King tides showcase future sea level rise

Editor's note: The following is from the Washington State Department of Ecology, edited and with additional reporting from the Edmonds Beacon. Washington's 56 cities and counties... — Updated 2/1/2023

Hearing examiner to consider new Planning Board member's permit

The City of Edmonds is recommending approval of a conditional-use permit for a new member of the Planning Board, Lauren Golembiewski. The City's hearing examiner will consider the... — Updated 2/3/2023


Chamber CEO: 'Our goal is to bring as much of Edmonds to this park and really feature it'

Pending permits, Taste Edmonds has found a new home: Esperance Park. The hope is for it to be the Taste's permanent home, Edmonds Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Ryan... — Updated 2/3/2023

'It's disturbing': Thieves steal 2 'Joie de Vivre' sculptures; one remains in Edmonds

When thieves recently stole two of David Varnau's bronze sculptures – one public and one private – it was, as you can imagine, distressing for the Edmonds artist. But what made... — Updated 2/1/2023

Dig deeper: SnoPUD raising electric and water rates

The Snohomish County PUD Board of Commissioners has approved a general rate increase for all residential and commercial electric and water customers. Commissioners are President... — Updated 2/1/2023

Larsen, Somers: Boeing's 737 MAX assembly line is great news

Boeing said goodbye to the 747 on Jan. 31 while saying hello to the 737 Max. The last of the iconic 747s departed Everett's Paine Field Tuesday, Jan. 31, bound for Atlas Air. "As... — Updated 2/1/2023

Kiwanis Club opens Citizen of the Year nominations

Nominations are now being taken for the Edmonds Kiwanis Club's annual Citizen of the Year recognition. Nominations must be postmarked on or before March 31. Now in its 29th year,... — Updated 2/1/2023

New postmaster named for Edmonds

Jessica Comins has accomplished quite a lot since she began her Postal Service career as a rural carrier. And she is ready to start a new chapter as the Edmonds postmaster. Born... — Updated 2/2/2023

Waterfront Walkway Park | Through Your Lens

Bob Sears came across City workers installing an interpretive sign at the Edmonds Waterfront Center. From left are Jeff Seinko, senior parks worker, and Rob... — Updated 2/1/2023

Need traffic calming:; new passport procedure | City Briefs

Submit your traffic calming claim before March 3 Got a speeding problem on your street? The City of Edmonds wants public input on its 2023 traffic calming program. Submit your... — Updated 2/2/2023

Vandals hit Brackett's North; Fishing Pier; and City, Hickman, and Seaview parks

Edmonds Police are seeking public assistance in identifying suspects involved in numerous vandalisms to city parks. Over $10,000 of damage has occurred to several parks and... — Updated 2/2/2023 Full story

2022 saw most traffic deaths on Washington roads since 1990

The Washington Traffic Safety Commission’s (WTSC) initial data for 2022 shows the highest number of deaths on Washington roads and highways since 1990. Preliminary reports show that 745 people were killed in crashes last year.... — Updated 2/2/2023

Bills push for improving salmon habitat, removing barriers

Starting at the Olympia Ballroom in the state capital’s historic district, students from across Washington carried inflatable orcas and salmon and marched through the streets of Olympia to the steps of the Legislative building.... — Updated 2/2/2023

Your Table for 12 is ready

What is Table for 12, a new business on Fifth Avenue South in the spot previously held by C'est La Vie? By day it's home to 12 Tomatoes, an online food brand where comfort food is... — Updated 2/2/2023

Welcome back, Edmonds Orca

The orca is back in Edmonds and ready for its official unveiling 4 p.m. Feb. 5 at Salish Sea Brewing Co. Boathouse Taproom. The Beacon will be there! Read last week's... — Updated 2/2/2023

SnoPUD raising electric and water rates

The Snohomish County PUD Board of Commissioners has approved a general rate increase for all residential and commercial electric and water customers. Commissioners are President... — Updated 2/2/2023

Legislature: Bipartisan meeting Tuesday on housing issues

Rep. Strom Peterson and Sen. Marko Liias, who represent Edmonds in the 21st Legislative District, will take part in a bipartisan news conference to address closing Washington's... — Updated 1/30/2023

Give us your thoughts on MOTO in Edmonds

On Jan. 9, in an effort to provide readers with the latest news on the pizza joints opening in town, we ordered a pizza from MOTO on Main Street at 10:30 a.m. The first available... — Updated 1/31/2023

Edmonds Orca ready for its debut

The much-loved orca driftwood sculpture at Brackett's Landing North is no more. The elements and a string of vandals took care of that. But the artist, 96-year-old John Hurley, has... — Updated 2/2/2023


