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 By David Pan    News 

Mukilteo finance director leaving for Island County

Finance Director Michelle Meyer is leaving her position with the City of Mukilteo at the end of the month. Meyer was hired for a similar position by Island County, according to... — Updated 9/23/2020

 
 By David Pan    News

Vehicle prowls on the rise in Mukilteo

The Mukilteo Police department is urging people to lock their car doors to help deter what it says has been an increase in vehicle prowls. The department reported 16 incidents from... — Updated 9/23/2020

 
 By David Pan    News 

It's on: Curbside cleanup is Oct. 3

Better late than never. The city’s annual curbside cleanup, which was postponed earlier this spring due to the coronavirus pandemic, has been rescheduled for Oct. 3. The City Council also voted 5-1, with one abstention, to... — Updated 9/23/2020

 
 By David Pan    News 

New owner takes over at John's Grill

The timing was perfect. Late last year John and Lisa Alden, owners of John's Grill, decided it was time to retire so they could spend more time with family and travel the world.... — Updated 9/23/2020

 
 By David Pan    News 

Mukilteo woman's mission is to help immigrants thrive

Van Dinh-Kuno and her family barely had enough time to gather their belongings when they left Vietnam to come to the United States at the end of the Vietnam War in 1975. "My family... — Updated 9/23/2020

 
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City installs speed humps to help deter speeding

If your drive through Old Town is more bumpy than usual, it's by design. The city has installed or is scheduled to install six new temporary/removable speed humps in Old Town and tw... — Updated 9/23/2020

 
 By David Pan    Sports

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

 
 By David Pan    News

Multicultural learning pod pops up in Mukilteo

Students in the Mukilteo School District headed back to classes last week. Of course, what that really meant is students fired up their computers and went online, since the... — Updated 9/22/2020

 
 By David Pan    News

Mukilteo family raises awareness about suicide

Sometimes when she is sleeping, Nicole Amor sees her late brother Justin Amor-Meyer. Even though he has been gone for almost a decade, it's as if Justin is right there with her. "I... — Updated 9/9/2020

 
 By David Pan    News

Mukilteo answers the call for blood donations

For the last four months, Kathy Wilson has been trying to donate blood. But appointments at Bloodworks Northwest's Everett Donor Center were difficult to schedule. As a result of... — Updated 9/9/2020

 
 By David Pan    News

Familiar face takes over as Kamiak's new principal

When students finally return to the classroom and walk the halls at Kamiak High School, they will do so with a new principal in charge. That new principal, however, is someone who... — Updated 9/9/2020

 
 By David Pan    News

Mukilteo's 2020 Citizen of the Year

Even if you don't know Dode Carlson personally, chances are you've enjoyed or benefited from her volunteer work in the city. Attended the Lighthouse Festival? Carlson serves on the... — Updated 9/9/2020

 
 By David Pan    News

Mukilteo City Council approves naming of Byers Family Park

Construction on the Byers Family Park, also known as the Peace Park, started last month, and the project is expected to be completed by the end of August or early September. At its... — Updated 8/28/2020

 
 By David Pan    News

Mukilteo Chamber's Amazing Race, Boys and Girls Club's Luau to go on as scheduled

The show must go on. Or in the case of the Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce and the Mukilteo Boys and Girls Club, two key fundraising events are proceeding as scheduled. The Mukilteo Ch... — Updated 8/26/2020

 
 By David Pan    News

Kamiak junior pens his first novel

Jibran Karim has had a passion for reading since elementary school. Like many teenagers, science fiction and fantasy were two of his favorite genres. Later in middle school, Karim... — Updated 8/26/2020

 
 By David Pan    Sports

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

 
 By David Pan    News

No surprises in 2nd quarter financial update

There were few surprises in Mukilteo Finance Director Michelle Meyer’s second quarter financial report to the City Council Monday, Aug, 17. Overall general fund revenues are down 5% year to date (YTD), with the most significant... — Updated 8/26/2020

 
 By David Pan    News

Mukilteo Police sees increase in calls for service

The Mukilteo Police Department is busier than ever. But that doesn’t mean that crime is up in Mukilteo. The department recorded 29,346 calls for service in 2019, a 19% increase from 2018, the third straight year of increased... — Updated 8/26/2020

 
 By David Pan    News

Businesses encouraged to apply for CARES grants

Small businesses hurt financially by the COVID-19 pandemic are encouraged to apply for grants through the recently announced Mukilteo CARES for Businesses Program. But business owners better hurry because the deadline is fast... — Updated 8/26/2020

 
 By David Pan    News

School year will not start in the classroom

The Mukilteo School District had hoped to start the school year with some form of face-to-face instruction for most of its students. But in light of concerns about the continuing high numbers of COVID-19 cases in the county, which... — Updated 8/18/2020

 
 By David Pan    News

Suspect charged in hit-and-run death of Mukilteo woman

An Everett man has been charged with the hit-and-run death of a Mukilteo woman. Jesse Lee Thayer, 37, allegedly was driving a vehicle that struck Heidi Kirsten Allen, 37, and dragged her for more than 200 feet on May 25, 2019. The... — Updated 8/12/2020

 
 By David Pan    Schools

A smooth transition in tumultuous times

Talk about a baptism by fire. When Alison Brynelson was sworn in as the new Mukilteo School District superintendent on Dec. 9, 2019, she brought with her more than two decades of... — Updated 7/22/2020

 
 By David Pan    News

PUD offers assistance to customers struggling to pay bills

If you’re struggling to pay your bill from Snohomish County PUD because it is much higher than expected, help is available. Some Mukilteo residents have been surprised by bills that are double or more the amount they are used to... — Updated 7/22/2020

 
 By David Pan    News

Overall sales tax revenue ahead of last year

The latest numbers on sales tax revenue for the City of Mukilteo seem to be generally positive. In her monthly budget update to the City Council Monday, July 20, finance director Michelle Meyer said that although the June numbers a... — Updated 7/22/2020

 
 By David Pan    News

Mukilteo ferry terminal opening delayed to at least end of year

The opening of the Mukilteo ferry terminal has been pushed back to at least the end of the year, as a result of a six-week construction delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic.... — Updated 7/22/2020

 

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