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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


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


Ballot measures aim to simplify North County fire authority

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


Home damaged in fire near Arlington

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


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


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


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


Finishing Lakewood High School top priority for two board candidates

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


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


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


Leque Island levees will be removed in effort to create salmon habitat

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


Briefs: Stanwood woman wins communication award

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-area home destroyed by fire, no one hurt

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


Repairing the world

Author returns to Stanwood, where he found chaos and refuge

Date: 06/27/2015 | Local News


Everett woman sentenced in stolen school bus chase

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


Stanwood man accepts responsibility for police incident

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


New book by Joshua Safran chronicles his life growing up off the grid around Stanwood

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


Studio offers smashing good time

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


SoapBox Derby time

Racers told: Stay low, go fast and have fun

Date: 06/18/2015 | Local News


Stanwood’s 90th Avenue project on rural to-do list

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 family safe after house fire

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


Port Susan estuary takes a hit from warming, low Stillaguamish River flow

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


Bear, horse killed in separate accidents on county roads

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


Vehicles strike, kill bear and horse in separate incidents

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


'Zoo of plants'

Stanwood garden aims to have all 1,000 native to state

Date: 06/02/2015 | Whats Up With That?


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


Tombstone Project

Volunteers see that no grave will be forgotten

Date: 05/24/2015 | Local News


Kamiak leads list of local schools honored by theater

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


Going local in Stanwood

Salt & Thistle aims to be marketplace for small farmers

Date: 05/21/2015 | Local News


Back home to heal

Stanwood man mending from near-fatal logging accident

Date: 05/18/2015 | Local News


Prep track: Wesco 3A North Meet

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


United in faith

National Day of Prayer draws faithful in Stanwood

Date: 05/09/2015 | Local News


Talking trash in Stanwood

Businesses team with city to promote cleaning up public spots

Date: 05/08/2015 | Local News


Kittens found mutilated in Stanwood; police seek information

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 fire department is ready to ‘clean house’

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


Empty school bus stolen from Stanwood-Camano district

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


Bear on the loose

Delicious trap set in I-5 median near Stanwood

Date: 04/29/2015 | Local News


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


Students carry dairy flag

County dairy ambassador, alternates named

Date: 04/22/2015 | Local News


Prep softball: Edmonds-Woodway 5, Stanwood 3

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


Stabbing suspect arrested after standoff in Stanwood

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


Single dad still fighting for life after logging accident

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


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


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


Stanwood City Council moves to define ‘dangerous dog’

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


Why one pavement fix on I-5 purrs while another roars

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 food processor linked to spinach recall

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


Local Adopt-a-Street programs welcome volunteers

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


Facing turbulence

Cancer doesn't ground this aviator

Date: 03/08/2015 | Local News


Stanwood businessman pleads guilty to federal tax fraud

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-area residents warned of sex offender

SILVANA — Police are warning residents of a convicted sex offender who has moved to the Silvana area.

Date: 03/02/2015 | Sirens


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


Bird count on the rise

Sea bird populations appear to be rebounding

Date: 02/19/2015 | Local News


The hunt is on

Popular Stanwood-Camano Glass Quest begins Friday

Date: 02/12/2015 | Entertainment


In memory of Grandma

Bus shelter for granddaughters is a labor of love

Date: 02/08/2015 | Life


Things are looking up

Stanwood, Camano celebrations will brighten the winter lull

Date: 02/03/2015 | Local News


Heritage grants help preserve Snohomish County history

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


Super Kid's work ethic works

Lincoln Hill’s Alex Avalos buckled down to make the Honor Roll

Date: 02/02/2015 | Local News


Powerman competition coming to Stanwood in April

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 debate site of future library

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


Twin passions

Temple Grandin to speak about animal behavior, autism

Date: 01/22/2015 | Home and Garden


Back to nature

Wildlife reclaims its place at Port Susan Bay Preserve

Date: 01/04/2015 | Life


Stanwood scopes out safer places for City Hall

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


Ex-Stanwood teacher who killed wife loses license

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


Prep girls basketball: Inglemoor 56, Stanwood 31

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


They call me ‘Mister Christmas’

STANWOOD — He grew up experiencing a unique sort of playground taunt.

Date: 12/25/2014 | Local News


Classical and jazz music mesh in Stanwood

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


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


Victim of fatal Silvana crash identified

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


Animal behaviorist Temple Grandin to speak in Stanwood

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 church to host Blue Christmas event

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


Marysville man sent to prison for laundromat robbery

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


Be dazzled by a million points of Christmas lights

"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


Vigilance against crime

Stanwood hopes a busier park is a cleaner one

Date: 12/05/2014 | Local News


Stanwood police headquarters to close for remodel

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


Birds of winter

Swans and snow geese put on their annual show

Date: 11/30/2014 | Life


Emilie’s Bakery specializes in holiday treats

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


Higher utility rates, tax changes in Stanwood budget plan

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


New fire chief hired for North County

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


Five favorite beers from Ale Spike's Chris and Lyna Pepper

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


Quenching a thirst

Ale Spike specializes in unique, rare beers on tap and in bottles

Date: 11/13/2014 | Entertainment


Stanwood utility rates rising in 2015

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


Drama 'beyond cool'

Camano Island theater program offers family fun

Date: 11/08/2014 | Local News


Former fire station in Stanwood on the market

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


Federal funds flow to local projects

Three dozen transportation projects in Snohomish County, including the new Mukilteo ferry terminal and the

Date: 11/05/2014 | Street Smarts


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


Sign is a memorial to a young life lost

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


Yes votes recommended for tax measures in county

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


Libraries and Stanwood city seek annexation

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


In too deep

Downtown Stanwood in the floodplain

Date: 10/19/2014 | Local News


Interactive map shows roads projects

The Puget Sound Regional Council has come out with a cool new map.

Date: 10/17/2014 | Street Smarts


What do we really know about Columbus?

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


A bridge too old

2nd Camano bridge redo begins

Date: 10/08/2014 | Local News


Floodplain issues complicate Stanwood City Hall update

STANWOOD — City Hall is overdue for an update, but its location in a floodplain complicates the project.Federal requirements for flood-proofing buildings during a major renovation would multiply the cost of an upgrade, adding about $1 million to a project that could...

Date: 09/29/2014 | Local News


The price was right: Robe Valley gets its ‘new’ fire engine

VERLOT — There was a bit of breath-holding when the Robe Valley firefighters brought home another fire engine earlier this month.For a long time, they’ve needed a newer engine to replace their 1982 Mack.

Date: 09/28/2014 | Local News


Faith in her voice

Stanwood singer's voice, spark earn her notice

Date: 09/27/2014 | Local News


Starting over

6 months after mudslide, Oso survivor slowly rebuilds his life

Date: 09/21/2014 | Local News


Suspect in police altercation can't have guns back yet

EVERETT — A judge says a man who was shot by a Snohomish County sheriff's deputy can't have his guns back yet.Gene Fagerlie was in court Thursday to request that the multiple firearms police seized from his house be turned over to his father. Snohomish County Superior...

Date: 09/20/2014 | Local News




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