EVERETT — No two local resource centers are quite the same. The trick to serving the needs of a community is first figuring out what those needs are, said Crisann Brooks, family support director for Lutheran Community Services...
Date: 08/28/2015 | Local News
MARYSVILLE — A Granite Falls man accused of opening fire on police in October is facing more legal troubles.Prosecutors last year charged Hans Hansen with two counts of attempted first-degree...
Date: 08/14/2015 | Local News
Movie star's mural on Granite Falls restaurant's wall
Date: 08/11/2015 | Local News
He'll be pouring at the Everett Craft Beer Fest
Date: 08/11/2015 | Hops & Sips
Alexa’s Cafe: 10115 Main St., Bothell; 425-402-1754; www.alexascafe.com. Live music Saturdays at 7 p.m.
Date: 08/07/2015 | Entertainment
GRANITE FALLS — Two different fires kept crews busy Friday in the Granite Falls area. No one was hurt, though.The first fire was reported at 10:52 a.m. at a single-story house along 130th Street NE, between Granite Falls and Arlington, Fire Chief Jim Haverfield said.
Date: 07/31/2015 | Sirens
It took 176 days, with two special sessions, including a few extra days tacked on at the end. And with so much riding on a number of outcomes, it was often frustrating to watch as deals were made, dashed and made...
Date: 07/23/2015 | Editorials
GRANITE FALLS — Firefighters have been battling a brush fire near Granite Falls since Friday.The fire is contained but not out yet, according to the state’s Department of Natural Resources Northwest Region dispatch.
Date: 07/19/2015 | Local News
EVERETT — Stephanie Koppisch was abusing prescription medications when she embezzled $330,000 from the YWCA's coffers.A judge was told Tuesday that the Granite Falls mother has quit using drugs not prescribed to her and has sought mental health treatment.
Date: 07/15/2015 | Local News
VERLOT — A video posted on You Tube (warning: explicit language) shows an ice overhang collapsing at Big Four Mountain Ice Caves.
Date: 07/06/2015 | Local News
Your local pothole may soon be filled.The summer road work season is under way in unincorporated Snohomish County areas with paving or chip sealing planned for a total of 107 miles of roadway.By the end of October, Snohomish will see the most road miles treated...
Date: 07/06/2015 | Street Smarts
GRANITE FALLS — People who live within city limits will pay $20 more to renew their car tabs starting in 2016.The Granite Falls Transportation Benefit District met Wednesday for the first time and voted 4-0 to enact the new fee.
Date: 06/30/2015 | Local News
Granite Falls hoping to replace 81-year-old bridge
Date: 06/30/2015 | Local News
GRANITE FALLS — The new Granite Falls Transportation Benefit District is holding a public hearing Wednesday evening to hear thoughts on a proposed $20 vehicle licensing fee.The hearing starts at 7 p.m. in City Hall, 206 S. Granite Ave.
Date: 06/22/2015 | Local News
GRANITE FALLS — An Arlington-area man was driving up to 119 mph before the crash that took his life in February, officials have determined.
Date: 06/22/2015 | Local News
GRANITE FALLS — At just 23, Zakary Sheldon is becoming a familiar name in the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office.Since September he’s been charged with five separate felony crimes. With another case pending, he could have a clean half-dozen by the month’s end.
Date: 06/09/2015 | Local News
Perfectly Knotty in Granite Falls to hold a Knit-InIn honor of World Wide Knit in Public Day, Perfectly Knotty in Granite Falls is hosting a public Knit-In event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 13. All fiber crafters are invited to bring their projects and join...
Date: 06/04/2015 | Bizblog
GRANITE FALLS — A 41-year-old Snohomish woman was transported by helicopter to Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center and was in critical condition following a Saturday morning collision on Highway 92.
Date: 05/30/2015 | Local News
GRANITE FALLS — Four people were arrested Sunday after gunfire broke out at party on Wallace Street in Granite Falls.Detectives learned that a neighbor returned fire after someone in a dark-colored sport utility vehicle reportedly started shooting at a duplex.
