Granite Falls

Q&A with Granite Falls cross country runner Isaac Cortes

The Tigers’ senior ran a mile in just over 6 minutes as a 5th-grader and is a devoted church member.

 

People load timber rounds that were illegally felled off the Mountain Loop Highway on state land east of Granite Falls. The firewood was delivered to area food banks. (Washington State Department of Natural Resources)

Hung jury can’t decide if Everett man poached public timber

The man, 31, testified he thought a Discover Pass gave him the right to harvest firewood on forest land.

 

Falling tree injures 69-year-old hiker on Lake 22 trail

The woman suffered from neck and back pain. Volunteer rescuers carried her back to the trailhead.

 

Camano Island man home after heart attack on trail, rescue

Randy Belles felt a pain in his chest while hiking near Vesper Peak. He recounted his rescue by helicopter.

ATVs to be allowed on many rural county roads under 35 mph

The County Council voted Wednesday to open up roads east of Highway 9 and some north of Marysville.

Follow the yellow brick road to Granite Falls’ house of Oz

For this woman with a lifelong love of the Emerald City, there’s no place like home.

Map of the Highway 92 - Little Pilchuck Creek fish passage project. (The state Department of Transportation)

Weekend closure coming to Highway 92 near Lake Stevens

Crews will be finishing up a fish passage project along Little Pilchuck Creek.

Map of the Highway 92 - Little Pilchuck Creek fish passage project. (The state Department of Transportation)

After a decade of planning, Granite Falls has new City Hall

This project is only the beginning of a revitalized downtown. More work is set to begin in the fall.

Gotta dump and run? Check transfer station lines out first

Snohomish County Public Works has installed live traffic webcams at five solid waste facilities.

Dog abduction gone bad sends two men to the county doghouse

The suspects allegedly tried to take the dog at knifepoint and threatened to kill the people at home.

A helicopter crew scours rough terrain Sunday, Aug. 5, at Vesper Peak, in the search for missing hiker Sam Sayers, of Seattle. She went missing Aug. 1, on the hike about 30 miles east of Granite Falls. (Caleb Hutton / The Herald)

A year later, no plans to renew search for hiker Sam Sayers

The Seattle woman went missing on Vesper Peak last August. An 8,000-hour search turned up no sign of her.

A helicopter crew scours rough terrain Sunday, Aug. 5, at Vesper Peak, in the search for missing hiker Sam Sayers, of Seattle. She went missing Aug. 1, on the hike about 30 miles east of Granite Falls. (Caleb Hutton / The Herald)

Superintendent brings decades of experience to Granite Falls

Josh Middleton hopes to build relationships in the district. He’s heading into his first school year.

Drew Bakgaard cleans up after breakfast as his dog Luka licks a skillet, which Drew calls “the pre-rinse cycle,” while camping at Gold Basin Campground on Friday. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Closed for 5 years, Gold Basin Campground is open again

It was closed due to potential landslides. It’s the biggest campground on the Mountain Loop Highway.

Drew Bakgaard cleans up after breakfast as his dog Luka licks a skillet, which Drew calls “the pre-rinse cycle,” while camping at Gold Basin Campground on Friday. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

An era is ending for once bustling Camp Silverton

Kids started to learn in nature there in the 1940s. Most buildings at the site have been torn down.

Man has serious injuries after crash south of Granite Falls

A motorcyclist collided with a car near Lake Bosworth, on Newberg Road south of Granite Falls.

Detectives seek tips on I-5 fatal collision near Marysville

Daniel Aquino Indalecio, 22, of Granite Falls, died in the crash on June 22.

Blight ravages the western hemlock, Washington’s state tree

Scientists suspect a combination of drought and fungus is killing patches of the iconic evergreen.

Granite Falls has chosen a new school superintendent

Josh Middleton is set to begin on July 1. His contract is expected to be final this week.

2 finalists chosen for Granite Falls schools superintendent

The public is invited to meet them Tuesday. A new leader is set to begin in July.