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Letting people know 'It's OK to not be OK'

Erin Senge wants people to know being a mother is hard, and it's OK to have tough conversations about mental health. Senge, president of the Parent Teacher Student Association at... — Updated 9/22/2021

Council goes back to virtual meetings

To meet virtually or in-person – that is the question the Mukilteo City Council debated in Monday’s meeting, which was held online for the first time in two months. Rising COVID-19 case rates, the presence of the delta... — Updated 9/22/2021

Former Superior Court Judge Lucas dies

Former Superior Court Judge Eric Lucas, 67, died Sept. 11 following a brief illness. Lucas was the first African American judge elected to the bench in the fall of 2004, and he... — Updated 9/22/2021

Police Beat

Sept. 15 Trespassing 3900 blk. Harbour Pointe Blvd. SW. A caller said a man was walking up and down the hall, who appeared to be on drugs. Officers contacted the man in the parking... — Updated 9/23/2021

Pet owners invited to enter 2nd annual Coolest Pet in Mukilteo contest

The Mukilteo Kiwanis Foundation is inviting pet owners to enter the second annual Coolest Pet in Mukilteo contest. "Our inaugural 2020 contest raised $8,000 for scholarships during... — Updated 9/23/2021

Mukilteo Boys & Girls Club auction goes online

The Mukilteo Boys & Girls Club is having its annual auction online this year due to the pandemic. Online bidding is currently open and is set to close on at 8 p.m., Saturday,... — Updated 9/22/2021

Outdoor burning ban lifted for Mukilteo | News Brief

Due to recent rains and anticipated cooler weather conditions, the burn ban is lifted for Mukilteo and all of the unincorporated areas of Snohomish County. This means that those individuals who have a current residential burn... — Updated 9/22/2021

County Districting Committee seeks public input on proposed council district maps | News Brief

The Snohomish County Districting Committee has released preliminary draft council district maps based on the 2020 Census data. The districting committee wants to hear from the public regarding how the draft maps impact... — Updated 9/22/2021

New sidewalk connects Second and Third streets | News Brief

dewalk along the east side of SR-525 between Second Street and Third Street (along Totem Park). This project connects a missing link for pedestrian access. These new sidewalks mean there are continuous pedestrian facilities... — Updated 9/22/2021

Community Transit seeks input on transit use | News Brief

For the third time during the pandemic, Community Transit is asking for input on its bus, vanpool, and paratransit service. An online survey seeks to learn more about how transit riders and others view current transit service and... — Updated 9/24/2021

Let's keep our storm drains clear | Guest View

As we approach fall, your City's Public Works Department is busy preparing to handle the thousands of leaves that will fall on City streets. If left unattended these leaves risk... — Updated 9/22/2021

Letter to the Editor: Zieve supports keeping Mukilteo's small-town feeling

In my interactions with fellow Mukilteo residents, whether it is at Lighthouse Park, the gulch, the grocery store, or at one of our many memorable restaurants, I have found a... — Updated 9/23/2021

Letter to the Editor: Marine represents residents' views on housing, public safety

I am a long time resident of Mukilteo, approximately 30 years. I am writing to you to highlight what I believe to be important to my fellow neighbors. I have gone door to door... — Updated 9/23/2021

Letter to the Editor: Zieve wants to keep Mukilteo a small town, supports the police

This endorsement is for Peter Zieve for Mukilteo City Council Position #1. I can't think of anyone that would represent our city better than Peter. Peter sent a postcard to all... — Updated 9/24/2021

Letter to the Editor: Schwab is a tireless supporter of Mukilteo School District students

We are rapidly closing in on the general election in November. In odd-numbered years, people don't always pay as much attention to local races as they do in even-numbered years.... — Updated 9/24/2021

The name of the game has yet to be determined | Chuck's World

I know a writer who likes to capitalize certain words or phrases, as if they were proper nouns. It’s really none of my business, but I can’t help noticing. He’ll write, “My... — Updated 9/24/2021

