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Persistence pays off – New bridge is unveiled

For years, people walking in Japanese Gulch had to deal with a decaying pedestrian bridge a quarter of a mile from the dog park trailhead. One of those people was Mukilteo resident... — Updated 9/27/2023

15-year-old Kamiak shooting victim is identified

The 15-year-old Kamiak boy killed in a drive-by shooting in south Everett has been identified as Bryan Tamayo-Franco. The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed the identity of the victim Wednesday. Tamayo-Franco... — Updated 9/27/2023

Boys & Girls Club hosts first luau in four years

Feeling a little blue because summer is over and you're dreading the next few months of rainy fall weather? How about heading to a place where the sun is always shining, your... — Updated 9/27/2023

Good eats: Council on board with food trucks

Food trucks could be on the way to Mukilteo later this year. The City Council appears to be fully on board with a proposed code amendment that would allow food trucks in Mukilteo.... — Updated 9/27/2023

Victim may have been targeted prior to shooting

Police say the 15-year-old Kamiak student killed in a Sept. 8 shooting in south Everett had been directly threatened on social media by a rival gang and had been targeted twice before he was shot dead while waiting at a bus stop.... — Updated 9/27/2023

Police Beat

Sept. 19 Vehicle theft 5000 blk. 84th St. SW. A resident reported her vehicle was stolen. Parking dispute 600 blk. 3rd St. A caller complained about a parked vehicle. Police determined the vehicle was registered to a home near... — Updated 9/27/2023

No injuries reported at apartment fire

No injuries were reported at a fire at the On the Green at Harbour Pointe apartment complex early Friday morning. The Mukilteo Fire Department, along with crews from the Everett,... — Updated 9/27/2023

Chamber hosts Port of Everett CEO, City Council candidate forum | News Brief

The Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce will be hosting two free events Wednesday, Oct. 4. at the Rosehill Community Center. The Speaker Series features Lisa Lefeber, Port of Everett CEO, from 11:30-1 p.m. The Chamber then hosts a... — Updated 9/27/2023

Preliminary budget hearing set for Oct. 2 | News Brief

The City Council will host the Mayor’s 2024 budget address and preliminary budget public hearing at 6 p.m. Monday Oct. 2, at City Hall. All interested parties will be given an opportunity to comment in-person or remotely.... — Updated 9/27/2023

Edgewater Bridge replacement delayed until spring | News Brief

The Edgewater Bridge replacement project has been delayed. West Mukilteo Boulevard will remain open until the contractor selection process is complete and construction... — Updated 9/27/2023

City and Council focused on long-term plans for Mukilteo | Council Corner

The City of Mukilteo, like most of us, has come out of a freeze over the past year like a field of edelweiss blooming after a long winter. The pace of activity is high. Nearly all... — Updated 9/27/2023

Sign language: The universal form of communication

If you want to learn another language, in most cases you have to take a class or log onto a self-teaching course. But the best option is to hang around those who speak or sign the... — Updated 9/27/2023

Letter to the Editor: Judge Patrick Moriarty is a good listener, treats citizens with respect

I am frequently asked who to vote for in judicial races because I am a lawyer. Today I want to tell people to vote for Judge Patrick Moriarty. Already a well-regarded judicial officer and an experienced lawyer of 30 years, he has... — Updated 9/27/2023

Letter to the Editor: Vago is a candidate voters an rely on to make sound decisions

We have lived in Mukilteo for 20 years. During that time we have made friends with most of our neighbors. It’s a quiet neighborhood and very friendly. Neighbors you can depend on if you need someone to help you. Our... — Updated 9/27/2023

A stay in the hospital | A stay in the hospital

I just completed a one-week stay in the hospital to have some surgery. I’ve been fortunate in not having to stay in a hospital for any reason. But wow have things changed. First... — Updated 9/27/2023

School snack ideas | Chef Dez

Here we are once again at the start of another school year. Packing lunches is a chore for many, and sometimes you can lose sight of nutritional value due to heavily marketed... — Updated 9/27/2023

Ponder always in your heart how ye were created (God) | Worship

One hundred and seventy-nine years ago, our good Lord decided to have Christ’s promised Return occur in Iran. In 1844, Persia (now Iran) was the most spiritually moribund place... — Updated 9/27/2023

Who's mentoring artificial intelligence? | Darn Wright

Although it seems to be a common gospel that anything is possible, James Madison wrote in The Federalist in 1789 that, “As long as the reason of man continues fallible, and he... — Updated 9/20/2023

The edge of life | Off Kilter

I’ve been fortunate my entire life in not, as yet, coming down with any debilitating diseases which might put me out of commission either temporarily or permanently. However,... — Updated 9/20/2023

