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Old Town residents were treated to a colorful show by dancers from Grupo Folklorico Nuestras Raices of Everett Wednesday, May 5, near the Rosehill Community Center. Alma Jauregui... — Updated 5/12/2021


Resident and her dogs run into coyote in Japanese Gulch

A fight between a resident's dog and a coyote in the Japanese Gulch was an extremely unusual incident, according to Mukilteo police. The resident told police she was walking her... — Updated 5/12/2021


Washington State Ferries to shut down Second Street crosswalk

Washington State Ferries is throwing in the towel. Citing persistent safety concerns with vehicles not stopping for pedestrians, Washington State Ferries (WSF) plans to close the... — Updated 5/12/2021


Mukilteo Police sees a 13.9% increase in service calls in 2020

The Mukilteo Police Department was doing more with less in 2020. In its recently released 2020 annual report, the department reported a 13.9% increase in service calls from 2019.... — Updated 5/12/2021


Through Your Lens | Festival of Flowers

While many residents were making the trip up to Skagit Valley last month to view flowers at the annual Tulip Festival, reader Kristina Tetelepta had a better idea. Since they were... — Updated 5/12/2021


Ortiz-Self to receive Champion for Child Welfare award | News Brief

Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self (D-Mukilteo) is the recipient of a 2021 Champion for Child Welfare award from the Children's Campaign Fund. Ortiz-Self will be receiving the Champions for... — Updated 5/12/2021


Washington State Ferries to host virtual meetings May 25-26 | News Brief

Ferry riders, commuters and terminal neighbors are invited to attend one of two upcoming Washington State Ferries virtual public meetings to hear updates and ask questions about... — Updated 5/12/2021


Police Beat

May 3 Noise 59th Ave. W./Saint Andrew Dr. Someone complained about loud rock music being played. An officer was unable to locate any loud music. Noise 8200 blk. Mukilteo Speedway.... — Updated 5/12/2021


Through Your Lens | Sights on the sound

You'll never know what you'll see out on the water when you're out at Lighthouse Park. Reader Lilo Lamerdin recently caught a windsurfer and a navy... — Updated 5/12/2021

Council receives more details about upcoming federal aid

The responsibility for spending the $4.67 million Mukilteo will receive from the federal government’s American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021 rests with the Mukilteo City Council. During the Monday, May 10, work session, Mayor... — Updated 5/12/2021


Legislative update: House Democrats focused on 4 objectives | Guest View

We can all agree that this past year has been one like no other, and the same can be said for the 2021 legislative session. The House of Representatives, which I am proud to be a... — Updated 5/12/2021


$4.6 million not for pet projects | Guest View

This large distribution to Mukilteo from the Feds' American Rescue Plan Act is said to be for negative economic impacts of COVID-19 and for the provision of government services to... — Updated 5/12/2021

Letter to Editor: Rotary Club, Congress doing good work to support the hungry in our community

Fabulous work distributing desperately needed food by the Rotary Club of South Everett-Mukilteo. (‘Lending a helping hand’ by Beacon Staff, Mukilteo Beacon, May 7, 2021 It definitely begs the... — Updated 5/12/2021

Letter to the Editor: President Biden making a mess at our southern border

I want to thank Leslie Gregg for her letter “President Biden to blame for border crisis that threatens our economic and national security” published April 28, 2021. We are all seeing the mess Biden is making at our southern... — Updated 5/12/2021

Letter to the Editor: TVW network connects citizens with their state government

Now that the dust has settled on the historic 2021 virtual legislative session, I wanted to take just a moment to reflect on the role TVW, Washington’s Public Affairs Network, played in connecting citizens to their state... — Updated 5/12/2021


The re-entry chronicles, part 1 | Chuck's World

I walked inside a building last week, one of those COVID-inspired moments that I’m sure will be represented in at least three Super Bowl ads next year. You know what I mean. The... — Updated 5/12/2021


Water, water everywhere, but what to drink? | Muk Revisited

For thousands of years, the Snohomish Indians traditionally made use of the land that is now Old Town Mukilteo. In 1841, the Wilkes Expedition had named the area Point Elliot. In... — Updated 5/12/2021


Adapting allowed Muslims to celebrate Ramadan this year | Worship

Today is the final day of the Holy Month Ramadan, 30 days of fasting from sunrise to sunset and compared with Ramadan 2020, when mosques around the world were closed because of the... — Updated 5/12/2021


School resource officers remain in our schools | Mukilteo Schools

To "ensure a welcoming and safe learning and work environment" is foundational and at the heart of the Mukilteo School District's goals. The school board is committed to this very... — Updated 5/5/2021


Answered: Your top COVID vaccine questions | Guest View

The distribution of COVID-19 vaccines has accelerated across the country, including in Washington state, where vaccine eligibility expanded to all Washingtonians over the age of 16... — Updated 5/5/2021


Recovering and moving forward | Superindenent's Corner

The past year of distance learning during a pandemic has brought challenges to many families. Even those with resources and work flexibility who were able to juggle work and school... — Updated 5/12/2021


VFW Post 8870 announces 2021 scholarship winners

VFW Post 8870 awards scholarships annually to deserving local high school graduates. This spring, the organization announced the following winners of $1,500 scholarships... — Updated 5/12/2021


Mariner, Kamiak recognize Students of the Month

Mariner has selected Marcos Gomez (freshman), Luis Angel Herrera Fonseca (sophomore), Karla Vanessa Martinez (junior) and Brandon Ethan Sentora as its Students of the Month for... — Updated 5/5/2021


Offense ignites, Knights batter Seagulls in 18-13 victory | Baseball

It was feast or famine for Kamiak. Two days after being shut out by Glacier Peak, the Knights' offense returned with a vengeance against Everett. Kamiak pummeled the Seagulls for a... — Updated 5/12/2021


Wrapping up the spring track and field season

The final track and field meet of the 2021 season featured district rivals Kamiak and Mariner Thursday, May 6, at Goddard Stadium. The Kamiak girls prevailed 110-30 over Mariner,... — Updated 5/12/2021


A season of sweet success for Mariner | Softball

All it took was one game. That's all Mariner coach Nathan Beachy needed to know that the 2021 softball season was going to be far different than previous years. The Marauders lost... — Updated 5/12/2021


Kamiak shuts out district rival Mariner 3-0 | Boys soccer

Even in season like none other, defeating your district rival still matters. In a clash between the two Mukilteo School District schools, Kamiak emerged as the decisive winner,... — Updated 5/12/2021


Seniors propel the Knights past Cougars | Softball

Kamiak's seniors made sure Senior Night was a success. Pitcher Katelyn Sonnichsen pitched a complete-game shutout, and Sara Schnurman and Jaydn Bushnell each drove in a run to lead... — Updated 5/12/2021


Gallery North presents 'Chasing Reflections'

Gallery North's featured exhibit for May is "Chasing Reflections", an exhibit by award-winning photographer and painter Silena Wei Chen. Known for her painterly photography, Chen... — Updated 5/12/2021

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