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 By Jana Hill    News

State paves the way for reopening of venues

As the doors to event venues prepare to swing open, Mill Creek is already taking steps to help businesses make a comeback from COVID-19’s impact on bottom lines. Gov. Jay Inslee... — Updated 9/29/2020

 By Jana Hill    News

Clean water requires a plan

The water that flows over streets, sidewalks, and through soil and into groundwater carries pollutants that eventually flow into the Puget Sound – so cities must take action. The... — Updated 9/29/2020


City to select new Council member

The City of Mill Creek is scheduled to interview 13 candidates in a special council meeting, tonight, at 6 p.m. The interviews are intended to lead to selection of a new City Council member, to fill a seat vacated by former Mayor... — Updated 9/29/2020

 By Jana Hill    News

Crumpled Mill Creek ballot box was accidentally hit

The ballot box at the Mill Creek Post Office was hit accidentally and should be replaced by the time ballots arrive in mailboxes Oct. 15. Mill Creek Police Officer Todd Bridgman inv... — Updated 9/29/2020


SnoPUD: We're ready for storms, potential power outages

With stormy weather forecast for the latter part of the week, Snohomish County PUD is prepared to respond quickly to power outages and minimize disruptions to its customers. The... — Updated 9/25/2020

 By Jana Hill    News

City holds mask-giveaway on Sept. 29

The city of Mill Creek is distributing free, reusable cloth masks from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, in the City Hall North Parking lot, 15720 Main St. Recreation Coordinator Jay... — Updated 9/25/2020

 By Jana Hill    News

COVID testing sites impacted by wildfire air quality

Testing for COVID-19 was disrupted by the air quality issues in Snohomish County, but other options are available for those who require a test. Anyone with symptoms or close... — Updated 9/23/2020

 By Jana Hill    News

County first responders help fight wildfires

Fire District 7 is being pulled into out-of-state fires, and is also hoping to get the message to residents – adhere to the burn ban, and clear dry debris from residential... — Updated 9/22/2020


Mill Creek Sports Park | Through Your Lens

The sun shines on Mill Creek Sports Park. Remember the sun?... — Updated 9/18/2020


Through Our Lens | Penny Creek

Penny Creek meanders under 35th Avenue SE in Mill Creek and continues east toward the Highland Trails neighborhood.... — Updated 9/18/2020


School of Rock, safety education |City Briefs

Summer concerts, free online In past years, School of Rock, Lynnwood, concerts would punctuate summer’s end with an in-person, live concert at a local venue. But with live venues unavailable, the traditional full day of music is... — Updated 9/18/2020


Seven tips to save money and have fun shopping online | Prime Living

Online shopping allows you the ease of getting items delivered directly to your door. Not only is online shopping convenient, but it also allows you to discover sites that help you... — Updated 9/18/2020


Five tips for creating a low-maintenance home | Prime Living

Because most people are spending more time at home than usual, ensuring your living spaces are clean and uncluttered can make being home more comfortable and enjoyable. However, not everyone has the time, or desire, to devote to... — Updated 9/18/2020

 By Jim Miller    News

Should seniors consider a reverse mortgage now? | Prime Living

Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about reverse mortgages? The coronavirus damage to my retirement account has me considering it, but I want to make sure I know what I'm... — Updated 9/18/2020


Manage medical conditions during COVID-19 | Prime Living

Diabetes and heart disease are two pre-existing medical conditions that researchers believe contribute to elevated risk of severe complications from COVID-19. In fact, patients... — Updated 9/18/2020


Thrilled to be freewheelin' from home | Prime Living

Culture shock is real. It happens when you go and when you return. Our world is different. It's shifted. Or maybe it's we who've changed. Like this: • We spend more time savoring... — Updated 9/18/2020


Police Beat

Sept. 6 Arrest, disobeying officer Officers stopped a vehicle for a registration violation in the 2900 block of Seattle Hill Rd. A 58-year-old Snohomish male was arrested and booked into the Snohomish County Jail for driving with a... — Updated 9/18/2020

 By Jana Hill    News

What happened to Rodney Johnson?

Police still do not know what happened before Rodney Peter Johnson ended up shot in the head, likely in the late 1980s. Johnson's body was found floating in Lake Stickney in the lat... — Updated 9/18/2020

 By Jana Hill    News

Remote learning is a fit for local family

The first day of school used to come with memories of new shoes, backpacks, and possibly a ride on a yellow bus. But pandemic-era students will have an entirely new set of memories.... — Updated 9/18/2020

 By Jana Hill    News

More change on Mill Creek City Council

The city of Mill Creek needs two new council members. Another seat opened on the council this week when council member Mike Todd moved into the director seat, for the Public Works... — Updated 9/18/2020

 By Jana Hill    News

Loa Griesbach started her adult life paralyzed

Loa Griesbach has handled her quadriplegic status as a bit of a dare. "I don't fit the box or follow the rules. If you tell me that my condition means I'm going to be like this or t... — Updated 9/18/2020

 By Jana Hill    News

Ciaravino's contract is amended to add five days of paid time off

City Manager Michael Ciaravino's performance review ended with a majority opinion of the council that he "met expectations," and his contract was amended to add five additional... — Updated 9/18/2020


Happening nearby: Online Oktoberfest in Edmonds

Mill Creekers might want to circle Oct. 3 on their calendars. Edmonds Rotary's first-ever Edmonds Virtual Oktoberfest is 6-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3. The online Zoom event will... — Updated 9/17/2020


Health District: Elementary schools can start planning for in-person instruction

Snohomish Health District health officer Dr. Chris Spitters said Friday, Sept. 11, that based on ongoing moderate but declining COVID-19 transmission, elementary schools can start... — Updated 9/12/2020


SnoPUD offers EV customers rewards for charger installation

As part of its Connect & Drive program, Snohomish County PUD is offering customers up to a $500 reward for the purchase and installation of qualifying Level 2 Energy Star EV... — Updated 9/12/2020


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