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Funeral set for victim of falling tree

When the large Douglas fir snapped and fell on 17-year-old Diana V. Olidinchuk, her hiking friends tried unsuccessfully to lift it off her. But it was just too heavy. The Snohomish County Sheriff’s...

 

Teachers, students call for full education funding

As lawmakers in Olympia wrestle with how to fully fund public education, teachers and students in Mukilteo are joining educators statewide in reminding them that this is their last shot. “We’re...

 

Kamiak selects February students of the month

Kamiak High School staff selected the following students as Students of the Month for February for their outstanding academics, school and/or community leadership and activities and/or...

 
 By Nicholas Johnson    A&E    March 15, 2017

Orchestra concert features Beethoven, celebrates partnership with city

A free concert this Sunday features the music of Beethoven and celebrates the Mukilteo Community Orchestra’s partnership with the city of Mukilteo. The concert features two of Beethoven’s most...

 
 By Masa Takaba    Opinion    March 15, 2017

An enriching exchange | Guest View

My adventure is almost over. A year ago, I was a bit worried about what would happen. It was my first visit to the U.S. and all I had were stereotypical images of graffiti on subways. Now, I can tell...

 

State reps to host town hall in Lynnwood

State Sen. Marko Liias and State Reps. Strom Peterson and Lillian Ortiz-Self will host a 21st District town hall 2-4 p.m. Saturday, March 18, in the great hall at Meadowdale High School, 6002 168th St. SW, Lynnwood. Share your thoughts and concerns...

 

County completes emergency bypass pipe for Lake Serene

An emergency bypass pipe on Lake Serene is already lowering the water level, providing temporary relief for some 95 property owners whose yards and basements flooded again this year. Lake Serene is located in unincorporated Snohomish County, west of...

 

Kiwanis Club seeks Citizen of the Year nominations

Ready or not, it’s time once again to nominate Mukilteo’s most outstanding, community-minded residents for the Citizen of the Year award. This year’s nomination form can be found inside the Mukilteo Beacon. The deadline to submit nominations is...

 

Man who exposed himself to Kamiak students found guilty

A Langley man arrested in Mukilteo in December has been found guilty after exposing himself to four separate times to Kamiak High School girls walking home from school. Chase Everett Collins, 21, pleaded guilty to two of four indecent exposure...

 

South Everett man suspected of killing Snohomish woman

A South Everett man is suspected of killing a 78-year-old Snohomish woman and assaulting her daughter, a 62 year-old woman also from Snohomish, on Sunday, Feb. 19, at the victim’s residence in Snohomish. John Dimitri Kuljis Jr., 31, was arrested...

 

Proposed schedule changes aim to alleviate overloaded ferry route

With the Mukilteo-Clinton ferry route struggling to keep up with its existing schedule, Washington State Ferries (WSF) is proposing changes. The route was designed so that two 124-car Issaquah class ferries could depart almost every half hour during...

 

Kicking butts at Kamiak

To mark National Kick Butts Day (March 15), a program of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, more than 30 Kamiak students participated during their lunch breaks in an activity called “Not a Replacement,” in which students declared that they are...

 

Water, sewer system improvement work begins around city

Depending on weather, work was set to begin Monday, March 13, on three water and sewer improvement projects in the city that are expected to affect traffic. The Mukilteo Water and Wastewater District has awarded a contract for its 2017 improvements...

 

Police beat (March 3-9)

March 3 Disorderly female Officers contacted a reportedly disorderly female in the 10200 block of Harbour Place. She agreed to calm down and leave the location. Neighbor’s dogs An officer advised a male in the 5000 block of 88th Street Southwest...

 

Students earn fall semester academic honors

Many college students who call Mukilteo home have made their schools’ respective dean’s lists. Violet P. Walsh was named to the dean’s list at Boston University. Ryan Vogt, a senior in the College of Science and Engineering, was named to the de...

 

Harbour Point students exemplify inquisitiveness

Teachers at Harbour Pointe Middle School have selected 19 students who exemplify the inquisitiveness as students of the month for February. These students actively enjoy learning, ask questions, eagerly participate in class discussions and shows...

 

11 Summit students place in regional history day contest

Eleven eighth-graders in the Mukilteo School District’s Summit program for highly capable students placed at this year’s Northwest Regional History Day competition Saturday, March 4, at Western Washington University in Bellingham. National...

 

Olivia Park student places in poetry contest

Students in Richard Bishop’s 5th grade class at Olivia Park Elementary School entered a Haiku writing contest presented by the City of Arlington Arts Council. Ezra Marinell’s effort was chosen as the third place winner in the kindergarten...

 

Kamiak’s Dine Out fundraiser to benefit Cocoon House

This year, Kamiak High School’s Dine Out fundraiser will benefit the Cocoon House organization in Everett. The 10th-annual fundraiser is set for 4-9 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, at nine participating restaurants in Mukilteo that have agreed to donate 20...

 

Celebrate St. Patrick with this Guinness Beef Stew recipe | Chef Dez

There are a number of novelty consumables that consistently reappear in the marketplace during the days leading up to March 17. These will most undoubtedly include items such as green-tinted beverages like beer and milkshakes, for example. Although...

 

Safety in our city trumps immigration status | Mayor's Message

Our city’s shared vision states that the city of Mukilteo is a sustainable, well-run city with safe, strong neighborhoods. We also have committed to supporting our diverse and inclusive community as part of that vision statement. Recently, the...

 
 By Chuck Sigars    General    March 15, 2017

The fabric shot heard ‘round the world, part 1 | Chuck's World

It’s been two years since Grace got married. I assume her world has changed a bit. I assume because I can’t know. I’ve never met Grace. She lives, or lived, on the small island of Colonsay off...

 

Kalama and the history of transportation | Taking Stock

Kalama, Washington is a contemporary of Mukilteo and Edmonds – older than Edmonds and younger than Mukilteo. Like most towns of the era, Kalama lived and died by the transportation network and control of county government. Kalama came into being as...

 

In honoring women worldwide, we know much work remains

The world celebrated International Women’s Day on March 8 – a day dedicated to celebrating women’s achievements throughout history and across nations. My abuelita (grandmother) was a powerful force in her family. As an older sister living in...

 

Letter: Immigration enforcement can undercut police work

The fact that Mukilteo “city police already operate under a policy of not asking about immigration status” is simply not enough (“Sanctuary city issue divides council,” March 8). I think we also need a City Council resolution that explicitly...

 

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