Stevens Pass

Storm heads for the hills

A day after high winds knocked out power to thousands of people in Snohomish County, snow began falling heavily over Stevens Pass and the western… Continue reading

You can visit the scene of Stevens Pass avalanche

Near Stevens Pass, along a gravel hiking trail that follows an old railroad grade, people can visit what once was Wellington, the site… Continue reading

Stevens Pass train disaster of 1910: History’s valuable lesson

When Monroe physician A.W. Stockwell went to snowbound Stevens Pass that early March, he came back a changed man. Those who knew… Continue reading

Stevens Pass closed again

U.S. 2 is again closed at Stevens Pass this morning due to poor conditions, according to the Washington State Patrol. Several semi trucks have become… Continue reading

Local briefly: Snowboarder dies at Stevens Pass ski area

Officials are investigating the death of a snowboarder on Saturday at Stevens Pass ski resort, officials from the King County Medical Examiner’s… Continue reading

Public meetings

Lake Stevens Planning Commission, 7 tonight, Community-Senior Center, 1808 Main St. Updates on a possible expansion of the city’s urban growth area and on new… Continue reading

High winds forecast tonight, mountain snow on the way

Gusts as high as 55 mph are forecast to pummel western Snohomish County tonight and Thursday morning. The heavy winds could snap tree branches and… Continue reading

Drivers’ hell is skiers’ heaven

The forecast was grim for this year’s ski season, but not because of the weather. Economic concerns had Americans pinching pennies. Skiers… Continue reading

Stevens Pass closed due to avalanche danger

STEVENS PASS – High avalanche danger forced officials to close U.S. 2 at Stevens Pass this morning and the highway is expected to remain closed… Continue reading

Local Briefly: Outage shuts down ski resort at Stevens Pass

Blizzard conditions closed U.S. 2 for several hours Thursday morning and knocked out power at the pass, closing the ski resort for… Continue reading

Avalanche risk closes all state’s mountain highway passes

High avalanche danger has forced officials to close all the mountain highway passes in the state. “If its not a life or… Continue reading

All three major passes reopen across Cascades

Finally, travelers don’t have to go south into Oregon to get from one side of the Cascade Mountains to the other. All three… Continue reading

Local Briefly

Police Monday afternoon were looking for a teenage boy who allegedly stabbed another boy during a… Continue reading

Piles of snow add to state’s money woes

It’s not just snow in the mountains that’s piling high this winter. The cost to keep the state’s roads clear this season… Continue reading

U.S. 2 crash victim remembered

Thomas Turner was about 8 years old when he raced the length of a soccer field to block an opponent’s attempt at a… 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

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

I-90 closed at Snoqualmie Pass due to avalanche

An avalanche has shut down I-90 between North Bend and Ellensburg this morning, which could send more traffic to U.S. 2 over Stevens Pass. Nobody… Continue reading

I-90 detour floods U.S. 2 with trucks

One after another, the big rigs slowly rolled along over Stevens Pass on Wednesday after heavy snow and avalanche danger closed I-90 at Snoqualmie Pass,… Continue reading

Our Towns: Central County

Everett: Learn about wolverines Jan. 18 A presentation about a secretive predator, the wolverine, by Keith Aubry of the U.S. Forest Service is scheduled next… Continue reading