Driver gets 14 years for fatal crash linked to huffing

They should be simple questions: How many kids do you have? What are their ages? After Nov. 12, 2015, Corby Whiddon didn’t know… Continue reading

Response to plans to reintroduce grizzlies has been mixed

This town had double or triple the turn-out of any other community where the National Park Service and U.S. Department of Fish and… Continue reading

Man found guilty of vehicular homicide in apparent huffing case

Anthony Box quickly left the courtroom Monday after a jury convicted him of causing a crash that claimed the life of a 17-year-old… Continue reading

Huffing called factor in fatal crash as driver’s trial begins

The 15-year-old told jurors she had never huffed aerosol computer cleaner until that night in 2015. Her older sister and her sister’s friends… Continue reading

Sultan man investigated for 1982 murder of Cashmere man

A second look into a 1982 missing person case in Eastern Washington led to the arrest of a Sultan man Friday. Bernard Swaim,… Continue reading

Agreement sets aside 25 acres from planned DNR timber auction

Snohomish County leaders, over objections, convinced the state Wednesday to set aside forest land near Wallace Falls State Park instead of putting it… Continue reading

Utility district says Culmback Dam and spillway are safe

The water level at Spada Lake Reservoir has risen 21 feet in the past month due to heavy rains. It’s already shaping up… Continue reading

Rotary Club recognizes Monroe, Sultan students of the month

The Rotary Club of Monroe each year interviews students from Monroe and Sultan high schools. Selected students are invited to one of three lunch meetings… Continue reading

Darrington group pushes back on North Cascades grizzly plan

Kevin Ashe and Walt Dortch know the importance of grizzly bears. The large, roaming predators’ hunting and foraging habits once helped shape the… Continue reading

Team to plan trail maintenance in Morning Star conservation area

A team has formed to start drafting a trails plan for the state’s largest natural resources conservation area. The state Department of Natural… Continue reading

Thousands of children in Snohomish County have no home

There are thousands of children and teens in Snohomish County who wonder where they’ll sleep each night or where they’ll find their next… Continue reading

Work on railroad crossing to close Reese Road in Startup for a day

Emergency repairs to the railroad crossing on Reese Road, also known as 147th Street SE, are expected to close the road to regular… Continue reading

Front Porch: Internet retail class in Sultan

Internet retail class A free class focusing on the advantages and challenges of online retail is scheduled for 4 p.m. Monday at the Sultan Community… Continue reading

Budget cut leaves Sky Valley Senior Center in financial bind

A woman from Startup rolls her spare coins. She delivers the change each month to a senior center in a neighboring town. The… Continue reading

Grant sought to fix flood-prone roads in Sultan area

Snohomish County is making plans to elevate some stretches of two roads near Sultan that are notorious for flooding. In February 2015, locals… Continue reading

Front Porch: Food Truck Friday

Nosh on Food Truck Friday, a recurring event, continues today in downtown Everett during lunchtime at 2710 Wetmore Ave. Charrette in Sultan: The mayor is… Continue reading

County, cities given nearly $15M for roads projects

The Washington State Transportation Improvement Board recently awarded nearly $15 million to Snohomish County and nine local cities for various transportation projects. Topping the list… Continue reading

Front Porch: Aviation presentation at the Schack

Aviation lecture Artist Chris Hopkins and author Guy E. Franklin are scheduled to present the lecture “Black Aviation through World War II” at 7 p.m.… Continue reading

5,570 Christmas tree permits sold for Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie forest

Every year, thousands of families visit the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest in search of the perfect Christmas tree. As of Thursday, the forest… Continue reading

Prosecutor: Woman, 81, was justified in shooting, killing intruder

An 81-year-old Sultan-area woman broke no laws when she shot and killed a home intruder in April, officials have determined. Barbara Moles had… Continue reading