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Kamiak names ex-NFL player as new football coach

Ivan McLennan experienced some exciting moments during his college and professional football career. In 2016, he received a call from the Atlanta Falcons and was signed by the... — Updated 3/29/2023

Reminder: Chlöe Nuttbrock's memorial service is April 2

The memorial service for Kamiak's Chlöe Nuttbrock will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 2 at the Kamiak High School gym (10801 Harbour Pointe Blvd, Mukilteo).... — Updated 3/30/2023 Full story

2022: Crime was up in Mukilteo

It may come as no surprise that crime was up in Mukilteo last year. Police Chief Cheol Kang provided a preliminary look at the crime stats for 2022 during the March 13 City Council... — Updated 3/29/2023

Nominations sought for 2023 Mukilteo Citizen of the Year

Mukilteo is honored to have many people who sacrifice their time and talents for the betterment of the community – civic-minded citizens who work tirelessly on the community’s... — Updated 3/29/2023

Port of Everett repairing sinkhole at parklet

The Port of Everett has scheduled an emergency repair for a large sinkhole in the western portion of the waterfront parklet. It's been roped off and temporarily closed to public... — Updated 3/29/2023

Abandoned paddleboards result in U.S. Coast Guard search

A pair of abandoned paddleboards in the waters off of Mukilteo resulted in a search by the U.S. Coast Guard and its partner agencies on Sunday, March 19. The U.S. Coast Guard did... — Updated 3/29/2023

Mukilteo Kiwanis presents Everyday Hero Award

Heroes do not always wear a red cape. Nor do they always save the world from destruction. What heroes do is step outside their comfort zone and in times of eminent need, do what... — Updated 3/30/2023

Mukilteo's Citizen of the Year | Facts and figures

The Citizen of the Year award was first handed out in 1970. The list of recipients includes a doctor, librarian, newspaper publisher, and even brothers. For the Taylor and Brown families, it has become a family tradition, with... — Updated 3/30/2023

Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez visit SnoCo

The father-and-son duo of Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez stopped traffic on Main Street in Edmonds Monday during a promotional shoot for the rerelease of 2011's "The Way."... — Updated 3/29/2023

Celebrate Earth Day with your neighbors

The City of Mukilteo is encouraging residents to make a difference in Mukilteo this Earth Day. On Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., join hundreds of other Mukilteans working together to make the community and planet... — Updated 3/29/2023

Do your part to help keep Mukilteo beautiful | Guest View

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Leighton Serrano. I am 13 years old and I am fairly new to Mukilteo, but have quickly fallen in love with the beauty of this city. I became... — Updated 3/29/2023

I was just wondering | Off Kilter

As I was wandering around, something I find myself doing more and more simply to appreciate the day, quite a few things caught my attention. Do you ever wonder why some animals get... — Updated 3/29/2023

A wealth of insightful counsel | Darn Wright

One of the cornerstones of the Scottish 18th-century Edinburgh Enlightenment era has to be the internationally proclaimed and now literary classic, “The Wealth of Nations,... — Updated 3/29/2023

Letter to the Editor: Historical Society should remain in the Quarters A building

I was disheartened to hear of Mayor Joe Marine's plans to oust the Mukilteo Historical Society from Quarters A building on the Light Station property. Apparently, the mayor wants... — Updated 3/30/2023

Letter to the Editor: Chamber of Commerce should look for new digs closer to midtown

In one of the finest examples of political shenanigans that I have witnessed in nearly 40 years in Mukilteo (through five mayors), the mayor and the Chamber of Commerce want to... — Updated 3/29/2023

Letter to the Editor: Historical Society should remain in Lighthouse Keeper's Quarters

After listening to a recent City Council meeting, I am writing this letter to express my opposition to Mayor Joe Marine's proposed removal of the Mukilteo Historical Society from... — Updated 3/29/2023

Preserving our maritime history | Muk Revisited

Located at the Mukilteo Light Station, the non-profit Mukilteo Historical Society is a proud steward of our town’s rich maritime history. For thousands of years our area was a... — Updated 3/29/2023

More Muk Revisited photos

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Finding connection through springtime | Worship

Each religion and culture has a unique story, but our particular rituals and traditions share much in common too. My name is Rabbi Rachel Kort and it is my privilege to be the... — Updated 3/29/2023

Editorial cartoon for week of March 29

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A first at Kamiak: Culture Knight

Kamiak High School hosted its first ever Culture Knight on March 13. Student hosted tables with information about their groups. A fashion show and student... — Updated 3/29/2023

Lilly Bates – Visual Arts

Lilly says she has been practicing her art since she could hold a crayon or pencil and doesn't have a preferred medium. She enjoys experimenting with new art forms and plans to... — Updated 3/29/2023

Yohana Gizaw – Dance

Yohana is a dancer with the Kamiak Dulcineas Dance Team. "My favorite thing about dance is the amazing friendships I've made through the team. The girls have really become family... — Updated 3/22/2023

