Which mountain pass news should he believe?

Question: Recently I headed up to Stevens Pass to go skiing. Prior to leaving Arlington at noon, I checked the state Department of Transportation Web… Continue reading

YMCA’s welcome lifeline

As a single dad raising two children, Ken Oster was struggling to pay the costs of child care, which often hit $800 a… Continue reading

King County’s cash greens Snohomish County parks

Another Snohomish County park is in the works, bankrolled by money from King County. The Snohomish County Council last week approved spending $1.86 million to… Continue reading

FYI: Your schools

The word from: Granite Falls High School “We just moved into a new high school building, and it’s a big change, but change is good.… Continue reading

Tunnel boring off to slow start

King County’s expensive tunneling project continues to grind its way underground from Bothell to the future Brightwater treatment plant in Maltby. It hasn’t hit full… Continue reading

Road report

How to read your road report: Road restrictions may be near, but not necessarily in, the cities under which they are listed. Most restrictions are… Continue reading

Local Briefly

Police and tow truck drivers were busy Tuesday morning cleaning up after an icy commute. Trace… Continue reading

School life: Winners

Nine get scholarships at student conference More than 650 Snohomish County middle and high school students attended the 2008 Students of Color Career Conference Jan.… Continue reading

Ecoterror attack brings rural housing issue to the forefront

When ecoterrorists torched a pocket of multimillion-dollar luxury houses near rural Echo Lake, it highlighted an ongoing debate in Snohomish County over how to keep… Continue reading

For Camano man, arson evokes bitter memory

The images of flames eating away at homes and the possibility the destruction was the work of environmental extremists ignited old anger… Continue reading


Girl Scouts are selling cookies Girl Scouts will be out and about selling cookies through March 16. All eight varieties have no trans fat, and… Continue reading

BNSF agrees to sell a Snohomish-to-Renton rail line to the Port of Seattle

A privately-owned railroad corridor running between Snohomish and Renton will soon be bought by the Port of Seattle for $107 million. Under a long-awaited deal… Continue reading

Builders warned to be on guard for arson before sentencing

MALTBY —Construction industry officials are warning builders to take extra precautions against arson and vandalism at construction sites this weekend in advance of a scheduled… Continue reading

Watch for arson this weekend, builders warned

Construction industry officials are warning builders to take extra precautions against arson and vandalism at construction sites this weekend in advance of a… Continue reading

Local Briefly: No injuries in fire that destroyed Maltby house

Fire destroyed a Maltby home Friday morning. No one was injured battling the blaze, which was reported just before 11 a.m. in the… Continue reading

Community Transit seeks broader service

A Community Transit proposal to bring its bus service to Cathcart, Clearview and Maltby is headed for the November ballot. Community Transit wants to annex… Continue reading

Snohomish singer plays Maltby concert

For a few hours on a Sunday afternoon, the harmonies of guitar, fiddle, mandolin and drums are set to rise up from the… Continue reading

7 fire district levies on the ballot

Voters in several Snohomish County communities will be asked to approve changes in fire levies, the taxes that support fire and emergency medical services. In… Continue reading

Faith and Spiritual Life: Outreach

Benefits Holy Cross Lutheran Church hosts a benefit for Camp Lutherwood from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the church, 9613 20th St. SE,… Continue reading

Since 1988, Maltby Cafe has been worth the wait

In June 1988, four soccer-playing friends decided to combine their business and kitchen skills and open a restaurant. Never mind that they didn’t… Continue reading