Granite Falls

Study that could pave parts of Mountain Loop nearly finished

Study that could pave parts of Mountain Loop nearly finished

Presentations last week detailed three different options. Research should be complete in May.

Study that could pave parts of Mountain Loop nearly finished
Getting to know Snohomish County? Here are 19 scenic drives

Getting to know Snohomish County? Here are 19 scenic drives

There’s a lot beyond that worn-out stretch of I-5. We compiled this list of essential routes.

Getting to know Snohomish County? Here are 19 scenic drives
Pilchuck Dam removal would clear the way for salmon

Pilchuck Dam removal would clear the way for salmon

Backers of the fish-habitat project near Granite Falls have scheduled a March 19 open house.

Pilchuck Dam removal would clear the way for salmon
Kids at Granite Falls Boys & Girls Club get 2,500 new books

Kids at Granite Falls Boys & Girls Club get 2,500 new books

The club’s book selection was depleted, and the donation will expand the available reading material.

Kids at Granite Falls Boys & Girls Club get 2,500 new books
Tim Eyman’s latest $30 car tab initiative will impact more than just Sound Transit projects. (Sue Misao / The Herald)                                Tim Eyman’s latest $30 car tab initiative will impact more than just Sound Transit projects. (Sue Misao / The Herald)
Tim Eyman’s latest $30 car tab initiative will impact more than just Sound Transit projects. (Sue Misao / The Herald)                                Tim Eyman’s latest $30 car tab initiative will impact more than just Sound Transit projects. (Sue Misao / The Herald)
Big Four Mountain stands tall in the background on a sunny day at the Big Four Ice Caves Picnic Area off the Mountain Loop Highway on Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. (Daniella Beccaria / For The Herald)

Is it time to pave the entire Mountain Loop Highway?

Research began a year ago and was slated to finish last month. A focus was the road’s gravel portion.

Big Four Mountain stands tall in the background on a sunny day at the Big Four Ice Caves Picnic Area off the Mountain Loop Highway on Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. (Daniella Beccaria / For The Herald)
About a dozen lanes converge at the intersection of highways 9 and 204 in front of the Frontier Village Shopping Center in Lake Stevens. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

Maybe 4 roundabouts can fix this nightmare intersection

There’s a new plan for that junk of a junction where highways 9 and 204 meet in Lake Stevens.

About a dozen lanes converge at the intersection of highways 9 and 204 in front of the Frontier Village Shopping Center in Lake Stevens. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)
Death of missing woman, found in woods, called suspicious

Death of missing woman, found in woods, called suspicious

Vera Izhevskiy, of Whatcom County, went missing in November 2016. Her remains were found near Verlot.

Death of missing woman, found in woods, called suspicious
Measles outbreak is a teaching moment — for parents
Measles outbreak is a teaching moment — for parents
Granite Falls schools superintendent to retire in June

Granite Falls schools superintendent to retire in June

Linda Hall shared the news Thursday. The board plans to discuss hiring at its Wednesday meeting.

Granite Falls schools superintendent to retire in June
Granite Falls High senior Aleksander Dimitrov has worked in robotics and on the school’s Eco Car, but his goal is to become a software engineer. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Making video games is part of this teen’s career path

Aleksander Dimitrov, of Granite Falls, wants to become a software engineer.

Granite Falls High senior Aleksander Dimitrov has worked in robotics and on the school’s Eco Car, but his goal is to become a software engineer. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Forest ranger’s retirement is blocked by border-wall standoff

Forest ranger’s retirement is blocked by border-wall standoff

While waiting for separation papers to be processed, “I’m trying to stay non-political as best I can.”

Forest ranger’s retirement is blocked by border-wall standoff
Granite Falls, Meadowdale seeing money flow for salmon work

Granite Falls, Meadowdale seeing money flow for salmon work

Projects on the Pilchuck River and at Meadowdale Beach are among nearly $18 million awarded statewide

Granite Falls, Meadowdale seeing money flow for salmon work

Granite Falls honors Success in Education winners

The Granite Falls School District recently honored its first quarter Success in Education award winners, honoring students who “show an understanding of the importance of… Continue reading

Mayume Carelli’s home is filled with faces of people she loves. Her dad, Dan Varnell (center) was murdered by Gail Brashear in 1996. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Court orders state to release Snohomish County killer

Gail Brashear was 15 when she stabbed a man to death near Granite Falls.

Mayume Carelli’s home is filled with faces of people she loves. Her dad, Dan Varnell (center) was murdered by Gail Brashear in 1996. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Sorry, no turn lane planned on Highway 92 near Granite Falls

The state says it would have to widen the road to add one at Sleepy Hollow Road.

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

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.

No, a Discover Pass doesn’t permit chopping down big trees
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.

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)
A Berniecrat win on Trump turf may not be too far-fetched

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.

A Berniecrat win on Trump turf may not be too far-fetched
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