plot of land owned by the Snohomish County Department of Conservation and Natural Resources on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023, in Arlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

For the second time, salmon get a breather in Olaf Strad Creek

The stream was built from scratch in 2021. After another successful spawning season, volunteers say there’s more work to be done

Olaf Strad tributary flows through a small plot of land owned by the Snohomish County Department of Conservation and Natural Resources on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023, in Arlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
A pair of over easy eggs cook away on the flat top during lunch service at Totem Family Diner on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Shoppers, restaurants, bakeries bedeviled by soaring egg prices

Avian flu is to blame for costs that have more than doubled in the past year. Local diners in particular are shelling out more cash.

A pair of over easy eggs cook away on the flat top during lunch service at Totem Family Diner on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Carla Fisher and Lana Lasley take a photo together with Tommy Chong during 210 Cannabis Co’s grand opening Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022, in Arlington, Washington. Fisher and Lasley waited in line solely to get a photo with Chong. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Stillaguamish Tribe opens retail cannabis shop

More than 1,500 attended a grand opening on Dec. 10. The venture comes amid a boom in tribal cannabis stores.

Carla Fisher and Lana Lasley take a photo together with Tommy Chong during 210 Cannabis Co’s grand opening Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022, in Arlington, Washington. Fisher and Lasley waited in line solely to get a photo with Chong. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Conceptual rendering for a future section of Smokey Point Boulevard between 174th Place NE and 200th Street NE. (City of Arlington)

Arlington to host open houses on Smokey Point Boulevard

Open houses are scheduled for Thursday and Friday. There’s also an online survey.

Conceptual rendering for a future section of Smokey Point Boulevard between 174th Place NE and 200th Street NE. (City of Arlington)
Director and Cofounder Kimberly Meno hangs up some new clothing at Arlington Kids’ Kloset on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022, in Arlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Kids’ Kloset a perfect fit for Arlington students

The nonprofit has offered clothes free of charge to local students for the past 17 years.

Director and Cofounder Kimberly Meno hangs up some new clothing at Arlington Kids’ Kloset on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022, in Arlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
People pick up food from the Arlington Food Bank’s Mobile Market at the Stilly Valley Center on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022 in Arlington, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Arlington food bank’s mobile market ‘makes it more accessible’

Anyone can access fresh produce and more at rotating stops in north Snohomish County.

People pick up food from the Arlington Food Bank’s Mobile Market at the Stilly Valley Center on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022 in Arlington, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
People work on the roof of the Stilly Valley Senior Center on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022 in Arlington, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Seniors evacuated from Stilly Valley Center housing due to roof damage

Residents said water damage issues began years ago. Mid-winter repairs forced them into hotels.

People work on the roof of the Stilly Valley Senior Center on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022 in Arlington, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
State Trooper Isaiah Oliver speaks to a BNSF worker at mile marker 31.7 as road closures and evacuations mount in response to the Bolt Creek Fire on Saturday, Sep. 10, 2022, on U.S. 2 near Index, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Federal aid available for groups affected by Bolt Creek fire

The Small Business Administration offers loans to businesses, nonprofit and farms harmed by disasters.

State Trooper Isaiah Oliver speaks to a BNSF worker at mile marker 31.7 as road closures and evacuations mount in response to the Bolt Creek Fire on Saturday, Sep. 10, 2022, on U.S. 2 near Index, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Logo for news use featuring Snohomish County, Washington. 220118

Business Briefs: Seagen appoints new CEO; new research president

Also, Eviation order book tops $2 billion and Bothell business incubator secures half-million dollar grant.

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Pilchuck Secret Valley Tree Farm owner Paul Dierck walks through a row of trees on Monday, Dec. 5, 2022 in Arlington, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Christmas trees, a Washington cash crop, get a little more spendy

Christmas tree farms generate about $688,000 each season for Snohomish County farmers. Some are still open for business.

Pilchuck Secret Valley Tree Farm owner Paul Dierck walks through a row of trees on Monday, Dec. 5, 2022 in Arlington, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
The hidden entrance through the laboratory floor to an underground bunker at a property on Burn Road found last year. (U.S. Attorney's Office)

Arlington-area man sentenced to over 3 years for gun stash, bunker

While investigators searched James Bowden’s property, they found guns. Then they discovered a removable floor panel.

The hidden entrance through the laboratory floor to an underground bunker at a property on Burn Road found last year. (U.S. Attorney's Office)

Police: Snohomish man fled to Oregon after Arlington shooting

The wounded man, 30, was left in critical condition. The suspect, 39, was arrested for investigation of first-degree assault.

The Washington State Patrol was investigating a fatal crash involving multiple vehicles Thursday on Highway 530 near Oso. (Washington State Patrol)

Darrington man identified in fatal 4-vehicle crash on Highway 530

Ryan Gray was driving east of Arlington when he rear-ended a Jeep, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The Washington State Patrol was investigating a fatal crash involving multiple vehicles Thursday on Highway 530 near Oso. (Washington State Patrol)
Arlington

Edmonds man hospitalized after shooting in Arlington

The man, 30, was found Monday night in the 500 block of N. Macleod Avenue after reports of an assault.

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A sign posted on the door of Bits’n Pieces in Arlington. (Jacqueline Allison / The Herald)

‘3 Students’ max: Arlington businesses bemoan early release, rowdy teens

Since middle-school students started getting released at 1:15 p.m. Fridays, downtown businesses saw a rise in disruptive behavior.

A sign posted on the door of Bits’n Pieces in Arlington. (Jacqueline Allison / The Herald)
The City of Arlington filed a lawsuit seeking the closure of the Smokey Point Motor Inn because of excessive criminal activity on the property. Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021 in Arlington, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Arlington motel to stay open despite crime concerns

Police responded to the Smokey Point Motor Inn over 300 times in 2020. In the first six months of this year, that was down to 62.

The City of Arlington filed a lawsuit seeking the closure of the Smokey Point Motor Inn because of excessive criminal activity on the property. Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021 in Arlington, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Arlington’s Hometown Holiday Festival has a wide variety of family-friendly events and attractions happening over the next few months.

Hometown Holiday Festival: celebrate the season in downtown Arlington

Celebration starts Nov. 26 with festivities throughout the season

Arlington’s Hometown Holiday Festival has a wide variety of family-friendly events and attractions happening over the next few months.