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A2 o:° The Arlington Times " www.arlingtontimes.com Wednesday, June 3, 2009 • RESCUE Continued from page A1 • FACELIFT Continued from page A1 on river rescue Dobbins said. District 21 shares a Hovercraft purchased with a grant from the Still- aguamish Tribe with the other districts as needed, Dobbins said. Wearing dry suits pro- vided by the Sauk-Suiattle Tribe. a team of about 15 firefighters took turns jumping into the frigid Sauk River about 7 miles south of Darrington to give their fellow firefight- ers a chance to practice rescuing them with ropes. They learned techniques for giving one another sup- port and carrying a person by holding together in a circle in the fast moving water. They also practiced stretching a rope across the river to rescue some- one stranded mid way. Sauk-Suiattle Police Chief Owen Couch said the project is a perfect example of collaboration among the public safety teams. "We had the equipment, but not the personnel," Couch said. The chief of Darrington Fire District 24, Dennis Fenstermaker agreed. "When the sun comes out, you can count on peo- ple heading to the river," Fenstermaker noted. "I would estimate about two deaths per year on average in each river," Fen- stermaker said. Meanwhile down below at Pilchuck River, a group of eight people floating down the slower mov- ing river didn't notice a missing friend until they reached their exit point. Their friend was located at 5:40 p.m. on the river bank and was treated by medical personnel and released at the scene. She was not in posses- sion of a lifejacket, accord- ing to LT Rodney Rochon, Marine Service Unit of Special Operations Divi- sion at the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office. The victim told rescu- ers she had fallen from her tube as she approached a log jam. She was sucked under the jam and popped out in a pool on the opposite side. She climbed to shore where she collapsed. The close call should serve as a reminder to all that river trips need to be scouted .first and proper safety equipment such as a lifejacket and whistle are necessary for personal safety, Rochon reported. Contact Sarah Arney at 360-659-1300 or sarney@arlingtontimes, com. OTTO J. HANSSEN, D.D.S. JENNIFER K. TRAN, D.D.S. RAFAEL D. DIMAYUGA, D.D.S. DONALD KIM, D.D.S. • Utmost Attention To Your Comfort • Emergency& Walk-in • Patients Welcome • Latestin Cosmetic Dentistry & Teeth Whitening Nitrous Oxide Gas Available . Complimentary Consultations • Payment Plans Available • Most Insurance Plans " Accepted& Filed Smokey Point Family Dentistry TM Outside Area: 1-888-223-5507 3533 172nd St. NE, Bldg. B.. Arlington (Across from Safeway Center) Member WDS town entry e,/ They all combine to create a much improved first impression of his- toric downtown, accord- ing to the city's economic development manager, Vic Ericson, who was charged with improving the gate- ways into Arlington. "We are very excited about how it all came together," Ericson said. "It's a great invest- ment in our city that the Duskins have made," he added. The upscale, contem- porary look combines wood and metal with brick work and a collection of coordinated signage for all the occupants of the building. Thse Duskins recog- nized they had a key loca- tion at the entry into town and wanted to make an impressive statement. "Cory picked the right team to make it happen." Dale Duskin said. "Cory wanted to create a look that fit in Arlington, so we looked at the colors proposed by the Univer- sity of Washington stu- dent's design guidelines," Ericson said. "We recognized that we are at a key location, at the intersection of two major highways," Dale Duskin said. "We felt the responsibility to represent well the commercial dis- trict of Arlington, since it's the first thing people see when they arrive in town." Cory said they selected Olympic General Contrac- tors because they had experience remodeling businesses while remain- ing open to the public. "They recommended Cornerstone as the archi- tect," Cory Duskin said. "The contractors did a great job at keeping our doors open through- out the remodel," said Karen Watson, owner of the Stilly Coffee House, which benefitted from the remodel with a nice patio where tables are located outside for sipping coffee beverages in the sun. "I'm going to miss all those all those guys," she added. The ribbon cutting ceremony will begin at noon, with fun activities, contests, and prizes from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 6, on Super Satur- day. Activities include a fire truck, bouncy house, face painting, balloon artist and contests with lots of great prizes, said the coor- dinator of the celebration. Kerry Munnich. Tenants: • La Hacienda Family Mexican Restaurant • Grandura Barber Shop • Arlington Phar- macy • Fine G'ffts byArling- ton Pharmacy • 10 Minute Walk-In Clinic • Stilly Coffee House Items Stock ft • Arlington Copy, Mail & Morel • Cheepers Food and Things • Radio Shack • Arlington Chiro- practic Center Mote uff around town Along with-the big party at the Stillaguamish Square, Action Sports will be celebrating its 25th anniversary as well as regular Super Satur- day events, including 20 percent off at Arlington Hardware, and several new businesses: • Three Peas in a Pod, at 318 N. Olympic Ave., where some good cooking is going on, with sandwiches, soup, an orig- inal dinner special every night of the week, and no fried food, open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. Service is great provided by youth from Vision Quest and L.K.I. Family services. • The Book Shelf offers second hand books for sale to benefit foster children services, at 102 E. Division. • Brody's Fashion Edge, offers young fash- ions for men and women, at 233 N. Olympic Ave. Contact Sarah Arney at 360-659-1300 or sarney@arlingtontimes.com. U Now is the time! Skagit State Bank is offering a new low rate on our Home Equity loans. If you've been thinking about renovating, or taking a nice vacation there's never been a better time. Home Equity We're here to help you. And we're here to help the community. With every loan approved, we're donating $50 to_Habitat for Humanity. Together, we can build dreams. It has never been more important to help your neighbors. And this great rate helps you as well! ommunl les. Skagit, Snohomish and Whatcom counties No Annual Fee! donated to Habitat for Humanity for every loan approved , Member FDIC Local. Independent. Proud. 1.800.246.4402 • www.skagitbank.com • $ Habitat for Humanity~ sS@ donat~ to Habitat fo’ Humanity f~ every loan approved