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Articles from the June 29, 2011 edition

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 By Sara Bruestle    News    June 29, 2011

Herons and humans: Too close for comfort?

Photo courtesy of Larry Preshaw Lower Japanese Gulch is home to a small heron colony. The presence of great blue herons in Japanese Gulch has started a debate between wildlife groups and the city:...

 

Commuters donate cash for cure...

Beacon photo by Sara Bruestle Mukilteo firefighter Jim Mewbourn runs to collect a donation during the annual “Fill the Boot” fundraiser. The Mukilteo Fire Department raised about $9,900...

 

Unlike many others, city appointee puts his mouth to good use

Artwork by Jeff Nicholson, a quadriplegic who draws with his mouth. Nicholson was recently appointed to the Mukilteo Parks and Arts Commission, where his attention to detail promises to serve the...

 

Kamiak honors May students of the month…

Photo courtesy of Bryan Stelling The following students were selected by Kamiak staff as Students of the Month for May due to their outstanding academics, school and/or community leadership and...

 

Local team wins lacrosse battle

Photo courtesy of Bill Davis Above are the Battle of Bothell 2011 5th/6th Club Champions, from left to right (back row) Coach Schmidt, Coach Finnerty, Logan Urrutia, Stellan Davis, Ian Willgress,...

 
 By Chuck Sigars    General    June 29, 2011

Daniel’s big night

I was thinking of my friend Gordon Greene last week, for some reason. Oh, wait. I think I know. Gordon has done many things in his life, including working as a newspaper editor, and as an... Full story

 

Two flags, two loyalties?

Last summer, the Fourth of July landed on a Sunday. It seemed to me like the perfect occasion to preach about the difficulties of living with dual citizenship. I went on and on in the sermon about how we as American Christians and Christian...

 

Boeing: Making it up on volume

There are a few blocks of houses in North Shoreline, near the Snohomish County line, that were once one development. It was built in the late 1960s and early 1970s, at the end of the housing boom of that decade, just before the “lights went out...

 

Letters for week of June 29

Setting the record straight Dear Editor, I want to thank officials in Snohomish County for denying the “ Point After Casino” or the Black Pearl a permit to have live adult entertainment [“County nixes strip club plans,” The...

 
 By Sara Bruestle    News    June 29, 2011

FAA delays Paine Field decision

The Federal Aviation Administration has yet to reach a decision on whether to allow scheduled passenger service at Paine Field – a decision the administration had said would be finalized by now. FAA officials need more time than they expected...

 

Remember, no fireworks allowed in Mukilteo

The Mukilteo Police Department wants everyone to have a safe and happy Fourth of July holiday weekend. MPD also wants everyone aware that it is illegal to use fireworks within the Mukilteo city limits. Pursuant to Mukilteo Municipal Code 8.04.020,...

 

An introduction to he who wishes to be unnamable

When Moses asked the Unnameable "Who shall I say sent me?" the Unnameable answered "I am who I am, tell them I AM sent you" and so. . . as with the Unnameable, I like the freedom of being just who I am, which you can find in my...

 

Non-profit provides kids with new clothes, self-esteem

Imagine a child who has to attend school with no socks or underwear. A child who owns only one set of clothes, who goes without a jacket and who wears sandals in the middle of winter. The stress and embarrassment of not having the “right...

 

Public hearing on Community Transit 2012 system change set

Faced with a fourth consecutive year of reduced sales tax revenues, Community Transit recently announced it will cut about 20 percent of its service in February 2012. The public will have an opportunity to learn about and comment on three... Full story

 

YMCA to host skateboard competition July 16

The Mukilteo Family YMCA is hosting the 2011 Subway Washington Games skateboarding competition on Saturday, July 16. There will be a bowl contest and park slalom. This event is free and open to the community for viewing. The competition is scheduled...

 

Police Beat for week of June 29

June 21 Suspicious Person – 8400 blk SR-525 A resident reported that a subject had been loitering at the business for four hours. Officers contacted the subject and he left for Everett on a bus. Reckless Burning 2 – 13000 blk 43rd Ave....

 

88th Street left-hand turn lane under construction

Beacon photo by Sara Bruestle Construction workers are improving the drainage system at the intersection of 88th Street and the Mukilteo Speedway. Workers are also re-doing the sidewalk at the corner... Full story

 

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