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 By Brandon Gustafson    News

From the archives: Mickey's Hometown Barbershop celebrating 30-year anniversary

Editor's note: The Beacon is republishing stories we think will be of interest to readers. This feature is on barber Mickey Rounds, who celebrated his 30th anniversary in 2018. The... — Updated 5/29/2020

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Rotary Club changes lives in Guatemalan village | Weekend read

The Beacon is republishing stories we think will be of interest to readers. Here's one on the South Everett-Mukilteo Rotary Club and how members made a difference in Guatemala. The... — Updated 5/13/2020

 By Brandon Gustafson    News

From the archives: 'Hype videos' to hanging with Russell Wilson

Editor's note: Each weekend, the Mukilteo Beacon is republishing stories we think will be of interest to readers. Here's one on Josh Cashman, a Kamiak graduate who made waves in... — Updated 5/4/2020


That's all, folks l Editor's Note

I’m usually pretty certain when I write. I rarely get “writer’s block,” and when I get going, it’s hard to stop. I don’t really find myself doing rewrites or drastic changes to stories or anything unless it’s a major... — Updated 11/6/2019 Full story

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Council makes first major changes to 2020 budget

It’s that time of year again. While many are planning for the upcoming holiday season, the City of Mukilteo is in arguably its most important time of the year: budget season. Mayor Jennifer Gregerson announced her 2020 preliminar... — Updated 11/6/2019


Dental assisting program at Sno-Isle prepares future of dentistry

Did your high school career involve wearing gloves, eye and mouth protective gear, and wearing scrubs? Probably not. But for more than 50 students at the Sno-Isle TECH Skills Center... — Updated 11/6/2019

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False noise complaints filed under Paine Field director's name

An account using Paine Field Director Arif Ghouse's name has filed hundreds of false noise complaints against Paine Field over the last few months, many of which have been filed thr... — Updated 11/6/2019

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City Council candidates make cases

The Mukilteo City Council will have at least three new faces next year, and those candidate hopefuls, as well as a pair facing off to remain on the council, made their cases for election Wednesday, Oct. 23, at Rosehill Community... — Updated 10/30/2019

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Dunn, Rohrbough face off

For the first time in over a decade, there will be a new face representing Mukilteo on the Snohomish County Council. Longtime County Councilmember Brian Sullivan, a Democrat who is a former Mukilteo mayor and councilmember, is... — Updated 10/30/2019


School Board candidates share visions

While one of three Mukilteo School Board seats on this November’s ballot is an easy choice (John Gahagan is running unopposed to retain his seat), two races pair incumbents with challengers hungry to shape the future of the... — Updated 10/30/2019

 By Brandon Gustafson    News

Local heroes honored for saving woman's life

Linda Surface was being a good grandmother the night she almost died. She was attending her grandson Quinn's curriculum night at Olympic View Middle School with her daughter Tonya... — Updated 10/30/2019

 By Brandon Gustafson    News

Peter Zieve caught with forum questions

When a question about diversifying the City of Mukilteo's budget was asked to Mukilteo City Council Position 6 candidates at the Wednesday, Oct. 23, candidate forum, Peter Zieve... — Updated 10/30/2019

 By Brandon Gustafson    News

Zieve caught with forum questions

When a question about diversifying the City of Mukilteo's budget was asked to Mukilteo City Council Position 6 candidates at the Wednesday, Oct. 23, Candidate Forum, Peter Zieve... — Updated 10/24/2019 Full story

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Mariner self-defense event builds women empowerment

When Rhonda Marquardt saw a need for women's self-defense lessons, she sprung to action. The Mariner High School teacher has trained in mixed martial arts for years, and said she... — Updated 10/23/2019


What would a February bond fund?

While much of the focus lately in Mukilteo has been about the upcoming Nov. 5 general election, another election looms. There is a likely chance that in early 2020, voters living in Mukilteo School District boundaries will be... — Updated 10/23/2019

 By Brandon Gustafson    News

Armed robbery suspect arrested

A man was arrested last week for robbing two women at gunpoint Oct. 8 in Mukilteo, the Mukilteo Police Department has announced. The suspect was arrested Wednesday, Oct. 16, around... — Updated 10/23/2019


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... — Updated 10/16/2019

 By Brandon Gustafson    News

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... — Updated 10/16/2019


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,... — Updated 10/16/2019

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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... — Updated 10/9/2019

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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... — Updated 10/9/2019

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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... — Updated 10/9/2019 Full story

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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... — Updated 10/9/2019

 By Brandon Gustafson    News

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... — Updated 10/2/2019

 By Brandon Gustafson    News

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.... — Updated 10/2/2019


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