A weekly collection of The Herald’s best images by staff photographers and others.
Twelve-year-old Carmen, a therapy dog who has worn that sparkly party hat all day and heard enough children’s books read by kids to last a lifetime, enjoys a momentary break from the action at her retirement celebration Sept. 26 at the Mukilteo Library. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
While the person who raised the dogs from pups, Lisa Akin (back right), listens and watches, Malia Correia-Boyd (left) reads “Goodnight Moon” by Margaret Wise Brown to retiring 11-year-old therapy dog Risa. Saveyia Zugel, 5 (right), reads yet another book. The now white-faced lab-golden retriever mix has been listening to stories for much of her life, and this is her retirement party. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Firefighters wait to load one of 60 passengers, played by Grantie Falls drama students, onto an awaiting helicopter during a airplane casualty drill at Paine Feild on Sept. 26 in Everett. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Koyo Yoshida, 18 (left), Erick Montiel, 18, and staff person Chelsea Shepherd roast marshmallows and eat s’mores next to the fire pit in the courtyard of Cedar Hall, a new student apartment complex at EvCC. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Stanwood’s Emma Bash (far right) celebrates a kill over Edmonds-Woodway’s Betty Abraham (center), with Edmonds-Woodway’s Sam Hardan missing a dig with Stanwood’s Saylor Anderson (far left) looking on at Edmonds-Woodway High School in Edmonds on Sept. 28. Starwood won in straight set. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)