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Spelling success

Students from kindergarten to fifth grade competed in the Endeavour Elementary School PTA’s annual spelling bee March 2. The first-place winners include kindergartener Enoch Zhao, first-grader... Full story


Rotary names Slack its February student of the month

The South Everett-Mukilteo Rotary Club has named Kamiak High School senior Katherine Slack its Student of the Month for February. Slack is an AP Scholar with Honors. She has a 4.0 GPA and is ranked...


Starting seeds

Gardening tools is the topic of the Mukilteo Community Garden's second free class in a series of classes at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 11, at the Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce, 4902 76th St. SW in...


Kamiak alum pursues music despite growing up with deaf parents

In spite of being raised by two deaf parents, Leonardo Goran has developed a passion for playing music. “My parents can’t hear my music,” said Goran, 19, who graduated from Kamiak High School...

 By Nicholas Johnson    News    March 8, 2017

Wildlife habitat project's March 9 talk canceled

The Mukilteo Wildlife Habitat Project's free talk, which had been set for 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, March 9, at the Rosehill Community Center, has been canceled. The speaker – Diana Goodrich,...

 By Nicholas Johnson    News    March 8, 2017

Fire guts SugarShak pottery studio

Like a phoenix from the ashes, SugarShak by the Sea will rise again. “We will reopen, for sure,” shop owner and studio manager Liz Myers said. In the early morning hours of Monday, Feb. 27, fire... Full story


Lifelong writer, runner parses thousands of poems to publish books

Two things have been constant in Steve Bertrand’s life: distance running and the poetry it inspires. “I’ve spent my life as a distance runner,” said Bertrand, a Mukilteo resident who has been...

 By Neil Tibbott    Opinion    March 8, 2017

How it's going so far | Guest View

Friends and neighbors, whom I haven’t seen for awhile, always want to know how things are going on the City Council. As you might guess, the answer depends on the day they ask. Now that I have a...


Like it or not, we must pray for everyone, even President Trump | Worship

Recently, I’ve encountered a number of people who had expressed a hesitancy, even inability, to pray for our new president. When a person is in such violent disagreement with someone else, prayer, that intimate act of standing vulnerable before...


Letter: Immigrant sanctuary, religious freedom means safety, prosperity

Regarding “Latest mosque news startling” (Feb. 1) and “Voters want safety, not sanctuary for criminals” (Feb. 22): Yes, we want to make America safer. So, we consider options and use data to make decisions. We include our American values of...


Asking for directions, after all these years | Chuck's World

A bazillion years ago, my friend David and I occasionally would play a game. It was more of an exercise, really, just a thing we did sometimes. We’ve had a lot of both over the years, things we tend to do together, and time. Particularly time. Our... Full story

 By Tim Raetzloff    General    March 8, 2017

County’s market value reaches $30-billion milestone | Taking Stock

On March 1, Snohomish County reached $30 billion in market capitalization. I had been anticipating this event since last fall when Seattle Genetics reached $10 billion in market capitalization for the first time. It finally happened. The actual...


State board to consider Mukilteo waiver request

The State Board of Education is set to consider May 8-9 the Mukilteo School District’s recent request for a waiver from state graduation requirements that would affect the class of 2019. The board meets May 8-9 at the Everett Public Schools... Full story


Police beat (Feb. 24-March 2)

Feb. 24 Facebook takeover A female in the 4800 block of 76th Street Southwest reported that a family member who lives in Florida had taken control of her Facebook account. Theft A reported theft in the 1000 block of Goat Trail Loop Road is under...

 By Nicholas Johnson    News    March 8, 2017

Kiwanis fundraiser to help feed hungry students

Since 2010, the Packs for Kids program in Mukilteo has survived off food drives, monetary donations and help from school staff, but it’s never held a fundraiser – until now. “Every year, we have about three food drives to generate food,...

 By Nicholas Johnson    News    March 8, 2017

Sanctuary city issue divides council

Sanctuary city status aside, Mukilteo’s City Council is divided over whether to affirm its shared vision of the city as “a diverse and inclusive community.” The council took no action during a workshop discussion Monday, Feb. 27, on whether to...


Winter all-league teams announced

Kamiak and Mariner each had two wrestlers receive all-Wesco 4A recognition. Kamiak’s Ally de la Cruz, who won the school’s first-ever state wrestling title, earned Wesco 4A recognition in the 155-pound division in girls wrestling. Teammate Diana...

 By David Pan    Sports    March 8, 2017

Returning talent bolsters Mariner’s prospects for 2017 | Baseball

The Mariner baseball team heads into the season with continuity on the field and in the dugout. Ryan Otto, a Mariner graduate, starts his second season at the helm and with only one senior starter on last year’s team, the Marauders’ roster... Full story

 By David Pan    Sports    March 8, 2017

New coach takes over experienced Kamiak squad | Baseball

The Kamiak baseball team has undergone some major changes for 2017, though many familiar faces are returning on the field. Kevin Agnew, who coached the Knights’ junior varsity squad last season, takes over as the new head coach from former coach...


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