Camano Island

Estuary preserved: Family donates 38 acres on Camano Island

The land where Fran Burnside made childhood memories will be protected habitat for salmon and birds.

After being connected through home DNA tests through a relative, Lorna Fischer, 54, of Redmond and Bob Monize, 76, of Camano Island, went to Any Lab Test Now in Everett for a DNA paternity test. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

54 years later, DNA test gave answer to ‘Who’s your daddy?’

A Camano Island man and Redmond woman’s mother didn’t recollect being together that summer of 1963.

After being connected through home DNA tests through a relative, Lorna Fischer, 54, of Redmond and Bob Monize, 76, of Camano Island, went to Any Lab Test Now in Everett for a DNA paternity test. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

New government building being designed for Camano Island

An open house is planned later this month so people can see what the county offices may look like.

Anna King, a junior at Stanwood High, attends Everett Community College and will graduate with her diploma and Associates of Arts Degree. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Stanwood High junior’s career goals are intriguing

‘I have three options I’m staring at now,’ Anna King says.

Anna King, a junior at Stanwood High, attends Everett Community College and will graduate with her diploma and Associates of Arts Degree. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Jim Shields (top right), former assistant Everett Parks Department director, died in a vehicle crash July 3. Shields, of Camano Island, is shown here with his wife, Betsy, son James, daughter-in-law Marcelle and grandchildren Jimmy and Holyanna. (Courtesy Shields family) ​

Jim Shields was devoted to Everett parks, Camano community

Killed in a crash near Darrington, he left legacy of service. “Nobody was a stranger,” said his wife.

Jim Shields (top right), former assistant Everett Parks Department director, died in a vehicle crash July 3. Shields, of Camano Island, is shown here with his wife, Betsy, son James, daughter-in-law Marcelle and grandchildren Jimmy and Holyanna. (Courtesy Shields family) ​

Camano Island man dies in head-on crash near Darrington

His pickup truck crossed the center lane of Highway 530 and collided with a semi, the State Patrol said.

Missing man in Camano beheading case charged with murder

The charge stems from blood and DNA found on a samurai sword in the victim’s car, the prosecutor said.

AAUW Stanwood-Camano honors outstanding STEM students

The AAUW of Stanwood-Camano Island (American Association of University Women) honored 11 junior female students, nominated by their high school faculties, as outstanding in science,… Continue reading

Grade-schoolers immerse themselves in geology

After listening to a talk about local geology from an expert in the field, fourth- and fifth-grade students from Twin City Elementary School in Stanwood… Continue reading

Soap box derby winners off to Ohio

The Windermere Stanwood-Camano Island Soap Box Derby races were held June 16 at Arrowhead Ranch. First-place winners Addison Inman (stock division), racing the Crow’s Nest,… Continue reading

Camano man dead after Arlington driver’s suspected DUI crash

A BMW sedan allegedly was speeding near Sedro-Woolley, hit a GMC truck, and was engulfed in flames.

Amelia Allen (left) looks down at the track as she races another driver in unweighted practice soap box derby cars June 7 on Camano Island. The 11th Stanwood-Camano Soap Box Derby takes place Saturday. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Brand-new track, permanent Camano home for Soap Box Derby

Races involving 73 cars are on Saturday at a converted ranch where striped pavement belongs to kids.

Amelia Allen (left) looks down at the track as she races another driver in unweighted practice soap box derby cars June 7 on Camano Island. The 11th Stanwood-Camano Soap Box Derby takes place Saturday. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Anna ten Hoopen is heading to the U.S. Naval Academy after graduating from Stanwood High. Her parents were both graduates of the academy. Shot on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 in Stanwood, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Exceptional grad: Anna ten Hoopen is Navy bound

If she goes back to school, her goal would be an advanced degree in biomedical engineering.

Anna ten Hoopen is heading to the U.S. Naval Academy after graduating from Stanwood High. Her parents were both graduates of the academy. Shot on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 in Stanwood, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Josh Johnson, an intern for OceanGate, stands between two of the company’s submersibles on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 in Everett, Wa. Johnson, who graduates from ORCA this spring, has been tasked with constructing a 3D printer for the company.(Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Exceptional grad: Josh Johnson is aiming for NASA

He plans to major in computer science at the University of Washington on a grant from NASA.

Josh Johnson, an intern for OceanGate, stands between two of the company’s submersibles on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 in Everett, Wa. Johnson, who graduates from ORCA this spring, has been tasked with constructing a 3D printer for the company.(Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Death of woman, 45, in Lynnwood not considered suspicious

She was identified as a Camano Island woman. Investigators await toxicology results.

Work begins on new Stanwood high school

A public groundbreaking ceremony is set for Wednesday, with work preparing the site starting in June.

Island Transit considering charging bus fares

The agency plans public meetings to present information about the proposal and receive comments.

Ryan Elting, conservation director for the Whidbey Camano Land Trust, leads a tour of Barnum Point on Aug. 5, 2017. The scenic park, which is being expanded, is located at Triangle Cove on Camano Island. (Courtesy of Whidbey Camano Land Trust)

Nearly $1M price tag for 40-acre expansion to Camano park

The park was set to grow from 27 acres to 129 acres. The public can weigh in before Tuesday meeting.

Ryan Elting, conservation director for the Whidbey Camano Land Trust, leads a tour of Barnum Point on Aug. 5, 2017. The scenic park, which is being expanded, is located at Triangle Cove on Camano Island. (Courtesy of Whidbey Camano Land Trust)