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 Sports    July 23, 2013

Top finishers at Ironman 70.3 Lake Stevens

1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike ride and 13.1-mile run Top finishers from each division listed with their city/state or country and overall time MenPro Craig Alexander (Australia) 3:55:23 Men 18-24 Reece...

 
 By Journal Staff    Sports    July 23, 2013

IRONKIDS Lake Stevens Fun Run energizes youth about healthy living

The UnitedHealthcare IRONKIDS Lake Stevens Fun Run raced around North Cove Park in Lake Stevens, Washington Saturday. UnitedHealthcare mascot “Dr. Health E. Hound” joined Mayor Vern...

 
 By Dr. James L. Snyder    Columns    July 23, 2013

OUT TO PASTOR | APPLE FRITTER: THE FRUIT OF MY CHOICE

Our country, so it seems, runs on choice. The more choices we have the better we like it. Most people in America pride themselves on the ability to make their own choices. “Freedom of Choice,” is the cry you hear all around our country...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    July 23, 2013

Suspect in Molly Conley shooting pleads not guilty

Trial set for September Erick Nathaniel Walker, 27, of Marysville was arraigned in Snohomish County Superior Court of Friday, July 18 where he pled not guilty to the first degree murder charge in the...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    July 23, 2013

Shin chosen as Citizen of the Year. Sevao chosen as Junior Citizen of the Year

The Greater Lake Stevens Chamber of Commerce board gets the honor, each year, to choose the City’s Citizen and Junior Citizen of the Year. This year’s winners are both great examples of...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    July 23, 2013

Screens keep bugs out, not kids in

With the Washington heat wave underway and rising temperatures, this opens doors for more injury risks for young children. An open window, especially, can pose a potential risk for children under 5 years old. Window screens are meant to keep the bugs...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    July 23, 2013

Notice of LSF Commissioner Board opening

Lake Stevens Fire currently has an opening on the Board of Fire Commissioners. General information regarding Lake Stevens Fire can be found on the LSF website: www.lsfire.org. Interested individuals must be residents of the Lake Stevens Fire...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    July 23, 2013

National Night Out coming soon

On Tuesday, August 6, the Lake Stevens Family Center will host the annual National Night Out Against Crime event. From 5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Main Street and North Cove Park in downtown Lake Stevens will be the center of all the action. Participants...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    July 23, 2013

City's swim beach dock getting face lift

The dock at the City’s swim beach was given a much needed face lift as well as adding to the life of the dock through the generous donation of two local businesses: Lake Stevens Sherwin-Williams...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    July 23, 2013

City preparing for street pavement overlay

This year’s pavement overlay is being performed through Snohomish County using Cemex as the general contractor. The streets selected are shown in the above map. With weather permitting, Cemex...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    July 23, 2013

Ballots and local voters’ pamphlets have been mailed for August 6 P rimary

Snohomish County Elections mailed ballots to over 332,000 voters for the August 6 Primary. The August 6 Primary is not countywide. Voters in Edmonds, Everett and Tulalip as well as some of the surrounding areas have no races to vote on in the...

 
 Opinions    July 23, 2013

YOUR LETTERS | July 24, 2013

Jaramillo shares excerpts from book, community shares memories Dear Editor, Kudos to the Lake Stevens Historical Society! The group hosted Luis Jaramillo, author of “The Doctor’s Wife” at their annual meeting on June 25. Luis read...

 
 News    July 23, 2013

Taxable retail sales reach $26 billion in first quarter of 2013

The statewide taxable retail sales for the first quarter of 2013 (January 1 – March 31) were up 8.0 percent to $26 billion as compared to the same time period a year ago, according to a report released today by the Washington State Department...

 
 By Rep. Dan Kristiansen    Opinions    July 23, 2013

Our state’s three budgets

We’re done! The second special session of your citizen Legislature ended on June 29. All totaled, it took state lawmakers 153 days to complete their work. While no one is proud of the extra time it took to pass the operating and capital...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Opinions    July 23, 2013

Let’s keep Lake Stevens clean, dispose of your stuff properly

What’s up these days with people just throwing out their old “stuff” and hoping that someone will come by and pick it up off the street? In the last few months I have seen multiple...