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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

$23,660-a-year ‘managers’ to get a raise

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is preparing to do what the U.S. economic recovery has been slow to accomplish: raise the wages of millions of Americans.

Date: 04/22/2015 | Business Wire

Index timber sale will proceed after landslide review

INDEX — The state Department of Natural Resources is moving forward with a $1.2 million timber sale after taking a second look at landslide risk.The 119-acre harvest on state land near Index known as the

Date: 04/05/2015 | Local News

Gaining ground after slide

Index residents finally have full access to property

Date: 04/03/2015 | Local News

Timber sale on state lands on hold over landslide concern

INDEX — A timber sale on state lands in Snohomish County has been put on hold after concerns were raised about a potentially unstable landslide zone underneath the harvest area.

Date: 01/20/2015 | Northwest

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