Julie Muhlstein

Devin Boyd at Forester Pass in Sequoia National Park. At 13,200 feet it is the highest point on the Pacific Crest Trail. (Photo Devin Boyd)

On Pacific Crest Trail, some days golden, other times down

Before his 21st birthday, he left his Granite Falls home to “get out there” and hike 1,200 miles.

 

Ken Gaydos, a longtime police and fire department chaplain in south Snohomish County, leads a procession during the 2006 funeral for Charles “Chuck” Cain, a member of the Edmonds Fire Safety Foundation. Gaydos died Monday. He was 79. (Herald file)

In people’s very worst moments, chaplain Ken Gaydos was there

The Edmonds man started Support 7 and aided police, firefighters and those affected by crises in south county.

 

As they stroll past trophy cases, down hallways connecting Snohomish High School’s athletic facilities, a small group of 1942 graduates appear more than a little impressed Tuesday with the quality and quantity of honors Snohomish High students have accumulated. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

76 years after Snohomish graduation, they’re back in school

Old friends enjoy a tour and lunch at their alma mater, a campus that looks mostly new to them.

 

Justin Tinsley’s eyes are filled with the hope of a man whose dream is to act in 100 plays, and the tough reality of battling cancer. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Stage is a passion for local actor fighting real-life foe

Theaters in Edmonds and Everett give their applause to Justin Tinsley, who’s hoping to beat cancer.

Justin Tinsley’s eyes are filled with the hope of a man whose dream is to act in 100 plays, and the tough reality of battling cancer. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Of nearly 2,000 who have committed suicide by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge, Kevin Hines is one of only about 30 who survived. (Photo courtesy Kevin Hines)

He jumped from Golden Gate, lived to bring message of hope

Kevin Hines will share his challenges with mental illness at a fundraising event for Compass Health.

Of nearly 2,000 who have committed suicide by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge, Kevin Hines is one of only about 30 who survived. (Photo courtesy Kevin Hines)

‘They didn’t want to look back’: A fellow POW’s family remembers

Wesley Schierman, who died in 2014, was a prisoner with John McCain in the “Hanoi Hilton.”

Mike and Debbie Warfield (left), who lost their 24-year-old son Spencer to a heroin overdose, listen with others to speakers at “A Night to Remember, A Time to Act.” The event, Thursday night at the courhouse plaza, drew attention to the opioid crisis. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Loved ones lost to drugs, but families keep up their fight

Before International Overdose Awareness Day, a local gathering aims to counter stigma of addiction.

Mike and Debbie Warfield (left), who lost their 24-year-old son Spencer to a heroin overdose, listen with others to speakers at “A Night to Remember, A Time to Act.” The event, Thursday night at the courhouse plaza, drew attention to the opioid crisis. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Arthur Grossman Park? Glacier View? Name isn’t a done deal

The Everett City Council will take its time before settling on a name for a park near the new YMCA.

During the Everett Art Walk on Thursday, Laurie Povey Crawford (right) and Dottie Villesvik look at the large, east-facing stained-glass window with the interior lights turned down at First Presbyterian Church. The stained glass windows were created in 1910 by Povey Brothers Studio, where her great-grandfather, George Povey, worked with his brothers in Portland. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Stained glass windows offer glimpse of history, philanthropy

At Everett Art Walk, people hear from women whose ancestors were responsible for church’s treasures.

During the Everett Art Walk on Thursday, Laurie Povey Crawford (right) and Dottie Villesvik look at the large, east-facing stained-glass window with the interior lights turned down at First Presbyterian Church. The stained glass windows were created in 1910 by Povey Brothers Studio, where her great-grandfather, George Povey, worked with his brothers in Portland. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
As Elaine Wilson, 74, steps out the door of her wool shop behind the main farmhouse, “Piglet,” a small black goat runs down the staircase where husband Dale, 75, is sitting. Elaine, retired after years as the Open Class Wool Superintendent at the Evergreen State Fair, is the 2018 honoree. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

The face of the fair has wild and woolly friends on her farm

This year’s Evergreen State Fair honoree has lifelong connection to Lowell-area land that’s her home.

As Elaine Wilson, 74, steps out the door of her wool shop behind the main farmhouse, “Piglet,” a small black goat runs down the staircase where husband Dale, 75, is sitting. Elaine, retired after years as the Open Class Wool Superintendent at the Evergreen State Fair, is the 2018 honoree. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

A time capsule for 2068 will show what Everett was thinking

To be sealed Sunday, it will contain the simple sentiments and substantial thoughts of residents today.

