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Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum closing

The Flying Heritage & Combat Museum at Paine Field has announced that it has suspended all operations. In a statement on its website, the museum said "The COVID-19 crisis has... — Updated 6/1/2020

From the archives: Everything's coming up Kang

Editor's note: The Beacon is republishing stories we think will be of interest to readers. This feature is on Mukilteo Police Chief Cheol Kang. The story, written by former editor... — Updated 5/31/2020

Sheriff's Office looking for level 3 sex offender who cut off ankle bracelet

The Snohomish County Violent Offender Task Force (VOTF) seeks the public's help to locate 40-year-old Timothy McCamey, a Level 3 Registered Sex Offender. He is out of compliance... — Updated 5/30/2020

Message from Mukilteo Police Chief

Mukilteo Police Chief Cheol Kang released this message about the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The death of Mr. Floyd in Minneapolis is not just disturbing but the actions leading up to it are deeply concerning. Those... — Updated 5/29/2020

Snohomish County to apply for Phase 2 variance

In a series of back-to-back special meetings, the Board of Health and Snohomish County Council voted to approve resolutions in support of a Phase 2 variance application. “I’d like to express deep gratitude to the staff and... — Updated 5/29/2020

Governor announces long-term care testing program

The state Department of Health issued an order Thursday, May 28, that will require widespread testing within long-term care facilities. Residents and staff in nursing homes will be... — Updated 5/29/2020 Full story

Showing our appreciation

Residents on 53rd Avenue West paid tribute to a convoy of nurses and healthcare workers during their nightly "two minutes of gratitude" on Wednesday, May 27. The group was preceded... — Updated 5/28/2020

Snohomish County leaders announce desire to move to Phase 2 of reopening plan

In a reversal from comments made just in the past week about the county not being able to reopen June 1 because of the current rate of new COVID-19 cases, Snohomish County... — Updated 5/29/2020

Seniors bridging the gap with Zoom gatherings

The Mukilteo Senior Association and the City of Mukilteo’s Recreation and Cultural Services Department are working together to bring older adults together during the coronavirus pandemic. The two recently started hosting a... — Updated 5/27/2020 Full story

Police Beat

May 20 Parking 5100 blk. 80th St. SW. A parking complaint was lodged by a resident. The officer issued a warning notice. Welfare check 10800 blk. Harbour Pointe Blvd. Police engaged in a welfare check of a woman. No problems were... — Updated 5/27/2020

Letter to the editor: No common sense on what is deemed an essential service

I read with interest Mayor Gregerson’s feelings about having no regrets in reporting alleged business violations. It seems she thinks that it is fair to have the government decide what is essential and what is not. There... — Updated 5/28/2020

Letter to the editor: Preserve Mukilteo's postcard presents incomplete picture

I recently received a mailing from Peter Zieve’s group, Preserve Mukilteo. This group claims that Mukilteo will soon be changing zoning to encourage construction of low-income housing, resulting in an uptick in crime and drugs.... — Updated 5/27/2020

Letter to the editor: Affordable housing needed in Mukilteo

Do I belong in Mukilteo? Several years ago we received a postcard attempting to create fear and hostility towards the building of a mosque in Mukilteo. With the city logo on it, it deceptively implied that it came from city... — Updated 5/27/2020

Mukilteo needs to address waterfront, Paine Field issues | Guest View

With the arrival of spring in a COVID-19 pandemic, the Mukilteo waterfront is experiencing higher than normal usage. As construction resumes on the new ferry terminal and... — Updated 5/27/2020

Editorial cartoon for week of May 27

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Housing Action Plan will reflect community values | Mayor's Message

The City of Mukilteo is required to adopt a comprehensive plan (and we have a great one, it is award winning and reads like a story instead of a government document!). That plan... — Updated 5/27/2020

Newspapers have your back| Guest View

We're in the midst of a global pandemic, but its impact on America's communities is local. First responders are our neighbors helping our neighbors, rushing to addresses just down... — Updated 5/27/2020

