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Stemtree offers unique learning opportunities for local students

With the emphasis of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs on the rise, a local couple is bringing a new kind of education center to Mukilteo. “We are offering something here... Full story

 

Mukilteo home raided as part of DEA operation

A house in Mukilteo was raided as part of a large DEA operation that took place in five counties in Western Washington last Wednesday, June 6. The Mukilteo house associated with the operation is in... Full story

 

Bear cub captured in Harbour Pointe

It’s unclear if it was looking for honey like Winnie the Pooh or for picnic baskets like Yogi, but a bear cub was located, and eventually captured in Harbour Pointe this past Sunday afternoon. The... Full story

 

Mukilteo teachers set deadline for potential strike

The Mukilteo Education Association has given its bargaining team the authority to call a strike if no agreement is made with the Mukilteo School District regarding an increase in salaries. MEA...

 

Kamiak junior earns his pilot’s license

Like most high school juniors, Kamiak’s Avery Hammerman was looking forward to getting his license. He worked effortlessly at honing his craft, working with an instructor, and studying procedures...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    June 13, 2018

Coming together to honor two of Kamiak’s finest

The eight teams at the second annual Jake Long Memorial Baseball tournament not only had to battle each other throughout the weekend but also Mother Nature. In the end, all of the games scheduled... Full story

 

Local ‘Pinball Wizard’ ranked 1st in the world

Pinball, what many people consider a simple arcade game, has taken a boy from playing games in the basement with his dad to a spot as the top pinball player in the world. Raymond Davidson began... Full story

 

Scott Mitchell Hyde: 1959-2018

Scott Mitchell Hyde, 58, passed away June 4, 2018 surrounded by family. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Cheryl, his children, Terra, Megan, Ryan and Shawna, and his mother, Carol. Scott was bo...

 

Carole M. Goldberg: 1945-2018

Carole M. Goldberg passed away at home surrounded by loved ones on May 30, 2018 following a seven and a half month brave and valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. Born May 11, 1945 in Princeton, New...

 
 By Chuck Sigars    General    June 13, 2018

The secret lives of fathers l Chuck’s World

There are things some people do that I can’t relate to, and this is tricky territory. I run the risk of unintentionally offending complete strangers, and alienating friends and family. You...

 
 By Chef Dez    General    June 13, 2018

Cooking is just cooking l Chef Dez

If I had a dollar for every time I heard someone say that cooking is a chore, I would be a rich man. The act of cooking a meal is just that: "cooking a meal." It is not negative, or even positive for that matter, it is just something we do.... Full story

 

Enjoy your summer by reading l Mukilteo Schools

Summer is just around the corner. We will honor our graduates at ceremonies that will take place later this week and the last day of the 2017-18 school year will be a week from today on June 20. The last several weeks before the end of the school... Full story

 

Suicide: there is hope l Worship

In a day and age when we regularly hear about things trending either up or down, the sad reality is that when it comes to suicide, it’s been trending up at an alarming rate in recent years. Suicide has now become a public health crisis. The...

 

Letters: Congrats and Paine Field

Congrats Kamiak grads Carpe diem, it’s a Latin phrase meaning, “seize the day.” Class of 2018, your day begins now. The world is opening up to all of the choices and opportunities that will shape the course of your lives. I’m excited about...

 

Police Beat: 5/30-6/9

May 30 Vanishing dog An officer responded for a barking dog complaint. The dog was not located. 7700 block of 46th Place West. Train, train go away The reporting party advised that a train was not moving causing traffic congestion. BNSF was...

 

Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival names 2018 parade Grand Marshal

The Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival Association recently announced that Chuck Davis, the Unit Director for the Mukilteo Boys Girls Club, will serve as the Grand Marshal for the 2018 Lighthouse Festival Parade. This year’s parade will take place on... Full story

 

Sno-Isle Libraries hopes to nip summer reading decline

Do students experience an academic decline during summer? “There are plenty of studies that show ‘summer slide’ is real,” said Joy Feldman, early learning coordinator at Sno-Isle Libraries. “Students begin to lose skills learned during the... Full story

 

Native Story Teller to Speak in Everett

Paul Cheokten Wagner will be the featured speaker at the June 25 meeting of the local climate activist group 350 Everett. Wagner, of the Saanich First Nations, is a traditional storyteller, an award-winning Native American flutist and longtime...

 

Mayor Gregerson announces city “Adopt-A-Street” program

Mayor Jennifer Gregerson announced that the city will launch an “Adopt-A-Street” program as a partnership between the city and the community to keep Mukilteo clean and beautiful. The City Council established this new program on May 21. “We... Full story

 

Open for business!

Mukilteo’s Farmers Market is back for the summer! The market opened up for 2018 last Wednesday, June 6, and is open each Wednesday from 3 to 7 p.m. at Lighthouse Park. Booths include candles, fresh produce, kettle corn, and other food and handmade...

 

Two Mukilteo teams win flag football titles

Two flag football teams from the Mukilteo Boys and Girls Club took first place in the Snohomish Boys and Girls Club tournament at Snohomish High School. Mukilteo won the 11- and 12-year old and the 13- and 14-year-old divisions Saturday, June 9, at... Full story

 

Spring all-league teams announced

Kamiak had five of its players named to the Wesco 4A girls golf all-league team. Seniors Annette Vo and Rachel Ponting and juniors Jane Kim and Regina Park earned first-team honors. Mariner junior Jazzelle Caparas also was a first-team honoree....

 

Kamiak recognizes three-sport athletes

Kamiak High School recognized 20 athletes, who earned letters in three sports for the 2017-18 school year. The three-sport athletes pictured are (front row) Ally de la Cruz (swim, wrestling, track and field); (middle row), Hailey Mukai (Unified bowli...

 

Lighthouse open 1st and 3rd Wednesdays this summer to coincide with the Farmer's Market

This summer you can visit the Lighthouse while enjoying the Farmer's Market on the first and third Wednesdays from 4-7 p.m. (except July 4th)! In addition, the gift shop will be open to browse for mementos of your visit. Come enjoy stunning...

 

Mukilteo Historical Society welcomes new speaker - Ranger Truly McCone from Deception Pass State Park

Learn about the many wild flowers and nature hikes you can enjoy at Deception Pass from Park Ranger Truly McCone. This will be "Ranger Truly's" first appearance with us, and she follows the path of our popular annual speaker- Ranger Rick... Full story

 

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