Bill Bates, Former Editor, Publisher of Snohomish Tribune, Dies at 95


Bill Bates loved words. He loved his family and Snohomish. And he loved the mountains. A small-town newspaper man, at midlife he found a new passion in climbing.

“I love mountaineering because it is so close to us, so accessible, and yet, at the same time, so remote,” he told The Herald in 1993.

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