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Lake Stevens

‘Life-changing experience’

2 from Lake Stevens club compete for U.S. karate team

Date: 09/09/2014 | Sports


Everett Navy base leader reassigned during sexual-assault inquiry

EVERETT — The commanding officer of Naval Station Everett has been reassigned while the military investigates an allegation of sexual assault, the Navy said Monday.James Duke Jr., 48, of Lake Stevens, faces a criminal court-martial hearing, which is similar to a...

Date: 09/08/2014 | Local News


Lake Stevens sets up city salary commission

LAKE STEVENS — The city is seeking volunteers to help decide how much their mayor and City Council members should be paid.

Date: 09/04/2014 | Local News


Supply problems delay Lake Stevens weed shop

LAKE STEVENS — Denise Evans is getting ready to open the city’s first recreational pot shop.She hopes to start selling marijuana at Cannablyss, located at 2705 Hartford Dr., by the end of September.

Date: 09/03/2014 | Local News


100 years in the making

Sixth generation taking its place at honored Lake Stevens farm

Date: 08/28/2014 | Local News


Racing and preaching

Jeff Knight drives a racecar on Saturday, preaches on Sunday

Date: 08/26/2014 | Sports


A most deserved honor

French government thanks Snohomish World War II veteran

Date: 08/25/2014 | Local News


Schools in Lake Stevens prepped for emergencies

LAKE STEVENS — When school starts in two weeks, all 400 classrooms in the Lake Stevens School District will have a well-stocked kit of emergency supplies.Lake Stevens police officer David Carter has been working with the schools on the project for the better part of a...

Date: 08/23/2014 | Local News


Roundabout work to affect Marysville traffic

MARYSVILLE — A roundabout is going in at the intersection of Highway 9 and 84th Street Northeast, and traffic is to be restricted and rerouted for more than a week.Work was to start Thursday on a center island for the roundabout. The highway is expected to remain open...

Date: 08/20/2014 | Local News


Stabbing suspect still unfit for trial, psychologists say

LAKE STEVENS — State psychologists say a mentally ill man still is unable to assist his attorney to defend against a murder allegation.It has been more than a year since Phillipa Evans-Lopez, 20, was found tied up in her Lake Stevens home. Prosecutors allege that...

Date: 08/18/2014 | Local News


Identity of body confirmed as that of missing woman, 89

EVERETT — Officials confirmed Monday that a body found near Lake Stevens last week was that of a missing 89-year-old Everett woman, Ethel O’Neil. The cause of her death is under investigation, according to the Snohomish County...

Date: 08/18/2014 | Local News


Growing pains

Lake Stevens makes plans to cope with rapid expansion

Date: 08/17/2014 | Local News


Lake Stevens to host triathlon on Sunday

A throng of athletes expected to number around 1,800, and including some of the world’s best, will take over the water of Lake Stevens and the city’s surrounding streets for the sixth annual Ironman 70.3 Lake Stevens Triathlon on Sunday.

Date: 08/16/2014 | Sports


Lake is just a start

Lake Stevens fun spreads out from the shores

Date: 08/16/2014 | Life


Like Astaire and Rogers

A teen ballroom dance duo eye championships in Paris

Date: 08/15/2014 | Entertainment


Much more than mimosas, LJ’s Bistro and Bar satisfies

Bottomless mimosas for $15?Count me in.That’s one of the brunch deals at LJ’s Bistro and Bar in Lake Stevens.

Date: 08/15/2014 | Entertainment


Otter suspected of attacks on Pilchuck River is killed

LAKE STEVENS — The river otter suspected of seriously injuring an 8-year-old boy and his grandmother on the Pilchuck River in July has been killed.A large male otter was tracked down and shot* Sunday afternoon near Lake Connor Park in Lake...

Date: 08/11/2014 | Local News


Applause

Kids are real winners of softball tourneyLake Stevens Fire and Lake Stevens Police thank the Lake Stevens community for its support at the annual Guns ‘n Hoses Softball Challenge held Aug. 2. Deejay Bob Justice...

Date: 08/08/2014 | Local News


On a fast track

Lake Stevens race car enthusiast works toward dream job

Date: 08/07/2014 | Local News


Can Pratt remain a star?

The Lake Stevens native is riding high after 'Guardians' success

Date: 08/06/2014 | Entertainment


Perfect day for a dry run

Bryan Wickizer, 27, takes advantage of the sunshine and dry pavement as he cruises down a hill on his longboard in Everett after getting off work Monday afternoon. Wickizer, of Lake Stevens, also snowboards, but took up the longboard more than two years ago to make turns off the...

