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 By David Pan    Sports    November 13, 2019

Knights wrap up season at state championships | Cross country

Kamiak wrapped up the 2019 season with strong runs at the 4A state cross country championships. Sophomore standout Emma Arceo dropped more than 10 seconds from last year, finishing in 15th place with...

 

Updated local election results

The polls showed wide margins and narrow victories when the first group of counted ballots trickled in during the General Election Nov. 5. Snohomish County had 475,871 people register to vote in this election. The total voter turnout was 42.43%....

 

Kamiak's Straume wins 100, 200 freestyles at district meet | Swimming

Kamiak senior Elli Straume won the 100- and 200-yard freestyles at the Northwest District 4A swimming and diving championships. Straume, who finished second in the 200 freestyle at last year’s state meet, finished in 1 minute, 54.16 seconds. She...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    November 13, 2019

Kamiak falls to Issaquah in district tourney opener | Volleyball

Kamiak had some good moments in its first-round Wes-King 4A District volleyball tournament opener. But the Knights weren't able to string enough of them together and ended up losing 25-17, 25-16,...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    November 13, 2019

Knights come up just short in 19-14 loss to Chargers | Football

Kamiak shook off a nightmarish first half and rallied from a 19-0 third-quarter deficit to set up a thrilling finish in the final game of 2019. The Knights drove into Marysville-Getchell territory...

 

Kamiak Knights capture tournament | Basketball

The Kamiak Knights eighth grade feeder team won the 10th Annual Shoot Into Fall tournament Oct. 12-13 at Renton High School. The Knights defeated Northwest Coastal White 54-52 in the championship...

 

Beloved Pilates instructor retires from the YMCA

Karen Carriker has been teaching Pilates for nearly 40 years. The fitness junkie retired Nov. 7 after 17 years of flexibility, strength, and endurance training at the YMCA in Mukilteo. After her last...

 

Approval of I-976 already stirs controversy, Eyman prepares to fight

Former Mukilteo resident Tim Eyman has finally found success in decreasing car tab taxes to $30 after the General Election Nov. 5. Eyman declared victory before all ballots were even counted Tuesday night. “I love being a political activist. I...

 

Mukilteo is rich with funds for City improvements

The Mukilteo City Council accepted two grants at its Nov. 12 meeting, one to improve water quality and the other to maintain pedestrian safe routes to school. The City was awarded $50,000 from the Department of Ecology to implement and manage...

 

Community Transit service to grow 5% in 2020

Community Transit’s proposed budget would increase service 5% in 2020 as the agency continues is expansion of bus service for Snohomish County residents. The agency is seeking comment on its proposed budget through Nov. 8. The service increase...

 

WSDOT: Prepare now for winter snow and ice

With winter fast approaching, now is the time for travelers to make sure they’re prepared for driving in inclement weather. The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) urges all travelers to start preparing themselves and their...

 

Endeavour Elementary celebrates local veterans

Endeavour Elementary school celebrated past, present, and future veterans at an assembly Nov. 8. The event began with Pack 8 Cub Scouts, who raised the colors and lead the auditorium with the...

 

County seeking citizen advisors for Marine Resources Committee

Protecting and restoring the marine and estuarine environment of the county is one of the core roles of Snohomish County Surface Water Management. Snohomish County is seeking three to four new advisors motivated and eager to learn about marine conser...

 
 By Mike Gold    Opinion    November 13, 2019

Off Kilter | Electric Armageddon

I know this column will register with all of the readers. This week, I'd like to describe how our society is being transformed in how we communicate. Let's start with e-mail. In the distant past...

 

Mukilteo gateway beautification projects

The Mukilteo Parks and Arts Commission convened Nov. 7 to discuss a landscaping, aesthetics, and beautification proposal from HBB Landscape Architects. The architects provided the revised proposal to develop landscape and sign concepts, including...

 

Letter to the Editor | Nov. 13, 2019

Thanks and appreciation for support I want to express my thanks, and appreciation, for the significant support of the voters here in Mukilteo. It is an honor, and a humbling experience, to be so strongly recognized and affirmed as a member of the...

 

Editor's Note | Greetings, Mukilteo

Brandon Gustafson has left enormous shoes to fill with his recent departure to ESPN. The position of editor now belongs to Madeline Coats. Coats is a recent graduate from the University of Washington with double majors in journalism and creative...

 

Chuck's World | The Nostradamus of 1953

Does the name Doug Forcett ring a bell? I’m not suggesting it should. I had to look it up, and I’m writing this thing. Doug Forcett is a minor character on the NBC sitcom “The Good Place,” whi...

 

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts: "The History of the World According to the Guitar"

Andre Feriante and Troy Chapman will return to the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts stage for another musical tour through time and geography Nov. 16. "Cythara 2: The History of the World According...

 
 By Chef Dez    Opinion    November 13, 2019

Where are you getting your information? 

My son is 13 years old and I have noticed that over the past year he has started devoting more attention to his appearance. He recently asked me for a couple of spoons that he could put in the freezer. “Why do you want to put spoons in the freezer?...

 

NW Associated Arts hosts two holiday concerts this season

Northwest Associated Arts is presenting two special holiday concerts in Bellevue and Burien this season.  The entire Northwest Associated Arts (NWAA) choral family will present their annual...

 

Holiday Calendar | Nov. 15 - Dec. 13

Nov. 15-17 Annual holiday fair at Holy Rosary Over 100 pies are in the freezer and ready to go. The Women’s Association presents Holy Rosary’s annual holiday fair at Holy Rosary Pastoral Center, 630 Seventh Ave. N, Edmonds. There will be baked...

 

Local families make global impact through Operation Christmas Child

Sites in the Mukilteo area will be among 5,000 U.S. drop-off locations collecting shoebox gifts for children overseas during Operation Christmas Child's National Collection Week, Nov. 18-25.  Families, churches, and groups are busy transforming...

 

Ask Dr. Universe | Why are dogs important to humans?

Dr. Universe: Why are dogs important to humans? -Stephani R., 9, Washington State  Dear Stephani, Dogs are important to humans in all kinds of ways. The connection between the two goes back thousands of years. A long time ago, wolves would trail...

 

Girls on the Run of Snohomish receives $29K grant

Girls on the Run of Snohomish County has been awarded a $29,000 KidCents Regional Grant to provide financial aid and running shoes to 320 girls in Snohomish County. “We are thrilled to receive grant funding from the Rite Aid Foundation for a...

 

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