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Firefighters raise $2,500 for Muscular Dystrophy Association

The Mukilteo Fire Department raised less money than in past years during the annual Fill the Boot fundraiser earlier this month. This year, the firefighters raised $2,547.80. In 2015, they collected $...


Future Mukilteo ferry coming together

About a year before its scheduled official launch as the newest member of Washington State Ferries’ fleet, the superstructure of the 144-car ferry Suquamish was moved Wednesday, Aug. 16, by barge...


Schack artist of the year exhibits whimsical work

Gale Johansen – 2017 Artist of the Year – brings her whimsical and detailed artwork to the Schack Art Center in downtown Everett for “My Swirly Brain and Other Oddities,” a solo exhibition open...


Beatles tribute returns to Edmonds Center for the Arts

"In My Life - A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles" returns to the Edmonds Center for the Arts 7 p.m. Nov. 12, part of a 125-city tour of the U.S., Canada and Australia. It’s a live musi...


Vintage aircraft to take center stage at Historic Flight

Experience history in motion during the Historic Flight Foundation’s 10th annual Vintage Aircraft Weekend at Paine Field on Sept. 1-3. View more than 65 vintage aircraft representing thirty of the...


Boy Scout bridges muddy gap in city trail system

Next time you’re walking through Japanese Gulch, you won’t have to worry about stepping in the mud thanks to 15-year-old Ethan Papenhausen’s Eagle Scout project. Papenhausen built a wooden bridg... Full story


PHOTOS: Catching a glimpse of the Great American Eclipse

For at least a few moments Monday morning, Aug. 21, it seemed nearly everyone stopped what they were doing to walk outside and catch a glimpse of the rare total solar eclipse, which here in Mukilteo...


Residents restless over road closure

Ever since a February mudslide forced the city of Mukilteo to close the only public road to homes in Smuggler’s Gulch, a handful of residents have had to make a choice: travel the closed road... Full story


Letter: Former opponent endorses Markey for City Council

I ran for City Council for the first time this year. The residents of Mukilteo supported my campaign with almost 700 votes. Your support is greatly appreciated. Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with Tony Markey, a fellow candidate for...


Letter: Road closure isolates Smuggler's Gulch residents

In February 2017, a slide deposited around 15 yards, about two truck loads, of mud and uprooted plant material on 61st Place Southwest. There has been no substantial slide activity or ground movement in the five months since the initial slide. Rather...


Letter: City Council election ‘very dull’ without me

Dear Mukilteo residents, Thank you so much for supporting me in my previous City Council elections. Every year, elections come and go, people come and go, but our values should remain the same. Our job as Mukilteo residents is to pick qualified... Full story


Letter: Kneller invites community to end-of-summer BBQ

Over the next two months, we will be tasked with deciding which candidates for city council, and even mayor, will best represent the interests of all Mukilteans. I’m running because I believe that I’m one of those candidates. I want to start by t...


Letter: City’s costly fight failed to limit Paine flights

Residents often ask why if someone moves next to an airport they do not expect commercial flights, as that is what airports do. Those who have lived here a long time know our county commissioners were emphatic for many years that they would not... Full story


To top it off: complementing your perfect burger | Chef Dez

For the final piece in my three-part series on perfecting homemade burgers, this week I will focus on burger toppings and bread selection. If you missed either of my previous columns – one on meat selection and another on ingredients to add to your...


Bargains abound for seniors looking to pare down cell plans | Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, I’m interested in downsizing my smartphone wireless plan, and am looking for the best low cost options. I use my phone primarily for talking and texting, but also need some cellular data for checking my email and other functions...


It only hurts when I laugh | Chuck's World

There’s a light switch in my garage that doesn’t work. Actually, the entire circuit doesn’t work, although I have another light and fixing the problem isn’t high on my list of priorities. For...


How a 1909 cross-country car race inspired new roads | Taking Stock

A few weeks ago I wrote about the Yellowstone Trail from Plymouth, Massachusetts, to Seattle. Because of that article, I discovered that there is a Yellowstone Trail Organization, and they have a website. On that website, I found a fascinating story... Full story


Mukilteo students make college dean’s lists

More college students from Mukilteo have been named to their schools’ dean’s lists for spring 2017, including 90 students at the University of Washington. Rachel Kahn of Mukilteo was named to the spring semester dean’s list at Washington Univer...


Police beat (Aug. 11-17)

Aug. 11 Suspicious package A caller reported he found a package in the 5100 block of 81st Place Southwest. The package belonged to another residence, but no one was home at that location, so an officer left a business card at the location. Off-leash... Full story

 By Brian Soergel    News    August 23, 2017

Health district logs 37 opioid overdoses in 7 days

We’ve all heard horror stories about opioid abuse. Here’s a new one. The Snohomish Health District reports that there were 37 opioid overdoses within one seven-day period throughout the county, though none were logged in Mukilteo. The health... Full story


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