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Camano Island

Rare albatross dies despite rehab efforts

LYNNWOOD — A short-tailed albatross that died while undergoing rehabilitation here is being used to further research on the rare species. Three fishermen rescued the large seabird last month in Neah Bay on the northwest coast of Washington.

Date: 09/19/2015 | Local News

Stanwood man died in Camano crash

CAMANO ISLAND — A motorcyclist who died in a crash on Camano Island on Saturday has been identified as Leonard Thomas Hooppaw, 43, of Stanwood.

Date: 09/15/2015 | Local News

Motorcyclist dies in Camano collision with patrol car

CAMANO ISLAND — A motorcyclist died Saturday after colliding head-on with an Island County Sheriff’s Office patrol car, Washington state troopers said.The crash occurred at 5:23 p.m. on S. Camano Drive near E. Awa Lane.

Date: 09/12/2015 | Local News

Bodacious birds by the side of the road beckon buyers

CAMANO ISLAND — Across the bridge from Stanwood, you're tooling along bucolic Highway 532 in two-lane bliss when all of a sudden you see it.A flock of giant roosters by the side of the road.Not your casual cock-a-doodle-doo crowd. We're talking big...

Date: 09/08/2015 | Whats Up With That?

Trash turned into art

Camano students collect debris, create orca sculpture

Date: 09/07/2015 | Local News

Library lifeline

Volunteer job helps woman gain more independence

Date: 08/28/2015 | Local News

The fault in our sea stars

Volunteers conduct survey to monitor disease

Date: 08/24/2015 | Local News

Volunteers survey sea stars to monitor devastating disease

CAMANO ISLAND — Michael Kyte and his team were more than an hour into their search when they spotted their first dying sea star.

Date: 08/16/2015 | Local News

A true general store

Camano park’s only retail outlet supports educational programs

Date: 08/14/2015 | Local News

Catch some great music at Stanwood-Camano fair

STANWOOD — Musical entertainment at the 85th annual Stanwood-Camano Community Fair, through Aug. 2, includes a good mix of local groups and regional bands.The largest community fair in the state, Stanwood-Camano has earned its moniker, "The Best Li'l Fair in the...

Date: 07/30/2015 | Entertainment

Even more fun

Stanwood-Camano fair expands its offerings for kids

Date: 07/30/2015 | Local News

Local guitarist Nick Vigarino talks about wrist injury that sidelined his summer

Washington Blues Society living legend Nick Vigarino was injured in May while helping a friend repair a house near Arlington. The Camano Island guitarist fell. He sprained his right wrist and broke his left wrist so badly (it’s called carpel avulsion) that a tendon pulled off a piece of the...

Date: 07/21/2015 | Entertainment

Taking the plunge

A zipline wedding for Camano Island couple

Date: 07/19/2015 | Local News

Voters to decide Camano, Stanwood fire district measures

STANWOOD — Two local fire departments have measures on the Aug. 4 primary ballot.One is about funding, while the other is about housekeeping.

Date: 07/17/2015 | Local News

Work on new Davis Slough bridge to Camano hits delays

CAMANO ISLAND — Replacing the only bridge between the island and mainland is taking longer than expected.

Date: 07/07/2015 | Local News

'Harmony with nature'

Camano garden is a symphony between wildlife, native plants

Date: 06/25/2015 | Home and Garden

Home & Garden calendar

EventsEvergreen Arboretum & Gardens Plant Sale: from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., June 20, at the arboretum, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett. Trees, shrubs, perennials, ground covers, roses, annuals. Sales benefit the arboretum. Call 425-257-8597 or go to...

Date: 06/18/2015 | Home and Garden

Scuba diver who drowned identified; heart problems were a factor

CAMANO ISLAND — A scuba diver who drowned Saturday near Camano Island has been identified as Steven Vern Lafferry, 66, of Everett.Heart problems were a factor in the death, which was ruled an accident, according to the Island County coroner’s office.

