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

Despite critics, Nate Nehring racking up endorsements

As Nate Nehring’s political opponents have assailed his youth and brief work history, the appointed Snohomish County councilman has stayed busy winning over… Continue reading

Fourth of July events

Street fairs, parades and fireworks are planned around Snohomish County to celebrate the Fourth of July. Most events are free, though there might be charges… Continue reading

Credit union hands out scholarships

NW Plus Credit Union awarded scholarships to the following local students enrolled in college or graduating from high school: Haeley Johnston, Washington State University ($1,500);… Continue reading

Museum’s featured artist: We can save animals from extinction

Glass sculptor Kelly O’Dell grew up on Hawaii, interested in marine biology. In college, she first majored in mathematics. In the end, however, O’Dell, the… Continue reading

YMCA honors volunteers

The YMCA of Snohomish County honored its outstanding policy, program, youth and financial development volunteers at a special recognition breakfast June 14. Policy Volunteers: Gary… Continue reading

Stanwood city administrator leaving for same job in Monroe

The city’s top administrator announced last week that she is leaving to take a position in Monroe. Deborah Knight has worked as city… Continue reading

Tidelands Church members make it a mission to help in community

It was a day to wear tennis shoes, sunscreen and gardening gloves to church. Tidelands Church, a Presbyterian congregation in Stanwood, gathered briefly… Continue reading

MAP scholarship winners named

Nearly 150 people attended the YMCA of Snohomish County’s annual My Achievers Program (MAP) Recognition and Scholarship Banquet on June 1. Scholarships were awarded to… Continue reading

Stanwood-Camano derby drivers race to win

The 10th annual Windermere Stanwood Camano Island Soap Box Derby was held June 17. Fifty-one racers competed to represent Stanwood and Camano Island in the… Continue reading