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Traffic issues arise around new ferry terminal

By most accounts, the new Mukilteo ferry terminal is a hit with residents and commuters. The new passenger terminal with tribal influences and art has been described as beautiful... — Updated 1/20/2021

No changes: Snohomish County remains in Phase 1 for upcoming week

Based on the latest regional data published by the Washington State Department of Health, Snohomish County will remain in Phase 1 for the week of Jan. 25. The Puget Sound Region currently meets only two of the four criteria laid... — Updated 1/22/2021

City accepting applications for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commission

The city of Mukilteo is looking for people who would like to serve on the new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commission. There are seven available positions. This commission provides information, education, and communication... — Updated 1/22/2021

Diamond Knot taproom reopening

The Diamond Knot Brewing Company has announced that its taproom is reopening. The bay door is open to provide proper ventilation, and in addition to an industrial overhead heater,... — Updated 1/22/2021

City to host public hearing on public notification code amendment

The Mukilteo City Council will hold a public hearing on a proposed public notification code amendment. The hearing is scheduled at 7 p.m., Feb. 1 and will be held virtually. The council is considering amending the Mukilteo... — Updated 1/22/2021

Heated debate on fast-action business bill to skip first phase of recovery plan

Dozens of business owners — from restaurant owners to bowling alley managers — told state officials that continued COVID-19 restrictions place small businesses at risk of permanent closure, but state healthcare officials said... — Updated 1/21/2021

Tulalip Tribes expresses disappointment with Mukilteo City Council

The Mukilteo City Council got the message from the Tulalip Tribes. The tribes' board of directors were clear in saying that the Tulalip Tribes should have been consulted earlier... — Updated 1/20/2021

Online learning offers flexibility, but lacks social interaction kids need

Like it or not, most students in the Mukilteo School District won’t be seeing the inside of a classroom at school anytime soon. Though the district has made plans to bring back some K-5 students in specialized programs later... — Updated 1/20/2021

Mukilteo Kiwanis hosting online basket auction

The Kiwanis Club of Mukilteo is hosting its first-ever online basket auction to benefit its senior student scholarship fund. The online auction begins at 9 a.m., Monday, Feb. 1 and ends at 9 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 7. This is the... — Updated 1/20/2021

Snohomish County to remain in Phase 1

Based on regional data published by the Washington State Department of Health (DOH), Snohomish County will remain in Phase 1 for the week beginning Jan. 18. The Puget Sound Region continues to meet three of the four criteria laid... — Updated 1/20/2021

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Editorial cartoon for week of Jan. 20

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City accomplished a lot during trying times | Mayor's Message

The first three weeks of 2021 have already felt quite long, but this is my first chance to share some thoughts on the year we just survived! As we look back at 2020, there are many... — Updated 1/20/2021

Being an undergraduate college student | Off Kilter

For those of you who attended college, what you are about to read should be somewhat familiar. For those who didn’t attend college (and I mean sleep away college, not a local... — Updated 1/20/2021

Letter to the editor: School superintendents request staff move up on state's vaccination plan

Editor’s note: Mukilteo School District Superintendent Alison Brynelson, Edmonds School District Superintendent Gustavo Balderas and Everett School District Superintendent Ian... — Updated 1/22/2021

Letter to the Editor: Washington State Ferries, city should address new ferry terminal issues

I was really frustrated, but after reading Charlie Pancerzewski’s Jan. 13 letter to the editor ( https://bit.ly/3p3mNLF ), now I’m really angry as well! I was not aware the new ferry terminal cost $187,000,000! As a senior... — Updated 1/20/2021

Seeking relief from the same old thing | Chuck's World

Apparently I want comfort so badly I’m willing to crawl inside a cliché and pull the covers up, which is to say I started watching “The West Wing” the other night. “TWW... — Updated 1/20/2021

History of Lighthouse Park

The area now known as Mukilteo Lighthouse Park has a long history. Native Americans used the land for thousands of years and local tribes held inter-tribal conferences in this... — Updated 1/20/2021

Letter to the Editor: Elevators not working at new ferry terminal

I visited the new ferry terminal and was surprised that the walk-on foot traffic had to go up to the second level and then down again to the first level to board. However, all of the elevators were closed and were not available... — Updated 1/20/2021

If I knew for sure that I would die next month, Part 9 of 9 – Conclusion | Worship

Editor’s Note: See parts 1-9 at mukilteobeacon.com. They were published on Aug. 15, 2018, Jan. 9, 2019, May 29, Aug. 7, Nov. 6, Jan. 22, 2020, Sept. 9 and Nov. 11. Hello... — Updated 1/20/2021

There's no business like show business | Off Kilter

Today I’d like to give you a brief glimpse into the world of show business. Let me start by saying there are few places or experiences on earth that have the peaks and valleys of... — Updated 1/13/2021

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Cascade Warbirds offering aviation scholarships

The Cascade Warbirds, an organization that promotes the restoration, preservation, operation and public display of historically significant military aircraft, is offering scholarships for private pilot ground school with... — Updated 1/20/2021

VFW Post 8870 announces Freedom Scholarship

Rose Gilliland, commander of Edmonds-based VFW post #8870, has announced it will once again offer its Freedom Scholarship to graduating high school seniors. Student must live with the Edmonds and Mukilteo school district... — Updated 1/20/2021

New year, next steps | Superintendent's Corner

Just before Winter Break, Gov. Inslee held a press conference in which he shared expectations to begin phasing in in-person learning. At that time, he shared an updated in-person... — Updated 1/13/2021

Edmonds College welcomes Dave Earling to its Board of Trustees

Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed former Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling to Edmonds College's Board of Trustees. "I'm honored to welcome our newest trustee. Mr. Earling brings a wealth of... — Updated 1/13/2021

Preparing for a possible return of prep sports

Wesco's plans for a return of high school sports took a step forward after the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association approved a plan submitted by Wesco athletic... — Updated 1/20/2021

Wesco submits prep sports plan to WIAA

With time starting to become more and more of a factor, Wesco athletic directors have gone ahead and developed their own prep sports plan, submitting it to the Washington... — Updated 1/22/2021

Game show memories: What is my 'Jeopardy!' experience

Editor's note: Edmonds resident Tim Raetzloff, who writes the History Files column for the Beacon, was a contestant on "Jeopardy!" in 1988. After the death of longtime host Alex... — Updated 1/20/2021

Natural beauty | Travel Sketcher

Thanks to Ken Burns' documentary on our national parks I am revisiting some great times. This is Grand Teton National Park. Located next to Yellowstone, it is too often missed. Yet... — Updated 1/20/2021

Episode 1 of 'The Pizza Diaries'

Last year, pizza became America's favorite meal, with one survey pointing out that 55% of Americans partake in a pie at least once a week. We ate more pizza last year than burgers... — Updated 1/13/2021

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