Granite Falls

Daughter of murdered man wants killer to stay in prison

It took a long time before she made the decision. Mayume Varnell Carelli wasn’t going to be consumed with thoughts of her father’s… Continue reading

Suspect says he used lawful force when he shot another man

George Hatt Jr. doesn’t deny he killed a man in 2015 but it wasn’t a cold-blooded murder like prosecutors make it out to… Continue reading

Front Porch: Caregivers, CPR, scholarship, citizen police

Caregiver class: Parents and caregivers of a child or teen with mental health issues are invited to a free six-week course from the National Alliance… Continue reading

Enjoy barns, burgers, brews on the McClinchy Mile Bike Ride

Several hundred bicyclists are expected to tour north Snohomish County this weekend. The 35th annual McClinchy Mile Bike Ride is set for Sunday,… Continue reading

Chronic absences raise alarms in Snohomish County schools

Nearly one of every seven students attending public schools in Snohomish County is considered a frequent no-show in the classroom. Missing school is… Continue reading

This Granite Falls senior has airplanes in her future

Cassie Collinge, 18, is a senior at Granite Falls High School. She plans to study aerospace engineering at the University of Washington… Continue reading

Air Force veteran challenging Nehring for County Council seat

Raymond Miller, a Democrat, has announced plans to run for the Snohomish County Council’s District 1. Miller, a 67-year-old Air Force veteran from… Continue reading

Man found in Granite Falls ditch apparently hit with bat

A man was hospitalized Friday after he apparently was hit in the head with a baseball bat. The 30-year-old had been dropped… Continue reading

No charges in Granite Falls fistfight that led to death

An angry exchange of words at a Granite Falls gas station in September led to a fist fight that ended in a… Continue reading

Granite Falls teen serves as Legislative page

Orion Green, a freshman at Granite Falls High School, recently worked as a page in the state Senate in Olympia. He was sponsored by Sen.… Continue reading

Crossroads senior has passion for ‘everything creative’

Jacob Kerst, 18, is a senior at Crossroads High School who is finishing the final requirements for graduation despite missing his freshman… Continue reading

State auditors want Granite Falls purchasing process improved

State auditors have asked city officials here to improve the way they handle large purchases. Cities are required to go through a… Continue reading

Lake Stevens voters OK taxing area for a new library

Voters here have formed a taxing area for a new library but fell short of the turnout needed to approve a bond… Continue reading

Granite Falls honors staff, students

The Granite Falls School District announced its second quarter Success in Education award winners. Staff members Jon Thompson (middle school reading and language teacher) and… Continue reading

Lake Stevens library bond still short of passing

A bond to pay for a new Lake Stevens Library still needs 768 more ballots to be counted in order to pass.… Continue reading

Voter turnout creeps toward minimum for Lake Stevens library

There still aren’t enough ballots counted to pass a $17 million bond measure to build a new library here. The second round… Continue reading

Lake Stevens voters leaning toward approving library

Voters in Stanwood and on Camano Island were well on their way to approving a $147.5 million bond for a new high school,… Continue reading

Darrington group pushes back on North Cascades grizzly plan

Kevin Ashe and Walt Dortch know the importance of grizzly bears. The large, roaming predators’ hunting and foraging habits once helped shape the… Continue reading

Ballots due in Lake Stevens, Granite Falls and Stanwood-Camano

Valentines aren’t the only items that need to be mailed or dropped off Tuesday. It’s the last day to send or turn in… Continue reading

Team to plan trail maintenance in Morning Star conservation area

A team has formed to start drafting a trails plan for the state’s largest natural resources conservation area. The state Department of Natural… Continue reading