Remove Those Studded Tires by March 31st

Spring is here and it is that time of year again. If you have studded tires on your vehicle, March 31st is the deadline to have them removed.Tire shops often get busy with long lines and wait times in the days leading up to... Read More.

Allergy Season Is Here

Last Friday through the weekend during the closing days of ‘winter’, the sun came out and temperatures reached into the 60's in many places. Trees, bulbs, plants noticed and have started to awaken. Daffodils for instance have made their appearance.But for allergy sufferers, it’s... Read More.

Oso Landslide 9 Years Later

On a quiet Saturday morning, the sun was peeking through the clouds, offering a pleasant early spring day. The North Fork of the Stillaguamish River was receding in the wake of three days of dry weather following a wet winter.Then just past 10:30 AM... Read More.

La Nina Ends – What’s Next?

Could it be? The quite rare 3-year run of La Nina has come to an end.La Nina is when the eastern Pacific Ocean tropical waters, the region west of Peru are cooler than average. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center... Read More.

Alaska Airlines Changes at Paine Field

Alaska Airlines is the primary air carrier at Everett’s Paine Field. In the coming days, their flight schedule will make a number of significant adjustments.The big one is dropping daily departures to Boise and Spokane. Alaska Air spokesperson Ray Lane noted that these flights... Read More.

Back to Daylight Time – Here We Go Again

After 19 weeks on Pacific Standard Time (PST), this Sunday we return to Pacific Daylight Time (PDT). This Sunday March 12th, we ‘spring forward’ an hour at 2 AM early that morning.Do you feel more tired after losing that hour of sleep shifting to... Read More.

Another Great Year to Look to the Stars

2022 offered a wonderful year when viewing our night’s sky, including super moons, meteor showers and planetary alignments. This year will offer more such delights in the night sky.Coming up as the end of this month approaches, the two brightest planets – Venus and... Read More.

Our Mountain Snowpack Has Fallen Behind

December was a cold month with plenty of precipitation, wet, frozen and even freezing. Our region’s mountains also got a healthy dose of snow, averaging above 110 percent of normal.But after a milder and drier than average January, our mountain snowpack has fallen behind.... Read More.

Snohomish County PUD Rate Increase Coming

No April Fool’s, Snohomish County PUD power customers will see a general 2 percent rate increase on April 1st this year. The generate rate increase was recently approved by the PUD Board of Commissioners and is in response to rising operational costs including higher... Read More.