Westgate to get its own brewery

A new brewery is coming to Edmonds, but not downtown. It's Westgate's turn. Permitting is now in process for Edway Tap House at 22811 100th Ave. West, north of PCC and across the... — Updated 2/2/2023

Sign petition to prevent rampant growth | Guest View

Bills were introduced in last year's legislative session around issues of land use, zoning, and housing. When these ill-advised bills were defeated, the sponsors said they would... — Updated 2/2/2023

Urgency needed on traffic violence | Guest View

Editor’s note: The following was sent to Edmonds City Council and relevant City staff. This afternoon (Jan. 29) a 60-70-year-old man on an electric bike was struck by a driver at... — Updated 2/2/2023

Comfortably numb? | Moment's Notice

Desensitization: noun. The process of reducing or eliminating sensitivity; the act or process of desensitizing, of dulling or reducing sensation. I have always said I want to... — Updated 2/2/2023

Small but mighty: Taking down Francis in the sixth grade | Letters to the Editor

Re: "Soak 'em, late 1960s: Edmonds Elementary: Hero or goat?" (Back in Edmonds," Jan. 26)) I loved this story! I am a woman now and not a little girl anymore. But I, too, remember... — Updated 2/2/2023

A checklist of what to do when a loved one dies | Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, What steps need to be taken after a loved one dies? My 71-year-old uncle, who’s divorced with no children, has terminal cancer. He’s asked me to take care of... — Updated 2/2/2023

'Surf Check, Brackett's Landing' | Sketching Edmonds

This study is one I recently worked up. Before painting on the larger canvas, I'll return to this piece when deciding on colors and details for the final version. Brackett's... — Updated 2/2/2023

How to make most of the legislative session | Guest View

The 2023 legislative session started on Jan. 9. Some of you may be interested in participating in the legislative process. There are several ways to stay informed and involved... — Updated 1/26/2023


Soak 'em, late 1960s, Edmonds Elementary: Hero or goat? | Back in Edmonds

It’s fifth-grade recess and a wild game of soak ’em has come down to me alone – the smallest kid in class. My teammates can barely watch. A wiry kid on the other side has the... — Updated 1/31/2023

Demos for a dozen | Arts & Appetite

Have you heard of Table for 12? All of us who wander downtown Edmonds regularly peeked in often, checking the signs in the window on the storefront next to Arista Wine Cellars,... — Updated 2/2/2023

MLK inquiry; Ballinger Park | Letters to the Editor

Comment on Martin Luther King Jr. Day? Today, January 16, 2023, I am wondering why the City of Edmonds made no public comment on the significance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.... — Updated 1/26/2023

VFW Post 8870 announces Freedom Scholarship

Cmdr. Carl F. Kurfess of VFW post #8870 has announced the Post will, once again, offer its Freedom Scholarship to graduating high school seniors. Student qualifications include... — Updated 2/2/2023

Leslie Chavez – Wrestling

This week's Edmonds Woodway athlete of the week is junior wrestler Leslie Chavez. This past week at the Chief Sealth invite, she recorded two pins on her way to a top 6 finish. She... — Updated 1/28/2023

Orca in place; official unveiling Sunday, Feb. 5

The Edmonds Orca is back and ready for its official unveiling 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, at Salish Sea Brewing Co. Boathouse Taproom in Harbor Square. It was formerly displayed at... — Updated 2/2/2023

Poet reading; art exhibit | AE Briefs

2 poets to share work at Edmonds Bookshop "Writing from Land & Sea: A Reading with Jessica Gigot and Liz Kellebrew" to be held at Edmonds Bookshop 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16,... — Updated 2/2/2023

Cascade Symphony Orchestra presents annual children's concert

The Cascade Symphony Orchestra (CSO) will present its annual children's concert at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N, Edmonds. This... — Updated 2/2/2023

Olympic Ballet Theatre presents new works in 'Debuts'

Olympic Ballet Theatre (OBT) continues its 2022-2023 performance season with "Debuts" 7 p.m. Feb. 18 and 5 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N. It... — Updated 2/2/2023

Northwest Stream Center hosts white birds of winter program

White birds of winter have migrated here from Alaska and Canada to the Pacific Northwest. Thousands of Trumpeter and tundra swans and snow geese have flown from the far north to... — Updated 2/2/2023

Lunar New Year in Edmonds

A cold wind and steady rain didn't stand a chance of keeping locals and visitors away from the second annual Lunar New Year Edmonds celebration – this time for the Year of the... — Updated 2/2/2023

Cascadia lecture | A&E Briefs

Speaker to focus on the life of her father, Mayumi Tsutakawa Mayumi Tsutakawa will speak about her father George Tsutakawa, his life in Seattle and Japan, and his training and... — Updated 2/2/2023

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