Street-legal ATVs approved for some roads near Sultan

Supporters foresee tourism benefits. Opponents are concerned about injury and pollution risks.

Tragedy inspired parents to evangelize for smoke detectors

After their son, Greg Gibson, died in a house fire, Gerry and Bonnie Gibson sounded the alarm.

In Sultan, there was a seat at the table for everyone

Every year, the town’s community dinner ensures no one has to dine alone on Thanksgiving.

Stillaguamish River crests; more flooding depends on rain

Rising water created problems along the Snohomish and Skykomish rivers, too. Landslides are possible.

Lynnwood, Marysville, Sultan consider ban on safe injection sites

If approved, they would join Lake Stevens and Snohomish County, which have temporary bans.

Westbound U.S. 2 Trestle to be repaved in 2018

It will mark the second year of three years of resurfacing projects from Everett to Skykomish.

Sultan High School senior Tyler Aamold is this week’s Herald Super Kid. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Making Sultan High, Sky Valley better places

Senior Tyler Aamold plays a leadership role at school and in service to his community.

Sultan High School senior Tyler Aamold is this week’s Herald Super Kid. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Woman escapes explosion that destroyed Sultan house

Investigators are checking propane tanks and gas lines in search of the cause.

Q&A with candidates running for Snohomish County Council

Republican incumbent Sam Low faces Democratic challenger Kristin Kelly in District 5.

Carolyn Eslick

Republican Eslick’s 2018 fortunes may depend on Democrats

She has a formidable House seat opponent in Elizabeth Scott, a conservative former state lawmaker.

Carolyn Eslick

By nightfall, the fish were biting — but his raft got stuck

A fisherman was rescued from a log in the Skykomish River near Sultan. He was unharmed.

Landowners along Snohomish, Skykomish rivers invited to forum

The event aims to give people along east county’s waterways a chance to talk about issues.

Threats online delay start of classes at Sultan High School

They did not appear directed at identifiable students or staff, officials said.

They chose the longshot candidate to fill a vacant seat

Sultan Mayor Carolyn Eslick will serve as representative for the 39th legislative district.

Man rescued after jumping into Skykomish River

A man was rescued Tuesday from the Skykomish River near Sportsman Park. He was taken to a local hospital around 4 p.m. His… Continue reading

1 of these 3 nominees will be appointed to 39th House seat

Former state lawmaker Elizabeth Scott, party activist Georgene Faries and Sultan Mayor Carolyn Eslick are the top choices of Republican Party officers to… Continue reading

Sultan High senior won’t compromise on her beliefs

Claire Sorgen, 17, is a senior at Sultan High School and full-time Running Start student at Everett Community College. She competed this summer… Continue reading

Photo assignment: Capture the grit and love of local farming

Seven farmers brought cameras into their fields, gardens and homes, capturing hundreds of photographs they later narrowed to three each. The 21 photos… Continue reading

Agencies hope to simplify the maze of recreational fees

Representatives from state and federal agencies, outdoor recreation groups and nonprofits are working on plans that could change the way people pay to… Continue reading