Monroe

Stranded neighborhood near Monroe prepares for the worst

Three landowners agreed to a temporary road on their property as residents brace for more mudslides.

 

Monroe will ask voters in April for $8.1 million park bond

If approved, it would fund a new park in the North Hill area and turf fields at Lake Tye Park.

 

Monroe School District signs lease for new headquarters

The district’s current administrative office, a 104-year-old schoolhouse, likely will be sold.

 

A resident uses an ATV to navigate the washed out and crumbling road bed of 260th Ave NE leading to Skyview Estate in Monroe on February 13, 2020. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Neighborhood near Monroe still scrambling after mudslide

Inspectors found new cracks in the road Thursday. The county says one home may be unsafe to occupy.

A resident uses an ATV to navigate the washed out and crumbling road bed of 260th Ave NE leading to Skyview Estate in Monroe on February 13, 2020. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

A neighborhood where the daily routine now requires an ATV

“Herald Headlines” for Feb. 14 features reporter Joey Thompson.

Bond ballot measures are failing in several school districts

Many levies are falling short, too, as nine districts Tuesday sought supplemental funding from voters.

Mudslide east of Monroe strands a neighborhood indefinitely

About 120 residents need 260th Avenue to drive to town. It could take $1 million and a year to fix.

Monroe teen thrives after finding new learning environment

Within a month at Leaders in Learning, Abril Delamora Gonzalez’s grades and attendance recovered.

3 trapped, rescued after driving into floodwater near Monroe

The incidents show it’s important to heed road closure signs, according to Fire District 7.

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.

Snoqualmie Tribe treasurer Chris Castleberry places a Native Veteran medallion on Joseph Harriman’s headstone on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 in Monroe, Wash. The World War II veteran died in 1950. His grave site went unmarked for 70 years.(Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Finding Pvt. Harriman: For 70 years, his grave was unmarked

A World War II veteran from Monroe was remembered Saturday, and his resting place now has a marker.

Snoqualmie Tribe treasurer Chris Castleberry places a Native Veteran medallion on Joseph Harriman’s headstone on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 in Monroe, Wash. The World War II veteran died in 1950. His grave site went unmarked for 70 years.(Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Emanuel Popa owns two adjacent 1903 houses on South Ann Street. The original Monroe homes of the family that ran Buck’s Shingle Mill, they may be demolished to make way for apartments. Popa is willing to give them away to anyone who wants to pay to move them. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Old and free: Monroe mill operators’ 1903 houses up for grabs

Current owner plans apartment complex on property, but pair of dwellings could be moved to new site.

Emanuel Popa owns two adjacent 1903 houses on South Ann Street. The original Monroe homes of the family that ran Buck’s Shingle Mill, they may be demolished to make way for apartments. Popa is willing to give them away to anyone who wants to pay to move them. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Some old Snohomish County road names are rural vestiges

Roads with names aren’t uncommon. Some of the older ones’ namesakes are legacies of local history.

Straight-shooting fire chief retires after 40 years

District 7’s Gary Meek was respected for leading, listening and having a great mustache.

Monroe police arrest woman in ‘sophisticated’ shelter in woods

The structure was built with sticks on private land. Restoring the parcel could cost up to $10,000.

Late-night, early-morning lane closure set for US 2 trestle

One westbound lane is scheduled to close to replace a safety barrier from Highway 204 to I-5.

Mara Rozzano chosen to be Bothell’s municipal court judge

Before her work in Monroe, she spent 24 years primarily as a criminal prosecutor for Snohomish County.

Sultan man walking on U.S. 2 hit by vehicle near Monroe

The 53-year-old man was eastbound on the shoulder when he reportedly stepped into the roadway.

Spike strips end Christmas Day pursuit on U.S. 2

A 49-year-old woman was wanted by Everett Police. She allegedly reached speeds nearing 100 mph.

Monroe man wounded in shooting along Centennial Trail

He suffered a gunshot to the arm on South Machias Road, according to sheriff’s deputies.

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