Lake Stevens

Bob Cummins. (Photo provided by Barb Cummins)

Everett native was legendary figure in local rowing community

Bob Cummins, a “gentle giant” who impacted countless lives through rowing, died this summer. He was 72.

 

The Everson family got a new backyard after the city of Lake Stevens had to install a new city culvert under their property. (Isabella Breda / The Herald)

Lake Stevens’ collapsed culvert needs new fish-friendly fix

The city replaced a broken culvert earlier this year to address flooding. The work isn’t done.

 

Work related to improvements at the intersection of Highways 9 and 204 will close a road and reduce lanes in Lake Stevens through Oct. 1. (Washington State Department of Transportation)

Road disruptions starting around Highway 9 in Lake Stevens

Lane reductions and closures are part of the work to improve the intersection at Highways 9 and 204.

 

Phoenix Police Department Sgt. Kevin Johnson shows off the new Axon Body 2 body camera after demonstrating to fellow officers how the camera works as another precinct gets their cameras assigned to them Wednesday, July 3, 2019, in Phoenix.  Although body-worn cameras are becoming a police standard nationwide, Phoenix was among the last big departments to adopt their widespread use. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Phoenix Police Department Sgt. Kevin Johnson shows off the new Axon Body 2 body camera after demonstrating to fellow officers how the camera works as another precinct gets their cameras assigned to them Wednesday, July 3, 2019, in Phoenix.  Although body-worn cameras are becoming a police standard nationwide, Phoenix was among the last big departments to adopt their widespread use. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Three transmission lines that bring water  into Lake Stevens are being raised from their original depth so they remain accessible for public works crews as a road to Costco is built. (Everett Public Works) 20210910

Lake Stevens road work will interrupt water service briefly

Water transmission lines are being raised as part of the 91st Ave SE extension near the future Costco.

Three transmission lines that bring water  into Lake Stevens are being raised from their original depth so they remain accessible for public works crews as a road to Costco is built. (Everett Public Works) 20210910
Two concrete footings for a pedestrian bridge sit on either side of Stevens Creek on the north side of North Cove Park in Lake Stevens. (Isabella Breda / The Herald)

Lake Stevens is still at odds with state over bridge permit

The city has until Sept. 15 to undo site preparation for a pedestrian bridge over Stevens Creek.

Two concrete footings for a pedestrian bridge sit on either side of Stevens Creek on the north side of North Cove Park in Lake Stevens. (Isabella Breda / The Herald)
Elizabeth Panagos kisses her son Paxton through her mask as she drops him off for his first day of kindergarten at Mountain Way Elementary on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021 in Granite Falls, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Masks on, at a distance, students begin a new year of school

Nervous and excited students filtered back into classrooms full-time in five districts in Snohomish County.

Elizabeth Panagos kisses her son Paxton through her mask as she drops him off for his first day of kindergarten at Mountain Way Elementary on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021 in Granite Falls, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / 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)

A ‘first’: Lake Stevens annexed a big area without public vote

After the city acquired the area through interlocal agreement, some new residents feel they had no say.

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)
Jeffrey Beazizo, Lake Stevens' Chief of Police  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Beazizo takes reins at LSPD, hopes to continue Dyer’s work

Deputy Chief Jeff Beazizo became Lake Stevens’ top cop after Chief John Dyer retired on Aug. 18.

Jeffrey Beazizo, Lake Stevens' Chief of Police  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Head Coach Tom Tri pulls on his mask as he yells to his players as he Lake Stevens High School football team conducts its first practice, marking the first day of practice for fall sports in the Wesco division, on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021 in Lake Stevens, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Lake Stevens High School’s first 2 football games canceled

The Vikings’ powerhouse program was shut down for COVID-19 protocols after 2 players tested positive.

Head Coach Tom Tri pulls on his mask as he yells to his players as he Lake Stevens High School football team conducts its first practice, marking the first day of practice for fall sports in the Wesco division, on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021 in Lake Stevens, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Kathy Van Buskirk, a 50-year volunteer in 4-H equestrian programs and longtime helper at the Evergreen State Fair, is this year's fair honoree. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

No horsing around: It’s all about helping for fair’s honoree

Kathy Van Buskirk, a 50-year 4-H equestrian volunteer, will be back at Monroe fairgrounds this week.

Kathy Van Buskirk, a 50-year volunteer in 4-H equestrian programs and longtime helper at the Evergreen State Fair, is this year's fair honoree. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Two concrete footings for a pedestrian bridge sit on either side of Stevens Creek on the north side of North Cove Park. (Isabella Breda / The Herald)

Unpermitted bridge work stalls project in Lake Stevens park

Without state approval, the city plowed ahead with a pedestrian bridge in North Cove Park.

Two concrete footings for a pedestrian bridge sit on either side of Stevens Creek on the north side of North Cove Park. (Isabella Breda / The Herald)
Jeff Beazizo

Lake Stevens police chief retires; deputy succeeds him

John Dyer, chief since 2016, retired on Wednesday. Deputy Chief Jeff Beazizo is replacing him.

Jeff Beazizo
Providence employees look at anti-vaccine mandate protestors as they cross the street outside of Providence Regional Medical Center Everett on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Inslee reinstates indoor mask rule, whether vaxxed or not

The governor also ordered employees of public schools, colleges and child care centers to get vaccinated.

Providence employees look at anti-vaccine mandate protestors as they cross the street outside of Providence Regional Medical Center Everett on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Lake Stevens boy on scooter struck, killed by pickup truck

The sheriff’s office said the 12-year-old went into the street in front of the truck.

Carolyn “Dode” Carlson with Alex Crocco who is ahead by seven votes for second place for a chance at Mukilteo City Council in the general election. (Contributed photo)

Friendly duel in Mukilteo: Candidates await vote recount

And in Lynnwood, a hand recount will decide whether a councilman or ex-mayor advances to the fall election.

Carolyn “Dode” Carlson with Alex Crocco who is ahead by seven votes for second place for a chance at Mukilteo City Council in the general election. (Contributed photo)
Afternoon traffic moves along the U.S. 2 trestle between Everett and Lake Stevens on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

What the infrastructure bill could mean for Snohomish County

Millions of dollars could help replace the U.S. 2 trestle, electrify buses and change rail crossings.

Afternoon traffic moves along the U.S. 2 trestle between Everett and Lake Stevens on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Houses at the end of the 2100 block of 93rd Drive SE in Lake Stevens used to front a forest. Now the property has been clearcut for the new Costco store near the intersection of Highway 9 and 20th Street SE. (Chuck Taylor / The Herald) 20210810

Lake Stevens neighbors mourn 1,000s of trees at Costco site

A woodland off 20th Street SE has been leveled, leaving wildlife in search of new habitat.

Houses at the end of the 2100 block of 93rd Drive SE in Lake Stevens used to front a forest. Now the property has been clearcut for the new Costco store near the intersection of Highway 9 and 20th Street SE. (Chuck Taylor / The Herald) 20210810
Josh and Christine Alcaraz learned last week that their rent will increase by $475/month for their 3-bedroom Lake Stevens townhome. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

‘With the snap of a finger, we’re facing housing uncertainty’

With the eviction moratorium’s expiration, Snohomish County renters are reporting major price hikes.

Josh and Christine Alcaraz learned last week that their rent will increase by $475/month for their 3-bedroom Lake Stevens townhome. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
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