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Articles from the December 28, 2016 edition

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Energizing future engineers

Elementary-age children on a holiday break from school flocked to the Mukilteo Library on Dec. 22 to design, construct and test model roller coasters. The hands-on lesson, led by... — Updated 12/28/2016

 By Nicholas Johnson    News

New Year, new editor

With the New Year comes a new editor for your hometown newspaper – an editor resolute in keeping community journalism alive for the people of Mukilteo. It was my demonstrated... — Updated 12/28/2016


2016 Year in Review: Part 1 (January-June)

January NOAA looking to swap Tank Farm property The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration has proposed that it trade its Tank Farm property with the city to build a new... — Updated 12/28/2016


‘In With the New’ at Gallery North in Edmonds

Gallery North’s first show of 2017, “In With the New,” is an exhibit highlighting the work of artists who were juried in as new members of the gallery during 2016. The show... — Updated 12/28/2016

 By Paul Archipley    News

Terrorism elsewhere strikes fear in Muslims here

Imagine a total stranger, apparently assuming he knows who and what you are, walking up and saying, “Go back to your own country. We don’t want you here.” Aziz Junejo, who... — Updated 12/28/2016 Full story

 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

A minor fall, a major lift, a New Year’s tale | Chuck's World

I am a seeker of miracles, and this is my season. It’s just a romantic streak frosted over with sentimentality, carefully nurtured since childhood, a finely honed sense of... — Updated 12/28/2016


What it takes to get to $10 billion | Taking Stock

I reported in November that Seattle Genetics had reached a market capitalization of $10 billion for the first time. Market capitalization is measured by multiplying the value of one share of stock by the total number of shares... — Updated 12/28/2016


Getting old pays off | Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, What types of discounts are available to baby boomers, at what age do they kick in, and what’s the best way to go about finding them? Almost 50 Dear Almost, One of the great perks of growing older in America... — Updated 12/28/2016


Letter: Angels in Mukilteo

There really does seem to be angels on Earth, and they reside in Mukilteo. It is Christmas Eve morning and I just stopped at my local Starbucks. What a great surprise to learn that my coffee had already been paid for. I was... — Updated 12/28/2016


Letter: Electro Impact’s lights a joy

We want to acknowledge the effort put forth by Electro Impact with their Christmas decorations along Chennault Beach Road (aka Electro Impact Blvd.). It is such a joy to travel that roadway and enjoy their festive lights and it is... — Updated 12/28/2016


Letter: Give Trump a chance

I rarely write to the editor but someone needs to reply to Mr. Tinsley and Mr. Markey. I personally thank God we finally have a leader who wants to help out all Americans, follow the constitution and obey the laws. President-elect... — Updated 12/28/2016


Letter: Question city on construction

After reading of the firing of the Public Works Director in October, I feel that the Mayor stopped far short of getting rid of what’s wrong in City Hall. Since the first week in September, I have tried to obtain info on the... — Updated 12/28/2016


Police Beat

Dec. 12 Substance Abuse – 11700 blk Mukilteo Speedway A caller advised there were three subjects in a vehicle who may be doing narcotics at the location. Officers spoke with a male subject who said he was waiting for his friends... — Updated 12/28/2016



Dec. 31 Noon New Year’s Eve Storytime 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Read, sing and dance in the New Year. Join the library in a countdown to a noon balloon drop. This storytime event is geared toward children 6 and under. Caregiver... — Updated 12/28/2016


Edmonds CC faculty reaffirms commitment to inclusion, respect for diversity

As colleges and universities across the nation experience an increase in bias incidents, the Edmonds Community College Faculty Senate has reaffirmed its commitment to inclusion and respect for diversity. The senate approved a... — Updated 12/28/2016


South Everett-Mukilteo Rotary Club honors Kamiak senior

The South Everett-Mukilteo Rotary Club has named Kamiak High School's Oliver Dilts as its Student of the Month for December 2016. He was recognized for his accomplishments at a recent Rotary Club meeting at Shawn... — Updated 12/28/2016


HPMS fetes ‘Creative’ students

Harbour Pointe Middle School selected the following students as November Student of the Month. Teachers selected the students who they believe best exemplified November’s attribute of Creative. November - Creative... — Updated 12/28/2016 Full story


HPMS honors December Students of the Month

Harbour Pointe Middle School selected the following students as December Student of the Month. Teachers selected the students who they believe best exemplified December’s attribute of “Cooperative.” Characteristics of a... — Updated 12/28/2016


National Park Service opens more than 250 jobs in Pacific Northwest

The National Park Service has more than 250 seasonal job openings for the summer of 2017 in more than 10 parks Washington, Oregon and Idaho. These openings are for a wide variety of positions, including backcountry rangers,... — Updated 12/28/2016

 By Nicholas Johnson    News

Taking stock of 2016

Was 2016 the worst year ever, as many have declared on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter? The answer seems to depend on whom you ask. “It’s a crapshoot for a lot of folks because Trump won and a lot of famous... — Updated 12/28/2016 Full story


Glad to Cabela’s ad inserted into the Beacon | Letter

I was so glad to see our town newspaper get Cabela's as an advertising client. We love that store! Sometimes I forget to consider it for my holiday shopping because it's so far away. I love the reminder and the promise of... — Updated 12/28/2016


Thanks to community for supporting Girls on the Run 5K | Letter

I'd like to publicly express my gratitude to the community after the recent Girls on the Run of Snohomish County’s Fall 5K at Willis Tucker Community Park in Snohomish. Despite snowy conditions, more than 300 girls, running... — Updated 12/28/2016 Full story


Veterans should not be living in cars; help support Edmonds group | Letter

We at Operation Military Family Cares strongly advocate the value our military and veteran families bring to the marketplace and our communities. However, we cannot ignore the effects of war and the physical and psychological... — Updated 12/28/2016


Cascade Symphony’s new show Jan. 9

The Cascade Symphony Orchestra present “Pathetique” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, at the Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N. The program features Mosolov’s The Iron Foundry op. 19, Saent Sans-Morceau de Concert... — Updated 12/28/2016


Rush Nero wins

Rush Nero BU02’s Josh Newton looks to take a shot against Surf during a Rush Premier League boys soccer game on Dec. 11. Rush won 6-1 in the final regular season game of the season. The league features players from Mukilteo and... — Updated 12/28/2016


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