Granite Falls

County Council postpones decision on Bothell zoning changes

Representatives wonder how to protect rural properties from sprawl without being unfair.

Injured hiker rescued near Granite Falls

Woman fell and hit her head on a rock Saturday, and her condition worsened overnight.

Definitely not Christmas in July for parched young trees

“I live in Washington. I should not have to water a Christmas tree,” says one grower. But they did.

Community Transit donates vans, buses to nonprofits

Community Transit recently donated 10 vehicles to 12 local community organizations. The vehicles had reached the end of their service life at the agency. Since… Continue reading

Man accidentally shot in the shoulder at Granite Falls home

Someone was inspecting the rifle when it fired, police say. A child was in the house.

Dozens of car break-ins reported at Mountain Loop trailheads

He urges hikers to bring everything in their packs, even car registration papers. A fresh spate of vehicle break-ins have been reported at… Continue reading

‘Dirt therapy’: Veterans volunteer down on the farms

Tucked in among the row of booths at the Marysville Farmer’s Market is one offering both fresh food and help to veterans. The… Continue reading

Collegiate honor society inductees

Local residents initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi: Arizona State University: Corrie Wilder, of Bothell, Sarah Blais and Linda Walsh, both of… Continue reading

Agencies hope to simplify the maze of recreational fees

Representatives from state and federal agencies, outdoor recreation groups and nonprofits are working on plans that could change the way people pay to… Continue reading

Woman accused of burning down son’s killer’s home

Cindy Wilson turned over the pink Bic lighter to sheriff’s deputies. She allegedly admitted she used the lighter to start a fire… Continue reading

New ballot box up outside Granite Falls Library

A ballot drop box has been added outside the Granite Falls Library at 815 E. Galena St. It’s the newest of 13… Continue reading

Campground hosts are a major boon to Snohomish County

Lamont Olson sipped Coca-Cola out of a plastic cup and steered a golf cart around the campground, waving as he passed guests.… Continue reading

Granite Falls man sentenced nearly 36 years for murder

Andrew Spencer’s 10-year-old daughter wrote her father’s killer a letter. “I want to know why you had to kill my dad,” the girl… Continue reading

‘Immortalized’: Lake Roesiger pioneer’s journals published

Richard Roesiger’s grandson once said his grandfather’s journals would make a good movie script. There were deadly property disputes, brutal winters and… Continue reading

Rescuers take another injured hiker off Mount Pilchuck

Rescuers on Monday responded to an emergency call on Mount Pilchuck for the seventh time in less than a month. A woman… Continue reading

Despite critics, Nate Nehring racking up endorsements

As Nate Nehring’s political opponents have assailed his youth and brief work history, the appointed Snohomish County councilman has stayed busy winning over… Continue reading

Hikers on Mount Pilchuck keep rescuers busy

A string of rescues on Mount Pilchuck continued this week with another hiker needing help off the mountain. It was the fifth… Continue reading

Hikers urged to be wary of conditions at Mount Pilchuck

A spate of rescues has authorities warning hikers about deceiving conditions on Mount Pilchuck. Snohomish County Search &Rescue was called to the… Continue reading

Summer meal programs for low-income kids ready to start soon

Tens of thousands of fruit cups, cracker packs, cheese sticks and cartons of milk were served to children in Snohomish County last summer.… Continue reading