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 By Washington State Department Of Transportation - News    News    February 28, 2012

SR 99 tunnel tolling committee meets Wednesday

SEATTLE – The SR 99 Tunnel Project’s Advisory Committee on Tolling and Traffic Management meets Wednesday to continue exploring ways to reduce traffic diversion due to tunnel tolls and meet the project’s funding goals. Committee...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    February 28, 2012

Cavelero Music holding auction

Cavelero Music Boosters will be holding a Dessert and Auction fundraiser on Friday, March 16, 2012 to benefit the Cavelero music department. This event will be held in the Cavelero Mid High commons from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will feature the...

 
 By Mike Anderton    Sports    February 28, 2012

No Tacoma Dome for Viking boys or girls basketball

This is a very hard article to write. There will be no Tacoma Dome State Basketball Tournament this season for either the Viking boys or girls. The boys were knocked out by Bothell 68-56 on February 21 at Lake Stevens. The girls were eliminated by Sk...

 
 By Jim Miller    Columns    February 28, 2012

What tips can you recommend to help me save on my drug costs?

Dear Savvy Senior What tips can you recommend to help me save on my drug costs? I’m 62 years old, and currently take six different prescription medications that I can barely afford. -Poorly Insured Dear Poorly, There are actually a variety of...

 
 By Journal Staff    Columns    February 28, 2012

Lake Stevens’ Rabe performs at The Grace Amazing Tour

Lake Stevens’ own Baylee Rabe performing the Grace Amazing Tour. Lake Stevens’ own Baylee Rabe performed her newest single, “Fearless” at the kick off of The Grace Amazing...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    February 28, 2012

Volunteers neededfor GFHS CTE

The Granite Falls High School Career and Technical Education (CTE) program is looking for volunteer adults to serve on an Advisory Board to help plan courses and learning experiences that prepare students for the workforce and training after...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    February 28, 2012

Tax preparation assistance and tax forms available at Sno-Isle Libraries

Cavelero Music Boosters will be holding a Dessert and Auction fundraiser on Friday, March 16, 2012 to benefit the Cavelero music department. This event will be held in the Cavelero Mid High commons from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will feature the...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    February 28, 2012

Snohomish bridge, other improvements coming to district

The release of the Senate Transportation budget last week revealed the vast improvements coming to the roads and bridges in the 44th Legislative District. Headlining the package is the allocation of $650,000 for advance preliminary and geotechnical...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    February 28, 2012

Pilchuck River swallows home due to flooding

With the amount of rain that came down last week some may have been wondering whether or not they should start building an ark and Lake Stevens was not exempt from some of that flooding. Sadly, Cather...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    February 28, 2012

North Lake Builders Club serves Lake Stevens

North Lake Middle School Buiders Club students. Working on community projects brings to life the core values of Builders Club at North Lake Middle School. Dedicated students organized the Teens for...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    February 28, 2012

North Cove receives a new, one-of-a-kind dock

The new dock at North Cove with LSRC members showing how it works. The well-used dock at North Cove public dock has been replaced with a new, state-of-the art dock thanks to the combined efforts of...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    February 28, 2012

LS Fire receives positive review from State Auditor

Lake Stevens Fire received a positive review from the Washington State Auditor for the years 2009-2010. The focus of this audit was Financial Statements and Accountability. This success is a direct result of internal quality controls and accurate...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    February 28, 2012

Lake Senior takes first place in Regional FFA competition

Ben Foster Ben Foster, Senior at Lake Stevens High School, recently took Individual first Place Overall Winner in Regional FFA Completion in the area of Nursery/Landscape. In the competition students...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    February 28, 2012

L.S. Senior Center is hosting a Taste of Retirement Lunch

On Wednesday, March 7, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lake Stevens Senior Center will be holding a Taste of Retirement lunch. Everyone is invited to attend. Clare Bridge Senior Living and Gencare of Granite Falls are co-sponsoring a “Taste of...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    February 28, 2012

Goodwill job training classes begin in March

The Marysville Goodwill Job Training and Education Center is planning to offer another round of FREE classes, beginning March 12. (Classes meet twice a week and run for eight weeks) March 12 - May 3. Classes include: · ESL-English as a Second...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    February 28, 2012

Fundraiser for Boys & Girls Club this weekend

Write it on your calendar and get ready to help out the Lake Stevens Boys & Girls Club by attending a spaghetti dinner prepared by Buzz Inn’s own Chef Tony. The spaghetti dinner will include meatballs, salad, bread and dessert and piano...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    February 28, 2012

Family History/Genealogy classes coming soon

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints will be sponsoring the following family history classes at the Family History Library located at the LDS church at 10120 Chapel Hill Rd. Lake Stevens. The following classes will be offered at no cost...

 
 By Journal Staff    Lights & Sirens    February 28, 2012

Lights and Sirens-February 29, 2012

The police department responded to 539 incidents in the week of February 12, 2012 through February 18, 2012. The following is a brief summary of some of the more notable contacts: Driving Under the Influence (DUI), 02/15/12, 100 block of 91st Ave....

 
 By Journal Staff    Opinions    February 28, 2012

YOUR|LETTERS for February 29, 2012

Mutts against Mitt? Dear Editor, MSNBC reports, “Mutts Against Mitt Movement has Bite.” Some animal lovers are fuming over a horrible injustice meted out to the Romney family pet during a road trip in 1983. Seamus the dog, having soiled...

 
 By Don C. Brunell    Opinions    February 28, 2012

No more Band-Aids for the State Budget

There is finally a bit of good news from Olympia. The state’s Revenue Forecast Council reports that tax revenues for this biennium will be $96 million higher than projected last November, and state tax collections for 2013-15 are projected to...