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 By Brian Soergel    News

2-county hit-and-run spree includes Edmonds

A wild, two-county chase between police and a suspected truck thief left five cars damaged in Edmonds today, Sept. 17. According to the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office, at about... — Updated 9/22/2020

 
 By Brian Soergel    News 

Sunset Avenue: Park, drive through, continue walking, mask up

After being closed to through traffic and parked looky-loos since April, Sunset Avenue above the bluffs opened up to all on Friday, Sept. 25. You can park in assigned spaces again.... — Updated 9/25/2020 Full story

 
 By Brian Soergel    Schools

Edmonds College: Challenges ahead

Even before the coronavirus upended everything, the school previously known as Edmonds Community College had seen significant changes and additions. The name change, for one, to... — Updated 9/24/2020 Full story

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

What sank the Alumaweld off Edmonds Marina?

The real story of a boat sinking on Labor Day off the Edmonds coast is more complicated than it first appeared. Incomplete information from rescue officials about a "17-foot... — Updated 9/24/2020

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

Edmonds arson suspect not being released

A U.S. District judge ruled Monday that a 20-year-old Edmonds man would not be released into the community and specifically not to his parents' house, despite his attorney arguing f... — Updated 9/22/2020

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

Paying respect in Edmonds on Sept. 11, 19 years later

Although there was no in-person ceremony at the 9-11 Memorial in Edmonds due to the coronavirus pandemic, visitors made their way to the Edmonds Firefighters Memorial Park... — Updated 9/22/2020 Full story

 
 By Brian Soergel    Schools

Baseball field spiffed up, thanks to Eagle Scout

One of the baseball bleachers at Lynndale Park is in good shape now, thanks to the efforts of a 15-year-old Edmonds boy and his Eagle Scout project. Oh, and Aaron Johnson also... — Updated 9/22/2020

 
 By Brian Soergel    Schools

School District rehires 3 bus drivers for special-ed, tech programs

On Aug. 14, 175 Edmonds School District school bus drivers received notice that their jobs – and health insurance – would be eliminated at the end of the month. But on Tuesday, Sept. 11, the district recalled three school bus d... — Updated 9/17/2020

 
 By Brian Soergel    A & E

Edmonds resident matches seniors to famous Hollywood stars

Jennifer Angell has a knack for looking at people and imagining who their Hollywood doppelganger might be. That talent has enabled her to earn more than $16,000 for Alzheimer's... — Updated 9/17/2020

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

Edmonds offers help during Suicide Prevention Month

When the City of Edmonds proclaimed September as Suicide Prevention Month, it acknowledged a sobering fact: All age groups are affected. City Councilmember Luke Distelhorst, who... — Updated 9/17/2020

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

Mask compliance: Edmonds Fishing Pier will not close

If you plan to fish, or just sightsee, on the Edmonds Fishing Pier, you should have a face covering on. The Edmonds Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department said residents continue to contact them with concerns that few... — Updated 9/17/2020 Full story

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

Paying respects on Sept. 11, 19 years later

Although there was no in-person ceremony at the 9-11 memorial in Edmonds due to the coronavirus pandemic, visitors made their way to the Edmonds Firefighters Memorial Park... — Updated 9/17/2020

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

UPDATED: Boat sinks, 5 rescued in heavy waves near Edmonds Marina

UPDATED Sept. 8 A 19-foot aluminum boat sank about 400 yards offshore from Offleash Area Edmonds dog park Monday, Sept. 7, but all aboard were rescued. According to South County... — Updated 9/15/2020

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

Edmonds School District rehires 3 bus drivers for special-ed, tech programs

On Aug. 14, 175 Edmonds School District school bus drivers received notice that their jobs – and health insurance – would be eliminated at the end of the month. As of Sept. 11,... — Updated 9/15/2020 Full story

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

A school year like no other

The coronavirus pandemic has taken away high schoolers' most cherished memories. For the Edmonds-Woodway Class of 2020, that meant missing out on an uplifting graduation celebration... — Updated 9/13/2020 Full story

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

All about the crow in Edmonds

Crows. Love them? Hate them? Either way, you have to admire them for their intelligence, their stark beauty, their badass-ness. Kaelii Swift admires crows so much she's made the... — Updated 9/13/2020

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

Peaceful BLM march and rally marred by unruly couple

A Black Lives Matter rally and march through Edmonds on Saturday, Aug. 29, was briefly interrupted by pushing and shoving near the Edmonds Historical Museum. According to a witness,... — Updated 9/10/2020

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

19 years later: No in-person 9-11 ceremony in Edmonds

Like just about all public events in 2020, Edmonds' annual marking of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack will look different this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Details could be... — Updated 9/10/2020 Full story

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Michael Reagan: A hero to military families

Editor's Note: The Beacon is re-running occasional stories on events and personalities in Edmonds. Here's a story on Michael Reagan that ran in May 2017. Reagan's the gent who... — Updated 9/5/2020 Full story

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

Police hosting Q&As at Edmonds parks

Want to ask the Edmonds Police Department some questions? That the idea of the department's Community Engagement Team, which held its first "Park Tour" recently at Mathay-Ballinger... — Updated 9/3/2020 Full story

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

Police hosting Q&As at Edmonds parks

Want to ask the Edmonds Police Department some questions? That the idea of the department’s Community Engagement Team, which held its first “Park Tour” recently at Mathay-Ballinger Park in the city’s east end. About 20... — Updated 9/3/2020

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

'On the Fence': Malicious mischief charge

Richard Tuttle, who allegedly vandalized the "I Can't Breathe" artwork in Edmonds, has been charged with third-degree malicious mischief. He is scheduled to appear at 1 p.m. Wednesd... — Updated 9/3/2020

 
 By Brian Soergel    Schools

City program will provide daytime programs for school-aged youth

On Tuesday, Sept. 1, the City Council unanimously approved the hiring of two staff for a new program called LEAP – Learning Enhancement & Activity Program. The approval allows the City to move forward with recruiting, hiring, and... — Updated 9/3/2020

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

Pandemic forces furloughs at Edmonds Chamber of Commerce

The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce has furloughed two-thirds of its staff, leaving only President and CEO Greg Urban in the office on Fifth Avenue North. Erica Sugg and communication and program coordinator Alicia Moreno are on... — Updated 9/3/2020

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

Pandemic forces furloughs at Edmonds Chamber of Commerce

The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce has furloughed two-thirds of staff, leaving only President and CEO Greg Urban in the office on Fifth Avenue North. Erica Sugg and communication and program coordinator Alicia Moreno are on furlough... — Updated 9/1/2020 Full story

 

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