Vandals deface Point Elliott Treaty monument

Vandals defaced the 1931 monument commemorating the signing of the Point Elliott Peace Treaty, and the bronze plaque also is missing. Mukilteo Police received word from city staff... — Updated 10/23/2020

City, chamber hosting drive-thru trick-or-treat event at Lighthouse Park

Since the coronavirus pandemic has resulted in the cancellation of the annual Boo Bash, the city and the Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce instead are hosting a drive-thru... — Updated 10/21/2020

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Trunk-or-Treat, holiday bazaar/yard sale set for Halloween weekend

Boys & Girls Club hosting Trunk-or-Treat event Oct. 30 The Mukilteo Boys & Girls Club is hosting its first Trunk-or-Treat event on Friday, Oct. 30. The event will be from 5:30-7 p.m. and the club is asking for $5 per vehicle... — Updated 10/23/2020

Picnic Point student's illustration featured in J.K. Rowling's latest book

Esmé Wright almost didn't believe it. About three months ago, the Picnic Point Elementary fifth-grader submitted a drawing as part of "The Ickabog Illustration" competition. "The... — Updated 10/15/2020

Was your vote counted?

Ballots should be in the hands of voters by now, and anyone who has not received a ballot by today should contact the Snohomish County Auditor's office. That advice is from Garth... — Updated 10/21/2020

Mukilteo City Councilmember Marine named to Community Transit Board

Mukilteo City Council Member Joe Marine was selected to serve on the Community Transit Board of Directors. The changes come after two members recently left the transit board. Mill... — Updated 10/21/2020

COVID: County case count highest since early 2020

The two-week case rate for the period ending Oct. 17 is the highest it has been since the first wave of COVID-19 in early 2020. The rate has increased from 70.6 per 100,000... — Updated 10/21/2020

Kushman's announces "Tip Matching" fundraiser to support Mari's Place for the Arts

Kushman’s has announced that Mari’s Place for the Arts as the recipient of the next “Matching Tips” fundraiser on Friday, Oct. 23. The Everett-based Mari’s Place provides cultural programs for children and families from... — Updated 10/20/2020

Snohomish Health District calls on community to help curb increasing COVID-19 cases

As the most recent numbers show, COVID-19 is still very much circulating throughout Snohomish County. The 2-week rolling case count through Oct. 10 was nearly 72 per 100,000. The Snohomish Health District has been receiving more... — Updated 10/16/2020

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Letter to the editor: Retiring judge endorses Grant for Superior Court

Being allowed to serve your fellow citizens is a rare privilege and a distinct honor: One I have had for 16 years – 19 years – if you include my service as a judge pro-tem. Serving as a judge is a difficult task and an... — Updated 10/22/2020

City recognizes Indigenous People's Day | Mayor's Message

On Monday, Oct 12, I issued a proclamation recognizing and celebrating Indigenous People’s Day. I first issued a similar proclamation in 2016, and it felt important to do so... — Updated 10/22/2020

Letter to the editor: Oppose those who are more concerned with corporate profits than health of citizenry

At first it was hard to believe. Then thought that it had to be a joke. A very bad joke. But it is true. While America is dealing with the worst health crisis in a century and more than 210,000 of our fellow citizens have died... — Updated 10/25/2020

Editorial cartoon for week of Oct. 21

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Letter to the Editor: City should deny warehouse application

City of Mukilteo, The application for a warehouse on 78th should be denied due to incompatibility with adjacent uses, negative and unsafe traffic impacts, negative drainage impacts, and lack of community value. The proposed site... — Updated 10/23/2020

Letter to the editor: Re-elect Davidson as state treasurer

Duane Davidson, our state treasurer, firmly supports building upon Washington’s existing structure of banking and does not support the creation of a state bank because of the higher risk and lower return on investment compared... — Updated 10/20/2020

October surprises and the news you need | Chuck's World

I am a keeper of irrelevant anniversaries, which strikes me as a talent not unlike being able to raise one eyebrow or dislocate your little finger, mostly because I can also do... — Updated 10/19/2020

