Bill Bates, former editor, publisher of Snohomish Tribune, dies

The small-town newspaperman found at midlife a new passion in mountaineering.

Bill Bates, at 91, atop Slate Peak while on his last hike in the North Cascades. Bates, former editor and publisher of the Snohomish Tribune, died April 24 at age 95. (Bates family photo)

Bill Bates, at 91, atop Slate Peak while on his last hike in the North Cascades. Bates, former editor and publisher of the Snohomish Tribune, died April 24 at age 95. (Bates family photo)

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