Climber who fell at Index wall suffers serious back injury

A sheriff’s helicopter flew him to the hospital after he was rescued on Saturday.


Climber seriously hurt in fall at Index Town Wall

The climber fell about 30 feet, officials said.


Snow slide blocks both sides of U.S. 2 to traffic

The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for the mountains in Snohomish County.


Snohomish County PUD scraps Skykomish River hydroelectric dam

The proposed Sunset Fish Passage and Energy Project had been controversial since 2011.

Interior secretary supports the return of grizzly bears here

Ryan Zinke said he favors re-introducing them to the North Cascades ecosystem.

Sky Valley honors its own

Civic and nonprofit groups in Sultan, Gold Bar, Index and Skykomish gather to recognize volunteers.

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.