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Articles from the January 15, 2020 edition

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 By David Pan    Sports    January 15, 2020

Mariner edges Monroe for second dual meet victory | Swimming

A smaller Mariner boys swim team came up big in its first dual meet of 2020. James Smith and Itzack Tambanua each recorded a pair of individual victories and the Marauders also claimed two relays to...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    January 15, 2020

Knights appear to be on track for state title defense | Swimming

The Kamiak boys swim team viewed the Kentridge Invitational as a good test against some of the top teams in the state, including defending 3A state champion Bainbridge and 4A runner-up Curtis. The...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    January 15, 2020

Strong defense lifts Mariner to early season wins | Girls basketball

At first glance, the final score of Mariner's loss to Lake Stevens might seem startling. The Vikings defeated the Marauders 72-15 in a Wesco 4A girls basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 7, at Mariner High...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Council Corner | Happy New Year from your Mukilteo Council President

I have been given the honor and privilege to serve as Mukilteo Council President for 2020. I am grateful and humbled by the support of the council and I pledge to do my best to be available and responsive to councilmembers and all the citizens. I am...

 

Travel Sketcher | Cabernets & IPA's

New in Mukilteo - Cabernets & IPA's. Come for the view, one of the best in the city, stay for the food and the amazing staff. I predict many sketches from the deck this spring. Cabernets &...

 

Letter to the Editor | Lombardo's Skeffington instilled core values in Mukilteo Youth

The Jan. 8, 2020 Beacon article about Mike Skeffington and Lombardo’s was quite interesting, although I feel that the greater of the story needs to be told. I have known Mike since shortly after he opened the original Lombardo’s at Hwy 99 and...

 

Letter to the Editor | Qualified city administrator a must

Mukilteo’s Council voted to reduce the mayor’s salary starting 2022. A tie vote that did not pass. Some confused my comments as trying to overturn the voters who chose, as I did, to keep the mayor/council form of government. I also want a highly...

 

Chuck's World | Living with the big chill

It’s a little cold, which is as cold as it gets where we live. To be fair, I mean. This region hasn’t seen single-digit temperatures in decades, and it’s not likely to in the future. We live in...

 
 By Mike Gold    Opinion    January 15, 2020

Off Kilter | The little things in life

I got to thinking about all the little things we take for granted and that make our daily lives so much more pleasant. For example: We live on a remote street that does not have natural gas supply or...

 

Insightful Investing | Happy New Year! There are new tax laws to absorb  

Below is the content of an article written by Sarah Brenner, JD, and published by Ed Slott and Company, LLC. He is a frequent guest on PBS and trains professionals like myself in the finer aspects of IRA and retirement accounts. Rather than re-write...

 

Kamiak Cheer Team qualifies for state championships

The Kamiak Cheer Team will be heading to the state championships at Battle Ground High School in February. A recent weekend competition guaranteed their continued journey. The team participated in...

 

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...

 

Historical society offers first annual $1,500 scholarship

The Mukilteo Historical Society Board recently voted to establish an annual one year $1,500 college or trade school scholarship. The money will be awarded to the student who submits a winning essay about some aspect of Mukilteo history. The award...

 

Police Blotter | Jan. 3 - 8

Jan. 3 Just lock your cars A series of six vehicle prowls took place within the same night at varying locations. The first victim reported his vehicle was prowled on the 5900 block of 103rd Pl SW between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. He was missing $300....

 

Around Town | Jan. 15 - Feb. 18

Jan. 15 Sno-King International Folk Dance Club 7-9 p.m. Sue Isely will teach Aghcheekneroo Par, Pt 1, an Armenian no-partner dance. People can request dances until 9 p.m. Event takes place at Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood. Cost...

 

Worship | An alliance of Muslims, Christians, and Catholics

The recent movie “The Two Popes” fascinated me, mostly because I believe Pope Francis embodies the saint who talked peace with Muslims. I remember when Muslims around the world congratulated Catholics on the election of Pope Francis Bergoglio,...

 

Kamiak December Students of the Month

The following students were selected by Kamiak staff as Students of the Month for December 2019. They were chosen based on outstanding academics, school and community leadership, and athletics. From...

 

Letter to the Editor | Responses to graffiti and I-976

A Mukilteo resident was quoted in a Beacon article as saying that graffiti is not art. Well, it depends. The article was accompanied by a photograph of graffiti in, I believe, the Japanese Gulch. The graffiti was, indeed, defacement of property,...

 

Letter to the Editor | Fire and EMS overtime

I am responding to Mr. Mewbourn’s letter regarding the issue of Fire and EMS overtime. Mr. Mewbourn forgot to mention that firefighters also get a month salary whether they work or not. At a city council meeting in December, after receiving...

 

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