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Lake Stevens

Out of the ashes ...

Christian rocker shares lessons of grace from his own life

Date: 11/28/2015 | Local News

Police, parks in Lake Stevens’ 2016 budget

LAKE STEVENS — The City Council on Tuesday approved a 2016 budget that adds new police, planning and parks staff and focuses on projects to fix parks and streets.Council members didn’t agree on the final budget. Four voted yes, two voted no and one was absent.

Date: 11/27/2015 | Local News

Man still in custody for Nov. 12 shooting in Lake Stevens

LAKE STEVENS — A man remains in jail for a Nov. 12 shooting in Lake Stevens.He was being held Tuesday on $50,000 bail for investigation of second-degree domestic violence assault, according to Lake Stevens police.The shooting happened about 6 p.m. near the...

Date: 11/25/2015 | Local News

71 years for 3-city shooting spree

Hans Hansen is expected to spend the rest of his life behind bars

Date: 11/24/2015 | Local News

Briefs: Lake Stevens woman appointed to EvCC’s trustees

Lake Stevens woman appointed to EvCC's trusteesWashington state Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed Toraya Miller to Everett Community College's Board of Trustees. Miller, of Lake Stevens, is a vice-president/internal auditor at Coastal Community Bank and the...

Date: 11/23/2015 | Business

Lake Stevens police commander files lawsuit claiming retaliation

LAKE STEVENS — The Lake Stevens police commander has filed a lawsuit against the city, saying he is being wrongfully fired in violation of employment laws.Dennis Taylor, 53, is accusing city leaders of trying to ruin his reputation as retaliation for how he managed...

Date: 11/20/2015 | Local News

GuitART auction to benefit elementary school music students

Painted guitars and ukuleles will be auctioned to support the purchase of new ukuleles for students at Mount Pilchuck Elementary School in Lake Stevens.

Date: 11/13/2015 | Entertainment

Man guilty in shooting spree that targeted police stations, officers

EVERETT — The Lake Stevens man responsible for last year's shooting spree that targeted police in three cities is facing decades behind bars when he is sentenced later this month.A Snohomish County jury on Thursday convicted Hans Hansen of

Date: 11/12/2015 | Local News

Jurors consider case of allegedly suicidal man who shot at police

EVERETT — Hans Hansen set out to kill police officers, wanting to cause "maximum damage" before bringing about the death he desired, according to prosecutors. But according to his attorney, Hansen was a sad, broken man who wanted only for officers to end his life, so...

Date: 11/10/2015 | Local News

National homebuilder starts Lake Stevens project

LAKE STEVENS — A national homebuilder that has developed several projects in the Puget Sound area is starting to market a new development in Lake Stevens.

Date: 11/10/2015 | Business

Lake Stevens couple, jailed for abandoning kids, arrested again

MARYSVILLE — A Lake Stevens couple who abandoned their children in a decrepit house earlier this year have been arrested again, this time for a police pursuit involving a stolen car.Amanda Foley...

Date: 11/06/2015 | Local News

$116 million school bond will go before Lake Stevens voters

LAKE STEVENS — The School Board has decided to ask voters for a $116 million bond to build a new elementary school and early learning center, among a number of other projects.The board voted unanimously Wednesday to...

Date: 10/30/2015 | Local News

Investigation continues into death of woman, 22, found in Ebey Slough

LAKE STEVENS — The body of 22-year-old Stephanie Kensinger was found more than four months ago in Ebey Slough, near Sunnyside Boulevard.Investigators don’t know how she died. They’re asking the public for help finding out what happened, including why Kensinger ended up in the water.

Date: 10/30/2015 | Local News

No charges in September accident that killed Lake Stevens boy

LAKE STEVENS — Detectives on Thursday said they have completed their investigation into a crash on Highway 9 that took the life of a 17-year-old boy.

Date: 10/29/2015 | Local News

Marysville police describe rolling gun battle to jury

EVERETT — A jury was taken moment-by-moment Wednesday through the chaos and fear that a Granite Falls man brought to Marysville last fall after he drove into town and began shooting at police.Hans Hansen, 44, is

Date: 10/29/2015 | Local News

Aerospace machine shop Cobalt to expand to Lake Stevens site

LAKE STEVENS — Cobalt Enterprises is buying a 25,000-square-foot building in Lake Stevens and moving most of its operations from Granite Falls to the new site.The machine shop will also expand, growing its workforce from 98 employees to 120, said Paul Clark, Cobalt's...

