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Kiwanis Club of Mukilteo awards scholarships

Nineteen seniors from Kamiak, Mariner, ACES, and the Sno-Isle Tech Center received scholarships from the Mukilteo Kiwanis Foundation in 2018. Each year the club awards a large... — Updated 8/29/2018


Mukilteo Boys & Girls needs help with annual Luau

The Mukilteo Boys & Girls club is looking for volunteer help for their Annual Luau Fundraiser. This is a yearly event that benefits kids in the community by raising money for th... — Updated 8/29/2018


Through your lens l Sunset at Rosehill

Amidst the smoke that seemingly was never going to end, Mukilteo resident Kellye Vaughn captured this sunset from the balcony at the Rosehill Community Center last week.... — Updated 8/29/2018


Sno-Isle names new executive director

Lois Langer Thompson will be the next executive director for Sno-Isle Libraries. Thompson is currently director at Hennepin County Library, which serves Minneapolis and the... — Updated 8/29/2018 Full story

 By Brandon Gustafson    News

Liias’ receipt, transcript are now in city’s hands

Former Mukilteo Policy Analyst Marko Liias’ UW transcript and tuition receipt have finally been shown to Mukilteo City Councilmembers three weeks after the topic first came up.... — Updated 8/29/2018

 By Brandon Gustafson    News

Wayfinding posts coming soon to Japanese Gulch

One of Mukilteo’s most popular destinations is getting a makeover of sorts in the near future. Mukilteo’s Recreation and Cultural Services Director Jeff Price said wayfinding... — Updated 8/29/2018



Carp Mukai, a student at Kamiak High School, was the winner of the Run-A-Muk 5K. Mukai finished with a time of 16:52. Micah Murphy of Lynnwood took first place in the 10K with a... — Updated 8/29/2018

 By Brandon Gustafson    News

Lighthouse Festival could be on its last legs

There’s arguably nothing that Mukilteo residents look forward to each year more than the annual Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival. This year’s will be the 53rd installment of one of... — Updated 8/29/2018 Full story


Body found floating near boat docks was Edmonds grandmother

The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office says an 88-year-old woman found floating in the water in Mukilteo was an Edmonds grandmother with dementia who family members say wandered... — Updated 8/29/2018


Letters: City Hall, appreciation, and remembrance

Happy (belated) anniversary I want to congratulate Paul and Catherine Archipley and the entire staff of the Mukilteo Beacon for 25 years of reporting the news and views of this community. In this day and age of social media and... — Updated 8/29/2018 Full story

 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

The long goodbye l Chuck's World

In a scene from the 1985 film “Say Anything,” John Cusack plays a teenager trying to impress a girl way out of his comfort zone. He volunteers at the retirement facility her fat... — Updated 8/29/2018 Full story


Integrity and Mukilteo – at odds with one another? l Guest View

Editor’s Note: The following Guest View was read by Dan Matthews, a Mukilteo resident who ran for mayor of Mukilteo last year, at last week’s Mukilteo City Council meeting. As a citizen and resident of Mukilteo, I am compelled... — Updated 8/29/2018


Washington state will not arm its teachers l Guest View

It has been reported that U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is considering a federal policy change that would allow states to use federal funding provided in the Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grant program to... — Updated 8/29/2018


The power of love l Worship

In addition to being the lead pastor at Mukilteo Foursquare Church, I’m also the lead singer for a Christian rock band called “Stormwalker.” You might be thinking, “Huh? A pastor in a rock band?” Yep! I love preaching... — Updated 8/29/2018


Online supply lists for some Mukilteo schools

Parents from local schools have a new tool in their back-to-school bag of tricks this year as all of their school’s supply lists are now posted on Parents can find their child’s exact supply list and then... — Updated 8/29/2018 Full story


Police Beat: 8/8-8/25

Aug. 8 Theft An officer responded for a report of a theft. The case is under investigation. 5100 block of 103rd Street Southwest. Pocket dial An officer responded for a 911 call from the location. The call was accidental. 1100... — Updated 8/29/2018

 By Brandon Gustafson    News

Gun control measure heading to November ballot

After a Washington judge had thrown out over 300,000 signatures to get I-1639, a gun safety measure, onto the November ballot, the Washington State Supreme Court reversed the decision. I-1639, if approved by Washington voters,... — Updated 8/29/2018

 By David Pan    Sports

Mariner needs more big plays, TDs from offense | Football

For the first time since 2013, the Mariner football team was on the sidelines last year. The Marauders qualified for the 4A District playoffs in each of the previous three seasons and even advanced to the first round of the state... — Updated 8/29/2018

 By David Pan    Sports

Kamiak hoping ground game leads to better results | Football

The Kamiak football team has yet to run its first play from scrimmage. But new coach Bryant Thomas already has called an audible. An injury to senior Matt Merk meant that the Knights came into the 2018 season without their... — Updated 8/29/2018 Full story


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