Book Cafe feeds young minds at Snohomish mobile home parks

What began as one librarian’s volunteer summer effort has turned into a school district program.

Tracy Rubstello, director of development for the Bridge Receiving Center (background), talks about the home being created as a 30-day refuge for children who are first entering foster care. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Soft-landing place planned for children entering foster care

The Bridge Receiving Center is remodeling a house on Cedar Springs Camp property near Lake Stevens.

Tracy Rubstello, director of development for the Bridge Receiving Center (background), talks about the home being created as a 30-day refuge for children who are first entering foster care. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Retired Judge Jay Wisman was presiding judge at Cascade District Court in Arlington for more than 37 years.

Judge Jay Wisman was tough but gave people second chances

The retired judge, who died at 79, helped turn lives around during 37 years at Cascade District Court.

Retired Judge Jay Wisman was presiding judge at Cascade District Court in Arlington for more than 37 years.

It’s hot out there, but high-schoolers keep hitting the books

Summer assignments at area schools are rigorous, especially for students in AP classes.

Chandler Williamson, a board member of the Everett Recovery Cafe, points out that some work that needs to be done to the lower level of the old Everett Public Market before it can become the cafe’s new home. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Everett Recovery Cafe moving to old public market building

A board member of the nonprofit that serves people battling addiction has his own story of recovery.

Chandler Williamson, a board member of the Everett Recovery Cafe, points out that some work that needs to be done to the lower level of the old Everett Public Market before it can become the cafe’s new home. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Kym Hilinski with her son, Tyler, on the field at Washington State University’s Martin Stadium. Tyler, a 21-year-old WSU quarterback, took his life in January. His mother will be at the Everett AquaSox game Saturday to raise awareness of Hilinski’s Hope, a nonprofit the family founded to address mental health issues and honor Tyler.

Hilinski’s Hope: Mother who lost QB son brings mission here

After tragedy at WSU, she’ll be at AquaSox game Saturday to bring attention to mental health efforts.

Kym Hilinski with her son, Tyler, on the field at Washington State University’s Martin Stadium. Tyler, a 21-year-old WSU quarterback, took his life in January. His mother will be at the Everett AquaSox game Saturday to raise awareness of Hilinski’s Hope, a nonprofit the family founded to address mental health issues and honor Tyler.
Quintin Hall, 8, (green T-shirt center) sits smiling as Kate Marquart, 8, (standing left), Alex Marquart, 11, (center) and Jonathan Marquart, 13, all watch Jack McGowan, 7, (left) and Max McGowan, 9, (right) peel open the wrapping on a going-away gift for Quintin. Along with his mom, Quintin is going home after an extended stay with the Marquart family while he had cancer treatment. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

In a fight for his life, 8-year-old gets to be a little boy

Woodway family shares their home and much more with Idaho child and his mom during cancer treatment.

Quintin Hall, 8, (green T-shirt center) sits smiling as Kate Marquart, 8, (standing left), Alex Marquart, 11, (center) and Jonathan Marquart, 13, all watch Jack McGowan, 7, (left) and Max McGowan, 9, (right) peel open the wrapping on a going-away gift for Quintin. Along with his mom, Quintin is going home after an extended stay with the Marquart family while he had cancer treatment. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Arriving at Hat Island Marina early Thursday, islanders begin disembarking the Hat Island Ferry, which is called the “Hat Express.” At the top of the ramp stands Ray Brown, the captain. Below him on the dock are crew members Ryan Taisey, first mate (left) and Michael Jablinske. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Hat Island: The somewhat secret, other-worldy Northwest gem

The rules are lax, it’s not public, and residents of the small isle off Everett like it that way.

Arriving at Hat Island Marina early Thursday, islanders begin disembarking the Hat Island Ferry, which is called the “Hat Express.” At the top of the ramp stands Ray Brown, the captain. Below him on the dock are crew members Ryan Taisey, first mate (left) and Michael Jablinske. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
As his daughter, Rachel Hickson, waits on a customer, owner Keith Hickson strokes the face of an elk head that graces the wall above ice cream freezers in his Lake Roesiger Store. Nearby are the trophies of a fox, a huge fish, a linx, a deer, an antelope and more. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Bait, beer and buddies: Rustic Lake Roesiger Store for sale

Miles from grocers and gas stations, the roadside spot has been a community hub nearly 80 years.

As his daughter, Rachel Hickson, waits on a customer, owner Keith Hickson strokes the face of an elk head that graces the wall above ice cream freezers in his Lake Roesiger Store. Nearby are the trophies of a fox, a huge fish, a linx, a deer, an antelope and more. (Dan Bates / The Herald)