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The history of Mukilteo Historical Society l Muk Revisited

A small group of dedicated Mukilteo residents drew up Bylaws for the new Mukilteo Historical Society (MHS) in 1965 as a step towards incorporation in 1966. In 1967, letters were... — Updated 12/5/2018


Happy anniversary, Tricia! l Travel Sketcher

Today, Dec. 5, 2018, marks 31 years of travel with the best travel buddy anyone could ask for, Tricia. We were married in 1987, along the way we have had many wonderful adventures... — Updated 12/5/2018 Full story


Congratulations Olympic View Students of the Month

Olympic View Middle School has named their Students of the Month for November. Their theme for the month was honesty. Students were chosen by OV staff for demonstrating exceptional... — Updated 12/5/2018

 By Brandon Gustafson    News

Mayor Gregerson to run for Snohomish County Council

Mukilteo’s mayor is looking to succeed a former Mukilteo mayor. On Thursday, Nov. 29, Mukilteo Mayor Jennifer Gregerson announced her candidacy for Snohomish County Council for... — Updated 12/5/2018

 By Brandon Gustafson    News

2019 budget approval delayed 2 weeks

The city’s 2019 budget approval has again been delayed and will be pushed back until the Dec. 17 meeting, as it did not garner enough votes for approval. The Mukilteo City... — Updated 12/5/2018 Full story

 By Brian Soergel    News

Strom Peterson proposes ban on plastic bags statewide

State Rep. Strom Peterson (D-Mukilteo), who led a successful effort to ban most plastic bags from retail stores in Edmonds nine years ago, now has a larger goal in mind: to ban... — Updated 12/5/2018 Full story


Sights from Saturday's tree lighting

Enjoy some photos from the Mukilteo Tree Lighting ceremony that took place at Rosehill Community Center this past Saturday! All photos by Beacon intern Abby Dent... — Updated 12/5/2018


Kamiak, Mariner drop season openers | Girls basketball

Kamiak got off to a slow start against Lynnwood and couldn’t recover. The Royals took a 22-10 lead after the first quarter and rolled to a 62-42 victory over the Knights in a non-conference girls basketball game Tuesday, Nov.... — Updated 12/5/2018


Kamiak senior Chung captures title at Edmonds Invitational | Wrestling

Kamiak’s Richard Chung surprised himself with a first-place finish at the Edmonds Invitational. Chung edged Edmonds-Woodway’s Baylor Denkinger 4-3 in overtime to claim the 113-pound title Saturday, Dec. 1, at Edmonds-Woodway... — Updated 12/5/2018

 By David Pan    Sports

Marauders optimistic about prospects for upcoming season | Boys basketball

The Mariner boys basketball team appears to have turned the corner. After difficult back-to-back seasons in which they finished at the bottom of the league standings, the Marauders look to be a team on the upswing. Mariner opened... — Updated 12/5/2018

 By David Pan    Sports

Young Knights preparing for major growing pains | Boys basketball

It could be a little bit of bumpy ride for Kamiak’s boys basketball team – at least for the first couple weeks of the regular season. The Knights are facing a significant turnover with their roster, following the graduation of... — Updated 12/5/2018 Full story

 By Paul Archipley    Opinion

No more parking lots on the waterfront! l Our View

I recently enjoyed a short vacation in Newport Beach, California, where my wife and I rented an apartment on the Balboa Peninsula, a block from the ocean. Walking to the beach one... — Updated 12/5/2018 Full story

 By Chuck Sigars    General

Finding the hole in the story l Chuck's World

I was trying to find a way to leave my father out of this. It wasn’t personal; I was just trying to simplify the story, but then I noticed the date. My dad was born on Dec. 7 and... — Updated 12/5/2018


Torah teachings about climate change l Worship

The Torah’s continued relevancy in the modern world amazes me. While I’m not claiming the Torah’s compilation of wisdom from 3,000 years ago anticipates global warming, I am saying it does offer ethical rules and values... — Updated 12/5/2018


Opening doors for all Mukilteo students l Mukilteo Schools

In last month’s column, I wrote about the development of our equity policy and why we felt it was important to undertake an effort that ensures a high level of success for all students. I told you how diverse our school district... — Updated 12/5/2018


Endeavour Elementary PTA to recognize students for outstanding works of art

Later today,Endeavour Elementary School PTA will host an awards ceremony at Endeavour to honor students for their imagination, creativity and interpretation of the theme “Heroes Around Me” in the 2018-2019 National PTA... — Updated 12/5/2018

 By Brandon Gustafson    News

Council approves contract for outside legal services

The Mukilteo City Council’s ongoing investigation into alleged misappropriate spending by Mayor Jennifer Gregerson took another step on Dec. 3 as they approved a contract with Kenyon Disend, PLLC. The contract is for up to... — Updated 12/5/2018


Changes to Mukilteo waterfront coming in the new year

On Monday, Washington State Ferries selected IMCO Construction as the general contractor for the next stage of construction in the Mukilteo Multimodal Ferry Terminal Project. Valued at $49.7 million, this work will include the... — Updated 12/5/2018


3rd Children’s Memorial Service at Pointe of Grace is Sunday

Pointe of Grace Lutheran Church will be taking part in its third annual Compassionate Friends Worldwide candle lighting service on Dec. 9. “Candles are lit around the globe by the parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, sibling or... — Updated 12/5/2018

 By Brandon Gustafson    News

Tim Eyman files for bankruptcy

Mukilteo resident Tim Eyman, the well-known conservative political activist, has filed for bankruptcy, citing his lengthy, ongoing battle with State Attorney General Bob Ferguson. Eyman is perhaps best known statewide for his... — Updated 12/5/2018


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