Lake Stevens

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)

Temporary Lake Stevens Library to open this summer

The location will serve as the Sno-Isle branch until the proposed civic center campus is complete.

Nate Nehring (left), Nicole Ng-A-Qui (center), Richard Yust.

Nehring faces two Democrats in County Council primary

Nicole Ng-A-Qui and Richard Yust are running to unseat the Republican, who joined the council in 2017.

Nate Nehring (left), Nicole Ng-A-Qui (center), Richard Yust.
Kids' Oasis, a wooden castle playground adjacent to Mount Pilchuck Elementary School, is demolished on Thursday, July 22, 2021 in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Nothing lasts forever — Lake Stevens’ castle playground leveled

When it was built in 1992, Kids’ Oasis at Mount Pilchuck Elementary was unlike anything else.

Kids' Oasis, a wooden castle playground adjacent to Mount Pilchuck Elementary School, is demolished on Thursday, July 22, 2021 in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Girl killed after Lake Stevens driver suffers medical issue

The accident occurred along U.S. Highway 101 on the Olympic Peninsula.

Commercial center taking shape off Highway 9 in Lake Stevens

A bowling alley? Maybe. Potential tenants are showing interest and locals have their own wish list.

Cars headed north on Highway 9 line up south of the light at 30th Street on Friday, July 9, 2021 in Snohomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

No quick solutions to Highway 9 commute through Snohomish

Some drivers try shortcuts that frustrate neighbors and add to the gridlock in the area.

Cars headed north on Highway 9 line up south of the light at 30th Street on Friday, July 9, 2021 in Snohomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Heading south from the Nakashima Barn. Mike Griffith is lead by the family dog, Crumb as wife Jen and daughter bike along the Centennial Trail on Monday, Sept. 2, 2019 in Arlington, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Easy riding: Centennial Trail offers bicycle fun for everyone

The wide, paved path is suitable for all ages and abilities. On the way, there are plenty of places to stop for a rest and lunch.

Heading south from the Nakashima Barn. Mike Griffith is lead by the family dog, Crumb as wife Jen and daughter bike along the Centennial Trail on Monday, Sept. 2, 2019 in Arlington, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Lake Stevens faces fine for alleged worker safety violations

A state agency says lack of training put Public Works employees at risk of injury and illnesses.

Why did the chicken jump in the lake? Because he lost a bet to a friend. Logan Root, 19, jumps into Lake Stevens with a chicken suit on at Davies Beach (formerly Willard Wyatt Park) on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Escaping the heat in Lake Stevens

Davies Beach was a cool scene on Tuesday as our hot spell continued.

Why did the chicken jump in the lake? Because he lost a bet to a friend. Logan Root, 19, jumps into Lake Stevens with a chicken suit on at Davies Beach (formerly Willard Wyatt Park) on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Fleeing suspect jumps from U.S. 2 trestle into bushes

The man was apprehended after crashing a stolen vehicle and leaping off the roadway.

Lake Stevens' historic Grimm House is towed to its new home as part of the North Cove Park project. (Isabella Breda / The Herald)

History will live on in a transformed Lake Stevens downtown

A new museum and library are part of the new civic campus and expanded North Cove Park.

Lake Stevens' historic Grimm House is towed to its new home as part of the North Cove Park project. (Isabella Breda / The Herald)
Police block a road while responding to a fatal shooting at the Colonial Gardens apartments in Lake Stevens on May 24. (Dakota Bair, file)

Prison guard charged with murder of Lake Stevens roommate

Emmanuel Perez shot his roommate seven times, according to prosecutors. He has pleaded not guilty.

Police block a road while responding to a fatal shooting at the Colonial Gardens apartments in Lake Stevens on May 24. (Dakota Bair, file)
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)

Shovel alert: Groundbreaking on Lake Stevens Costco is near

A land sale in early June cleared the way. The mayor says dirt could be flying as soon as next week.

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)
Hay Look Me Over, a Biewer terrier, with her handler, Molly Speckhardt, left, and owner Lynn McKee, of Lake Stevens. The 2-year-old terrier won a Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show ribbon for second, or next best, among the girls in her class. (Submitted photo)

Hairy Lake Stevens pooch wins classy ribbon at Westminster

Hay Look Me Over competed in the new class of Biewer terriers. A Pekingese stole the whole show.

Hay Look Me Over, a Biewer terrier, with her handler, Molly Speckhardt, left, and owner Lynn McKee, of Lake Stevens. The 2-year-old terrier won a Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show ribbon for second, or next best, among the girls in her class. (Submitted photo)
WSDOT is set to begin work building a second northbound lane on Highway 9 from Market Place to Fourth Street NE.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Months-long work on Highway 9 coming for Lake Stevens

Crews will soon begin building a second northbound Highway 9 lane near Market Place.

WSDOT is set to begin work building a second northbound lane on Highway 9 from Market Place to Fourth Street NE.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Lake Stevens High School graduate Madelynn Coe will be attending Northeastern University and participating in a study abroad program in Greece her first semester. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Madelynn Coe spent senior year helping others learn online

The pandemic changed everything for the class of 2021. For one young woman, it was a time to give back.

Lake Stevens High School graduate Madelynn Coe will be attending Northeastern University and participating in a study abroad program in Greece her first semester. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)