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 By Paul Archipley    Opinion

The Beacon enters a new space-time reality | From the Publisher's Desk

3 a.m. is a precarious time for humans to be riding on planet earth. As the giant rock we call home orbits the sun and spins on its axis, astronomers say that at 3 in the morning... — Updated 12/30/2020

 By Paul Archipley    Opinion

Peace of mind | From the Publisher's Desk

My father was a practical man. When I was young and full of myself, one of the first cars I bought was a 1960 Triumph TR3 roadster. Very impractical. It had removable side curtains... — Updated 12/23/2020

 By Paul Archipley    Opinion

Give the gift of community this year | Publisher's Desk

Santa, like life, sometimes surprises you, and you get things that weren’t on your wish list. Worse yet comes the day when you discover that neither Santa nor the life you... — Updated 12/16/2020

 By Paul Archipley    Opinion

Time is running out: Sign up for your Beacon now! | Publisher's Desk

When I got my first job, delivering the local daily newspaper, I learned how to “box” the paper, that is, fold it into a square with corners tucked in to make a tight-fit box. N... — Updated 12/9/2020

 By Paul Archipley    Opinion

From the Publisher's Desk: We're here to tell your stories

Dear Reader, Department of Fish & Wildlife trackers and their dogs had cornered the mountain lion up in a tree, and were waiting for a veterinarian to arrive with a tranquilizer... — Updated 11/18/2020

 By Paul Archipley    Opinion

From the publisher: Why community newspapers matter

Dear Reader, Readers who have been following this story over the past few weeks know about our plan to switch our business model from a free newspaper to a digital first... — Updated 11/11/2020

 By Paul Archipley    News

Beacon resumes its weekly publication

Dear Reader, We are heartened by the response after our recent announcement that The Beacon is converting to a digital first, subscription format. Even though the official... — Updated 11/4/2020

 By Paul Archipley    News

For a sustainable future: The Beacon invites you to partner with us | From the Publisher's Desk

Dear Reader, 2020 may be remembered, ironically, as the year everyone would like to forget. From a pandemic to an economic collapse to political polarization and more, this has... — Updated 10/16/2020

 By Paul Archipley    News

H.G. Wells' 'War of the Worlds' filmed in Mukilteo | From the archive/Weekend read

Editor's note: The Beacon is republishing stories we think will be of interest to readers. This feature is how part of the War of the Worlds documentary was shot in Mukilteo. The st... — Updated 7/22/2020


Ready for round 2 of OK Boomer, OK Zoomer – Thoughts on the Black Lives Matter movement

Publisher Paul Archipley and Mill Creek editor Emily Gilbert are at opposite ends of the generational gap. He is a Baby Boomer; she is a member of Generation Z. In this regular feat... — Updated 7/17/2020

 By Paul Archipley    News

From the publisher's desk: Together we can win

Scared. That's a word being confessed everywhere, by husbands to wives, children to parents, patients to doctors, workers to coworkers, strangers to strangers. We're scared. How... — Updated 4/7/2020

 By Paul Archipley    News

Mukilteo aerospace supplier stays busy during slow time

While the coronavirus outbreak has overtaken daily routines around the world, people in the aerospace industry have been dealing with another headache for a year – the March 2019... — Updated 4/2/2020

 By Paul Archipley    News

Council hires new administrator to run City Hall

A divided Mukilteo City Council approved the appointment of a new city administrator Monday. By a 5-2 vote, the council hired Steve Powers, who has worked for the City of Oak... — Updated 3/18/2020

 By Paul Archipley    News

Ruben Mariscal cooks up a good life in America

Ruben Mariscal fondly remembers as a child riding a donkey out to his father's pasture each morning where he rounded up the cows and herded them back to the barn for his older... — Updated 3/11/2020

 By Paul Archipley    News

Local organizations face increasing cyberthreats, experts warn

Although the world is focused on COVID-19, a virus that can make you feel pretty lousy and, in extreme cases, threaten your very life, there's another virus coursing through the... — Updated 3/4/2020

 By Paul Archipley    News

Coronavirus closes schools, empties store shelves

The Mukilteo School District closed Mariner High and Discovery Elementary schools Monday after learning on Sunday that a parent of a Mariner student had been diagnosed with... — Updated 3/4/2020

 By Paul Archipley    News

4 scouts soar at Eagle Court of Honor ceremony

At a time when the Boy Scouts of America is struggling with controversy and bankruptcy, it's heartening to hear about young men who demonstrate the ideals of scouting – Scout... — Updated 2/26/2020

 By Paul Archipley    News

Have a cuppa joe with a cop

It's the nature of the beast that many interactions between citizens and police are, shall we say, unpleasant. You were the victim of a crime. You were pulled over for a traffic inf... — Updated 2/19/2020

 By Paul Archipley    News

School district bond passes

Mukilteo School District officials plan to hit the ground running after voters provided a razor-thin victory last week for a $240 million capital projects bond measure. In... — Updated 2/19/2020

 By Paul Archipley    News

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... — Updated 2/12/2020

 By Paul Archipley    News

'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... — Updated 2/12/2020

 By Paul Archipley    News

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. Fee... — Updated 2/12/2020

 By Paul Archipley    News

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 report... — Updated 2/5/2020

 By Paul Archipley    News

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,... — Updated 2/5/2020

 By Paul Archipley    Opinion

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... — Updated 1/15/2020


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