Snohomish

Chris Walsh and his wife, Carol, talk outside the Delta Rehabilitation Center about their plans to close the care facility long known as the Snohomish Chalet. Chris is the owner and administrator of the nursing home that cares for people with severe brain injuries. Carol has worked as a nurse there for many years. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Delta Rehabilitation, home to brain injury victims, to close

“There’s no replacement,” head of care facility agency says of place once known as Snohomish Chalet.

Chris Walsh and his wife, Carol, talk outside the Delta Rehabilitation Center about their plans to close the care facility long known as the Snohomish Chalet. Chris is the owner and administrator of the nursing home that cares for people with severe brain injuries. Carol has worked as a nurse there for many years. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
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                                Contractor Rob Enge (left) attaches a chain to a roll of heavy cable as Kody Brooks approaches to help carry it with a tractor Tuesday outside the Snohomish Carnegie Library The original building begins to look more and more like it did before an annex was added in the 1960s.

Annex removed from Snohomish’s 100-year-old Carnegie library

The brick structure was attached to the library in the late 1960s. Workers tore it down Tuesday.

Dan Bates / The Herald 
                                Contractor Rob Enge (left) attaches a chain to a roll of heavy cable as Kody Brooks approaches to help carry it with a tractor Tuesday outside the Snohomish Carnegie Library The original building begins to look more and more like it did before an annex was added in the 1960s.

State high court upholds Sound Transit vehicle excise tax

Taxpayers sued to erase the increase for ST3 and to secure hundreds of million of dollars in refunds.

Bond ballot measures are failing in several school districts

Many levies are falling short, too, as nine districts Tuesday sought supplemental funding from voters.

After this rain and wind, mother nature will give us break

Landslides and flooded roads were rampant Friday as the extreme weather continued. It might let up Sunday.

In Snohomish, $470 million bond would replace aging schools

District leaders hope to replace elementary schools, renovate high schools and improve security.

School bomb threat becomes a piece of major child porn case

Sira Swope wanted to be a military cop. He’s now accused of sex crimes from Everett to Iowa.

Inundation: Flood water ‘higher than we’ve seen in years’

Road closures were numerous after days of rain raised the Snohomish, Skykomish and Stillaguamish rivers.

‘Italian Stallion’ accused of massive fentanyl dealing, again

Days ago a Snohomish man was sentenced to 6½ years for dealing fentanyl. Now he’s facing new charges.

Snohomish High School students Ethan Martez, 16 (from left), Deanna Westerinen, 16, and ASB President Riley Yeoman, 18, meet Wednesday to talk about Sage, their Spanish teacher’s therapy dog. The much-loved 5-year-old golden retriever has been banned from class after attending for years. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Teachers’ dogs kicked out of classes at Snohomish High School

Students launch a petition drive to keep canine pals, including one therapy pup with a staff ID tag.

Snohomish High School students Ethan Martez, 16 (from left), Deanna Westerinen, 16, and ASB President Riley Yeoman, 18, meet Wednesday to talk about Sage, their Spanish teacher’s therapy dog. The much-loved 5-year-old golden retriever has been banned from class after attending for years. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Snohomish band Fretland stops close to home amid 1st tour

The folk-rock band fronted by Hillary Grace Fretland will make a stop in Seattle on Feb. 1.

Twin sisters do makeover magic to local homes in HGTV series

New “Unsellable Houses” focuses on transforming modest Snohomish County homes into hot properties.

Straight-shooting fire chief retires after 40 years

District 7’s Gary Meek was respected for leading, listening and having a great mustache.

Fixing cars, drumming with a rock icon, living with dyslexia

Jack Tutt once traded a drum set for a Ford Bronco. He also hung out with the drummer from Heart.

Interior designer Kelly DuByne shows off Pantone’s Color of the Year, classic blue, with a setting featuring an antique Victrola cabitnet painted with the color and staged with neutral colors and strong white accents. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

This year’s Color of the Year is a timeless hue — classic blue

A Lake Stevens interior designer calls it a “grounded” tone, easily worked into existing color palettes.

Interior designer Kelly DuByne shows off Pantone’s Color of the Year, classic blue, with a setting featuring an antique Victrola cabitnet painted with the color and staged with neutral colors and strong white accents. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Body of Snohomish elementary teacher found near Mill Creek

Kathleen Jenks’ death from hypothermia was determined to be an accident. She’d been missing two days.

Dog found dead after mini storage fire in Snohomish

Snohomish County Fire District 4 said firefighters didn’t find anyone in three damaged units.

Two people with serious injuries in U.S. 2 crash near Highway 9

Four people were hospitalized after the crash that closed all lanes of U.S. 2 traffic in Snohomish.

Shellie and Brian Starr unfold a big American flag at their Snohomish home Thursday. It was flown over the USS Theodore Roosevelt on April 20, in honor of their son, Marine Cpl. Jeffrey Starr, who was killed in Iraq in 2005. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Gold Star parents’ hearts are with those who are serving now

For family of Snohomish Marine, new troubles tied to Iraq and Iran stir memories of son’s sacrifice.

Shellie and Brian Starr unfold a big American flag at their Snohomish home Thursday. It was flown over the USS Theodore Roosevelt on April 20, in honor of their son, Marine Cpl. Jeffrey Starr, who was killed in Iraq in 2005. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Church settles Snohomish priest’s sex abuse case for $1.7M

Rev. Dennis Champagne served at St. Michael parish from 1979 to 1999. He’s accused of abusing a child.

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