Lake Stevens

Lake Stevens pays former police commander $400,000

The settlement ends Dennis Taylor’s lawsuit against a former mayor and a former city administrator.

Rules are rules: No additions to make it harder to break them

You just can’t cut straight across Highway 9’s four lanes onto South Lake Stevens Road.

Taming the traffic-troubled U.S. 2 trestle

A report due in June will sort out what city, county and state officials think are the best options.

Water to be shut off for some homes, districts next week

The pipe closing will affect mainly the Snohomish and Monroe areas.

Expect more snow, ice Friday morning

The slick conditions made for some snarled commutes Thursday, and could do the same later.

Northshore School District bond for new elementary now passing

As of Tuesday, the $275 million proposal was comfortably above the 60 percent supermajority.

Lake Stevens girl wants to make sure her peers are well fed

Anneliese Ballou, 9, was named the first student ambassador by the Hungry Hearts Foundation.

Aquafest royalty recognized at capital

The 2017 Miss Aquafest roayalty were recognized Jan. 29 in Olympia with the Presidential Volunteer Service Award, for together performing over 2,400 hours of community… Continue reading

Bond for new Lake Stevens library falling short of required votes

The existing facility is in a city-owned building on property that is slated to be redeveloped.

School levies still passing in 3 districts after latest tally

In the initial count, ballot measures in Lake Stevens, Marysville and Snohomish had been losing.

Ballot measures in 3 school districts are now passing

With votes still trickling in, levies in Lake Stevens, Marysville and Snohomish surpass 50 percent.

While husband Don listens, Sylvia Irvine, of Lake Stevens, recounts some of the sweetest moments with children the couple fostered over the past 33 years. In that time, they had about 250 kids in their home and not all of them were so sweet. Sylvia has written a book about what they experienced and the emotions of their foster children through the years. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

These foster parents have touched 250 lives over 32 years

From the heartwarming to the harrowing, Sylvia and Don Irvine of Lake Stevens have seen it all.

While husband Don listens, Sylvia Irvine, of Lake Stevens, recounts some of the sweetest moments with children the couple fostered over the past 33 years. In that time, they had about 250 kids in their home and not all of them were so sweet. Sylvia has written a book about what they experienced and the emotions of their foster children through the years. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Lake Stevens man killed by car during charity bicycle ride

Mark Kristofferson was riding in the Tour de Palm Springs in California.

Old bridge design means $35K crane visit each time waters rise

Heavy rains have filled the Snohomish River and its tributaries to the point that cranes have had to park on the U.S. 2 trestle three… Continue reading

Vote on Tuesday could be crucial for Lake Stevens project

The future of North Cove Park might hinge on whether voters approve a bond for a new library.

On her 90th birthday Monday, Doris Goertz of Lake Stevens and her daughter, Rachel O’Brien, read some pretty hilarious notes as they go through some of the 186 or so letters and cards Goertz recieved after O’Brien recruited friends to send them snail mail instead of email. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

She’s got mail — lots and lots of actual snail mail

For her mom’s 90th birthday, Rachel O’Brien recruited friends to send actual cards through the mail.

On her 90th birthday Monday, Doris Goertz of Lake Stevens and her daughter, Rachel O’Brien, read some pretty hilarious notes as they go through some of the 186 or so letters and cards Goertz recieved after O’Brien recruited friends to send them snail mail instead of email. (Dan Bates / The Herald)