Lake Stevens Journal - Your hometown newspaper since 1960


About Lake Stevens Journal

Editorial Policy

The editorial philosophy of the Lake Stevens Journal is to provide informative and entertaining stories about the people, events and issues of our community.

The Journal reserves the right to edit all submitted material, whether news or editorial, for content, grammar, taste, style or length to best serve the paper and the community. Submitted items are published at the Journal's discretion and reflect solely the opinion of the author and are not necessarily the opinion of the Journal or its staff.

Letters to the editor are welcomed and must be less than 300 words. Include a signature, address and daytime phone number for verification. Published letters will include the letter-writer's name and city of residence. Anonymous letters and letters to third parties are not accepted.

No advertisements, columns, letters to the editor or other information will be published that contain discrimination based on sex, color, creed, race, religion, national origin, age, sexual preference; or which are simply in bad taste.

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Our Staff

Desiree Cahoon, Publisher

The greatest gift is the passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind.

Elizabeth Hardwick (1916 – 2007)

Over the past 27 years I've had the privilege of working for the Lake Stevens Journal and meeting some of the most amazing people. I am truly blessed.

Aside from publishing a weekly newspaper I like to travel, garden, listen to a variety of music, dine el fresco, spend time with family, friends and my sweet little pets.

Pam Stevens, Managing Editor/Co-Publisher

After working for the Newspaper Agency Corp. in Salt Lake City for four years, I got the opportunity to be a stay-at-home to my two beautiful kids, Alex and Katie. When my youngest started kindergarten, I came to work here at the Lake Stevens Journal - that was over eight years ago.

Working and living in this scenic and friendly community is a luxury to my family and spending quality time with them is a priority. We love to play at the lake, go camping, travel and play games.

One of my favorite foods is really tasty fish & chips and the best I have ever tasted were at this great restaurant in Kona, Hawaii called Quinn's – Almost by the Sea.

I also love reading, scrapbooking and watching sitcoms. Right now, That 70's Show, Friends, The Middle and Fraiser re-runs are on the top of my "to watch" list.

Leah Hughes-Anderson- Accounts Receivable

We moved to Lake Stevens in 1999, building a home and raising our family. While staying at home and raising our boys was incredibly rewarding, and joyful, I have always been an active participant in local politics and community affairs. I came to the Journal in 2010, and quickly came to appreciate its local flavor of community involvement. I love to read, travel, play trivia and spend time with my friends and family.

Michelle Templeton, Classifieds/Calendar

I've enjoyed working with my co-workers and the community at the Journal for almost seven years now.

My husband and I have lived in Lake Stevens for the last 26 years, raising our three children who are now grown and out on their own. I've just recently acclimatized to being an empty-nester. Time flies!

Kim Demary, Advertising Representative

I have been an active member of the community since 2001 and have lived in Lake Stevens for the last 7 years. I love the small town feel of our tight knit community.

I enjoy running half marathons, marathons and doing triathlons. I have learned over the years that if you "believe", anything is possible.

I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 21 years. We have two awesome children: Alexia (20) and AJ (16).

Sherri Casarez, Production Manager

I've lived in Snohomish for eight years with my husband and four children. I graduated June of 2013 with high honors in both Multimedia Web Design and Graphic Design. I'm a computer geek at heart. I love building websites, creating graphics, and when I have time, oil painting.

I believe in giving back to community. My husband and I are marriage champions for Family Life's Weekend to Remember; I coach volleyball at the Snohomish Boys and Girls Club, I'm a Silver leader in AdvoCare, and my recent passion, is getting fit at the gym.

Larry Rott - Granite Falls Advertising Representative & Circulation Manager

I have been delivering newspaper for the Lake Stevens Journal since late 2004, among the other jobs I do around here. Where else can I work with six beautiful young ladies. Over the years I have lost 16 co-workers but I have managed to stay and be the only young man who can still be the father and grandfather to some of my co-workers. My wife and I have lived in the community for over thirty years and I am devoted to the Granite Falls Lions Club. I still look forward to serving our communities wherever I can be assistance.