Jacqueline Allison

Pilchuck Secret Valley Tree Farm owner Paul Dierck walks through a row of trees on Monday, Dec. 5, 2022 in Arlington, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Christmas trees, a Washington cash crop, get a little more spendy

Christmas tree farms generate about $688,000 each season for Snohomish County farmers. Some are still open for business.

 

Clyde Shavers, left, and Greg Gilday.

Shavers wins by narrow margin as Dems flip seat in 10th District

Democrat Clyde Shavers won by 211 votes against incumbent state Rep. Greg Gilday. It’s close enough for a recount.

 

A sign posted on the door of Bits’n Pieces in Arlington. (Jacqueline Allison / The Herald)

‘3 Students’ max: Arlington businesses bemoan early release, rowdy teens

Since middle-school students started getting released at 1:15 p.m. Fridays, downtown businesses saw a rise in disruptive behavior.

 

Luke Sayler and Claire Murphy stress out while watching the World Cup at the Irishmen Pub as the U.S. nearly gives up a last-minute goal during their 0-0 draw with England on Friday, Nov. 25, 2022, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Everett fans cheer U.S. in tight World Cup match against England

Fans gathered at the Irishmen pub to watch the U.S. take on England in a World Cup match. The game ended in a 0-0 draw.

Luke Sayler and Claire Murphy stress out while watching the World Cup at the Irishmen Pub as the U.S. nearly gives up a last-minute goal during their 0-0 draw with England on Friday, Nov. 25, 2022, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
A young red-tailed hawk takes a moment in a nearby tree after being released from a carrier Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, at Evergreen Cemetery in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Red-tailed hawk gets ‘second chance’ in release at Evergreen Cemetery

The hawk, found about three weeks ago, was likely hit by a car. PAWS rehabilitated the young bird.

A young red-tailed hawk takes a moment in a nearby tree after being released from a carrier Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, at Evergreen Cemetery in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
An access road leads into plot of land located in north Darrington that could potentially be used to build a 30-acre Wood Innovation Center, which will house CLT manufacturing and modular building companies on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 in Darrington, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Despite Forterra drama, Darrington timber center still a go

The Darrington Wood Innovation Center is set to manufacture cross-laminated timber for modular homes.

An access road leads into plot of land located in north Darrington that could potentially be used to build a 30-acre Wood Innovation Center, which will house CLT manufacturing and modular building companies on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 in Darrington, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Josh and Nicki Haine help their 4-year-old niece Eleanor get around on skates for the first time as her mother Tiffany Butler, left, follows in tow on the opening night of Arlington’s new seasonal ice rink Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, at Legion Memorial Park in downtown Arlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Holiday ice rinks in Arlington, Everett open for the season

The covered, outdoor rinks feature real ice plus holiday music and treats. Skates are included with all tickets.

Josh and Nicki Haine help their 4-year-old niece Eleanor get around on skates for the first time as her mother Tiffany Butler, left, follows in tow on the opening night of Arlington’s new seasonal ice rink Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, at Legion Memorial Park in downtown Arlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Amélie van Tass and Thommy Ten of The Clairvoyants (Courtesy photo)

The Clairvoyants to share ‘magical moments’ at Tulalip

The Austrian duo will bring mind reading and magic to the Tulalip Resort Casino on Friday.

Amélie van Tass and Thommy Ten of The Clairvoyants (Courtesy photo)
Blueberries grow in fields along the Snohomish Valley Friday, Feb. 4, 2022, in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

4 highlights from the annual ‘Focus on Farming’ ag conference

This year’s event featured more than 25 workshops. It’s the first time the conference has been held since 2019.

Blueberries grow in fields along the Snohomish Valley Friday, Feb. 4, 2022, in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
A Snohomish County PUD line crew works to fix power lines and restore electricity to a neighborhood along North Davies Road on Monday, Nov. 7, 2022, in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Fewer than 5K without power in Snohomish County, Camano Island

The Snohomish PUD remained confident the bulk of those customers would get power back on Thursday.

A Snohomish County PUD line crew works to fix power lines and restore electricity to a neighborhood along North Davies Road on Monday, Nov. 7, 2022, in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Sam Low greets a supporter as people begin to stream in during a midterm election night watch party on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, at Papa’s Mexican Grill in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Shavers leads Gilday, Low leads Sutherland in heated legislative bouts

A key 10th District race was shaken up by a resume scandal. Meanwhile, Sam Low was beating Rep. Robert Sutherland in a GOP duel.

Sam Low greets a supporter as people begin to stream in during a midterm election night watch party on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, at Papa’s Mexican Grill in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
A Snohomish County PUD line crew works to fix power lines and restore electricity to a neighborhood along North Davies Road on Monday, Nov. 7, 2022, in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Days after windstorm, over 20K in Snohomish County still without power

All outages from Friday’s storm should be fixed by Thursday, per Snohomish PUD. Power was being restored Monday in North Everett.

A Snohomish County PUD line crew works to fix power lines and restore electricity to a neighborhood along North Davies Road on Monday, Nov. 7, 2022, in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Clyde Shavers

Shavers apologizes ‘to any supporter who felt misled’

Statement issued after candidate’s father wrote three-page letter asserting his son never served as submarine officer.

Clyde Shavers
Bruce Hallenbeck, 4, picks out Honeycrisp apples for his family at Swans Trail Farms on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022 in Snohomish, Washington. The farm is now closed for the season. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

After rough spring start, Snohomish County farmers see mixed results in harvests

A cold and soggy spring. An unusually warm October. This year’s weather brought ups and downs for county agriculture.

Bruce Hallenbeck, 4, picks out Honeycrisp apples for his family at Swans Trail Farms on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022 in Snohomish, Washington. The farm is now closed for the season. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Clyde Shavers

Candidate’s father alleges son lied, including about military service

Clyde Shavers claimed to be a nuclear submarine officer. His father says ‘not even for a day.’

Clyde Shavers
Arlington

Arlington agrees to purchase land for new park in Smokey Point

The city will pay $961,000 for the vacant land owned by the Smokey Point Community Church.

Arlington
A collection of mailers sent to voters in the 10th Legislative District.

Myriad mailers: Spending in key 10th District races tops $2 million

Two state House seats in the swing district have attracted more money than other legislative races in Snohomish County.

A collection of mailers sent to voters in the 10th Legislative District.
U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene is shown around the food storage warehouse by VOA Director of Operations for Hunger Prevention Dean Johnson on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, at the Volunteers of America food distribution center in Arlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Baby formula less scarce, but ‘a lot of work to do’ to restock shelves

U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene met with leaders of Snohomish County food banks and nonprofits to talk about the ongoing shortage Thursday.

U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene is shown around the food storage warehouse by VOA Director of Operations for Hunger Prevention Dean Johnson on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, at the Volunteers of America food distribution center in Arlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Dave Paul, left, and Karen Lesetmoe.

Housing, abortion, more divide House candidates in state’s 10th District

In the swing district’s Position 2, Republican challenger Karen Lesetmoe took 45.6% in the primary against incumbent Dave Paul.

Dave Paul, left, and Karen Lesetmoe.
Clyde Shavers, left, and Greg Gilday.

In Whidbey swing district, Democratic challenger aims to repeat primary win

Incumbent Greg Gilday and Clyde Shavers are in a tight, heated race for state House to serve Whidbey, Camano and the Stanwood area.

Clyde Shavers, left, and Greg Gilday.