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Police, parks in Lake Stevens’ 2016 budget

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

Toxic algae warning issued for 5 Thurston County lakes

OLYMPIA — Officials have issued health advisories for five lakes in Thurston County that have tested positive for high levels of toxic blue-green algae.The Olympian reported that the advisories apply to Black, Deep, Long, Pattison and Scott lakes.

Date: 11/02/2015 | Northwest

What to do with memories

Family wants to find new use for items passed down

Date: 09/30/2015 | Local News

A lone ranger

He’s on patrol in the Spada Lake watershed

Date: 09/20/2015 | Local News

Everett asks residents to curtail nonessential water use

EVERETT — Metro Puget Sound cities, including Everett, are asking their residents and businesses to curtail all nonessential uses of water.The advisory is the second stage of the drought response plan adopted by...

Date: 08/11/2015 | 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

5 rescued from Lake Washington after boats collide

MERCER ISLAND — Seven people are safe after a fishing boat and power boat collided on Lake Washington early Friday.

Date: 06/26/2015 | Northwest

17-year-old boy dies after being pulled from Lake Washington

SEATTLE — A 17-year-old boy is dead after a 45-minute search ended with Seattle Fire and Rescue divers pulling him from Lake Washington.

Date: 06/08/2015 | Northwest

Chase leads to arrest; child’s bicycle among getaway vehicles

EVERETT — In the end, the man wasn’t much of a getaway driver. He tried, though, using a pickup, a motorcycle and a child’s bicycle snatched from under the boy’s nose.

Date: 05/20/2015 | Local News

Army Corps boosting Lake Washington level early

SEATTLE — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it’s boosting the level of Lake Washington in Seattle early this year due to extremely low snowpack in the Cascade Mountains.

Date: 05/02/2015 | Northwest

Rare whitewater

Kayakers to play on Sultan River when water is released April 25

Date: 04/05/2015 | Explore NW

Road to Spada Lake recreation sites is open again

After a closure for roadwork, the south shore road at Spada Lake is open again, according to the Snohomish County PUD.

Date: 03/31/2015 | Explore NW

Snow pack? What snow pack?

Snow depth measured at zero, but rainfall makes up for it

Date: 03/28/2015 | Local News

Sultan Basin Road to Spada Lake repaired, reopened

SULTAN — Sultan Basin Road, which provides access to Spada Lake, is open again after two areas were damaged in early January, Snohomish County officials say.Flooding near the Olney Creek Bridge...

Date: 03/25/2015 | Explore NW

The neighborly thing to do

Firefighter rescues man from lake, helps him home

Date: 02/07/2015 | Local News

Road to Spada Lake could remain closed until summer

SULTAN — The route most often used to access Spada Lake could remain closed until summer.Sultan Basin Road was damaged in two places by flooding on Olney Creek earlier this month. In one spot, roughly 200 feet of asphalt are gone. In another spot, the rising water took...

Date: 01/26/2015 | Local News

Toxic algae found around Lake Washington

SEATTLE — Health officials are warning people to watch out for toxic algae recently found along some shorelines on Lake Washington.

Date: 01/17/2015 | Northwest

Body recovered from Blackmans Lake believed to be missing fisherman

SNOHOMISH — Divers recovered a body from Blackmans Lake Sunday morning.

Date: 01/11/2015 | Local News

Rescuing each other

Christmas puppy will help teen's recovery

Date: 12/24/2014 | Local News

One-punch pact led to young man’s death, police say

EVERETT — The punch, it’s alleged, was consensual — a mutually agreed-upon yet ultimately tragic attempt between two high school students at making amends.

Date: 12/22/2014 | Local News

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