Granite Falls

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue unit and volunteers from Snohomish County Volunteer Search and Rescue completed a 20-hour overnight rescue mission on Three Fingers Mountain at about 7 a.m. Monday. (Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office) 20211011

20-hour mission rescues 2 hikers on Three Fingers mountain

They were at an elevation of 6,800 feet when they alerted authorities they were stranded Sunday.

 

The South Fork Stillaguamish River runs through a new location past a man-made meander jam, large woody material jam and a live crib wall to help guide its new course on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021 in Verlot, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

At Gold Basin, a river is moved to save endangered salmon

A landslide had been dumping more than 40,000 tons of silt a year into the river. Not anymore.

 

Police: Arlington teen threatened to bomb school

The 13-year-old told a Granite Falls Middle School student she was going to die.

 

After a son shot his father, it’s dad who’s in jail

The man, 54, is accused of killing a dog, assaulting two people and violating a protection order.

Zach Graham stands in front of a newly restored Three Fingers Lookout. (Friends of Three Fingers Lookout)

Volunteers give makeover to precarious Three Fingers Lookout

Up high, with cliffs on all sides, the 90-year-old hut got much-needed new windows, shutters and paint.

Zach Graham stands in front of a newly restored Three Fingers Lookout. (Friends of Three Fingers Lookout)

Granite Falls altercation: Dog killed, man shot in head

A 20-year-old man allegedly shot an intruder, 54, who threatened two people and killed their dog.

Man shot in Granite Falls flown to Seattle hospital

The shooting occurred late Monday afternoon. Sheriff’s deputies detained a man.

Elizabeth Panagos kisses her son Paxton through her mask as she drops him off for his first day of kindergarten at Mountain Way Elementary on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021 in Granite Falls, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Masks on, at a distance, students begin a new year of school

Nervous and excited students filtered back into classrooms full-time in five districts in Snohomish County.

Elizabeth Panagos kisses her son Paxton through her mask as she drops him off for his first day of kindergarten at Mountain Way Elementary on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021 in Granite Falls, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Mountain Loop Highway stretch to drop to one lane

Snohomish County crews will replace a culvert to improve fish passage.

Nate Nehring (left), Nicole Ng-A-Qui (center), Richard Yust.

Nehring faces two Democrats in County Council primary

Nicole Ng-A-Qui and Richard Yust are running to unseat the Republican, who joined the council in 2017.

Nate Nehring (left), Nicole Ng-A-Qui (center), Richard Yust.

Granite Falls couple killed in Bellingham motorcycle crash

John and Mary Anderson died when their Harley Davidson collided with a pickup truck Saturday.

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.

Police: Man stabbed stranger at Green Mountain campsite

The suspect was invited into a family’s camp area, then allegedly got drunk and attacked.

Ryan Whitton, executive director of the Granite Falls Food Bank, unloads donated foods from a truck on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 in Granite Falls, Washington. Whitton became the executive director at the age of 22 in November 2020.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

‘I was that kid’: At 22, food bank leader’s past motivates him

The Granite Falls Food Bank’s first paid executive director has a hard-earned sense of empathy.

Ryan Whitton, executive director of the Granite Falls Food Bank, unloads donated foods from a truck on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 in Granite Falls, Washington. Whitton became the executive director at the age of 22 in November 2020.  (Andy Bronson / 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)
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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.
Jude Jackson, a senior at Crossroads High School, on Friday, April 23, 2021 in Granite Falls, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Jude Jackson changed schools, went to the top of his class

He is the first in his family to graduate from high school, an achievement he described as “surreal.”

Jude Jackson, a senior at Crossroads High School, on Friday, April 23, 2021 in Granite Falls, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Panel to hear input on 1st Congressional District boundaries

Residents can tell commissioners how they would draw boundaries during the redistricting process.

A moment of silence is observed by those gathered in Lundeen Park in Lake Stevens to mark the one-year anniversary of the death of George Floyd. Taken May 25, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Remembering George Floyd

People gathered in Lake Stevens to mark one year since a death that changed the conversation in America.

A moment of silence is observed by those gathered in Lundeen Park in Lake Stevens to mark the one-year anniversary of the death of George Floyd. Taken May 25, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)