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Snohomish County PUD. (Sue Misao / Herald file)

Camano Island to get new transmission line — and fewer power outages

It’ll be the second transmission line on the island. It should help keep the lights on during windstorms.

 

The Everett Wastewater Treatment Plant along the Snohomish River on Thursday, June 16, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

10M gallons of partly untreated wastewater discharged in Everett

The Everett treatment plant released the water into the Snohomish River. It may have not been properly sanitized.

 

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Snohomish County gets over $1.8 million for the outdoors

Funding from the Great American Outdoors Act will help patch up roads and trails on the Mountain Loop Highway.

 

A stretch of the dike that runs along Skagit Bay on Friday, May 13, 2022 in Stanwood, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

If this dike fails, Stanwood goes underwater

The levee is over a hundred years old. And it shows. But efforts have lagged to fix it before it’s too late.

A stretch of the dike that runs along Skagit Bay on Friday, May 13, 2022 in Stanwood, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers. (Kevin Clark / Herald file)

New plan would merge Snohomish Health District with county

The COVID-19 pandemic proved the integration would improve public health responses, officials say.

Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers. (Kevin Clark / Herald file)
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Where to go to mark Memorial Day in Snohomish County

This year marks a return for many services that were paused during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Doug Ewing looks out over a small section of the Snohomish River that he has been keeping clean for the last ten years on Thursday, May 19, 2022, at the Oscar Hoover Water Access Site in Snohomish, Washington. Ewing scours the shorelines and dives into the depths of the river in search of trash left by visitors, and has removed 59 truckloads of litter from the quarter-mile stretch over the past decade. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Diving for trash in Snohomish River, biologist fills 59 pickup beds

At Thomas’ Eddy, Doug Ewing estimates he has collected 3,000 pounds of lead fishing weights. And that’s just one spot.

Doug Ewing looks out over a small section of the Snohomish River that he has been keeping clean for the last ten years on Thursday, May 19, 2022, at the Oscar Hoover Water Access Site in Snohomish, Washington. Ewing scours the shorelines and dives into the depths of the river in search of trash left by visitors, and has removed 59 truckloads of litter from the quarter-mile stretch over the past decade. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
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Forest Service formulating big plan for Stillaguamish watershed

Three trails could be decommissioned. New ones could be built. And over 22,000 acres of trees could be thinned.

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A mature western hemlock affected by heat scorch in Olympia, photographed last July. (Washington State Department of Natural Resources) 20210700

Report: Record heat turned Washington’s evergreen trees red

“Desiccation” is a sign of climate change’s impact on forests. Damage was observed in the Cascade foothills of Snohomish County.

A mature western hemlock affected by heat scorch in Olympia, photographed last July. (Washington State Department of Natural Resources) 20210700
This marsh near Granite Falls will be called Holland Marsh. (Chuck Holland)

Panel OKs naming marsh near Granite Falls for Everett teacher

The wetland currently doesn’t have a name. Soon it could be the namesake of Andy Holland, a forestry teacher.

This marsh near Granite Falls will be called Holland Marsh. (Chuck Holland)
Bikers ride down a hill into Lord Hill Park during their protest on Sunday, April 10, 2022 in Snohomish, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Bikes, horses, hikers: At Lord Hill Park, who gets priority?

Parks staff will soon unveil plans for the 1,400-acre trail network. Mountain bikers feel like “we didn’t get any input.”

Bikers ride down a hill into Lord Hill Park during their protest on Sunday, April 10, 2022 in Snohomish, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
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Lynnwood detectives seek help in Daleway Park shooting

Police say Carl Bridgmon, 70, was an innocent bystander. No arrests have been made.

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A nameless marsh near Granite Falls could one day be called Holland Marsh. (Chuck Holland)

Granite Falls marsh may be named for Everett college teacher

Andy Holland inspired generations of students to pursue forestry. Now his nephew wants to honor his legacy.

A nameless marsh near Granite Falls could one day be called Holland Marsh. (Chuck Holland)
A site plan shows a new community solar array will be built on city property next to Walter E. Hall Park in south Everett. (Snohomish County PUD)

Solar array in south Everett will have energy to power 40 homes

The Snohomish County PUD project on Casino Road will serve low-income families — even on cloudy days.

A site plan shows a new community solar array will be built on city property next to Walter E. Hall Park in south Everett. (Snohomish County PUD)
Surfgrass Kelp Tongue Point (Bart Christiaen)

A scramble to save Puget Sound’s precious kelp and eelgrass

A new protection zone for marine vegetation in Snohomish County is a big first step toward future efforts.

Surfgrass Kelp Tongue Point (Bart Christiaen)
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Bothell drug courier, boss sentenced in international scheme

The arrest of Jeff Walker helped unravel a drug trafficking operation that stretched from Mexico to Canada.

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Richard James Rotter, 50, who is accused of killing Everett Police Officer Dan Rocha, appears in court via video Monday, March 28, 2022, at the Snohomish County Courthouse in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Suspect in killing of Everett officer was wanted on warrants

Richard Rotter’s bail was set at $5 million. A police report reveals more about his encounter with officer Dan Rocha.

Richard James Rotter, 50, who is accused of killing Everett Police Officer Dan Rocha, appears in court via video Monday, March 28, 2022, at the Snohomish County Courthouse in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Dan Rocha

Everett officer, 41, killed in shooting near EvCC; suspect arrested

Officer Dan Rocha had served since 2017. He leaves behind a wife and sons. A suspect was arrested after a pursuit and crash.

Dan Rocha
Members of the Skagit River System Cooperative circle a net to temporarily catch and count fish in the restored estuary of Leque Island near Stanwood. (Chuck Taylor / The Herald) 20210817

Near Stanwood, thousands of fish discover a restored estuary

A $6 million project at Leque Island is already seeing “overwhelmingly positive” signs of a healthier ecosystem.

Members of the Skagit River System Cooperative circle a net to temporarily catch and count fish in the restored estuary of Leque Island near Stanwood. (Chuck Taylor / The Herald) 20210817
The mouth of the Snohomish River and Possession Sound. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Save salmon, create jobs: A new plan for Snohomish watershed

Hilary Franz, of the state Department of Natural Resources, unveiled a “tree to sea” approach in a 100-page paper.

The mouth of the Snohomish River and Possession Sound. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)