Granite Falls

Granite Falls teen serves as Legislative page

Orion Green, a freshman at Granite Falls High School, recently worked as a page in the state Senate in Olympia. He was sponsored by Sen.… Continue reading

Crossroads senior has passion for ‘everything creative’

Jacob Kerst, 18, is a senior at Crossroads High School who is finishing the final requirements for graduation despite missing his freshman… Continue reading

State auditors want Granite Falls purchasing process improved

State auditors have asked city officials here to improve the way they handle large purchases. Cities are required to go through a… Continue reading

Lake Stevens voters OK taxing area for a new library

Voters here have formed a taxing area for a new library but fell short of the turnout needed to approve a bond… Continue reading

Granite Falls honors staff, students

The Granite Falls School District announced its second quarter Success in Education award winners. Staff members Jon Thompson (middle school reading and language teacher) and… Continue reading

Lake Stevens library bond still short of passing

A bond to pay for a new Lake Stevens Library still needs 768 more ballots to be counted in order to pass.… Continue reading

Voter turnout creeps toward minimum for Lake Stevens library

There still aren’t enough ballots counted to pass a $17 million bond measure to build a new library here. The second round… Continue reading

Lake Stevens voters leaning toward approving library

Voters in Stanwood and on Camano Island were well on their way to approving a $147.5 million bond for a new high school,… 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

Ballots due in Lake Stevens, Granite Falls and Stanwood-Camano

Valentines aren’t the only items that need to be mailed or dropped off Tuesday. It’s the last day to send or turn in… 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

Granite Falls exchange student lives dream, inspires others

Chinese exchange student Joyce Sun has long been interested in basketball. But having grown up in a part of the world where… 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

Students tell of overcoming pain, loss at Crossroads High event

The students came with stories to tell. They’d overcome personal loss, bullying, addiction, homelessness, anxiety and depression. Eight teens shared their stories… Continue reading

Thousands of Lake Stevens voters get wrong pamphlets

Thousands of voters received the wrong information pamphlets with their ballots this weekend. The Snohomish County Auditor’s Office is working to get… Continue reading

Voices of Youth: Parents have no idea what teens go through

The students are asked to be raw and honest about their stories, and guests are urged to listen with open hearts. Local… Continue reading

Ballots in the mail for Feb. 14 special election

A request to voters for $147.5 million to build a new high school is the biggest ask in the Feb. 14 special election.… Continue reading

Driver leaves hole in Granite Falls Post Office wall

The work room in the post office usually is a place to park packages and letters, not vehicles. On Monday around 1:46… 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

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