Towns work to blaze a water trail along Skykomish River

Planners are seeking ideas to liven up downtown Sultan and Monroe and better connect them to the Skykomish River. As part of a… Continue reading

Expanded Arlington Boys & Girls Club includes new teen center

The teen center wasn’t officially open, but there was no keeping them out. A lively beat came from the speakers and the overhead… Continue reading

Bring all your skills to the Startup Gym painting work party

Eighty years later, a local landmark built by volunteers is regaining relevance — thanks to a new generation of volunteers. A work party… 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

Front Porch

Sultan book sale The Friends of the Sultan Library plan a book, media and bake sale from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the… 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

State launches $39M in local road projects with U.S. 2 paving

Eight miles of well-worn pavement on U.S. 2 between Sultan and Gold Bar will be resurfaced this summer. “It has been about 15 years since… Continue reading

Rotary honors teens from Sultan, Monroe

The Monroe Rotary Club on March 22 honored high school students from Monroe and Sultan high schools as Students of the Month. From Monroe: Sammy… Continue reading

Man killed after being struck by freight train in Sultan

A man was killed Sunday after being struck by a train east of Sultan. The man apparently jumped in front of the train… Continue reading

Driver gets 14 years for fatal crash linked to huffing

They should be simple questions: How many kids do you have? What are their ages? After Nov. 12, 2015, Corby Whiddon didn’t know… Continue reading

Response to plans to reintroduce grizzlies has been mixed

This town had double or triple the turn-out of any other community where the National Park Service and U.S. Department of Fish and… Continue reading

Man found guilty of vehicular homicide in apparent huffing case

Anthony Box quickly left the courtroom Monday after a jury convicted him of causing a crash that claimed the life of a 17-year-old… Continue reading

Huffing called factor in fatal crash as driver’s trial begins

The 15-year-old told jurors she had never huffed aerosol computer cleaner until that night in 2015. Her older sister and her sister’s friends… Continue reading

Sultan man investigated for 1982 murder of Cashmere man

A second look into a 1982 missing person case in Eastern Washington led to the arrest of a Sultan man Friday. Bernard Swaim,… Continue reading

Agreement sets aside 25 acres from planned DNR timber auction

Snohomish County leaders, over objections, convinced the state Wednesday to set aside forest land near Wallace Falls State Park instead of putting it… Continue reading

Utility district says Culmback Dam and spillway are safe

The water level at Spada Lake Reservoir has risen 21 feet in the past month due to heavy rains. It’s already shaping up… Continue reading

Rotary Club recognizes Monroe, Sultan students of the month

The Rotary Club of Monroe each year interviews students from Monroe and Sultan high schools. Selected students are invited to one of three lunch meetings… 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