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
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
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Date: 02/03/2016 | High Schools
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
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
Farm in Lochsloy specializes in training horses, riders in 3 events
Date: 02/02/2016 | Local News
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Timing, training saved Jasmine Andrews, 12, from heart attack
Date: 01/08/2016 | Local News
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
Date: 01/05/2016 | The Chat
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
EVERETT — Buying a car is stressful.
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.
Seraphina Arroyo is first baby born in Everett area in 2016
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
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
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
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 — 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
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
Lake Stevens QB is named Gatorade National Player of the Year
Date: 12/15/2015 | Prep Zone
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
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 — 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
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
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
Christian rocker shares lessons of grace from his own life
Date: 11/28/2015 | Local News
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
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
Hans Hansen is expected to spend the rest of his life behind bars
Date: 11/24/2015 | Local News
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 — 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
LAKE STEVENS — They are headed back to Paris to defend their world championship title.
Date: 10/23/2015 | Entertainment
Snohomish County voters should have ballots and voters’ pamphlets for the Nov. 3 General Election.
Date: 10/20/2015 | South County Politics
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
When neighbor’s home was on fire, Kaiden, 17, didn’t hesitate
Date: 10/08/2015 | Local News
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 — 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
SNOHOMISH — Michelle Frost knows how tricky it is to balance grief and hope.
Date: 09/25/2015 | Local News
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
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
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
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
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
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
Lake Stevens High School sophomores given exclusive welcome
Date: 09/03/2015 | Local News
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 — 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
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
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
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
Man hikes from Arizona to Lynnwood to shake depression, anxiety
Date: 08/18/2015 | Local News
LAKE STEVENS — An Aug. 8 fire in a Lake Stevens mobile home remains under investigation.
Date: 08/17/2015 | Local News
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
Movie star's mural on Granite Falls restaurant's wall
Date: 08/11/2015 | Local News
SEATTLE — A Lake Stevens man’s condition is improving after a July 31 accident.
Date: 08/10/2015 | Sirens
LAKE STEVENS — A woman was rescued when a fire destroyed a Lake Stevens mobile home early Saturday morning.
Date: 08/08/2015 | Local News
Alexa’s Cafe: 10115 Main St., Bothell; 425-402-1754; www.alexascafe.com. Live music Saturdays at 7 p.m.
Date: 08/07/2015 | Entertainment
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
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
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
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
Just like her late father, Sarah Newberg loves classic Fords
Date: 07/28/2015 | Local News
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
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
Family and friends gather to remember Bradley Hogue
Date: 07/09/2015 | Local News
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
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
The Grateful Dead has three shows left, and local fans look back
Date: 07/03/2015 | Entertainment
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
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