Granite Falls

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.

 

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.

Granite Falls leaders decide to keep sewer hookups on pause

Development was set to outpace sewer capacity, and upgrades could cost more than $15 million.

Anonymous youth survey to tackle tough topics

The state Healthy Youth Survey, given every other year, is scheduled for this month. It is optional.

Myths were busted when 1,500 equestrians were surveyed

Snohomish County’s Horses Count shows a desire for more trails and camping areas for riders.

Editorial board interview: 1st Congressional District

In this video, the Herald opinion editor questions U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene and challenger Jeffrey Beeler.

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.

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 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)