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Articles from the August 9, 2017 edition

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PHOTO: Reelin’ in the haze

Chang Park of Mountlake Terrace reels in a shoe while fishing on the beach at Mukilteo’s Lighthouse Park on Wednesday evening, Aug. 2. Smoke from wildfires in British Columbia, Canada, interferes... Full story

 By Marie Haaland    Sports    August 9, 2017

Team drone racing league preparing for takeoff

The Professional Aerial League is holding the first-ever team drone racing competition at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19 at Xfinity Arena in Everett. Drone racing is often viewed as an individual sport,...


Ferry fares to increase twice in next 14 months

You’ll soon be paying more for getting on the boat to Clinton. The Washington State Transportation Commission, which regularly raises rates, voted on ferry fare increases to be phased in over the... Full story


6 council hopefuls moving on to fall ballot

Six candidates for City Council are turning their attention to the November general election after this month’s primary election knocked four hopefuls out of the running. “The Mukilteo races are... Full story


Mukilteo pizzeria celebrates 20 years of business

Among small business ventures, restaurants are known to have a particularly high failure rate, meaning they close within the first few years of business. So when a non-chain restaurateur finds a... Full story


Pioneer of the Year proud to call Mukilteo home

Mukilteo is the only place Janice McCaulley Henry ever wanted to live, despite the town’s reputation among her classmates at Everett High School in 1952. The 81-year-old, who grew up in...


Still time to register for Kamiak High School cheer camp

Kamiak High School’s cheerleaders are hosting their annual Junior Cheer Clinic from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Friday, Aug. 18 at Kamiak High School. Participants will learn cheer basics and sideline dances and also will receive a T-shirt, poms and have the...


Volunteer positions available for Summer Games | Special Olympics

The Special Olympics Washington 2017 Summer Games are coming to Snohomish County and volunteers are needed throughout the three-day event. Volunteers can help out at the golf, softball and Bocce Ball events, as well at the opening ceremony and the...


My spiritual awakening at Navy boot camp | Worship

Major bummer: I am 19 and enduring a rite of passage called Navy boot camp. An occasional blink would interrupt my vacant stare, my catatonic trance broken only by the 5:15 a.m. wake-up ritual, which was, first, klieg lights in the face, accompanied...


Making sense of Medicare made easier by asking an expert | Insightful Investing

Health care insurance is complicated. If you are not careful, it can put you in the poor house. Last month, I began a multi-month discussion on health care. I wrote that although I am open-minded about health insurance, I am not confident the... Full story


Letter: Firefighters calmed our nerves with kindness

This past week I was unfortunately involved in a three-car collision on Mukilteo Speedway. Our cars were not seriously damaged, so we were able to wait in the QFC parking lot for first responders. Fire trucks and Mukilteo police arrived in less than...


Letter: Either we fight to mitigate Paine flights or we pay

Past editorials, Save Our Communities (SOC) alerts, interviews and letters document key issues surrounding Paine Field commercial flights. This goes back decades to the Paine Field Mediated Role Determination, the resulting rezoning and development,...


The secret to a tasty burger is in the mix | Chef Dez

As part two of a series of three columns on perfecting homemade burgers, this one will focus on ingredients to add to the hamburger mix, and the next column will be on burger toppings and bread selection. My previous column on meat selection was...

 By Chuck Sigars    General    August 9, 2017

From dust cover to dust | Chuck's World

A friend from Texas, born and bred and staying put, suddenly realized one day that his children didn’t believe in snow. It makes sense in retrospect, although it still startled him. Living in the...


The story behind Bezos becoming world's richest man | Taking Stock

Forbes Magazine proclaimed Jeff Bezos the richest man in the world on July 27. His reign was brief: by the next day, Bill Gates was back in first place. This news flash was basically social media’s way of seeing just the tip of a substantial iceber...


Firefighters ready to Fill the Boot this weekend

The Mukilteo Fire Department, along with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, will kick off the annual Fill the Boot fundraiser this week. The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) fundraiser aims to save and improve the lives of those...


Mukilteo police having Explorers examined for leaks

Though officers have yet to complain, the Mukilteo Police Department is having its Ford Explorer Police Interceptors examined for any potential carbon monoxide leaks. “When we learned that departments outside Washington had experienced issues, we... Full story


Cat survives house fire; other pets perish

Mukilteo residents saved a cat from a house fire Monday, Aug. 7, but a snake and a chameleon were not so lucky as they perished in the fire. The Mukilteo Fire Department, along with units from Snohomish County Fire District 1 and the Everett Fire...


Police beat (July 27-Aug. 2)

July 27 Warrant arrest An officer stopped a vehicle on suspicion of a traffic infraction in the 11500 block of Mukilteo Speedway. The driver had a warrant for her arrest. She was booked into the Snohomish County Jail. Family hacking A caller in the...


Suit alleges candidate’s company violated clean water rules

City Council candidate James Yoo says he expects to settle a lawsuit alleging his company – Ace Metal Corporation – has failed to comply with federal water quality standards for stormwater it discharges into Big Gulch Creek. “It’s just a minor...


County forms Paine Field advisory panel, seeks members

A newly created advisory panel for Snohomish County’s Paine Field airport will weigh in on ways to reduce noise and enforce rules, among other duties. The county is currently accepting applications to fill 13 positions on its new airport commission...


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