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 By Madeline Coats    News    January 22, 2020 

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, Mukilteo Elementary,...

 
 By Madeline Coats    News    January 22, 2020 

'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 from 6-9 p.m. “So ma...

 
 By Madeline Coats    News    January 22, 2020 

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 Jennifer Gregerson...

 
 By Madeline Coats    News    January 22, 2020 

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 foxes. These...

 
 By Madeline Coats    News    January 22, 2020 

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 Region of the United...

 
 By Madeline Coats    News    January 22, 2020 

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 for science,...

 
 By Madeline Coats    A & E    January 22, 2020 

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 School Jazz Bands...

 

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 Math, 44, was out...

 

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, she shared goals to...

 

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 Third Street in Old...

 

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. Three dead, one...

 

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 communities. Margaret...

 

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 by Cavelero Mid Hig...

 
 By Madeline Coats    News    January 8, 2020

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 Councilmembers Christine Cook,...

 
 By Madeline Coats    News    January 8, 2020

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 time to be with his...

 
 By Madeline Coats    News    January 8, 2020

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, strong wind and power...

 
 By Madeline Coats    News    January 8, 2020

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 Inslee over the...

 
 By Madeline Coats    News    January 8, 2020

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 year, depending on...

 
 By Madeline Coats    News    January 8, 2020

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 there is!" Stockton...

 
 By Madeline Coats    News    January 8, 2020

Children's book educates kids on dangers facing the ocean

Mukilteo native Casson Trenor recently published a children’s book called “Umijoo,” a tale of a curious girl who, with the help of a little magic, journeys underwater to learn about the dangers facing the ocean.  Trenor said he created the...

 

Christine Cook says goodbye to City Council

"I think our community in Mukilteo is very civic-minded and we really take care of each other," said Councilmember Christine Cook, who decided earlier this year that she would not seek reelection. "I...

 

Mayor's salary stays at $70,800, plus benefits

The Mukilteo mayor elected in 2020 will continue to earn $70,800 a year plus benefits, rather than the previously proposed $36,000.  This topic has been an ongoing conversation within the City Council for months. Councilmember Anna Rohrbough...

 

The woman in the lighthouse

Residents have expressed concern after seeing a person wandering around the Mukilteo Lighthouse lately. Yes, there has been someone inside the lighthouse. No, it is not an intruder. Her name is...

 

Mukilteo aims to have 100% renewable energy by 2045

Council approved a resolution to establish a Climate Action Committee back in April. Since then, committee members have started working towards a goal of 100% renewable energy by 2045 or sooner. Tim Ellis, chair of the Climate Action Committee, told...

 

Seven potential improvement projects in Mukilteo

Sound Transit conducted various surveys and outreach with residents in Mukilteo this fall. Of the 16 potential improvements identified for Mukilteo Station, the most highly rated were bus transfer timing, City of Mukilteo parking, adaptive signal...

 

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