Kari Bray

Pageants, roller derby, archaeology interest Stanwood teen

Laela Leyva recently competed in a National American Miss pageant and does sports year-round.

 

Madison Smith paints a stall in the girls room Tuesday afternoon at Crossroads High School in Granite Falls on September 11, 2018. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

The writing on the stalls: Students paint messages of hope

Crossroads High School students decorated the school’s restroom stalls with images and quotes.

 

Study digs into future of Discover Pass, other access fees

Eliminating the state parks pass in favor of a vehicle licensing fee is one possibility being studied.

 

Ebey Island corn harvest to feed families around Washington

Volunteers picked three acres of corn that will be delivered to food banks throughout the state.

Ideas wanted to improve newly public Lake Stevens park

An open house is scheduled from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Frontier Heights Park.

Thousands of Monroe kids are back to school in new buildings

The new schools were built with money from a $111 million bond passed by voters in 2015.

School on Monday: Stanwood teacher contract ends uncertainty

“It’s hard to explain to a 5-year-old when they don’t understand what a strike is,” one mom said.

Sauk-Suiattle Tribe’s casino and bingo hall near completion

The place will have a rustic feel and a Bigfoot theme, apropos the scenic location near Darrington.

James Alexander Elisar Hopkins, 22, of Snohomish, died in May 2016 during a swimming accident in Eastern Washington. Family and friends are hosting a memorial 5K, the Adventures of a Lumberjack fun run, to raise money for scholarships. (Courtesy of the Hopkins family)

Run funds scholarships and honors firefighter, church leader

The second Adventures of a Lumberjack 5K is scheduled for Sunday at Bob’s Corn in Snohomish.

James Alexander Elisar Hopkins, 22, of Snohomish, died in May 2016 during a swimming accident in Eastern Washington. Family and friends are hosting a memorial 5K, the Adventures of a Lumberjack fun run, to raise money for scholarships. (Courtesy of the Hopkins family)

The people want education money spent on counseling, advising

A follow-up survey is open now to see how the public would divvy up dollars for education.

A European style fountain, multiple outbuildings and lawn sculptures dot the landscape of the old Silvana Schoolhouse. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

This quirky century-old schoolhouse is yours for $695,000

The two-acre property on the Stillaguamish River in Silvana includes a replica Old West town.

A European style fountain, multiple outbuildings and lawn sculptures dot the landscape of the old Silvana Schoolhouse. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Options for improving Mountain Loop to be laid out in study

It’s an early step in a long process to review possibilities for the scenic byway.

Jeff Newell blocks the early morning sun from his eyes as he cruises down Highway 530, at a easy 16 miles per hour, on his John Deere tractor on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 in Arlington, Wa. Ron Wachholtz follows behind as the two raise money while driving their tractors to Prudhoe Bay, AK. They are raising money for the American Diabetes Association. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Tractoring home: Arlington men back from fundraiser ride

Jeff Newell and Ron Wachholtz rode from Arlington to Alaska to raise money for diabetes research.

Jeff Newell blocks the early morning sun from his eyes as he cruises down Highway 530, at a easy 16 miles per hour, on his John Deere tractor on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 in Arlington, Wa. Ron Wachholtz follows behind as the two raise money while driving their tractors to Prudhoe Bay, AK. They are raising money for the American Diabetes Association. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Duck races, food, carnival rides: Evergreen fair is open!

The 110th state fair in Monroe kicked off Thursday and continues through Labor Day.

Farm family discovers ‘the legacy of that first 40 acres’

The Bartelheimers, of Snohomish, were chosen as this year’s Snohomish County Centennial Farm Family.

Evergreen State Fair: 5 things to know before you go

Some ideas to save money, give back and get to and around the fair.

Simran Handa, a Kamiak grad, and current Lewis & Clark College senior on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 in Mukilteo, Wa. Handa is studying microbiology and biochemistry at the college. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Kamiak grad’s cell research is inspired by younger sister

“It would be very difficult for me to tell a patient, ‘I don’t know why this disease is happening.’”

Simran Handa, a Kamiak grad, and current Lewis & Clark College senior on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 in Mukilteo, Wa. Handa is studying microbiology and biochemistry at the college. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Will seismometers be in place before our volcano erupts?

Some object to placing equipment in the Glacier Peak wilderness and using helicopters to do so.

Alberta Gbla, left, of Mariner High School and Aleksandra Kogalovski of Mercer Island High School work in the lab during the Fred Hutch Pathway Research Explorers Program at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 in Seattle, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Teens in Fred Hutch program aspire to be scientists, doctors

Snohomish County students are among the 32 admitted to the Pathway Research Explorer Program.

Alberta Gbla, left, of Mariner High School and Aleksandra Kogalovski of Mercer Island High School work in the lab during the Fred Hutch Pathway Research Explorers Program at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 in Seattle, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)