Date: 06/15/2015 | Local News

Kayakers find diver’s body off Camano Island

CAMANO ISLAND — The Island County Sheriff’s Office says two kayakers found the body of a diver floating in water off Camano Island and towed the man’s body to shore where they called 911.The Seattle Times reported that investigators were called to the scene at about 6 p.m. Saturday.

Date: 06/14/2015 | Local News

More books, more space

New Camano library to open this summer

Date: 06/07/2015 | Local News

A book by any other (odd) name

This candy crushed the competition. “Strangers Have the Best Candy” by Camano Island author Margaret Meps Schulte beat out contenders to snag Oddest Book Title of the Year by The Bookseller of London. The self-published book of humorous essays was awarded the Diagram Prize.

Date: 05/31/2015 | Life

Orcas kick off summer series at Camano Island State Park

CAMANO ISLAND — A summer amphitheater lineup at Camano Island State Park spans topics like endangered orca, local bugs, geocaching and climate change.

Date: 05/21/2015 | Local News

United in faith

National Day of Prayer draws faithful in Stanwood

Date: 05/09/2015 | Local News

Inspiration everywhere

Camano watercolor artists finds beauty all around him

Date: 05/07/2015 | Entertainment

The water’s fine but play it safe this summer

CAMANO ISLAND — This time of year, muddy tidal flats can stretch from Warm Beach to Camano Island.On a hot day, the flats can pose an inviting welcome to walk right across.

Date: 05/02/2015 | Local News

Women’s Expo set for Saturday on Camano

The seventh annual Women’s Expo at the Camano Center is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 2 at 606 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island.Admission is free.Featured is a fashion show at 12:30 p.m. by Laurie’s Boutique.

Date: 04/28/2015 | Life

Bridge work on I-5 will require weekend closures

Summer construction season is coming, and there are some updates on one of the key projects coming to Snohomish County.Washington...

Date: 04/26/2015 | Street Smarts

Hello, kitty

Camano shelter hosts feline 'baby shower'

Date: 04/24/2015 | Local News

Beaches already bustling

An early start to prime camping season at Camano parks

Date: 04/14/2015 | Local News

Island Transit's free bus service may end

OLYMPIA — State lawmakers might give cash-strapped Island Transit money to restart a popular bus route from Camano Island to Stanwood and downtown Everett.

Date: 04/14/2015 | Local News

They're back

Gray whales make their annual return, though a bit late

Date: 04/04/2015 | Local News

Stanwood hopes to draw families with Spring Fest

STANWOOD — The first Port Susan Spring Fest is coming to town this month.On the heels of two popular February festivals, Spring Fest is a collection of games, competitions and lessons for all ages.

Date: 04/01/2015 | Local News

Camano Island voters will decide on EMS levy renewal

CAMANO ISLAND — The fire department here is asking voters to approve an emergency medical services levy renewal on the primary ballot in August.Camano Island Fire and Rescue’s current six-year EMS levy expires in December, Assistant Chief Levon Yengoyan said.

Date: 03/30/2015 | Local News


Despite setbacks, Camano teen just keeps on dancing

Date: 03/03/2015 | Local News

2 injured in Camano Island crash

CAMANO ISLAND — An 86-year-old Mount Vernon man was flown to a Seattle hospital Saturday after a two-car crash on Highway 532 on Camano Island.The other driver — a Burlington man, 56 — was taken to Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon.

Date: 03/01/2015 | Local News

Transportation bill yet to win over Monroe, Oak Harbor lawmakers

Any day now the state Senate will be voting on a plan to raise the gas tax and car tab fees in order to pay for billions of dollars in transportation projects.Republicans, who hold the majority in the...

Date: 02/25/2015 | Local News

Six options for Leque Island

STANWOOD — A redesign of Leque Island that could lead to the removal of levees and the tidal flooding of former farmland is moving forward.