Date: 08/05/2014 | Local News


Dreams do come true

Lake Stevens' Askervold to compete for U.S. in junior worlds

Date: 08/05/2014 | Sports


Dan Lorentzen named police chief in Lake Stevens

LAKE STEVENS — Dan Lorentzen has been named the Lake Stevens police chief.Lorentzen, 46, has been serving as acting chief since November 2012.He joined in the police department as a reserve officer in 1991.

Date: 08/04/2014 | Sirens


Trappers continue to search for vicious otter after attack

LAKE STEVENS — The search for a river otter that attacked an 8-year-old boy and his grandmother continued Friday afternoon, a day after they were taken to the hospital with serious injuries.The two

Date: 08/01/2014 | Local News


Surveillance video leads to suspects in church burglary

LAKE STEVENS — Police linked two crimes together in Lake Stevens last week thanks to surveillance video and a couple of familiar faces.The same two fellows are accused of a church burglary July 18 and a joyride in a stolen car July 19, Lake Stevens police Cmdr. Dennis Taylor said.

Date: 08/01/2014 | Local News


Otter attacks, injures boy and grandmother on Pilchuck River

LAKE STEVENS — A boy and his grandmother were taken to a hospital with serious injuries Thursday morning after a river otter attacked them near Lake Connor Park in Lake Stevens.

Date: 07/31/2014 | Local News


Aquafest is a splash

Scenes from Lake Stevens' summer festival (gallery)

Date: 07/27/2014 | Local News


Help is on the way

Lake Stevens pair hauling relief aid to wildfire zone

Date: 07/24/2014 | Local News


Aquafest fun this weekend in Lake Stevens

Rides and games. Parades and a funny hypnotist. Pancakes and a pizza-eating contest.It's all that and more at the Lake Stevens Aquafest this weekend. Aquafest began as an afternoon waterski tournament between friends 54 years...

Date: 07/24/2014 | Entertainment


Lake Stevens Aquafest kicks off this weekend

LAKE STEVENS — Aquafest organizers have planned more than 60 different events for this weekend in downtown Lake Stevens.The 54th Annual Lake Stevens Aquafest is set to kick off Friday at about 5 p.m. and wrap up Sunday...

Date: 07/21/2014 | Local News


Easy pickings

Bumper crop of blueberries on route to Stilly Valley

Date: 07/16/2014 | Life


Colorful run in Lake Stevens

Life, friendship and fitness at Run or Dye (gallery)

Date: 07/13/2014 | Local News


Counting his blessings

Youth pastor Cameron Stevens nearly died in November

Date: 07/12/2014 | Local News


Show your true colors at Lake Stevens fun run

Come in your pajamas. Don't worry, be happy. Go at your own pace. The rules of this 5K fun run are to dye for.Saturday's Run or Dye in Lake Stevens, billed as a celebration of life, friendship and fitness, is for all walks of life. Runners become part of the rainbow. Through...

Date: 07/08/2014 | Life


Rising to the top

Meet Everett's new police chief, Dan Templeman

Date: 06/30/2014 | Local News


Meet Lake Stevens cookbook writer at event

Lake Stevens author Jenny Keller has been called the "baker to the stars" and Tori Spelling will tell you Keller is a "true inspiration." Keller plans to talk about her new cookbook "Eat More Dessert" and sign copies of it at 7 p.m.

Date: 06/24/2014 | Life


Man charged with 3 felonies in wild pursuit

EVERETT — James Johns was wearing women’s clothes and slippers when the cops found him hiding out in a stranger’s house.

Date: 06/23/2014 | Local News


DECA dedication

Ria Montenegro to study business at WWU

Date: 06/23/2014 | Local News


Lake Stevens’ LaCoursiere third in Pitch, Hit and Run

Competing on the same field as his big-league heroes, Lake Stevens Little League baseball player Cody LaCoursiere placed third in the 13-14 age division Sunday during the team championship of Major League Baseball's Pitch, Hit and Run competition at Safeco Field in Seattle.

Date: 06/17/2014 | Sports


Competing on the big stage

Lake Stevens teen in Pitch, Hit & Run championships

Date: 06/14/2014 | Sports


Momma knows (and tackles) best

The Lake Stevens youth football players made the sport look like so much fun, a few of their mothers decided they wanted to give it a try.A group of moms with kids on Lake Stevens youth football teams have organized a game against some Arlington football moms this Saturday...

