Snohomish County preps for floods

Flood season has arrived in Snohomish County, but the people who plan for disasters are still thinking about last year. When the Snohomish, Skykomish and… Continue reading

Large tree blocking U.S. 2 both directions near Index

INDEX – A large tree fell across U.S. 2 this afternoon and was blocking both directions of the highway just west of Index. The tree… Continue reading

New wall to help hold up U.S. 2 slope near Index

In November 2006, a chunk of U.S. 2 east of Index slipped down the mountainside more than 7 feet. The state Department of Transportation hammered… Continue reading

Seems Like Yesterday

50 years ago (1957) Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Weaver were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house for friends and relatives at the… Continue reading

Local briefly: Man seriously hurt in collision with school bus

A man was hurt Thursday morning when his van rear-ended a school bus headed to Mountlake Terrace High School, police said. The man,… Continue reading

In case of fire, are you ready?

Fire drill! Snohomish County firefighters, as part of national Fire Prevention Week, are encouraging people to practice an escape plan in case of a fire… Continue reading

Rafter in hospital after Skykomish River rescue

A man in his late 20s nearly drowned after plunging from a white-water raft into the frigid Skykomish River near Gold Bar… Continue reading


Join in the Great American Fire Drill Fire departments invite everyone Thursday to demonstrate what they know about home escape plans by joining in the… Continue reading


Hoedown set for Sunday in Everett A Heybrook Hoedown is planned for 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Floral Hall in Forest Park, 802 E. Mukilteo Blvd.,… Continue reading

Seems Like Yesterday

50 years ago (1957) The Everett School Board issued a call for bids on the construction of the new $1,270,197 junior high school. Architect William… Continue reading

U.S. 2 safety projects would cost $1.84 billion

Overall improvements on dangerous, congested U.S. 2 would cost up to $1.84 billion and take more than 20 years to complete, according to a new… Continue reading

Sen. Patty Murray hopeful Wild Sky will pass soon

This year was supposed to be different. Three times before, a proposal to create the Wild Sky Wilderness fell flat. Each time, the U.S. Senate… Continue reading

Business briefs: Goodrich Corp. completes division sale

Goodrich Corp. has completed the sale of its airframe heavy maintenance business in Everett. A subsidiary of Macquarie Group Ltd. acquired Goodrich Aviation Technical Services… Continue reading

Heavy rain, wind hit urban areas hardest

By Tuesday afternoon, the rain stopped, the wind dwindled to a breeze and sunshine started to dry saturated soil and souls. The series of early… Continue reading

Gas, diesel prices hit new local records

Gasoline prices continue to set records locally, with the average gallon of regular unleaded fuel in Snohomish County reaching $3.56 on Monday, according to AAA.… Continue reading

$5 property tax would fund conservation work

A group that works with farmers and property owners to clean up the environment is proposing a new $5 tax on almost every property in… Continue reading

A wild drive at Stevens Pass

Heavy snow at Stevens Pass is forecast to continue through Thursday and the National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a winter… Continue reading

Snow makes roads dangerous, closes schools

Cold weather and snow caused widespread problems this morning and more bad weather is forecast for tonight. By evening, rain is expected to turn to… Continue reading

Warmer weather eases morning driving conditions

Warmer temperatures appear to be making for an easier commute this morning, but many Snohomish County schools planned late starts today. Rain has replaced snow… Continue reading

Road crews and skiers will be busy

A week of storms is expected to pound Snohomish County through Sunday, possibly pushing road maintenance crews to their limits and making ski bums rejoice.… Continue reading