Gold Bar

Dan Stucki grabs a free coffee from Espresso Chalet before heading out on his first day to assess the Bolt Creek Fire on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022. Stucki served as a division supervisor and traveled from Utah to help contain the fire. He's been a firefighter for 21 years. (Taylor Goebel / The Herald)

Gold Bar coffee shop fuels hundreds of firefighters amid Bolt Creek blaze

The massive blaze threatened Espresso Chalet. That didn’t stop owners Mark and Sandy Klein from giving firefighters free cups of coffee.

 

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Shooter sentenced to over 14 years for killing near Skykomish

Jeremy Staeheli pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in Brandt Stewart’s death in 2019 on a forest road.

 

Crews work to clear debris from U.S. 2 on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2022 after the Bolt Creek fire destabilized the steep terrain. (Lauren Bonney, PIO NW team 8)

Bolt Creek fire grows as containment efforts expand

Baring and Grotto residents can return home, but all are asked to stay vigilant and be cautious as new hazards emerge.

 

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Man dead in ‘suspicious’ homicide near Gold Bar

Detectives remained on scene in the 47900 block of the highway Thursday afternoon.

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Body of woman found in river near Wallace Falls identified

Alisonstar Molaf was hiking with a friend when they were separated Friday, authorities say.

Body of woman, 25, found near Wallace Falls Saturday

The woman was reportedy hiking with a friend the day before when the pair got separated, authorities say.

Police: Driver was drunk when he killed pedestrian on U.S. 2

Christopher Kelly, 49, of Gold Bar, is being investigated for vehicular homicide in the death of Martin Milburn, 60, of Sultan.

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Pedestrian hit, killed by car on US 2 in Gold Bar

A man was walking on the highway’s shoulder when he was struck by westbound car. The driver was arrested.

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Sultan man wanted in Washington, Idaho arrested in Montana

Jesse Spitzer, 30, is accused of multiple thefts and was on the run from law enforcement for a week.

Jesse Spitzer (Snohomish County Sheriff's Office)
Jesse Spitzer (Snohomish County Sheriff's Office)

Wanted man fled from Gold Bar to Idaho, police say

Jesse Spitzer, 30, who has a history of violence against officers, is wanted for felonies in two states.

Jesse Spitzer (Snohomish County Sheriff's Office)

Resident escapes burning trailer near Gold Bar

Nobody was injured in the fire Saturday, but the home was destroyed.

Terry Kill with his wife Twyla Kill at there home in Gold Bar on November 3, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

‘I was melted’: But he survived blast of gasoline-fed flames

A burn barrel accident left Terry Kill, of Gold Bar, with third-degree burns. Now he’s warning others not to repeat his mistake.

Terry Kill with his wife Twyla Kill at there home in Gold Bar on November 3, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Jordan Sears (left) and Steven Yarbrough.

In mayor race separated by 38 years, Gold Bar goes with experience

Steven Yarbrough, 60, will lead the city after pulling ahead of 22-year-old Jordan Sears in the election.

Jordan Sears (left) and Steven Yarbrough.
A semi truck head-on crashed with a passenger vehicle on U.S. 2 on Saturday morning, Oct. 20, 2021. (Washington State Patrol)

UPDATE: U.S. 2 east of Gold Bar has reopened after crash

No serious injuries were reported, which was “unfathomable,” a state trooper reported.

A semi truck head-on crashed with a passenger vehicle on U.S. 2 on Saturday morning, Oct. 20, 2021. (Washington State Patrol)
Jordan Sears (left) and Steven Yarbrough.

Nearly four decades separate Gold Bar’s mayoral candidates

Jordan Sears, 22, got an early start in politics. Steven Yarbrough, 60, says his opponent “needs more seasoning.”

Jordan Sears (left) and Steven Yarbrough.

Gold Bar man airlifted after trying to start fire with gas

The man suffered severe burns after he used gasoline to start a fire in his yard.

Jason Dominguez (left). (Caleb Hutton / The Herald)

Jury finds former Monroe prison guard guilty of child rape

Jason Dominguez, a former Girl Scouts volunteer, did not testify. A jury needed less than three hours to convict him.

Jason Dominguez (left). (Caleb Hutton / The Herald)
Mark Bond, a retired Snohomish County sheriff's deputy, looks over evidence with deputy prosecutor prosecuting Martina Wong, right, Friday morning during the trial of Jason Dominguez at the Snohomish County Superior Court in Everett on October 1, 2021.   (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Prison guard, Gold Bar PTO president on trial for child rape

Jason Dominguez has been in jail since October 2019. A girl accusing him of rape took the witness stand Friday.

Mark Bond, a retired Snohomish County sheriff's deputy, looks over evidence with deputy prosecutor prosecuting Martina Wong, right, Friday morning during the trial of Jason Dominguez at the Snohomish County Superior Court in Everett on October 1, 2021.   (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
The site of a new development along May Creek Road next to the entrance of Wallace Falls State Park on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021 in Gold Bar, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Gold Bar considers home parking permits near Wallace Falls

In the past, parking spilled from Wallace Falls State Park into town. Decals could avoid conflicts.

The site of a new development along May Creek Road next to the entrance of Wallace Falls State Park on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021 in Gold Bar, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Sultan police looking for tips after rash of car prowls

On Sunday, the department responded to 20 reports at Sportsman Park and trailheads near Gold Bar.