Date: 10/29/2015 | Business

Testimony begins in Granite Falls man’s shooting spree case

EVERETT — The Marysville patrol officer felt under siege.Bullets pierced his windshield.When he opened his door, the window was shattered by gunfire.When he flipped on a side spotlight to try to blind the shooter’s vision, it too was shot out.

Date: 10/28/2015 | Local News

Elect Spencer and McDaniel

During the last 10 years, Lake Stevens has been a city built by annexations, growing from about 7,400 residents before 2006 to its current population of 30,000 with the annexations of North Lake, Frontier Village, Soper Hill and areas southwest of the city.Even though the...

Date: 10/27/2015 | Editorials

Yo-ho Halloween

It’s a pirate’s life at Lake Stevens home

Date: 10/27/2015 | Whats Up With That?

Catch local dancing duo’s performance at fundraiser Sunday

LAKE STEVENS — They are headed back to Paris to defend their world championship title.

Date: 10/23/2015 | Entertainment

All voters should have ballots by Tuesday

Snohomish County voters should have ballots and voters’ pamphlets for the Nov. 3 General Election.

Date: 10/20/2015 | South County Politics

Roads, parks and safety top concerns in Lake Stevens races

LAKE STEVENS — Four candidates hoping to help lead the city for the next four years have their eyes on local transportation, safety, recreation and business issues.Lake Stevens voters are tasked with choosing a new mayor and City Council member on the Nov. 3 ballot.

Date: 10/16/2015 | Local News

Straight into the flames

When neighbor’s home was on fire, Kaiden, 17, didn’t hesitate

Date: 10/08/2015 | Local News

Target fined $21K for worker’s death at store in Lake Stevens

LAKE STEVENS — The state Department of Labor and Industries has fined Target $21,000 in connection with a worker’s death at the Lake Stevens store in June.

Date: 09/28/2015 | Local News

Lake Stevens woman, whom teen rescued from fire, charged with arson

LAKE STEVENS — A teenager crawled into his neighbor's burning mobile home and pulled her to safety despite her protests.The woman told the boy to leave her alone but the 16-year-old knocked a gas can out of her hands and dragged the distraught woman outside. Other...

Date: 09/26/2015 | Local News

Lake Stevens mom who’s been there helps those grieving find hope

SNOHOMISH — Michelle Frost knows how tricky it is to balance grief and hope.

Date: 09/25/2015 | Local News

Spotlight on local beer, spirits at inaugural Carleton Farms Brew Fest

The inaugural Carleton Farms Brew Fest will shine a light on a number of local breweries and distilleries this weekend, and one brewery from nearly 500 miles away.

Date: 09/23/2015 | Hops & Sips

Man injured in shooting at Lake Stevens apartment complex

LAKE STEVENS — A shooting outside a Lake Stevens apartment complex on Tuesday night sent one man to the hospital with a leg wound.

Date: 09/16/2015 | Local News

A week to remember: 9/11 events to be held throughout county

EDMONDS — After years of work, the 9/11 memorial park in Edmonds is expected to be completed soon.An opening ceremony is planned for 9:11 a.m. Friday, and marks 14 years since the terrorist attacks on U.S. soil.

Date: 09/10/2015 | Local News

17-year-old identified in Lake Stevens pedestrian fatality

LAKE STEVENS — A high-school student who was struck by a car and died Tuesday has been identified as William L. Arroyo-Ramirez, 17, of Lake Stevens.

Date: 09/09/2015 | Local News

Bicycle event on Lake Stevens roads Sept. 12

Lake Stevens-area drivers should be ready for lots of cyclists and runners on the road for the Lake Stevens Olympic and Sprint Triathlon, scheduled for the area from 8 a.m. to noon Sept. 12. More information is at

Date: 09/09/2015 | Street Smarts

Car strikes, kills teen on highway near school in Lake Stevens

LAKE STEVENS — A 17-year-old Lake Stevens boy died Tuesday morning after being struck by a car.The crash happened just after 6 a.m. on Highway 9 near Hillcrest Elementary School and Fourth Street SE, Lake Stevens Police Chief Dan Lorentzen said.

