Scrub-a-Mutt, dahlias, music, skateboarding and more
Date: 08/21/2015 | Entertainment
U.S. Sen. Patty Murray and U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene stood in the forest with volunteers and other public officials among Douglas fir and western red cedar, sword ferns and vine maples, both Washington Democrats renewing calls for reauthorization of the federal Land and Water Conservation...
Date: 08/18/2015 | Editorials
Every week, I see at least one article in the news about the need for people to get outside and be active, and the need for more parks and access to parks and public lands. As a veteran and an advocate for veterans, I recognize this need acutely for people returning from military...
Date: 08/16/2015 | Commentary
Camano park’s only retail outlet supports educational programs
Date: 08/14/2015 | Local News
Our presidents are good at praising America's magnificent national park system, but they're lousy at maintaining it. Bill Clinton-the-candidate, for example, spoke of how lucky he was to have Hot Springs National Park as a childhood playground. Yet Clinton-the-president sat idle as that...
Date: 08/02/2015 | Commentary
POULSBO — Washington State Parks will sell a former state park to the Squaxin Island Tribe, which forced the park’s closure more than two decades ago.
Date: 07/24/2015 | Northwest
The Herald Editorial Board's endorsements for the Aug. 4 primary conclude with city council races in Lake Stevens and Mukilteo. Voters' top two choices in the primary will move on to the Nov. 3 general election.For Lake Stevens City Council, Position No. 5,...
Date: 07/21/2015 | Editorials
It's not that Dorothé Reijnders didn't bike before. "I'm from the Netherlands. Over there, we bike because we need to go from A to B," she said.But it wasn't until she bought a road bike and then started training two years ago for a 200-plus...
Date: 07/20/2015 | Street Smarts
EVERETT — The cleanup of American Legion Memorial Park, delayed for about a year, is about to begin and will require closing the park.The work of removing soil contaminated...
Date: 07/09/2015 | Local News
BRIER — A new park will be dedicated Saturday in Brier.The ceremony is set for 2 p.m. at Hickory Way Park at the intersection of Poplar Way and Hickory Way, northeast of the Brier Park tennis courts.
Date: 07/09/2015 | Local News
MUKILTEO — Basketball courts? Probably not. A place to picnic? Probably yes. And an area for off-leash dogs? Still undecided.
Date: 07/07/2015 | Local News
BOISE, Idaho — Attendance at state parks has reached record numbers this summer, just five years after Gov. Butch Otter proposed shutting down Idaho’s parks department.
Date: 07/06/2015 | Northwest
In the interests of positive reenforcement, let's take the opportunity here to make note of some legislative successes by lawmakers, even as they plod on with their third special session to come to some final agreements related to budgets and education.Specific to parks,...
Date: 07/06/2015 | Editorials
LYNNWOOD — A map of Lynnwood shows a city sliced by highways into sections.Lynn Sordel and Jared Bond kept looking at that map. How could they better connect those sections?Light rail is coming to Lynnwood, and they have maybe a decade to get the city...
Date: 07/04/2015 | Local News
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
Lowell Riverfront Trail is a little oasis of plants, wildlife
Date: 06/21/2015 | Life
I've read several letters from people all over the area complaining about paying parking fees at Mukilteo Lighthouse Park, including cries about how wonderful the park is and that children shouldn't be denied such a beautiful opportunity and moans about not being able to sit and enjoy...
Date: 06/18/2015 | Commentary
Summer starts Sunday, and spring's unusually warm and dry weather already has us planning camping trips, hikes, picnics and more, much of it out in the forests that for most of us are less than an hour's drive away.Allow us a couple minutes, then, to don our bear suit, lean...
Date: 06/18/2015 | Editorials
MUKILTEO — Add one more group to those still fuming about new parking fees at Lighthouse Park — people who like to fish.
Date: 06/13/2015 | Local News
EDMONDS — Construction is under way on a $978,000 spray pad at City Park.The 5,000-square-foot facility was first proposed by the city in 1992. The spray pad is expected to open at the end of August.
