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Photo by Chris Hendrickson: Firefighters Andy Lauer and Noah Redfield from District 26 in Gold Bar escorted Santa to deliver this new bike to Natalie Carpenter during the 2014 Ho Ho Run.
Photo by Chris Hendrickson: Firefighters Andy Lauer and Noah Redfield from District 26 in Gold Bar escorted Santa to deliver this new bike to Natalie Carpenter during the 2014 Ho Ho Run.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 4:24 PM
The Gold Bar Firefighters Association is making its list and checking it twice, so to speak, as it seeks families interested in participating in this year’s Ho Ho Run.
  • Making a score at Seattle Auto Swap Meet
    The 2017 Seattle Auto Swap Meet was held at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe on Saturday, May 20. Photographer Jim Scolman caught these shots during the event.
  • NW Signs spreading the message

    NW Signs owner Brian Stoddard is donating a sign worth up to $10,000 to a downtown Monroe business.
    The company previously operated in Duvall, and moved into the city last December.

  • Another successful Operation Full Bellies for Sultan High

    Sherry Knox’s American Sign Language students made space for more than 13,000 prepared food items in the classroom this spring at Sultan High School.
    The stockpile grew as peers vied to collect the most donations for the Operation Full Bellies annual food drive May 5-18. Volunteers gathered the cache for the U.S. National Guard on Friday, May 19.

  • Summertime safety
    Among medical professionals, the season is associated with a notable rise in trauma cases, said Snohomish County Safe Kids Coalition coordinator Shawneri Guzman. Each spring, she works with local partners to educate families on the importance of using protection while on bikes, scooters and skateboards, and how to travel safely on foot.
  • Generational learning
    Teacher Kathy Rowe arranged the meetings between her class and a group of residents with Brookdale’s activities director Sue Kieffer. The two seized the chance for a collaboration that would bring the community’s youth and seniors into the same room.
  • Taekwondo school continues fundraiser

    NW Sport Taekwondo staff in Monroe are halfway to their goal of raising $1,000 for the Zaatari Taekwondo Academy at the Zaatari Syrian refugee camp in Jordan.

  • Working for healthy youth
    The Sky Valley Drug Free Communities Coalition has been revived after a nearly four-year hiatus.
  • Friend offers gift of self
    Carol Trammell jokes she saw her new liver for the first time more than 16 years ago. The 64-year-old Monroe woman was at a bible study group she started shortly after moving to the city, and saw her fated longtime friend get up and walk across the room.
  • PHOTOS: Run for the Bunny
    Housing Hope’s Monroe Family Village was hopping on Sunday, April 9, when 140 hogs came riding through for the 24th annual Bunny Run.
  • Fighting chance for refugees
    The 50-student strong NW Sport Taekwondo school in Monroe is the first in the U.S. to extend a hand to 1,000 displaced peers who live thousands of miles and an ocean away.
  • Kristiansen sponsors two Sky Valley Education Center students to be pages in Olympia
    Sky Valley Education Center students Dominik Cahill and Rafe Dahlinger recently served as pages in the Washington House of Representatives under the sponsorship of Snohomish Rep. Dan Kristiansen.
  • Historical society raising access funds
    Sky Valley Historical Society president Iris Jensen seems to have a story for each of the hundreds of interesting objects set up in the Sultan Historical Museum. Most she tells with hearty enthusiasm. 
  • Lake Tye Park readies for playground overhaul

    In about two months the Lake Tye Park playground will be open again after a renovation overhaul.
    Old equipment will be leveled and recycled, then replaced with an inclusive jungle gym and play spaces with ADA-accessible features. Public officials broke ground at the site on Thursday, March 16.

  • Downtown Monroe Association gets part-time director
    The Downtown Monroe Association Board of Directors has hired on a part-time executive director to bring the nonprofit closer to achieving state-accredited status.
  • Sultan middle schoolers receive robotic assistance

    An intelligent, two-wheeled piece of machinery was added to the Sultan Middle School STEAM program's arsenal.
    The Standever Institute donated a Double Robotics Telepresence robot to the Science, Technology, Engineering, Automation and Math program on Friday, March 17. The nonprofit aims to connect people with opportunities in technology.

  • Volunteers clean up former encampment site

    Nearly 100 volunteers cleared 26,600 pounds of debris from a strip of private property south of Monroe along the Skykomish River on Saturday, Feb. 25. The garbage was largely a result of homeless encampments, the occupants of which were issued a no-trespassing order by property owner Dale Reiner in December.

  • Sky Valley Community Awards

    Residents up and down the Sky Valley spend many hours each year giving back to the community without expecting a return.
    Ever year, Sky Valley Chamber of Commerce staff ensure their work is recognized at the annual Community Awards Celebration Potluck. Business owners, high school students and volunteer firefighters were only a few of the many acknowledged as exemplary residents from Sultan, Gold Bar, Index and Skykomish during the 19th annual celebration on Saturday, Feb. 11.

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