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 By Madeline Coats    Opinion

Editor's Corner | Goodbye for now

Unfortunately, my time with the Beacon newspapers has come to an end. My journey with the Beacon began in Mill Creek towards the end of August. I transitioned over to Mukilteo in November after beloved editor Brandon Gustafson... — Updated 1/29/2020

 By Madeline Coats    News

Potential transportation projects coming to Mukilteo

Sound Transit is taking massive steps to improve convenient and safe connections to commuter rail stations. About $40 million is set aside for parking and access improvements program at the Mukilteo and Edmonds Sounder stations.... — Updated 1/29/2020

 By Madeline Coats    A & E

Students show off artwork at local contest

Puppies, landscapes, portraits, flowers, shapes, powerful messages, and much more. Young artists participated in the third annual Mukilteo Art Contest at Rosehill Community Center... — Updated 1/29/2020

 By Madeline Coats    News

A light at the end of the ... corridor

After nearly 15 years of studies, millions of dollars in secured funding, tons of designs, and a long bid process, it is almost time to break ground for the Harbour Reach Corridor... — Updated 1/29/2020

 By Madeline Coats    News

Council split on affordable housing

The Department of Commerce recently awarded $4 million to 52 communities across the state in an effort to address the affordable housing crisis. Mukilteo was one of those recipients. Councilmembers voted 4-3 to accept the grant at... — Updated 1/29/2020

 By Madeline Coats    News

A new tradition is born in Mukilteo

Mukiltean's jumped into freezing cold water at Lighthouse Park on Saturday morning...on purpose. Sound Salmon Solutions, a new nonprofit organization in Old Town, hosted the city's... — Updated 1/29/2020

 By Madeline Coats    News

Snowmageddon 2.0, round one?

Three full days without school, one late start, and then MLK Day on Monday-the students of Mukilteo are thriving. Kids flocked to 92nd Street Park, Harbour Pointe Golf Course,... — Updated 1/28/2020

 By Madeline Coats    A & E

Upcoming arts events in Mukilteo

Is your New Years resolution to be more active in the community? Well, the community is active. Check out Rosehill Community Center for a wide array of artistic expression in coming weeks. Kamiak Jazz Big Band Dance: Kamiak High... — Updated 1/24/2020

 By Madeline Coats    News

Full STEAM ahead

Elementary students get smarter each year. They can computer code, build robots, and engineer moving parts. STEAM is taking over the minds of adolescents everywhere. STEAM stands... — Updated 1/22/2020

 By Madeline Coats    News

Irish dancer qualifies for championship in Dublin

Eli Munoz, 11, competed at the Western Regional Irish Dancing Championships in Denver, Colorado this past November and earned a coveted qualifying spot to represent the Western... — Updated 1/22/2020

 By Madeline Coats    News

Wild canines causing trouble across town

Pointed ears, slender muzzle, drooping bushy tail...Is it a German Shepherd or a coyote? The coyote is a medium-sized member of the canine family, which includes dogs, wolves, and... — Updated 1/22/2020

 By Madeline Coats    News

'A Knight in Vienna'

Time to dust off the tuxedos and break out those dancing shoes. The Kamiak Orchestra will present its annual A Knight in Vienna Ball on Saturday, Jan. 25. The all-ages benefit ball will be held in the Kamiak High School Commons fro... — Updated 1/22/2020

 By Madeline Coats    News

Mayor's salary avoids reduction; city administrator to join executive leadership

The mayor’s salary in Mukilteo is $70,800 a year, as recently confirmed by a council vote in December. A city administrator will earn somewhere between $125,000 and $150,000 each year – beginning very, very soon. Mayor... — Updated 1/22/2020

 By Madeline Coats    News

Salmon restoration group opens office in Old Town

Chinook, sockeye, coho … Sound Salmon Solutions officially moved into its new location in Mukilteo Oct. 1. Now, it’s leading efforts to restore habitats and recover salmon. The staff-driven, nonprofit organization moved to... — Updated 1/17/2020

 By Madeline Coats    Schools

Explorer students take 2nd and 3rd place at first ever robotics competition

Two teams, two robots, one 4-foot space. Three robotics teams represented Explorer Middle School at the VEX IQ Robotics Competition in Lake Stevens Dec. 14. The competition, hosted... — Updated 1/15/2020

 By Madeline Coats    News

Celebrate MLK Day by serving the environment

“Everyone can be great because everybody can serve.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all people to volunteer and improve their... — Updated 1/15/2020

 By Madeline Coats    News

A sad day at Edgewater Beach Park

Fire trucks, ambulances, and police cars raced down the Speedway after reports that an inflatable boat capsized between the Port of Everett and the new ferry terminal Jan. 8. Sophy... — Updated 1/15/2020

 By Madeline Coats    News

See something, say something

Gun violence is a topic of heavy emotion in Mukilteo. In fact, the subject has invoked a fear of safety for children as they go about their daily rituals, such as going to school.... — Updated 1/15/2020

 By Madeline Coats    News

Mayor outlines BIG changes to Mukilteo in coming years

Mayor Jennifer Gregerson's seventh State of the City focused on housing affordability, climate change mitigation, and updates for ongoing projects. With the start of a new decade, s... — Updated 1/15/2020

 By Madeline Coats    News

Local dog rescued from steep embankment

"Our own hometown fire department is a shining example of people selflessly helping others, while simply doing their job," said Mukilteo resident Robert Stockton. "The very best... — Updated 1/8/2020

 By Madeline Coats    News

Six important laws went into effect Jan. 1

Six important laws will be going into effect on Jan. 1, 2020. The legislation covers minimum wage, family leave, tobacco, car seats, new road rules, and surprise medical bills. Each of the measures were signed into law by Gov. Jay... — Updated 1/8/2020

 By Madeline Coats    News

Potential new industrial warehouse near community garden

The new decade brings more construction to Mukilteo. A new building will likely begin construction on the corner of 44th Avenue West and 78th Street Southwest in spring of this... — Updated 1/8/2020

 By Madeline Coats    News

Flooding, power outages, and snow storms – OH MY

Mother Nature has surely been putting on a show across Western Washington over the last few weeks. And the fun is only just beginning. First, heavy rain and flooding. Second,... — Updated 1/8/2020

 By Madeline Coats    News

Lombardo's Pizzeria closes after 22 years

It is the end of an era for Lombardo's Pizzeria on the Mukilteo Speedway. The restaurant closed its doors Nov. 4. Owner Michael Skeffington has been using his newly acquired free... — Updated 1/8/2020

 By Madeline Coats    News

New Year, new council, new leadership

The start of a new decade brings a fresh set of eyes to Mukilteo City Council. Four councilmembers took their oath of office with Mayor Jennifer Gregerson Jan. 6. Past... — Updated 1/8/2020


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