Gathering budget priorities | Superintendent's Corner

Last month, I shared with you the budget challenges Mukilteo and other school districts around the state are experiencing. The district must cut $20 to $25 million from the budget... — Updated 3/15/2023

Kamiak Dulcineas take first place at districts

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Explorer students win history awards

Explorer Middle School Summit students participated in the Northwest Regional History Day program Saturday, March 11 and all earned first or second place awards. The following are the award winners: JiYoon Seok – first place... — Updated 3/15/2023

Abid named EC Academic Team Bronze Scholar

Ahmad Hilal Abid, a student at Edmonds College, has been named a 2023 Coca-Cola Academic Team Bronze Scholar and will receive a $1,000 scholarship.  The Coca-Cola Scholars... — Updated 3/22/2023

Ella Johnson – Visual Arts

Ella is a Kamiak visual artist who specializes in acrylic and mixed media, and considers herself a lifelong artist. She credits her art teacher Emily Palmiter with pushing her to... — Updated 3/15/2023

Jose Guzman-Rangel – STEM Student of the Month

Jose Guzman-Rangel is Kamiak's STEM Student of the Month. He is currently the student manager of Kamiak's student store. He has done an outstanding job problem solving with the... — Updated 3/15/2023

New-look Knights are a work in progress | Boys soccer

The Kamiak boys soccer team could be facing a steep learning curve this season. The Knights graduated 14 seniors from last year's district playoff roster, and many of those players... — Updated 3/30/2023

Marauders in full rebuild mode | Boys soccer

It's not unusual for a coach to lose a few players to graduation. But two, three, or even five players would have been generous for Mariner boys soccer coach Henry Busch. The... — Updated 3/30/2023

T'Andre Waverly – Track and Field

Congratulations to T'Andre Waverly on being named Kamiak's Athlete of the Week! T'Andre is a sophomore who went to state last year in the 100 and 200 meters as a freshman. He is... — Updated 3/29/2023

Stephen Anderson – Track and Field

Stephen Anderson is this week's Mariner Athlete of the Week. Stephen started off the season placing second at the annual Mariner Jamboree track meet. He then promptly followed that... — Updated 3/30/2023

Kamiak's new faces still learning the ropes | Baseball

The Kamiak baseball team has quite a different look this season. The Knights graduated 13 seniors from last year's district playoff team, and many of the players filling those 13... — Updated 3/29/2023

Young Marauders hope to continue building program | Baseball

Coming into the 2023 season, all signs pointed toward an upward trajectory for the Mariner baseball team. The Marauders recorded an 11-9 record last season, their first winning... — Updated 3/29/2023

Elijah Bovey – Baseball

Congratulations to Elijah Bovey on being named Kamiak's Athlete of the Week! Elijah is a sophomore and this is his first year of varsity ball. He has adjusted well and is doing all... — Updated 3/22/2023

Kamiak has veterans up and down the lineup | Softball

The Kamiak softball team has a sense of familiarity that few teams can match. It's no secret why. The Knights return 12 players from last year's district playoff squad, adding only... — Updated 3/22/2023

Marauders in rebuilding mode under new coach | Softball

It's a rebuilding year for the Mariner softball team with a new head coach and the graduation of its top player. Former Cascade assistant coach Erin Lee takes over a team with 11... — Updated 3/22/2023

Macky James – Boys Basketball

Senior guard Macky James is this week's Mariner Athlete of the Week. He was a standout defensive specialist for the Marauders Boys Basketball team this season. Macky was an... — Updated 3/15/2023

Destress and reset at the Mukilteo YMCA during National Stress Awareness Month

In recognition of National Stress Awareness Month, the YMCA of Snohomish County is inviting the community to destress and reset at one of its six locations. “Stress in life is inevitable, so how you handle it is critical to... — Updated 3/31/2023

Duck Duck books

Serena Li is a young entrepreneur selling children's books. But what makes Li's offerings different than the rest is that they are available in several languages: English, Spanish,... — Updated 3/29/2023

Garlic mashed potatoes for Easter | Chef Dez

On numerous occasions, I have attended holiday dinner celebrations only to find the side dishes to be lackluster. Far too many times the main course (turkey, ham, etc.) was the... — Updated 3/27/2023

Flying Heritage & Combat Museum to reopen soon

There's good news for World War II aviation and history buffs. The Flying Heritage & Combat Museum at Paine Field will be reopening soon. Last week, the museum's Facebook... — Updated 3/29/2023

A classic Pacific Northwest stay on the Oregon coast | Wanderlust

Whenever I'm in the Pacific Northwest, I try to make time to visit the Oregon coast. I never tire of the area and came to the conclusion years ago that it's truly my happy place.... — Updated 3/16/2023

Mukilteo Community Orchestra to perform 'Triumphant Soundscapes' on Sunday

The Mukilteo Community Orchestra will present "Triumphant Soundscapes," the second concert of its 25th season at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 19 at the Rosehill Community Center. The free... — Updated 3/21/2023

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