Monroe

Monroe man repurposes scrap into weird, wacky, wondrous art

“I hate to see stuff that’s cool get thrown away,” says Colin Nolan.

Bicycle tour raises money for dialysis patients

Volunteers also shared health information and put together care packages for homeless women.

Q&A with candidates running for Snohomish County Council

Republican incumbent Sam Low faces Democratic challenger Kristin Kelly in District 5.

Mayor’s office, 3 council seats contested in Monroe election

Traffic, the opioid epidemic, the economy and homeless are cited as campaign issues.

Man arrested in Monroe Walmart robbery; second suspect flees

The pair fled in a stolen Mitsubishi Lancer with a distinctive green spray paint job.

Inclusion super important to Monroe High senior

Sarah Reeves worked to make homecoming more representative of the student population.

Snohomish County hosts its annual Focus on Farming conference

The event features a trade show as well as talks on agriculture, jam-making and more.

Sip wine and browse hundreds of fossils and minerals

FossilEra warehouse in Monroe teams up with Davenport Cellars for wineology and paleontology. (Video)

Landowners along Snohomish, Skykomish rivers invited to forum

The event aims to give people along east county’s waterways a chance to talk about issues.

Monroe Rotary hands out donations to local groups

The Rotary Club of Monroe recently presented two $500 checks. One was given to Darian Caldwell in support of the Snohomish Country Rotaract club and… Continue reading

Man convicted of third-degree child molestation

Kristopher Backman admitted to inappropriately touching his former dance student.

A Democrat and Republican agree: Leave our signs alone!

County Council candidates send a joint message about the theft and vandalism of campaign signs.

Comfort drone: Racing helps relieve combat veteran’s stress

The hyper-vigilance of the battlefield never left him. Flying drones is a healthy escape.

Maddy Brockert, 22, visits Susan’s Youth Center, which is run by Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County. The center was named after her mother, Susan Brockert, who was beaten to death by her boyfriend in 2011. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Why don’t abuse victims just leave? That’s the wrong question

Domestic-violence experts say it’s rarely that easy. So police and social workers are reaching out.

Maddy Brockert, 22, visits Susan’s Youth Center, which is run by Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County. The center was named after her mother, Susan Brockert, who was beaten to death by her boyfriend in 2011. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

National Merit semifinalists

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation on Sept. 13 announced the names of about 16,000 semifinalists nationwide in the annual National Merit Scholarship Program. The high… Continue reading

Cascade-Monroe game will include unique father-son twist

Nathan Mead is the starting center for Monroe, while Jeff Mead is Cascade’s defensive line coach.

Rushing attack a dominant force for Monroe football

Pairing a massive, physical O-line with star RB Isaiah Lewis is a ‘lethal’ recipe for the Bearcats.

For Texas BBQ, look for the school bus at the reptile museum

This husband-and-wife team has been serving up brisket and more for a decade in Monroe.

Get schooled on Texas BBQ at this Monroe restaurant in a bus

Brisket, pulled pork, sausage, chicken and the fixin’s all await you near the Reptile Zoo on U.S. 2.

Definitely not Christmas in July for parched young trees

“I live in Washington. I should not have to water a Christmas tree,” says one grower. But they did.