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Mariner High School celebrates 50 years

Long before there was Kamiak High School, there was Mariner. One of the oldest schools in the Mukilteo School District, construction for the high school began 50 years ago in 1969, before it...

 

Latest safety update for Mukilteo schools

One of the most-discussed aspects of day-to-day life over recent years throughout the entire United States has been school safety. In the Mukilteo School District, a new safety and security manager is helping take that discussion to a new level....

 

Ballots mailed this week: What's on it?

The Nov. 5 general election will be here before you know it. Today (Wednesday, Oct. 16), all Snohomish County voter pamphlets were mailed to registered voters. Tomorrow, ballots will be sent out. Mukilteo has been one of the leaders in voter turnout...

 

Man found guilty in 2018 Staybridge incident

An Everett man accused of spraying the synthetic opioid fentanyl up his ex-girlfriend’s nose in an apparent attempt to have her overdose was found guilty of second-degree assault in Snohomish County Superior Court late last week. The incident took...

 

Robbery, shooting suspect still at large

An armed robbery took place on 53rd Avenue West off 92nd Street Southwest around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8. The suspect reportedly brandished a pistol at two residents who were walking on the street....

 

City receives $764,000 from Sound Transit

Old Town Mukilteo will likely be getting a new look in a few years, as the City of Mukilteo received word last week that it is receiving $764,000 from Sound Transit to design bicycle and pedestrian improvements on Fifth Street from Lincoln Avenue to...

 

Tulalip Tribes: No parking lot on Mukilteo waterfront

With the ever-changing landscape of Mukilteo’s waterfront, aside from what’s going on with the new Mukilteo ferry terminal, a frequently discussed topic is the future of Tulalip Tribes-owned land where the old tank farm used to be, east of the ne...

 

Gymagine sticks the landing

Being in business 25 years is no easy feat. Most business owners will attest to that. And being in business for that many years, there will be plenty of faces that come and go. That's been the case...

 

Mukilteo police ditch gold and silver for pink

It's October, which means you can expect to see a lot of pink. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and to raise awareness, many businesses and agencies add pink to their uniforms or...

 

Mukilteo student makes top 300 science list

A Mukilteo middle schooler is one of the top scientists of his age in the entire country. Recently, Angad Signh, an Explorer Middle School student, was named to the Top 300 Broadcam MASTERS, one of the country’s premier science, technology,...

 

Long live the King l Editor's Note

Growing up an avid baseball fan in the area, I’ve been a fan of the Mariners for as long as I can remember. Playing baseball, and my best position being at pitcher (I couldn’t hit to save my life), I was naturally drawn to Felix Hernandez, the...

 

A first, a finale, and a semicentennial

The annual Mukilteo Boys & Girls Club Luau is back for the 50th time this Saturday. As you can imagine, the yearly fundraiser has changed dramatically since the first party half a century ago. Whi...

 

What could a change in government look like?

Mukilteo voters have a few big decisions to make this November. Along with four City Council seats and multiple County positions, residents will be choosing the future of Mukilteo's governmental struc...

 

School District below state average in English and math assessments

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) recently released results for the statewide Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA) taken in the 2018-19 school year. The statewide assessment results are just one look into how the K-12 system is...

 

Mukilteo Teen Lounge back for fourth year

Teens looking for a place to go after school will once again have the option of going to the Mukilteo Teen Lounge at Pointe of Grace Lutheran Church (5425 Harbour Pointe Blvd.). The lounge, which is...

 

Auditor's Office: Kids need more time for lunch

Elementary school students need more time to eat lunch. That’s the word from the State Auditor’s Office (SAO), which recently performed an audit on lunchtime practices and scheduling. During that audit, the SAO visited 31 elementary schools...

 

Paine Field third Salmon-Safe airport in North America

Paine Field Airport joined an exclusive list last week, as the airport is now one of just three airports in North America to be certified by environmental nonprofit Salmon-Safe. The airport was...

 

City rolling out pilot parking program at Lighthouse Park

Parking at Lighthouse Park will look a tad different over the next few months, as the City is going to test a pilot parking program at the waterfront from October through March for 33 “low demand” paid parking spaces. Currently, the City has...

 

New Mukilteo School District superintendent named

Well that didn't take long. Just few weeks after it was announced that Mukilteo School District Superintendent Dr. Marci Larsen would retire at the end of the year after nearly 17 years at the helm...

 

Welcome to the Mukilteo Lightning Festival

On a night when seemingly all of Mukilteo was down at Lighthouse Park, Mother Nature decided to make her presence known. The 54th annual Lighthouse Festival took place this past weekend – Friday...

 

Sisters tag team on mural depicting Mukilteo

There are a few pieces of art across town unique to Mukilteo. There's the wood-caved totem at the roundabout at Lighthouse Park, the "hot dog man" wood statue where the old Neener Neener Weiner hot...

 

Attempted sale of Hawthorne Hall fails

Sell? Lease? Tear down? Keep? What should be done with Hawthorne Hall? Hawthorne Hall, 1134 Second St., is where the Mukilteo Boys & Girls Club called home earlier this year before moving to its new facility in Harbour Pointe. The building was built...

 

27 opioid overdoses, 2 deaths in one week in July

Twenty-seven people in Snohomish County overdosed because of opioids during one week in July. Of those 27 overdoses, two were fatal. The information comes from the third annual seven-day point-in-time count done by the Snohomish Health District and t...

 

School District employee starting social skills class for autistic children

Dayna Sanders has worked in the Mukilteo School District for a few years now. A licensed speech-language pathologist, she also recently started her own company, Next Level Speech Therapy, which...

 

Beached sailboat finally removed from Lighthouse Park

As most people in the area know, Lighthouse Park is one of the most desirable destinations in Mukilteo. That is especially true during the summer season. In addition to Mukilteo's most visited park,...

 

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