Letter to the editor: Time to speak up about reopening state

Now we have done it! A recent Bloomberg survey indicates 52% of U.S. small business owners “expect to be out of business within six months.” These are the same small businesses that employed 7 out of 10 people in our nation.... — Updated 5/27/2020

Look at the church, look at the steeple | Chuck's World

I was thinking about Vaughn Meader the other day, so my unconscious appears to be totally in charge now. I won't tell you about my dreams. Vaughn Meader was one of the most famous... — Updated 5/27/2020

A Reminder of what really 'Matters' | Worship

The recent coronavirus has caused many to experience feelings of unhappiness, anxiety, and even fear — which makes the quest for inner happiness and contentment challenging, to... — Updated 5/27/2020

Mukilteo School District planning 'virtual' ceremonies to honor high school graduates

The Mukilteo School District is planning “virtual” ceremonies to honor its high school graduates. Students will be picking up their caps and gowns in the coming weeks and, at a later date, arrive at their school at an... — Updated 5/13/2020 Full story

Kamiak in top 25 best schools in state by U.S. News and World Report

Kamiak High School was ranked 24th among the 310 high schools in Washington by U.S. News and World Report in its annual list of 2020 Best High Schools. Schools are ranked on their performance on state-required tests and how well... — Updated 5/13/2020

District makes changes in response to COVID-19 pandemic, more work to be done | Superintendent's Corner

If you imagine public education as a large freighter, steady and strong, but typically slow to change course, the last two months have put rocket boosters on the back and converted... — Updated 5/13/2020

Harbour Pointe Middle School teacher takes over Kamiak boys hoops program

After wrapping up his first season as the head boys basketball coach at Bishop Blanchet High School, Joe DeGrazia planned on continuing with the Braves. But then an opening arose... — Updated 5/27/2020

Kamiak hires DeGrazia as new boys basketball coach

Kamiak High School has hired Joe DeGrazia as its new head boys basketball coach. DeGrazia, who teaches at Harbour Pointe Middle School, previously coached at Bishop Blanchet High... — Updated 5/27/2020 Full story

Players swing away at Harbour Pointe

It didn't take long for the word to get out. Two weeks ago, Gov. Jay Inslee announced that golf courses throughout the state would be allowed to reopen Tuesday, May 5. The Harbour... — Updated 5/13/2020

Major changes for Kamiak with coaching departures

The sidelines at Kamiak are going to look a lot different next year. Boys basketball coach Brandon Corsi, girls basketball coach Brian Norman and boys wrestling coach Bryan... — Updated 5/27/2020

New Kamiak girls hoops coach focuses on developing leaders

Kamiak's May Tupua views herself much more than just the school's new girls basketball coach. "What I'm really passionate about is developing girls to become future leaders and... — Updated 5/27/2020

Master Gardeners offer free vegetable gardening online classes

Growing a Vegetable Garden in a Pot is one of six informative and concise vegetable gardening classes being offered online free by WSU-Snohomish County Extension Master Gardeners this June. “Interest in vegetable gardening has... — Updated 5/27/2020

Rosemary Maple Bacon Jam ... Yes, I said Bacon Jam | Chef Dez

Many people sing the praises of bacon, and I am no different. What happens however, when you take that wonderfully complex flavour and turn it into jam? True bliss. Recently I... — Updated 5/27/2020

Battling boredom: Basics of bird watching

Studies show that hobbies improve mental health, but COVID-19 has made some hobbies and activities impossible, or at least put them on hold. Puget Sound bird experts agree that one... — Updated 5/18/2020

Cooking Pasta for the Best Results | Chef Dez

A staple in almost every home’s pantry is spaghetti or some form of pasta that makes its way to the dinner table on a regular basis. Many of us take the time to focus on building the flavour and complexity of the accompanying... — Updated 5/18/2020

Use fresh garlic, lemon juice when cooking Greek food | Chef Dez

Of my cooking classes, Greek are the most popular by far and this stems from my own passion for the flavours of Greece. Almost everyone I talk to loves Greek food and has frequented their local Greek restaurants in the past many... — Updated 5/14/2020

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