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Help count birds for science during Audubon’s annual Christmas Bird Count

The National Audubon Society invites birdwatchers and people with backyard bird feeders to participate in the longest-running citizen science survey - the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC). On Saturday, December 16, 2017, birders and nature enthusiasts will take part in this century long project.

The National Audubon Society invites birdwatchers and people with backyard bird feeders to participate in the longest-running citizen science survey - the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC).

On Saturday, December 16th, birders and nature enthusiasts will take part in this century long project.

Arlington Fire Chief Stedman selected as preferred candidate For Snohomish County Fire District 1 Chief

Fire Chief Bruce Stedman. Photo courtesy of Fire District 1.

Arlington Fire Chief Bruce Steadman was selected as the preferred candidate for new Snohomish County Fire District 1 chief by the board on Tuesday, August 22nd. He will become chief of the new South Snohomish County Fire & Rescue agency when it is formed on October 1st.

Ten local farmers markets to visit in 2017

Bothell Farmers Market. Photo courtesy of Bothell Farmers Market.

Many of us associate the summer months with visits to a local farmers market.

It’s a great way to meet and support local farmers and stock up on fresh, locally grown produce as well as many other items. It can also be a fun, community event for the whole family to enjoy.

We don't have a farmers market in Mill Creek, but here are ten local markets you might want to visit in the coming months.

Fireworks go on sale in Washington State on June 28th

Fireworks go on sale for the 4th of July festivities in Washington State on Tuesday, June 28, 2016.

Washington State law allows sales of consumer fireworks to begin on June 28th at noon and end on July 5th at 11:00 pm. Fireworks discharge is only allowed on July 4th and 5th.

A number of cities and counties have further restricted or banned the sale and discharge of fireworks. Be sure to check with your local jurisdiction before using fireworks.

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