Date: 09/08/2015 | Local News

Linking them to the future

Lake Stevens High School sophomores given exclusive welcome

Date: 09/03/2015 | Local News

Letting in cars is courteous, but not required

Melissa George of Lake Stevens writes: “Are drivers heading west toward the trestle on Highway 204 required to let in drivers turning right off of

Date: 09/01/2015 | Street Smarts

Lake Stevens food bank needs some deposits

LAKE STEVENS — Things have gotten a little crowded in the Lake Stevens Community Food Bank.Shelves line just about every inch of wall space in the back rooms of Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 2111 117th Ave. NE. The walk-in...

Date: 08/28/2015 | Local News

China’s Dalian Wanda buys Ironman triathlon brand for $650M

HONG KONG — Chinese property and cinema giant Dalian Wanda Group says it’s buying the company that owns the Ironman triathlon brand and race series, which also includes the Ironman 70.3 competition held in August at Lake Stevens.

Date: 08/26/2015 | Business Wire

Familiar names on ballot for county charter-review commission

You’ll see a lot of familiar names on the November ballot for positions on the Snohomish County charter-review commission.

Date: 08/26/2015 | South County Politics

8 months later, teen’s killer still at large

LAKE STEVENS — It’s been nearly eight months since Summer Smith’s remains were found among some brambles in the Lake Stevens area.

Date: 08/22/2015 | Local News

Journey provides fresh outlook

Man hikes from Arizona to Lynnwood to shake depression, anxiety

Date: 08/18/2015 | Local News

Mobile-home fire in Lake Stevens still under investigation

LAKE STEVENS — An Aug. 8 fire in a Lake Stevens mobile home remains under investigation.

Date: 08/17/2015 | Local News

Ironman TV chef

Gordon Ramsay returns for Lake Stevens race

Date: 08/17/2015 | Local News

Man accused of leading police on rolling shootout faces more charges

MARYSVILLE — A Granite Falls man accused of opening fire on police in October is facing more legal troubles.Prosecutors last year charged Hans Hansen with two counts of attempted first-degree...

Date: 08/14/2015 | Local News

summer music festivals


Date: 08/14/2015 | Entertainment

Chris Pratt, the painter

Movie star's mural on Granite Falls restaurant's wall

Date: 08/11/2015 | Local News

Lake Stevens man improving after alleged DUI accident

SEATTLE — A Lake Stevens man’s condition is improving after a July 31 accident.

Date: 08/10/2015 | Sirens

Woman rescued from Lake Stevens house fire

LAKE STEVENS — A woman was rescued when a fire destroyed a Lake Stevens mobile home early Saturday morning.

Date: 08/08/2015 | Local News

summer concerts


Date: 08/07/2015 | Entertainment

Where to find live tunes around town

Alexa’s Cafe: 10115 Main St., Bothell; 425-402-1754; Live music Saturdays at 7 p.m.

Date: 08/07/2015 | Entertainment

Three fire districts launch compassionate collaboration

CLEARVIEW — The most important qualification for the job was compassion.Along with compassion, they needed someone personable, who would advocate for patients, said Larry Huff, the Lake Stevens deputy fire chief.Lake Stevens is joining Fire District 7 in...

Date: 08/05/2015 | Local News

Car-motorcycle crash investigated as possible vehicular assault

LAKE STEVENS — A Lake Stevens man is being investigated for vehicular assault after a crash last week that seriously injured a motorcyclist.It happened just after 2 a.m. Friday near the intersection of Vernon Road and Lundeen Parkway, Lake Stevens Police Chief Dan Lorentzen said.

Date: 08/03/2015 | Local News

Lake Stevens man dies in Montana canoeing accident

MISSOULA, Mont. — A 46-year-old Lake Stevens man has died after a weekend canoeing accident on the Clark Fork River in western Montana.

Date: 08/03/2015 | Local News


Snohomish CountyTheater

Date: 07/31/2015 | Entertainment

Primary voters pamphlet covers county from Lynnwood to Stanwood

The local voters pamphlet for the Aug. 4 primary covers candidates in parts of Snohomish County from Lynnwood to Stanwood.

Date: 07/30/2015 | South County Politics

Model Ts and memories

Just like her late father, Sarah Newberg loves classic Fords

Date: 07/28/2015 | Local News

Koon, Emery for council seats

The Herald Editorial Board's endorsements for the Aug. 4 primary conclude with city council races in Lake Stevens and Mukilteo. Voters' top two choices in the primary will move on to the Nov. 3 general election.For Lake Stevens City Council, Position No. 5,...

