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 By Rebecca Carr    News

Candidate: Simpson likes the status quo

Like many Mukilteo citizens, Bruce Simpson was surprised and upset to learn that as a resident he has no say in whether the city annexes some 11,000 people along with a questionable section of Highway 99 that many feel will change... — Updated 8/5/2009

 By Rebecca Carr    News

Emery is ready to keep going

Richard Emerys work isnt done yet. Some of the most significant issues affecting Mukilteo, in fact, will be decided in the near future. Thats a big motivation in his decision to run for the council seat to which he was appointed... — Updated 8/5/2009

 By rebecca Carr    News

Meet the 2009 candidates

Over the next few weeks, the Beacon will profile candidates for the various positions. Check this page for links to their individual profiles. Mukilteo City Council, Pos. 2, currently held by Richard Emery Bruce Simpson:... — Updated 8/5/2009

 By Rebecca Carr    News

So many cars, so little room: City to research interim parking solutions

Short of a prime piece of land and a few million dollars suddenly dropping out of the sky, there is no magic bullet to permanently solve the growing parking problem in Old Town and on the waterfront. But for now, city staff has a... — Updated 8/5/2009

 By rebecca Carr    News

Mukilteo officer rescues 2 from fire

Fireworks continue to wreak havoc Routine is a subjective term, especially when it comes to the call of duty. For Mukilteo police officer Joe Evans, carrying children out of a burning house is just part of the job description. For... — Updated 8/5/2009

 By rebecca Carr    News

Time well spent

Kumon Math and Reading Center instructor Gwendolyn Lewis and her son, Ivan Lewis invest a recent sunny Sunday afternoon in collecting for the Mukilteo Food Bank. During an especially needy period for the food bank, the pair... — Updated 8/5/2009


Engagement - Lord-Tennison

While taking a break as first year law students at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, Matt Lord and Carla Tennison met each other at an intramural soccer game. After dating for half a year, Matt popped the question at... — Updated 7/29/2009 Full story


Andrew David Murray

Andrew David Murray III was born at Northwest Hospital in Seattle July 7. He weighed 8lbs. 3oz. and was 20 inches long. His proud parents are Andrew and Anne Murray of Mukilteo... — Updated 7/29/2009


Shirley MacMillan Rarig

After an unexpected and brief fight with colon cancer, Shirley MacMillan Rarig died peacefully June 24th, 2009, exactly 2 months after the death of her husband of 60 years, Sam Rarig. Novelist Yann Martel wrote, To lose your... — Updated 7/29/2009

 By rebecca Carr    Opinion

Photo caption misses the mark

The July 22 issue of the Mukilteo Beacon carried a front page picture captioned, in part a citation an honor guard performing a 21-gun salute a marker dedication ceremony. In the interest of accuracy, a 21-gun salute is rendered us... — Updated 7/29/2009

 By rebecca Carr    News

Cooling station at City Hall

Due to a National Weather Service excessive heat warning, the City of Mukilteo will open a cooling station at City Hall. An excessive heat warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The... — Updated 7/29/2009

 By Rebecca Carr    News

Harbour Pointe Boulevard rebuild begins Monday

Those fortunate enough to have air-conditioned vehicles might want to make sure that AC is in good working order. The rest of us would do well to pack plenty of cold water and patience while traveling Harbour Pointe Boulevard in... — Updated 7/29/2009

 By rebecca Carr    News

Library popular - and crowded

The good news is, the Mukilteo Library is hopping, especially with all of the programs happening there, Sno-Isle Libraries Community Relations and Marketing Director Mary Kelly said.. The bad news is, we are finding that on days... — Updated 7/29/2009 Full story

 By rebecca Carr    News

Marine to serve on Sound Transit Finance Committee

Sound Transit Board Member and Mukilteo Mayor Joe Marine has been appointed to serve on the committee that oversees Sound Transit's finances. "Joe Marine's presence on the Sound Transit Finance Committee will help us maintain our t... — Updated 7/29/2009 Full story

 By rebecca Carr    News

Quality EMS is just a heartbeat away

Mukilteo Fire Department accepts a $4,800 grant from Medic One Foundation, which it is using to provide defibrillators in the command vehicles. The lifesaving devices are already on Mukilteo ladders, engines and medic units and... — Updated 7/29/2009

 By rebecca Carr    News

Grease is the word at Chamber movie night

Mukilteo Chamber of Commerces movie night was a success Thursday, with around 275 guests enjoying the classic Grease. Moviegoers showed their spirit by dressing up in 50s era clothing, and posed with fancy cars from the era.... — Updated 7/29/2009

 By rebecca Carr    News

Strong kids, strong teens, strong communities

Kiwanis Club of Mukilteo presents a $500 check for the YMCAs Strong Kids Strong Teens program. Strong Kids Strong Teens is a nutrition, activity, and self-improvement program for kids ages 8-14 and their parents. A Total Health... — Updated 7/29/2009

 By Rebecca Carr    News

Youre never too old to Run-A-Muk

Anders Jacobsen is in good shape heading into this years Run-A-Muk, where hes hoping to shave a few seconds off of last years time. Jacobsen runs around Green Lake several times a week to keep in shape, getting in more time in the... — Updated 7/29/2009


Archibald Clark CONN, III

Archie Conn passed away July 16 in his Mukilteo home, at the age of 68, after a relatively brief struggle with cancer. He was born to Archie Jr. and Jane Conn, in Trenton, New Jersey Dec. 27, 1940. After his graduation from high... — Updated 7/22/2009

 By rebecca Carr    Opinion


The old saying that there is nothing more permanent than change is true back then, now and in the future. We grow up in our part of the world and think that the skills we learned will last us a lifetime. We soon find out that isnt... — Updated 7/22/2009

 By Rebecca Carr    News

Council vows not to stall in solving parking problems

Even as Mukilteo grows in popularity and works to make itself a destination city as opposed to a pass-thru for ferry commuters, the parking problem in Old Town and at the waterfront grows right along with it. The City Council on... — Updated 7/22/2009

 By Rebecca Carr    News

Mukilteo Fire approves partnership with Lynnwood

The cities of Mukilteo and Lynnwood, soon to be next door neighbors, got a head start on collaborating together when the Mukilteo City Council approved an interlocal agreement (ILA) in which the two will share higher level fire and... — Updated 7/22/2009

 By rebecca Carr    News

Destination: Mukilteo

Mukilteo, famous locally for its wonderful volunteer spirit and civic dedication and nationally for being one of the top 10 small towns in the United States, recognizes a few of the hard working citizens who truly made our city a... — Updated 7/22/2009 Full story

 By Rebecca Carr    News

Discover the wonders of the Sound at Lighthouse Park this weekend

Acorn barnacles eating what food they catch on their hairy legs, sea snails such as dogwhelks and periwinkles hunting down and devouring barnacles and other tasty foods, shore crabs molting their shells under rocks theyre all part... — Updated 7/22/2009

 By Rebecca Carr    News

Look no further for a furry friend to bring home

No matter how rough a day youve had, no matter what all went wrong at work, theres someone whos always glad to see you when you come home. In the doghouse because you forgot to pick up the dry cleaning? Feeling unattractive... — Updated 7/22/2009


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