Sultan

A pink salmon makes its way upstream along a side stream created to help improve conditions for fish in the Sultan River on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021 in Sultan, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

As a dam tries to mimic nature, Sultan River comes to life

Water is flowing through new channels, salmon have new spots to spawn and kayakers have more chances to battle whitewater.

 

Sultan police looking for tips after rash of car prowls

On Sunday, the department responded to 20 reports at Sportsman Park and trailheads near Gold Bar.

 

9 displaced by Sultan house fire

The Red Cross found temporary housing for the people who were living in the house.

 

Snohomish voters want to keep an extra sales tax for roads

Voters in the Sultan area, meanwhile, were rejecting a larger commission to oversee rural Fire District 5.

Sultan High School's sports teams are known as the Turks. (Andy Bronson / Herald file)

As tribal-themed mascots go, should others also be dropped?

With new law calling for a change at Marysville Pilchuck, this Ferris Saxon is asking the question.

Sultan High School's sports teams are known as the Turks. (Andy Bronson / Herald file)
Sultan's Grace Trichler looks to score with Eastside Prep's Katelyn Miller defending Thursday afternoon at Eastside Prep in Kirkland on June 17, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Sultan girls basketball enjoys breakthrough season in new league

With their first winning season since 2009-10, the Turks earned a share of the Coho Division title.

Sultan's Grace Trichler looks to score with Eastside Prep's Katelyn Miller defending Thursday afternoon at Eastside Prep in Kirkland on June 17, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
A kayaker paddles through rapids on the Sultan River on Saturday, May 22, 2021 in Sultan, Wash.

3 times a year, kayakers challenge the Sultan River’s froth

When water is released from Culmback Dam, experienced paddlers descend on one of the area’s most unique runs.

A kayaker paddles through rapids on the Sultan River on Saturday, May 22, 2021 in Sultan, Wash.
Hammered Dwarf owner and cider-maker John Flemming poses in front of a trailer full of barrels he recently purchased. Flemming is filling the barrels with cider to create a lineup of enticing barrel-aged ciders. (Hammered Dwarf Cider)

Drink This: Hammered Dwarf opens new cidery in Snohomish

Head brewer and co-owner John Flemming hopes to make barrel-aged ciders a cornerstone of his business.

Hammered Dwarf owner and cider-maker John Flemming poses in front of a trailer full of barrels he recently purchased. Flemming is filling the barrels with cider to create a lineup of enticing barrel-aged ciders. (Hammered Dwarf Cider)
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.

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)
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.

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.)
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.

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