Stanwood

Design rendering of the planned 16-bed mental health treatment center north of Stanwood. (Washington State Health Care Authority)

Stanwood mental health facility clears hurdle, but faces opposition

The facility passed an environmental review. A two-week comment period opened. Comments are due Oct. 3.

 

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Arlington woman dies in crash on Highway 530

The Washington State Patrol says a Stanwood man ran a red light, striking Zoey Ensey as she turned onto the highway.

 

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Stanwood Chamber of Commerce ‘can’t keep the doors open’

The chamber is set to shut down at the end of the month due to financial challenges.

 

Biome Borneo, a conservation themed board game made out of shrooms and fishing net. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

A local board game made of mushrooms? Sure, sounds fungi

A Stanwood trio plans to launch their first board game, using fungi and recycled materials to teach about Borneo rainforests.

Biome Borneo, a conservation themed board game made out of shrooms and fishing net. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Vehicles are parked in front boutique-style businesses on the brick road portion of 270th Street on Friday, July 22, 2022, in Historic West Downtown in Stanwood, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Ambitious plan seeks to connect, beautify Stanwood’s twin downtowns

“We have this mile-long straight road with sidewalks and a lot of places to fill in.” Now, the city is working to close the gap.

Vehicles are parked in front boutique-style businesses on the brick road portion of 270th Street on Friday, July 22, 2022, in Historic West Downtown in Stanwood, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
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Stanwood asks voters to renew 0.2% sales tax

The transportation benefit district funds $550,000 a year for street and sidewalk improvements.

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Stanwood man dies in crash in Skagit County

Caleb Severson, 40, was driving west of Mount Vernon when he reportedly crashed into a pole and died.

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A stretch of the dike that runs along Skagit Bay on Friday, May 13, 2022 in Stanwood, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

If this dike fails, Stanwood goes underwater

The levee is over a hundred years old. And it shows. But efforts have lagged to fix it before it’s too late.

A stretch of the dike that runs along Skagit Bay on Friday, May 13, 2022 in Stanwood, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
People gather for a color throw at Stanwood and Camano’s first-ever Pride celebration on Saturday, June 4, 2022. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

First-ever Pride celebrations draw hundreds in north county

“We didn’t expect this could happen here,” said Sall Hutson, 76. “In little towns a long time ago, you could hardly come out at all.”

People gather for a color throw at Stanwood and Camano’s first-ever Pride celebration on Saturday, June 4, 2022. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Jason Toner (Snohomish County Sheriff's Office) 20220601

New Stanwood police chief lives there and has worked there

Snohomish County sheriff’s Lt. Jason Toner will begin work on Wednesday.

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The Lenz composting facility borders. (Google Earth)

Firm calls rules for expanded composting near Stanwood ‘unlawful’

Among other things, Lenz Enterprises claims a condition barring odors from its composting is “unreasonable.”

The Lenz composting facility borders. (Google Earth)
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Man accused of kidnapping is arrested after high-speed chase

“It was like a scene out of Mario Kart,” a Snohomish County sheriff’s deputy wrote. Speeds reportedly reached 100 mph.

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Clockwise from top left: Mill Creek Fire Station 76 (Mill Creek Fire Department); Liberty Elementary School (Marysville School District); Sultan schools Superintendent Dan Chaplik (right) and mechanic Dan Erdman in the bus barn (Olivia Vanni / The Herald); Cascade Elementary School (Marysville School District); Lakewood High School locker room (Olivia Vanni / The Herald); Granite Falls High School (Granite Falls School District).

School levies failing in Marysville, Stanwood-Camano, Lakewood

Granite Falls and Sultan were passing their levies. And in Mill Creek, voters approved joining South County Fire.

Clockwise from top left: Mill Creek Fire Station 76 (Mill Creek Fire Department); Liberty Elementary School (Marysville School District); Sultan schools Superintendent Dan Chaplik (right) and mechanic Dan Erdman in the bus barn (Olivia Vanni / The Herald); Cascade Elementary School (Marysville School District); Lakewood High School locker room (Olivia Vanni / The Herald); Granite Falls High School (Granite Falls School District).
Rebecca Mertzig (Stanwood Police Department)

Stanwood chief picked to lead Bellingham Police Department

“She has been a rising star in the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office,” Bellingham’s mayor said.

Rebecca Mertzig (Stanwood Police Department)
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Man, 22, identified after crash into power pole near Lake Goodwin

Jordan J. A. Miller, of Stanwood, died after he lost control of his car on West Lake Goodwin Road on Saturday.

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Man, 22, dies after crashing into power pole near Lake Goodwin

He lost control of his car on West Lake Goodwin Road, police say. A 15-year-old girl had minor injuries.

A large puddle of water forms on the floor of the Lakewood field locker rooms on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 in Arlington, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Schools eye fixes to leaky roofs, aging boilers, old tech

The Lakewood and Stanwood-Camano districts are seeking voter approval for capital projects and technology needs.

A large puddle of water forms on the floor of the Lakewood field locker rooms on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 in Arlington, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Lei Wiley-Mydske, co-owner of Stanwood Tattoo Company, stands with the Autism Acceptance Library that is installed at her shop on Friday, March 25, 2022, in Stanwood, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Meet the woman behind Stanwood’s autism acceptance library

In Lei Wiley-Mydske’s tattoo shop, “neurodivergent narwhals” are educators and advocates uplifting autistic voices.

Lei Wiley-Mydske, co-owner of Stanwood Tattoo Company, stands with the Autism Acceptance Library that is installed at her shop on Friday, March 25, 2022, in Stanwood, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Citron-crested cockatoos at the Cockatoo Rescue and Sanctuary near Stanwood. (Cockatoo Rescue and Sanctuary via Facebook) 20150000

Stanwood parrot sanctuary owner dies, along with dozens of birds

Lori Rutledge oversaw a bird paradise at Cockatoo Rescue and Sanctuary. No one knows what happened before her death.

Citron-crested cockatoos at the Cockatoo Rescue and Sanctuary near Stanwood. (Cockatoo Rescue and Sanctuary via Facebook) 20150000
The McClinchy Mile Camano Climb Bike Ride is back after a two-year hiatus. (B.I.K.E.S. Club of Snohomish County)

McClinchy Mile Bike Ride back after two-year pandemic hiatus

Cyclists new and experienced can find a route between 15 and 50 miles in Camano Island and Stanwood.

The McClinchy Mile Camano Climb Bike Ride is back after a two-year hiatus. (B.I.K.E.S. Club of Snohomish County)