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Public comments: Close portion of downtown to traffic; transparency in financials needed

Public comment has always been a chance for regular citizens to give their opinions (three minutes only!) on City matters – and other things – during City Council meetings. As c... — Updated 5/22/2020

 By Brian Soergel    News

From the Archives: Edmonds Underwater Park celebrates a milestone

The Beacon is occasionally republishing stories we think will be of interest to readers. Here's one on the Edmonds Underwater Park from May 2017. Read it again. Or if you're new to... — Updated 5/21/2020

 By Brian Soergel    News

From the Archives: 'Permanence to fleeting moments in time'

Each weekend, the Beacon is republishing stories we think will be of interest to readers. Here's one on artist Andy Eccleshall. Read it again. Or if you're new to town, enjoy... — Updated 4/30/2020


Another spectacular sunset in Edmonds

Janice Gear sent in this photo of the Edmonds sunset from Brackett's Landing North on the last day of July. Nice shot.... — Updated 8/1/2019

 By Brian Soergel    News

Village at Westgate first with multifamily tax exemption

The Village at Westgate, a four-story apartment complex at Edmonds Way and 100th Avenue West, has opened as the first in Edmonds to include the multifamily tax exemption program,... — Updated 8/1/2019

 By Makenna Dreher    News

An Edmonds park fit for everyone

When Edmonds resident Julie Kuehn realized that it was getting more difficult to take her son to the park – Jacob, 4, who has cerebral palsy – she decided to reach out to a... — Updated 8/1/2019

 By Cheryl Aarnio    News

Creative designs flourish on Marina Beach in Edmonds

The sand teemed with people building castles, turtles, seahorses – you name it – at the City of Edmonds’ annual sand sculpting contest July 23 at Marina Beach. There were so man... — Updated 8/1/2019

 By Brian Soergel    News

Edmonds Library offers improved computing, printing services

The Edmonds Library has successfully completed a major update to its public computing, printing and copying services. Customers can still visit any library to use a Sno-Isle Libraries computer or laptop. They can still print and... — Updated 8/1/2019

 By Brian Soergel    News

Candidates for school board: Why they want your vote

One incumbent and eight newcomers are vying for two open spots on the Edmonds School District board of directors. Four newcomers – Rina Redrup, Lisa Hunnewell, Nancy Katims and... — Updated 7/31/2019

 By Cheryl Aarnio    News

Edmonds Senior Center Thrift Store manager is retiring

Barbara Halseth, Edmonds Senior Center Thrift Store manager, will soon be retiring after 17 years. While she may have started by volunteering only one day a week, she ended up... — Updated 7/26/2019


Mary Ross celebrates 100 years | Through Your Lens

Edmonds has a new centenarian, as Mary Ross turned 100 on July 7 at Edmonds Landing. Mary, a resident of the Edmonds/Meadowdale area since 1988, was excited to dig into her... — Updated 7/25/2019

 By Brian Soergel    News

Buckshnis on opponent: ‘You don't know if she can handle stress’

After being appointed to Edmonds City Council in January 2010 after the death of Councilmember Peggy Pritchard Olson, Diane Buckshnis defeated Bob Wilcox and Tad Helke in 2011.... — Updated 7/25/2019


Sound off on Edmonds parking study

Got an opinion on parking in Edmonds? Of course you do. As a kickoff for its upcoming downtown parking study, the City of Edmonds is hosting a public meeting 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8 in the Brackett Room on the third floor of... — Updated 7/25/2019


Candidates for Edmonds mayor state their cases

During two mayoral forums over the past week, it became clear that the four candidates for Edmonds’ top job agree on a few salient points: The city needs to communicate better, Hi... — Updated 7/25/2019

 By Brian Soergel    News

All aboard! Free summer trolley coming to Edmonds

Is it Christmas in August? Not quite, but Edmonds residents may crane their necks next month as the Edmonds Christmas trolley that cruised downtown streets is transformed into the... — Updated 7/25/2019


How much should mayor and councilmembers earn?

How much should the mayor of Edmonds earn? How much should members of the Edmonds City Council be paid? What benefits should they receive? The City of Edmonds’ Salary Commission is seeking public input on these important... — Updated 7/22/2019

 By Cheryl Aarnio    News

Documentary shows audience importance of taking action

Mark Titus’ award-winning documentary “The Breach,” screened July 13 at Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Congregation for the Sno-King Meaningful Movies series, was released in... — Updated 7/19/2019

 By Brian Soergel    News

Small step, big impact: Edmonds residents reflect on moon landing anniversary

On July 20, 1969, the world got just a bit smaller when the lunar module Eagle landed on the moon, with Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin stepping on its surface while... — Updated 7/18/2019

 By Brian Soergel    News

Didja feel it? Yes. No. Maybe subconsciously?

Edmonds residents were quick to respond to the Beacon’s Facebook post early Friday morning, July 12, after a 4.6 earthquake in Snohomish County near Three Lakes/Monroe/Lake Tye area at 2:51 a.m. Readers shared more than 80... — Updated 7/18/2019

 By Betty Lou Gaeng    News

Teachers remembered at annual Walk Back in Time at Edmonds Cemetery

The City of Edmonds’ annual Walk Back in Time and Open House returns to Edmonds Memorial Cemetery and Columbarium 1 p.m. Thursday, July 25. Members of the cemetery board and some... — Updated 7/18/2019


Edmonds mayoral forum is Monday

A primary forum for the four candidates seeking to become Edmonds' next mayor is 6:30-9 p.m. Monday, July 22, in City Council chambers, 250 Fifth Ave. N, Edmonds. All... — Updated 7/18/2019


Apollo 11 anniversary to be celebrated in Edmonds

A ceremony in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on the moon is 9 a.m. Saturday, July 20, at the Public Safety Complex, Fifth Avenue North and Bell Street. It... — Updated 7/17/2019

 By Brian Soergel    News

Beacon forum: Edmonds mayoral candidates speak out on issues

There are four candidates who want to be Edmonds’ next mayor, but only two will move on after the Aug. 6 primary and advance to the Nov. 5 general election. Current Mayor Dave... — Updated 7/16/2019

 By Brian Soergel    News

Jenna Nand officially kicks off campaign for Edmonds council

Jenna Nand, who is challenging incumbent Diane Buckshnis for Position 4 on the Edmonds City Council, held her official campaign kickoff July 7 at Anthony’s HomePort. More than 50 people attended. “I’m running because I am a... — Updated 7/12/2019


4.6 earthquake felt in Edmonds

4.6 earthquake in Snohomish County near Three Lakes/Monroe/Lake Tye area just before 3 a.m. Anyone feel it in Edmonds, and in what neighborhood? Followed by 3.5 aftershock. Please follow our Facebook page, where reports of shaking... — Updated 7/12/2019


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