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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.
  • 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.

  • Skykomish Hotel a community effort
    When Skykomish resident Todd Brunner first saw the Skykomish Hotel interior, two to three inches of moss coated the floorboards in spots, and ferns grew from the grime.
  • Learning a religion
    Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Seattle’s director of public affairs Alam Ali said since President Donald Trump’s executive order that attempted to ban immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries, attendance has spiked at regional Coffee, Cake and Islam educational gatherings.
  • Cool beans
    By the end of the Monroe ChiliBowl benefit, members of the Julia V. Morris Community Garden had nabbed themselves the trophy for most original dish. Their prize: a tin can brimming with brown spotted beans.
  • Addressing chief concerns

    A group of Sultan neighbors are discussing what it would take to preserve one of the city’s historic relics.
    The 12-foot-high Chief Sultan statue was erected around 1985 at the junction of the Sultan and Skykomish rivers off of Main Street. It was officially dedicated in 1996. The creator and resident Jerry Carter has since passed away.

  • Monroe Monitor welcomes new reporter Kelly Sullivan
    The Monroe Monitor & Valley News is excited to introduce full-time reporter Kelly Sullivan to our Sky Valley readers.
  • Downtown swifts
    Sultan and Monroe community members came together over the weekend to celebrate the “Wagner Swifts,” a new public art display featured in the heart of Monroe’s downtown core.
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