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 By David Pan    Sports    December 18, 2019

Kamiak's Cantini ready for challenging season | Wrestling

Kamiak senior Diana Cantini usually knows the competition in her weight class pretty well. At the Yelm Jump On In tournament, Cantini had wrestled her first two opponents in previous invitationals. Bu...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    December 18, 2019

Marauders hoping to build on successful start to the season | Wrestling

The numbers for the Mariner boys wrestling team are down a little bit from last year, but coach Joe Barrington-Richards has been pleased by what he's seen on the mat. "It's nice to see the high...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    December 18, 2019

Strong showing for Kamiak boys at Spud Walley tournament | Wrestling

The Kamiak boys wrestling team returns a mix of veterans along with some promising newcomers. The combination was good enough for a fourth-place tie at the 35th annual Spud Walley tournament...

 

The woman in the lighthouse

Residents have expressed concern after seeing a person wandering around the Mukilteo Lighthouse lately. Yes, there has been someone inside the lighthouse. No, it is not an intruder. Her name is...

 

Mukilteo aims to have 100% renewable energy by 2045

Council approved a resolution to establish a Climate Action Committee back in April. Since then, committee members have started working towards a goal of 100% renewable energy by 2045 or sooner. Tim Ellis, chair of the Climate Action Committee, told...

 

Seven potential improvement projects in Mukilteo

Sound Transit conducted various surveys and outreach with residents in Mukilteo this fall. Of the 16 potential improvements identified for Mukilteo Station, the most highly rated were bus transfer timing, City of Mukilteo parking, adaptive signal...

 

Mukilteo Lane may become a one-way road

Residents of Old Town fear that commuters will cut through their neighborhoods to bypass the Mukilteo Speedway once the new terminal is opened. As a result, Mukilteo Lane may become a one-way road. City Council continued a discussion about future...

 

City finalizes purchase of new stormwater vactor truck

The City of Mukilteo recently finalized the purchase of a $510,000 new stormwater vactor truck. Mayor Jennifer Gregerson signed a contract to buy the truck from Owen Equipment through the Sourcewell,...

 

Dentists of Mukilteo open new offices

The Dentists of Mukilteo hosted a ribbon cuttings for its new offices Dec. 11. It is located at 12502 Mukilteo Speedway Ste 108. The Chamber of Commerce, local residents, and family members celebrated the opening with food, drinks, prizes and an...

 

A hidden gem at the Mukilteo YMCA

When walking through the halls at the YMCA, one might hear “Ich, Ni, San.” This is Shihan Jay Gravelle counting in Okinawan Japanese during the karate classes. Shihan means “teacher of teachers,” and the title suits him. Gravelle has been at...

 

Mukilteo Evaluation and Treatment Facility has plans to expand in upcoming months

The Mukilteo Evaluation and Treatment Facility, 10710 Mukilteo Speedway, will receive a 887 square foot addition and interior renovations to the existing building. Project architect Chris Rubright, on behalf of Snohomish County, submitted a Land Use...

 
 By Mike Gold    Opinion    December 18, 2019

Off Kilter | Christmas – Left Coast vs. Right Coast

Having lived on both the East and West coasts, I’ve had an opportunity to observe some holiday season differences. In fact, there is a considerable difference during the holidays on the East Coast b...

 

Chuck's World | The golden ticket is only a little gray

There are at least two axioms that I rely on in this life. There might be a few more. It’s possible there’s a box in the garage marked “axioms” that I’ve forgotten about. There’s a lot of...

 

Savvy Senior | How seniors can get free legal assistance

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend any resources that provide free or low-cost legal services to seniors? I’m 68 and need some professional legal assistance but have limited funds. -Need Help Dear Need, There are actually a number of free and...

 

Letter to the Editor | Belated thank you

This is a belated thank you to Richard Emery, Joe Marine, and others who de-cluttered our city streets by removing campaign signs. Some of those were from people who lost in the primary race, even though there is a city ordinance saying signs are to...

 

Letter to the Editor | Support Mukilteo schools

The Mukilteo School District board of directors recently approved a $240 million capital bond proposal to put before voters in February to address enrollment growth and long-term capital improvement efficiencies. When our family moved to Mukilteo 25...

 

Letter to the Editor | Commercial flights from Paine Field

Snohomish County rezoned our community in 1978 and assured us that there would never be commercial flights from Paine, they lied. Smaller lot sizes devestated tree cover, polluted our streams, and killed our salmon. Tree cover that would have helped...

 

Letter to the Editor | Bond supports security upgrades

Not that long ago, schools could focus simply on teaching students the knowledge and skills necessary for a productive and successful life. While that is still the core purpose of public schools everywhere, there is so much more to think about these...

 

Travel Sketcher | Produce displays

Produce displays are a pallet of colors. This one at PCC in Bothell caught my eye while I was having a cup of coffee. My wife, who has a degree in nutrition, reminds me that the more colors you eat,...

 

Kamiak Messiah concert receives standing ovation

Kamaik's Holiday Classics Concert celebrated their 23rd year at the Everett Civic Auditorium Dec. 15. The students performed two shows back to back. The event was sponsored by Kamiak Performing Arts...

 

Chermak Construction donates to Vision House

Local remodeling company Chermak Construction, Inc. recently held its annual holiday party Dec. 11. Part of the celebration always includes a raffle of donated items with proceeds going to a local charity. This year the company raised $3,210 for the...

 

South Everett-Mukilteo Rotary recognizes two accomplished Kamiak students

November 2019 | Josh Clogston Josh Clogston is Kamiak's November Student of the Month for South Everett-Mukilteo Rotary. With little interest in video games, Clogston enjoys spending time outdoors...

 

Mariner senior helps rebuild online newspaper

Kya Nethercot helped rebuild Mariner High School's journalism program within months of moving to Everett from Kansas. In just one month at the school, she was named editor-in-chief. The Mariner Compas...

 

Weekly Worship | The Temple Beth Or community

The reasons for joining a religious institution such as Temple Beth Or are as various as the number of its members. Temple Beth Or offers a place for Jews to worship together in the manner to which...

 

Night construction at new ferry terminal trips alarms

Night construction began at the ferry terminal Dec. 9 and plans to continue through Jan. 25. After weeks and weeks of forewarned messages about noise in the area, workers still managed to trip various alarms on the property. Officers responded to a...

 

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