Camano Island

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Island County settles sexual harassment lawsuit with deputy

The county will pay Deputy Mike Adrian a total of $105,000.

 

Biome Borneo, a conservation themed board game made out of shrooms and fishing net. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

A local board game made of mushrooms? Sure, sounds fungi

A Stanwood trio plans to launch their first board game, using fungi and recycled materials to teach about Borneo rainforests.

 

Ryan Elting, conservation director at the Whidbey Camano Land Trust, talks about the important ecosystem the shoreline provides Friday, June 10, 2022, at the site of the Keystone Preserve near Coupeville, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

In ‘emergency acquisition,’ 226 acres of Whidbey Island’s farmland, forest saved

The beachside Keystone Preserve, south of Coupeville, is the Whidbey Camano Land Trust’s largest purchase at $9.1 million.

 

Snohomish County PUD. (Sue Misao / Herald file)

Camano Island to get new transmission line — and fewer power outages

It’ll be the second transmission line on the island. It should help keep the lights on during windstorms.

Snohomish County PUD. (Sue Misao / Herald file)
People gather for a color throw at Stanwood and Camano’s first-ever Pride celebration on Saturday, June 4, 2022. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

First-ever Pride celebrations draw hundreds in north county

“We didn’t expect this could happen here,” said Sall Hutson, 76. “In little towns a long time ago, you could hardly come out at all.”

People gather for a color throw at Stanwood and Camano’s first-ever Pride celebration on Saturday, June 4, 2022. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Clockwise from top left: Mill Creek Fire Station 76 (Mill Creek Fire Department); Liberty Elementary School (Marysville School District); Sultan schools Superintendent Dan Chaplik (right) and mechanic Dan Erdman in the bus barn (Olivia Vanni / The Herald); Cascade Elementary School (Marysville School District); Lakewood High School locker room (Olivia Vanni / The Herald); Granite Falls High School (Granite Falls School District).

School levies failing in Marysville, Stanwood-Camano, Lakewood

Granite Falls and Sultan were passing their levies. And in Mill Creek, voters approved joining South County Fire.

Clockwise from top left: Mill Creek Fire Station 76 (Mill Creek Fire Department); Liberty Elementary School (Marysville School District); Sultan schools Superintendent Dan Chaplik (right) and mechanic Dan Erdman in the bus barn (Olivia Vanni / The Herald); Cascade Elementary School (Marysville School District); Lakewood High School locker room (Olivia Vanni / The Herald); Granite Falls High School (Granite Falls School District).
Everett

Man charged in fatal shooting outside pool hall near Everett

Prosecutors charged Octaviano Vera-Hernandez Jr. with first-degree murder in Damien Navarro’s death last month.

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A large puddle of water forms on the floor of the Lakewood field locker rooms on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 in Arlington, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Schools eye fixes to leaky roofs, aging boilers, old tech

The Lakewood and Stanwood-Camano districts are seeking voter approval for capital projects and technology needs.

A large puddle of water forms on the floor of the Lakewood field locker rooms on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 in Arlington, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Researchers and volunteers recently examined a dead gray whale found on a Camano Island beach. (Cascadia Research Collective) 20220411

Dead gray whale on Camano Island beach to stay put for months

The death is the latest in an ongoing unusual mortality event for gray whales. This one appeared to be malnourished.

Researchers and volunteers recently examined a dead gray whale found on a Camano Island beach. (Cascadia Research Collective) 20220411
The McClinchy Mile Camano Climb Bike Ride is back after a two-year hiatus. (B.I.K.E.S. Club of Snohomish County)

McClinchy Mile Bike Ride back after two-year pandemic hiatus

Cyclists new and experienced can find a route between 15 and 50 miles in Camano Island and Stanwood.

The McClinchy Mile Camano Climb Bike Ride is back after a two-year hiatus. (B.I.K.E.S. Club of Snohomish County)
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Camano Island woman dies in head-on crash

The 76-year-old woman was driving south on E Camano Drive when she crossed the center line, according to the state patrol.

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Election

Voters to act on school funding measures, fire district annexation

Granite Falls, Marysville, Stanwood and Sultan all suffered levy defeats in February. They’ll try again April 26.

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A grey whale carcass found beached on the west side of Camano Island. (NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region)

Gray whale beached on Camano

Officials said they would perform a necropsy Saturday. The species is experiencing an “unusual mortality event.”

A grey whale carcass found beached on the west side of Camano Island. (NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region)
Jack Archibald, who has worked with stained glass for decades, stands in the main entrance of Stanwood High School, which now features four of his colorful stained glass windows on Wednesday, March 16, 2022, in Stanwood, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Camano Island artist’s stained glass murals brighten Stanwood High

Jack Archibald got “totally hooked” on glass art at the high school in the 1970s. Now, four of his pieces hang there.

Jack Archibald, who has worked with stained glass for decades, stands in the main entrance of Stanwood High School, which now features four of his colorful stained glass windows on Wednesday, March 16, 2022, in Stanwood, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Members of the Skagit River System Cooperative circle a net to temporarily catch and count fish in the restored estuary of Leque Island near Stanwood. (Chuck Taylor / The Herald) 20210817

Near Stanwood, thousands of fish discover a restored estuary

A $6 million project at Leque Island is already seeing “overwhelmingly positive” signs of a healthier ecosystem.

Members of the Skagit River System Cooperative circle a net to temporarily catch and count fish in the restored estuary of Leque Island near Stanwood. (Chuck Taylor / The Herald) 20210817
Election

School funding measures now passing in Snohomish, Northshore

After Wednesday’s election update, a capital projects levy was still failing in the Stanwood-Camano School District, but support had grown.

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The Snow Goose Transit bus at one of it's stops outside of the Lincoln Hill Retirement Community on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022 in Stanwood, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Catch a free bus between Camano, Stanwood, Smokey Point

Snow Goose Transit runs on weekdays, offering 15 stops and — for those with mobility issues — door-to-door service.

The Snow Goose Transit bus at one of it's stops outside of the Lincoln Hill Retirement Community on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022 in Stanwood, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
The area subject to the tsunami advisory Saturday includes the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Admiralty Inlet, Whidbey Island and Camano Island. People along other coastal areas of Puget Sound are advised to stay away from the water. (U.S. Tsunami Warning System) 20220115

Tsunami advisory for nearby waters lifted after 12 hours

Officials in Snohomish County encouraged people to stay away from the shoreline during much of Saturday.

The area subject to the tsunami advisory Saturday includes the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Admiralty Inlet, Whidbey Island and Camano Island. People along other coastal areas of Puget Sound are advised to stay away from the water. (U.S. Tsunami Warning System) 20220115

1 dead, 3 injured in 5-car crash east of Stanwood

Katrina Kakalecik, 27, of Granite Falls, was a passenger in an SUV that was rear-ended on Thanksgiving.

Patt Bass at her home on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021 in Camano Island, Washington. Bass survived a "massive stroke" and almost a week later was out golfing, thanks to the work of Providence doctors. Providence started its 24/7 thrombectomy program in January. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

‘Like nothing happened’: Days after stroke, she was golfing again

Patt Bass suffered a massive stroke in September. A new surgery program in Everett fast-tracked her recovery.

Patt Bass at her home on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021 in Camano Island, Washington. Bass survived a "massive stroke" and almost a week later was out golfing, thanks to the work of Providence doctors. Providence started its 24/7 thrombectomy program in January. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)