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 By Rebecca Carr    Sports

Kamiak swimmers take state | From the archives/Weekend read

Editor's note: The Beacon is republishing stories we think will be of interest to readers. This feature is on Kamiak's first state swimming championship. The story, written by Rebec... — Updated 8/26/2020

 By Rebecca Carr    News

Native Mukiltean hits century mark

Editor's note: Beverly Ellis is celebrating her 100th birthday on Sunday. In her honor, we're republishing an article written by former editor Rebecca Carr that marked Beverly's... — Updated 2/19/2020

 By Rebecca Carr    News

Deadline is Friday for decorating contest

Mukilteo resident and Gallery Homes Real Estate owner Elizabeth Erickson has fond memories of driving around with her young children, enjoying the various holiday decorations and the unique ways people celebrate this special time... — Updated 12/15/2010

 By Rebecca Carr    News

City tries to make most of limited transportation funds

Like many cities these days, Mukilteo’s list of needed transportation improvement projects exceeds available dollars. “We don’t have a lot of money for most of the items on our six-year plan,” Public Works... — Updated 9/22/2010

 By Rebecca Carr    News

Fish to benefit from own ‘transportation plan’

The fish will soon be jumping in Mukilteo, thanks to a three-phase project in the north end of town that will allow passage in currently hard-to-reach areas. Mukilteo City Council recently approved $93,118 in funds to complete... — Updated 9/22/2010

 By Rebecca Carr    Opinion

Thorns among the blooms at Rosehill?

We are pleased to see a much more realistic, scaled-down staffing model for the new Rosehill Community Center, one that includes a significantly smaller general fund transfer than previously proposed. We support tax dollars... — Updated 9/15/2010

 By Rebecca Carr    News

Mukilteo voters to have their say on annexation

When it comes to the issue of annexation, there is no such thing as too much information. With Mukilteo residents facing an advisory vote on the November ballot, staff is busy planning two open houses, a mailing campaign to... — Updated 9/15/2010

 By Rebecca Carr    News

New Rosehill starts to bloom

The new Rosehill Community Center is rapidly taking shape as walls go up, glass is installed and new parking areas are paved. Slightly ahead of schedule, staff and equipment will move into the new facility in November, with... — Updated 9/15/2010

 By Rebecca Carr    News

Fifth grader wins Mayor for a Day

Beacon photo by Rebecca Carr Mukilteo 5th grader Annamarie Cao stands outside City Hall, where she’ll reign as 2010 Mayor for a Day in Beacon Publishing and Mukilteo... — Updated 9/8/2010

 By Rebecca Carr    News

20 years of memories for City lifer

Photo by Rebecca Carr Mukilteo Mayor Joe Marine presents executive assistant Shirley Engdahl with a clock to commemorate her 20 years with the City of Mukilteo. Marine joked that... — Updated 9/1/2010

 By Rebecca Carr    News

EMS so far is a YES

Despite the formidable supermajority requirement, enough Mukilteans said yes to a permanent Emergency Medical Services levy that the city won’t have to ask again. The results won’t be certified until Sept. 1, but as of... — Updated 8/25/2010

 By Rebecca Carr    News

Business licenses in spotlight as city reviews budget policies

A significant goal of Mukilteo’s financial planning is to adjust fees and taxes so that each service draws enough revenue to pay for itself. While many of those services cost more than they take in, business licenses are... — Updated 8/18/2010

 By Rebecca Carr    News

City earns recognition, money from PUD

A dollar saved is a dollar earned when it comes to being energy efficient. The Mukilteo City Council learned that Monday when Snohomish County PUD handed over nearly $5,900 toward the solar panels that now help power the new LEEDS... — Updated 8/18/2010

 By Rebecca Carr    News

How to stop budget gap from becoming canyon

It seems so simple and so obvious on paper: don’t spend more than you take in, and you won’t go in the hole financially. It’s a bit more complicated – yet important – to implement that rule in the... — Updated 8/18/2010

 By Rebecca Carr    Opinion

The time to ask is now

We commend Mukilteo City Council’s decision Monday to ask residents how they feel about annexation. The council had agreed to put the question on the ballot last year, but upset many residents by withdrawing the advisory vote (th... — Updated 8/11/2010

 By Rebecca Carr    News

I-2 wins round 2 – round 3 is Supreme Court

Mukilteo’s second initiative in city history cleared perhaps its biggest hurdle Friday when Superior Court Judge Michael Downes declined to block it from going on the November ballot. Downes called it “premature” for the... — Updated 8/11/2010

 By Rebecca Carr    News

November ballot to include annexation

Mukilteo residents will get to weigh in on the issue of annexation this November, after the City Council narrowly approved putting Proposition 2 on the ballot. In a nonbinding advisory vote format, citizens in the current city... — Updated 8/11/2010

 By Rebecca Carr    Opinion

Once and for all, Y-E-S to EMS

Mukilteo voters are once again deciding whether to renew the Emergency Medical Services levy, and if so, at what amount and for how long. Currently before voters is a measure that would increase the current levy – due to expire... — Updated 8/4/2010

 By Rebecca Carr    News

Chief injured in motorcycle accident

Mukilteo Police Chief Michael Murphy is recovering in Providence Hospital after hitting a deer while riding his motorcycle. The chief and his wife, Becky, were returning from a road trip throughout the Northwestern states, and had... — Updated 8/4/2010

 By Rebecca Carr    News

Pedestrian killed in crosswalk

A 73-year-old Mukilteo woman was killed Thursday when a commercial truck struck her in a crosswalk. Margaret Fox died instantly in the collision, Mukilteo’s Crime Prevention Officer Cheol Kang said. The driver, a 32-year-old... — Updated 8/4/2010

 By Rebecca Carr    News

Traffic camera discussion not shuttered yet

For the second time Monday night, the Mukilteo City Council was in the awkward position of making decisions based on events that may or may not happen before those decisions are relevant. This time, it was the much-debated traffic... — Updated 8/4/2010

 By Rebecca Carr    News

Voters to decide EMS again, this time for good

Voter apathy, unusual timing and a cost-saving decision by the county converged to make this year’s EMS levy a challenging decision for the Mukilteo City Council. Facing a complicated situation, the council voted 6-1 to place the... — Updated 8/4/2010

 By Rebecca Carr    News

I-2 hearing set – but who is MCSG?

Apparently, the wheels of justice can turn rapidly when it comes to the rules of the road. Less than a month after Mukilteo Initiative 2 putting the issue of traffic cameras in the hands of voters was approved for the November... — Updated 7/28/2010

 By Rebecca Carr    News

Levels of service talks to start

In writing, they call it foreshadowing – events that hint at what’s coming in future chapters. If Monday’s informal discussion on “levels of service” (LOS) is any indication, budget talks are going to be unpleasant this... — Updated 7/28/2010

 By Rebecca Carr    News

Shoreline management key to tank farm development

Balancing public access with protecting the environment is the challenge and the goal as Mukilteo updates its shoreline management plan. The city is reviewing the portion of its code related to maintaining the shoreline, and will... — Updated 7/28/2010


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