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City asks residents to help take care of the 'gem of the city'

Just in case you've been living under a rock for the last few days, you should know that summer has finally arrived in Mukilteo. Last weekend brought temperatures in the mid-80s... — Updated 6/29/2022

Reduce the loss of crab pots | News Briefs

The opening day for recreational crabbing in Puget Sound is July 1 and each year an estimated 12,000 crab pots are lost in Puget Sound, resulting in the capture of an estimated... — Updated 7/1/2022

WSDOT seeks input from public, on the future of electric vehicle charging stations | News Brief

The Washington State Department of Transportation wants to hear from the public on the proposed plan for electric vehicles in the state, including the location of future charging... — Updated 7/1/2022

Community Transit seeks public feedback on free youth fare proposal | News Brief

Community Transit is inviting the public to provide feedback on a proposed policy change that would allow youth 18 years and younger to ride public transit free of charge. If... — Updated 7/1/2022

Sound Credit celebrates reopening

Mayor Joe Marine and other community members celebrated the reopening of the Mukilteo branch of Sound Credit Union last month. The Mukilteo Food Bank also received a special... — Updated 6/30/2022

City Council approves changes in interim commercial parking

Monday night’s City Council vote on an amendment to Mukilteo’s interim commercial parking regulations was not just a vote to change zoning. In many ways, the 6-1 vote to approve the legislation was a mini-referendum on the... — Updated 6/29/2022

City Council rejects mayor's candidate for finance director

The City Council voted 4-1 against confirming Mayor Joe Marine’s candidate for finance director, Scott James, during its June 21 meeting. James, finance director in Snohomish, was Mukilteo’s finance director from 2007 to... — Updated 6/29/2022

Missing diver identified as renowned chef

On Monday, Shubert Ho and the rest of the 450 members of the Edmonds-based Feedme Hospitality & Restaurant Group, were in deep mourning over the loss of one of their own: chef... — Updated 6/29/2022

On 196th in Lynnwood: Man fires gun at random vehicle, then carjacks it

At 2:40 p.m. Friday, June 24, a man stopped his RV in the parking lot of the Lamps Plus at 3611 196th St. SW in Lynnwood and wandered out into traffic, waving a gun, according to Lynnwood Police. He then shot two or three times... — Updated 6/29/2022

Police Beat

June 23 Traffic 600 blk. Front St. A resident called about an ongoing problem with a vehicle racing up and down the Mukilteo Speedway and doing doughnuts in a parking lot. Officers... — Updated 6/29/2022

Bologna airport plane bump is no baloney | Guest View

I've already enjoyed a cappuccino with a Capuchin monk – and now I've had a baloney sandwich in Bologna. How can a hungry traveler interested in "going local" do much better?... — Updated 6/29/2022

Has lying become an American virtue? | Darn Wright

The eminent and baseball Hall of Famer Willie Mays, by his actions on and off the field, not only showed us how to act, but his words of wisdom can be used to build positive family... — Updated 6/29/2022

Letter to the Editor: Certain city councilmembers reject finance director pick without any good reason

At the June 21 Mukilteo City Council meeting, I was shocked and disgusted when certain members of the council refused to approve the appointment of Scott James as the City's... — Updated 6/29/2022

A road trip, and a still-missing photo | History Files

It was nearly a three-hour drive from Edmonds to Issaquah to Port Orchard. Later in the day, I reversed the route to come home. Why would I do that? In Port Orchard there were... — Updated 6/29/2022

Snohomish County living | Off Kilter

As this newspaper is about a Snohomish County town, this week I thought I’d write about my recollections of living here for (now) 16 years. First, Mill Creek, where we first... — Updated 6/29/2022

Our return home | Worship

“Keep your eye on the donut, but don’t just keep your eye on the hole inside the donut, or the donut itself, keep your eye on the whole donut including the space that surrounds... — Updated 6/29/2022

Editorial cartoon for week of June 29

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Protecting Free Speech | Worship

While Jehovah’s Witnesses have chosen to temporarily suspend their door-to-door ministry due to the pandemic, their activity was almost permanently banned by one U.S. village in the late 1990s — that is until the United... — Updated 7/4/2022

The solace of summer vacation | Student View

People often equate high school graduation as very freeing. To some extent, yes. The final few days were very happy, if not bittersweet, as final exams made way for yearbook... — Updated 6/22/2022

Here's why the Sheriff's Office is reassigning deputies to the streets | Guest View

In 2019, the residents of Snohomish County gave me the opportunity to lead the Sheriff's Office and deliver police services to unincorporated Snohomish County and our contract... — Updated 6/22/2022

Students learn about museum careers as Teen Ambassadors

There are numerous jobs that go into running a museum. From curating installations to lighting them, many skills overlap with art. A group of teens who have spent time learning... — Updated 6/29/2022

Dance Team

Another year ends for the Dulcineas Dance Team! We feel fortunate to have had a year of many live performances culminating in the WIAA State Dance/Drill Championships in Yakima,... — Updated 6/29/2022

