Granite Falls

Sutherland counting on the ‘R,’ not the green, to win House

The GOP candidate has raised little money, and state House Republicans don’t have much to help him out.

 

Madison Smith paints a stall in the girls room Tuesday afternoon at Crossroads High School in Granite Falls on September 11, 2018. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

The writing on the stalls: Students paint messages of hope

Crossroads High School students decorated the school’s restroom stalls with images and quotes.

 

The 8,000-hour search to #findsamsayers on Vesper Peak

The family of Sam Sayers presses on with a renewed search, six weeks after she went missing.

 

Pacific Crest Trail hiker, 70, tells wife he’s not missing

A search had started Monday near Glacier Peak, when his daily check-ins with his wife went silent.

Devin Boyd at Forester Pass in Sequoia National Park. At 13,200 feet it is the highest point on the Pacific Crest Trail. (Photo Devin Boyd)

On Pacific Crest Trail, some days golden, other times down

Before his 21st birthday, he left his Granite Falls home to “get out there” and hike 1,200 miles.

Devin Boyd at Forester Pass in Sequoia National Park. At 13,200 feet it is the highest point on the Pacific Crest Trail. (Photo Devin Boyd)

Cheer squads attend summer camps to hone skills

Local high school cheerleaders participated in Universal Cheerleaders Association camps this summer and earned recognition. Teens attended UCA camps at the University of Puget Sound,… Continue reading

Options for improving Mountain Loop to be laid out in study

It’s an early step in a long process to review possibilities for the scenic byway.

Search suspended for Vesper Peak hiker missing since Aug. 1

“We have exhausted all leads and tips,” said a Snohomish County sheriff’s sergeant.

Search for missing hiker at 3 weeks: Family clings to hope

“We’re hunting every angle,” says the boyfriend of Samantha Sayers, 28, who went missing Aug. 1.

Crews continue searching for hiker missing near Vesper Peak

A helicopter and boat crew were working the area on Friday, the sheriff’s office said.

After intensive weeklong search, no trace of Seattle hiker

Samantha Sayers climbed rugged Vesper Peak, a mountain familiar to her, then vanished.

Wildfires burning near Granite Falls and Oso

Blazes near Canyon Creek and on Wheeler Mountain started Sunday.

Brazen behavior by bears reported along Mountain Loop

Foresters issue warnings after an unusually high number of ursine encounters.

Kya Lankford, 2 months, holds onto her mother’s finger at Lundeen Park on Friday, July 27, 2018 in Lake Stevens, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Teen moms lean on one another in peer support program

“You see these moms and they’re doing it,” said Abigail Hulce, 19. “It gives you hope.”

Kya Lankford, 2 months, holds onto her mother’s finger at Lundeen Park on Friday, July 27, 2018 in Lake Stevens, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Rescuers searching for overdue hiker at Vesper Peak

A 911 caller reported around 1 a.m. that the woman had not returned.