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

Disbelief lingers over sudden loss of hiker in shooting

Driving through this small town, Pamela Almli’s brother still believes he sees her driving past. Her sister still picks up the phone to… Continue reading

Barn fire likely started by lawn mower

Fire destroyed a barn Sunday in Oso, causing about $75,000 damage. The Sunday afternoon blaze in the 25100 block of Highway 530 likely… Continue reading

Logging truck spills load into road near Oso

OSO – A logging truck apparently hit a bump in the road and spilled its load along Highway 530 near Oso. Traffic is being alternated… Continue reading

Plane crash victims removed from scene

OSO – The bodies of the three people who died Sunday night in a small plane crash near Bald Mountain were airlifted out of the… Continue reading