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 By David Pan    Sports    December 11, 2019

Knights hope balanced attack leads to success | Boys basketball

The Kamiak boys basketball team is going to be leaning heavily on its lone senior – Charlie Powers. The first-team, all-Wesco 4A guard led the Knights in scoring and helped his team to the Wes-King...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    December 11, 2019

Mariner serving up winning combo of veterans, youth | Boys basketball

The Mariner boys basketball team heads into the 2019-20 season with two distinct groups of players. The Marauders return an experienced core – seniors Simon Fanuel, Tony MacArthur, Diego...

 

Kamiak improves to 2-0 | Girls basketball

Junior Kendall Carroll scored a team-high 12 points to lead Kamiak to a 40-38 victory over Stanwood in a nonconference girls basketball game Thursday, Dec. 5, at Kamiak High School. The Knights struggled early on against the Spartans, falling behind...

 

21st Legislative District prepares for upcoming session

Three legislators from the 21st Legislative District will be heading to Olympia for the upcoming 2020 Washington State Legislature, set to begin Jan. 13. Sen. Marko Liias, Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self,...

 

Annual tree lighting brings holiday spirit to Mukilteo

The annual tree lighting provided for a festive array of holiday spirit at the Rosehill Community Center Dec. 7. For over 30 years, the community has come together for the inaugural tree lighting...

 

Alison Brynelson takes oath of office; Larsen's retirement nears

Dr. Alison Brynelson began transitioning into the role of superintendent for Mukilteo School District at the school board meeting Dec. 9. She will take over Dr. Marci Larsen's position after she...

 

Khan sworn into council one month early

Scott Whelpley has resigned from City Council nearly one month before Riaz Khan's start date. Khan was sworn into office Dec. 2. Whelpley resigned after moving outside city limits. His last motion on...

 

More ferry terminal updates

The Mukilteo pedestrian path officially opened to the public Dec. 9. "It may not be a grand opening, but rather a happy reopening," WSDOT said in a news release. The pedestrian path goes from the...

 

Retaining wall will be built after nearly 8 years

The 61st Place West retaining wall will finally be fixed after nearly eight years. Council unanimously approved and authorized Mayor Jennifer Gregerson to sign the Hazard Mitigation Grant Agreement at a meeting Dec. 2. The funds secured will ultimate...

 

City earns another clean audit

The City of Mukilteo has received a clean audit opinion from the Washington State Auditor’s Office for the third year in a row. The Auditor’s Office published the 2018 audit reports on financial statements and accountability Nov. 21. “The City...

 

Pilchuck Audubon's annual Christmas bird count takes place Dec. 14

The National Audubon Society invites birdwatchers and people with backyard bird feeders to participate in the longest-running citizen science survey - the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count. Birders and nature enthusiasts will take part in this...

 

Mukilteo Yacht Club food drive is a success

Each November, Mukilteo Yacht Club conducts a food drive to support the Mukilteo Food Bank. This year, club members donated over 130 pounds of food and $800 to benefit those who are hungry during the holiday season.  “It is the hope of our...

 

Flu season arrives in Snohomish County

Flu season is early this year, but it’s not too late to protect against the illness. The Snohomish Health District reminds people that National Influenza Vaccination Week was Dec. 1-7. In Snohomish County, three people have already been...

 

History Files | The triangle of fire

Washington has some lovely state parks that were once a part of the coast defense system. Fort Casey on Whidbey Island was one of the forts. Also Fort Worden at Port Townsend and Fort Flagler on Marrowstone Island across Port Townsend Bay. Those...

 
 By Mike Gold    Opinion    December 11, 2019

Off Kilter | Our place in the universe

The title of this article comes, of all places, from that old rock and roll song: Up on the Roof – by the Drifters. The words from the song are (in part): “On the roof, it's peaceful as can be,... Full story

 
 By Chef Dez    Opinion    December 11, 2019

CHEF DEZ | Peppered cheese bread

People are always amazed when I say I make fresh bread, hot out of the oven, for Christmas dinner. “How do you find the time?” they always ask. My secret is this recipe for peppered cheese bread. Although it is not a yeast bread (it is a quick br...

 

Letter to the Editor | Election security

Election security is receiving renewed attention after numerous career public servants testified during the impeachment hearings that Trump bribed Ukraine to force them to interfere in the 2020 election. Key witnesses, as well as top national...

 

Chuck's World | What we knew and when we knew it

Perhaps you noticed the other day when Billie Eilish didn’t seem to know who Van Halen was. Perhaps you missed it. Perhaps you need me to start over. Billie Eilish is an American teenager, a singer/...

 

Insightful Investing | Count your blessings

It is that time of year again!  Time to count your blessings, one by one. And before I list a few of the things I am thankful for, I would like to share a poem that I heard years ago. This poem was written by Edgar Guest, who had his first poem...

 

Community Cat Coalition shares Christmas cheer with foster cats

The Community Cat Coalition opened its annual Home for the Holidays event Nov. 22 at the Harbour Pointe Shopping Center. It will stay open on weekends until Dec. 22. Members from all over the...

 

A "Big Band Christmas" featuring Rich Wetzel

A Big Band Christmas features band leader and jazz artist Rich Wetzel at the Temple Theatre, 47 St Helens Ave, in Tacoma on Dec. 11 from 7-10 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Rich Wetzel is a well-known jazz trumpet player and big band leader. He has...

 

Tips for surviving the holiday season with mental illnesses

People struggling with mental illness can be overwhelmed by the frequent cheerful greetings during the holiday season. Remember: you are not alone. For those having difficulty during this time of year, take advantage of support groups from NAMI...

 

Vision continues with Ahn family Christmas concert

The Mukilteo Christmas Concert Foundation presents its 25th annual Christmas concert 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lynnwood. Admission is free. In the beginning, the...

 

Everett Animal Shelter to receive Holiday Wishes grant

The Everett Animal Shelter was selected as a 2019 Holiday Wishes recipient by the Petco Foundation. The grant amount, which will range between $5,000-100,000, was revealed at the Petco Foundation...

 

School district plans to close the gap in student achievement at Kamiak

The Mukilteo School District has adopted new goals and strategies to close the gap in student achievement at Kamiak High School.  School Improvement Plans (SIP) are required by the State Board of Education. A new school district plan is adopted...

 

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