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New trails with easier access coming to park near Index

INDEX — More recreation options are coming to Heybrook Ridge, one of the most scenic spots in east Snohomish County.Construction is ongoing on a new trail system on county land that will connect with the U.S. Forest Service lookout trail, county Parks Director Tom Teigen said.

Date: 04/11/2016 | Local News

Forest Service to get the lead out of former Index shooting range

INDEX — The U.S. Forest Service is getting ready to clean up soil that has been contaminated by lead at the former Index Sportsman Club shooting range. The range is located in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest about half a mile west of Index.The...

Date: 04/04/2016 | Local News

Helicopter sent to check on BASE jumper stuck in trees in Index

INDEX — The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office on Monday afternoon was sending a search and rescue helicopter to Index to check on a BASE jumper who reportedly was stuck in the trees.BASE is an acronym used to describe jumping with a parachute from buildings, antennas, bridges or cliffs.

Date: 01/25/2016 | Local News

Late start for Everett, Snohomish, Index schools

EVERETT — Snow and ice meant a late start for students in three Snohomish County school districts Monday morning.

Date: 01/04/2016 | Local News

PUD’s plans for power facility at Sunset Falls draws fire

EVERETT — The Snohomish County Public Utility District is close to filing the first of two applications for federal approval to build a hydroelectric power plant at Sunset Falls on the South Fork Skykomish River near Index.

Date: 12/16/2015 | Local News

Remains found near Gold Bar belonged to missing Ferndale woman

GOLD BAR — Skeletal remains found by a logger on Nov. 25 in east Snohomish County are those of a missing Ferndale woman.The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office on Friday identified the deceased as Sandy L. Rideout. The cause of her death remains under investigation.

Date: 12/05/2015 | Local News

Storm hit Index particularly hard, bringing down hundreds of trees

EVERETT — Well, the dry spell is over.That much was clear after last week's massive storm of water and wind.Snohomish County is collecting damage reports from property owners,...

Date: 11/26/2015 | Local News

Volunteers, money sought to maintain Heybrook Lookout

INDEX — Not even scenic mountain lookouts are safe from the greedy hands of copper-wire thieves.The Heybrook Lookout, a hiking destination near Index, has been without a lightning-protection system since...

Date: 10/27/2015 | Local News

4 Index council seats contested, 1 unopposed

INDEX — Four of the town’s five council seats are being contested this election.And the fifth seat is on the ballot, too, but candidate Chuck Davis is running unopposed to serve the next two years in Position 1.Position 2

Date: 10/24/2015 | Local News

New speed limit coming on U.S. 2 in Index

INDEX — Drivers using U.S. 2 through Index should be prepared for a speed limit change coming sometime the week of Oct. 19.

Date: 10/16/2015 | Street Smarts

Head to the hills

There's still time for summer days in the upper Sky Valley

Date: 08/15/2015 | Life

Causes of Index, Marysville brush fires still unknown

MARYSVILLE — At least two recent brush fires in Snohomish County remain under investigation. One, on the Index Town Wall, started July 28 and continued to burn Tuesday beyond the reach of ground crews.

Date: 08/11/2015 | Sirens

Skykomish motorcycle fatality identified as Kent woman

INDEX — Officials have identified a motorcyclist who died in a crash near Skykomish on Aug. 1.

Date: 08/07/2015 | Sirens

Man who died in North Fork Skykomish River ID’d

INDEX — Officials have identified the man who drowned July 19 in the North Fork Skykomish River near Index.

Date: 08/01/2015 | Sirens

Find fresh art Saturday at festivals in Mukilteo and Index

The eighth annual Mukilteo Art Festival and the 12th annual Index Arts Festival are both on Aug. 1, drawing art lovers to the water and the mountains.

Date: 07/31/2015 | Entertainment

Fire burns on Index Town Wall

INDEX — Crews on Wednesday continued to monitor a stubborn fire on the Index Town Wall.

Date: 07/29/2015 | Sirens

Crews recover body from Skykomish

INDEX — Police have recovered the body of a man who drowned July 19 in the North Fork Skykomish River near Index.The Snohomish County sheriff’s dive team and helicopter team assisted Search and Rescue with the operation.

Date: 07/29/2015 | Sirens

Search continues for presumed N. Fork Skykomish drowning victim

INDEX — The search continues for the body of a man who went missing July 19 in the North Fork Skykomish River.The man, described as being in his early 20s and from the Lake Stevens area, is presumed to have drowned.

Date: 07/27/2015 | Sirens

Searchers still looking for body of man in N. Fork Skykomish River

INDEX — The search resumed Monday morning for the body of a man who disappeared while swimming on the North Fork Skykomish River.The missing man is in his early 20s and from the Lake Stevens area.A 911 report was received around 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

Date: 07/20/2015 | Local News

Man reported missing in North Fork Skykomish River near Index

INDEX — Firefighters and sheriff’s deputies raced to the North Fork Skykomish River after a man was reported missing and in the river.

Date: 07/19/2015 | Local News

A plea to stow July 4 fireworks this year

In almost forty years of living in Index I have never seen conditions this dry, or fire hazards this high, in our town this early in the summer. Outside of town the U.S. Forest Service fire hazard sign points to "High" with Industrial Precaution Class ll. There is a ban on...

Date: 07/02/2015 | Commentary

State timber near Index fetches $1.4M in auction

INDEX — The state Department of Natural Resources auctioned timber on 119 acres of state land near here for $1.41 million on Wednesday.

Date: 06/18/2015 | Local News

Four injured in 2-car crash on U.S. 2 near Index

INDEX — Four people were taken to area hospitals following an accident on U.S 2 on Sunday.The accident was reported just before noon at the highway’s intersection with Index-Galena Road, said Washington State Patrol Trooper Mark Francis.

Date: 05/31/2015 | Local News

Panel gives green light to contested timber harvest near Index

OLYMPIA — A state panel on Tuesday approved the logging of 119 acres on a hill near Index after authorities insisted there is little risk it will trigger a deadly mudslide.On a 5-0 vote, the...

Date: 05/06/2015 | Local News

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