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Letter: Kneller to seek seat on City Council

Elected officials are only successful if their communities are thriving. I want to enable our future to thrive as a member of your Mukilteo City Council, Position 3. I have several goals for our...

 

Upper Skykomish Valley towns lost to time | Taking Stock

Many of us travel Highway 2 over Stevens Pass. In the winter, it may be to ski; in the summer, for a visit to Central or Eastern Washington. Do you ever think about what you are passing through, or...

 

Letter: Markey to seek seat on City Council

I am excited to announce my candidacy for Mukilteo City Council Position 3. I've lived in the Puget Sound area for 25 years, but when it came time to choose the city in which to raise our family,...

 

Larsen invites high school artists to submit work

Once again, U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen is inviting high school-aged students in throughout the 2nd Congressional District to showcase their artistic talents in this year’s Congressional Art Competition....

 
 By Nicholas Johnson    A&E    April 19, 2017

Kamiak students among national art medalists

Eight Snohomish County students have received national recognition for their entries in the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, including two from Kamiak High School. Senior Yea Rin Park and...

 

Showcase to offer sneak peek of spring musical

Local high school dancers, actors, singers, musicians and performers are ready to showcase their variety of talents at the Kamiak Performing Arts Boosters’ Spring Showcase fundraiser this Friday....

 
 By Nicholas Johnson    A&E    April 19, 2017

Mukilteo mayor to star in celebrity dance show

Jennifer Gregerson hasn’t stepped on stage since participating in candidate debates during her 2013 mayoral bid. Nevertheless, the first-term mayor of Mukilteo didn’t let that keep her from...

 

Hovis named Rotary student of the month

The South Everett-Mukilteo Rotary Club has named Kamiak High School senior Mitchell Hovis its Student of the Month for April. Hovis, an AP scholar with honors, boasts a 3.95 GPA and is ranked 23rd...

 

County strikes up partnership with Japanese airport

Snohomish County airport officials have reached their first-ever agreement with a Japanese airport to work together to develop each other’s aerospace industries. County officials representing Paine...

 

Hundreds of children hunt for Easter eggs in Mukilteo

An estimated 400 children and parents attended the 39th-annual Mukilteo Firefighters Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 15, at Mukilteo Elementary School. Children collected some 3,000 Easter eggs in...

 

City fills vacant director positions

Not counting the police chief and the fire chief, four of the city’s five department director positions have sat vacant for months. As of this month, nearly all of those positions have been filled....

 

Struggling? Try baring your soul in a psalm | Worship

The Bible is made up of 66 Books. Some are long; some are short. Some are letters written to people or churches, some are prophetic, some are historical, and some are poetic. The Book of Psalms is a collection of 150 poems or lyrics to songs. They...

 

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with shrimp enchiladas | Chef Dez

I try to find any excuse to switch up our daily home meals to keep things exciting and new. With the Mexican celebration Cinco de Mayo – Spanish for the fifth of May – coming up next month, it is a perfect time to share this recipe with you. If...

 

When truth sits in the wrong seat | Chuck's World

A friend and I used to hit the road every summer. The first trip was spontaneous and then routine snuck into the backseat, so warm weather would arrive and our thoughts turned to the highway. I sometimes refer to these as camping trips, although the...

 

Letter: Khan’s 2016 statement justifies Zieve’s concern

Mr. Zieve’s right to be concerned of a mosque locating in Mukilteo can be justified by Mr. Mohammed Riaz Khan’s own answer to Mr. Zieve’s letter [mailing], as published on the front page of The [Everett] Herald dated April 16, 2016, to whit:...

 

Letter: Bags of dog poop left on pathways perplexing

On Easter Sunday, I took my little dog out for a run, mostly along Harbour Pointe Boulevard. Along the way, I counted 36 lovely pastel-colored plastic bags. I thought they might be treats left by the Easter Bunny. But, alas, they were dog poop...

 

Letter: Senate Dems wrong to raid education money for transit

It is bad enough that the citizens of Snohomish, King and Pierce counties are being fleeced by Sound Transit 3 with inflated values on our vehicles to collect outlandish car tab fees, but now it appears via Todd Herman’s radio show that Senators...

 

Letter: My amendment sought true taxpayer accountability

I appreciate the frustration with how the new car tabs are being calculated, which is why I have been working to find a compromise that will give taxpayers relief but still keep light rail on track to Everett. The letter writer describes an initial...

 

Do ladybugs live through the winter? | Ask Dr. Universe

Dear Dr. Universe, How do ladybugs survive the winter? Are ladybugs we see in spring several years old or did they just hatch? Are they worms before they are beetles? Tanya, Pullman Dear Tanya, You know it’s springtime when animals start coming...

 

Harbour Pointe names March students of the month

Harbour Pointe Middle School teachers have selected 19 students who they believe best exemplify compassion as the school’s students of the month for March. Sixth-graders include Maggie Chu, Abbie Dyer, Tsuyoshi Kameda, Kermin Martinez-Perez, Jaden...

 

Registration open for summer classes at Sno-Isle Tech

All incoming freshman – eighth graders who will be entering ninth grade this fall – are encouraged to register for summer classes at the Sno-Isle Tech Skills Center. Registration opened April 17, with applications available at online at www.snoisle...

 

Police beat (April 7-13)

April 7 Civil dispute A male reported a financial transaction dispute in the 12300 block of Cyrus Way. An officer explained the process for disputing the incident. Harassment A person in the 5000 block of 84th Street Southwest reported receiving hara...

 

3 Mukilteo Library volunteers earn national honor

Last year, David Wachob was the first Mukilteo Library volunteer to receive the President’s Volunteer Service Award. This year, he’s glad to have company as he and two others will receive the national honor during an April 22 ceremony at the Sno-...

 

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