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Bruce Kimball navigates his way across one of two river crossings he has to make to connect to Index-Galena Road to reach his cabin on Sunday, May 9, 2021 in Index, Wash.

Wilderness awaits beyond the washout on Index-Galena Road

After 15 years, construction has begun, restoring connection to the Wild Sky and Blanca Lake.

 

Snohomish County Parks senior park ranger Chelsea Kapica stnds among old piers at Picnic Point Park on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2020 in Edmonds, Washington. the park is one of her favorites of the county's parks. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Meet your park ranger: ‘I knew I wanted a career in parks’

Chelsea Kapica, of Stanwood, has been with Snohomish County Parks for about seven years.

 

Traffic along Hwy 2 in Monroe of Sunday afternoon on March 7, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Gold Bar fire chief pleads for U.S. 2 traffic help from state

The highway’s long had backups. But now drivers are using apps that take them onto narrow side roads.

 

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Sunset Falls cascades down past the existing fish ladder along the Skykomish River east of Index, February 4, 2014.
Photo taken 20140214

New hatchery on Skykomish to end practice of importing fish

A plan to capture fish from Sunset Falls near Index and release them in the river is open for public comment.

Mark Mulligan / The Herald
Sunset Falls cascades down past the existing fish ladder along the Skykomish River east of Index, February 4, 2014.
Photo taken 20140214
Kendra Swanson, Colleen Fadden and Sara Boyle hike Heybrook Ridge Trail near Index Friday afternoon on February 12, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Their weight-loss secret? Hiking nearly 1,000 miles

Over the past two years, friends Colleen Fadden of Startup and Kendra Swanson of Monroe have lost nearly 250 pounds.

Kendra Swanson, Colleen Fadden and Sara Boyle hike Heybrook Ridge Trail near Index Friday afternoon on February 12, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Third grade teacher Lisa Thompson walks by her ten students, separated at six-foot distance, at Eagle Creek Elementary on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 in Arlington, Washington. The students wear masks, are six feet from each other in class and after recess ends, get a mask break. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Third grade teacher Lisa Thompson walks by her ten students, separated at six-foot distance, at Eagle Creek Elementary on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 in Arlington, Washington. The students wear masks, are six feet from each other in class and after recess ends, get a mask break. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Hiker died of natural causes on Lake Serene trail last month

William Tuttle, 49, was with family at the time. He was from Mountlake Terrace.

Body of Mountlake Terrace hiker recovered near Lake Serene

He fell Monday afternoon while hiking near Index, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

Search and rescue deputies with the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office rest after they couldn't find the body of 21-year-old Devin Shelby at Eagle Falls on Sept. 17, 2020. (Zachariah Bryan / The Herald)

After TikTok craze at Eagle Falls, his body is still missing

Devin Shelby, 21, drowned two months ago. His father wants the popular swimming hole shut down.

Search and rescue deputies with the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office rest after they couldn't find the body of 21-year-old Devin Shelby at Eagle Falls on Sept. 17, 2020. (Zachariah Bryan / The Herald)

BASE jumper who died at Baring Mountain identified

Jeremiah R. Manners, 23, of Bradley Beach, New Jersey, was seen hitting the side of a mountain.

Many more searches and rescues: First responders are busy

Many more searches and rescues: First responders are busy

The sheriff’s office this year has had 330 calls for search and rescue in Snohomish County.

Many more searches and rescues: First responders are busy

New Jersey man dies while BASE jumping at Baring Mountain

He hit the side of the mountain. Search and rescue teams navigated difficult terrain to get to him.

Man found dead in Snoqualmie River south of Monroe

An empty truck was left running at the Crescent Lake boat launch. An empty boat was recovered upstream.

Contested timber sale near Gold Bar approved but delayed

Contested timber sale near Gold Bar approved but delayed

The state Board of Natural Resources is giving Snohomish County 90 days to stop the Middle May timber harvest.

Contested timber sale near Gold Bar approved but delayed

Climber, 20, hurt in fall near Index

A helicopter was called in and she was flown to Providence Regional Medical Center Everett.

State patrol adds troopers for Eagle Falls parking problems

State patrol adds troopers for Eagle Falls parking problems

The stretch of U.S. 2 east of Index draws hundreds to the Skykomish River rapids.

State patrol adds troopers for Eagle Falls parking problems

Psychologist clears Skykomish murder suspect for trial

Months after he allegedly shot Brandt Stewart on a logging road, Jeremy Staeheli has been arraigned.

Would a 5,300-acre county park be a good thing for U.S. 2?

Would a 5,300-acre county park be a good thing for U.S. 2?

A Gold Bar group wants to ban state logging in the Reiter foothills, saying tourism could replace lost revenue.

Would a 5,300-acre county park be a good thing for U.S. 2?
Brace for delays along U.S. 2 for bridge and road work

Brace for delays along U.S. 2 for bridge and road work

Projects between Snohomish and Index are set for the coming week, with single-lane traffic in spots.

Brace for delays along U.S. 2 for bridge and road work
Despite drownings, TikTok fame draws hordes to Eagle Falls

Despite drownings, TikTok fame draws hordes to Eagle Falls

The swimming hole in east Snohomish County has been cramped with people — and bad parkers along U.S. 2.

Despite drownings, TikTok fame draws hordes to Eagle Falls
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