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North Mountain trails a new destination for mountain bikers

As a boy, Skye Schillhammer could often be found riding around his hometown of Darrington in search of trails to ride and jumps to soar.… Continue reading

Memories in the making as Evergreen fair opens (video)

A couple has been selling Stetsons here for 21 years. A grandmother showed her granddaughter around the same fair where she used to… Continue reading

Apple crisp with twice the topping? That’s American to the core

This might make me seem un-American, but I like apple crisp better than apple pie. You know why I love apple crisp more? Because of… Continue reading

Snohomish martial-arts standout ‘Danger’ Granger is going pro

Miranda “Danger” Granger got to the point where she was just too dangerous for the competition. The Snohomish native and Glacier Peak High School graduate… Continue reading

‘Funatics’ pour into downtown Everett for Funko grand opening

Jenny Marts has been driving by the big building on the corner of Wetmore Avenue and California Street for months, waiting for the… Continue reading

Monroe has ‘unfinished business’ on the football field

By many standards, the Monroe football team is coming off a very successful season. After all, the Bearcats ended a quarter-century drought by… Continue reading

New Everett highway sign honors black Civil War soldier

Far from Virginia, where strife begotten of a white supremacist rally exploded in deadly violence, traffic buzzed past a highway sign Tuesday near the Everett… Continue reading

An Everett tattoo artist joins the elite at Seattle expo

Like many artists, Mike “Kodiak” MacKenzie has family members who like to show off his work. In this case, though, instead of hanging it on… Continue reading

Local lacrosse players compete at tournament in England

Local lacrosse players Jordyn Vaughn, Carolynn Barashkoff, Sydney Landdeck, Aenne Thom and Hailey Carlin have traveled over the years to numerous tournaments in the Pacific… Continue reading

Leapin’ leopards! It’s a jungle out there at Lowell Elementary

It takes a village to make a school mural. Of course, it helps if there is a talented artist in the mix. What’s up with… Continue reading

What will happen to Everett Comics after Funko’s big move?

Everett Comics owner Charlie Knoedler sees Funko’s big move as being a positive even though it might mean some direct competition. He and… Continue reading

Thermal Thursday: Hazardous wildfire smoke, high near 100

The heat and wildfire smoke have rolled into Snohomish County. After 45 days without rain, communities are under advisories about heat, fire danger… Continue reading

Brother with Down syndrome inspires Arlington sophomore

Trinity Klomparens, 15, will be a sophomore this fall. She recently attended the National Invitational Tournament of Champions, a Christian home school competition… Continue reading

1 year after shootings: ‘Say their names, keep their memories’

Their names were written with purple sidewalk chalk. A girl drew a lighthouse shining its beacon on them. More than a hundred people… Continue reading

Everett’s Nubian Jam is one family’s 25-year tradition

The Hisgrove family shares a 25-year tradition. Squeek Hisgrove, 57, made her way to Forest Park at 6 a.m. Saturday. She scouted out… Continue reading

More policing at busy Lake Stevens park — on land, water

Two new endeavors by law enforcement and the city are aimed at increasing safety on the lake and at a popular swim… Continue reading

Float, relax: Send your stress upstream at Mill Creek spa

For one hour, it was nothingness. No pings, rings or screens. No sights, sounds or smells. Nothing. I was one with a… Continue reading

YMCA again brings free swim lessons to Casino Road families

Thanks to the YMCA, about 20 children on Casino Road are more comfortable in the pool this year. For the second summer, the… Continue reading

New cookbook is like a one-way ticket to the Tuscan coast

Midsummer days call for lighter fare, meals served out of doors and dinners that don’t require hours at a hot stove. Summer is also the… Continue reading

County strives to keep Puget Sound healthy through grant, app

Puget Sound. It’s the mesmerizing sea at our feet. Fed by rivers, streams and runoff, it’s part of a complex ecological web. Trying… Continue reading