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Body of missing woman found near Gold Creek Community Park

The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office has recovered the body of a woman who had been reported missing. The woman's body was found near the 6300 block of Snohomish Cascade Drive, which is near Gold...

Update: 8,000 caregivers at Swedish plan to strike Jan. 28-30

Update (Jan. 17, 7:12 p.m.) – This story has been updated to reflect new information and includes new comment from Swedish. It has also been updated to reflect the hospital's correct name. Nurses...

City plans tested in first snow of season

Over speakerphone from their respective vehicles, Mill Creek City Manager Michael Ciaravino and Public Works Director Gina Hortillosa said in an interview they have been keeping an eye on how the...

Pam Pruitt will serve fifth term as mayor

Councilmember Pam Pruitt was elected to her fifth term as the mayor of Mill Creek by the city council at its meeting Jan. 7. She will serve for two more years as the head of the legislative branch of...

What's the cost of your favorite event in Mill Creek?

How much of the City's resources really go into preparing for some of Mill Creek's community events like Eggstravaganza, the Memorial Day parade, Run of the Mill, or Pianos on Main? It depends on how...

'We all have a passion for something' – celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy this weekend

The community is invited to celebrate the achievements and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. at First Presbyterian Church in Everett Sunday, Jan. 19. The theme of this year’s event is “Elevating Our Community: Whatever Affects One Directly...

Fire Chief Gary Meek retires after 44 years of service

After 44 years in the Fire Service, Fire Chief Gary Meek has retired. Meek served as the Fire Chief for Snohomish County Fire District 7 for the last nine years, and his final day was on Wednesday,...

House damaged by fire in Red Cedar neighborhood

A fire displaced two adults and their pets in the Red Cedar neighborhood in the early morning hours on Jan. 13. Firefighters were dispatched to a reported vehicle fire at the 15000 block of 30th...

Police Blotter: Dec. 15 - Jan. 2

Dec. 15 Drunk driving A 36-year-old Seattle man was arrested in the 17500 block of Bothell-Everett Highway and booked into the Snohomish County Jail for DUI. Dec. 16 Drunk driving A 21-year-old Lake Stevens man was arrested and booked into the...

Our View| Support your local newspaper

Here at the Beacon family of newspapers, we’re grateful for the community’s support. In 1992, when we founded Beacon Publishing in Mukilteo, city officials and others were incredulous that we thought a small town of 8,000 could support a weekly...

Letter to the Editor: Vote yes for Snohomish School District bond

Did you know that one out of four students in the Snohomish School District attends school in a portable? Are you aware that portables have no bathrooms? The district currently uses 52 portables for student instruction and 43 of those are for...

Snow, snow and more snow

What a difference the right city manager can make. Last February, the City’s response to the extreme snow event was anemic at best. It wasn’t all the City’s fault. According to WSDOT, half of its plowing equipment was out of service. Even our...

Chuck's World | Living with the big chill

It’s a little cold, which is as cold as it gets where we live. To be fair, I mean. This region hasn’t seen single-digit temperatures in decades, and it’s not likely to in the future. We live in a relatively mild climate, and the earth appears...

Darn Wright | Walking out of the shadows

It was all around me, but it was subtle in our household. My mother was an Oklahoman southerner who was raised by a father who “had to be a KKK member if he wanted to stay in business.” My mom’s views were, “individually ‘those people...

Letter to the Editor: Support for Mayor Pete

Mayor Pete Buttigieg has earned my vote for the Democratic nomination for president of the United States when ballots arrive on Feb. 21. I vote Buttigieg because his vision for a greater future for our youth is interwoven in each of his policy...

Letter to the Editor: Free speech and impeachment

I’m all for free speech. Everyone has a right to express their opinions in our great country. Including President Donald J. Trump. Your little article [Editor’s note: “Mill Creek woman joins hundreds for impeachment rally” in Dec. 20, 2019...

Letter to the Editor: Snohomish School District bond supports students

I am writing about the Snohomish School Bond. I am not typically a guy in favor of raising taxes. In fact, in most cases, I vote against the increase of government spending because I often question the stewardship of the money provided. Eighteen...

How do snow days affect summer break?

The first time a snow day is declared, kids and parents usually rejoice. The second day seems too good to be true. But by the third day, some begin to worry about how winter weather may affect summer...

Swim for Life will teach kids a lifelong skill, for free

Learning to swim is an important skill for anyone, but especially in the Pacific Northwest, where residents are surrounded by water. Swim for Life, a nonprofit organization in Snohomish, has offered to teach all second-grade students in the...

Wildcats off to strong start | Girls basketball

The Archbishop Murphy girls basketball hasn't skipped a beat – at least at the start of the regular season. The Wildcats, who finished tied for first place in the league last year with Arlington,...

Glacier Peak takes down Jackson in second half | Girls basketball

Glacier Peak needed a wake-up call. After a lethargic first half, the Grizzlies took a 37-36 lead into halftime against Jackson. Coach Brian Hill, however, wasn't seeing the kind of energy he was...

Book Club Corner: Ten Years and Counting: Novel Women of Mill Creek

Novel Women of Mill Creek deserves recognition for its longevity. Formed in 2009, Novel Women of Mill Creek have been together ever since – a few have moved in and out of membership, but the core...

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