Granite Falls

What’s in a name? A bit of fun

State foresters can get creative when labeling their timber units.

 

2 arrested on suspicion of illegally cutting down Douglas fir trees

Illegal harvesting of timber on state trust land is a perennial problem.

 

Overnight gusts blow the lights out for 10,000 customers

By Saturday afternoon, electricity had been restored for all but a few hundred households.

 

Sarah Banks, left to right, Rylee Downs, Nicole Jocobi and MacKenzie Petit share a laugh after practice in preparation for a tournament trip to Alaska Monday night at Granite Falls High School in Granite Falls on December 19, 2017. (Kevin Clark / The Daily Herald)
Sarah Banks, left to right, Rylee Downs, Nicole Jocobi and MacKenzie Petit share a laugh after practice in preparation for a tournament trip to Alaska Monday night at Granite Falls High School in Granite Falls on December 19, 2017. (Kevin Clark / The Daily Herald)

Trump administration halts work on Cascades grizzly plan

The U.S. Department of the Interior reportedly ordered an end to work on a key bear planning document.

Fatally injured bicyclist identified as Granite Falls man

There was no evidence to suggest an SUV driver was at fault, the sheriff’s office said.

Driver killed in crash near Lake Roesiger identified

When a car and a pickup collided, Michael Roy Schofield suffered fatal injuries.

Bicyclist struck, killed by SUV in Granite Falls

A bicyclist died Tuesday after he was struck by an SUV in Granite Falls. The man had been riding on W. Stanley… Continue reading

No injuries in blaze near Granite Falls

Residents displaced as house is moderately damaged, primarily from smoke.

Stillaguamish River crests; more flooding depends on rain

Rising water created problems along the Snohomish and Skykomish rivers, too. Landslides are possible.

Stranger offered candy to student walking home from school

The Granite Falls School District is warning families about a potential luring incident. A stranger offered candy to a student who was… Continue reading

Verlot ranger station pay phone removed, then reinstalled

The phone will stay until an “affordable solution” can be found, Frontier Communications said.

Life-saving Verlot pay phone to be removed

It’s often the only accessible lifeline on a stretch of that highway, 911 responders say.

County’s revamped website tracks flooding on local rivers

“People can use it to decide when to take action, such as turning off utilities … or evacuating.”

Pilot in helicopter crash has died; 2nd man expected to live

Federal investigators are examining the site at a lake near Arlington.

Man rows to the rescue after helicopter slams into lake

He used a dinghy to help two seriously injured men get to shore at remote King Lake near Arlington.

County Council candidates have vastly different experience

Nate Nehring is young but politically anointed. Ray Miller is a civic volunteer and retired social worker.

Weston grad finishes Army basic training

U.S. Army Pvt. Joseph Bower graduated from basic military training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Bower is the son of Scott and Sara Bower of… Continue reading

Granite Falls man stabbed near school; Mukilteo man arrested

The victim, 34, is expected to survive. The suspect, 48, was tracked to his workplace in Everett.

Hiker is rescued after falling on Vesper Peak near Verlot

He slipped and fell into a gully, suffering head and back injuries.