Letter to the editor: Proposed budget problems now being discovered

I provided comments to council about significant overstatements of projected Mukilteo revenue for 2021. Two significant areas are sales tax and Rosehill Community Center revenue. Rosehill expenses are also a big problem. The... — Updated 10/16/2020

Fishing season | Off Kilter

This morning, and on a half dozen other days, we saw several hundred small boats moored just offshore near our house. They were, obviously, fishing. The boats appeared to be... — Updated 10/14/2020

Victor McConnell's Service Station | Muk Revisited

This is a story about Victor McConnell, who arrived in Mukilteo about 1900 and built a facility on Front Street for servicing boats and motors. He should not be confused with... — Updated 10/14/2020

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District still planning for students' eventual return to schools | Superintendent's Corner

Just as we got our first full week of distance learning under our belts, the tide changed once again. In mid-September, Snohomish Health District recommended schools begin planning... — Updated 10/14/2020

Kamiak students named National Merit semifinalists

Seven Kamiak High School have been selected as National Merit semifinalists. The seven are: • Zachary Durocher • Ryan Musto • Inyoung Seo • Patrick Stiles • Margaret Wang • Jennifer Xu • Gaia Yun This honor... — Updated 10/14/2020

District planning for the return of students to schools | Superintendent's Corner

Just as we got our first full week of distance learning under our belts, the tide changed once again. In mid-September, Snohomish Health District recommended schools begin planning... — Updated 10/2/2020

Edmonds College opens new STEM and nursing building

Edmonds College is kicking off fall quarter with the opening of a new $54 million building dedicated to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and nursing. "This... — Updated 10/1/2020

Virtual discussion on resources for education set for Oct. 6

Rep. Rick Larsen (D–2nd District) will host a live virtual discussion on resources available to students, teachers and families for the 2020-2021 school year on Tuesday, Oct. 6.... — Updated 10/2/2020

K–12 internet access program allows more students to learn from home

In mid-August, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) announced a new program to connect students to their online learning from home. This week, OSPI finalized... — Updated 10/2/2020

Kamiak student aces AP computer science exam | From the Archives

Editor's note: The Beacon is republishing stories we think will be of interest to readers. This feature is on Kamiak's Joey Schafer, who earned a perfect score on an AP exam. The... — Updated 9/22/2020

School district welcomes students back

August was a busy month for many staff as we readied plans, teacher trainings, student schedules, laptops, an upgraded communications system and a new learning management system in... — Updated 9/9/2020

Students encouraged to enter 2020 Congressional App Challenge

The annual 2020 Congressional App Challenge is now accepting entries. The competition, which runs through Oct. 19, is open to high school and middle school students who live in or attend school in Washington’s 2nd Congressional... — Updated 9/9/2020

College honors and graduations

Alice Cheng, of Mukilteo, was named to the 2020 Dean’s List at Union College. Cheng is a member of the Class of 2023 majoring in Leadership in Medicine. The Union College Dean’s List honors students who have a grade point... — Updated 8/26/2020

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Kamiak football hosting fundraiser Sunday at Mod Pizza

The Kamiak football program will be having a fundraiser at Mod Pizza on Sunday, Oct. 11. The fundraiser will be from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., at 11706 Mukilteo Speedway, Suite A101.... — Updated 10/5/2020

Girls on the Run of Snohomish County launches virtual fall season

Girls on the Run of Snohomish County (GOTRSnoCo) has announced the launch of a virtual fall season. With more than 45 sites across the county, GOTRSnoCo has served more than 1,600 girls since it was founded in 2015. For the 2020... — Updated 10/1/2020

Kamiak's McClaskey named state Special Olympics Coach of the Year

Kamiak's Georgia McClaskey was named Washington State's Special Olympics Coach of the Year. McClaskey received the honor when she attended the Special Olympics Washington State... — Updated 9/23/2020

