Granite Falls

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

Enjoy barns, burgers, brews on the McClinchy Mile Bike Ride

Several hundred bicyclists are expected to tour north Snohomish County this weekend. The 35th annual McClinchy Mile Bike Ride is set for Sunday,… Continue reading

Chronic absences raise alarms in Snohomish County schools

Nearly one of every seven students attending public schools in Snohomish County is considered a frequent no-show in the classroom. Missing school is… Continue reading

This Granite Falls senior has airplanes in her future

Cassie Collinge, 18, is a senior at Granite Falls High School. She plans to study aerospace engineering at the University of Washington… Continue reading

Air Force veteran challenging Nehring for County Council seat

Raymond Miller, a Democrat, has announced plans to run for the Snohomish County Council’s District 1. Miller, a 67-year-old Air Force veteran from… Continue reading

Man found in Granite Falls ditch apparently hit with bat

A man was hospitalized Friday after he apparently was hit in the head with a baseball bat. The 30-year-old had been dropped… Continue reading

No charges in Granite Falls fistfight that led to death

An angry exchange of words at a Granite Falls gas station in September led to a fist fight that ended in a… Continue reading