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 By David Pan    News 

Mukilteo Library offers new Grab N' Go in-building services

If you’re looking for ways to keep yourself or your kids entertained during the neverending COVID-19 pandemic, the Mukilteo Library wants to help. This week, the library expanded... — Updated 3/4/2021

 By David Pan    News 

Mukilteo property taxes to rise by almost 10%

Mukilteo homeowners better prepare themselves. Property taxes are going up. Mukilteo residents will see a 9.9% increase in their property taxes in 2021, according to information... — Updated 3/3/2021

 By David Pan    News 

Council to consider adopting parts of Climate Action Plan into comp plan

The City Council plans to take a look at its Climate Action Plan to see which elements could be incorporated into the comprehensive plan. The city is required by the state Growth Ma... — Updated 3/3/2021

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No return dates yet for middle and high school students

Parents can rejoice. It won't be long before the pitter patter of students' footsteps will be heard in classrooms in the Mukilteo School District. The district is scheduled to... — Updated 3/3/2021

 By David Pan    News

Temporary speed hump on Loveland to be replaced by permanent one

The decision on whether to remove a temporary speed hump on Loveland Avenue, and replace it with a permanent speed hump came down to Mayor Jennifer Gregerson. With the City Council... — Updated 3/3/2021

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State of the city address: Mukilteo is recovering after a difficult 2020

In her seven years as mayor, Jennifer Gregerson said Mukilteo has been through many challenging times. But the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has been the longest crisis the city has... — Updated 3/3/2021

 By David Pan    News

Embracing the return of prep sports

Monday marked the return of a little bit of normalcy at Kamiak and Mariner. For the first time since last March, the practice fields and gyms were buzzing with activity, as... — Updated 3/3/2021

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Mukilteo Research Station shut down, plans for new building shelved due to costs

More big changes are on the way for the Mukilteo waterfront. The Northwest Fisheries Science Center's Mukilteo Research Station has been shut down due to building safety concerns.... — Updated 3/3/2021

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3 Mukilteo teens earn Scholastic Art Awards

Three students in the Mukilteo School District were among the artists to receive recognition in this year's Scholastic Art Awards. Kamiak High School's Toko Kameda and Cindy Liang,... — Updated 3/3/2021

 By David Pan    News

The heart of a fighter

Greyson Ouellette is a fighter. And it's not just because he's a 2-year-old with twin 4-year-old brothers – Easton and Aiden – who have been known, on occasion, to gang up on... — Updated 2/26/2021

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Teachers lend helping hand to students

Career and Technical Education teacher Myola Shanholtzer and her colleagues at Kamiak and Mariner high schools are going above and beyond the call of duty. When they are not... — Updated 2/24/2021

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Byers Family Park approaching completion

Residents looking for a quiet place for contemplation need look no further than the Byers Family Park. The park also known as the Peace Park, at 604 Fourth St., adjacent to SR-525... — Updated 2/24/2021

 By David Pan    News

Snow blankets Mukilteo

Talk about perfect timing. Mother Nature got it right this weekend. The much-anticipated snowstorm of 2021 descended on Mukilteo and the rest of Snohomish County late Friday night... — Updated 2/24/2021

 By David Pan    News

Parent group aims to boost Class of 2021

Kamiak's Class of 2021 is missing out on a lot. Few, if any, of the 500-plus seniors have set foot into a classroom this school year. Their days instead have been spent largely star... — Updated 2/19/2021

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City to reform Historic Preservation Commission, resurvey residents on the future of Hawthorne Hall

The Mukilteo City Council did not make a final decision on the future of Hawthorne Hall in Old Town at its Monday, Feb. 8, work session. But the council is moving in that direction.... — Updated 2/17/2021

 By David Pan    News

Public input sought on draft Housing Action Plan

The city is looking for its residents’ opinions. The draft Housing Action Plan (HAP) is scheduled to be released for a 60-day formal review period later this week or next week. In addition to the draft, all exhibits, an updated... — Updated 2/17/2021


Phase 2 rollout has restaurants in pivot mode

McMenamin's and Diamond Knot are accustomed to a beer-and-burgers crowd. Sage & Cinder caters to a craft-cocktail-vegan crowd. But the three restaurants have something in... — Updated 2/10/2021

 By David Pan    News

Chamber receives city grants, hopes to host community events in the future

The Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce has big plans for the future. But as might be expected during a pandemic, all of its plans are contingent on the region continuing to make progress... — Updated 2/10/2021

 By David Pan    Sports

Update: Wesco approves resumption of prep sports

Are you ready for some football? The start of the first of three proposed high school sports seasons was officially approved by Western Conference athletic directors Wednesday, Feb. 3. The plan calls for traditional fall sports to... — Updated 2/5/2021

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City Council looking for better ways to communicate public notices

The Mukilteo City Council wants to find better ways to let residents know about important public notices, such as land use permits. Potential avenues beyond the traditional methods of postcards, legal notices and onsite public... — Updated 2/3/2021

 By David Pan    News

Flight to freedom

He didn't hesitate for a second. As soon as Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) naturalist Jeff Brown opened the door to the pet carrier, the eagle jumped out, spread its... — Updated 2/3/2021

 By David Pan    News

A long time coming: Mukilteo author publishes first novel

Even though Roy K. Brown made his living as a real estate appraiser and home inspector, he also found time to indulge in his passion for writing. As a boardmember of the Washington... — Updated 1/27/2021

 By David Pan    News

Inside an oasis of tranquility

In a world where leisure opportunities are severely limited by the state's COVID-19 restrictions, the Mukilteo Community Garden offers residents a perfect place for a little... — Updated 1/27/2021

 By David Pan    News

City Council sets priorities for 2021

Residents should continue to expect more Coffee with the Council events in 2021. The council reviewed its priorities for the upcoming year, and communications was at the top of a seven-item list discussed Monday, Jan. 25. Coffee wi... — Updated 1/27/2021

 By David Pan    News

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 an... — Updated 1/20/2021


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