STANWOOD — All the activities at Warm Beach Camp on a recent sunny day had an air of celebration, from check-in to recreation. When a group of campers and staff hauled one of the teens up to a zipline platform, they cheered him on. When he zipped back down to earth, they whooped...
Date: 08/28/2015 | Local News
STANWOOD — Voters in the city are being asked to consider a six-year tax increase to pay for rising police and fire costs.The measure is...
Date: 08/29/2015 | Local News
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
BRYANT — No, it was not some precise paint-spilling mistake. There really is supposed to be a zigzagging white line down the middle of the lane.Washington State Department of...
Date: 08/19/2015 | Street Smarts
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
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
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
STANWOOD — Efforts to simplify things at the North County Regional Fire Authority this year instead ended up getting a little complicated.
Date: 07/26/2015 | Local News
BRYANT — Fire caused extensive damage to a home north of Arlington and east of Stanwood Thursday.Crews from North County Fire arrived shortly before 11 a.m. to find heavy smoke at the home in the 27000 block of 59th Avenue NE.
Date: 07/24/2015 | Local News
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
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
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
LAKEWOOD — Two women competing for a seat on the Lakewood School Board see finishing the community's new high school as their top priority and preserving a small-town atmosphere in a fast-growing area as their biggest challenge.The Lakewood School District, located...
Date: 07/09/2015 | Local News
CAMANO ISLAND — Replacing the only bridge between the island and mainland is taking longer than expected.
Date: 07/07/2015 | 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
STANWOOD — The state Department of Fish and Wildlife has decided to remove most of the dikes around Leque Island, a slice of former farmland between Stanwood and Camano Island.The 300-acre...
Date: 07/02/2015 | Local News
Stanwood woman wins communication awardStanwood resident Connie Mennie, customer communications supervisor at Sound Transit, received the Georgina Davis Founder's Award from Seattle Professional Chapter of the Association for Women in Communications on June...
Date: 07/01/2015 | Business
STANWOOD — Fire destroyed a couple’s Stanwood-area home Sunday morning.No one was injured in the fire, which was reported around 8:50 a.m., according to a North County Fire report.
Date: 06/29/2015 | Local News
Author returns to Stanwood, where he found chaos and refuge
Date: 06/27/2015 | Local News
BLAINE — An Everett woman will spend a year in prison for stealing an empty school bus in Stanwood and driving it north to Blaine before crashing it into a patrol car, then trying to swim away from police in the Blaine harbor.
Date: 06/26/2015 | Local News
EVERETT — Gene Fagerlie was depressed, suicidal and intoxicated but he didn't intend to shoot anyone, including the sheriff's deputies who showed up at his Stanwood house in 2013.That's what his lawyer told a judge Thursday before Fagerlie was sentenced to six months...
Date: 06/26/2015 | Local News
STANWOOD — People here who saw a young Joshua Safran holed up at the Stanwood Library could not have imagined what his childhood had been like or what he eventually would achieve.Now a 39-year-old lawyer, Safran hopes these people will attend his book talk on June 25 in Stanwood.
Date: 06/21/2015 | Entertainment
Melanie Galloway’s new Smashing Art Studio in Stanwood allows the customer to be the artist — transforming pieces of smashed China plates or colorful glassware into imaginative, creative mosaics and art pieces.The art is only limited by the imagination, Galloway said.
Date: 06/19/2015 | Business
The Puget Sound Regional Council is encouraging people to comment on five projects recommended to receive $3 million in funding from PSRC’s Rural Town Centers and Corridors Program, including a $350,000 project in Stanwood.
Date: 06/17/2015 | Street Smarts
STANWOOD — A Stanwood family was displaced after a fire heavily damaged their home Thursday morning.The fire was reported at 8:59 a.m. along 289th Place NW in the Copper Station neighborhood in the north end of town.
Date: 06/11/2015 | Sirens
STANWOOD — The early summer, with its unusually hot days and low snowpack, offers a window into the future for local scientists.Researchers have turned their attention to Port Susan and the mouth of the Stillaguamish River. Important tidal ecosystems there have been...
Date: 06/09/2015 | Local News
STANWOOD — A bear and a horse were killed in separate accidents Wednesday night on north Snohomish County roads.The bear was struck about 8:15 p.m. on northbound I-5, a few miles north of Stanwood, said Washington State Patrol trooper Mark Francis.A woman...
Date: 06/05/2015 | Local News
STANWOOD — A bear and a horse were killed in two separate collisions Wednesday night in north Snohomish County.The bear was struck about 8:15 p.m. on northbound I-5, a few miles north of Stanwood, said trooper Mark Francis with the Washington State Patrol.
Date: 06/04/2015 | Sirens
Stanwood garden aims to have all 1,000 native to state
Date: 06/02/2015 | Whats Up With That?
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
MUKILTEO — Kamiak High School’s performing arts department received about a dozen nominations from the 13th annual 5th Avenue Theatre Awards program, which honors musical theater productions in the state’s high schools.
