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Articles from the July 2, 2012 edition

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 By Laura Snyder    Columns    July 2, 2012

Rope Swings & Flying Potatoes

Dear Readers: This column is one I wrote 5 years ago. Recently, I was asked to re-release it. Enjoy. My husband is part genius, and part closet redneck. He’s a cross between Bill Nye the Science Guy and Larry the Cable Guy. Sometimes...

 
 By U.s. Department Of Homeland Security    News    July 2, 2012

Summer Fire Safety Tips From FEMA

SEATTLE, -- As skies clear and weather turns warmer, Pacific Northwest residents are hoping for glorious weather this Fourth of July. But however the weather turns out, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Fire Administration (...

 
 By Nw Insurance Council    News    July 2, 2012

Fourth of July: fireworks spark concerns about safety and insurance

SEATTLE – The Fourth of July is a day of celebration for millions of Americans. Picnics, barbecues and fireworks are all part of the festivities. Independence Day, however, can be dangerous if safety is not a priority. Fireworks caused 15,500...

 
 By Chris Thomas    News    July 2, 2012

Conservation Funding Cut from Transportation Bill

MOSSYROCK, Wash. - The Land and Water Conservation Fund is in limbo. The federal program was cut from the massive $120 billion surface transportation funding bill that Congress passed late last week. The Fund uses fees from oil and gas exploration -...

 
 By Washington State Department Of Agriculture    News    July 2, 2012

Annual gypsy moth trapping begins across Washington

OLYMPIA – State trappers are now placing brightly colored gypsy moth traps in trees, shrubs and other foliage in a continuing effort to protect Washington’s forests, agriculture and cityscapes from a destructive plant-eating pest. The tra...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    July 2, 2012

Spencer signs letter of intent

Peyton Spencer Peyton Spencer from Granite Falls High School has just signed a letter of intent to play basketball with Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Montana. Spencer will receive an athletic...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    July 2, 2012

Sethi from GF accepted into the Aerospace program

Pooja Sethi The Washington Aerospace Scholars program is pleased to announce that Pooja Sethi from Granite Falls High School participating in one of the four WAS Summer Residency sessions held in...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    July 2, 2012

Granite Falls School District names Bass and Sawyer employees of the year

Pictured left to right Kristen Bass, Tammi Sawyer, and School Board President Rebecca Loney. The Granite Falls School District named Kristen Bass and Tammi Sawyer as the 2011-2012 Employees of the...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    July 2, 2012

Todd wins prize at G.F. Library’s Summer Reading Program

Kenna Todd at the Granite Falls Library. Kenna Todd was the first to claim a prize for Sno-Isle Libraries' Teen Summer Reading at the Granite Falls Library. Todd's review was chosen at random from...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    July 2, 2012

State Rep candidate Elizabeth Scott secures key endorsements

Elizabeth Scott The Elizabeth Scott campaign for State Representative, 39th Legislative District, position 2 (the seat vacated by Rep. Kirk Pearson now running for State Senate) is pleased to announce...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    July 2, 2012

Search is on for suspect in “Shots Fired” incident

At approximately 11:45 a.m. deputies responded to a call at the 17800 block of Crooked Mile Rd. outside of Granite Falls after a 51-year-old male got into a dispute with a woman and her adult son over alleged stolen property. Shots were fired by the...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    July 2, 2012

Relay for Life to host a “Taste” of Relay

If you want to help jumpstart the new Relay for the Life of Granite Falls please attend A Taste of Relay on July 13, 2012 at the Little League fields prior to the Flicks at the Falls event hosted by the Chamber of Commerce. There will be a Survivors...

 
 By Kelcey Hatch    Granite Falls    July 2, 2012

Mountain Loop Experience shines through rain and wind

Last weekend the Granite Falls Chamber of Commerce presented the Mountain Loop Experience. The weather didn't cooperate, dumping rain and wind on the festival, although this didn't stop the community...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Granite Falls    July 2, 2012

Lien’s cancer in remission, holding garage sale fundraiser

Sarah Lien and her mom Barbara Hawkins. Over the past two years the Lake Stevens Journal has followed Sarah Lien through her battle with Stage 3, Grade 3 breast cancer. Lien started her cancer...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    July 2, 2012

Granite Falls Library offering stories, games, crafts for the summer

Night vision, super hearing, and daring flight tricks? Learn about owls in our backyard and their disappearing habitats. Hear an owl legend and the “hoot flute”. Enjoy owl crafts. For school-age children. Tuesday, July 3 at 1 p.m. The...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    July 2, 2012

Granite Falls Library kicks off Summer Reading Program

Jacob Amell enjoys decorating cupcakes at the Granite Falls Library. On June 9, teens at the Granite Falls Library had a chance to relax and get creative as the school year was drawing to a close. To...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Granite Falls    July 2, 2012

Granite Falls Fire helps high school prepare for the worst

After the tragedy at Columbine High School in 1999 where two students went on a shooting rampage and killed 12 students and one teacher, schools around the country have made it a priority to help...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    July 2, 2012

Church youth perform community service, even in the pouring rain

The rain was coming down in droves on Saturday afternoon, June 23, as over 100 youth from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints laid beauty bark and planted trees at Strawberry Fields in...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    July 2, 2012

Celebrate safely this Fourth of July

Independence Day is a time to celebrate and enjoy the holiday with friends and family. This year, be sure your family stays safe and knows the dangers of fireworks. All fireworks including those purchased at legal stands can be destructive or deadly...

 
 Granite Falls    July 2, 2012

YOUR | LETTERS for July 2012

Some medical practitioners should listen to patients Dear Editor, Mr. Ashead’s letter in last month’s Granite Falls Press would have been humorous, had it not struck a nerve with tales of “pass the buck,” hearing without...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Granite Falls    July 2, 2012

Remember and enjoy this Fourth of July

The Fourth of July brings to mind barbeques with family and friends, fireworks and best of all the celebration of the birth of our country. Of course, in Western Washington, it is also the day before...

 
 By Don C. Brunell    Granite Falls    July 2, 2012

Federal Government shouldn’t make things worse

The economic news is bad. The U.S. economy added just 69,000 jobs in May, less than half the expected number, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics revised down jobs figures for the two previous months as the unemployment rate rose to 8.2 percent....

 
 Granite Falls    July 2, 2012

"The Loop"

As the Summer begins, more folks choose to visit the Mountain Loop. Some people simply drive through, others camp or hike for a day or two, and some stay for a week or more to enjoy the beautiful...

 

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