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 By Madeline Coats    News    December 4, 2019 

What's that noise?

Mukilteo residents should expect to hear loud noises from the new ferry terminal, 910 Front St., during the upcoming weeks. The City of Mukilteo approved a noise variance application for work...

 
 By Madeline Coats    News    December 4, 2019 

City discusses legislative priorities for the upcoming session

With the Washington State Legislature preparing to begin in January, now is the time for Mukilteo to compile a list of priorities for the 2020 session. The legislative agenda will direct the City of Mukilteo’s efforts in the state Legislature....

 
 By Madeline Coats    News    December 4, 2019 

What's next for Hawthorne Hall

The City Council is discussing alternatives for Hawthorne Hall after the Boys and Girls Club relocated to a new facility. In determining the future of the property, the City said it needs an accurate...

 
 By Madeline Coats    News    December 4, 2019 

She's A Given aims to transform the lives of small business owners By Madeline Coats

Emilie Given's journey to start her own business stems from almost dying in childbirth three years ago. Today, she owns a virtual assistant agency. The near-death experience made Given realize the...

 
 By Madeline Coats    News    December 4, 2019 

River otter found dead in crab pot

There were supposedly three resident otters that spent their time around Lighthouse Park. Now there are just two. An otter was found dead on the shores of Lighthouse Park Nov. 25. It was discovered...

 
 By Madeline Coats    A & E    December 4, 2019 

The Christmas Spectacular: Freedom, giving back, and entertainment

Freedom, Michael Jackson, skits, Dickens carolers, Queen, Make-A-Wish, dancers, Lion King, and giving back to the community – "The Christmas Spectacular" combines a random assortment of themes to cr...

 
 By Madeline Coats    A & E    December 4, 2019 

Kamiak prepares for production of She Kills Monsters

Kamiak's production of She Kills Monsters has a little bit of everything: comedy, danger, fantasy, action, love, death, sexuality, and growth. The play hits the stage in Kamiak's Performing Arts...

 
 By Madeline Coats    A & E    December 4, 2019 

Local teacher publishes two poetry books in one year

Steve Bertrand first got serious about poetry at the University of Washington in 1978. He started with slam poetry competitions and small contests nationally and internationally. Now, he has published over 27 books. His latest poetry book is filled...

 

Resident: Graffiti is vandalism, not art

A concerned resident wants the community to be aware of ongoing vandalism, graffiti, and illegal activity occurring near Japanese Gulch. Craig Sylvester has witnessed the area continue to get worse...

 

City takes steps to address public safety

In an effort to address pedestrian safety, the Mukilteo City Council passed a motion to add temporary speed bumps to eight locations in the city. The motion passed 6-1 in a meeting Nov. 18. Pedestrian safety has been an ongoing concern in the...

 

Kamiak Messiah takes the stage for the 23rd year

Kamiak's Holiday Classics Concert is back again for another year at the Everett Civic Auditorium Dec. 15. The show will feature sections from Handel's Messiah, in addition to holiday songs to put...

 

Winter is coming

If last year was any indication that snow can pile high in Snohomish County, then take some time to consider preparing ahead for this year’s predicted storm. County staff wants to remind commuters of tools and tips to prepare for the upcoming...

 

Mukilteo YMCA gains new executive director

The new executive director of the Mukilteo YMCA has two decades of experience working for various branches across the West Coast.  Cynthia Kelly aims to use her new position to help create a brighter future for youth in the community. She wants to...

 

Kamiak volleyball player overcomes injury

Sarah Brachvogal, 17, took on a different type of leadership role this season. The Kamiak senior signed her letter of intent to play volleyball at Seattle Pacific University Nov. 13. A few months...

 

Mayor's salary could be reduced

Mukilteo City Council voted 3-3, with one abstention, on an ordinance to decrease the mayor’s salary to $30,000 without benefits. Since the vote ended in a tie, the ordinance failed. Councilmember Anna Rohrbough was the one abstention, yet later... Full story

 

Northshore Christian Academy receives 2019 National Blue Ribbon School award

Northshore Christian Academy was awarded the 2019 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. The school celebrated their accomplishment Nov. 20. Superintendent Holly Leach and Principals Diane Winningham and Kristen Kreutner...

 

New storage unit for Kamiak athletes

A new facility at Kamiak High School will provide more accessible and efficient storage for field and team equipment. The 2014 voter-approved Mukilteo School District Capital Bond included $1.3 million for an improvement in athletic team support at K... Full story

 

Election season is gone, but not forgotten

The November elections are officially over and the ballots are counted. Some races were landslides and others maintained narrow margins. On Tuesday night, after celebrating big wins, candidates Joe Ma...

 

Settlement reached in 2016 shooting that killed three and injured one

A mass shooting on July 30, 2016, ended the lives of three teenagers and left a fourth teenager seriously injured at a house party in Mukilteo. Kamiak High School graduate Jacob Long, 19, was the first of those slain by the gunman. Long’s mother...

 

Kamiak Show Band comes out on top in recent competitions

The Kamiak Show Band wrapped up its 2019 competitive season with a third-place finish at the NWAPA Championships Nov. 2. The band competed against 30 other groups from Washington and Oregon at Autzen... Full story

 

Edmonds Mountain Bike seeks Mukilteo riders

Edmonds Mountain Bike is looking for new members to join their high school and middle school teams. All levels of bikers are accepted for residents in the Mukilteo/Edmonds/Shoreline area. Teams are...

 

Foundation sells nature calendar to fund prostate cancer research

Whether it is for Giving Tuesday or simply a stocking stuffer, the Prostate Cancer Foundation has a gift that will allow people to give back this holiday season. For the first time, the foundation is...

 

Holiday homes will open their doors Dec. 2

The Assistance League of Everett will be holding its annual Holiday Home Tour Monday, Dec. 2, from noon-6 p.m. This year, one of the houses being shown belongs to Bill and JJ Leese at 1014 Hoyt Ave...

 

Updated local election results

The polls showed wide margins and narrow victories when the first group of counted ballots trickled in during the General Election Nov. 5. Snohomish County had 475,871 people register to vote in this election. The total voter turnout was 42.43%....

 

Beloved Pilates instructor retires from the YMCA

Karen Carriker has been teaching Pilates for nearly 40 years. The fitness junkie retired Nov. 7 after 17 years of flexibility, strength, and endurance training at the YMCA in Mukilteo. After her last...

 

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