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A photo of "Tazz," an Argentine white Tegu still missing near Granite Falls. (Provided photo)

Tazz the missing tegu reunited with owner in Granite Falls

The 4-foot lizard went missing Friday evening. Searchers located him in a barn, 1 mile away from his home.

 

Granite Falls ‘10-foot alligator’ is actually a tegu named ‘Tazz’

Anybody who spots the docile lizard, last seen near Granite Falls, is asked to notify 911, so Tazz can be reunited with owner.

 

Firefighters and EMTs with Sky Valley Fire tour Eagle Falls while on an observational trip on Wednesday, July 10, 2024, near Index, Washington. (Jordan Hansen / The Herald)

Beautiful but deadly: Drownings common at Eagle Falls, other local waters

Locals and firefighters are sounding the alarm as Eagle Falls and the Granite Falls Fish Ladder have claimed five lives this year.

 

The Pilchuck River flows a few miles downstream from the location of a fish habitat restoration project along SR 92 on Friday, July 5, 2024, near Lake Stevens, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Project aims to restore fish habitat to the Pilchuck River

A $633,000 state project to restore along Highway 92 in the Pilchuck River will commence Monday.

The Pilchuck River flows a few miles downstream from the location of a fish habitat restoration project along SR 92 on Friday, July 5, 2024, near Lake Stevens, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Lake 22 trail will close Wednesday, July 10, 2024, and will remain closed through Oct. 10, 2024, for maintenance. This will give crews time to repair damage from flooding in December. (Provided by U.S. Forest Service)

One of Snohomish County’s most popular trails to close for 3 months

The Lake 22 trail will be closed from Wednesday to Oct. 10 due to flooding damage.

Lake 22 trail will close Wednesday, July 10, 2024, and will remain closed through Oct. 10, 2024, for maintenance. This will give crews time to repair damage from flooding in December. (Provided by U.S. Forest Service)
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Man drowns near Granite Falls Fish Ladder; second death this year

Almost 50 miles southeast, another man drowned near Eagle Falls on Thursday, marking the third drowning there this year.

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Woman accused of shooting man in chest near Verlot

Sheriff’s deputies arrested the woman following the apparent domestic violence assault about 12 miles east of Granite Falls.

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Man, 35, dies from heart attack while hiking Lake 22

The man suffered a heart attack about 1½ miles into the 6-mile hike east of Granite Falls on Friday, authorities said.

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The stairs to the Granite Falls Fishway on Oct. 7, 2018 in Granite Falls, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Crews recover body of teen who fell in Stillaguamish River

On May 19, the Lake Stevens man was hiking at the Granite Falls fish ladder when he slipped and fell into the river.

The stairs to the Granite Falls Fishway on Oct. 7, 2018 in Granite Falls, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
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Man presumed dead after fall into river near Granite Falls

Around 5 p.m. Sunday, the man fell off smooth rocks into the Stillaguamish River. Authorities searched for his body Monday.

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Authorities found King County woman Jane Tang who was missing since March 2 near Heather Lake. (Family photo)

Body of missing woman recovered near Heather Lake

Jane Tang, 61, told family she was going to a state park last month. Search teams found her body weeks later.

Authorities found King County woman Jane Tang who was missing since March 2 near Heather Lake. (Family photo)
Authorities are searching for a King County woman missing since Saturday near Heather Lake. (Family photo)

Rescue crews searching for woman missing for days near Heather Lake

The woman, 61, told her family she was going to a state park Saturday. Loved ones identified her as Jane Tang.

Authorities are searching for a King County woman missing since Saturday near Heather Lake. (Family photo)
Johnson De Vor opens a ventilation latch at the top of the van on Monday, Feb. 5, 2024 in Granite Falls, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Van scam swindled disabled Granite Falls woman out of $16K, she says

Mary Stevens, 54, said she trusted her contractor — until he missed deadlines, leading her to miss life events and doctor visits.

Johnson De Vor opens a ventilation latch at the top of the van on Monday, Feb. 5, 2024 in Granite Falls, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
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New superintendent picked for Granite Falls School District

The school board voted 5-0 to hire Dana Geaslen, an assistant superintendent in the Edmonds School District. She’s set to start July 1.

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Granite Falls parents charged in accidental fatal shooting of infant

Jesse Kitson, 32, and Arabella Watts, 26, were getting ready for dinner when they heard a bang in their living room.

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Remains of the truck that fell 400 feet off a steep embankment. (Kittitas County Sheriff)

Snohomish County hunters rescued after crashing, falling 400 feet

The pair from Granite Falls and Lake Stevens fell off an embankment in Kittitas County, leading to a high-angle rescue.

Remains of the truck that fell 400 feet off a steep embankment. (Kittitas County Sheriff)
The Snohomish County Jail is pictured on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2023, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Man, 38, who died in Snohomish County Jail identified

David Koeppen, of Florida, was the third inmate to die in the jail since September. He was being held on murder charges.

The Snohomish County Jail is pictured on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2023, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Spada Lake is seen from Culmback Dam on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2023, near Sultan, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Helicopter crash in Copper Lake sparks environmental, health concerns

Rangers hadn’t heard of fly-in tourism in the area — which can harm the wilderness and people downstream, advocates say.

Spada Lake is seen from Culmback Dam on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2023, near Sultan, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Lars Kundu wipes away tears during his sentencing Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023, at Snohomish County Superior Court in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

5 years after fatal hit and run, Lake Stevens man sentenced to prison

Lars Kundu, 28, pleaded guilty in May for the 2018 death of Chad Keeler. He was handed more than 6 years in prison Thursday.

Lars Kundu wipes away tears during his sentencing Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023, at Snohomish County Superior Court in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay walks into the Prohibition Grille along Hewitt Avenue in Everett Wednesday Dec. 5, 2012 while reportedly filming an episode of Kitchen Nightmares at the Everett restaurant. (Mark Mulligan / The Herald)

Even more films and TV shows filmed in Snohomish County

Readers point out projects previously missed in this series, from reality television to low-budget indie films.

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay walks into the Prohibition Grille along Hewitt Avenue in Everett Wednesday Dec. 5, 2012 while reportedly filming an episode of Kitchen Nightmares at the Everett restaurant. (Mark Mulligan / The Herald)