Woman arrested in Darrington for attack using bug spray

She woke with a burning feeling. An intruder had broken into the woman’s bedroom and sprayed insecticide in her face. She recognized the… Continue reading

North Mountain bike trails nearing completion

Nearly 4 miles of mountain biking trails are scheduled to open on North Mountain this summer. While crews prepare to finish those first few… Continue reading

Suspect in Darrington church burglary arrested

A man is being held after reportedly forcing his way into a Darrington church and stealing musical equipment, wiring and golf balls. A… Continue reading

Darrington group pushes back on North Cascades grizzly plan

Kevin Ashe and Walt Dortch know the importance of grizzly bears. The large, roaming predators’ hunting and foraging habits once helped shape the… Continue reading

Thousands of children in Snohomish County have no home

There are thousands of children and teens in Snohomish County who wonder where they’ll sleep each night or where they’ll find their next… Continue reading

GOP nominates 3 for vacant Snohomish County Council seat

Local Republicans selected three nominees Saturday to fill a vacant seat on the Snohomish County Council. Nate Nehring, Kevin Ashe and Michael Stevens… Continue reading

County, cities given nearly $15M for roads projects

The Washington State Transportation Improvement Board recently awarded nearly $15 million to Snohomish County and nine local cities for various transportation projects. Topping the list… Continue reading

The Herald’s top stories of 2016: Challenges, tragedy, triumph

The year 2016 will be remembered in Snohomish County for breaking events and gradual change. The man who would become president stopped by, an aerospace… Continue reading

Darrington’s first Can-to-Cane food drive a success

The fire trucks sparkled with Christmas lights. Volunteers dressed up as Santa, Mrs. Claus and their team of elves waved. People gathered as… Continue reading

5,570 Christmas tree permits sold for Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie forest

Every year, thousands of families visit the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest in search of the perfect Christmas tree. As of Thursday, the forest… Continue reading

Arlington receives $6.1M in grants for Stillaguamish Valley

Millions of dollars in grants have helped fuel ongoing economic recovery in the Stillaguamish Valley. Earlier this month, the city of Arlington released… Continue reading

Front Porch: Event on Tuesday in Darrington to benefit food bank

Food bank event Join Santa downtown in Darrington and help the food bank at 5 p.m. Tuesday. Santa and Mrs. Claus will ride through town… Continue reading

Snowfall brings gate closures at parts of Mountain Loop Highway

The gates that block car access to about 13 miles of the snowy Mountain Loop Highway also serve as markers for some of… Continue reading

Donation drive for Cascade Valley Hospital honors son’s memory

Debbie Howell admired the beauty of Whitehorse Mountain covered in fresh snow. Some of her son’s ashes are up on the mountain, brought… Continue reading

New Family Services center in Darrington ‘belongs to them’

Local heroes and Red Cross volunteers were to be honored Thursday for acts of courage, selflessness and service to community. The 2016 Red… Continue reading

Conservation District honors environmental volunteers

Val Schroeder turned her back yard into a paradise for wild creatures. She’s watched eagles perch in nearby trees and otters shimmy… Continue reading

Darrington restaurant serves 150 free Thanksgiving Day meals

The town has been good to the Hawks Nest since it opened in April. So the owners of the sports-themed restaurant and bar… Continue reading

Whitehorse Trail at Oso mudslide rebuilt, to open next year

The mile-long stretch of the Whitehorse Trail that was wiped out during the deadly 2014 Oso mudslide has been rebuilt. The new length… Continue reading

Trump voters elated but most of Snohomish County followed state

Editor’s note:This story explains how Snohomish County communities voted on key issues in the November general election. It is drawn from precinct-by-precinct canvass data that… Continue reading

Darrington police warn of Level 3 sex offender

Police are warning neighbors about a convicted rapist now living in the Darrington area. Gary Dwayne Young, 64, lives in the 26600 block… Continue reading