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Bite-sized solar powers programs at two local nonprofits

Solar energy panels in Arlington will generate savings for organizations in Everett and Stanwood.

 

Changes coming for coastal train tracks that endanger salmon

A huge concentration of stream crossings essential to baby chinook salmon are in Snohomish County.

 

State timber plan worries the biggest employer in town

In Darrington, fewer logs could mean fewer jobs and millions less for the state’s public schools.

 

It’s not a drought — yet — but low snowpack is closely watched

Snowpack for the central Puget Sound area is 35% of normal, worryingly similar to 2015.

The DNR bought a privately owned parcel in Arlington on which a Bartell Drugs operates. (Washington State Department of Natural Resources)

An Arlington Bartell Drugs will help build public schools

The 1.5-acre lot will bring in $483,000 annually for a statewide fund used to build public schools.

The DNR bought a privately owned parcel in Arlington on which a Bartell Drugs operates. (Washington State Department of Natural Resources)

Land trust saves half-mile stretch of Whidbey Island beach from development

The Whidbey Camano Land Trust’s 54-acre Possession Sound Preserve will open to the public in 2020.

Annual bird count offers a glimpse of climate change impact

A group centered west of Quil Ceda Village in Marysville will set out to tally species Saturday.

Hearing examiner affirms: Crematorium allowed in Stanwood

A resident challenged the Stanwood hearing examiner’s decision. The request was denied.

Years in the making, plan puts science behind saving farms

The Snohomish Conservation District has a plan to preserve a $157 million agriculture industry.

Stevens Pass opens with new lifts and terrain, shorter lines

Upgrades boost the capacity of the hill and offer more runs for beginner and intermediate shredders.

It’s finally a go: Stevens Pass ski area set to open

After a two-week delay, the Daisy, Skyline Express and Brooks Express lifts open at 9 a.m. Wednesday

The Forest Service wants you to stop going in the ice caves

Researchers from two Texas universities studied risky hiking behavior at Big Four.

Through sticky notes or therapy, Sultan senior wants to help

Jasmine Romero hit a rough patch freshman year. Now, she wants students to know they’ll be alright.

After complaints and appeals, Stanwood crematorium approved

Owner William Dexter said he’s lost about $65,000 of business since the city halted construction.

Lexa hangs out in a window frame in the lobby at the Camano Animal Shelter Association on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 in Camano Island, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Small Camano shelter likes “the ones that take extra work”

The no-kill Camano Animal Shelter is known for rehabilitating animals with behavior or health issues.

Lexa hangs out in a window frame in the lobby at the Camano Animal Shelter Association on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 in Camano Island, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Stevens Pass ski area still one good storm away from opening

On Wednesday, the resort needed another few feet of snow to open. Flurries are expected this week.

Football and friendship: You could call this Turkey Bowl XXV

An annual post-Thanksgiving touch game has kept this group together since 1995.

New berm will offer flood protection, views in Stanwood

The million-dollar project will protect a historic downtown stretch and will have a wide paved path.

Health District to take over naloxone distribution in 2020

The county cut funding for the life-saving drug that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose.

July’s Monroe earthquake is informing plans for future danger

Gathered by lucky accident, data from the 4.6-magnitude quake could help assess bigger hazards.