Search halted for man who fell into ‘dangerous’ Skykomish River

Searchers were unable to locate a man who reportedly fell into the Skykomish River near Sunset Falls Saturday. Teams searched for more than… Continue reading

Shoreline man, 21, identified as victim of fall near Index

A 21-year-old who died Friday near Heybrook Lookout was identified as Andrew E. Shehata, of Shoreline. He had been climbing on a steep… Continue reading

Falling boulder kills man near Heybrook Lookout in Index

A 21-year-old man died Friday afternoon after a boulder fell on him near Heybrook Lookout in Index. He and four others were climbing… Continue reading

Railroad work to close a lane of U.S. 2 near Gold Bar

A single lane in either direction of U.S. 2 between Reiter Road and Fir Road is scheduled to be closed from 8… Continue reading

PUD art and photo contest winners

The Snohomish County PUD named 17 winners in its 2017 art and photography competitions. The contests are designed to engage students and the community in… Continue reading

Arlington, Bothell, Index, Stanwood get $2M for parks, trails

Snohomish County has divvied up $2 million in grants to buy land for parks and trails in and around Arlington, Bothell, Index and… 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

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

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

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

Private Skykomish community struggles with drugs, squatters

For more than half a century, the private community called Mount Index Riversites has offered a scenic getaway off U.S. 2 along the… Continue reading

Input sought on recreation area expansion in Spada Lake basin

Help is needed to plan the expansion of popular trails in the state’s largest natural resources conservation area. The Morning Star Natural… Continue reading

Facebook post leads to arrest of Index man on old warrants

A man who splits his time between here and Alaska had another place to stay last week: the Snohomish County Jail. The 49-year-old… Continue reading

Bridges near Index, Gold Bar to be replaced

In some places around soggy Snohomish County, it’s still a giant log that gets you over a rushing stream of water. Log girders… Continue reading

Update on changes at Index post office

People are complaining already about the “latest” change in post office hours. How does a working person (unless they work locally) find the time to… Continue reading

Index-Galena Road topic of open house

For those waiting for the opening of Index-Galena Road in Index, the planning is about 60 percent complete (after HOW MANY YEARS)? You’re invited to… Continue reading

2 chances to catch up on proposed dam project

Hello Neighbors, For those of you who are interested, there are two meetings this week which PUD is providing to the public to get caught… Continue reading

Hiker found safe after getting lost near Index

A 39-year-old Seattle man and his dog were found safe Thursday morning after getting lost on Mount Persis, near Index. The man had… Continue reading

Post office sets new schedule

In reference to the meeting with the post office yesterday, here is the outcome. I was unable to attend due to a scheduling conflict so,… Continue reading