Date: 06/13/2014 | Sports


Scenes from graduation

Lake Stevens celebrates the Class of 2014 (gallery)

Date: 06/11/2014 | Local News


Lake Stevens police investigating prank 911 call

LAKE STEVENS — Police are investigating a false call to 911 on Monday in which a person claimed there had been a shooting at a home here — an apparent attempt to cause a massive police response to someone else's house.The incident was reported at 8:25 p.m. Monday...

Date: 06/10/2014 | Local News


Trial in drive-by slaying of girl, 15, postponed

EVERETT — The trial of a Marysville man accused of gunning down 15-year-old Molly Conley a year ago is now scheduled to begin in November. It had been scheduled to begin this month.

Date: 06/06/2014 | Local News


Service for fallen trooper

Road dedicated to Sean O’Connell a year after his death

Date: 05/31/2014 | Local News


Crosses for Molly

1,400 of them mark anniversary of her shooting death

Date: 05/30/2014 | Local News


Sno-Isle libraries win program grant, ready plans for Camano branch

The Lake Stevens Library, after receiving community feedback calling for extended operating hours, will open an hour earlier on weekdays and Saturday and start opening on Sundays.

Date: 05/27/2014 | Local News


Lake Stevens attorney resigns after accusations of misconduct

LAKE STEVENS — A longtime attorney here on Tuesday resigned from practicing law in lieu of discipline over allegations that he repeatedly mishandled clients' money.S. Daniel Campbell had been an attorney since 1992, focusing primarily on civil cases. He turns 52 this...

Date: 05/16/2014 | Local News


Judge says doctors may forcibly medicate murder defendant

EVERETT — Doctors can force medications on a mentally ill man deemed unable to assist the attorney who is trying to defend him in a murder case.

Date: 05/15/2014 | Local News


A look into space

Lake Stevens team sends balloon high with cameras rolling

Date: 05/01/2014 | Local News


Lane closures planned on 113th Drive in Lake Stevens

A lane closure is planned in May on 113th Drive SE in Lake Stevens. From Snohomish County Public Works:The Snohomish County Department of Public Works advises motorists in the Lake Stevens area of the single lane closure on 113 Dr SE.

Date: 04/29/2014 | Street Smarts


Lake Stevens to honor state trooper who died in line of duty

LAKE STEVENS — A ceremony is planned in Lake Stevens on May 30 to remember Washington State Patrol trooper Sean O’Connell, who died in the line of duty. O’Connell, 38, was killed in a car accident on May 31, 2013, while...

Date: 04/28/2014 | Local News


She's got chemistry

Super Kid: Kendall Swanson, Lake Stevens High

Date: 04/28/2014 | Local News


Lake Stevens staff get pay raise

LAKE STEVENS — Most of Lake Stevens’ nonunion administrative staff are getting a pay raise this year, some of them as high as 15 percent.The move, approved by the city council last week, comes after the city conducted a salary survey for the 22 municipal...

Date: 04/22/2014 | Local News


Knocked down, not out

Bill Iffrig hasn't ruled out return to Boston Marathon

Date: 04/21/2014 | Sports


Family ready to shoot for the stars with balloon launch

LAKE STEVENS — An aptitude for science runs deep in this family. The Grays have three generations working together on a experiment set to culminate on Easter. Jonas Gray, 11, is researching with his parents, Earl Gray and Robin McGee, his grandmother, Diane...

Date: 04/18/2014 | Local News


An eye on the ocean

Lake Stevens Super Kid is already making a difference

Date: 04/14/2014 | Local News


Around the County

Arlington: Easter Egg Hunt next week: The city of Arlington is holding its annual Easter Egg Hunt at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 19, in the grassy open area on the south end of the Arlington Airport. Children ages 12 and younger are invited to participate in the hunt, and...

Date: 04/10/2014 | Local News


Help for recovery effort comes from miles away

Joan Grogan remembers just one disaster in Dillon, Mont., where she and her husband own a store on South Montana Street. Their 3-D Gift Shop bills itself as the “biggest little store” in town.

Date: 04/06/2014 | Local News


Judge denies self-defense claim in manslaughter sentencing

EVERETT — A judge on Thursday didn’t buy a Lake Stevens man’s claim that he was acting in self-defense when he took a life in Lynnwood.

