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Garth Fell seeks Snohomish County auditor position

Snohomish County Elections Manager Garth Fell has announced that he will run in 2019 to be the next Snohomish County auditor. The auditor oversees elections, recording, licensing, and animal services.... Full story


Mukilteo lawmakers announce legislative goals

The 2019 Washington state Legislative session kicked off Monday, Jan. 14, and the three lawmakers representing the 21st Legislative District are back in Olympia with big goals for this year’s sessio...


Government shutdown may delay Paine Field flights

The dispute over funding for a border wall between the United States and Mexico has led to a partial federal government shutdown, which may in turn impact the start of commercial air service at the... Full story


Prime Living: Keeping What’s Really Important

For everything you keep, you lose something else. If you keep a toaster on your counter, you inevitably lose free counter space. Many people keep more than we need and more than we can use. Not only...


No arrests made in Hamptons shooting

Officers from the Mukilteo Police Department responded to The Hamptons in Harbour Pointe Thursday evening for a report of multiple gunshots. When officers responded to the condominiums, located in...


Mariner boys sail past Knights

Mariner’s Chris Hendrickson attempts a shot while being defended by Kamiak’s Jaye Ohonme during a Wesco 4A boys basketball game Thursday, Jan. 10, at Mariner High School. The Marauders prevailed... Full story


The sunny side of shutting it down l Chuck’s World

I stood in the airport security line last Friday, aware that this was payday for the TSA employees and that they weren’t looking forward to it. I tried to be extra-compliant, but then I usually...


Can’t beat that view l Travel Sketcher

Does one ever tire of the spectacular mountains that surround us here in Puget Sound? No, not I. This was sketched on the lower deck of Arnies, looking across the water at Mt. Baker. Terry - the Travelsketcher is a Mukilteo resident who sketches...


Firefighters’ thoughts on recent council action l Guest View

We would like to address the Mukilteo City Council’s recent decision to terminate the Interlocal Agreement (ILA) with South Snohomish County Fire and Rescue (SSCRFA). It is important to know a little history related to ladder truck and Battalion Ch... Full story


How is your neighbor? l Worship

Who couldn’t appreciate Fred Rogers in the PBS television show “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood”? He was an early role model of a friendly neighbor, singing, “Won’t you be my neighbor?” Being neighborly in America in the 21st century has... Full story


Police Beat: 1/4 - 1/10

Jan. 4 Volvo’s gotta go An officer marked a white Volvo station wagon parked for several months. Warning notice left. 10600 block of 47th Place West. Fun fact: he came to The Beacon office Officers were initially dispatched to a suspicious male in... Full story


Kamiak’s Vienna Ball is Jan. 26

Enjoy an evening of ballroom dancing with the Kamiak High School Orchestra. The Kamiak Orchestra will present its annual A Knight in Vienna Ball on Saturday, Jan. 26. The dance is a fundraiser for the Kamiak Orchestra. The all-ages benefit ball will...


M.E. students raising money through ‘Kindness Matters’

Mukilteo Elementary students are raising money for their school by completing acts of kindness for others. The fundraiser, Kindness Matters, will help support various activities at the school. “During the fundraiser, students go out and pay it... Full story


Riaz Khan announces candidacy for Mukilteo City Council

A name many in Mukilteo have seen on their election ballots will be there once again this year as Riaz Khan, the perennial candidate who is well-known in Mukilteo for leading the construction of a...


Kamiak’s Gilszmers go 1-2 in 500 free | Boys swimming

Kamiak twin brothers Vlad and Slava Gilszmer proved to be a potent combination at the Kentridge Invitational. Vlad Gilszmer won the 500-yard freestyle with a state-best time of 4 minutes, 39.67 seconds. Slava Gilszmer finished second in 4:44.12. The... Full story

 By David Pan    Sports    January 16, 2019

Knights take down Marauders in wrestling showdown

Kamiak needed some of its wrestlers to step up against district rival Mariner. The Knights responded with four pins and key victories by two of the team’s girl wrestlers to edge the Marauders 36-31 in a Wesco 4A dual meet Friday, Jan. 11, at... Full story

 By David Pan    Sports    January 16, 2019

Kamiak jumps on Mariner early, cruises to victory | Girls basketball

Kamiak wanted to come out and pressure Mariner right from the tipoff of last week’s clash. The Knights achieved their goals, outscoring the Marauders 12-0 in the first quarter and then cruising to a 36-21 victory in a Wesco 4A girls basketball... Full story

 By David Pan    Sports    January 16, 2019

3-pointers, defense lift Marauders past Knights | Boys basketball

Mariner had at least two reasons to be especially happy after its 68-56 victory over district rival Kamiak. The Marauders and Knights came into the Thursday, Jan. 10 game tied for fourth place in the Wesco 4A boys basketball standings. Because of... Full story


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