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My venture out of the sports world | Guest View

When I began my internship at the Mukilteo Beacon in June, 95 percent of the stories I had ever written had been about sports. Sports is what I love and what I know. Almost all my jobs or internships in journalism have been centered around sports,... Full story


Chamber of Commerce offering 8-week leadership class

Anna Rohrbough wants to help Mukilteo churn out more leaders. A certified leadership coach, Rohrbough has teamed up with the Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce to offer “Leadership: Learn it, Live it,...

 By Erik Erickson    News    August 19, 2015

Historic Flight Foundation plans to expand

Since it was founded in 2010, Mukilteo’s Historic Flight Foundation at Paine Field Airport has become one of the most popular attractions in Snohomish County. Founder John Sessions hopes expansion... Full story


Vietnam vet reunion makes stop in Mukilteo

Bob and Myong Mueller attended their first Vietnam veteran’s reunion of the 35th/538 land clearing team last year in Minnesota – and before they had even left, they had already volunteered to host... Full story


Passionate following for ultimate frisbee in Mukilteo

Chris Erickson began playing ultimate frisbee in the 1970s with his swim teammates as a way to get away from the pool and get some exercise. Almost 40 years later, Erickson has yet to give up the...

 By Erik Erickson    A&E    July 29, 2015

7th annual Mukilteo festival promotes local art

Though she’s from Snohomish, artist Sally Abbey feels at home at the Mukilteo Art Festival. Abbey will be one of many artists promoting local art at the seventh annual Mukilteo Art Festival on... Full story


A grand tour of the solar system

After a 3 billion mile journey that lasted 10 years, New Horizons made its closest approach to Pluto on July 14. The spacecraft that launched as part of NASA’s New Frontier Program on Jan. 19,...

 By Erik Erickson    Sports    July 15, 2015

Best friends from Kamiak compete on rowing’s biggest stage

If Ian Ferguson is done with his competitive rowing career, he finished it at one of the most elite competitions in the country. Ferguson, who graduated from Kamiak High School in June, and Bailey...


New Diamond Knot beer supports firefighter fund

Those wanting to enjoy a cold one this summer can do so while supporting a good cause. The Mukilteo Fire Department and Diamond Knot Craft Brewing have teamed up to create the Beach House Blonde Ale...

 By Erik Erickson    A&E    July 8, 2015

Mukilteo artist’s decorated eggs to be featured in show

Kim Cunningham has plenty of creative bones in her body. The Mukilteo resident has tried her hand at many different kinds of arts and crafts, ranging from photography to scrapbooking. But there is... Full story

 By Erik Erickson    Features    July 1, 2015

Science on Wheels brings Pacific Science Center to Mukilteo

The Pacific Science Center wheeled its way to the Mukilteo YMCA on Tuesday. As part of the YMCA’s science camp, the Science on Wheels program allowed around 50 youth campers to become geologists...


Model T Ford headlines 6th annual Mukilteo car show

When Mike Walton debuts his vintage car at the 2015 Mukilteo Car Show on Sunday, June 28, he will honor a man he never met. Walton’s 1927 Model T Ford will headline the sixth annual Chamber of...


Volunteer, 100, restoring World War II planes

When volunteers at the Museum of Flight Restoration Center at Paine Field hit a stall in a project, there is one man they go to see: Jim Jackson. Jackson, who celebrated his 100th birthday on May 31,... Full story


Mukilteo middle schooler earning national success in family tradition

Olympic View Middle School eighth grader Taylor Roe is the latest in a family full of runners to have success in cross country, already commanding the spotlight on the local and national level with...

 By Erik Erickson    News    October 29, 2014

New water meter technology making its way to Mukilteo

The Mukilteo Water and Wastewater District is in the process of installing new water meters featuring radio technology that will allow the meters to be read with a computer instead of manually in Muki...


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