Lake Stevens

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
Cece Stafford arranges stock Wednesday afternoon at Alchemy Health in Alderwood Mall on December 16, 2020. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Score some flower at the mall? New CBD store is buzzing

CBD lotions and potions are touted to treat pain, insomnia and anxiety. Owner: “We’re not a pot shop.”

Cece Stafford arranges stock Wednesday afternoon at Alchemy Health in Alderwood Mall on December 16, 2020. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
A view of the south eastern area of the Lake Stevens that includes lakeshore and UGA that is a part of the city's annexation area on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020 in Lake Stevens, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Thousands of residents — and the lake — could join Lake Stevens

Under two proposals, the city would annex about 570 acres of land and the lake itself.

A view of the south eastern area of the Lake Stevens that includes lakeshore and UGA that is a part of the city's annexation area on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020 in Lake Stevens, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
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Mid-afternoon traffic on northbound Interstate 5, Monday, just north of the Boeing Freeway (526) offramp provides a wicked brew of corporate, public and personal vehicles for homebound Boeing commuters to merge with, following a shift change at the Everett 747 plant.
Dan Bates / The Herald
Mid-afternoon traffic on northbound Interstate 5, Monday, just north of the Boeing Freeway (526) offramp provides a wicked brew of corporate, public and personal vehicles for homebound Boeing commuters to merge with, following a shift change at the Everett 747 plant.
Christmas lights decorate a home in Arlington and throughout Snohomish County and are listed online via Facebook.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

This map’s your guide to Christmas cheer in Snohomish County

An Arlington woman has created an online map of where to find the brightest lights and decorations.

Christmas lights decorate a home in Arlington and throughout Snohomish County and are listed online via Facebook.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Brett Gailey

Lake Stevens City Council approves full-time mayor benefits

The mayor’s yearly salary is $80,000, and benefits are now worth $36,000.

Brett Gailey
A man allegedly involved in a burglary fled law enforcement and hid in a stormwater pond retention pipe Monday in Lake Stevens. Deputies found and arrested him. (Snohomish County Sheriff's Office)

Burglary suspect hides in Lake Stevens stormwater pipes

Deputies and police scoured a neighborhood and had to rescue the man, who became hypothermic.

A man allegedly involved in a burglary fled law enforcement and hid in a stormwater pond retention pipe Monday in Lake Stevens. Deputies found and arrested him. (Snohomish County Sheriff's Office)
Brett Gailey

Some urge citizen panel to hike Lake Stevens mayor’s salary

Council members say $80,000 set by the salary commission is too low and want another recommendation.

Brett Gailey