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A major fish barrier on the Pilchuck River is coming down
Crews are ready to remove the 10-by-60-foot Pilchuck Dam next week, one chunk of concrete at a time.
Community Transit drivers: Too soon to open the front doors
The agency gives drivers masks, but a union calls that insufficient and asks for more protections.
At earlier-defiant Flower World, workers now wear masks
The owner, however, has said he will legally challenge the governor’s order requiring face coverings.
Free wood-chipping: Reduce fire risk, protect air quality
Instead of starting a bonfire, take your brush to one of three wood-chipping events.
2 timber harvests planned near Gold Bar recreation areas
The state will cut more than 400 acres next to Wallace Falls State Park and in the Reiter foothills.
Is pollution at old mill site reaching the Snohomish River?
Over 20 years after an initial cleanup, the state isn’t sure arsenic on a 9-acre lot is contained.
Plant nursery under investigation for banning face masks
Flower World near Snohomish allegedly sent a letter to employees saying “employees cannot wear masks.”
Stevens Pass closed for summer mountain biking, disc golfing
The resort has been closed since March, when it shut down ski slopes over COVID-19 concerns.
Dive on in: YMCA, some school pools reopening this week
Inslee modified Phase 1 requirements June 9, allowing some lap pools to reopen with restrictions.
Drive-in movies coming to the Port of Everett this summer
The traditional sail-in cinema is transforming to meet Inslee’s Phase 2 requirements.
Local small farms rally to meet surge in food ‘panic buying’
Empty shelves and headlines about the supply chain have driven Snohomish County consumers to buy local.
No droughts forecasted, but wildfire season already intense
Snohomish County has plenty of water for the summer, but lots of forest growth can be a fire hazard.
Please stop killing bumble bees: They’re not ‘murder hornets’
Beekeepers say residents are mistaking bees and wasps for Asian giant hornets.
The town the virus seemed to miss: No cases counted in Index
Some in the town of 175 fear outsiders could bring in the virus. Others just want things to get back to normal.
Your backyard bonfire could put those with COVID-19 at risk
New research connects long-term exposure to air pollution with higher fatality rates from the coronavirus.
Plane to spray 1,300 acres this week to kill gypsy moths
If you live in Woodway or Boulevard Bluffs in Everett, close the windows and turn off the AC Friday.
School districts still working to get some students online
Despite hundreds of households lacking steady Wi-Fi, the majority of students are showing up online.
When will we reach next phase of reopening? Great question.
Snohomish County leaders are preparing now for a potential uptick in COVID-19, as social distancing is relaxed.
Skagit festival can draw 400K tourists. This year? Nearly 0.
Skagit County’s signature event is a $65 million boon for the region. Not amid COVID-19. And maybe not in 2021.
Snohomish County parks reopening, partly, on Tuesday
Playgrounds and sports courts will stay closed in county parks. Cities are mostly following the same path.