Darrington group pushes back on North Cascades grizzly plan

Kevin Ashe and Walt Dortch know the importance of grizzly bears. The large, roaming predators’ hunting and foraging habits once helped shape the… Continue reading

Team to plan trail maintenance in Morning Star conservation area

A team has formed to start drafting a trails plan for the state’s largest natural resources conservation area. The state Department of Natural… Continue reading

Thousands of children in Snohomish County have no home

There are thousands of children and teens in Snohomish County who wonder where they’ll sleep each night or where they’ll find their next… Continue reading

5,570 Christmas tree permits sold for Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie forest

Every year, thousands of families visit the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest in search of the perfect Christmas tree. As of Thursday, the forest… Continue reading

Private Skykomish community struggles with drugs, squatters

For more than half a century, the private community called Mount Index Riversites has offered a scenic getaway off U.S. 2 along the… Continue reading

Input sought on recreation area expansion in Spada Lake basin

Help is needed to plan the expansion of popular trails in the state’s largest natural resources conservation area. The Morning Star Natural… Continue reading

Facebook post leads to arrest of Index man on old warrants

A man who splits his time between here and Alaska had another place to stay last week: the Snohomish County Jail. The 49-year-old… Continue reading

Bridges near Index, Gold Bar to be replaced

In some places around soggy Snohomish County, it’s still a giant log that gets you over a rushing stream of water. Log girders… Continue reading

Update on changes at Index post office

People are complaining already about the “latest” change in post office hours. How does a working person (unless they work locally) find the time to… Continue reading

Index-Galena Road topic of open house

For those waiting for the opening of Index-Galena Road in Index, the planning is about 60 percent complete (after HOW MANY YEARS)? You’re invited to… Continue reading

2 chances to catch up on proposed dam project

Hello Neighbors, For those of you who are interested, there are two meetings this week which PUD is providing to the public to get caught… Continue reading

Hiker found safe after getting lost near Index

A 39-year-old Seattle man and his dog were found safe Thursday morning after getting lost on Mount Persis, near Index. The man had… Continue reading

Post office sets new schedule

In reference to the meeting with the post office yesterday, here is the outcome. I was unable to attend due to a scheduling conflict so,… Continue reading

PUD’s studies support proposed mini-dam on Skykomish

Building a mini-dam on a scenic stretch of the Skykomish River would not cause flooding or reduce water flow, according to preliminary studies… Continue reading

Charges possible in hit-and-run fatal accident near Index

A driver who allegedly struck and killed a pedestrian in Index in August, then left the scene told police she thought she’d hit… Continue reading

Fatal hit-and-run crash awaits review

The investigation into a fatal hit-and-run crash in Index last summer is awaiting a review by Snohomish County prosecutors. Police wrapped up the… Continue reading

Standing tall for the fallen

Retired Marine Corps Sgt. Chuck Lewis is walking for the fallen. U.S. soldiers, sailors and Marines killed in war or those who returned… Continue reading

Suggestions welcome on weather station

For those of you whom subscribe to our Newsletter, you all know that we are hot to trot on putting up a weather station. We… Continue reading

Head to the hills for Index celebration

The 10th Annual Index Arts Festival on Aug. 3 is set in the quaint town of Index, a serene place where culture and scenic nature… Continue reading

Four hikers rescued in two different incidents

Four hikers were rescued Monday in two different hiking mishaps in Snohomish County. In one incident, a sheriff’s helicopter crew rescued a woman… Continue reading