Work on damaged Index-Galena route could begin in 2019

Most of the work is done, but a half a mile of the roadway is still under water.

Sedro-Woolley mayor chosen to fill vacant state Senate seat

Keith Wagoner will need to run, and win, in this year’s election if he wants to continue serving.

Trump administration halts work on Cascades grizzly plan

The U.S. Department of the Interior reportedly ordered an end to work on a key bear planning document.

Motorcyclist dies in crash on US 2 near Skykomish

The motorcycle collided with a van. The impact caused at least one of the vehicles to catch fire.

Thieves break into, damage historic fire lookout near Index

The cost to repair and replace stolen items likely will exceed $3,000 according to the U.S. Forest Service.

Hundreds donate to preserve Bridal Veil Falls, Lake Serene

With that support, a nonprofit expects to purchase land from Weyerhaeuser — after some logging.

County’s revamped website tracks flooding on local rivers

“People can use it to decide when to take action, such as turning off utilities … or evacuating.”

Distress beacon leads rescuers to Pacific Crest Trail hikers

Two men in their 20s had encountered snow and waited two nights for a helicopter rescue.

Q&A with candidates running for Snohomish County Council

Republican incumbent Sam Low faces Democratic challenger Kristin Kelly in District 5.

Landowners along Snohomish, Skykomish rivers invited to forum

The event aims to give people along east county’s waterways a chance to talk about issues.

Popular hiking trails near Index to close Sept. 25

Popular hiking trails to Lake Serene and Bridal Veil Falls are set to close Sept. 25 as a safety precaution during a planned… Continue reading

Volunteers fall in to spruce up Eagle Falls near Index

They watched graffiti pass by as they paddled along the river. The boulders that line the South Fork Skykomish River had become a… 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 with injured ankle evacuated from Lake Serene trail

A Puyallup woman was carried off the rugged trail to Lake Serene on Sunday after she injured her leg. The woman, 49, rolled… Continue reading

Medical examiner’s office identifies woman who drowned

The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified a Texas woman who fell into the Skykomish River near Sunset Falls on June 27.… Continue reading

Body spotted in Skykomish River downstream of Sunset Falls

Search and rescue crews converged on the Skykomish River on Tuesday evening after a body was spotted floating downstream from where a woman… Continue reading

Officials look for possible victim in house fire near Index

A fire burned a home to the ground south of Index Monday morning. Firefighters were looking through debris for a person who may… Continue reading