Gold Bar

Volunteers assemble playground equipment Saturday afternoon at Gold Bar Elementary School in Gold Bar on October 17, 2020.   (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

In Gold Bar, it takes a village to build a playground

After a couple months, the community raised about $60,000 to replace aging, cracked equipment.

 

Cop turned pinup model in Gold Bar charged with $67K fraud

Brenda Cavoretto was injured when a dead body fell on her in 2012. She’s accused of overselling its lasting impact.

 

A pickup truck towing a cargo trailer flipped and rolled 30 feet down an embankment near Index on Thursday. (Washington State Patrol)

2 seriously hurt as pickup flips, burns on U.S. 2 near Index

Both were airlifted to Harborview after their vehicle rolled down an embankment and caught on fire.

 

Gold Bar ex-councilman gets federal prison for child porn

Brian Diaz, a pharmacist and genetic researcher, is still awaiting trial for possession of methamphetamine.

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
Would a 5,300-acre county park be a good thing for U.S. 2?

Would a 5,300-acre county park be a good thing for U.S. 2?

A Gold Bar group wants to ban state logging in the Reiter foothills, saying tourism could replace lost revenue.

Would a 5,300-acre county park be a good thing for U.S. 2?
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
Another man is presumed drowned near Eagle Falls

Another man is presumed drowned near Eagle Falls

A search was suspended Wednesday night. The swimming hotspot near Index has been the scene of recent tragedies.

Another man is presumed drowned near Eagle Falls

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

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

2 timber harvests planned near Gold Bar recreation areas

2 timber harvests planned near Gold Bar recreation areas

The state will cut more than 400 acres next to Wallace Falls State Park and in the Reiter foothills.

2 timber harvests planned near Gold Bar recreation areas
Even in U.S. 2 towns with 0 virus cases, rural economy reels

Even in U.S. 2 towns with 0 virus cases, rural economy reels

East Snohomish County had just weathered a bad winter storm, when COVID-19 gutted the recreation-based economy.

Even in U.S. 2 towns with 0 virus cases, rural economy reels
Virus humbles once-thriving restaurants in Snohomish County

Virus humbles once-thriving restaurants in Snohomish County

Grace Correa lost her marriage, home and business. She invested in a new restaurant. Then came COVID-19.

Virus humbles once-thriving restaurants in Snohomish County
Road work in Lynnwood felt like a long haul for short stretch

Road work in Lynnwood felt like a long haul for short stretch

The 36th Avenue West project started a few years ago and is on schedule to wrap this spring.

Road work in Lynnwood felt like a long haul for short stretch
Inundation: Flood water ‘higher than we’ve seen in years’

Inundation: Flood water ‘higher than we’ve seen in years’

Road closures were numerous after days of rain raised the Snohomish, Skykomish and Stillaguamish rivers.

Inundation: Flood water ‘higher than we’ve seen in years’
County Council backs contested timber harvest near Gold Bar

County Council backs contested timber harvest near Gold Bar

The state Department of Natural Resources trees could go to auction by May, with road work soon after.

County Council backs contested timber harvest near Gold Bar
Skykomish residents open homes to snowbound drivers on US 2

Skykomish residents open homes to snowbound drivers on US 2

The snow is mostly done falling in Snohomish County, but the chill lingers on.

Skykomish residents open homes to snowbound drivers on US 2
One bullet, one unanswered question in Skykomish shooting

One bullet, one unanswered question in Skykomish shooting

Brandt Stewart was shot once in the head on a logging road. His sister wants to know why.

One bullet, one unanswered question in Skykomish shooting

Suspect arrested in murder of man found dead near Skykomish

The suspect fled to California. He’s accused of killing Brandt Stewart, 34, of Snohomish County.

Troopers investigating if alcohol played role in fatal crash

A Gold Bar man died in the crash that happened on U.S. 2 early Wednesday morning.

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