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Wildlife in Puget Sound

As it happens, we had a landscaping service at our home today. The owner, upon completion of their work, mentioned that he saw a group of orcas swimming just off the waterfront directly in front of …

Editorial cartoon

Exciting developments

Exciting developments are on the horizon for Mukilteo! We have several key projects underway for 2024, ranging from infrastructure improvements to technological advancements like the City of …

Volunteers a win-win for students and adults

As students returned from distance learning and a variety of experiences and circumstances at home, we saw an increase in behavior issues at school. While those initial behavior trends have started …

FAA should extend control tower hours

Many years ago as a young engineer, one of my positions was as a noise staff engineer for the local aircraft manufacturing company. When interviewing for the noise staff position I remember my …

Use your voice

Hello friends, I hope this writing finds you well. My daughter, who now lives in Australia, is visiting with her daughter. It is an absolute joy having her and our granddaughter with us. The …

Lights on for safety bill on hold for now

Now that the 2024 legislative session in Olympia is in the history books, I can't but wonder how many might wonder what happened to Sen. John Lovick’s Senate Bill 6288? But before I answer …

Mukilteo Fire: Excellence in public service

Chances are that you or someone you know has been helped by the Mukilteo Fire Department (MFD). We are blessed to have a caring small-town fire department that provides professional fire, medical, …

Great endings

I’m certain we all have our favorite movies and television series. Both of these media types have a common thread. They tell a story, which in all cases has an ending. Let’s take a …

The opportunity in curiosity

What is your go-to question when a conversation stalls or you are meeting someone for the first time? What was your first concert? Who would you invite to dinner if it could be anyone? …

To Andy Galuska, the City Council, and the Planning Commission: How tragic to see the City resorting to the destruction of the quaint small-town feel of Mukilteo. I lived in Mukilteo for over 38 …

James Tilton: A slave owner in the Washington Territory

The Tilton River, which flows southwest from Mount Rainier and into the Cowlitz River, was named for – probably named by – one James Tilton. He was the surveyor general of Washington …

Doing the impossible

On Easter morning, there is usually the rush of kids and egg hunts, hopefully also church service and then the big family get-together for a meal. We all have our routines around this Christian …

Learning to be colorblind

I have a Black friend. Actually, we’ve known each other for several years, so it feels more natural to say I have a friend, Kelvin, who happens to be Black. Our skin color is only an …

PAWS: Where the wild things heal

An eagle flies over your head. You see a heron fishing in a pond. You notice a fawn peeking at you through some bushes with big glassy eyes. These and many other experiences are common with …

Improving your dog’s behavior through canine enrichment

Editor’s note: The Beacon is pleased to debut a new monthly pet advice column by Everett-based certified dog trainer Nina Packebush. Her goal is to enhance, improve, and celebrate your …

I am a 30-year-plus resident of Old Town-Mukilteo just like Renee Ripley (Letter to the Editor, March 27). I have an opinion regarding Washington state’s new law on housing density. Ripley …

Knock-knock: Jokes are in the belly of the holder

April Fool’s Day starts Natural Humor Month and, as I believe, a belly laugh a day keeps the doctors away. “Humor” is a relative word – it’s in the belly of the …

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