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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

 By Brian Soergel    News 

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


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


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 reque... — Updated 2/2/2023

 By Brian Soergel    News

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 st... — Updated 2/2/2023

 By Brian Soergel    News

Mayor gets his picks for Planning Board

Councilmembers approved Mayor Mike Nelson's four picks for the Planning Board on Tuesday, but not without some questioning of Nelson's selection process and the qualifications of... — Updated 2/2/2023


Waterfront Center names new board members

A local business owner, a retired executive from a national restaurant chain, and an Edmonds community engagement specialist are among the new members elected to the Edmonds... — Updated 2/2/2023

 By Brian Soergel    News

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 c... — 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

 By Brian Soergel    News

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

 By Brian Soergel    News

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

 By Renee Diaz    News 

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. C... — Updated 2/2/2023


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


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


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 Freeborn, parks... — 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

 By Brian Soergel    News 

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

 By Brian Soergel    News 

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

 By Brian Soergel    News 

'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


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 wi... — Updated 2/1/2023

 By Brian Soergel    News

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


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

 By Wendy Shapiro    News

Edmonds tattoo artist Bruce Rivera finds inspiration in paintings and masks

Bruce Rivera's relocation was one shared by many: He moved his family from New Mexico, where he grew up, to Seattle to escape the extremely hot weather. A talented tattoo artist... — Updated 1/26/2023


Mayor's State of the City; council appointments | City Briefs

Mayor to deliver State of the City address Feb. 2 The public is invited to attend Mayor Mike Nelson’s 2023 State of the City address Thursday, Feb. 2, at 6:30 p.m. It will be held in person at the Edmonds Waterfront Center and... — Updated 1/26/2023


K-9 Hobbs retires with impressive record

After nearly 10 years of service, Police Dog Hobbs will retire on Jan. 26. Hobbs has partnered with Sgt. Jason Robinson since 2013. Together, they have served the city and region... — Updated 1/25/2023


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