Snohomish

Controlled explosion rattles Cathcart, Snohomish County

Deputies were investigating a 19-year-old who had an “enormous amount of fireworks” near Silver Lake.

 

Claire Vondemkamp (left) and Jami Sollid check out customers Saturday afternoon at Just James Boutique in Stanwood on November 28, 2020. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Crazy or just brave? These folks opened businesses this year

In spite of the pandemic, the number of new businesses is up sharply compared to last year.

 

The Avenue A/Riverfront Gazebo decorated for the holidays on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020 in Snohomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

The venerable Snohomish gazebo is in need of a remodel

The popular place for marriage proposals is in disrepair and is expected to be rebuilt in 2021.

 

Deputies investigating body found off Highway 9 in Cathcart

The death of the 56-year-old man from Olympia is not currently considered suspicious.

Snohomish man, 26, dies in Saturday night crash

Colton R. Mayhew was the only person in the car. He crashed east of Snohomish and died at the scene.

Burton Clemans, an employee at Sisters for 8 years, packages up a Sisters cookie on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Sisters closes, for now, as eateries enter another lockdown

The four-week ban on indoor dining has local restaurants pondering whether to shut their doors for good.

Burton Clemans, an employee at Sisters for 8 years, packages up a Sisters cookie on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Server Kelly King talks with diners Suzan Nettleship, Bill Zama and Rodger Scheibner as they enjoy a last meal inside, before restrictions take place, at Sol Food on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Businesses brace for another round of COVID restrictions

They survived the closures in the spring but worry about what lies ahead as the infection spreads.

Server Kelly King talks with diners Suzan Nettleship, Bill Zama and Rodger Scheibner as they enjoy a last meal inside, before restrictions take place, at Sol Food on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Snohomish insurance agent accused of stealing $750k

She pleaded not guilty in federal court Friday and faces a January trial date.

Marshall Hugh fronts the Marshall Law Band. Photo by James Gerde

Local funk-hop band took it to the streets of Seattle

The Marshall Law Band’s performances during Black Lives Matter protests inspired their new album.

Marshall Hugh fronts the Marshall Law Band. Photo by James Gerde
Capt. Robert Palmer (City of Snohomish)

Snohomish chief: ‘Please don’t open carry on the streets’

In a letter to the community, Robert Palmer also asks that protesters during this tense time remain peaceful.

Capt. Robert Palmer (City of Snohomish)
Mark James (left) and April Berg.

Moderates may decide a million-dollar battle for state House

Democrat April Berg and Republican Mark James are dueling in the 44th, a political swing district.

Mark James (left) and April Berg.
John Kartak (left) and John Lovick.

Rep. Lovick and Mayor Kartak differ on almost every issue

Voters will know clearly their views on new taxes, sex ed law, pandemic response and police reform.

John Kartak (left) and John Lovick.
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.

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)
Protesters gather along First Street on Friday, June 5, 2020 in Snohomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Months after the vigilantes, a divide persists in Snohomish

On the city council, common ground is hard to find in a town struggling to come to terms with race in 2020.

Protesters gather along First Street on Friday, June 5, 2020 in Snohomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Biden supporter Jessica Figueroa (left) and Trump supporter Jesse Bowers. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Time to pick a president: Here’s why I vote the way I do

Red, blue and other voters share their reasons for who should lead the nation the next four years.

Biden supporter Jessica Figueroa (left) and Trump supporter Jesse Bowers. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Work to reduce U.S. 2 to one lane at Pilchuck River

The overnight striping between the lanes is slated to begin Friday night and wrap Saturday morning.

Kenna Harris

Officials confirm Kenna Harris’ body found near Snohomish

X-rays helped officials to identify the human remains found Saturday. Harris went missing in March.

Kenna Harris
Scott McEntire and Jim Coe enjoy a drink and lunch in an outdoor seating tent at the Salish Sea Brewing Co. along Dayton Street on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020 in Edmonds, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Cities extend ‘streatery’ outdoor dining into November — or later

Programs in Edmonds, Everett and Snohomish have helped restaurants cling to life during the pandemic.

Scott McEntire and Jim Coe enjoy a drink and lunch in an outdoor seating tent at the Salish Sea Brewing Co. along Dayton Street on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020 in Edmonds, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Newly certified teacher Shana Brown assists a student with a Zoom meeting, while overseeing a class of seven students, in the former warehouse space at Malicious Women Candles on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020 in Snohomish, Washington. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

For some Snohomish County kids, a warehouse is a schoolhouse

Employers made space for students to attend virtual classes on-site. But at least one learning pod had to shut down.

Newly certified teacher Shana Brown assists a student with a Zoom meeting, while overseeing a class of seven students, in the former warehouse space at Malicious Women Candles on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020 in Snohomish, Washington. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Kenna Harris

Human remains found during search for missing Monroe woman

Family confirmed the remains belonged to Kenna Harris, 25, last seen in March at Snohomish Station.

Kenna Harris
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