Granite Falls

Death of missing woman, found in woods, called suspicious

Vera Izhevskiy, of Whatcom County, went missing in November 2016. Her remains were found near Verlot.

 

Granite Falls schools superintendent to retire in June

Linda Hall shared the news Thursday. The board plans to discuss hiring at its Wednesday meeting.

 

Granite Falls High senior Aleksander Dimitrov has worked in robotics and on the school’s Eco Car, but his goal is to become a software engineer. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Making video games is part of this teen’s career path

Aleksander Dimitrov, of Granite Falls, wants to become a software engineer.

Granite Falls High senior Aleksander Dimitrov has worked in robotics and on the school’s Eco Car, but his goal is to become a software engineer. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Forest ranger’s retirement is blocked by border-wall standoff

While waiting for separation papers to be processed, “I’m trying to stay non-political as best I can.”

Granite Falls, Meadowdale seeing money flow for salmon work

Projects on the Pilchuck River and at Meadowdale Beach are among nearly $18 million awarded statewide

Granite Falls honors Success in Education winners

The Granite Falls School District recently honored its first quarter Success in Education award winners, honoring students who “show an understanding of the importance of… Continue reading

Mayume Carelli’s home is filled with faces of people she loves. Her dad, Dan Varnell (center) was murdered by Gail Brashear in 1996. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Court orders state to release Snohomish County killer

Gail Brashear was 15 when she stabbed a man to death near Granite Falls.

Mayume Carelli’s home is filled with faces of people she loves. Her dad, Dan Varnell (center) was murdered by Gail Brashear in 1996. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Sorry, no turn lane planned on Highway 92 near Granite Falls

The state says it would have to widen the road to add one at Sleepy Hollow Road.

Jury deadlocked in revenge case against slain man’s mother

Prosecutors say the woman set the killer’s house on fire as retaliation. A judge ordered a mistrial.

No, a Discover Pass doesn’t permit chopping down big trees

Two men are accused of poaching $12,000 worth of public timber. Their Discover Pass excuse didn’t fly.

Tulalip Tribes restoration ecologist Brett Shattuck, in red vest, takes a tour up the steps of the Pilchuck Dam along the Pilchuck River on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 in Granite Falls. A joint project by the Tribes and the city of Snohomish intends to remove the dam by the fall of 2020. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Dam demolition would let Pilchuck River run free

The city of Snohomish and the Tulalip Tribes hope to restore steelhead, chinook and coho runs.

Tulalip Tribes restoration ecologist Brett Shattuck, in red vest, takes a tour up the steps of the Pilchuck Dam along the Pilchuck River on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 in Granite Falls. A joint project by the Tribes and the city of Snohomish intends to remove the dam by the fall of 2020. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

A Berniecrat win on Trump turf may not be too far-fetched

Democrat Ivan Lewis is battling Republican Robert Sutherland, and history, in the 39th district.

Homecoming prince asks grandmother to Granite Falls dance

Cheryl Wilson helped raise her grandson, Maccoy Christy. He wanted to show her his appreciation.

Test scores: Math still a struggle; science turnout low

There was a new science test in spring 2018. It’s not yet required to graduate, so many didn’t take it.

Mountlake Terrace sophomore Tommy Tran reads and takes notes during a World History 10 class on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 in Mountlake Terrace, Wa. The number of high school credits required to graduate is increasing to 24 at the state level for the class of 2019. With a standard schedule of six daily classes for four years, a student would need to pass every course. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

No room for error: Students need more credits to graduate

Schools are boosting existing programs and adding new ones to help students keep up.

Mountlake Terrace sophomore Tommy Tran reads and takes notes during a World History 10 class on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 in Mountlake Terrace, Wa. The number of high school credits required to graduate is increasing to 24 at the state level for the class of 2019. With a standard schedule of six daily classes for four years, a student would need to pass every course. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Legal community rallies behind a challenger in judicial race

Sitting judges usually face no opposition, but this year’s race in Cascade District Court is different.

Verlot Corridor Manager Erica Keene laughs as Richard Bake, tech support for Snohomish County, talks to a 911 operator after installing the new pay phone at the Verlot Public Service Center on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018 in Verlot, Wa. The installation by Snohomish County puts a permanent payphone in the town of Verlot, a valuable public safety asset in an area with little cellphone service. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

County, forest service install new payphone in Verlot

On the Mountain Loop Highway, where cell service is nonexistent, there are few options to call 911.

Verlot Corridor Manager Erica Keene laughs as Richard Bake, tech support for Snohomish County, talks to a 911 operator after installing the new pay phone at the Verlot Public Service Center on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018 in Verlot, Wa. The installation by Snohomish County puts a permanent payphone in the town of Verlot, a valuable public safety asset in an area with little cellphone service. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Hunters asked to look for signs of missing hiker Sam Sayers

A new sign campaign tells deer hunters to look for any trace of missing Seattle hiker.

David Stodden passes a polygraph, hopes for tips in slayings

It has been more than 12 years since his wife and daughter were shot on the Pinnacle Lake trail.