Kamiak's Gilszmer brothers make verbal commitments

Kamiak's Vlad and Slava Gilszmer both have settled on their post high school plans. Vlad Gilszmer, the two-time defending Class 4A state 500-yard freestyle champion, has made a... — Updated 9/23/2020

Keith Kingsbury: His lessons endure

Keith Kingsbury coached hundreds and hundreds of players during his 32-year career as the men's basketball coach at Edmonds Community College. But his time with his players was... — Updated 9/22/2020

Ex-Kamiak football standout dies in traffic accident

Spencer Teerink, a former standout football player at Kamiak High School, died in a traffic accident. Teerink, 26, was involved in a fatal motorcycle accident while on his way... — Updated 9/9/2020

100-mile challenge completed

With so many 100-mile races being cancelled due to the pandemic, the Japanese Gulch Runners hosted its own 100-mile challenge Saturday, Aug. 22. Nick Pembroke and Adam Braddock... — Updated 9/9/2020

Kamiak swimmers take state | From the archives/Weekend read

Editor's note: The Beacon is republishing stories we think will be of interest to readers. This feature is on Kamiak's first state swimming championship. The story, written by... — Updated 8/26/2020

Wesco schools delay start of high school sports

The start of the prep sports season has been pushed back to 2021. Wesco athletic directors voted to shift the two sports scheduled for the fall – cross country and boys tennis... — Updated 8/26/2020

Dreaming of France | Travel Sketcher

As many of you know, we had plans to move to France in July for a couple of years. Unfortunately, a world pandemic frustrated those plans. Yet we hope, and I sketch images of... — Updated 10/15/2020

Cascade Symphony to provide virtual concert Oct. 26

The Cascade Symphony Orchestra will be offering its loyal patrons and the chamber music-loving community a “Virtual Opening Night” concert on Monday, Oct. 26, starting at 7:30 p.m. The online performance replaces the first of... — Updated 10/13/2020

Pumpkins are not just for Jack-O-Lanterns | Chef Dez

Don’t you just love the autumn harvest? The feeling of a crisp breeze in the air, the sound and sight of rustling leaves in a rainbow of colours, and a plentiful array of gourds, squash, and pumpkins available at the produce... — Updated 10/13/2020

Cooking Through a Pandemic | Chef Dez

These are definitely trying times for everyone. The start of this pandemic produced epic shortages of toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Then with the onslaught of people staying at home, the shortages expanded to include staples... — Updated 9/30/2020

A homestead near Lake Quinalt | Travel Sketcher

This is the barn from the homestead near Lake Quinalt. We are missing getting to travel much these days. Hope you are doing well, send me a photo of a place you have enjoyed... — Updated 9/23/2020

The Fall of Troy rises again | From the Archives

Editor's note: The Beacon is republishing stories we think will be of interest to readers. This feature is on The Fall of Troy, a band that got their start at Kamiak High School.... — Updated 10/2/2020

Cascade Symphony sponsoring 'Rising Star' competition

The Cascade Symphony Orchestra is encouraging talented young musicians to enter its "Rising Star" competition for the upcoming 2020-2021 season. The winning musician, to be... — Updated 9/25/2020

James Bay Distillers throwing celebration

James Bay Distillers is celebrating the 1-year anniversary of its 88-proof Galloping Goose Canadian Whisky with a birthday party Friday and Saturday, Sept. 17-18. Free cake pops... — Updated 9/17/2020

Mukilteo Lighthouse Quilters host Zoom meeting on Sept. 15

The Mukilteo Lighthouse Quilters’ guest for its monthly meeting is Darlene Girton, the Featherweight Doctor.  Girton will speak on the history of this iconic little machine and why they are still so popular after 86 years.... — Updated 9/9/2020

Weller to bid farewell | From the Archives

Editor's note: The Beacon is republishing stories we think will be of interest to readers. This feature is on Joe Weller and the closing of his restaurant - Weller's Cafe. The... — Updated 9/22/2020

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