City Council overlooks previous assurances made to the community | Reality Check

Sometimes a series of events occur that just scream for a Mukilteo politics Reality Check sidebar to understand what really just happened. The plight of the Hawthorne Hall gym... — Updated 9/20/2023

Five Kamiak students named National Merit semi-finalists

Five Kamiak students – Jenny Choi, Ryan Chung, Zachary Hogue, Sarah Ramzan, and Audrey Stewart – have been named as 2023 National Merit semi-finalists. Of more than 16,000... — Updated 9/27/2023

A focus on student belonging and support this year and beyond | Superintendent's Corner

While some may get excited about certain holidays or vacations, the highlight of my year is back-to-school time. “Tis the season” takes on new meaning for me every September.... — Updated 9/27/2023

Marcus Closson – Drama

According to his mom, Marcus has been performing since he was a toddler, though his first musical theatre performance was in the 5th grade. Today Marcus can be seen on the Kamiak... — Updated 9/27/2023

Olivia Tinsley – Choir

Olivia has been singing since the fourth grade and is a member of the Kamiak Bel Canto choir and section leader. Friends describe her as loud, kind, energetic, and helpful. When... — Updated 9/20/2023

Kamiak graduate takes over as Mariner coach | Girls soccer

The Mariner girls soccer team is headed in the right direction. Under new head coach Gerry Maxfield, the Marauders already equaled last year's win total two weeks into the season.... — Updated 9/27/2023

Kamiak dominates Jackson in league opener | Girls Soccer

Kamiak senior Alyia Johnson was in the right place at the right time against league rival Jackson. Johnson scored two goals off rebounds from corner kicks to lead the Knights to a... — Updated 9/27/2023

Young Knights lose to Skyview 42-6 | Football

Looks can be deceiving when it comes to the Kamiak football team's roster. Though the Knights have several seniors in the lineup, only a handful have started at the varsity level... — Updated 9/27/2023

Delaney Deckett – Girls Soccer

Congratulations to Delaney Deckett on being named as Kamiak's Athlete of the Week! Delaney is new to the girls soccer program this year and we are so glad she has joined us.... — Updated 9/27/2023

Nyssa Lewis – Girls Soccer

This week's Mariner Athlete of the Week is Nyssa Lewis. She is a senior, center back for the girls soccer team and an excellent captain. Nyssa leads by example both in training... — Updated 9/27/2023

Kamiak struggles in loss to Skyview | Football

Skyview scored four touchdowns in the first quarter en route to a 42-6 victory over Kamiak in a nonconference football game Saturday afternoon at Goddard Stadium. The Knights' lone touchdown was on a 2-yard touchdown run by... — Updated 9/23/2023

Mariner falls to Marysville-Getchell | Football

Mariner lost 48-12 to Marysville-Getchell in a nonconference football game Friday, Sept. 22, at Goddard Staidum. Leading 14-6 early in the second quarter, the Chargers scored five unanswered TDs to pull away from the Marauders.... — Updated 9/22/2023

Meadowdale capitalizes on Mariner mistakes | Football

Mariner had a chance to steal the game. Trailing 14-8 with 3:31 left in the fourth quarter, the Marauders blocked a Meadowdale 32-yard field goal attempt. The ball, however, ended... — Updated 9/27/2023

Mariner: A team on the rise | Volleyball

The Mariner volleyball team is primed for a breakthrough season. Entering their third year under coach Randal Gullette, the Marauders have come into the season playing at a much... — Updated 9/20/2023

Energetic Knights off to a strong start | Volleyball

Kamiak seemed to do it all in its impressive 25-15, 25-17, 25-22 victory over Woodinville in a nonconference volleyball match Sept. 13 at Kamiak High School. In the first set, the... — Updated 9/27/2023

Through Your Lens: A different natural kind of 'web'

Reader Lilo Lamerdin sent us this photo of a spider's web at the Rosehill Community Center. Have a photo you'd like to share? Email it to mu... — Updated 9/27/2023

Hot rods are coming

The House of Fire Car & Motorcycle Show returns to Mukilteo Saturday, Sept. 30. Travis Industries and the Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce present a car and motorcycle show... — Updated 9/27/2023

Mukilteo Community Orchestra to perform four concerts

The Mukilteo Community Orchestra announced that "Finding Community through Musical Narratives" is the theme of its 26th season. The orchestra will be performing four concerts with... — Updated 9/27/2023

Splendid art, views at Olympic Sculpture Park | Wanderlust

Outdoor art is a boon for urban areas. It enhances a city, adds color and vibrancy to its cultural fabric, and provides unique spaces for artists to showcase their work. Bringing... — Updated 9/27/2023

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