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Kamiak’s Holiday Classics concert most successful to date

In a day filled with holiday cheer and great music, Kamiak’s choir and orchestra performed their 21st annual Holiday Classics Concert on Saturday, Dec. 9. The event has grown in popularity to the...


Council approves 2018 budget

Mukilteo’s City Council unanimously adopted Mukilteo’s 2018 budget at a special meeting last Wednesday, Dec. 6, after weeks of public hearings and discussions. Mukilteo Finance Director Michelle... Full story


Mukilteo Community Orchestra’s Young Artists Concert

The Mukilteo Community Orchestra, in partnership with the Snohomish County Music Teachers Association (SCMTA), will present its next concert on Sunday, Dec. 17. The Young Artists Concert will feature...


Congratulations Kamiak Students of the Month for December 2017

The following students were selected by Kamiak staff as Students of the Month for December 2017, due to their outstanding academics, school and/or community leadership and activities and/or...


Sno-Isle Students of the Quarter

Sno-Isle Tech Skills Center is pleased to announce the following students received the Fall 2017 Student of the Quarter Award. Program teachers selected these students based upon employability skills... Full story


It's been a scary week for aircraft at Paine Field

Paine Field crews were extra busy last week, with two plane crashes just days apart, and a landing incident involving an experimental plane. The first crash occurred last Sunday, Dec. 3, when a small...


What if? l Worship

Tonight we celebrate the second of eight nights of Hanukkah. Each night of Hanukkah I proudly place my lit menorah in my front window sill so passersby can see that a proud Jew celebrating Hanukkah lives in my house. Because I live in a welcoming...


Police Beat: 12/1-12/9

Dec. 1 Loud noises The caller had questions regarding a noise complaint at the 12300 block of Harbour Pointe Boulevard. The officer answered her questions. Roadblock An officer responded for an object creating a traffic hazard at the 5400 block of...


Letter: Commending the council

I would like to commend the current council for taking up some difficult issues over the last few meetings as they prepare to finalize the budget. Evaluating the need for the services Senator Liias has provided in the past and whether or not they...


Letter: Public apology to Glen Pickus

A few weeks ago I printed a letter from James Sanchez (“An open letter to Mayor Gregerson”) regarding his view on FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) and in that letter, he made some accusations against Glen Pickus, a former City of Mukilteo...


All you need is love, actually I Chuck's World

We’ve now put a few years between ourselves and Peak Listicle, although some nerves are still jangling from those primitive days when nothing worth saying went unlisted. Listicles are random...


Importance of supporting school activities l Editor's Note

I had the opportunity to attend Kamiak’s Holiday Concert this past weekend. I unfortunately had never attended the performance before, but to say I was blown away would be an understatement. I got t... Full story


Mukilteo’s public safety problems l Guest View

Mukilteo has a public safety problem. Not the typical “we need to give police and fire more money so they can respond better to emergencies,” but rather making the pedestrian and vehicle interaction in Mukilteo safer. The latest red flag came... Full story


Help count birds during Audubon’s annual Christmas Bird Count

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 (CBC). On Saturday, Dec. 16, birders and nature...


Become a holiday hero for 5,500 kids in foster care

Treehouse’s Holiday Magic program makes the holidays brighter for 5,500 kids in foster care statewide by raising money to buy each one a meaningful gift such as a bicycle or the latest electronic gadget. Now in its 29th year, the program relies on...


Cocoon House’s H.O.P.E. for the holidays

After having to spend a couple of nights on the streets because of family conflict, Jesse found hope and stability through Cocoon House, an Everett non-profit organization that’s goal is to help break the cycle of homelessness. Donors in the...


Community Cat Coalition hosts famous cats

The Community Cat Coalition’s “Home for the Holiday” adoption event is currently in full swing. “Home for the Holidays” is located just north of Rite Aid in the Harbour Pointe Shopping Center at 11706 Mukilteo Speedway. This week, the... Full story

 By David Pan    Sports    December 13, 2017

Marauder grad assumes helm of program | Wrestling

Mariner’s new wrestling coach has deep ties to the program. First-year head coach Maximilian Welsh takes over for former coach Carl Wilkins, who left to take a teaching and coaching position at a school in Alaska. Welsh, a 2012 Mariner High School... Full story


Mother dead, son injured during shooting last week

A 54-year-old woman is dead and her 17-year-old son was injured following a shooting at the Village Green Mobile Home Park on Gibson Road between the Mukilteo Speedway and Highway 99 early Thursday, D... Full story

 By David Pan    Sports    December 13, 2017

Four state returners lead Knights | Wrestling

The Kamiak wrestling team is reloading with four state participants and two who advanced to regionals. Senior Ally de la Cruz is the defending 155-pound girls state champion and likely will decide soon if she plans to move up to the 170 weight...

 By David Pan    Sports    December 13, 2017

Mariner’s Weaver eyeing another Mat Classic medal | Wrestling

It finally clicked for Levi Weaver in the sixth grade. Throughout the years, he had played different sports without much success. Weaver then decided to check out the Olympic View Middle School wrestling team. “I’ve never been good at any sport... Full story

 By David Pan    Sports    December 13, 2017

Kamiak senior preparing to defend state crown | Wrestling

Kamiak’s Ally de la Cruz is excited to get back to work. The Knights’ first and only state wrestling champion is coming off an extended break from the mat. The last time de la Cruz had wrestled before the start of practices last month was during... Full story


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