Date: 03/20/2014 | Local News


Around the County

Everett: Fire chief contract extended Snohomish County Fire District 1, based in south Everett, has renewed Fire Chief Ed Widdis’ contract through 2016.Widdis has been fire chief since 2003. His annual salary in recent years was set at $159,878.

Date: 03/20/2014 | Local News


Police await toxicology tests in crash of SUV, school bus

LAKE STEVENS — Police are investigating whether a 22-year-old man was on drugs last month when he slammed a sport utility vehicle into a Lake Stevens school bus.Lake Stevens police are waiting for results of toxicology tests sent to the crime state lab, Sgt. Julie Jamison said Monday.

Date: 03/17/2014 | Local News


Former Lake Stevens police officer appeals firing

LAKE STEVENS — James Wellington, the former Lake Stevens "last-chance" police officer, is appealing his termination.Wellington’s legal options after being fired in December are...

Date: 03/13/2014 | Local News


Arlington man arrested in robbery near Lake Stevens

Last week's shooting at a home northeast of Lake Stevens apparently wasn't the spawn of a random robbery. People at the home admitted dealing dope. Guy who was shot claims he was there to collect property owned by somebody else. Suspect who got away arrested over the weekend.

Date: 03/03/2014 | Local News


43 names on list of cops flagged because of credibility questions

EVERETT — It’s a list that no cop wants to join.Tell a lie. Bend a rule. Get rough with a suspect for the wrong reasons. The consequences can last a career.In Snohomish County, police misdeeds, great and small, can wind up catalogued by prosecutors in...

Date: 03/02/2014 | Local News


Robbery suspect shot near Lake Stevens remains hospitalized

Latest on Tuesday night's robbery in Lake Stevens that ended with one of the suspects being shot.

Date: 02/26/2014 | Local News


Intruder shot during robbery attempt at Lake Stevens-area home

LAKE STEVENS – Gunfire broke out during an apparent attempted robbery near Lake Stevens Tuesday night, leaving one man shot and at least one other in need of medical help.Snohomish County sheriff's deputies were summoned about 6 p.m. to the...

Date: 02/25/2014 | Local News


Police officer works to keep kids safe in vehicles

A Lake Stevens cop found problems with how local day cares were using car seats. He decided to visit them all and remind them of safety rules. A little feature. *can hold*

Date: 02/24/2014 | Local News


Marysville man faces more charges in drive-by shootings

Trial to be delayed for man charged with gunning down Molly Conley in Lake Stevens.

Date: 02/19/2014 | Local News


School bus, SUV collide

2 injured after head-on crash involving Lake Stevens bus

Date: 02/18/2014 | Local News


Fires injure 1, displace 6

Sheriff’s deputy pulls man from burning unit

Date: 02/13/2014 | Local News


Tips lead Lake Stevens police to bank robbery suspect

LAKE STEVENS — Police say tips from the community led them to an impatient bank robber.The man, 21, is believed to be the person behind a botched Jan. 3 holdup at the Wells Fargo Bank branch on 91st Avenue NE.

Date: 02/13/2014 | Local News


Police officer sues Lake Stevens over ‘incompetence’

Lake Stevens cop Steve Warbis files defamation lawsuit.

Date: 02/12/2014 | Local News


Ready to take on the world

14-year-old to compete at world junior curling event

Date: 02/11/2014 | Sports


Cities taking different tacks on how to regulate pot

ARLINGTON — The City Council last week passed an ordinance that allows recreational marijuana businesses to operate in the city.With the decision, Arlington becomes the latest city to join the list of communities that are enacting legislation consistent with Initiative...

Date: 02/10/2014 | Local News


Marysville man dies in Lake Stevens accident

Marysville man dies in fatal accident on Highway 9

Date: 02/09/2014 | Local News


Take the whole family to Contos’

I know where Lake Stevens families go on Sunday evenings for an early dinner. By 5 p.m. one recent Sunday, a lot of them could be found filling nearly all the tables at Contos’, right off Highway 9 in Frontier Village. The restaurant was bustling and the...

Date: 02/07/2014 | Entertainment


A super day to pop the question

Super Proposal: Kelly Hayes' boyfriend Bryan waited until the clock had run out on Sunday's Super Bowl before he got down on one knee -- in a Seahawk-head hat -- to propose with a blue gem. She said yes.