Date: 05/22/2015 | Entertainment
Salt & Thistle aims to be marketplace for small farmers
Date: 05/21/2015 | Local News
Stanwood man mending from near-fatal logging accident
Date: 05/18/2015 | Local News
At Oak Harbor H.S.Wednesday’s FinalsBOYS1,600—John Rodeheffer (Oak Harbor) 4:15.40; High jump—Jordan Smith (Arlington) 5-10; Long jump—Michael Forster (A) 22-2; Shot put—Nicholas Blair (Everett) 52-10.5; Pole vault—Ilya Nikitenko (Marysville Pilchuck) 12-0.GIRLS
Date: 05/13/2015 | High Schools
Businesses team with city to promote cleaning up public spots
Date: 05/08/2015 | Local News
STANWOOD — Police are asking for help finding out who mutilated two kittens in Stanwood last week.One of the kittens was decapitated, and the other was missing a leg, Police Chief Rick Hawkins said Monday.
Date: 05/04/2015 | Sirens
STANWOOD — The fire department here is asking voters to approve a change in how it’s governed.That involves purging government bodies that exist on paper but not in practice.
Date: 05/02/2015 | Local News
BLAINE — A woman crashed a stolen school bus into a patrol car in Blaine on Friday afternoon, then tried to swim away from police, according to authorities.
Date: 05/01/2015 | Sirens
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
EDMONDS — Edmonds-Woodway scored four runs in the sixth inning and held off Stanwood in a showdown between Wesco 3A North and South teams. Starter Mariah Woolery held Stanwod scoreless until the sixth, when the Spartans’ three-run rally fell short.
Date: 04/21/2015 | High Schools
STANWOOD — Deputies have arrested a woman who barricaded herself in a motorhome Thursday after allegedly stabbing her boyfriend.Snohomish County sheriff's deputies were called around 4:45 a.m. to the 20000 block of Frank Waters Road. A man, 56, was stabbed...
Date: 04/16/2015 | Local News
MARYSVILLE — A Marysville-area man is fighting for his life after suffering a head wound in a logging accident last month. Thomas "Tommy" Sidick Jr., 34, remains in serious condition...
Date: 04/15/2015 | Local News
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
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
STANWOOD — City leaders are considering new animal control regulations that would define what makes a dog dangerous or potentially dangerous.
Date: 03/31/2015 | Local News
My colleague Bill Pedigo commutes on I-5 from Stanwood to Everett and was curious about differences in two middle lanes that were re-paved with different results.The northbound section is from the Smokey Point rest area to the Island Crossing exit. The southbound section...
Date: 03/31/2015 | Street Smarts
STANWOOD — A national recall of frozen spinach packaged at Twin City Foods here now involves a brand sold in Washington — Wild Harvest.
Date: 03/26/2015 | Local News
Want to volunteer to keep local streets spiffy? Awhile back, we had a story about Adopt-a-Highway volunteer opportunities. Many cities and towns have their own Adopt-a-Street programs as...
Date: 03/18/2015 | Street Smarts
STANWOOD — A Stanwood businessman was ordered last week to pay nearly $200,000 in payroll taxes he never collected.
Date: 03/02/2015 | Local News
SILVANA — Police are warning residents of a convicted sex offender who has moved to the Silvana area.
Date: 03/02/2015 | Sirens
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
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
Stanwood, Camano celebrations will brighten the winter lull
Date: 02/03/2015 | Local News
STANWOOD — About 12 years ago, members of the local historical society were ecstatic about drumming up $1.2 million to revive a former Oddfellows hall that had fallen severe disrepair.
Date: 02/03/2015 | Local News
Lincoln Hill’s Alex Avalos buckled down to make the Honor Roll
Date: 02/02/2015 | Local News
STANWOOD — Powerman USA’s only West Coast competition has landed here.The race is set for April 11. It’s a duathlon, where athletes combine running and bicycling in a test of endurance.
Date: 01/28/2015 | Local News
STANWOOD — City leaders are debating whether to lift a restriction that limits any library construction in the next eight years to downtown, which is located in a floodplain.And if they take that route, they could avoid a potential $27,000 shortfall in Stanwood's...
Date: 01/22/2015 | Local News
Temple Grandin to speak about animal behavior, autism
Date: 01/22/2015 | Home and Garden
STANWOOD — Leaders are looking to study possible locations for a new city campus that would move City Hall and the police department out of the downtown floodplain.Officials hope to have a preliminary cost estimate, site layout and work schedule by early April. They...
Date: 01/02/2015 | Local News
STANWOOD — A former Stanwood Middle School teacher had his professional license revoked in December, not long after he was convicted in the 2012 murder of his wife in Skagit County.William...
Date: 01/02/2015 | Local News
MOUNTLAKE TERRACE — Despite being without one of its best players — 6-foot-5 senior post Deja Strother, who’s bound for the University of Washington women’s team next season — Inglemoor showed why it’s one of the state’s top Class 4A girls basketball teams, besting Stanwood 56-31 Friday at the...