Date: 05/26/2015 | Local News
GRANITE FALLS — The Mountain Loop Highway between Darrington and Granite Falls has reopened to traffic.
Date: 05/21/2015 | Local News
DARRINGTON — A rockslide has closed the Mountain Loop Highway between Darrington and Granite Falls. No one was injured.The slide was reported about 7 a.m. near Forest Service Road 2095, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office.That is east of the...
Date: 05/20/2015 | Local News
GRANITE FALLS — Aggressive panhandling and unauthorized camping now are illegal here.The City Council unanimously passed two ordinances Wednesday. One bans camping in public parks, streets, sidewalks, alleys or bridges. The other makes it illegal to intentionally block...
Date: 05/09/2015 | Local News
Teachers in two Snohomish County school districts voted Monday to join the wave of Washington educators walking off the job during one-day strikes aimed at swaying the Legislature.
Date: 05/06/2015 | Local News
GRANITE FALLS — Swiping through pictures on a smartphone screen, the story starts to come together.The drive-in restaurant on the corner of Stanley Street and Granite Avenue sits on property that used to be the town's hardware store and blacksmith shop. The rebuilt...
Date: 04/28/2015 | Local News
GETCHELL — Snohomish County sheriff’s deputies believe a man initially thought to be a carjacking victim made up a story after wrecking his car.
Date: 04/27/2015 | Local News
GRANITE FALLS — Voters here get to decide this year whether to remake their government and shift power from an elected mayor to a hired city manager.It was Mayor Joshua Golston's idea to lessen the authority of his position. The City Council last month voted 3-1 to put...
Date: 04/15/2015 | Local News
GRANITE FALLS — You may want to bring a passport to get around town this week. Carrying the right one will give you discounts at restaurants, coupons for shopping and the chance to win a flat-screen television.
Date: 04/12/2015 | Local News
EVERETT — An Everett man who tried to outrun cops in a stolen motorhome is headed to prison for seven years.James Johns on Thursday failed to persuade Snohomish County Superior Court Judge Michael Downes to send him to drug treatment for part of his prison sentence.
Date: 04/12/2015 | Local News
Family tries to make sense of teen's death from one punch
Date: 04/03/2015 | Local News
GRANITE FALLS — Opponents of an off-road motorcycle track northeast of Granite Falls filed a lawsuit against Snohomish County on Thursday over decisions to approve the project.The nonprofit Mountain Loop Conservancy filed the lawsuit in King County Superior Court,...
Date: 03/29/2015 | Local News
GRANITE FALLS — A scenic stretch of land along the Pilchuck River here has been a largely untouched gem of the Snohomish County parks system for nearly seven decades.
Date: 03/27/2015 | Local News
MONTE CRISTO — The old townsite here and the popular hiking trail leading to it are likely to be off-limits this summer as a cleanup that’s been in the works for more than a decade finally begins.
Date: 03/24/2015 | Local News
Editor's note: Information provided to a reporter for an earlier version of this story was incorrect. After the March 18 Granite Falls City Council meeting, the deputy city clerk told The Herald that the council had voted to allow all-terrain vehicles on city streets only after the...
Date: 03/24/2015 | Local News
GRANITE FALLS — A man was booked into the Snohomish County jail on suspicion of vehicular assault after a car accident about a mile west of here around 7 p.m. on Saturday.
Date: 03/22/2015 | Local News
‘Return of the River'The Monroe Library is screening the documentary, "Return of the River," 6:30 p.m. March 26 in the Monroe Meeting Room. The film is about the removal of the dam on the Elwha River on the Olympic Peninsula. Refreshments...
Date: 03/20/2015 | Entertainment
GRANITE FALLS — Prosecutors don’t plan to file criminal charges against a teenager who threw a single punch that led to the death of 18-year-old Jarom Thomas.
