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 News    January 28, 2013

WorkSource Snohomish County and Future of Flight host aerospace career fair

WorkSource Snohomish County, in partnership with Future of Flight Foundation, is hosting an Aerospace Career Fair on February 20, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM followed by an employer panel from 3:15 to 4:15 PM. The event will take place at the...

 
 By Washington News Service    News    January 28, 2013

WA Family & Medical Leave Program: Expand it or Repeal it?

OLYMPIA, Wash. - There's a move in Olympia to end the state's Family and Medical Leave Insurance program before it even gets going. It was created in 2007, but got no start-up funding in the recession and now, a group of legislators wants to strike...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    January 28, 2013

Sethi accepted into Washington Aerospace Scholars program

Granite Falls High School junior Aakash Sethi has been accepted into the Washington Aerospace Scholars (WAS) 2012-2013 program. Sethi was selected from over 280 students from 119 different public, private and home school organizations who applied to...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    January 28, 2013

GF School District announces Success in Education Awards

The Granite Falls School District announced its second quarter Success in Education award winners. Staff members Vicki Van Dam (Special Education secretary) and Robynn Barth (Middle School Health teacher) and student winners Makayla Greenlee, Kosei...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Granite Falls    January 28, 2013

Sewer, water rates go up for 2013

The City of Granite Falls has voted to increase sewer rates for 2013 making the cost per household $55 per month, a 10 percent increase over last year’s rates. Another 10 percent increase may...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Granite Falls    January 28, 2013

Scott sworn in as newest 39th District Representative

Rep. Elizabeth Scott, R-Monroe, took the oath of office on Jan. 14 to serve her first term as a 39th District State Representative. “I have been looking forward to this day for a long time. I...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    January 28, 2013

Pearson takes oath of office, will serve as chairman of Senate Natural Resources and Parks Committee

Sen. Kirk Pearson, R-Monroe, was sworn in as the new senator for the 39th Legislative District. Pearson also accepted three committee assignments, including the chairmanship of the Senate Natural Resources and Parks Committee. Pearson was sworn in...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Granite Falls    January 28, 2013

Monte Cristo students write to President Obama

If you had the opportunity to write to the President of the United States, what would you tell him? Dozens of students at Monte Cristo Elementary School got their chance to send the President advice...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Granite Falls    January 28, 2013

Mayor tells council he may have to step down in future

At the January 9 city council meeting, Mayor Haroon Saleem told councilmembers that he wasn’t sure how long he would be able to continue as Mayor due to health issues. The council was voting on...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    January 28, 2013

Local dentist offering free sealant to kids in need

February is National Children's Dental Health Month. Dr. Stacey Cerven and staff are excited about giving back to their community of Granite Falls by improving the dental health of local kids! Parents often ask what they can do to prevent cavities...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    January 28, 2013

Green participates in speech contest

Dansil Green, daughter of Dave and Cheri Green of Granite Falls, is the first student from Granite Falls High School to certify and participate in the Constitutional Speech Contest since its...

 
 By Fred Cruger    Granite Falls    January 28, 2013

A Look Back

The Museum was recently forwarded a question (asked online): Who were the founders of Granite Falls Washington? It’s for a school assignment and I can't find the answer anywhere! Well, this can...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    January 28, 2013

GF Family Support Center open

The Granite Falls Family Support Center is located at 9424 Portage Ave. (behind McDonald's). They can be reached by calling 360-386-9282. Their operating hours are Wednesday and Thursday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (closed for lunch noon-1). Come in and see...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    January 28, 2013

G.F. Library’s February happenings

Furry Friend & a Book Read with our furry friend, Spring, a yellow Labrador who is a trained Delta Society Pet Partner Therapy Team canine. This dog is a non-judgmental listener for school-age readers. Dog trainer is Christina Bunn. Tuesday,...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Granite Falls    January 28, 2013

Four bald eagles found dead near Granite Falls

Just east of Granite Falls four bald eagles were found dead by a Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist. The eagles were discovered on Jan. 9 by the biologist who was doing some work in the area....

 
 By Daris Howard    Granite Falls    January 28, 2013

Life's Outtakes

Henry had been the heavy-weight wrestling national champion the year before I joined the college team. He was a big, handsome, Tongan man with brown skin and bear-like paws for hands. He was jovial and amicable. Everyone liked Henry. Jim was tall wit...

 
 By Staff    Granite Falls    January 28, 2013

YOUR LETTERS for February 2013

Statement from the Pilchuck Foundation of Granite Falls Dear Editor, The Pilchuck Foundation is a local, non-profit community supported foundation established in 2011 with one purpose: to strengthen and support public safety in Granite Falls. Our...

 
 By Sen. Kirk Pearson    Granite Falls    January 28, 2013

My first week in the state senate

My first week serving the 39th District in the state Senate is over and the second just begun. I believe that first week set the tone for what will be an exciting, productive Session. The biggest news...