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 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    April 2, 2014

Third grade reading challenge semi-finalists

Third grade readers from the Lake Stevens, Granite Falls and Snohomish School Districts demonstrated their amazing literacy skills and teamwork at the Sno-Isle Libraries Mega-Fun, Biblio-Trivia, Rockem-Sockem Third-Grade Reading Challenge Semi-Final...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    April 2, 2014

House unanimously passes Pearson forest-fire liability bill

By a vote of 98-0, the House approved a bill, sponsored by Sen. Kirk Pearson, which would establish guidelines for lawsuits involving property damages caused by forest fires.  “The idea behind this bill is to bring some certainty and fairness to...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    April 2, 2014

Granite Falls Fire District #17 to conduct home fire sprinkler educational demonstration

Granite Falls Fire District #17 (GFFD) is excited to bring a home fire sprinkler demonstration to the community. This dramatic, yet safe, form of education has become increasingly popular with fire...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    April 2, 2014

United Way announces recovery fund for mudslide relief, $75,000 already pledged to the fund

As the search and rescue effort in Oso, Washington continued into its fourth day, United Way of Snohomish County began the process of establishing a community-wide recovery fund to assist those...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    April 2, 2014

IGA awards Monte Cristo Elementary School with monetary donation

The Monte Cristo Elementary Parent Group (MCPG) received the largest donation to date from the Granite Falls IGA as part of the Hometown Heroes Community Give Back Program.     The IGA has been participating in the Hometown Heroes 1% program as...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    April 2, 2014

Elementary Choir will sing National Anthem at Mariners game on Mother's Day

To add to the already heartwarming ambiance at Mountain Way Elementary, Music Director and Choir Instructor Brandy Golston, received a phone call the day before Valentine’s Day from a Mariner’s Baseball Club Representative.  Curious as to the na...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    April 2, 2014

Library offerings for April

The Granite Falls Library will be offering the following workshops and events for those who are interested. For more information please contact the library at 360-691-6087. Monster Madness! Mermaids, Bigfoot, dragons, unicorns and the Loch Ness...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    April 2, 2014

Third quarter 'Success in Education' awards

The Granite Falls School District awarded the following students with the Success in Education awards at their March 19 board meeting. High school winners, Beau Byron and Dansil Green; middle school winners Kayla Arciniega (6th grade), Shannara...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    April 2, 2014

World Book Night April 23

Monte Cristo and Mountain Way Elementary school staff plan to “Paint the Town in Literacy” for World Book Night on April 23! This is a celebration that has spread all over the United States and beyond. A grant supplies the community with 400...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    April 2, 2014

Tax assistance at Sno-Isle Libraries

Free tax return preparation for people of low and moderate income is available at seven Sno-Isle Libraries. The one-on-one assistance with individual federal tax returns is offered through the AARP Tax-Aide program at the following libraries:...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    April 2, 2014

Some schools under lockdown while police search for car thief

Students in the Granite Falls School District started the week with an impromptu lockdown on the morning of Monday, March 10 while the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office actively searched for a suspected car thief in the Granite Falls area. “The i...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    April 2, 2014

Governor signs legislation to bring more certainty to childcare providers

Licensed childcare providers around the state will have more certainty and Department of Early Learning (DEL) childcare inspections will be less arbitrary and capricious under legislation signed by Gov. Jay Inslee today in Olympia. Rep. Elizabeth...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    April 2, 2014

Pearson's state-parks partnership bill heads to governor: Measure would give parks flexibility in addressing funding needs

On Tuesday, March 11, the Senate voted 47-2 to agree with changes made by the House of Representatives to Sen. Kirk Pearson’s state-parks partnership bill. Senate Bill 6034, which passed with broad bipartisan support in the House and Senate, now...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    April 2, 2014

Beware of Jury Duty Warrant scam

A scam in which residents receive a phone call from someone claiming to be in law enforcement saying that they need to pay to have a warrant “lifted” for having missed jury duty has hit Snohomish County.  On Wednesday, March 12, a Sheriff’s Of...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    March 5, 2014

Granite's Got Talent! is Back!

The Granite Falls Education Foundation is hosting its second annual “Granite’s Got Talent” talent show. Sign-up NOW for the March 8 event! Auditions will be held in the next couple of weeks.  Students, staff, parents.... any community members...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    March 5, 2014

Grandview Village offering events

On March 6 at 2 p.m. Grandview will be hosting an Exercise and Balance seminar presented by Melanie, from Marysville Care Center. On March 7 at 1 p.m. the Sno-Isle Mobile Library will be stopping by for a visit. On March 24 at 2 p.m. the Neptune...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    March 5, 2014

Random acts of kindness go a long way

Eighth grade student, Lauren Cruger, like other students across the U.S. has experienced the recipient side of bullying.  Cruger indicated she's been teased while being a student in the Granite...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    March 5, 2014

Library offerings for March

Here are some fun and exciting programs coming to the Granite Falls Library in March: Furry Friends & a Book Read aloud to loving canine listeners who help children strengthen reading skills. Spring, a Labrador Retriever, is a trained Pet...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    March 5, 2014

Green competed in oratorical contest

Junior Dansil Green represented Granite Falls High School at the Oratorical Contest semi-finals sponsored on Saturday, Feb. 1 in Moses Lake. The contest, also known as A Constitutional Speech...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    March 5, 2014

Senate puts skimmers and scammers on notice with passage of Pearson anti-financial fraud bill

The Senate passed a measure sponsored by Sen. Kirk Pearson that makes it a crime to possess an “instrument of financial fraud.” Senate Bill 6248 passed by a vote of 47-1, and now heads to the House of Representatives. “Mere possession of one...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    March 5, 2014

Homeless Point In Time count shows slight increase in Sno. Co. over 2013

The number of homeless on Snohomish County streets increased 12 percent in 2014 over 2013 numbers. Forty-one more people lived on the street this year compared to last year, according to data released today by the county’s Human Services department...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    March 5, 2014

Change your clocks, check your batteries

Sunday, March 9 at 2 a.m. is the official time in which your clocks will need to “spring forward” an hour. Many people choose to set them forward Saturday evening before going to bed. Granite Falls Fire is sending out a friendly reminder to...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    March 5, 2014

39th District democrats holding caucus

The 39th Legislative District Democrats will hold their 2014 Legislative District Caucus on Sunday, March 9 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the Marysville Library Large Meeting Room (6120 Grove St. Marysville, Wash.). The caucus is for nominating members...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    March 5, 2014

Senate passes bill to aid partnership opportunities for state parks

Measure would give parks flexibility in addressing funding needs Olympia... State parks have always been a valuable resource for the communities they serve. On Wednesday the Senate passed a measure sponsored by Sen. Kirk Pearson that will give the...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    March 5, 2014

Two named to the Granite Falls H.S. Alumni Hall of Fame

Teacher and Coach Mike Hahn started the GFHS Alumni Hall of Fame in the 1993-94 school year. It was established to promote and honor positive role models who were active in school activities, graduated from Granite Falls High School and have gone on...

 

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