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June 6, 2014 at 9:29 AM

Mount Baker area receives grants to maintain backcountry trails

By Kimberly Cauvel / The Skagit Valley Herald The state Recreation and Conservation Office has awarded more than $130,000 in grants to help maintain backcountry and snow-park trails in Skagit and Whatcom counties over the next two years. The state Parks and Recreation Commission will receive $109,000 to plow six Sno-Parks and maintain 166 miles of snowmobile…


Comments | Topics: Mount Baker, snow, Trails

April 27, 2014 at 9:47 AM

Temps may hit 80s this week in Seattle area

It  doesn’t feel like it now, but warm weather is on the way, with temperatures that could reach into the 80s around Puget Sound by late this week, including a sunny May Day Thursday that could tie or top the record for the date of 81 at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. First, though, comes a chill, and the…


Comments | More in Environment, Weather Beat | Topics: high temperatures, snow, sunny

March 8, 2014 at 4:36 PM

Overnight rains to boost chance of floods, mudslides

Another 2 to 4 inches of rain expected in the Cascade Mountains overnight will raise the chance of lowland flooding and mudslides, according to the National Weather Service. Meteorologist Johnny Burg said freezing levels of about 7,500 feet in the Central Cascades and 6,000 feet in the North Cascades will add to the flooding potential, “because…


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March 3, 2014 at 6:55 AM

Monday Memo: Rain/snow … Liquor fix … Balloons zap power … Alpaca bust

Raining down low, snowing like heck in the mountains: So much snow is falling at Snoqualmie Pass that it was shut down last night and remains closed this morning. No word yet on when it might open. In the Seattle area, we’ll be having rain, rain, rain through Wednesday. Since the state gave…


Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: alpacas, Snoqualmie Pass, snow

February 24, 2014 at 6:30 AM

Monday Memo: Bike politics … Air commute … Killed by own car

Bicycle organization making changes. The Cascade Bicycle Club is reinventing itself and moving away from politics after years of turmoil. The club, one of the oldest and biggest in the nation, has new leadership and plans for new offices. Kirkland gondolas? We’re trying to imagine how this might become reality. Because of commute woes…


Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: bellingham, Kirkland gondolas, shooting death

February 23, 2014 at 9:36 PM

Deluge of snow in Bellingham area prompts school closures

All Whatcom County public schools will be closed Monday, and countless travelers remain stranded after at least a foot of snow blanketed the Bellingham area in a 24-hour period. Several community colleges announced class cancellations and Western Washington University was to open at 10 a.m., which is two hours late. Law-enforcement officials blame the slick weather conditions…


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February 22, 2014 at 5:52 PM

Light snow possible Sunday in Seattle area

The Seattle area could see light snow Saturday night and Sunday, but it’s not likely to stick. A winter storm watch is in effect for most of the northern interior Puget Sound, as far south as Everett, said Johnny Burg, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Seattle. Those areas could see three to five…


Comments | Topics: Seattle weather, snow

February 21, 2014 at 7:10 AM

Friday Memo: Workers finally get OT pay … Mariners need Hawks’ energy … weekend freeway slowdowns

Here’s one for the little guy: A drywall contractor in Issaquah has agreed to pay $550,000 to settle a U.S. Department of Labor lawsuit alleging it shortchanged nearly 400 workers on overtime wages over a 3½-year period. The Mariners are big Seahawks fans. Can that winning Super Bowl energy give a boost to…


Comments | Topics: Mariners, snow, Traffic

February 19, 2014 at 6:58 AM

Wednesday Memo: Boeing, Machinists to make up? … Driving stoned … School-bus drivers strike?

We’re sorry? Boeing, politicians vow to heal rift with Machinists union Stevens and Snoqualmie passes are both open this morning, although driving is still a bit dicey. Be careful out there. We have a closer look at what’s happening weather-wise in the mountains. And guess what? Another storm that could bring…


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February 19, 2014 at 5:53 AM

Snoqualmie Pass is open

Snoqualmie Pass is open this morning after being closed yesterday due to dangerous road conditions. Right now traction tires are required and chains required on vehicles over 10,000 gross weight, says the state Department of Transportation. There’s snow, slush and ice on the roadway and it was snowing as of 5:30 a.m. Stevens Pass, which was closed yesterday…


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