What and where was Ball's Park? | Muk Revisited

No, it was not a ballpark. It was a wooded retreat area that had picnic tables and small log cabins for rent. Developed in the early 1900s by Hazen and Luella Ball, it was located... — Updated 9/24/2021

A little bit of kindness and love goes a long way | Worship

Last week my daughter asked me, "What do you remember about 9/11?" She said it was an assignment for school and wanted to ask the people in our family who were alive at that time,... — Updated 9/22/2021

Editorial cartoon for week of Sept. 22

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Subscribers step up to support The Beacon

Dear readers, We wrapped up our August Subscriber Appreciation Month with many new readers as well as existing subscribers who signed up for another year, even months before their... — Updated 9/16/2021

Discovery Elementary addition begins with land blessing

About 50 people gathered on the soft dirt that will be the site of Discovery Elementary School's new addition. They squinted in the warm afternoon sun of Sept. 9, some holding hard... — Updated 9/15/2021

Kamiak giving maximum effort in every game | Girls soccer

The Knights didn't come away with the victory they were looking for against the Mustangs in a nonconference girls soccer clash Thursday, Sept. 16, at Redmond High School. Instead,... — Updated 9/23/2021

Knights pull away from Seagulls in 2nd half | Football

Kamiak shook off a tough first half with three unanswered touchdowns in the third quarter to cruise to a 47-20 victory over Everett in a nonconference football game Friday, Sept. 17, at Everett Memorial Stadium. Senior Wesley... — Updated 9/22/2021

Marauders run through Thunderbirds | Football

Mariner's ground attack led the way again. Junior quarterback Damien Bagley rushed for 104 on 12 carries, ran for one touchdown, and threw for another to lead the Marauders to a... — Updated 9/22/2021

Mariner making progress | Girls soccer

The Mariner girls soccer team is continuing to make progress under second-year coach Nikki Bowlden. The Marauders recorded their first victory of the season, a resounding 5-1... — Updated 9/23/2021

Second-half surge powers Knights to rout over T-birds | Football

Kamiak's first-half performance was far from flawless. The Knights' offense turned the ball over four times – one interception and three fumbles, one of which was returned for a... — Updated 9/23/2021

Kamiak counting on veteran leadership | Volleyball

The Kamiak volleyball team is a work in progress. The Knights bring back some experience with their four senior captains – outside hitter Anatalia Sicsic, defensive specialist... — Updated 9/23/2021

Confident Marauders sweep past Bruins | Volleyball

New Mariner coach Randal Gullette told her players she had confidence in them. In a back-and-forth second set against Cascade, neither team seemed to be able to put the other one... — Updated 9/23/2021

Bagley throws go-ahead TD with 28 seconds left | Football

Quarterback Damien Bagley threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Rutledge with 28 seconds left in the fourth quarter to lift Mariner to a stunning 28-21 victory over Cascade in a Wesco football game Friday, Sept. 10, at... — Updated 9/15/2021

Mukilteo grabs top spots at Run-A-Muk

Mukilteo took the top spots at the Run-A-Muk 5K race Sunday, Sept. 12, at Rosehill Community Center Anthony Galvan, of Mukilteo, finished first overall, completing the new course... — Updated 9/15/2021

Nana's Lemon Cake | Let's Cook!

I rarely bake, but this cake is absolutely delightful! I want to dedicate this recipe to my friend Karl French who passed away on September 11, 2021. This was his grandmother's... — Updated 9/23/2021

Smoky Spiced Grilled Sweet Corn | Let's Cook!

If corn on the cob is on the menu, this Smoky Spiced Grilled Sweet Corn is sure to please. Ingredients: • Sweet corn • Olive oil Smoky spice rub: • 2 tablespoons each: kosher... — Updated 9/15/2021

Busting a lung for lung cancer research

The annual Lungbuster 5K race is set for Oct. 3 at Columbia Elementary School. The race raises funds for lung cancer research and was established in honor of Amie Parker, a healthy... — Updated 9/19/2021

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