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Merged fire services in Arlington proposed

Experts are recommending that three north Snohomish County fire departments join forces to save money. Instead of going it alone, the Arlington Fire… Continue reading

Many hands make light work at cider press (gallery)

it’s the smell of fall. Six girls in long blue dresses and braids have their arms deep in a… Continue reading

Level 3 sex offender moves to Oso area

Police are warning neighbors about a convicted sex offender who has moved to the Oso area. James Patrick Buckley, 50, is a Level… Continue reading

Family sells 33 acres on Stillaguamish River for county park

Family sells 33 acres on Stillaguamish River for county park

A new 33-acre county park along the Whitehorse Trail is meant to be a place for hiking, bird watching or resting near the… Continue reading

Family sells 33 acres on Stillaguamish River for county park

Oso mudslide civil trial set to start this week in Seattle

Testimony is expected to begin this week in a civil trial that aims to decide whether anyone should be held responsible for the… Continue reading

How Snohomish County may look in the year 2040

In the year 2040 Population forecasts in Snohomish County show: Swamp Creek south of Lake Stickney is expected to be the fastest-growing neighborhood in the… Continue reading

Oso man’s outgoing nature is recalled

Joe Bly, a Seattle firefighter who was an accomplished prankster and an even better outdoorsman, died early Saturday in a one-car accident while… Continue reading

Local briefly: Electrical trouble considered likely garage fire cause

A fire that gutted a garage Monday morning likely was started by faulty electrical equipment used for a small marijuana grow operation inside… Continue reading

3 children injured in crash near Arlington

An 8-year-old boy was airlifted to a Seattle hospital and two other children were injured in a crash on Highway 530 earlier today.… Continue reading

4 hurt in crash near Oso; 8-year-old boy airlifted

An 8-year-old Arlington boy was airlifted to a Seattle hospital and another child and two adults were injured in a crash on Highway… Continue reading

Snohomish County waives fees for dumping flood debris

Soggy boxes, wet carpets and other flood-damaged items can be thrown out for free at Snohomish County transfer stations starting Friday, county officials said. Snohomish… Continue reading

Drop burn ban proposal, clean air agency advised

A proposal to ban outdoor burning in Snohomish, King and Pierce counties could be shelved after a regional air agency received hundreds of… Continue reading

Backyard burn ban nixed — for now

Regional air officials have extinguished a controversial proposal to ban backyard burning. While approving a ban on land-clearing fires, the board of directors… Continue reading

Oso hiker fatally shot by young bear hunter

A woman was shot and killed by a boy Saturday while she was hiking near Sauk Mountain in Skagit County. The boy, from Concrete, was… Continue reading

Oso hiker’s death a rare accident

Pamela Almli died doing what she loved most: hiking. The 54-year-old Oso woman was killed Saturday by a 14-year-old Concrete boy in an… Continue reading

Hunter, 14, to be charged in killing

A teenage hunter acted recklessly when he fatally shot an Oso woman on a popular hiking trail Aug. 2, the Skagit County prosecutor… Continue reading

Skagit County teen hunter charged in Oso woman’s shooting

A teenage hunter who fatally shot an Oso woman on a popular hiking trail Aug. 2 was charged Friday with first-degree manslaughter. If… Continue reading

Teen who killed Oso woman acted recklessly, prosecutor says

OSO – A teenage hunter acted recklessly when he fatally shot an Oso woman on a popular hiking trail Aug. 2, the Skagit County prosecutor… Continue reading

Oso woman fatally shot by hunter identified

The 54-year-old Oso woman shot and killed by a teenage boy Saturday while she was hiking on Sauk Mountain near Rockport has been… Continue reading

North County Update

Arlington Sewer extension project to close gravel parking lot A sewer extension project scheduled to begin Monday and last until Dec. 15 will close a… Continue reading