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 By Paul Archipley    News    February 12, 2020 

Coyote in a pickle saved by concerned residents

For months, Mukilteans have been commenting on increased coyote activity hereabouts, trading stories about backyard sightings, and warning each other to keep pets and kids safe. Feelings ranged from c...

 
 By Paul Archipley    News    February 12, 2020 

'To do' list is long; resources are short

Every year about this time, members of the Mukilteo City Council meet in retreat to discuss their visions for the year ahead. What needs to be done? What should be their priorities? What can they do with limited resources? As Saturday’s daylong...

 
 By Paul Archipley    News    February 12, 2020 

Karla Lawson puts her stamp on 30 years of 1st class service

For many of us, going to the post office for stamps rates on a scale with a trip to the grocery store for milk. Rather not. Yet, regulars at the Mukilteo post office actually enjoy their visit. Why? I...

 

Proposed school bond improves community for all, supporters say

While Mukilteo School District voters have always been supportive of their schools – levies virtually always pass – bond measures are never a shoo-in. That's because bonds, such as the proposed...

 

Windstorm rattles Mukilteo

Windows rattled, branches crashed on rooftops and trees fell on roadways Friday when a fierce windstorm, accompanied by sideways rain, blew through the region. Meteorologists reported a wind gust of 5...

 

Our View | Support your local newspaper

Here at the Beacon family of newspapers, we’re grateful for the community’s support. In 1992, when we founded Beacon Publishing in Mukilteo, city officials and others were incredulous that we thought a small town of 8,000 could support a weekly...

 

You too can fight domestic violence l Publisher's Desk

Kim Goldman had brought extensive notes for a prepared speech she was going to give at the Hope Within Luncheon, a fundraiser for Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County that’s held annually during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. But...

 

'It soothes the soul'

Anyone who loves gardening will tell you it's as close to communing with God as one can get. And if your garden is producing not just flowers but food, too? Nirvana. In years past, Seattle exiles who...

 
 By Paul Archipley    News    July 10, 2019

Garden, quilt tour reflects Northwest’s artistic spirit

Featuring eight gardens and over 100 quilts, this year’s Mukilteo Garden & Quilt Tour celebrates creativity and color – a tribute to the artistic spirit that permeates life in the Great...

 
 By Paul Archipley    Opinion    May 1, 2019

Compact parking spaces suck l Our View

We all joke about shopping at Costco where we can buy cases of food or several months’ worth of toilet paper even if we don’t really have space to store it all. But among the things Costco absolutely does right is provide roomy parking spaces...

 

Welcome to Mukil ‘you’re screwed’ teo l Our View

Many readers remember well when county officials began reneging on their long-held promise to maintain Paine Field as a corporate and general aviation airport. Although some politicians believed in keeping their promise, and continued to vote...

 

Electroimpact’s founder confounds critics, defenders

If Peter Zieve should ever give you a personal tour of Electroimpact’s campus in Mukilteo, skip your workout that day. Zieve walks at a quick pace, skips the elevator when moving from floor to...

 

No more parking lots on the waterfront! l Our View

I recently enjoyed a short vacation in Newport Beach, California, where my wife and I rented an apartment on the Balboa Peninsula, a block from the ocean. Walking to the beach one day, I noticed one of the homes on the boardwalk was for sale....

 

Ex-Beacon editor hits bull’s-eye in ‘One Last Shot’

The journalists in novelist Al Hooper’s world are hardened and experienced, but their tough personas are leavened with strains of gentleness, understanding and, of course, love. All traits are on...

 

Movie actor’s heart-rending story spotlights domestic violence

A 12-year-old boy walked into his local police station, and stripped off all his clothes. Officers were aghast; his body was covered with bruises, welts and burns. He said his father did that to him,...

 

Citizens’ group forms to fight Zieve candidacy

Mukilteo’s normally sleepy election season is anything but this year, mainly due to the candidacy of one person: Peter Zieve. Zieve, founder and owner of Electroimpact, an international aerospace automation company headquartered in Mukilteo, is...

 

Council on Aging brings action, power to growing populace

Senior. Retiree. Pensioner. Oldster. Golden ager. Old fogey! People “of a certain age,” particularly the baby boomers who are entering that stage of life at the rate of 10,000 per day, aren’t sure what they want to be called. But, contrary to...

 

Separate but one, magnified by the Great American Eclipse

Bill McAulay was in high school when his mother made him get up in the middle of the night to look at a comet that was streaking across the dark sky. This week, in Madras, Oregon, he said he...

 

Want a long, happy life? Volunteer!

You may have seen the statistic: baby boomers are retiring at an average rate of 10,000 per day. Tired of work, but not tired of living, many are seeking satisfaction by turning their interests to volunteerism. Opportunities are, literally, endless....

 
 By Paul Archipley    News    May 2, 2017

Pair walk away after single-engine plane crash in Mukilteo

An Oregon man and his passenger walked away from a plane crash in Mukilteo Tuesday, counting their blessings. The 30-year-old pilot told investigators he was taking off in his single-engine Piper...

 

Want a good death? Prepare now

Note: Following an article on Advance Directives published in last month’s Prime Living section, Dr. Richard Stuart contacted us about other opportunities for people to plan their Advance Directives, also known as Living Wills, which are legal docu...

 

New restaurant review site targets senior citizens

There’s nothing like going out for a good meal. Except when it’s accompanied by loud noises. Or a hard-to-read menu. Or a lack of handicapped parking. Or comfortable seating. Or or or… Thanks to...

 

Want a good death? You need an Advance Directive

Most people agree there are two subjects that should be avoided at parties and other general gatherings: religion and politics. But there’s a third one that might as well be included, because nobody likes talking about it, anyway … Death. Many...

 

Bruce Brown makes lasting mark on family, community

Having visited more than 80 countries around the world, Bruce Brown could easily be remembered for his adventurous, cosmopolitan life. Instead, he’ll be remembered for his love for and work on...

 

Dig out those LPs; there’s a vinyl revival going on

Tucked away in closets, garages and storage units across the land are a whole generation’s memories. They’re on 12-inch, flat discs of vinyl, the soundtracks of baby boomers’ lives and loves. Mu...

 

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