Date: 02/05/2014 | Local News


Fire hoses make the loop

When they’re worn out, they’re reused for variety of purposes

Date: 02/05/2014 | Local News


Planning starts for Lake Stevens skate park

The Lake Stevens Rotary would like to build a skate park somewhere in the community, but has been having difficulty finding a suitable location: the latest candidate, a county park, might not be well-served by bus traffic.

Date: 01/20/2014 | Local News


Lake Stevens police advise students on gun safety

Lake Stevens police teach gun safety at a school. Handout art.

Date: 01/14/2014 | Local News


No limitations

Birth defect hasn't slowed down Todd Aker

Date: 01/13/2014 | High Schools


Lake Stevens residents to vote on school levies

LAKE STEVENS — Residents in the Lake Stevens School District will soon receive their ballots for new replacement levies that will fund the school maintenance and operations as well as technology needs.The current levies, which voters approved in 2010, expire this year.

Date: 01/10/2014 | Local News


Police seek help finding Lake Stevens bank robber

LAKE STEVENS -- Police are asking for help identifying a man who robbed a Lake Stevens Wells Fargo Bank on Jan. 3.

Date: 01/08/2014 | Local News


Tow Mater on the block

A replica of the 'Cars' character served charities well

Date: 01/08/2014 | Local News


Lake Stevens' new fire commissioner looks ahead

LAKE STEVENS -- Paul Gagnon, the newly elected Lake Stevens fire commissioner, began his six-year term Wednesday.Gagnon, 43, also works for the Everett Fire Department and serves as president for its union, Local 46.

Date: 01/07/2014 | Local News


Lake Stevens police officer fired after 'last chance'

LAKE STEVENS -- The last chance didn't last long.On Dec. 31, the city of Lake Stevens fired a police officer who had been working for months under a "last-chance" employment agreement.

Date: 01/06/2014 | Local News


County woman a hero two Christmases in a row

EVERETT -- The timing seemed eerie, her role surreal, but the results were profoundly gratifying.As Christmas approached each of the past two years, fate brought Rachael Boehme to the sides of strangers in distress -- first in the mountains and then in a valley.

Date: 01/06/2014 | Local News


2 pulled from Lake Stevens after canoe overturns

LAKE STEVENS -- Two men were pulled from Lake Stevens on Thursday afternoon after their canoe overturned.The incident was reported at 2:30 p.m., about 150 feet from the dock at Wyatt Park, Snohomish County sheriff's spokesman Shari Ireton said.

Date: 01/02/2014 | Local News


Tip leads to arrest in Lake Stevens bank robbery

EVERETT -- For more than eight months, the Lake Stevens bank robbery went unsolved.On Tuesday, the day before Christmas and the day after his 47th birthday, an Auburn man was arrested at his condominium in connection with the heist.

Date: 12/26/2013 | Local News


Lake Stevens district settles claim over student who died

LAKE STEVENS -- The Lake Stevens School District has paid $500,000 to settle a legal claim filed by the family of a 20-year-old special-needs student who drowned in the Lake Stevens High School pool May 31.

Date: 12/18/2013 | Local News


Fire damages Lake Connor Grocery Store

LAKE STEVENS -- A fire caused an estimated $90,000 to the Lake Conner Grocery Store on Tuesday night.The fire was reported in the back of the store around 8:25 p.m., according to the Lake Stevens Fire Department.

Date: 12/11/2013 | Local News


Lake Stevens chiropractor uncorks career as winemaker

LAKE STEVENS -- Chiropractor Dave Morris is an expert not only on spinal manipulation or chiropractic adjustment. He also has another passion: wine.

Date: 12/09/2013 | Business


Tip leads to recovery of suspected stolen mail

LAKE STEVENS -- A neighbor with a sharp eye got detectives going on a massive stolen mail case in Lake Stevens this fall.The neighbor called 911 about 9 a.m. Nov. 6. She could see a woman dumping what appeared to be mail in the trash at her condo complex along 96th Avenue NE.

Date: 12/08/2013 | Local News


Lake Stevens officer claims city defamed him

LAKE STEVENS -- A Lake Stevens police officer who was at the center of a civil rights lawsuit that cost the city $100,000 filed a claim Monday alleging city officials mishandled the lawsuit and tarnished his reputation.

Date: 12/02/2013 | Local News


Tireless volunteer Jeff Wise is Lake Stevens' go-to guy

LAKE STEVENS -- If there's a community event in Lake Stevens, Jeff Wise probably will be there.

Date: 11/29/2013 | Local News




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