Granite Falls

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.

Wizards and wandlore: Hogwarts comes to Granite Falls

The line was out the door as young wizards and witches visited booths such as the Ministry of Magic.

Caution! Snow and ice collapsing above Big Four Ice Caves

Officials remind people to stay clear of the area, a popular but sometimes deadly destination.

Mountain bike riders Mike McGuire, left, Keith Goodnight and Frank Rentko ride by horse riders Janet Berko and Catherine Collins, right, on a trail at Lord Hill Park on Saturday, June 16, 2018 in Snohomish, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Mountain bike riders Mike McGuire, left, Keith Goodnight and Frank Rentko ride by horse riders Janet Berko and Catherine Collins, right, on a trail at Lord Hill Park on Saturday, June 16, 2018 in Snohomish, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
A mother hands her child a strawberry as families with children and teens eat at the Summer Free Lunch Program in the cafeteria at Sunnycrest Elementary on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 in Lake Stevens, Wa. This is the seventh summer of free lunches in Lake Stevens and the second at Sunnycrest.(Andy Bronson / The Herald)
A mother hands her child a strawberry as families with children and teens eat at the Summer Free Lunch Program in the cafeteria at Sunnycrest Elementary on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 in Lake Stevens, Wa. This is the seventh summer of free lunches in Lake Stevens and the second at Sunnycrest.(Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Granite Falls alum earns juris doctor from Duke

Katie Christensen graduated May 13 from Duke University with her juris doctor of law. Christensen, a 2011 graduate of Granite Falls High School, earlier received… Continue reading

Granite Falls to offer youth football for free

Participation numbers have nearly doubled since the Granite Falls Youth Athletic Association’s move.

Red brick path in Granite Falls will honor those who served

Nearly 400 names have been submitted for the walkway planned for the new high school grandstands.

Snohomish County native shares Stanley Cup triumph with dad

T.J. Oshie’s father, Tim, suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, and T.J.’s moving post-game interview tugged at the heartstrings.

Granite Falls recognizes Success in Education Award winners

The Granite Falls School District on May 16 honored quarterly Success in Education Award winners. Granite Falls High School winners were Meckenzie Hagan and Remington… Continue reading

Capitals rout Vegas 6-2, move a win away from winning Stanley Cup

T.J. Oshie, who lived in Everett and Stanwood as a youngster, scored a goal for Washington.

Problems revealed in Granite Falls School District audit

Salary and benefit costs that were paid for with federal grant money were not properly documented.

Dramatic helicopter rescue of fallen hiker with broken leg

She was by a small waterfall on steep snow. The county Helicopter Rescue Team hoisted her to safety.

Hiker with a broken leg near Granite Falls airlifted to hospital

The injury occurred in the Gothic Basin/Foggy Peak area of Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.

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