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New hatchery on Skykomish to end practice of importing fish
A plan to capture fish from Sunset Falls near Index and release them in the river is open for public comment.
$6 million grant is green light for Darrington timber center
The Darrington Wood Innovation Center is set to become a reality — bringing roughly 150 jobs with it.
From landfill to houses — after 11-year battle with neighbors
Nearly 100 houses will be built around a former construction-waste landfill east of Silver Lake.
County aims to help small farmers thrive with new ag center
Eventually, it could bring a year-round indoor farmers’ market to the area.
Data-driven farming: New tech ‘changes agriculture’
In a new program funded by the CARES Act, computers are helping Snohomish County farmers grow efficiently.
New county office covers parks, tourism, water, energy, farms
Four departments will merge into one beginning in February. The largest focuses on county parks.
Timber innovation center a chance to reinvigorate rural town
A center to produce innovative wood products could stabilize Darrington’s drained timber economy.
President signs bill to boost mapping of landslide hazards
The bill appropriates $40 million annually for 3D mapping and disaster preparation.
Hunting season, new trail access open on island near Everett
New parking on Smith Island is now available, along with an annual waterfowl hunting season.
Fans blow landfill’s methane away from Everett development
The rate of gas being released has slowed substantially and will continue to diminish over time.
County executive vetoes fee break to save environmental work
The move overrode a County Council vote nixing an annual fee increase that funds conservation.
New program may help pinpoint landslides before they happen
A bill pushing more funding toward 3D mapping and disaster preparation is on the president’s desk.
He lost his wedding ring in a two-ton bin of recyclables
Kevin Klein gave up hope in finding his simple gold band, but this dumpster dive had a happy ending.
How has the pandemic changed life? Look in your garbage
Snohomish County trash and recycling collectors say the COVID-19 pandemic has affected what we throw away.
Logan is PUD board president again, but it wasn’t unanimous
Another member of the utility’s three-person board says it’s her turn to lead. The others say she isn’t ready.
No 2021 rate increase for Public Utility District customers
For the fourth year, power and water costs will remain stable for Snohomish County PUD customers.
Even in the Cascade foothills, getting outside isn’t a given
The Glacier Peak Institute gets kids the gear and transportation necessary to access outdoor rec.
From poop to power: Manure from 2,300 cows may run 600 homes
A farm in Monroe turns waste into electricity. A new partnership will double the anaerobic digester’s output.
Shredding in the age of COVID: A report from Stevens Pass
Our reporter hit the slopes to find out how the resort’s virus precautions work in practice.
Pent-up and masked-up, skiers hit the Stevens Pass slopes
Pass holders opened the season on Friday. The general public is welcome on Tuesday — reservations only.