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  • Milking it for all it’s worth

    Marcia St. John was preparing for a digital apocalypse when she bought her first dairy goats.
    Now, St. John's Creamery has more than 160 goats, and is operating here in Monroe.

  • High school senior skier places in national competition

    Teegan Lowe believes she skis her best when her mind is clear and thoughts are calm.
    This season the Monroe High School junior tested her tried technique at the national level for the first time. 

  • New Y director working to build community

    New Monroe and Sky Valley YMCA executive director Craig Chambers knew he wanted to work in the city years before his hiring.
    The former Stanwood-Camano YMCA senior director had his eye on the Monroe community, and in March he replaced Patsy Cudaback.

  • Index-Galena restoration nears completion

    A conclusion to the restoration of the Index-Galena Road appears to be in sight. 
    Construction is scheduled to start next year on the last section that was washed out by a flood in 2006.

  • Law enforcement credits genetic genealogy in 1987 cold case arrest

    After 31 years and hundreds of tips related to the deaths of Jay Cook and Tanya Van Cuylenborg, law enforcement said advancements in DNA technology led to the arrest of William Earl Talbot II for first-degree murder on Thursday.

     
  • Timber Monster Brewing Company taps into Sultan community
    Timber Monster Brewing Company has opened on Main Street in Sultan, creating a space where people's love for good coffee and craft beer come together.
  • Responding to water emergencies
    Academy coordinator Jamal Beckham said the fire district now has six certified instructors, and each brings their own specialty to the position. About 40 of the fire district’s roughly 140 staff are trained in water rescue, he said.
  • Monroe School District cutting out librarians
    Jakari Singleton picketed outside Fryelands Elementary School every morning and afternoon for weeks after he found out Mindy Burns may not be his librarian again next year.
  • Monroe Education Association fighting for elementary librarians

    The Monroe Education Association will address the Monroe School Board on Monday night, asking members to reconsider replacing K-8 certified teacher-librarians with digital learning teachers and library specialists.

     
  • Running without a finish line
    Monroe's Heather Free has a list of racing goals that's miles long. When she isn't running a marathon, she's home with her husband and daughter, keeping pace with family life. 
  • Quenzer receives Monroe sendoff
    Monroe Police Chief Tim Quenzer is off to Louisiana, after city officials and former coworkers came together to wish the longtime lawman a happy retirement. 
  • Monroe Council makes ATVs street legal
    The adopted ordinance requires anyone operating a WATV to have a valid driver’s license and proof of liability insurance. Councilmember John Scarboro said the latter is what he needed to feel comfortable supporting the ordinance.
  • Crews rescue injured climber at Index Town Wall
    An injured climber was rescued  at Index Town Wall after falling 20 feet on Saturday.
  • Sky Valley Food Bank gardeners look for next crop of volunteers

    The Sky Valley Food Bank garden's dozen core volunteers return each spring to grow 2,000 pounds of produce that end up in hundreds of local homes. Opening day was held mid-April this year, and harvesting will continue well into September. Volunteers provide nearly a half-year of hard labor.

  • Monroe grows annual Arbor Day celebration
    Monroe’s observance of Arbor Day this year signified new beginnings and recognition of the city’s deeply rooted history.
  • Walking on Index’s birthday
    Index residents came out for a walking tour to celebrate the town's 125th birthday on April 25. 
  • Examiner identifies Wallace Falls drowning victim
    The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified 30-year-old Sarah A. Zimmerman as the drowning victim found floating in the lower falls at Wallace Falls State Park on Tuesday, April 24.
  • Police: Animal cruelty case leads to more charges

    Monroe Police report what started as an animal cruelty investigation on Monday resulted in the arrest of a 30-year-old man for possession of a stolen semi-automatic rifle and methamphetamine.

     
  • Airsoft gun puts Sultan Middle School in lockdown
    Sultan Middle School went into a lockdown Tuesday in response to a student bringing a modified airsoft pistol into the building.
  • Fixing flood-prone roadways delayed

    Homeowners living on rural roads just south of Sultan will wait a few more years before their route out is guaranteed during a flooding event.
    Snohomish County Public Works announced construction is scheduled to start in 2021.

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