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Fire that destroyed $545,700 Lake Stevens house ruled an accident

LAKE STEVENS — A two-alarm house fire in Lake Stevens in December has been ruled an accident.Investigators recently closed the case, Assistant Fire Marshal David Petersen said Friday.The lakeside house at 1931 Vernon Road was worth approximately $545,700.

Date: 02/06/2016 | Local News

Error found in how Lake Stevens recorded real estate excise taxes

LAKE STEVENS — State auditors recently found an error in how Lake Stevens officials recorded millions of dollars in real estate excise taxes.

Date: 02/04/2016 | Local News

Prep girls basketball: Monroe 67, Lake Stevens 57

At Monroe H.S.Lake Stevens 13 13 16 15 —57Monroe 17 24 11 15 —67

Date: 02/03/2016 | High Schools

State Patrol trooper hurt in U.S. 2 collision near Everett

EVERETT — A Washington State Patrol trooper was taken to the hospital with minor injuries Wednesday after an early morning collision on the U.S. 2 trestle.

Date: 02/03/2016 | Local News

County, Lake Stevens plan overhaul of Cavelero Hill Park

LAKE STEVENS — Plans to overhaul Cavelero Hill Park have gained momentum and a covered skate park could open there as soon as next year.

Date: 02/02/2016 | Local News

Four-legged triathletes

Farm in Lochsloy specializes in training horses, riders in 3 events

Date: 02/02/2016 | Local News

After fatalities, sheriff taps the brakes on vehicle chases

EVERETT — Sheriff Ty Trenary has announced new pursuit policies for Snohomish County deputies, restricting the circumstances in which they can engage in high-speed chases.The changes go into effect Monday."We absolutely expect our pursuits will be cut...

Date: 01/31/2016 | Local News

Superintendent to speak Thursday about Feb. 9 school election

Edmonds School Superintendent Nick Brossoit will speak and answer questions Thursday about the Feb. 9 school district ballot measure.

Date: 01/27/2016 | South County Politics

Charges filed against woman involved in Lake Stevens home-invasion robbery

LAKE STEVENS — Legal troubles are piling up for a Bonney Lake woman who is a suspect in a violent home-invasion robbery in Lake Stevens.

Date: 01/26/2016 | Local News

Front Porch: Musicians needed

The Lake Stevens Arts Commission is taking applications for bands interested in performing at the Music on the Lake series this summer. The concerts are at 7 p.m. every Thursday in July. Performers receive a stipend. Auditions can be submitted as CDs or web links. They are due by Feb. 10. Drop off...

Date: 01/22/2016 | Local News

Approve Lake Stevens school bond

Unlike other communities in Snohomish County that are able to rely on industrial and retail areas to help support property taxes for school and other districts, Lake Stevens is largely a residential city, with homeowners carrying much of the weight of property taxes.Coupled...

Date: 01/22/2016 | Editorials

Front Porch: Watch out for tax scams

Watch out for tax scamsWith tax season here, the Mukilteo Police Department is issuing a reminder about scams. It is common for people to get phone calls from scammers with east Indian accents claiming to be from the IRS and threatening immediate arrest or...

Date: 01/21/2016 | Local News

Lake Stevens woman who died after crash I.D.’d

ARLINGTON — The Washington State Patrol has released the name of the Lake Stevens woman who died after a car crash along Highway 9 near Arlington at around 5 p.m. Saturday.

Date: 01/10/2016 | Local News

Lake Stevens woman, 80, killed in car crash near Arlington

ARLINGTON — A Lake Stevens woman died after a car crash near Arlington on Saturday. The accident shut down 252nd Street for about three hours.

Date: 01/09/2016 | Local News

A second chance at life

Timing, training saved Jasmine Andrews, 12, from heart attack

Date: 01/08/2016 | Local News

Suspect arrested in Lake Stevens home invasion robbery

LAKE STEVENS — An arrest has been made in the New Year’s Eve home invasion robbery of a Lake Stevens couple in their 70s.

Date: 01/06/2016 | Local News

Convicted sex offender accused of trying to coerce boy he raped

EVERETT — Eugene Brian Garvie stood up in a Snohomish County courtroom in 2007 and pleaded guilty to the rape and sexual exploitation of a teenage boy he'd invited into his home.Then a referee in...