Date: 02/22/2015 | Local News

Shooting after chase deemed justified

MUKILTEO — Police were legally justified in shooting a man who was pointing a gun at them after a car chase that ended in Mukilteo last year, prosecutors say.

Date: 02/16/2015 | Local News

Thrift shop looks to grow

Crowded store helps support Camano community center

Date: 02/13/2015 | Local News

The hunt is on

Popular Stanwood-Camano Glass Quest begins Friday

Date: 02/12/2015 | Entertainment

Attempted luring reported on Camano Island

CAMANO ISLAND — Police are investigating an attempted luring reported Friday on Camano Island.A 13-year-old boy was waiting at the bus stop when a driver stopped and asked if he needed a ride to school, according to the Island County Sheriff’s Office.

Date: 02/04/2015 | Sirens

Things are looking up

Stanwood, Camano celebrations will brighten the winter lull

Date: 02/03/2015 | Local News

No cuts to Camano Island bus service, agency says

CAMANO ISLAND — Statements from the most recent Island Transit Board of Directors meeting sparked outrage here as people worried their bus service would be cut.

Date: 02/01/2015 | Local News

Take a chance: volunteer

Thrift shop that funds senior services needs help

Date: 01/23/2015 | Local News

Inspired and busy

Camano Island painter Jack Gunter to open new exhibit

Date: 01/21/2015 | Entertainment

'The Tsunami House'

Camano Island home built to withstand disaster

Date: 01/08/2015 | Home and Garden

Keeping it wild

Camano family honored for farm stewardship

Date: 12/25/2014 | Local News

YMCA at last purchases land for center in Stanwood

STANWOOD — The YMCA has purchased a site for its sixth center in Snohomish County, cementing the future of a Stanwood-Camano facility that has been in the works for four years.The property is a former fitness club in Stanwood Village near

Date: 12/24/2014 | Local News

One of 3 hurt in Camano Island crash released from hospital

CAMANO ISLAND — A 15-year-old girl injured in a Dec. 11 car crash near Hanstad Road has been released from Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. A 45-year-old woman...

Date: 12/19/2014 | Sirens

Camano girl, 15, in intensive care after fatal crash

CAMANO ISLAND — A 15-year-old Camano Island girl remained in intensive care Monday at Harborview Medical Center after Thursday night’s crash near Hanstad Road.

Date: 12/16/2014 | Sirens

Man killed, 3 people injured in head-on crash on Camano Island

CAMANO ISLAND— A 71-year-old Camano Island man died Thursday night after his Saturn Vue struck a Volkswagen EuroVan about five miles west of Stanwood. Three people in the van suffered serious injuries, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Date: 12/12/2014 | Sirens

Drama 'beyond cool'

Camano Island theater program offers family fun

Date: 11/08/2014 | Local News

PUD installs 1st solar project on Camano

CAMANO ISLAND — The Snohomish County Public Utility District’s newest Planet Power solar project, and the first on the island, is being installed this week at the Camano Center.

Date: 11/07/2014 | Local News

Roundup of levies, bonds and other issues around Snohomish County

LynnwoodLynnwood's Transportation Benefit District measure was coming up short Tuesday night, with just 48.6 percent of the vote favoring the 0.2 percent increase in local sales tax to fund...

Date: 11/04/2014 | Local News

A fresh face

Camano church gets its first full-time vicar

Date: 10/24/2014 | Local News

Made for the movies

New film tells tale of 'Barefoot Bandit' Colton Harris-Moore

Date: 10/13/2014 | Local News

A bridge too old

2nd Camano bridge redo begins

Date: 10/08/2014 | Local News

Man, 80, who died in plane crash was taking lessons

LAKE STEVENS — The 80-year-old man who died in a plane crash at a private air park last week was taking a flight lesson, according to initial results of the federal investigation into the...

Date: 10/06/2014 | Local News

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