Date: 03/13/2015 | Local News
Amanda Skorjanc and son Duke still healing from mudslide
Date: 03/13/2015 | Local News
GRANITE FALLS — Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue volunteers packed out an injured hiker near Lake 22 east of Granite Falls Sunday.
Date: 03/09/2015 | Local News
EVERETT — Two Snohomish County Council members recused themselves Friday from an earlier decision approving plans for off-road motorcycle tracks near Granite Falls.
Date: 03/06/2015 | Local News
GRANITE FALLS — A long-debated motocross track here may be able to move forward after a 4-1 vote of the Snohomish County Council Monday.The council chambers, packed with about 120 people, erupted into cheers when county leaders announced their decision.
Date: 03/02/2015 | Local News
The Snohomish County Council is now looking into the Granite Falls motocross project, focused on whether project developer Gary Strode proceeded legally during the review process.Perhaps the council should go back further to review Strode's entire track construction history.
Date: 03/01/2015 | Commentary
GRANITE FALLS — A police raid near Granite Falls on Thursday was part of an ongoing investigation into the trafficking of heroin, firearms and stolen property.
Date: 02/26/2015 | Local News
GRANITE FALLS — Officials have identified a man who died in a crash near Granite Falls on Feb. 14 as Richard K. Erickson, 43, of Arlington.
Date: 02/23/2015 | Sirens
EVERETT — A long-awaited decision about building a complex of motocross racetracks northeast of Granite Falls will have to wait a little longer.Dozens of people from the off-road motorcycle community filled
Date: 02/19/2015 | Local News
GRANITE FALLS — The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office is investigating a crash on Mountain Loop Highway that killed a 43-year-old Arlington man Friday.The first call reporting the crash came in about 12:54 p.m., said Sheriff's Office Lt. Norm Link.Sheriff's...
Date: 02/15/2015 | Local News
EVERETT — An effort to preserve local history is under way around Snohomish County.
Date: 02/02/2015 | Local News
The former Everett Bible Church moves near Lake Stevens
Date: 01/17/2015 | Local News
EVERETT — Plans for building a complex of off-road motorcycle tracks near Granite Falls are facing three new appeals.
Date: 01/14/2015 | Local News
It might not be everyone's idea of a nice day in the forest, but that's where the "multiple" in "multiple use" comes in.A Snohomish County hearing examiner, following a second review of plans for a motocross facility along the Mountain Loop Highway,...
Date: 01/05/2015 | Editorials
The United States Forest Service is offering guided snowshoe walks throughout the next three months. Learn about winter ecology while getting outside and enjoying the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest through March.
Date: 01/02/2015 | Explore NW
The Herald article, "Local leaders hope to pave reaminder of Mountain Loop Highway," on Dec. 22 failed to discuss the environmental impacts that paving and required widening of the highway between...
Date: 01/02/2015 | Commentary
GRANITE FALLS — Plans to build an off-road motorcycle racetrack along the Mountain Loop Highway have again received approval from the Snohomish County hearing examiner.The new decision, released Dec. 23, revisited an earlier one the examiner
Date: 01/01/2015 | Local News
LOCHSLOY — There still are pieces of concrete and rebar from where the Pilchuck River swallowed the house in 2012.Now the river is eroding toward Highway 92 between Granite Falls and Lake Stevens. Behind an orange-and-white barrier, waist-high posts mark the distance...
Date: 12/31/2014 | Local News
The Washington State Transportation Improvement Board awarded 73 street and sidewalk improvement grants to local agencies totaling $95.2 million at its Nov. 21 meeting in Everett. The grant funding comes from the revenue generated by 3 cents of the...
Date: 12/30/2014 | Street Smarts
EVERETT — The punch, it’s alleged, was consensual — a mutually agreed-upon yet ultimately tragic attempt between two high school students at making amends.
Date: 12/22/2014 | Local News
GRANITE FALLS — Plans are in the works to replace an 80-year-old bridge on the Mountain Loop Highway near the town’s namesake falls and fish ladder.
