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‘It took my breath away’: Lace up your hiking boots because spring is here
Heybrook Ridge Trail packs stunning views and a moss-covered forest in a 3.3 mile round-trip package.
Skykomish man dead after truck crashes on U.S. 2 near Index
The man, 69, was heading east when the Chevrolet Avalanche went off the road and landed on its side.
Work begins to stabilize Bolt Creek burn scar for winter weather
A U.S. Forest Service report released last week identified several high-risk areas for landslides and flooding.
‘We’ve seen this coming’: Sky Valley plans for next Bolt Creek-scale fire
U.S. 2 has long needed improvements, but the “unprecedented” blaze lit a fire under policymakers, so to speak.
Finally, rain in the forecast for Western Washington
As wildfires in the North Cascades continued to grow, a new weather pattern was expected to bring welcome change by Friday.
Smoky air to linger in Snohomish County, with no end in sight
The forecast is hazy, literally, with little rain on the horizon to dampen wildfires. In Western Washington. In mid-October.
U.S. 2 reopens east of Index as Bolt Creek wildfire moves north
The highway was blocked off earlier this week as the fire spread.
U.S. 2 closed near Skykomish as Bolt Creek fire spreads
The highway was closed from the Money Creek tunnel to Skykomish, mile posts 46 to 50.
US 2 now reopening Saturday, as Bolt Creek wildfire stays contained
The earlier-than-expected reopen date comes two weeks after the wildfire erupted north of Skykomish.
U.S. 2 to reopen Monday as Bolt Creek wildfire calms
The move comes two weeks after the fire north of Skykomish prompted the highway to close.
Bolt Creek wildfire now at 10,000 acres; U.S. 2 stays closed
Smoke flooded the Skykomish and Snoqualmie river valleys Monday, as winds shifted.
Scientists: Warming climate ‘loads the dice’ for wildfire in west Cascades
Heat plus spark times wind times fuel equaled a 9,440-acre wildfire. Record heat made the Cascades ripe for a fire like Bolt Creek.
Bolt Creek fire grows as containment efforts expand
Baring and Grotto residents can return home, but all are asked to stay vigilant and be cautious as new hazards emerge.
Even as flames are quelled, slopes of Bolt Creek fire remain dangerous
Trees and boulders could come down on steep hillsides scarred by fire. Rain could increase threats by loosening soils.
Bolt Creek fire remains in check, but U.S. 2 to stay closed for now
The highway will remain closed through the weekend. There is no firm reopening date.
Dogs, goats, horses among evacuees of chaotic Bolt Creek wildfire
It has been a stressful week for animals and their owners, who are looking forward to going home as the fire gets under control.
Reasons for optimism as Bolt Creek Fire remains in check
The fire’s size remained unchanged Wednesday at 9,400 acres. Officials said the cause had yet to be determined.
Evacuation order lifted for Index residents who fled Bolt Creek fire
The Bolt Creek fire was up to 9,400 acres, with 5 percent contained. Evacuation orders were downgraded as weather and winds shifted.
Wildfire smoke closes schools in Index, Sultan
Unhealthy air prompted the first wildfire-related closure in Sultan. Power was cut to Index, where students were told to evacuate.
Bolt Creek wildfire stalls at nearly 8,000 acres, 2 percent contained
Shifting winds and rain showers will likely lower the risk for homes in Index. Rocks have toppled on U.S. 2.