Sultan

Standing on a new ramp to his home, Doug Waddell shakes hands with Dennis Taylor and Dan Barmon on April 15 in Sultan. Taylor and Barmon built the ramp for Waddell in exchange for two apple pies. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

What does two apple pies buy? A $3,500 wheelchair ramp

The kindness of two strangers, and a pie baker, helps Sultan amputee come home.

 

A new forensic drawing shows an unidentified man, known as the Sultan Basin John Doe, whose remains were found scattered in the woods north of Sultan in 2007. The 2021 drawing was the second attempt at a facial reconstruction by artist Natalie Murry. (Courtesy of Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office.)

Who Am I? Clues heat up search for name of another John Doe

Timber surveyors found his bones near Sultan in 2007. DNA revealed the nameless man has genetic ties in the Midwest.

 

Traffic along Hwy 2 in Monroe of Sunday afternoon on March 7, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Gold Bar fire chief pleads for U.S. 2 traffic help from state

The highway’s long had backups. But now drivers are using apps that take them onto narrow side roads.

 

Riley Wong, 7, shows his pen pal, Smudge, the picture he drew for her in addition to his letter at Pasado's Safe Haven on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021 in Monroe, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Kids make connections with critters through pen pals program

Pasado’s Safe Haven near Sultan invites children to write to a turkey, a goat, a cow and a rooster.

Riley Wong, 7, shows his pen pal, Smudge, the picture he drew for her in addition to his letter at Pasado's Safe Haven on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021 in Monroe, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Chiropractor and owner of Sultan Chiropractic & Massage Brian Copple at his business on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2020 in Sultan, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Local businesses reeling over massive unemployment tax hike

State lawmakers are considering a bill that would moderate the increase, avoiding a big impact now.

Chiropractor and owner of Sultan Chiropractic & Massage Brian Copple at his business on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2020 in Sultan, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Third grade teacher Lisa Thompson walks by her ten students, separated at six-foot distance, at Eagle Creek Elementary on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 in Arlington, Washington. The students wear masks, are six feet from each other in class and after recess ends, get a mask break. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Third grade teacher Lisa Thompson walks by her ten students, separated at six-foot distance, at Eagle Creek Elementary on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 in Arlington, Washington. The students wear masks, are six feet from each other in class and after recess ends, get a mask break. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Kevin Klein was unloading his recycling at the Sultan Drop Box and his wedding ring fell off into the huge recycling bin. After looking for it himself, the staff took the extraordinary step to have the recycling bin transported to the Cathcart facility where they were able to sift through the debris, retrieve the ring and return it. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

He lost his wedding ring in a two-ton bin of recyclables

Kevin Klein gave up hope in finding his simple gold band, but this dumpster dive had a happy ending.

Kevin Klein was unloading his recycling at the Sultan Drop Box and his wedding ring fell off into the huge recycling bin. After looking for it himself, the staff took the extraordinary step to have the recycling bin transported to the Cathcart facility where they were able to sift through the debris, retrieve the ring and return it. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Auditor: Lack of oversight led to errors in Sultan finances

For a second time, the state auditor’s office urged the city to improve its financial review process.

Sultan bar’s liquor license suspended due to COVID violations

For 180 days, the Loggers Inn can operate as a restaurant but must not serve alcohol.

Ian Terry / The HeraldAn abandoned car sits on flooded Mann Road in Sultan on Friday, Nov. 13, 2015.Photo taken on 11132015

County considers raising roads to skirt flooding near Sultan

Ben Howard Road and Mann Road are in line for culverts and elevation gains.

Ian Terry / The HeraldAn abandoned car sits on flooded Mann Road in Sultan on Friday, Nov. 13, 2015.Photo taken on 11132015

Sultan woman, 20, identified after fatal Friday night crash

Sarah A. Markley crashed into a tree and died of blunt-force injuries, the medical examiner found.

Sultan woman dies after vehicle crashes into tree

She was driving north on 311th Avenue Southeast when the vehicle left the roadway Friday night.

New U.S. 2 roundabout sought by state, Sultan at Main Street

New U.S. 2 roundabout sought by state, Sultan at Main Street

Traffic through the town is a nightmare for locals. Swapping the signal for a roundabout could help.

New U.S. 2 roundabout sought by state, Sultan at Main Street
Elementary students are preparing to return to classrooms

Elementary students are preparing to return to classrooms

Stanwood is already teaching kindergartners on campus. Sultan and Arlington will soon follow suit.

Elementary students are preparing to return to classrooms

Motorcyclist exceeded 120 mph during I-5 chase, patrol says

The rider of a stolen bike fled Bellingham police and the State Patrol before surrendering in Everett.

Contested timber sale near Gold Bar approved but delayed

Contested timber sale near Gold Bar approved but delayed

The state Board of Natural Resources is giving Snohomish County 90 days to stop the Middle May timber harvest.

Contested timber sale near Gold Bar approved but delayed
State patrol adds troopers for Eagle Falls parking problems

State patrol adds troopers for Eagle Falls parking problems

The stretch of U.S. 2 east of Index draws hundreds to the Skykomish River rapids.

State patrol adds troopers for Eagle Falls parking problems
Brace for delays along U.S. 2 for bridge and road work

Brace for delays along U.S. 2 for bridge and road work

Projects between Snohomish and Index are set for the coming week, with single-lane traffic in spots.

Brace for delays along U.S. 2 for bridge and road work

Dispute between ex-housemates leads to shooting in Sultan

Two men had a disagreement over a truck. A confrontation ensued. Then one allegedly shot the other.

Free wood-chipping: Reduce fire risk, protect air quality

Instead of starting a bonfire, take your brush to one of three wood-chipping events.

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