Gold Bar

Washington Achievement Award winners

The Washington Achievement Award is given each year to schools whose students perform well or show progress over time on state tests. Only schools that… Continue reading

Woman unhurt after escaping fire at her Gold Bar home

A woman narrowly escaped her Gold Bar house after it caught fire Friday morning. Firefighters drove out to the Green Water Meadows… Continue reading

Man arrested after allegedly firing gun after an argument

A 37-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of reckless endangerment Tuesday evening after reportedly firing a gun to scare someone off his… Continue reading

Man rescues neighbor from burning, smoke-engulfed home

Sean Armstrong was hanging out at home Tuesday afternoon when he smelled something burning. The 27-year-old saw smoke outside. “I heard someone,… Continue reading

Electrocution death ruled an accident

An electrocution death in Gold Bar on March 27 has been ruled an accident, the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office reported Tuesday.… Continue reading

Man burned in mobile-home fire near Gold Bar

A man suffered life-threatening injuries in a two-alarm house fire Tuesday near Gold Bar. The man was described as being in his… Continue reading

Gold Bar man killed in fire identified, cause under investigation

A man who died in a house fire in Gold Bar last month was identified Sunday as Richard D. Olson, Jr., 68.… Continue reading

Gold Bar fire that killed man remains under investigation

A fatal fire in Gold Bar on March 20 remains under investigation. The name of the man who died had not been… Continue reading

Council OKs making request for Wallace Falls land transfer

The Snohomish County Council gave the go-ahead Monday to a land transfer to preserve trails and scenery near Wallace Falls State Park, but… Continue reading

Man electrocuted by downed power line in Gold Bar

A man died after he came in contact with a downed power line in Gold Bar on Monday evening. People in the… Continue reading

Audit again finds problems with Gold Bar’s finances

State auditors found problems with how Gold Bar’s finances were reported in 2015. An audit looking at financial records found the city’s… Continue reading

Man dies after being trapped in burning Gold Bar home

A man in his 60s died after he was trapped in his burning home Monday night. A call came in shortly before… Continue reading

Gold Bar, Index fire districts merge under new contract

Two more Snohomish County fire districts are merging. A contract takes effect Wednesday that will combine the management and staff from District… Continue reading

Agreement sets aside 25 acres from planned DNR timber auction

Snohomish County leaders, over objections, convinced the state Wednesday to set aside forest land near Wallace Falls State Park instead of putting it… 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

Team to plan trail maintenance in Morning Star conservation area

A team has formed to start drafting a trails plan for the state’s largest natural resources conservation area. The state Department of Natural… Continue reading

State Board of Natural Resources rejects Wallace Falls timber deal

A state board on Tuesday turned down a compromise that would have set aside part of a timber harvest to protect trails… Continue reading

Compromise preserves 25 acres at Wallace Falls from logging

Snohomish County’s top elected leaders endorsed a compromise Wednesday that aims to safeguard trail systems at the popular Wallace Falls State Park,… 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

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