South Everett-Mukilteo Rotary Club awards $40,000 in scholarships

The Rotary Club of South Everett Mukilteo Rotary awarded more $40,000 in academic scholarships this month. The recipients were high school seniors from Kamiak, Mariner, Cascade,... — Updated 6/29/2022

Mukilteo Way Garden Club hands out annual scholarship

The Mukilteo Way Garden Club has awarded its horticulture scholarship for the 2022-23 academic year to Hunter Ochoa. Ochoa, of Connell, is already an experienced farmer and plans... — Updated 6/22/2022

Four students receive teacher scholarships

The Mukilteo Education Association awarded four $1,000 scholarships to students in the Mukilteo School District in honor of four teachers. The winners were: Lois Jaimeson Memorial Scholarship: Kellan O’Brien. He graduates from... — Updated 6/22/2022

Makenna Reed - Choir

Makenna's most memorable performance is as a principal dancer in the 2022 Kamiak Spring Musical Chicago. "It was my first (and last) musical and one of my favorite high school... — Updated 6/28/2022

Knights cheer squad takes second at UCA camp

The Kamiak cheer team finished second overall in the game day category at the Universal Cheerleaders Association camp at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma. Individual awards... — Updated 7/3/2022

Top Wesco 4A spring athletes recognized

Two Kamiak coaches earned Coach of the Year honors from their peers for the spring prep sports season. Clarence Trinidad was named Wesco 4A Baseball Coach of the Year, and Kosta... — Updated 6/29/2022

Mukilteo's Beard takes first place in hammer, javelin

Mukilteo’s Kimberly Beard took first place in the hammer throw and javelin in the 15-16 girls division at the USATF Pacific Northwest Association Junior Olympic Championships on June 26. Beard unleashed a throw of 136 feet,... — Updated 6/29/2022

Max Savchuk - Football

This week's Mariner athlete of the week is Max Savchuk. His Senior Year Max was Mr. Everything as he played WR/RB/QB and Linebacker on defense. He scored 3 touchdowns on... — Updated 6/29/2022

Chaitna Deshmukh & Aaron Lee - Tennis

The Kamiak Athlete of the Week are Chaitna Deshmukh (Girls Tennis) and Aaron Lee (Boys Tennis). Both Chaitna and Aaron, seniors, have been tremendous assets for their respective... — Updated 6/29/2022

Future Knights hit the hardwood

The Kamiak boys basketball youth camp offered youngsters an opportunity to improve their game and returning Kamiak players the chance to do some coaching and instructing. Players... — Updated 6/29/2022

Register for upcoming sports camps

Rosehill Community Center is partnering with Skyhawks Sports Academy for several youth sports camps this summer. Registration is available for the following camps for youth ages 6-12: Track and field (June 27-July 1, Olympic View... — Updated 6/22/2022

Coleman medals in three events at Nike Outdoor Nationals

King’s junior Adrianna Coleman (Mukilteo) medaled in three events at the Nike Outdoor Nationals in Eugene June 19. Competing in the emerging elite class, Coleman placed second in the hammer, fifth in the javelin and sixth in... — Updated 6/22/2022

Elora Kim - Girls Tennis

Elora Kim is a second year tennis captain and had a solid tennis season. She played both number 1 singles and number 1 doubles this season. This is Elora's 4th year on varsity, and... — Updated 6/28/2022

Boys Golf - District Champs

The Kamiak Athletes of the Week for Boys Golf are the 4A District Champions, Daniel Kim, Brandon Yoon, Brandon Suh, Aaron Choi, and Luke Strand. The Knights recently won their 13th... — Updated 6/28/2022

Gallery North hosts astrophotography exhibit

Gallery North in Edmonds presents "Chasing the Night Sky" by astrophotographer Kuria Jorissen in July. Jorissen is an award-winning astrophotographer, who has been taking pictures... — Updated 6/29/2022

Edmonds College professor pens book on Northwest salsa

Edmonds College professor Oswaldo Lucca has released a book titled "Salsa Music in the Pacific Northwest: A Collective Memoir." Lucca said it's a dedication to the salsa community... — Updated 6/29/2022

Mukilteo rapper gets Marshawn Lynch's attention

The coronavirus disease brought unbearable loss, confusion and anxiety to many. But for Mukilteo rapper Reggie Bryce (real name: Reggie Sapida) and best friend and music producer... — Updated 6/29/2022

Edmonds Driftwood Players host 11th annual Festival of Shorts

After being postponed last year due to the pandemic, the Edmonds Driftwood Players are hosting their 11th annual Festival of Shorts June 24-July 3. These shows have been selected from submissions from around the globe and have... — Updated 6/22/2022

Sangerfest Grand Concert coming to Trinity Lutheran on Friday

The Pacific-Coast Norwegian Singers Association presents the 2022 Sangerfest Grand Concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 24 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lynnwood. This is the first... — Updated 6/22/2022

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