Granite Falls

Mountain Loop Highway to close for the winter on Monday

Each year, a 14-mile gravel stretch of the loop closes due to snow and reopens in the spring.

 

A broad-breasted white turkey at Flying Fortress Farm. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

This ‘beyond organic’ farm raises turkeys, chickens and more

In the shadow of Mount Pilchuck, the Ballinger family treats animals with respect from their first days on the farm to their last.

 

The Pilchuck River flows freely through the pervious site of the Pilchuck River Dam on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020 in Granite Falls, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Development has made the Pilchuck River warmer, harming fish

The river is 5.4 degrees above its historic temperature, says the State Department of Ecology.

 

Sid Logan (left) and Rob Toyer

PUD candidates focus on rates, broadband and renewables

Incumbent Sidney Logan faces former Marysville City Council member Rob Toyer for the District 1 seat.

Sid Logan (left) and Rob Toyer

Jordan Road to close Thursday from Arlington to Granite Falls

Work on a culvert will fully close the road for a day, with lane closures before and after.

Wildfire smoke to ‘get worse from here’ as plume moves north

Wildfire smoke to ‘get worse from here’ as plume moves north

Smoke from Oregon and California arrived Thursday night. Meanwhile, a smaller fire burns east of Darrington.

Wildfire smoke to ‘get worse from here’ as plume moves north

2 Snohomish County men die in crash near Moses Lake

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office is investigating Saturday’s head-on collision of off-road vehicles.

Granite Falls protesters rally for social justice, unity

Granite Falls protesters rally for social justice, unity

For a while, it appeared there would be dueling rallies on the same night in the east county town.

Granite Falls protesters rally for social justice, unity

Alleged ranger station burglars busted at Big Four Ice Caves

A man and woman allegedly stole more than $20,000 in items and a U.S. Forest Service pickup truck.

3 teens hurt, hospitalized after crash near Lake Roesiger

Sheriff’s detectives believe speed and road rage were factors, and are looking for witnesses.

Body of Seattle man, 30, recovered from Gothic Basin trail

He died Friday when he fell through an ice bridge. Search teams spent days trying to recover his body.

A major fish barrier on the Pilchuck River is coming down

A major fish barrier on the Pilchuck River is coming down

Crews are ready to remove the 10-by-60-foot Pilchuck Dam next week, one chunk of concrete at a time.

A major fish barrier on the Pilchuck River is coming down
Protests continue, spreading to Granite Falls and Mukilteo

Protests continue, spreading to Granite Falls and Mukilteo

Hundreds of people in the small cities joined marches and demonstrations decrying racism.

Protests continue, spreading to Granite Falls and Mukilteo

Witnesses sought in fatal crash near Granite Falls

Detectives first believed the Friday night crash was a hit and run, but now aren’t so sure.

Not everything is closed as businesses evolve to stay alive

Not everything is closed as businesses evolve to stay alive

Places are offering curbside pick-up and online orders and are banding together to draw wary customers.

Not everything is closed as businesses evolve to stay alive
A loving send-off for a teacher students call ‘Mom’

A loving send-off for a teacher students call ‘Mom’

Tracy Orr has a rare brain tumor. Her Granite Falls campus has let her know how much they care.

A loving send-off for a teacher students call ‘Mom’
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’
Carjacker pours coffee on woman, hits 5 cars in wild chase

Carjacker pours coffee on woman, hits 5 cars in wild chase

A Granite Falls man, 20, was suspected of fleeing to Everett in a stolen SUV. Deputies caught him.

Carjacker pours coffee on woman, hits 5 cars in wild chase
She does her sculpting from a studio in the Granite Falls outback

She does her sculpting from a studio in the Granite Falls outback

Judeth Davis fell in love with clay when she was just 4 years old. Now she’s an award-winning sculptor.

She does her sculpting from a studio in the Granite Falls outback
Serving up a heaping helping of kindness in Granite Falls

Serving up a heaping helping of kindness in Granite Falls

Local businesses team with a nonprofit to provide monthly meals for children.

Serving up a heaping helping of kindness in Granite Falls
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