Date: 07/21/2015 | Editorials

music festivals


Date: 07/17/2015 | Entertainment

Music festivals

FestivalsArlington Street Fair: July 10 through 12, Legion Park, Olympic Avenue, downtown Arlington. On Friday, 11:30 a.m., Old Time Fiddlers; 2 p.m., Arlington Idol contest; 4 p.m., Slacker pop rock. On Saturday, 10 a.m.,...

Date: 07/10/2015 | Entertainment

It's already been a year

Family and friends gather to remember Bradley Hogue

Date: 07/09/2015 | Local News

It's summer, let the chip sealing begin

Your local pothole may soon be filled.The summer road work season is under way in unincorporated Snohomish County areas with paving or chip sealing planned for a total of 107 miles of roadway.By the end of October, Snohomish will see the most road miles treated...

Date: 07/06/2015 | Street Smarts

The Colors of Freedom parade in Everett

EVERETT — While temperatures may have been warmer the usual this year, thousands of people lined Colby and Wetmore Avenues along with Wall Street to watch the annual Everett Colors of Freedom Fourth of July parade Saturday.

Date: 07/04/2015 | Local News

Honoring their Dead

The Grateful Dead has three shows left, and local fans look back

Date: 07/03/2015 | Entertainment

A patch of the blues

Lake Stevens blueberry U-pick may have to close

Date: 07/02/2015 | Local News

Lake Stevens parents who abandoned children sentenced

LAKE STEVENS — The parents of children removed from a filthy house in Lake Stevens were sentenced Wednesday to six months in jail and five years of probation.

Date: 06/25/2015 | Local News

Suspect in 2013 death of young mother unfit to stand trial

EVERETT — A young mother’s slaying in 2013 will go unprosecuted after state doctors concluded that the suspect remains too delusional to assist his lawyer.

Date: 06/22/2015 | Local News

Worker dies after fall at Lake Stevens Target

LAKE STEVENS — The state Department of Labor and Industries is investigating a workplace death that occurred Sunday at the Lake Stevens Target.

Date: 06/11/2015 | Sirens

Suspects sought in Monroe carjacking incident

Editor's Note: Police now say the report was made up. An updated story was posted on June 10.

Date: 06/09/2015 | Sirens

A triathlon a day

Ironman on mission to complete 50 in 50 days

Date: 06/09/2015 | Local News

Fire destroys duplex in Lake Stevens

LAKE STEVENS — A two-alarm fire destroyed a duplex in Lake Stevens on Friday morning.No people were home at the time, and two dogs were rescued, said Bruce Huston, a battalion chief with Snohomish County Fire District 8 in Lake Stevens.

Date: 06/05/2015 | Sirens

Bill gives tax breaks to companies in 4 cities in exchange for job creation

OLYMPIA — Marysville and Arlington will soon have a new tool to help attract businesses to an industrial area they share: a tax break.A bill passed by state lawmakers last week allows the cities to exempt companies from paying a portion of property taxes if they create...

Date: 06/01/2015 | Business

Man struck by patrol car files $2.75 million claim against county

EVERETT — A Lake Stevens man has filed a $2.75 million damage claim against Snohomish County after he was struck by a sheriff's office patrol car and seriously injured last fall."The bottom line is we are still investigating,...

Date: 06/01/2015 | Local News

City offers reasons for new signal on 20th Street hill

Several readers have wondered about that new traffic signal on 20th Street SE at Cavelero Road in Lake Stevens, on a steep incline just...

Date: 05/26/2015 | Street Smarts

Lifting spirits

After paralyzing illness, gym owner aims to inspire

Date: 05/20/2015 | Business

Safe Kids program has life jackets for the lending

LAKE STEVENS — Cabinets filled with life jackets that people can borrow for free are opening for the season Friday at Wyatt Park and the downtown boat launch here. They're part of a countywide Safe Kids program that lends life jackets to boaters and swimmers for...

Date: 05/18/2015 | Local News

How County Market landed in Lake Stevens

LAKE STEVENS — It's a new brand of supermarket for Snohomish County, one that is entrenched in the Midwest and the South.County Market opened May 1, taking over for Albertsons at 303 91st Ave. NE, No. F. County Market kept all of Albertsons' employees, more than 70 in...

Date: 05/18/2015 | Business

Fired up about firefighting

Super Kid Henry Blankenship is set on his career choice

Date: 05/11/2015 | Local News

Law aims to help people with disabilities live independently

LAKE STEVENS — Emma Patterson, 13, already is planning for college. She wants to study art, work at Starbucks and have her own place in Seattle.It'll be an uphill battle for the energetic teen with purple streaks in her hair and an infectious smile. She has Down...

