Gold Bar

2 men who died in Skykomish River are identified

Christopher Fox, 54, and Tad Henry, 56, were believed to be camping before they went tubing.

 

Mark Mulligan / The Herald
Sunset Falls cascades down past the existing fish ladder along the Skykomish River east of Index, February 4, 2014.
Photo taken 20140214

Deaths of two in Skykomish River brings safety to forefront

The men were reportedly not wearing life jackets or helmets when they went tubing Saturday.

 

Two men drown Saturday near Sunset Falls in Skykomish River

The men, both in their 50s, were from the Seattle and Kirkland areas, authorities say.

 

Traffic along Hwy 2 in Monroe of Sunday afternoon on March 7, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Gold Bar fire chief pleads for U.S. 2 traffic help from state

The highway’s long had backups. But now drivers are using apps that take them onto narrow side roads.

Traffic along Hwy 2 in Monroe of Sunday afternoon on March 7, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Isaac Howard stands outside of oil refineries along March Point Road on Thursday, March 4, 2021 in Anacortes, Washington. Howard changed careers after losing an eye in a  training accident while working as a firefighter 20 years ago. He now works for Life Rescue, Inc., a Bellingham-based company, he became an industrial safety and emergency services consultant.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Blast took firefighter’s career and an eye, but didn’t stop him

It’s been 20 years since an explosion in a mobile fire training unit injured Gold Bar’s Isaac Howard.

Isaac Howard stands outside of oil refineries along March Point Road on Thursday, March 4, 2021 in Anacortes, Washington. Howard changed careers after losing an eye in a  training accident while working as a firefighter 20 years ago. He now works for Life Rescue, Inc., a Bellingham-based company, he became an industrial safety and emergency services consultant.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Hiker died of natural causes on Lake Serene trail last month

William Tuttle, 49, was with family at the time. He was from Mountlake Terrace.

Federal agents seized many pounds of meth and heroin, along with thousands of suspected fentanyl pills, at a 10-acre property east of Arlington in mid-December 2020. (U.S. Attorney's Office) 20201223

Bust nets 247 pounds of meth, golden gun and blind rapper

A muddy 10-acre property east of Arlington was the base of a violent drug ring spanning the West Coast, new charges say.

Federal agents seized many pounds of meth and heroin, along with thousands of suspected fentanyl pills, at a 10-acre property east of Arlington in mid-December 2020. (U.S. Attorney's Office) 20201223
A pickup struck two cars on U.S. 2 Sunday night. (Washington State Patrol)

Mill Creek man accused of DUI, vehicular assault, hit-and-run

He allegedly hit a parked car along U.S. 2 and fled. Four people were injured, including a teenager.

A pickup struck two cars on U.S. 2 Sunday night. (Washington State Patrol)
Volunteers assemble playground equipment Saturday afternoon at Gold Bar Elementary School in Gold Bar on October 17, 2020.   (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

In Gold Bar, it takes a village to build a playground

After a couple months, the community raised about $60,000 to replace aging, cracked equipment.

Volunteers assemble playground equipment Saturday afternoon at Gold Bar Elementary School in Gold Bar on October 17, 2020.   (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Cop turned pinup model in Gold Bar charged with $67K fraud

Brenda Cavoretto was injured when a dead body fell on her in 2012. She’s accused of overselling its lasting impact.

A pickup truck towing a cargo trailer flipped and rolled 30 feet down an embankment near Index on Thursday. (Washington State Patrol)

2 seriously hurt as pickup flips, burns on U.S. 2 near Index

Both were airlifted to Harborview after their vehicle rolled down an embankment and caught on fire.

A pickup truck towing a cargo trailer flipped and rolled 30 feet down an embankment near Index on Thursday. (Washington State Patrol)

Gold Bar ex-councilman gets federal prison for child porn

Brian Diaz, a pharmacist and genetic researcher, is still awaiting trial for possession of methamphetamine.

Contested timber sale near Gold Bar approved but delayed

Contested timber sale near Gold Bar approved but delayed

The state Board of Natural Resources is giving Snohomish County 90 days to stop the Middle May timber harvest.

Contested timber sale near Gold Bar approved but delayed
State patrol adds troopers for Eagle Falls parking problems

State patrol adds troopers for Eagle Falls parking problems

The stretch of U.S. 2 east of Index draws hundreds to the Skykomish River rapids.

State patrol adds troopers for Eagle Falls parking problems
Would a 5,300-acre county park be a good thing for U.S. 2?

Would a 5,300-acre county park be a good thing for U.S. 2?

A Gold Bar group wants to ban state logging in the Reiter foothills, saying tourism could replace lost revenue.

Would a 5,300-acre county park be a good thing for U.S. 2?
Brace for delays along U.S. 2 for bridge and road work

Brace for delays along U.S. 2 for bridge and road work

Projects between Snohomish and Index are set for the coming week, with single-lane traffic in spots.

Brace for delays along U.S. 2 for bridge and road work
Another man is presumed drowned near Eagle Falls

Another man is presumed drowned near Eagle Falls

A search was suspended Wednesday night. The swimming hotspot near Index has been the scene of recent tragedies.

Another man is presumed drowned near Eagle Falls

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

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.

2 timber harvests planned near Gold Bar recreation areas
Even in U.S. 2 towns with 0 virus cases, rural economy reels

Even in U.S. 2 towns with 0 virus cases, rural economy reels

East Snohomish County had just weathered a bad winter storm, when COVID-19 gutted the recreation-based economy.

Even in U.S. 2 towns with 0 virus cases, rural economy reels
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