Date: 01/04/2016 | Local News

Snohomish County police cars evolve away from ‘Crown Vics’

EVERETT — Buying a car is stressful.

Date: 01/02/2016 | Local News

Despite opposition, Lake Stevens gravel mine given permission to expand

LAKE STEVENS — A gravel mine off Highway 92 has been given permission to expand the size and scope of its operations despite objections and a formal appeal from neighbors.

Date: 01/02/2016 | Local News

Happy new baby

Seraphina Arroyo is first baby born in Everett area in 2016

Date: 01/02/2016 | Local News

Couple assaulted during Lake Stevens home invasion

LAKE STEVENS — A husband and wife in their 70s were assaulted Thursday morning in a home-invasion robbery here.Police are working on developing suspect information, according to a news release.

Date: 12/31/2015 | Local News

Meet Polar Bear Plungers Lars Jangaard and Lindsey Taylor-Jangaard

Lars Jangaard and Lindsey Taylor-JangaardThis will be the seventh yearLars and Lindsey have kicked off the new year with the polar bear plunge at Brackett's Landing in Edmonds. The chilly...

Date: 12/29/2015 | The Chat

Hammering rainstorms have caused Lake Stevens to hit near-record level

LAKE STEVENS — Calls are coming in to the city about private docks underwater around the lake, but officials say it's nothing out of the ordinary for a rainy December in Snohomish County.The rising level of Lake Stevens, which is now inches below a record high, is...

Date: 12/24/2015 | Local News

Neighbors of Lake Stevens gravel pit object to its expansion

LAKE STEVENS — Owners of a gravel mine off Highway 92 are seeking Snohomish County's permission to expand its size and the type of work it does.The owners of the ThomCo gravel pit have requested a revised conditional use permit to start recycling and processing...

Date: 12/21/2015 | Local News

Lake Stevens parents of neglected children in trouble again

LAKE STEVENS — Amanda Foley and Mark Dorson haven't changed their criminal ways.The Lake Stevens couple lost custody of their children earlier this year after abandoning them without food in a...

Date: 12/17/2015 | Local News

Woman allegedly beats, chokes boy in Lake Stevens

LAKE STEVENS — A Lake Stevens woman is under investigation for assault after she allegedly beat and choked a boy in front of witnesses.The woman, 34, was arrested Monday afternoon when a neighbor called police to a house in the 8700 block of 13th Street NE. The caller...

Date: 12/15/2015 | Local News

National honors for Eason

Lake Stevens QB is named Gatorade National Player of the Year

Date: 12/15/2015 | Prep Zone

Two hurt in head-on car crash near Lake Stevens

LAKE STEVENS — Two people were injured in a head-on crash near Lake Stevens on Saturday night.The collision was reported around 10:20 p.m. off Highway 204 near Sunnyside Boulevard.A Missouri woman, 49, driving a Chevrolet Malibu, failed to yield the right...

Date: 12/13/2015 | Local News

3 taken to hospital after 2-car collision on Highway 92

LAKE STEVENS — A two-car crash Saturday off Highway 92 sent three people to the hospital with injuries.The collision at the intersection of the highway and North Machias Road was reported shortly before noon.

Date: 12/12/2015 | Local News

Lake Stevens house fire knocks out power; no one hurt

LAKE STEVENS — A family of three was displaced by a house fire Sunday that knocked out power to hundreds of Lake Stevens homes.

Date: 12/07/2015 | Local News

Blaze destroys house in Lake Stevens; no injuries

LAKE STEVENS — A house was destroyed by a fire Sunday and power was knocked out to hundreds of homes while crews battled the blaze.The fire was reported around 4:30 p.m. in the 1900 block of Vernon Road. The house was fully engulfed when crews arrived.

Date: 12/06/2015 | Local News

Police raid ‘big problem’ drug house in Lake Stevens

LAKE STEVENS — A police raid at a house on Friday morning was the culmination of an eight-month investigation into the trafficking of heroin, methamphetamine and stolen property, according to authorities.

Date: 12/04/2015 | Local News

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

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