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Articles from the June 26, 2019 edition

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Troop 189 retires flag

Troop 189 of Mukilteo held a flag retirement Monday June 17, at Lighthouse Park. In the first photo are Preston Drew, Johanna Ramsey, Brandon Harkleroad, Keegan Waterstraw, Ben... — Updated 6/26/2019


Mariner students raise money by seeing ‘Who’s Got More Sole?’

A few Mariner High School students took it upon themselves to make a positive impact in the world. Those students – Amber Carbajal, Marlene Barajas-Salas, Angelina Allen, and... — Updated 6/26/2019 Full story

 By Kate Agbayani    News

Making history

It’s rare for women to be in the fire service, but that didn’t stop Kelli McNees from joining and eventually becoming the first female fire captain for the Mukilteo Fire... — Updated 6/26/2019 Full story


Local duo captures Junior Olympic track titles

Two future Kamiak track and field athletes were crowned champions at the USA Track and Field Junior Olympic Pacific Northwest Association Championships June 22-23 at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma. Grace Gilson, 8-year-old... — Updated 6/26/2019


Mukilteo Fire welcomes battalion chief and fire captain promotions

In what was described as a “proud step forward” for the Mukilteo Fire Department, Mukilteo Mayor Jennifer Gregerson administered the oath of office for three new battalion... — Updated 6/26/2019 Full story

 By Kate Agbayani    Sports

Mukilteo woman organizing 2nd annual Walk 4 CMT

At the time that Mukilteo resident Emily Osborne was diagnosed with Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) there was virtually nothing known about it. Osborne was diagnosed with CMT at 10-years-old. “I just thought it was a weird thing I had... — Updated 6/26/2019


Letter to the Editor

$12,000 for old news When I read the letter from the June 17 City Council meeting regarding severance pay, I was confused. Did one of the four councilmembers who got all of this started (Rohrbough, Whelpley, Schmalz and Cook)... — Updated 6/26/2019


Police Beat: 6/7 - 6/18

June 7 You dang kids The reporting party (RP) advised of kids being loud while playing outside. Officers spoke with RP who was irritated with neighbor kids who run around and yell and scream while playing outside. The kids were... — Updated 6/26/2019


School Briefs

Happy retirement A total of 34 school district employees have announced their retirement or had already retired sometime since last June. All of them deserve a big thank you for their years of service to the students in our... — Updated 6/26/2019


Kamiak class of 1999 reunion is this August

The Kamiak High School class of 1999 is having its 20th graduation anniversary later this summer, and is looking for more members of the class to attend its reunion events in August. A reunion party is taking place Saturday, Aug.... — Updated 6/26/2019


Mukilteo students earning top marks in college

Mukilteo students are thriving in the classrooms at their respective colleges. The following students have earned top marks at their universities, made their school’s Dean’s List, President’s List, or Honor Roll. Boston... — Updated 6/26/2019

 By Mike Gold    Opinion

Things that simply don’t make sense

We live in very complex times. What I mean is that sometimes things get so complex as to defy logic. For example, did you ever consider traffic lights? There you are driving along... — Updated 6/26/2019


Rosehill School history

Have you ever wondered what it was like to go to Rosehill School in the “olden days” over 100 years ago? The original Rosehill School was built in 1893. It burned down on St.... — Updated 6/26/2019

 By Emory Cole    Opinion

Leadership has ruined the waterfront

We have reviewed the challenges put forth by Mick Matheson, PE, Public Works Director, in regard to the waterfront redevelopment traffic challenges and, in particular, how they relate to Mukilteo Lane. To begin, it is hard to compr... — Updated 6/26/2019 Full story

 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

Taking the first step

I heard two ugly travel stories last week, not very soothing as summer season takes off. Both involved planes that were supposed to be flying, and were not. Both of these people... — Updated 6/26/2019


Snohomish County League of Women Voters hosting candidate forum

There will be a public forum for candidates for Snohomish County Council Districts 2 and 3 on July 1, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the public meeting rooms of the Drewel Building at the Snohomish County Campus i (3000 Rockefeller Ave,... — Updated 6/26/2019

 By Brian Soergel    News

Two Snohomish Health District leaders resign

The Snohomish Board of Health announced Tuesday, June 18, that it has accepted and approved the resignation of two top leaders of the Snohomish Health District, administrator Jefferson Ketchel and health officer Dr. Mark Beatty.... — Updated 6/26/2019


Reminder: Fireworks illegal in Mukilteo

With the Fourth of July on the horizon, the City of Mukilteo would like to remind residents that it is illegal to sell, use, transfer, discharge, ignite or explode any fireworks within City limits, especially in parks (MMC... — Updated 6/26/2019

 By Brandon Gustafson    News

Lefthand turns into Old Town may get the boot

One of the main concerns brought up time and time again with the new ferry terminal – especially from Old Town residents – has been traffic. Something you’ll hear is that they want to keep ferry traffic out of residential... — Updated 6/26/2019

 By Brandon Gustafson    News

Women robbed at knifepoint in Mukilteo

A Mukilteo woman was robbed at knifepoint Monday, June 17, by a group of juveniles who were eventually arrested as part of a spree of crimes in south Snohomish County. The robbery took place in the early morning, and per a... — Updated 6/26/2019 Full story

 By Brandon Gustafson    News

Peace Park construction expected to begin soon

One of Mukilteo’s more heavily discussed projects in recent memory is expected to pick up steam in the next month or so. The Peace Park, which will be located at Byers Park in Old Town, with a view of Lighthouse Park and the Puge... — Updated 6/26/2019


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