Julia-Grace Sanders

Residents asked: Is county water getting better or worse?

Only 27 percent of Snohomish County rivers and streams were in good health or better, a new program found.

 

Help shape state emergency plan for oil spills

The Department of Ecology will take comments on the Oil Spill Contingency Plan Tuesday in Everett.

 

After decades of work, Paine Field is Salmon-Safe

The airport earned a third-party certification this week for its program to preserve water quality.

 

Stench wrinkles noses in some north Everett neighborhoods

There are several theories as to what’s causing the smell, but the exact source remains unknown.

Camano Island’s newest park offers expanded waterfront access

The 167-acre Barnum Point County Park offers 2.5 miles of trails through forest and meadows.

A record-breaking year for the Evergreen State Fair

Great weather, new events and increased marketing all contributed to a huge turnout for the fair.

Learning with questions: Local science teacher up for award

Glacier Peak High School’s Tami Caraballo is a finalist for the state Teacher of the Year award.

Wider lanes, new ranger station on tap for Flowing Lake Park

Improvements will help with the Snohomish park’s eventual expansion. Construction begins mid-September.

To stay afloat, Darrington mill needs more public timber

But lots of state land is off limits as DNR works on a conservation plan for the marbled murrelet.

A salt marsh in recovery is gobbling carbon, gaining ground

Once drained for farming, 150 acres at Port Susan is returning to its natural state.

High-octane entertainment abound during the monster truck show Friday evening at the Evergreen Speedway in Monroe on August 23, 2019. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

The beginner’s guide to monster trucks at Evergreen State Fair

I’m not exactly your picturesque fan — but I love a good monster truck show, and here’s why.

High-octane entertainment abound during the monster truck show Friday evening at the Evergreen Speedway in Monroe on August 23, 2019. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Snohomish OKs WATVs on city streets, county could add areas

Snohomish councilmembers approved a year-long pilot project allowing WATVs on city streets 35 mph or under.

A crew member works to setup a ride Wednesday afternoon at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Evergreen fair: come for giant squash, stay for lumberjacks

Find classic fair favorites and some new additions at the Evergreen State Fair through Sept. 2.

A crew member works to setup a ride Wednesday afternoon at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Gotta dump and run? Check transfer station lines out first

Snohomish County Public Works has installed live traffic webcams at five solid waste facilities.

A message of unity at South Asian festival near Snohomish

The second annual event gave local South Asian communities a platform to showcase their cultures.

What can otters tell us about watershed pollution?

An Oregon professor spent a year on Whidbey studying river otters for insight into the environment.

Man dies after truck crashes at Boeing softball fields

A delivery truck hit the softball field fence, where a Special Olympics competition was taking place.

Sultan mulls growing pains with 600 new homes in pipeline

City leaders expect backyards and lower prices to attract homebuyers willing to make a long commute.

More bears are visiting Mount Baker-Snoqualmie campgrounds

Drawn by trash and left-out food, bears scrounge campsites for easy meals.

The Monte way: Overcoming differences for conservation

After 20 years at the helm of the Snohomish Conservation District, Monte Marti is retiring Aug. 9.