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 By Madeline Coats    News    December 4, 2019 

What's that noise?

Mukilteo residents should expect to hear loud noises from the new ferry terminal, 910 Front St., during the upcoming weeks. The City of Mukilteo approved a noise variance application for work...

 
 By Madeline Coats    News    December 4, 2019 

City discusses legislative priorities for the upcoming session

With the Washington State Legislature preparing to begin in January, now is the time for Mukilteo to compile a list of priorities for the 2020 session. The legislative agenda will direct the City of Mukilteo’s efforts in the state Legislature....

 
 By Madeline Coats    News    December 4, 2019 

What's next for Hawthorne Hall

The City Council is discussing alternatives for Hawthorne Hall after the Boys and Girls Club relocated to a new facility. In determining the future of the property, the City said it needs an accurate...

 
 By Madeline Coats    News    December 4, 2019 

She's A Given aims to transform the lives of small business owners By Madeline Coats

Emilie Given's journey to start her own business stems from almost dying in childbirth three years ago. Today, she owns a virtual assistant agency. The near-death experience made Given realize the...

 
 By Madeline Coats    News    December 4, 2019 

River otter found dead in crab pot

There were supposedly three resident otters that spent their time around Lighthouse Park. Now there are just two. An otter was found dead on the shores of Lighthouse Park Nov. 25. It was discovered...

 

Police Blotter | Nov. 22 - Dec. 1

Nov. 22 Hide the evidence A caller requested an area check for a vehicle with a loud muffler parked in front of the location checking cars and mailboxes. There had reportedly been a string of vehicle prowls and mail thefts in the area recently....

 

Resident: Graffiti is vandalism, not art

A concerned resident wants the community to be aware of ongoing vandalism, graffiti, and illegal activity occurring near Japanese Gulch. Craig Sylvester has witnessed the area continue to get worse...

 

City takes steps to address public safety

In an effort to address pedestrian safety, the Mukilteo City Council passed a motion to add temporary speed bumps to eight locations in the city. The motion passed 6-1 in a meeting Nov. 18. Pedestrian safety has been an ongoing concern in the...

 

Winter is coming

If last year was any indication that snow can pile high in Snohomish County, then take some time to consider preparing ahead for this year’s predicted storm. County staff wants to remind commuters of tools and tips to prepare for the upcoming...

 

Mukilteo YMCA gains new executive director

The new executive director of the Mukilteo YMCA has two decades of experience working for various branches across the West Coast.  Cynthia Kelly aims to use her new position to help create a brighter future for youth in the community. She wants to...

 

Kamiak volleyball player overcomes injury

Sarah Brachvogal, 17, took on a different type of leadership role this season. The Kamiak senior signed her letter of intent to play volleyball at Seattle Pacific University Nov. 13. A few months...

 

Mayor's salary could be reduced

Mukilteo City Council voted 3-3, with one abstention, on an ordinance to decrease the mayor’s salary to $30,000 without benefits. Since the vote ended in a tie, the ordinance failed. Councilmember Anna Rohrbough was the one abstention, yet later...

 

Safety tips for cooking on Thanksgiving

As Thanksgiving approaches, take some time to brush up on home fire safety and prevention tips before preparing the holiday feast. Red Cross has provided 10 safety tips to avoid burning the whole house down. Thanksgiving is the peak day for home...

 

Election season is gone, but not forgotten

The November elections are officially over and the ballots are counted. Some races were landslides and others maintained narrow margins. On Tuesday night, after celebrating big wins, candidates Joe Ma...

 

Settlement reached in 2016 shooting that killed three and injured one

A mass shooting on July 30, 2016, ended the lives of three teenagers and left a fourth teenager seriously injured at a house party in Mukilteo. Kamiak High School graduate Jacob Long, 19, was the first of those slain by the gunman. Long’s mother...

 

Washington state bans vapor products containing vitamin E acetate

The Washington State Board of Health expanded its emergency rule on vapor products to include a new section banning the sale of vapor products containing vitamin E acetate Nov. 18. The DOH recommended the update based on new CDC findings connecting...

 

Camp Fire raises over $84,000 at annual luncheon

Camp Fire Snohomish County raised over $84,000 at its 28th annual luncheon at Angel of the Winds Arena Oct. 23. Cathy Schindler from the Housing Authority of Snohomish County spoke at the event. Chris Sullivan, transportation reporter for KIRO...

 

Litter Wranglers clean over 800 miles of road in Snohomish County

Snohomish County’s Litter Wranglers cleaned about 800 road miles in just one year, collecting nearly 6,000 bags of litter during the 2019 season. In 2017, the County’s public works department created the Litter Wranglers program with the goal to...

 

Police Blotter | Nov. 8 - 14

Nov. 8 Umm Dispatch advised of a 911 open-line call from a cell phone with sounds of a pocket dial and people arguing. On call back to the phone, a female answered and said “hello” and “umm” before hanging up. The phone signal was reportedly...

 

Local PD seeks donations for prostate cancer research

Mukilteo Police Department will be assisting barbers with haircuts in exchange for donations Nov. 21. All proceeds will go towards prostate cancer research. In support of Men’s Health Awareness Month, the police department will be at Nic’s...

 

Commerce awards $4 million to 52 communities

The Department of Commerce awarded $4 million to 52 communities in an effort to address housing affordability in Washington state. Mukilteo is one of those 52 communities. These grants will fund housing action plans and city code changes to increase...

 

Good way to see the world? Get your hands dirty

Who would have thought a few months ago I would be on my knees, in the dirt, in an orchard in the countryside of France helping a new friend harvest the fallen hazelnuts (filberts)? No one who knows...

 
 By Beth Bond    News    November 20, 2019

A lifetime of music

It's been said that music has the power to soothe the savage beast, and maybe so. Music touches our lives from birth to death. In fact, the use of calming music can influence the embryo as it...

 

Make yourself happy; make yourself useful

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson Here are some ways to be useful: Volunteer Chore - The...

 
 By Jim Miller    News    November 20, 2019

How to create an ethical will

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you write a column on ethical wills and how to make one? The attorney that made up my will recently suggested I write one as a tool to explain the intentions of my will, as well as express my thoughts and feelings, but I don...

 

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