Zachariah Bryan

Yes, tsunamis can happen here: County gets 3 warning sirens

The waves would likely be triggered by earthquakes. Sirens will help alert people who are outside.

Snohomish County PUD's innovative solar battery powered microgrid batteries sit in their enclosed units during a visit by Governor Jay Inslee on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 in Arlington, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

PUD’s experimental solar power microgrid is ready to go live

The site in Arlington will be a test lab of ideas, as the PUD figures out the future of electricity.

Snohomish County PUD's innovative solar battery powered microgrid batteries sit in their enclosed units during a visit by Governor Jay Inslee on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 in Arlington, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Areas of the declared drought emergency are in orange. (Washington Department of Ecology) 20210714

Snohomish County is an oasis of sorts in Washington’s drought

An emergency was declared for much of the state. Snohomish County was spared, thanks to its reservoirs.

Areas of the declared drought emergency are in orange. (Washington Department of Ecology) 20210714
Karen Sample with her daughter Erin take in the view on the Erinswood Trail. The 0.6-mile loop is an ADA-accessible companion trail to the Leovy Trail in Index on July 6, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

In Index, Erinswood Trail will be a place for everyone

Named after Erin Sample, who has cerebral palsy, it will become fully ADA-compliant.

Karen Sample with her daughter Erin take in the view on the Erinswood Trail. The 0.6-mile loop is an ADA-accessible companion trail to the Leovy Trail in Index on July 6, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Without a word, suspect allegedly stabbed man 13 times

He reportedly spit on an officer and said he stabbed the Marysville man. “And I’ll stab you, too,” he said.

A Tesla Model Y Long Range is displayed on Feb. 24, 2021, at the Tesla Gallery in Troy, Mich.  Opinion polls show that most Americans would consider an EV if it cost less, if more charging stations existed and if a wider variety of models were available. The models are coming, but they may roll out ahead of consumer tastes. And that could spell problems for the U.S. auto industry, which is sinking billions into the new technology with dozens of new vehicles on the way.  (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

The new face of patrol? Sheriff’s Office is getting a Tesla

The fully electric vehicle will be an experiment to see how it stands up to daily patrol work.

A Tesla Model Y Long Range is displayed on Feb. 24, 2021, at the Tesla Gallery in Troy, Mich.  Opinion polls show that most Americans would consider an EV if it cost less, if more charging stations existed and if a wider variety of models were available. The models are coming, but they may roll out ahead of consumer tastes. And that could spell problems for the U.S. auto industry, which is sinking billions into the new technology with dozens of new vehicles on the way.  (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Tom Teigen, Snohomish County Parks, Recreation and Tourism director and Sentor Maria Cantwell tour the estuary restoration project Friday afternoon at Meadowdale Beach Park on July 9, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

At Meadowdale Beach, the salmon will return to a new estuary

Construction is underway on a new railroad bridge that will open a connection between gulch and sea.

Tom Teigen, Snohomish County Parks, Recreation and Tourism director and Sentor Maria Cantwell tour the estuary restoration project Friday afternoon at Meadowdale Beach Park on July 9, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

3 in county died from heat stroke, and danger still looms

The hottest day is over, but forecasters say temperatures are expected to remain above normal.

Sira Swope has his finger prints taken after being sentenced to more than six years in prison for a bomb threat and possession of child porn Thursday afternoon at Snohomish County Superior Court in Everett on June 24, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Everett man sentenced in school bomb threat, child porn case

Detectives discovered Sira Swope had a history of sexual deviancy. A judge gave him more than six years in prison.

Sira Swope has his finger prints taken after being sentenced to more than six years in prison for a bomb threat and possession of child porn Thursday afternoon at Snohomish County Superior Court in Everett on June 24, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
The Monte Cristo trail connects to an access road on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020 in Monte Cristo, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

At Monte Cristo ghost town, a big fight over a short road

Historic preservationists want to keep a new road to access the townsite. Environmentalists want it gone.

The Monte Cristo trail connects to an access road on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020 in Monte Cristo, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Man charged in Everett crash that killed daughter, passenger

More than two years ago, Jakob Torres allegedly was speeding when his car slammed into a utility pole.

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A car makes its way through a winding unpaved section of the Mountain Loop Highway 15 miles outside of Darrington.

Mountain Loop Highway reopens, in time for a hot weekend

The opening comes with a warning: Fire danger will be high with the hot, dry conditions.

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A car makes its way through a winding unpaved section of the Mountain Loop Highway 15 miles outside of Darrington.
Police block a road while responding to a fatal shooting at the Colonial Gardens apartments in Lake Stevens on May 24. (Dakota Bair, file)

Prison guard charged with murder of Lake Stevens roommate

Emmanuel Perez shot his roommate seven times, according to prosecutors. He has pleaded not guilty.

Police block a road while responding to a fatal shooting at the Colonial Gardens apartments in Lake Stevens on May 24. (Dakota Bair, file)

Police: After short chase in Marysville, man dies by suicide

Officers responded to a domestic violence call. The suspect reportedly shot himself at the end of a chase.

A resident reported finding a dead Asian giant hornet near Marysville on June 4. (U.S. Department of Agriculture)

Dead ‘murder hornet’ found in Marysville, a first for county

It could be from a previous season, scientists say, because males don’t typically emerge this early.

A resident reported finding a dead Asian giant hornet near Marysville on June 4. (U.S. Department of Agriculture)

Snohomish roofing company fined $1.2M for safety violations

State inspectors noted a dozen “willful serious violations.” Allways Roofing says it will appeal.

Shawn Edge, left, Robert Guss, center, Robert Lee McCracken, right, try to locate on a cellphone where Shawn Edge and Charlie Cortez fell in the water on Friday, May 28, 2021 in Possession Sound, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Six months, and still no sign of Tulalip officer who drowned

Other officers and volunteers won’t stop searching for Charlie Cortez until they can bring closure for his family.

Shawn Edge, left, Robert Guss, center, Robert Lee McCracken, right, try to locate on a cellphone where Shawn Edge and Charlie Cortez fell in the water on Friday, May 28, 2021 in Possession Sound, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Bruce Kimball navigates his way across one of two river crossings he has to make to connect to Index-Galena Road to reach his cabin on Sunday, May 9, 2021 in Index, Wash.

Wilderness awaits beyond the washout on Index-Galena Road

After 15 years, construction has begun, restoring connection to the Wild Sky and Blanca Lake.

Bruce Kimball navigates his way across one of two river crossings he has to make to connect to Index-Galena Road to reach his cabin on Sunday, May 9, 2021 in Index, Wash.
A kayaker paddles through rapids on the Sultan River on Saturday, May 22, 2021 in Sultan, Wash.

3 times a year, kayakers challenge the Sultan River’s froth

When water is released from Culmback Dam, experienced paddlers descend on one of the area’s most unique runs.

A kayaker paddles through rapids on the Sultan River on Saturday, May 22, 2021 in Sultan, Wash.
One of three bobcats, that were orphaned, looks back after leaving its crate and heads back into the wild on Thursday, May 20, 2021 in Acme, Washington.  The bobcats were cared for the past year at the PAWS Wildlife Center in Lynnwood.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Orphaned bobcats get a second chance at life in the wild

The trio was brought to PAWS in Lynnwood, where they grew and learned to hunt. Then they were freed.

One of three bobcats, that were orphaned, looks back after leaving its crate and heads back into the wild on Thursday, May 20, 2021 in Acme, Washington.  The bobcats were cared for the past year at the PAWS Wildlife Center in Lynnwood.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)