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 News    April 2, 2014

Oso landslide death toll rises to 33

The death toll from last month's landslide in Oso rose to 33 Monday. Thirty of the victims have been identified. The latest name added to the list Monday was 30-year-old Billy Spillers. Spillers, a...

 
 News    April 2, 2014

Number of Oso landslide missing drops to 15

The number of people listed as missing after the deadly March 22 Washington state mudslide has dropped from 17 to 15 on the latest list provided by the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office. Officials...

 
 News    April 2, 2014

Weekend rain could make Oso search tough

The number of people confirmed killed in the Oso landslide remained at 30 Friday morning, but Snohomish County medical examiners have identified another one of the victims. The name of the 28th...

 
 News    April 2, 2014

Oso slide traveled at nearly 60 mph, scientists say

Scientists think the Oso slide was moving 60 mph when it hit the neighborhood along Steelhead Drive. The latest high resolution images called lidar are telling geologists that this slide is a lot bigger than first thought. Dave Norman, the state...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Granite Falls    April 2, 2014

New police chief, officers sworn in at newly remodeled police station

The Granite Falls Police Station was packed on Friday, March 21 for the swearing in of new police chief Dave Bowman and the officers who will now be policing Granite Falls. The event also gave...

 
 News    April 2, 2014

OSO Update:Death toll reaches 30 in Oso landslide

The Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office has confirmed 30 people killed in the Oso landslide and has identified 27 of them. The latest victims to be identified are 67-year-old Gloria J....

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    April 2, 2014

Ashley Pointe gives American Legion $600 check

Last November, Ashley Pointe, a premier senior living center in Lake Stevens, honored its veterans for Veterans Day. They also pledged to give $600 to American Legion Post 181 for each move-in in...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Granite Falls    April 2, 2014

Local author writes book to keep family memories alive

Granite Falls resident Brenda Ballard sat down to help her stepson with a family history project and soon realized that no one was recording any of her family's stories. After making a promise to a...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Granite Falls    April 2, 2014

Every child deserves the opportunity to go to school

We are fortunate to live in a country where education is considered a top priority. We are even more blessed to live in a community where our children are given the opportunity to go to schools where...

 
 Granite Falls    April 2, 2014

Receiving an education is important for all children

Dear Editor, Rick Short is correct, “School levies are important for students and learning.”  (‘School levies important for students and learning’ by Rick Short, Letter in the February 2014 edition of the Granite Falls Press)  Thanks to...

 
 News    April 2, 2014

OSO Update: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 7:59am

Oso death toll rises to 27; 22 still missing The number of people killed in the Oso landslide rose to 27 Tuesday morning, with 19 of those victims identified, the Snohomish County Medical Examiner's O...

 
 By Don C. Burrell    Granite Falls    April 2, 2014

Hawaii and the Electric Cow

Normally, you wouldn’t think the cost of electricity would clobber ranchers, but in Hawaii, high power rates are the central competitiveness issue. In fact, the owners of the mammoth Parker Ranch on Hawaii’s big island have calculated their...

 
 By Fred Cruger    Granite Falls    April 2, 2014

100+ years of fighting fires!

Last month we offered a historical perspective of the Police Department, which is undergoing another major change in Granite Falls (in fact, the new organization took effect on March 1). Part of the...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    April 2, 2014

Third grade reading challenge semi-finalists

Third grade readers from the Lake Stevens, Granite Falls and Snohomish School Districts demonstrated their amazing literacy skills and teamwork at the Sno-Isle Libraries Mega-Fun, Biblio-Trivia, Rockem-Sockem Third-Grade Reading Challenge Semi-Final...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    April 2, 2014

House unanimously passes Pearson forest-fire liability bill

By a vote of 98-0, the House approved a bill, sponsored by Sen. Kirk Pearson, which would establish guidelines for lawsuits involving property damages caused by forest fires.  “The idea behind this bill is to bring some certainty and fairness to...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    April 2, 2014

Granite Falls Fire District #17 to conduct home fire sprinkler educational demonstration

Granite Falls Fire District #17 (GFFD) is excited to bring a home fire sprinkler demonstration to the community. This dramatic, yet safe, form of education has become increasingly popular with fire...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    April 2, 2014

United Way announces recovery fund for mudslide relief, $75,000 already pledged to the fund

As the search and rescue effort in Oso, Washington continued into its fourth day, United Way of Snohomish County began the process of establishing a community-wide recovery fund to assist those...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    April 2, 2014

IGA awards Monte Cristo Elementary School with monetary donation

The Monte Cristo Elementary Parent Group (MCPG) received the largest donation to date from the Granite Falls IGA as part of the Hometown Heroes Community Give Back Program.     The IGA has been participating in the Hometown Heroes 1% program as...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    April 2, 2014

Elementary Choir will sing National Anthem at Mariners game on Mother's Day

To add to the already heartwarming ambiance at Mountain Way Elementary, Music Director and Choir Instructor Brandy Golston, received a phone call the day before Valentine’s Day from a Mariner’s Baseball Club Representative.  Curious as to the na...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    April 2, 2014

Library offerings for April

The Granite Falls Library will be offering the following workshops and events for those who are interested. For more information please contact the library at 360-691-6087. Monster Madness! Mermaids, Bigfoot, dragons, unicorns and the Loch Ness...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    April 2, 2014

Third quarter 'Success in Education' awards

The Granite Falls School District awarded the following students with the Success in Education awards at their March 19 board meeting. High school winners, Beau Byron and Dansil Green; middle school winners Kayla Arciniega (6th grade), Shannara...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    April 2, 2014

World Book Night April 23

Monte Cristo and Mountain Way Elementary school staff plan to “Paint the Town in Literacy” for World Book Night on April 23! This is a celebration that has spread all over the United States and beyond. A grant supplies the community with 400...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    April 2, 2014

Tax assistance at Sno-Isle Libraries

Free tax return preparation for people of low and moderate income is available at seven Sno-Isle Libraries. The one-on-one assistance with individual federal tax returns is offered through the AARP Tax-Aide program at the following libraries:...

 
 By Daris Howard    Granite Falls    April 2, 2014

An Instrument Of Embarrassment

Steve had a sharp mind and an ear for music that few people experience. But he lacked something that almost all other musicians quickly master. He could not read music. He had never needed to. His good friend, John, always sat by him, and would show...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    April 2, 2014

Some schools under lockdown while police search for car thief

Students in the Granite Falls School District started the week with an impromptu lockdown on the morning of Monday, March 10 while the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office actively searched for a suspected car thief in the Granite Falls area. “The i...

 

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