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Kamiak's Holiday Classic Concert returns, including 'Messiah'

Welcome back, old friend. After a two-year absence due to the coronavirus pandemic, Kamiak High School's annual Holiday Classic Concert is returning to the stage for two... — Updated 11/24/2021

Help Snohomish PUD choose its new mascot

Snohomish PUD is choosing a new mascot, and it needs customers to help make the final decision. Customers can visit snopud.com/mascot to vote for their favorite. The PUD’s new mascot will be used at community events and in... — Updated 11/30/2021

Mukilteo man busted with more than four pounds of drugs

A Lynnwood Police Department patrol officer made an unexpected big bust over the holiday weekend when he contacted a suspect for possession of stolen property. The 54-year-old... — Updated 11/30/2021

Public input sought on affordable housing and community development needs

Snohomish County invites all interested persons to provide input on local community needs for affordable housing, public facilities, infrastructure, public services and economic development projects to be funded with 2022 federal... — Updated 11/29/2021

Car crashes into waterfront parklet barriers

The Mukilteo waterfront parklet was the scene of an automobile accident that damaged some of the wooden barriers adjacent to the street. Photographer Joleen Sims sent us these... — Updated 11/26/2021

Through Your Lens | The Power of Mother Nature

The recent storm that hit the Pacific Northwest left quite an impression on residents, who aren't used to the strong winds and pounding rain. Prem Conn was on the waterfront and... — Updated 11/26/2021

Investigation continues into Mukilteo man's death

Mukilteo Police are continuing to investigate the death of a 27-year-old Mukilteo man found in the backyard of a residence where he was living. An autopsy by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner's office found a broken knife... — Updated 11/26/2021

Police Beat

Nov. 18 Theft 11700 blk. Mukilteo Speedway. A store employee said he chased and tackled a man, who stole a phone from the store. The employee recovered the phone, but the suspect fled. The suspect’s wallet was left behind when... — Updated 11/26/2021

Bob Maphat: 'One great human being'

He was a leader, a mentor, a business owner, a boss, and above all else a friend. Bob Maphet wore many hats as the co-founder of Diamond Knot Brewery. But when he spoke, whether... — Updated 11/24/2021

City Council passes 2022 budget by a vote of 6-1

The City of Mukilteo’s 2022 budget is in the books. By a vote of 6-1, the City Council passed the budget during a special meeting Monday, Nov. 22. The council had agreed on all of the important details of the budget at last... — Updated 11/25/2021

Snohomish County home to billion- dollar companies | History Files

Why does it matter that Seagen is now the sixth most valuable company in Washington, and who cares other than shareholders? Would the jobs at Seagen still be as valuable if the... — Updated 11/27/2021

Shopping that won't melt the North Pole | Guest View

‘Tis is the season to shop. It might seem early, but all the broken links in the supply chain could mean now or never. Guys’ shopping day, Christmas Eve, is going to be way too late this year. Are there ways to buy that... — Updated 11/24/2021

Dividends (ROI) beyond reading, writing, arithmetic | Mukilteo Schools

In Puget Sound, we are home to three great companies that have yielded dividends to those who have carefully invested in their mission – Amazon, Boeing, and Microsoft. Often... — Updated 11/24/2021

The meaning of the X | Moment's Notice

X – such a dramatic letter, mysterious, unique. Fewer than 2% of words in the English language use the x, and in Spanish, only words taken from indigenous languages or from... — Updated 11/24/2021

An off-kilter look at language | Off Kilter

I thought it would be interesting to look at our use of language that might need some clarification. Some of these observations are mine. Some are from notable comedians, such as... — Updated 11/24/2021

Let's all give thanks this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is definitely one of America's favorite holidays, but there is a deeper meaning of this day from its origins in 1621. In the first winter, half of the Pilgrims died... — Updated 11/24/2021

Fun and Frolic at Shingle Mill Beach | Muk Revisited

The first question readers might ask is: Where is Shingle Mill Beach? The late Beverly "Bevo" Dudder Ellis answered this question in an article that she wrote for a spring 2003... — Updated 11/24/2021

Editorial cartoon for week of Nov. 17

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Breathing praise | Worship

The holiday season is upon us and with it comes many emotions. For some feelings of excitement, joy, and anticipation of upcoming family gatherings, the treats specific to the... — Updated 11/18/2021

Edmonds College Board commends campus community

The Edmonds College Board is expressing its gratitude for the college community’s work, considering the exceptional challenges for the education sector in the last two years, and recognizes that current president, Amit B.... — Updated 11/28/2021

Mariner names Students of the Quarter

Mariner High School's Students of the Quarter are Seamus Donavan (freshman), Emely Guerrero (freshman), Marina Hall (sophomore), Ariel Calderon (sophomore), Victor Gonzalez-Merino... — Updated 11/25/2021

Kamiak names its Students of the Month

Kamiak High School has named its Students of the Month for September and October. The September award winners are: Mina Chung (ninth), Ben Walker (ninth), Daniel Gituma (10th),... — Updated 11/24/2021

South Everett Mukilteo Rotary recognizes Students of the Month

The South Everett Mukilteo Rotary has named its Students of the Month for September and October at Kamiak and Mariner high schools. Mariner's Student of the Month for September is... — Updated 11/24/2021

Falcon Classic champions

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Youth is served: Kamiak's Smith claims state title

Kamiak's Claire Smith came into the 4A girls swimming state championships with the goal of finishing in the top 4 in the 100-yard butterfly. Her official seed time of 59.48 seconds... — Updated 11/24/2021

Mariner's Slater signs with Western Washington | Softball

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Aaron Lee and Josh Lee – Boys Tennis

The Kamiak Athletes of the Week are Aaron Lee and Josh Lee. They both had a dominating march to the WESCO 4A district tennis doubles championships. Aaron and Josh convincingly... — Updated 11/22/2021

Medina Berdyeva – Cheer Team

Medina Berdyeva is Mariner's Athlete of the Week. Medina is a Senior at Mariner as well as a first-year member on the Cheer Team. Medina has proven herself to be a hard worker and... — Updated 11/22/2021

Vintage Christmas card exhibition returns to Cascadia Art Museum

The Holiday spirit is returning to Cascadia Art Museum with its annual exhibition of vintage Christmas cards by noted Northwest artists and designers. For most of the 20th... — Updated 11/30/2021

Three Knights perform in Thanksgiving parade

Three members of the Kamiak Dulcineas dance team auditioned and were invited to perform with the Great American Marching Band in this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Mina... — Updated 11/29/2021

Through Your Lens | Fall Colors

Reader Lilo Lamerdin took this colorful shot of her garden last month. We always welcome reader submissions at mukilteoed... — Updated 11/28/2021

Driftwood Players return with 'It's a Wonderful Life'

Many know the classic story of Clarence and how he earned his wings, but have you seen a small cast of voice personalities play all the characters from the classic movie "It's a... — Updated 11/28/2021

Cascadia joins 'Cranes for Peace' fundraising campaign

Working to combat the continuing attacks against Asian Americans Pacific Islanders (AAPI), Cascadia Art Museum in Edmonds has joined Casion Jewelry in Bothell, and two other local... — Updated 11/27/2021

Feeding the crows | Travel Sketcher

On these fall/winter mornings the crows flock around us as we walk. They know we carry peanuts. Crows are able to remember people, according to research done at the University of... — Updated 11/24/2021

Northwest Stream Center to sell live and wild holiday trees

The Adopt A Stream Foundation will be selling live and wild Holiday Trees for Salmon at the Northwest Stream Center from Dec. 4-18. Shoppers can also purchase gifts at the Nature... — Updated 11/21/2021

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