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 By Kelcey Hatch    News    July 16, 2013

Lake Stevens gets a dose of Rock and Roll

Irish rock band The VooDoos headlining Aquafest Lake Stevens is about to get a little bit more rock and roll. Irish Rock group The VooDoos have graced the stages of local venues such as The Moore...

 
 By Kelcey Hatch    Granite Falls    May 3, 2013

Bill Iffrig tells his story of the Boston Marathon bombings

Since the Boston Marathon bombings on Monday, April 15 Lake Stevens resident and marathon runner Bill Iffrig has been very popular. A photo of 78-year-old Iffrig on the ground seconds after the explos...

 
 By Kelcey Hatch    News    April 30, 2013

Bill Iffrig tells his story of the Boston Marathon bombings

Since the Boston Marathon bombings on Monday, April 15 Lake Stevens resident and marathon runner Bill Iffrig has been very popular. A photo of 78-year-old Iffrig on the ground seconds after the...

 
 By Kelcey Hatch    Granite Falls    August 31, 2012

Granite Falls community celebrates National Night Out

Granite Falls celebrated National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 7 along with other cities around the country. The event aims to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for, and...

 
 By Kelcey Hatch    News    August 14, 2012

Lake Stevens celebrates National Night Out

Tuesday, Aug. 7, downtown Lake Stevens was packed with community members celebrating National Night Out Against Crime with the Lake Stevens Family Center along with other cities around the country. Th...

 
 By Kelcey Hatch    News    August 14, 2012

August 7 Primary election results

The votes are in from the August 7 primary election. This primary election narrowed the choices for Congressional District 1 Representative, Congressional District 2 Representative and Legislative...

 
 By Kelcey Hatch    Granite Falls    July 2, 2012

Mountain Loop Experience shines through rain and wind

Last weekend the Granite Falls Chamber of Commerce presented the Mountain Loop Experience. The weather didn't cooperate, dumping rain and wind on the festival, although this didn't stop the community...

 
 By Kelcey Hatch    Granite Falls    May 7, 2012

Parents, teachers, community gather to listen to Voices of Youth

The panel at Voices of Youth answer audience questions. Students, teachers, parents and community members gathered at Crossroads High School Tuesday, April 24 for Voices of Youth. Voices of Youth is...

 
 By Kelcey Hatch    Granite Falls    May 7, 2012

Local group rescuing elderly animals around the state, how you can help them

Old Dog Haven operates out of Lake Stevens but they help senior dogs throughout the state by finding loving permanent homes. The organization consists of a group of private foster homes caring for the...

 
 By Kelcey Hatch    News    April 24, 2012

Local group rescuing elderly animals around the state, how you can help them

Old Dog Haven operates out of Lake Stevens but they help senior dogs throughout the state by finding loving permanent homes. The organization consists of a group of private foster homes caring for the...

 
 By Kelcey Hatch    News    January 31, 2012

Lake Stevens High School students share their SOUL for underprivileged, abused children

Lake Stevens High School sophomores Bridgette Sullivan and Angela Stemler have set out on a mission to change the lives of abused and underprivileged children. Last August Sullivan started the SOUL...

 
 By Kelcey Hatch    Granite Falls    January 30, 2012

Granite Falls resident and family opens youth center

Granite Falls resident Aaron Sallade and his family set out to give the youth of Granite Falls a place to go and stay out of trouble. So the Sallades opened a youth center, paying for everything out of their own pockets. The 7,000 square foot center...

 
 By Kelcey Hatch    News    November 15, 2011

Clorox grant could create summer discovery camp in L.S.

Clorox is offering grants to schools for an array of projects. Schools submit their ideas, and the four programs that receive the most votes win the grant money. The first place grant prize is $50,000, three second place prizes win $25,000. Clorox...

 
 By Kelcey Hatch    Granite Falls    March 29, 2011

City of Granite Falls holds second Economic Summit

Attendees at the first Granite Falls Economic Summit talk about ideas to boost the city's economy, those ideas were formed into task forces at the second conference held Saturday, March 19. The City...

 
 By Kelcey Hatch    Granite Falls    March 8, 2011

Community leaders and residents meet for economical development conference

Granite Falls Mayor Haroon Saleem, Police Chief Dennis Taylor and City Council member Matt Hartman. A group gathered at Granite Falls High School last week to get their hands dirty in the economic...

 
 By Kelcey Hatch    News    December 6, 2010

Local residents need help to produce feature-length film based in Snohomish County

A group of past and present local students from Snohomish and surrounding counties spent the last year writing and filming their first feature-length film, Rivertown. The group now seeks donations to...

 
 By Kelcey Hatch    News    November 30, 2010

Miller competes in Ironman championships

Lottie Miller competing in one of many ironman events. Local woman Lottie Miller competed in the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Clearwater, Florida on November 13. In August, Miller competed in...

 
 By Kelcey Hatch    News    September 13, 2010

Rowing club memorializes one of their own

The rain and cloudy skies didn’t stop the Lake Stevens Rowing Club from memorializing Dave Balbirona on the morning of Sunday, Sept. 12. Balbirona lost his life in an accident with a ski boat...

 
 By Kelcey Hatch    Business    September 7, 2010

Lake Stevens Journal gets new Co-Publisher as of September

September 1 marks a time of change for the Lake Stevens Journal. Pam Stevens, the Managing Editor of the Journal is now Co-Publisher along with Desiree Cahoon. Cahoon has been with the Journal since...

 
 By Kelcey Hatch    Opinions    September 7, 2010

Politicians are people too

Politics is a messy, sneaky and sometimes destructive sport. Feelings often get hurt, emotions run high and arguments are heated. But through it all it is important for people to remember that politicians are people too and they deserve our respect....

 
 By Kelcey Hatch    Opinions    July 20, 2010

Tanning tax ticks me off

On July 16, a “tanning tax” went into effect for the nation’s indoor tanning salons. The tax, which will add an extra 10 percent to indoor tanning services, will help fund the $940 billion health care overhaul. According to an article on CNN.co...

 
 By Kelcey Hatch    News    July 13, 2010

Sewer District receives award from Ecology Department for fifth year in a row

Spirits were high at the Lake Stevens Sewer District Thursday, ,July 8 as they celebrated their accomplishments. The Department of Ecology were there to present them with an award for outstanding...

 
 By Kelcey Hatch    News    July 13, 2010

Local women team up to raise money for breast cancer awareness

Betsy Hunt (L) and Judy Haedt (R) training on the Centennial Trail for the 3-day 60 mile walk. Lake Stevens residents Betsy Hunt and Judy Haedt are holding a yard sale to help fund breast cancer...

 
 By Kelcey Hatch    News    June 21, 2010

From fires to fame – Elmore does more than fight fires

The members of ‘Arisen from Nothing’ include Lke Stevens Fire Commissioner Troy Elmore. When people envision heavy metal bands like Metalica and Megadeth there’s a certain type of person that...

 
 By Kelcey Hatch    Sports    April 19, 2010

Local Junior hockey players taking league by storm

Amidst the Silvertips hype a group of local teenagers are taking the Junior Hockey League by storm. The 16U AAA Seattle Junior North West Admirals have two team members from Lake Stevens High School;...

 

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