Date: 12/15/2014 | Local News
Ministerios Monte Sinai to offer bilingual services
Date: 12/13/2014 | Local News
GRANITE FALLS — Officials have identified a man who drowned Sunday on the South Fork Stillaguamish River as Xavier A. Engle, 27, of Seattle.
Date: 12/03/2014 | Sirens
Little black dresses created special for cancer survivors
Date: 12/02/2014 | Life
GRANITE FALLS — A 24-year-old Alaska man drowned Sunday while kayaking on the South Fork Stillaguamish River east of Granite Falls, according to police.Crews were unable to retrieve the body on Sunday. Recovery efforts were expected to continue after dawn Monday.
Date: 11/30/2014 | Sirens
EVERETT — The Snohomish County Council decided Monday to revoke permission for nighttime loading and trucking for Green Mountain Mine.In a unanimous vote, the five-member council overturned a...
Date: 11/19/2014 | Local News
GRANITE FALLS — Police Chief David Bowman remains on extended medical leave after a car accident in October.
Date: 11/18/2014 | Sirens
EVERETT -- The Snohomish County Council is expected to decide by the end of the month whether a Granite Falls quarry can operate overnight, at least until the end of the year, in order to support the Boeing 777X project.Green Mountain Mine, located outside of Granite Falls...
Date: 11/10/2014 | Local News
EVERETT — A Granite Falls man is now charged with attempted murder for a rolling shootout with police last month that left officers diving for cover.New court documents describe the harrowing...
Date: 11/07/2014 | Local News
LynnwoodLynnwood's Transportation Benefit District measure was coming up short Tuesday night, with just 48.6 percent of the vote favoring the 0.2 percent increase in local sales tax to fund...
Date: 11/04/2014 | Local News
The following are the Herald Editorial Board's final endorsements for the General Election. A full list of previous endorsements will appear Sunday in The Herald.Arlington School District, Proposition No. 1: The Arlington School District is seeking to...
Date: 10/24/2014 | Editorials
Haunted house aims to shine light on resource center's services
Date: 10/24/2014 | Local News
GRANITE FALLS — Fire districts in Granite Falls and Tulalip are asking voters to approve permanent emergency medical services levies to replace existing six-year levies.The matters are on the November general election ballot.
Date: 10/21/2014 | Local News
GRANITE FALLS — A man suspected of a shooting rampage that spanned three east Snohomish County cities reportedly told police he wanted to die because of his failing health and an impending foreclosure on his home."I wish I were dead. Your guys aren't very good...
Date: 10/20/2014 | Local News
MARYSVILLE — The Granite Falls man accused of shooting at businesses, police stations and other targets Wednesday night has been released from the hospital and...
Date: 10/19/2014 | Local News
Suspect hospitalized after shootings in 3 cities
Date: 10/16/2014 | Local News
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Date: 10/15/2014 | Sirens
GRANITE FALLS — A local conservation group is appealing a county hearing examiner’s decision to allow nighttime operating hours for Green Mountain Mine, citing flawed evidence and a “sketchy” application and decision process.
Date: 10/11/2014 | Local News
GRANITE FALLS — Business owners, community leaders and high school alumni in this town of 3,400 are getting ready to celebrate a legacy of gold mining, logging and the once-busy railroad that carried trains to and from the mountains.The 49th Annual Railroad &...
Date: 10/03/2014 | Local News
GRANITE FALLS — Green Mountain Mine has gained county approval for extended nighttime trucking hours in order to keep up with a large-scale Boeing project in Everett.Aggregates West, the company that operates Green Mountain Mine,
Date: 09/22/2014 | Local News
MARYSVILLE — A gas station clerk was able to escape an armed robber while he was loaded down with the store’s cash register drawer.
Date: 09/12/2014 | Local News
GRANITE FALLS — Something was just off with the invoices that the Granite Falls School District received last month for math workbooks.The vendor, Scholastic School Supply, claimed it was owed nearly $2,000 for books it had sent to three schools. The district was asked...
Date: 09/10/2014 | Local News