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.

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.

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