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Carving up works of art – pumpkin style

If you love pumpkins, Halloween, and cool art, then you should plan on stopping by the Mariner Library. For the next three weeks, visitors have a chance to see some spectacular... — Updated 10/13/2021

Linda Chittim leaves legacy of rich, loving life

Wife, mother, grandmother, mentor, friend. Linda Chittim imbued each of those titles with care and love during a full life. That rich legacy came to a close on Monday, Oct. 4, at... — Updated 10/13/2021

Lack of personnel causes major delays for ferry system

Ferry riders faced major delays in service last weekend due to a lack of qualified personnel. Washington State Ferries (WSF) had to cancel more than a hundred sailings because... — Updated 10/13/2021

The Beacon's general election guide: Q&A with the candidates

Three seats on the Mukilteo City Council are up for grabs in the Nov. 2 general election. Councilmember Louis Harris, who was appointed to Position 1, takes on Electroimpact owner... — Updated 10/13/2021

Police nab suspects in alleged catalytic converter thefts

Mukilteo Police arrested two suspects in a car prowl incident Monday, Oct. 11. Officers were dispatched to a report of a vehicle prowl that had just occurred in the 1300 block of... — Updated 10/13/2021

Police Beat

Oct. 3 Suspicious 8500 blk. Mukilteo Speedway. A caller said a man was knocking on doors. Officers checked the location, but nobody was located. Malicious mischief 5100 blk. 81st... — Updated 10/13/2021

Beacon journalists win six awards at WNPA conference

Beacon Publishing took home six awards last week in the 2021 Better Newspaper Contest at the annual Washington Newspaper Publishers Association convention, which was held online.... — Updated 10/13/2021

Ferry riders should expect more delays

Beginning Saturday, Oct. 16, Washington State Ferries will temporarily operate reduced schedules on most routes to provide more predictable and reliable travel. The change comes as... — Updated 10/13/2021

Paddling their way to first place

The stands at the Kamiak pool were packed with cheering spectators. The competitors were intent on performing to the best of their abilities. But instead of a group of swimmers... — Updated 10/13/2021

Kamiak football game canceled due to COVID

One of the most anticipated football games of the season has been canceled due to COVID. The Kamiak/Glacier Peak game scheduled for Friday, Oct. 8, will not be played. Kamiak coach Bryant Thomas said the game is being canceled... — Updated 10/7/2021

Where have the letters gone? | OK Boomer OK Zoomer

Publisher Paul Archipley and Mill Creek Editor Christopher Kim are at opposite ends of the generational gap. Archipley is a Baby Boomer; Kim is a member of Generation Z. But they have at least one thing in common: a love of... — Updated 10/13/2021

Rubber ducky at the beach; what's it all mean? | Moment's Notice

Walking along the beach the other day, a bit of bright yellow entered my field of vision. It caught my attention because on a Pacific Northwest beach in the fall, the colors tend... — Updated 10/14/2021

Letter to the Editor: Gregerson's knowledge, experience needed as Mukilteo faces unprecedented challenges

Jennifer Gregerson is one of Mukilteo's own, born and bred here in town, attending local schools, then moving out to the wider world to attend NYU in Manhattan and back home for... — Updated 10/13/2021

Letter to the Editor: Vote for candidates who are against rezoning of Mukilteo

My parents live in Lynnwood right off Shelby Road, where old growth is being logged to make room for "building up." We are told this high-density redevelopment is going to solve... — Updated 10/13/2021

Letter to the Editor: Primary opponent endorses Crocco for City Council

I became good friends with Alex while running against him. I love what his wife Anne said; "there may be seven votes between them now but nothing will come between then again." A... — Updated 10/13/2021

Letter to the Editor: Who best represents your views for Mukilteo?

Before taking it down, Louis Harris' Facebook included what he called "My personal views on Defunding the Police." It said, "I wouldn't want to defund something keeping me safe ... — Updated 10/13/2021

Letter to the Editor: Schwab is a strong advocate for diversity, equity in public schools

For about three years, I coordinated the Mukilteo Teen Lounge at Pointe of Grace Lutheran Church, a non-sectarian drop on center for all middle and high school youth that met once... — Updated 10/13/2021

Letter to the Editor: City should not raise property taxes by 1%

Given the financial challenges that some in our community are facing and the continued inflation overall in our economy, there is no need for the City to collect an additional 1%... — Updated 10/13/2021

Letter to the Editor: Schwab is proponent for centering education around childrens' needs

This is to encourage all of those living within the Mukilteo School District to cast their ballot for Judy Schwab so she can continue her superb work on the school board. I had the... — Updated 10/13/2021

Letter to the Editor: Harris clarifies his post on defunding the police

This year I have the privilege of running to retain position one on the Mukilteo City Council. This election season has been relatively calm, and clean, until the recent rumors... — Updated 10/13/2021

District close to verifying all employees' vaccination status

With the Oct. 18 deadline for state employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 looming, the Mukilteo School District is close to having all of its employees’ vaccination status verified. As of Tuesday, Oct. 12, the district is... — Updated 10/13/2021

Music in motion | Kamiak Show Band

The Kamiak Show Band unveiled a new look and its new production, Off the Wall, at the eighth annual Music in Motion Saturday, Oct. 2, at Goddard Stadium. Nine bands from across... — Updated 10/13/2021

New tuition-free program now enrolling students

Edmonds College is partnering with local governments and agencies to fill a critical labor shortage and provide skills training. This fall, a new tuition-free construction trades pre-apprenticeship program will be available to... — Updated 10/6/2021

Mariner splashes Lynnwood | Girls swimming

Mariner faced off against Lynnwood in a Wesco South girls swim dual meet Thursday, Oct. 7, at Kamiak High... — Updated 10/14/2021

Kamiak claims Wesco 4A championship | Boys tennis

The Kamiak boys tennis team has clinched the Wesco 4A team title. The Knights improved to 11-1 overall with a 5-2 victory over North Creek Friday, Oct. 15. Kamiak is 8-0 in the... — Updated 10/13/2021

Community busts a lung for cancer research

The return of the Lungbuster 5K race drew a large and enthusiastic field of runners and walkers Sunday, Oct. 3, at Columbia Elementary School. The fourth annual race is held in... — Updated 10/6/2021

Marauders struggle in loss to Glacier Peak | Football

Mariner hung with Glacier Peak for the first quarter. But the Grizzlies scored four unanswered touchdowns in the second quarter to pull away for a 48-20 victory in a Wesco 4A... — Updated 10/13/2021

Knights cruise to 40-6 victory over Timberwolves | Football

Coach Bryant Thomas was looking for his team to get off to a better start in Friday's matchup with Jackson. Even though Kamiak (3-0 in the league, 5-0 overall) is one of two teams... — Updated 10/13/2021

Adopt a Stream Foundation presents Killer Whale Tales

The Adopt a Stream Foundation presents the Killer Whale Tales program at 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 30, at the Northwest Stream Center's Chinook room at McCollum Park, 600 128th St.... — Updated 10/14/2021

On the road again in Utah | Travel Sketcher

Greetings from Utah. We spent the last 10 days visiting national parks in Utah. We're so glad to be back traveling. This is Broken Arch at Arches National Park. Hope you are... — Updated 10/13/2021

ECA season: Concerts, movies, performances

The 2021-22 season at the Edmonds Center for the Arts features Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Pink Martini featuring China Forbes, AJ Croce,... — Updated 10/7/2021

A first look, and some great returns | Arts and Appetite

The last few days of summer brought sunshine and an apparently universal impulse to get out and enjoy the sights and sounds – and tastes. With no shortage of options in our... — Updated 10/6/2021

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