Historic Stanwood barn burned down to make way for park

The crumbling barn stood against a blue sky as fire trucks pulled up Friday morning. Debris and brambles filled the inside of the… Continue reading

Photo assignment: Capture the grit and love of local farming

Seven farmers brought cameras into their fields, gardens and homes, capturing hundreds of photographs they later narrowed to three each. The 21 photos… Continue reading

More than s’mores: Camp Fire celebrates 100 years

On a grassy field near the lake, staff and counselors greet each other with camp names — “Frog” or “Disney” — while campers… Continue reading

Work begins on Stanwood’s memorial to military veterans

On a downtown street where local history is celebrated, work has begun to honor those who lost their lives fighting for their country.… Continue reading

Nonprofit animal rescue group NOAH hit by fuel thief

They hadn’t realized anything was wrong. Last month, a volunteer hopped in a van parked at the NOAH Center in Stanwood. The center’s… Continue reading

Part of Highway 532 to close for fish culvert replacement

For the second summer in a row, a stretch of Highway 532 is closing to replace an undersized fish culvert below the road.… Continue reading

Silvana Fair stays true to its community roots (video)

For 70 years, fair season in Snohomish County has kicked off in Silvana. It’s a small community that has stayed true to its… Continue reading

Warm Beach Senior Community members tend to a thriving garden

The pea plants grew so high this year that the gardeners needed a ladder to harvest the tallest. It’s been a season of… Continue reading

Stanwood council candidates aim at parks, flooding, jobs

A one-term councilwoman is facing two challengers for a seat on the Stanwood City Council. Dorothy Gorsuch is up against planning commissioner Judy… Continue reading

County strives to keep Puget Sound healthy through grant, app

Puget Sound. It’s the mesmerizing sea at our feet. Fed by rivers, streams and runoff, it’s part of a complex ecological web. Trying… Continue reading

Campground hosts are a major boon to Snohomish County

Lamont Olson sipped Coca-Cola out of a plastic cup and steered a golf cart around the campground, waving as he passed guests.… Continue reading

Woman killed by train identified as Marysville 18-year-old

Officials have confirmed the identity of a young woman killed by a train in Silvana on Saturday. Stephani L. Moser was 18, according… Continue reading

Stanwood names Ryan Larsen its interim city administrator

Community development director Ryan Larsen is stepping up to the city administrator job in August. Stanwood Mayor Leonard Kelley recently announced that Larsen… Continue reading

Project on Leque Island in Stanwood all for salmon, wildlife

Several hundred flood-prone acres that were used as farmland for more than a century are being transformed into a saltwater marsh. Work is… Continue reading

Young woman hit, killed by passenger train in Silvana

A young woman was killed Saturday afternoon when she was struck by an Amtrak passenger train. The victim, 18, was standing on a… Continue reading

Two men killed in separate crashes are identified

The Snohomish County medical examiner identified two men who died in crashes Thursday as Scott H. Williams, of Marysville, and Brian R. Lind,… Continue reading

Motorcyclist killed in collision near Stanwood

A man died Thursday morning after his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck near Stanwood. The motorcyclist was traveling east on 268th Street… Continue reading

County votes to merge 3 surface water utilities into 1

The Snohomish County Council on Wednesday voted to streamline its stormwater programs, over the objections of volunteers who help guide decisions about clean-water… Continue reading

Plan for sewage treatment plant prompts Stanwood to update rules

City leaders are updating local rules after a proposal to build a privately operated waste treatment plant in town caused concern late last… Continue reading