Granite Falls

Summer meal programs for low-income kids ready to start soon

Tens of thousands of fruit cups, cracker packs, cheese sticks and cartons of milk were served to children in Snohomish County last summer.… Continue reading

Man collapses, dies while hiking off Loop highway

A man in his late 50s collapsed and died while hiking a trail off the Mountain Loop Highway on Saturday afternoon, the Snohomish… Continue reading

College researchers to study why people risk going into ice caves

Researchers from two Texas universities plan to visit the Big Four Ice Caves this summer to study hikers’ risky behavior and how it… Continue reading

It’s full STEAM ahead for Granite Falls Middle School

Robots rolled down the hallway, teens edited video in the room next door and shop students worked with a laser engraver to… Continue reading

Injured hiker on Mount Pilchuck rescued by helicopter

An injured hiker was rescued Tuesday afternoon from Mount Pilchuck. The woman slipped on snow at about 4,800 feet and injured her… Continue reading

Paperwork mixup over Granite Falls school employees resolved

A mix-up when a task was handed off from one department to another in the Granite Falls School District led to a… Continue reading

Appointed county councilman’s youth, connections criticized

Nate Nehring’s youth and political ties were objects of curiosity when he was appointed in January as the youngest person ever to serve… Continue reading

Busy weekend for water rescues; 2 missing canoeists safe

Rescue divers and other emergency responders converged on the Skykomish River east of Gold Bar on Monday when two men reportedly were… Continue reading

Helicopter rescues stranded boy from river bank

A family swim took a dangerous turn as night fell Friday near Granite Falls. As the daylight faded, a 12-year-old boy found… Continue reading

Volunteers help evacuate injured hiker near Granite Falls

An injured hiker in his 50s was rescued Thursday evening near Granite Falls. The man had been walking along the Lime Kiln… Continue reading

ShopGirls team nabs Safety Award at Eco-marathon

The Granite Falls High School ShopGirls team competed alongside more than 1,200 students from across North and South America at the Shell Eco-marathon Americas Competition,… Continue reading

Arrest ends nearly 10-hour standoff in Granite Falls

A nearly 10-hour standoff with police ended Saturday morning with the arrest of a 40-year-old convicted felon. The incident began at about… Continue reading

No money, no date, no problem at school’s first-ever prom

Joslyn Spradley became a mother last month. Andrew Anthony works as a mechanic. His girlfriend, McKayla Olson, looks forward to community college.… Continue reading

Jury convicts Granite Falls man of murder

A Snohomish County jury didn’t buy a Granite Falls man’s story that he shot another man to protect himself and his buddy. George… Continue reading

Failed Granite Falls off-road track sues for lost dirt money

A lawsuit over an off-road motorcycle track once planned near Granite Falls seeks tens of millions of dollars in damages from Snohomish County,… Continue reading

Local schools field FBLA state winners

Several schools fielded winners at the Washington State Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) state conference, held April 19-22 in Spokane. Students competed in a… Continue reading

Front Porch

Alden’s Army 5K A fundraiser for the Hemispherectomy Foundation, a nonprofit that helps patients and families of patients who have undergone a hemispherectomy or similar… Continue reading

Daughter of murdered man wants killer to stay in prison

It took a long time before she made the decision. Mayume Varnell Carelli wasn’t going to be consumed with thoughts of her father’s… Continue reading

Suspect says he used lawful force when he shot another man

George Hatt Jr. doesn’t deny he killed a man in 2015 but it wasn’t a cold-blooded murder like prosecutors make it out to… Continue reading

Front Porch: Caregivers, CPR, scholarship, citizen police

Caregiver class: Parents and caregivers of a child or teen with mental health issues are invited to a free six-week course from the National Alliance… Continue reading