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Articles from the February 5, 2014 edition

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 By Pam Stevens    Granite Falls    February 5, 2014

Arrest made in high school cyber-bullying threats

School district, police work together to keep students safe Dozens of students attending Granite Falls High School received threats through a website called beginning mid-December. On Friday,…

 By Pam Stevens    News    February 5, 2014

Seahawks Super Bowl Champions!

Hundreds gather at County building to cheer Seahawks on Downtown Everett was feeling the Seahawks spirit on Friday, Jan. 31 as hundreds gathered clad in Seahawks gear – everything from hats, scarves…

 By Pam Stevens    Granite Falls    February 5, 2014

Granite Falls Police help nab local car thief

Granite Falls Police have been busy with dozens of calls reporting stolen vehicles since August 2013. Over 50 cars were reported stolen, 19 of those have been recovered. All of that seems to have come…

 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    February 5, 2014

Granite Falls appoints new school district board members

At two Special Board Meetings held on Wednesday, January 15 and Wednesday, January 29, the Granite Falls School Board of Directors interviewed candidates to replace Siobhan Sullivan’s term.  Sullivan…

 By Pam Stevens    Granite Falls    February 5, 2014

Smartphone apps, social networking sites can be dangerous for kids; parents need to know the dangers, including bullying

It seems that new apps for teens and tweens are showing up almost daily. One of the apps that has been in the news quite recently, and not for good reason, is The website, which can also be…

 Granite Falls    February 5, 2014

School levies important for students and learning

Dear Editor, As one of the Granite Falls School District board members, it is my job to work toward the betterment of this community and serve as an advocate for the student’s needs.  Our priorities will remain in student programs and services…

 By Fred Cruger    Granite Falls    February 5, 2014

110 years of change – and still changing

In January 1904, Ordinance #2 was passed by the town council of Granite Falls, creating the position of “Town Marshal” (Ordinance #1 had created the Town Clerk position), along with a whopping…

 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    February 5, 2014

Pearson receives legislator of the year award from Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs

On Wednesday, January 15, the Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs (WACOPS) presented Sen. Kirk Pearson, R-Monroe, with its 2013 Legislator of the Year award for the Senate Republican Caucus. The…

 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    February 5, 2014

Reps. Kristiansen and Scott invite constituents to telephone town hall meeting on Feb. 6

Reps. Dan Kristiansen and Elizabeth Scott are inviting local residents to participate in their 39th District telephone town hall meeting Thursday, Feb. 6. The community conversation will begin at 6:30 p.m. and end at 7:30 p.m. The state lawmakers wil…

 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    February 5, 2014

Students make Dean’s list at EWU

The following students from Granite Falls made the Dean’s list at Eastern Washington University for the fall quarter of 2013: Phillip Gort, Jessica Mueller, and Kelsey Salsgiver….

 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    February 5, 2014

Brown, Kamins makes dean’s list

Audrey Brown, a resident of Granite Falls has earned placement on the Gonzaga University Dean’s List for fall semester 2013. Students must earn a 3.5 to 3.69 grade-point average to be listed. Kyle Kamins, a resident of Granite Falls, has been placed…

 By Pam Stevens    Granite Falls    February 5, 2014

GFHS student looking for your help in completing senior project

Each year seniors have to complete a senior project before they can receive that coveted diploma. Granite Falls High School senior Nick Wooldridge is in the process of his project and is asking for th…

 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    February 5, 2014

New police chief takes the helm at Granite Falls

Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. David Bowman will be the police chief of Granite Falls, effective January 13, 2014.  “This is a great opportunity,” said Sgt. Bowman, “Granite Falls is one of the areas I’ve enjoyed working the…

 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    February 5, 2014

Free tooth sealants for kids in GF

Kids need dental care just as much as adults…so much so that they have declared February National Children’s Dental Health Month.   Cervin Dentistry is excited about giving back to the community o…

 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    February 5, 2014

Granite Falls School District Replacement Levy Election

Ballots must be postmarked on or before February 11 The Granite Falls School District Board of Directors will run two levies on the February 11th election. This is not a new tax. The district is not asking for more money. The cost will be…

 By Daris Howard    Granite Falls    February 5, 2014

A funeral and a memory

I went to a funeral this week for my former high school teacher, Sam Christiansen. It brought back lots of memories, some different than you might expect. The main one was not even from school. It was from the summer before my junior year. That…

 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    February 5, 2014

Success in Education announced

The Granite Falls School District has announced its second quarter Success in Education award winners. High School Student seniors: Winter Wirkkala and Riley Hansen; Middle School winners (6th grade) Aurorah Fischer, (7th grade) Maddie Veatch and…

 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    February 5, 2014

Library happenings for February

Here are some exciting and fun programs for kids at the Granite Falls Library in February: 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 Pam Stevens    Granite Falls    February 5, 2014

Local Lego team wins top honor at competition

The boys on Granite Falls’ own Lego team, Cognitive Corruption made it to their first competition in Edmonds on Sunday, January 19 and came home with a couple of awards. The boys won the top award in…

 By Pam Stevens    News    February 5, 2014

Iffrigs named as Aquafest’s Grand Marshals

The 2014 Aquafest Committee has chosen the Grand Marshals for this year’s big event. Bill and Donna Iffrig were honored at a meeting held on Thursday, Jan. 23 by the Aquafest Committee. Aquafest’s…

 By Rory Douglas    Sports    February 5, 2014

Lake Stevens Wrestling wins sixth-consecutive league title

The Lake Stevens High School wrestling team won their sixth-consecutive Wesco North title on Tuesday, Jan. 18, defeating Snohomish High School 41-18 at a dual meet. Snohomish went up 12-0 to start…

 By Pam Stevens    Opinions    February 5, 2014

A simple solution to end homelessness?

It seems that homelessness has made its way to all sorts of places, even Lake Stevens for that matter. While we don’t have a huge homeless population, and I mean those who are actually sleeping on…

 By Jason Mercier    Opinions    February 5, 2014

Will voters get sixth shot at supermajority for taxes?

How would you define the undisputed will of voters? Is it passing in every county of the state? Is it passing in 44 of the state’s 49 legislative districts (90 percent)? Is it receiving more votes than either President Obama or Governor Inslee in…

 Opinions    February 5, 2014

Hit and run accidents more prevalent in town

Dear Editor, On Saturday, January 25, 2014 I was involved in a hit and run accident in the intersection on 91st Ave. and Market Place in Frontier Village at 11 a.m. As I commend Lake Stevens Officer Warbis for being very helpful with the accident…

 Opinions    February 5, 2014

Explaining what the Tea Party stands for

Dear Editor, The President, Democratic Party, and the media have worked hard and diligently to paint the Tea Party as an extreme wing of the Republican Party that is out of touch with mainstream America. The Tea Party supporters have sat by quietly a…


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