Date: 06/06/2015 | Local News
Non-Mukilteo residents start paying at Lighthouse Park
Date: 06/01/2015 | Local News
Trafton trailhead offers a glimpse of Whitehorse Trail's future
Date: 05/31/2015 | Life
Do you value our state parks? I suspect the answer is yes.If I’m correct, and you’re one of the millions of Washingtonians who love to hike, camp, fish or take our families to local state parks, you should pay close attention to what’s happening in Olympia.
Date: 05/31/2015 | Commentary
As neighbors and students who attend Edmonds Heights K-12 (an alternative school in Edmonds), I am writing to ask for your help in opposing the plans of the Edmonds School District and the City of Edmonds to develop the very last open space fields remaining in our city.
Date: 05/30/2015 | Commentary
SEATTLE — The Seattle Board of Park Commissioners has endorsed Mayor Ed Murray’s proposal to ban smoking in city parks.
Date: 05/29/2015 | Northwest
LAKE STEVENS — Cabinets filled with life jackets that people can borrow for free are opening for the season Friday at Wyatt Park and the downtown boat launch here. They're part of a countywide Safe Kids program that lends life jackets to boaters and swimmers for...
Date: 05/18/2015 | Local News
Viewpoints: Why understanding geography is vital
Date: 05/17/2015 | Commentary
Everett will charm you if you're a tourist in your own town
Date: 05/16/2015 | Life
EVERETT — The Howarth Park pedestrian bridge, one of the last public beach access points in Everett, will be closed Thursday for emergency repairs.The bridge work will take five or six months to complete. Because the bridge and beach were scheduled to be closed in the...
Date: 05/13/2015 | Local News
SNOHOMISH — The City Council is asking voters here to approve creation of a metropolitan park taxing district during the Aug. 4 primary election, but the ballot will not say exactly how much the property tax...
Date: 05/10/2015 | Local News
EDMONDS — A nonprofit that contributed $2.5 million to build new sports fields at the former Woodway High School plans to explore possible health issues related to material used in the artificial turf.The Verdant Health...
Date: 05/09/2015 | Local News
OLYMPIA — State parks officials have ordered the closure of campgrounds at South Whidbey Island State Park for the 2015 season due to diseased old-growth trees that pose safety concerns.
Date: 05/08/2015 | Northwest
MUKILTEO — The city is asking the public for ideas on how to turn 144-acre Japanese Gulch into a park.
Date: 05/05/2015 | Local News
MILL CREEK — Many here remember when the city was not much more than woods and a small farm where buffaloes roamed.That was before suburban sprawl swallowed the countryside.Now a new park boasts a name that is reminiscent of Mill Creek's rural roots.
Date: 04/27/2015 | Local News
Volunteers pack baskets to keep Edmonds overflowing in flowers
Date: 04/24/2015 | Local News
MOUNTLAKE TERRACE — The contours of the former municipal golf course are still recognizable through the shaggy grass.
Date: 04/05/2015 | Local News
You won't need to pay to park at state parks on Saturday. Each year, Washington State Parks designate a number of free days. Saturday is the third this year. Check out where to find state parks
Date: 04/02/2015 | Explore NW
WSU students commit to aiding Stilly Valley communities
Date: 04/02/2015 | Local News
We all have our superpowers. Superman can fly. The Hulk can smash. I have the uncanny ability to find free street parking.Sporting events, concerts, you name it. Even in a crowd, there's a good chance I will find a free spot. I'll arrive as someone is leaving and swoop in...
Date: 03/27/2015 | Web Monkey
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
Editorial: Why parking fees are necessary at Mukilteo park
Date: 03/24/2015 | Editorials
Nonresidents will pay fee to park at popular Mukilteo park
Date: 03/19/2015 | Local News
MUKILTEO — For years, Japanese Gulch was the city’s favorite unofficial park. People visited the wooded area to enjoy wildlife, trails and views, even though most of the land was privately owned.
Date: 03/13/2015 | Local News
President Barack Obama recently launched an "Every Kid in a Park" initiative, an effort that will give fourth-grade students and their families free admission to national parks and other federal lands and waters for a full year.
Date: 02/27/2015 | Explore NW
LYNNWOOD — For the past decade, the future of 13 acres of wooded, steep hillside overlooking Meadowdale Beach Park has been debated.
