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Annual garage sale, spring cleanup postponed

The City of Mukilteo has postponed the 33rd annual Great Mukilteo Garage Sale. The garage sale, which was scheduled for April 25, will be rescheduled in the fall. Waste Management also has postponed the spring cleanup that follows the garage sale...

 By Paul Archipley    News    March 25, 2020 

From the publisher's desk: Together we can win

Scared. That's a word being confessed everywhere, by husbands to wives, children to parents, patients to doctors, workers to coworkers, strangers to strangers. We're scared. How could we not be?...

 By Beacon Staff    News    March 25, 2020 

Gov. Inslee announces assistance for homeowners unable to make mortgage payments

Gov. Jay Inslee and Charlie Clark, director of the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) announced the state is taking steps to assist distressed Washington homeowners who are unable to make their mortgage payments due to...

 By Beacon Staff    News    March 25, 2020 

New health officer order for Snohomish County

Dr. Chris Spitters, health officer for the Snohomish Health District, issued a local Health Officer Order for Snohomish County that parallels Gov. Jay Inslee’s proclamations on March 16. The new order prohibits all events or public venue...

 By David Pan    News    March 25, 2020 

New Mukilteo ferry terminal on track for fall 2020 opening

Work continues on the new Mukilteo ferry terminal, and the projected completion date remains the fall of 2020. "We haven't had any slowdowns because of the coronavirus yet," Washington State Ferries P...

 By Beacon Staff    News    March 25, 2020 

Community Transit to cut services by 25%

Community Transit announced plans to reduce most bus services by approximately 25%. This COVID-19 related reduction in service will go into effect Monday, March 30, and continue until further notice,...

 By Beacon Staff    News    March 25, 2020 

Five more Community Transit employees test positive for coronavirus

Community Transit announced that five more employees have informed the agency that their health care providers have told them that they have tested presumptive positive for COVID-19. In a Wednesday,...

 By Beacon Staff    News    March 25, 2020 

Stay home to conserve health care resources

The Washington State Department of Health said there is a worldwide shortage of the masks, gowns, and gloves that keep health care safe for health care providers. They are also facing a crisis in which there may not be enough space in our hospitals,...

 By David Pan    News    March 25, 2020 

Mukilteo schools working to connect students, teachers online

With schools closed through at least April 24, the Mukilteo School District is moving forward to connect students and teachers online. The district sent out a survey last week asking families about their internet access and what devices students...

 News    March 25, 2020 

What a sight

Many of us drive under this bridge on a regular basis, but never get to see this sight. But Mukilteo resident Steve Bertrand happened to be in the right place at the right time recently, catching...

 By Beacon Staff    News    March 25, 2020 

Everett Clinic's Mukilteo walk-in clinic only seeing coronavirus patients

The Everett Clinic has changed its walk-in clinic policies in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The Harbour Pointe walk-in clinic in Mukilteo is currently only seeing patients who have urgent coronavirus concerns. Six of the Everett Clinic’s...

 By Christopher Kim    News    March 25, 2020 

Billions in federal funding on the line in upcoming census

Census field operations have been suspended until April 1 to slow the spread of the coronavirus, the Census Bureau announced last week. "During this pause in field operations, the Census Bureau will...

 By Beacon Staff    News    March 25, 2020 

County launches Rapid Response to help businesses, workforce

Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers on Friday announced actions to support businesses and workers impacted by COVID-19. This new program complements recent federal and state actions. “It is never too early to start our economic recovery efforts,...

 By Cameron Sheppard    News    March 25, 2020 

Governor unveils plans to help workers, renters and small businesses

Economic assistance to workers, renters and small businesses suffering from the impacts of the coronavirus outbreak will be provided by Gov. Jay Inslee’s COVID-19 response plan. Last week, Inslee mandated a two-week closure of restaurants, bars,...

 By Beacon Staff    News    March 25, 2020 

Insurance Commissioner orders property insurers to give grace periods, halt cancelations until May 9

Washington State Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler has ordered all property and casualty insurers in Washington state to take steps to make sure policyholders retain coverage for their homes, vehicles, other property and liability policies during...

 News    March 25, 2020 

Police Beat: Police seek public's help following robbery

On March 13, at about 9:10 p.m., Mukilteo Police officers responded to the 3800 block of Harbour Pointe Boulevard SW for a report of a robbery at the location. According to Officer Myron Travis, the suspect was described as a black male,...

 News    March 25, 2020 

All state parks, wildlife areas, water access areas closed

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife announced the temporary closure of all state-managed parks, wildlife areas, and water access areas for at least two weeks starting...

 By Beacon Staff    News    March 25, 2020 

Mayor Gregerson encourages gun owners to secure store firearms

Mukilteo Mayor Jennifer Gregerson is encouraging gun owners to securely store firearms in order to keep guns out of the hands of children and teens to prevent unintentional shootings and gun-related...

 By Beacon Staff    News    March 25, 2020 

Upcoming City Council meeting to be streamed online

The Mukilteo City Council’s regular meeting scheduled for Monday, April 6, will be streamed online at the City’s website. To help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, all City Councilmembers will be participating in the meeting remotely....

 By Beacon Staff    News    March 25, 2020 

Snohomish County adjusting solid waste facilities hours

Because of the impacts of the COVID-19 emergency, Snohomish County will close all of its solid waste facilities and programs starting Saturday, March 28. The transfer stations will reopen on...

 By Beacon Staff    News    March 25, 2020 

State Sen. Liias to run for Lieutenant Governor

Democratic State Senator Marko Liias will seek the office of Lieutenant Governor, following the announced retirement of incumbent Cyrus Habib. Liias has represented Snohomish County's 21st Legislative...

 News    March 25, 2020 

The way we were

Photographer Mary Ann Macomber took these shots of some familiar sights in Mukilteo last week before the city and the state shut down due to the coronovirus pandemic. If you have photos to share or...

 By Beacon Staff    News    March 25, 2020 

Salvation Army providing temporary shelter in Everett location

Snohomish County and its partners are working to protect everyone in the community against the spread of COVID-19, including people who are experiencing homelessness, particularly parents with children, veterans, and other vulnerable individuals....

 News    March 25, 2020 

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The Beacon has been part of your community for nearly 30 years – covering your world – and we intend to continue doing so for many years to come. But like other small businesses slammed by the coronavirus pandemic, we are battling to keep our doo... Full story

 By Beacon Staff    News    March 25, 2020 

Snohomish County PUD to temporarily suspend reading meters due to COVID

With a focus on keeping its employees and customers safe during the COVID-19 outbreak, Snohomish County PUD has temporarily suspended reading meters and paused sending meter readers into the field. The delivery of critical power and water services...


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