Date: 05/07/2015 | Local News

Granite Falls, Lake Stevens, Snohomish teachers to walk out Friday

Teachers in two Snohomish County school districts voted Monday to join the wave of Washington educators walking off the job during one-day strikes aimed at swaying the Legislature.

Date: 05/06/2015 | Local News

Lessons learned

Student aims to carry our culture home to Zanzibar

Date: 05/05/2015 | Local News

Fun in the summer sun

Cedar Springs Camp in Lake Stevens draws thousands of kids

Date: 05/02/2015 | Local News

Beer flows in Bothell

The Hop and Hound's craft beer fits right in

Date: 04/24/2015 | Life

New fire chief starts job, getting to know Lake Stevens

LAKE STEVENS — April 15 marked Kevin O’Brien’s 24th anniversary as a firefighter.It also was his first day as the new Lake Stevens fire chief.O’Brien, 48, is moving to town from Orcas Island with his wife, Nancy, and their three sons.

Date: 04/23/2015 | Local News

Motorcyclist killed in Highway 9 crash is identified

LAKE STEVENS — The Snohomish County Medical Examiner has released the identity of the Arlington man killed in a Sunday crash in Lake Stevens.Uzile Young, 71, died from blunt force injuries.

Date: 04/23/2015 | Local News

Arlington man dies of injuries from Highway 9 collision

LAKE STEVENS — A 73-year-old Arlington man has died from injuries suffered in a wreck in Lake Stevens on Sunday.

Date: 04/21/2015 | Local News

Killer gets 90 years

Shooter sentenced in drive-by attack that killed Molly Conley

Date: 04/21/2015 | Local News

Lake Stevens makes group’s Top 10 Worst Commutes

If you live in Lake Stevens, you probably won’t be surprised to find the city on a financial group’s Top 10 Worst Commutes in the region.

Date: 04/20/2015 | Street Smarts

Kids in every corner

Crowded Lake Stevens schools put kids anywhere they'll fit

Date: 04/20/2015 | Local News

2 injured in Lake Stevens collision that snarls traffic

LAKE STEVENS — Two people were injured in an collision on southbound Highway 9 at Lundeen Parkway Sunday afternoon and traffic remains backed up for a mile.

Date: 04/19/2015 | Local News

Judge denies man’s bid for lighter sentence in vehicular homicide

EVERETT — In many ways, Brandon M. Jones has worked to turn his life around.He’s taken up running to improve his fitness.He’s attended AA meetings almost daily to keep his sobriety and to try to help others do the same.He has helped his mom after his father died.

Date: 04/14/2015 | Local News

7-year sentence for RV chase, break-in

EVERETT — An Everett man who tried to outrun cops in a stolen motorhome is headed to prison for seven years.James Johns on Thursday failed to persuade Snohomish County Superior Court Judge Michael Downes to send him to drug treatment for part of his prison sentence.

Date: 04/12/2015 | Local News

Seeking truth in tragedy

Family tries to make sense of teen's death from one punch

Date: 04/03/2015 | Local News

Father pleads not guilty to reckless endangerment

EVERETT — A Lake Stevens father whose young son shot himself in the mouth pleaded not guilty Thursday to reckless endangerment, a misdemeanor.

Date: 04/03/2015 | Local News

Ready, set, go

Where to find egg hunts in Snohomish County

Date: 04/02/2015 | Entertainment

Retiring Lake Stevens fire chief is ready to try new things

LAKE STEVENS — Dave Lingenfelter loved being a paramedic because it kept him guessing.In recent years, his challenge turned to making sure the Lake Stevens fire district weathered the recession.

Date: 03/31/2015 | Local News

Verdict disappoints family

Molly Conley's killer guilty of manslaughter, not murder

Date: 03/30/2015 | Local News

The catapult challange

Heavy-duty lessons learned in marshmallow battle

Date: 03/29/2015 | Local News

‘Stalemated’ Molly Conley jury to return Monday

EVERETT — A Snohomish County jury on Friday claimed it had reached a verdict on all but one count in the murder trial of a former Boeing mechanic accused of killing 15-year-old Molly...

Date: 03/27/2015 | Local News

Molly Conley case to jury

Erick Walker is accused of going on a random shooting spree

Date: 03/26/2015 | Local News

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