Date: 12/26/2014 | High Schools
STANWOOD — He grew up experiencing a unique sort of playground taunt.
Date: 12/25/2014 | Local News
STANWOOD — What happens when jazz and classical musicians meet?Find out when the Stanwood Area Historical Society and Concerts at the Floyd present "Yuletide Baroque: Jazzin' with the Classics" at 2 p.m. Dec. 28 at the Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center, 27130...
Date: 12/25/2014 | Entertainment
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
SILVANA — A man killed in a crash in Silvana on Sunday has been identified as Zachary S. Thede, 21, of Stanwood.The one-car crash happened about 1 a.m. along Pioneer Highway, a mile west of I-5.
Date: 12/23/2014 | Sirens
STANWOOD — This year's Country Living Expo and Cattlemen's Winter School features keynote speaker Temple Grandin, well-known for the biographical 2010 TV movie about her starring Claire Danes in the title role.The Colorado State University associate professor plans to...
Date: 12/18/2014 | Home and Garden
Stanwood United Methodist Church has one of the best Blue Christmas events in Snohomish County.While most people are celebrating the joys of Christmas, many are experiencing grief, lonesomeness, health problems, financial issues and family crises.
Date: 12/16/2014 | Life
STANWOOD — A 29-year-old Marysville man has been sentenced to four years in prison for a robbery at a Stanwood laundromat on June 7.Joshua M. Mitchell was convicted of first-degree robbery, court records show.
Date: 12/12/2014 | Sirens
"Ooh"s and "Aah"s were common among the hundreds of people who passed through a red and white light tunnel at The Lights of Christmas park Friday evening.Among them were Scott Wagner and Leslie Hasson, who made the trip up from Federal Way to the...
Date: 12/07/2014 | Local News
STANWOOD — It's not a huge project, but it will take time.Stanwood police headquarters will be closed for up to three months beginning Dec. 10 for a remodel.That means closing its doors to people walking in off the street for background check...
Date: 12/03/2014 | Local News
ARLINGTON — When the farmers market season is over, where do market vendors sell their wares?Emilie Turner is among those who take orders from home.The owner of Emilie's Bakery, Turner had a successful first season at the Port Susan Farmers Market this past...
Date: 11/28/2014 | Entertainment
STANWOOD — Proposed city budgets for the next two years include utility rate increases, tax changes and millions of dollars for street repairs, water and sewer projects and the relocation or elevation of City Hall.The city council is scheduled to vote
Date: 11/23/2014 | Local News
STANWOOD — The North County Regional Fire Authority has hired a new fire chief.John Cermak is scheduled to start the job Dec. 9.
Date: 11/19/2014 | Sirens
I wrote a story on Stanwood's Ale Spike taproom for Friday's A&E section. It was a fun story to write and research. I visited the taproom/bottleshop last Friday night, shared a beer with Scott Wetzel, of Fresh Bread Design, which does...
Date: 11/13/2014 | Hops & Sips
Ale Spike specializes in unique, rare beers on tap and in bottles
Date: 11/13/2014 | Entertainment
STANWOOD — People can expect to see higher utility bills starting Jan. 1.Annual water and sewer rate increases that were adopted by the city council in 2013 and 2011 continue this year with a 5 percent hike in water bills and 3.5 percent for sewer.That...
Date: 11/12/2014 | Local News
STANWOOD — Here's your chance to own a former fire station.Sorry, the fire pole is long gone.Cotton Pickins' Quilts & Bernina renovated the station into a commercial building. The building now bares little resemblance to its fire house days.
Date: 11/07/2014 | Business
Three dozen transportation projects in Snohomish County, including the new Mukilteo ferry terminal and the
Date: 11/05/2014 | Street Smarts
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
Dana Floyd, 16, sister of Ellen Floyd, who died in a drunken-driving crash in 2010, unveils a sign Wednesday urging people to not drink and drive. The sign is posted at the end of 300th Street NW and Old Highway 99, north of Stanwood. Among the 20 people who attended the unveiling were...
Date: 10/30/2014 | Local News
The following are the Herald Editorial Board's final endorsements for the General Election. A full list of previous endorsements will appear Sunday in The Herald.Arlington School District, Proposition No. 1: The Arlington School District is seeking to...
Date: 10/24/2014 | Editorials
STANWOOD — The city and Sno-Isle Libraries are asking voters to guarantee library funding and free up dollars for road repairs by establishing a new property tax.
Date: 10/19/2014 | Local News
The Puget Sound Regional Council has come out with a cool new map.
Date: 10/17/2014 | Street Smarts
In the hero-or-villain debate over Christopher Columbus, teacher John Yarnell has a history of letting students decide for themselves."We put Columbus on trial in the classroom," said Yarnell, who teaches history at
Date: 10/08/2014 | Local News