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 By Pam Stevens    News    April 16, 2014 

Ace Hardware receives J.D. Power and Associates award


Lake Stevens Ace Hardware and its owners, Greg and Christine Egelstad, have been pillars of the community for several years. Last Wednesday, April 9, Ace Hardware enjoyed the opportunity to host a...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Opinions    April 16, 2014 

New marijuana law brings concerns for higher crime

I will admit that I did not vote for the legalization of marijuana here in the state of Washington. While I have many concerns about this law one of my biggest is giving criminals even more...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    April 9, 2014

LSHS alum gets her face on a Wheaties box, well sort of

Making my way down the news feed on Facebook one day I noticed that Lake Stevens High School alumni Katie Holloway posted a picture of herself on the front of a Wheaties box. I was intrigued and so I...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    April 9, 2014

Lake Stevens Arts Commission brings beauty to the community

Yes, Lake Stevens has become known for their many roundabouts but ask anyone which roundabout is the most memorable and they will most likely tell you that it is the western roundabout on Lundeen...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Opinions    April 9, 2014

Pets have a place at hospitals as wells as home

Imagine my excitement when I saw a story on MSN.living about hospitals around the country that are now allowing family pets to visit their loved ones in the hospital. At our house, our pets are a...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Granite Falls    April 2, 2014

New police chief, officers sworn in at newly remodeled police station

The Granite Falls Police Station was packed on Friday, March 21 for the swearing in of new police chief Dave Bowman and the officers who will now be policing Granite Falls. The event also gave...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    April 2, 2014

Ashley Pointe gives American Legion $600 check

Last November, Ashley Pointe, a premier senior living center in Lake Stevens, honored its veterans for Veterans Day. They also pledged to give $600 to American Legion Post 181 for each move-in in...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Granite Falls    April 2, 2014

Local author writes book to keep family memories alive

Granite Falls resident Brenda Ballard sat down to help her stepson with a family history project and soon realized that no one was recording any of her family's stories. After making a promise to a...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Granite Falls    April 2, 2014

Every child deserves the opportunity to go to school

We are fortunate to live in a country where education is considered a top priority. We are even more blessed to live in a community where our children are given the opportunity to go to schools where...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Opinions    April 2, 2014

Oso mudslide brings out charity and compassion

I will admit that I’ve been glued to the news reports regarding the Oso mudslide that took place on Saturday, March 22, as I am sure many of you have. This devastating tragedy happened at a...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    April 2, 2014

New police chief, officers sworn in at newly remodeled police station

The Granite Falls Police Station was packed on Friday, March 21 for the swearing in of new police chief Dave Bowman and the officers who will now be policing Granite Falls. Theevent also gave...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Columns    April 2, 2014

Sewer District News: How to prevent sewer back-ups

We often think of our drains and toilets as an efficient means to get rid of household waste when in fact it is the worst thing to do. Recently there was a sewer back-up into a home and fortunately...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    March 26, 2014

Chamber's annual C-Trial Run hosts dozens of runners

On Saturday, March 15, the Greater Lake Stevens Chamber of Commerce hosted their second annual C-Trail run on Centennial Trail. Runners from all over came to join in the fun participating in either...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Opinions    March 26, 2014

Every child deserves the opportunity to go to school

We are fortunate to live in a country where education is considered a top priority. We are even more blessed to live in a community where our children are given the opportunity to go to schools where...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    March 19, 2014

Lake Stevens kid starts and hosts first Kid Film Fest in Everett

Red carpets were rolling in Everett on February 21 at the first annual Kid Film Fest, an event started and hosted by Lake Stevens nine-year-old Aven Woodard, a student at Lake Stevens School...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Opinions    March 19, 2014

Let's just give everyone a break

I’m not sure if it’s my age or social networking that has made me aware of the extreme amount of adversities that people seem to be facing lately. It seems I can’t go a day without hearing of...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    March 12, 2014

Mt. Pilchuck students learn skills through workshops, leader program

Friday afternoons at Mt. Pilchuck Elementary School are a time that the students excitedly anticipate each week. No, it's not because they get to leave school 90 minutes early; it's the dozens of...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Opinions    March 12, 2014

Carbon monoxide poisoning can be the silent killer

A 20-year-old boy and his 22-year-old sister were called home to Pocatello, Idaho last month while serving church missions in other states. The two young missionaries were told that their entire...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Granite Falls    March 5, 2014

G.F. welcomes its new police chief

Begins its new contract with Snohomish County Sheriff's Office March 1 was the official start date of the new Granite Falls Police Department after the city signed a contract with the Snohomish County...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    March 5, 2014

House fire displaces family of four

Flames were shooting from the garage of a house located at 5111 113th Ave. NE in Lake Stevens around 8:15 p.m. on Sunday night. Witnesses said they heard a popping noise before one part of the home...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    March 5, 2014

Highland Elementary students show off their leadership skills to local leaders

Walking into Highland Elementary School will make anyone feel like they're special because when you walk through those doors students greet you with a handshake and a warm smile. On Thursday,...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    March 5, 2014

Suspect shot by home-owner's friend during Lake Stevens robbery Second suspect apprehended

Two men attempted to rob a homeowner and his friend at gunpoint at the 7000 block of 126th Dr. NE in Lake Stevens on Tuesday, February 25. At approximately 6 p.m. that evening two suspects entered...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    March 5, 2014

Local kids entertain residents at Ashley Pointe

Ashley Pointe residents were all smiles on Friday, February 28 when preschoolers from Kids Way Preschool shared their time and talents with them. The kids, ages three to five years old, sang three...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Granite Falls    March 5, 2014

Three wrestlers place at Mat Classic State Tournament in Tacoma

Wrestlers from all over Washington hit the mats at the Tacoma Dome on the weekend of February 21-22 including seven wrestlers from Granite Falls High School. First, however, they had to make it...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Granite Falls    March 5, 2014

A simple solution to end homelessness?

It seems that homelessness has made its way to all sorts of places, even Lake Stevens for that matter. While we don't have a huge homeless population, and I mean those who are actually sleeping on...

 

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