Date: 02/25/2015 | Local News
MUKILTEO — For years, the city’s waterfront has been has been an area of sharp contrasts, offering both stunning views and something of an eyesore.
Date: 02/14/2015 | Local News
Skate park, playgrounds coming to Cavelero Hill
Date: 02/04/2015 | Local News
BOISE, Idaho — The director of the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation is seeking permission from lawmakers to allow corporate sponsorship as a way to bring in money for the state’s park system.
Date: 02/03/2015 | Northwest
State parks, national parks and Forest Service lands are offering upcoming free days in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Here's a list of the fee-free days planned for 2015.
Date: 01/14/2015 | Explore NW
The holidays have come and gone, and maybe despite your best efforts, your dog has had more than his fair share of snacks and dinner scraps over the last month. Instead of letting him participate in your post-holiday Netflix binge, why not get out and help him slim down his waistline?...
Date: 01/08/2015 | Fur & Feathers
Waters recede to reveal mountains of soggy damage (gallery)
Date: 01/06/2015 | Local News
Snohomish has ambitious plans for acquired land
Date: 12/30/2014 | Local News
SEATTLE — Legislation to preserve Hanford’s B Reactor as part of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park has been signed into law.The provision was among dozens of public-lands measures included in the National Defense Authorization Act that President Barack Obama approved Friday.
Date: 12/19/2014 | Northwest
SPOKANE — Legislation to preserve Hanford’s B Reactor as a part of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park was passed Friday by the U.S. Senate.
Date: 12/12/2014 | Northwest
Bothell now will appeal to lawmakers in its effort to raise money
Date: 12/03/2014 | Local News
Hiking is hungry work. If I'm out on U.S. 2, odds are good I've been hiking, or perhaps skiing. After a long day outside, I appreciate a good restaurant. Especially one that doesn't require me to drive very far while famished.So I was excited to check out Wallace Falls Cafe...
Date: 11/21/2014 | Entertainment
MUKILTEO — Free parking at the city's Lighthouse Park, known for beachfront views of Possession Sound and the Olympic Mountains, might soon end.The city is considering adding paid hourly parking at the park,...
Date: 11/16/2014 | Local News
Oak Harbor, north Whidbey filled with things to do and see
Date: 11/15/2014 | Life
Drum roll, please.The National Park Service is considering possible park entry and use fee increases, aka the "new pricing model," for 2015. NPS is inviting public comment. It's pointless to argue whether or not to increase fees (most national parks...
Date: 11/09/2014 | Life
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Visiting the Grand Canyon and other national parks could get a little pricier.
Date: 11/08/2014 | Nation & World
When the Legislature convenes in January, much of its attention will be on funding for education and transportation, and rightly so.But those aren't the only budget issues worth the attention of lawmakers.A quick primer on the state budget process: Legislators...
Date: 10/29/2014 | Editorials
OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — Olympic National Park is planning to build public observation areas at the site of the former Glines Canyon Dam so the public can learn about ongoing efforts to restore the Elwha River.
Date: 10/19/2014 | Northwest
TACOMA — Visiting Mount Rainier and Olympic national parks could be more expensive next year, if proposed fee increases are approved.The News Tribune reported that the cost of a car could go from $15 to $25 — up 67 percent. The fee proposal impacts 131 parks nationwide.
Date: 10/05/2014 | Northwest
BARNSTABLE, Mass. — A Washington state parachutist who once had to be rescued from Mount Baring in the Cascade Mountains died in a skydiving accident here over the weekend during a tandem jump.
Date: 09/29/2014 | Local News
OLYMPIA — A task force appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee wants to revive two unpopular taxes to help finance the state's park system and promote its outdoor recreation industry.The panel wants to bring back the sales tax on bottled...
Date: 09/29/2014 | Local News
Kukutali Preserve is newest addition to state park system
Date: 09/07/2014 | Life
EDMONDS — Police are asking for tips to help them solve a vandalism spree last week at Hutt Park.Up to 100 trees were damaged, many with apparent chopping marks, police Sgt. Mark Marsh said. It appears the damage was done over several days and likely involved multiple suspects.
Date: 09/02/2014 | Local News