Lake Stevens

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)

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.