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Articles from the June 20, 2018 edition

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Congrats to 2018 grads l Editor's Note

I’m sure you all have heard it so far, but here it is one more time: Congratulations to the graduating class of 2018! As I’ve mentioned before, this was a personal one for me as my sister Katie...

 

Multiple vehicle crash causes long delays

Just as summer’s annual traffic congestion on the Mukilteo Speedway was kicking in, a multi-car, multi-motorcycle crash caused delays last Saturday, June 16. According to Mukilteo Assistant Police...

 

Low tide exploration

Tides were extremely low at the Mukilteo beach last Thursday, June 14. Many elementary school students were at the beach exploring the waterfront and looking at crabs, starfish, and other beachfront...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    June 20, 2018

Marauders hire new girls hoops, boys soccer coaches

Mariner High School has gone in-house to fill two recent coaching openings. Two teachers at the high school were hired to be the new girls basketball and boys soccer coaches. Jamie Gepner is the new...

 

Amazing Race returning to Mukilteo this July

Feeling competitive? Think you know Mukilteo? Recruit a friend or family member and compete in the third annual Amazing Race Mukilteo, being held Saturday, July 14. Teams of two will receive clues to...

 

YMCA honors outstanding volunteers

The YMCA of Snohomish County honored its outstanding policy, program, youth, and financial development volunteers at a special recognition breakfast June 13 at the Everett Golf & Country Club....

 

Council puts brakes on Shared Use Path for SR526

After nearly a decade of working on the project in some shape or form, the Mukilteo City Council moved to discontinue all work on the SR526 Shared Use Path project. The project, which was initially...

 

Local dentist strives to save lives and rescue smiles

Mukilteo dentist Dr. Nhi Pham keeps busy. As the owner and operator of Mukilteo Dental Center and a mother of three, Pham has her hands full at home. But this hasn’t stopped her from pursuing...

 

ACES, Kamiak, and Mariner seniors earn diplomas

Tassels were moved, gowns were worn, and caps flew high last week as nearly 1,000 Mukilteo students graduated from high school. Seniors from ACES, Kamiak, and Mariner high schools received their...

 

2018 graduation photo galleries

More grad photos! Photos from ACES are courtesy of Amy Montayne-Johnson. Photos from Kamiak and Mariner are by Brandon Gustafson. See Gallery (15)...

 

Ductless Air Conditioning vs. Central Air Conditioning

Central air conditioning uses ducts to deliver the air equally to each room of your home. If you already have forced hot air installed, central air conditioning can often use the same ducts. A central air conditioner is usually installed outdoors;...

 

Harbour Pointe Express Lube is now open Sundays

Swing on in seven days a week for all your vehicles’ lube, oil, and filter needs. Save time and money by avoiding the dealership. Don't forget: All customers receive a free car wash with every oil change. Harbour Pointe Express Lube is at...

 

THAI WATERSIDE NOW OPEN!

Come experience amazing, fresh and delicious Thai food created by Chef Boom. The restaurant has a beautiful and romantic atmosphere, or you can choose our gorgeous outdoor patio to enjoy lunch or dinner. We are open every day, but for dinner only on...

 
 By Chuck Sigars    General    June 20, 2018

Looking for love in the right place l Chuck’s World

I have a lovely story about romance and fate to tell you. I need to say something first. I know the world sucks. I know it’s tense out there, and neighbors are suspicious of neighbors, family...

 

Waterfront safety in Mukilteo l Guest View

As the busy summer season descends rapidly upon us, many are asking what changes are being made to ease the access and safety concerns of everyone trying to get to Mukilteo’s waterfront. Whether you’re getting on the ferry or walking or driving...

 

Threats to secure retirement l Insightful Investing

In my opinion, there are three main threats to having a secure retirement. They are sequence of returns, inflation and longevity in that order. There are also five major fears that people have about retirement. They are running out of money, cost of...

 
 By Aziz Junejo    General    June 20, 2018

Misconceptions Hurt All of Us l Worship

During Ramadan, I’ve been thinking more about the Qur’an and about my faith in general, wondering why there are STILL so many misperceptions about Muslims. Perhaps it’s American Muslims’ lack of visibility in society that may be feeding...

 

Letters: Concerns, response, Carpe Diem

Is Khan qualified for state Senate? The election cycle is again upon us and it is our responsibility as citizens to ask the difficult questions. Today I would like to pose a question for those running for the 21st District Senator position. I...

 

Police Beat: 6/10-6/12

June 10 Lost and found An officer took custody of lost property found. It was entered into evidence as Found Property. 700 block of Front Street. Bear! A black bear was seen. Mukilteo officers assisted The Department of Fish and Wildlife with...

 

Everett PD looking for person of interest

Just after midnight on May 24, officers responded to the 1200 block of Broadway Ave on the report of two males fighting. Arriving officers found a male lying near a bus stop located on the east side of the street. The male, who was bleeding severely...

 

Seeding changes coming to basketball, football tourneys

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association Executive Board agreed to adjust seeding procedures for both the state basketball and state football tournaments during its June 3 meeting. The Executive Board approved the use of a Football...

 

Mukilteo baseball team wins Heroes tourney

The Mukilteo 10U All-Star baseball team won the championship at the annual Heroes of Everett Baseball Tournament Sunday, June 17, at the Phil Johnson Ball Fields. Mukilteo went 5-0 against Magnolia, Everett, Ballard, Diamond Kings and Lake Stevens....

 

Wesco 4A’s top track and field athletes recogonized

Three Kamiak and one Mariner senior standouts earned first-team, all-Wesco 4A track and field honors. Kamiak’s Matthew Stark was recognized in the boys discus and Braden Leary earned honors in the long jump. Mariner’s Suzy Pace, who is headed to...

 

Republican Mario Lotmore kicks off campaign

Mario Lotmore, a Mukilteo resident who is a Republican candidate for the 21st Legislative District’s state Senator position, kicked off his campaign last Wednesday, June 13 by having a kick off dinner at Shawn O’Donnell’s in Everett. Those in a...

 

School Briefs

Kamiak’s musical receives two 5th Avenue Awards Kamiak’s performance of Spamalot won Outstanding Choreography and Outstanding Costume Design at the 2018 5th Avenue High School Musical Awards held on Monday. The play was nominated for a total of...

 

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