Lake Stevens

Leslie Davis (left) and her twin sister, Lyndsay Lamb, pose in the den of a house they remodeled in Snohomish, as seen on Unsellable Houses. (HGTV)

Sister act: Snohomish twins back on HGTV’s ‘Unsellable Houses’

Star sisters do their magic in 13 one-hour episodes of homes in Snohomish County.

 

Lake Stevens School District superintendent Ken Collins checks a students computer for a completed health questionnaire at North Lake Middle School on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 in Lake Stevens, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Incoming superintendent has decades in Lake Stevens schools

Once drafted by the New England Patriots, Ken Collins has been a coach, teacher and principal.

 

Michelle Fast, left, Ellie Behn wave to incoming cars Saturday morning at Lundeen Park in Lake Stevens on March 6, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Princesses, superheroes unite to aid a Lake Stevens family

The community came together for Bethany, Jon and Madelynn Erickson, “a family that needed love and support.”

 

Betsy Schildt (top) and Erin Kendall test the frigid waters of Lake Stevens Saturday morning at Lundeen Park in Lake Stevens on March 13, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Lake Stevens Brewing Co. helps Snohomish County YMCA thrive

The brewer and Lake Stevens Open Water Swimmers will host a fundraiser for the Y on March 20.

Betsy Schildt (top) and Erin Kendall test the frigid waters of Lake Stevens Saturday morning at Lundeen Park in Lake Stevens on March 13, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
The city hopes to annex the 1,000-acre lake it's named for, as well as 500 acres in the Southeast Interlocal Annexation. (City of Lake Stevens)

Voters may have a say in 1,500-acre Lake Stevens annexation

The August ballot might include an advisory vote to gauge interest on a move that could affect thousands.

The city hopes to annex the 1,000-acre lake it's named for, as well as 500 acres in the Southeast Interlocal Annexation. (City of Lake Stevens)

Every city may get a tax break used by Arlington, Marysville

It’s helped bring businesses to the two cities, so lawmakers want to make it available statewide.

Everett man identified after being found dead in creek

The cause of death for Renee Baltazar Romero remained under investigation Thursday.

Autopsy shows Lake Stevens woman, 20, drowned Saturday

Anna M. Lopez was swimming when witnesses noticed she was not responsive, according to officials.

Everett man found dead in creek near Lake Stevens

The man, 28, was reported missing Thursday. A neighbor found his body in Little Pilchuck Creek.

Alma Lopez watches her son Eric Blanquet working through school work Friday afternoon in Lake Stevens on February 19, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Waiting for unemployment check: ‘Your case is being processed’

Washington’s imperfect ID verification system has stalled payments for people who need it.

Alma Lopez watches her son Eric Blanquet working through school work Friday afternoon in Lake Stevens on February 19, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Ken Collins

New Lake Stevens school leader has decades with the district

Ken Collins has been chosen to take over when Superintendent Amy Beth Cook retires in June.

Ken Collins
A portion of the site of the proposed Lake Stevens Costco at the intersection of Highway 9 (right) and South Lake Stevens Road (below, out of view). (Chuck Taylor / Herald file)

Legal battle stalls Costco’s planned store in Lake Stevens

“We intend to keep them in court until they get tired of us and go away,” an opponent of the project said.

A portion of the site of the proposed Lake Stevens Costco at the intersection of Highway 9 (right) and South Lake Stevens Road (below, out of view). (Chuck Taylor / Herald file)

Bicyclist identified in fatal Lake Stevens crash

The deceased man was Nickolas Smoley, a 22-year-old man from Tulalip.

Cyclist dies in early morning crash in Lake Stevens

The collision happened in a rural, northeastern area of the city. The victim was a 22-year-old man.

Dennis Shewey, of Arlington, bowls at Evergreen Lanes on Monday, Feb. 1, 2021 in Everett, Washington. Starting Monday, certain categories of Snohomish county businesses were permitted to reinstate indoor occupancy at 25% capacity under Phase 2 of Gov. Jay Inslee’s statewide reopening plan. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Reopening Day: Some businesses return with lockdown lifted

Bowling and indoor dining were back as Snohomish County moved to Phase 2 of the “Healthy Washington” recovery plan.

Dennis Shewey, of Arlington, bowls at Evergreen Lanes on Monday, Feb. 1, 2021 in Everett, Washington. Starting Monday, certain categories of Snohomish county businesses were permitted to reinstate indoor occupancy at 25% capacity under Phase 2 of Gov. Jay Inslee’s statewide reopening plan. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee poses for a photo, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Olympia, Wash. Inslee, a Democrat, is being challenged by Republican Loren Culp, police chief of the small town of Republic, Wash., in the Nov. 3 election. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

With deal, Inslee lifts pause on local highway projects

The governor says he has an agreement with lawmakers to commit to finding money to fix fish-blocking culverts

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee poses for a photo, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Olympia, Wash. Inslee, a Democrat, is being challenged by Republican Loren Culp, police chief of the small town of Republic, Wash., in the Nov. 3 election. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Lake Stevens School District employee caught in card misuse

The woman spent almost $50,000 on personal goods, according to a report from the state auditor’s office.

Third grade teacher Lisa Thompson walks by her ten students, separated at six-foot distance, at Eagle Creek Elementary on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 in Arlington, Washington. The students wear masks, are six feet from each other in class and after recess ends, get a mask break. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Third grade teacher Lisa Thompson walks by her ten students, separated at six-foot distance, at Eagle Creek Elementary on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 in Arlington, Washington. The students wear masks, are six feet from each other in class and after recess ends, get a mask break. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Carol Rochnowski, of Lake Stevens, enjoyed a socially distanced dinner with her neighbors, Andy and April Taylor, before the weather changed their weekly meals. The neighbors, along with Rochnowski's housemate Bernie Terry, have supported 24 restaurants during the pandemic. (Courtesy Carol Rochnowski)

With weekly take-out, neighbors feeding their friendships

These Lake Stevens families have made it a point to order takeout from an array of restaurants weathering the pandemic.

Carol Rochnowski, of Lake Stevens, enjoyed a socially distanced dinner with her neighbors, Andy and April Taylor, before the weather changed their weekly meals. The neighbors, along with Rochnowski's housemate Bernie Terry, have supported 24 restaurants during the pandemic. (Courtesy Carol Rochnowski)
Glenwood Elementary School teacher Mackenzie Adams in front of the camera in Seattle for Wednesday night's inauguration TV special. (Contributed photo) 21200120

Our viral kindergarten teacher had an inauguration TV cameo

Mackenzie Adams, of Lake Stevens, appeared on Wednesday’s prime-time special, introducing Foo Fighters.

Glenwood Elementary School teacher Mackenzie Adams in front of the camera in Seattle for Wednesday night's inauguration TV special. (Contributed photo) 21200120
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