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 By Beacon staff    News 

Snohomish County leaders announce desire to move to Phase 2 of reopening plan

In a reversal from comments made just in the past week about the county not being able to reopen June 1 because of the current rate of new COVID-19 cases, Snohomish County officials... — Updated 5/28/2020 Full story

 By Beacon staff    News 

Flights temporarily suspended at Paine Field

Propeller Airports and Snohomish County announced that passenger service at Paine Field will be temporarily suspended from May 22 through July 31, 2020 for aircraft ramp... — Updated 5/17/2020

 By Beacon staff    News 

Police Blotter: April 24-May 7

April 24 “Parental supervision advised”  Officers contacted a man in his car in front of City Hall and resolved a parenting plan issue. The man’s soon-to-be ex-wife had refused to drop off his two children for his... — Updated 5/15/2020

 By Beacon staff    News

Police Blotter: April 14 - 22

April 14 You’ve got (no) mail A Mill Creek man reported stolen mail in the 1500 block of 148th Place SE. April 15 Do not enter Eight Mill Creek transient people trespassed from private property in the 13600 block of... — Updated 5/1/2020

 By Beacon staff    News

Beacon welcomes new intern

Christopher Kim is currently studying journalism at the University of Washington and has been studying journalism and communications in media for more than four years. He went to Edmonds Community College as a running start student... — Updated 5/1/2020

 By Beacon staff    News

Snohomish County mayors urge cooperation with stay-at-home order, offer to help governor plan reopening

The mayors from most of the cities in Snohomish County issued a joint letter to the community about the governor's stay-at-home order, urging them to cooperate with Inslee's order. In the letter, they also acknowledged some of the... — Updated 4/24/2020

 By Beacon staff    A & E

Beacon provides courtesy listing of open restaurants

A note to our readers: As a service to the community and an effort to assist our fellow business owners during this unprecedented time, the Beacon is publishing a list at no charge of restaurants that remain open for takeout... — Updated 4/17/2020 Full story

 By Beacon staff    News

Police Blotter March 28 - April 13

Police Blotter March 28 - April 13 March 28  “(Not so) fast and (very) furious” Officers investigated a reported road rage incident in which one of the motorists allegedly pointed a handgun at the other driver after a minor... — Updated 4/17/2020

 By Beacon staff    News

Beacon Publishing moves to new office

After 17 years at the same location on Fifth Street in Mukilteo, Beacon Publishing has moved to a new headquarters. Nothing has changed for Mill Creek Beacon readers; the Mill... — Updated 4/8/2020

 By Beacon staff    News

Police Blotter | February 28 - March 26

Feb. 28 Not on my watch A 24-year-old Lynnwood man ran a light and collided with a 65-year-old Mill Creek man at the intersection of SR 527 and 136 Street SE/Dumas Road. The Lynnwood man attempted to flee the scene but was... — Updated 4/8/2020

 By Beacon staff    Schools

All schools to remain closed through the end of the school year statewide

Today, April 6, Gov. Jay Inslee announced that all schools in Washington state will remain closed through the end of the current school year. Schools have been closed since March 17 statewide. The governor also extended the state's... — Updated 4/6/2020 Full story

 By Beacon staff    News

Public can donate protective equipment for medical workers at two locations

Want to help first responders and medical workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic? For a limited time, Snohomish County is opening two locations where the public can... — Updated 4/3/2020 Full story

 By Beacon staff    News

Two volunteer positions open on the Planning Commission

The Mill Creek City Council is looking for two volunteers to fill two spots on the Planning Commission. Each position is for three years and will expire on April 30, 2023. Their meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month... — Updated 4/1/2020

 By Beacon staff    News

COVID-19 news and resources list

The coronavirus has taken over the news cycle in a way that not many other things have in recent years. You may feel inundated with school emails, social media posts, stock market news and everything else happening online and on te... — Updated 3/23/2020

 By Beacon staff    News

Police Blotter: January 5 - February 13

Jan. 5 Parking lot woes Officers responded to a hit and run in the 16300 block of Bothell-Everett Highway. Two vehicles collided in the parking lot and one vehicle left the scene. Jan. 6  Double trouble Officers responded to a... — Updated 2/21/2020

 By Beacon staff    Schools

Don't forget to vote on the February 11 school bond

Update: As of Feb. 11 at 8:15 p.m., the $470 million Snohomish School District captial bond looks like it is going to fail, according to the County’s unofficial vote count published tonight. Bonds require at 60% majority to... — Updated 2/18/2020

 By Beacon staff    News

2019 Year In Review: July - December

JULY New superintendent for Everett Public Schools Dr. Ian B. Saltzman replaced Dr. Gary Cohn as Superintendent of Everett Public Schools who retired after leading the district for... — Updated 2/5/2020

 By Beacon staff    Calendar

Calendar: Jan. 18 - Feb. 6

Calendar Jan. 18 - Feb. 6 Jan 18 Hellebores: winter jewels 1-2 p.m. Bedazzle your garden with Hellebores, the consummate winter-interest plant in the Northwest. Varieties bloom from late December through late April. Learn more... — Updated 1/17/2020

 By Beacon staff    News

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... — Updated 1/17/2020

 By Beacon staff    News

2019 Year in Review

JANUARY Caffeine with a cause One of the first stories of the year was about Mill Creek resident and business owner Kyle Wilson-Wade who worked multiple jobs to save enough money to... — Updated 12/31/2019

 By Beacon staff    News

Mill Creek woman joins hundreds for impeachment rally

Hundreds of people rallied in Everett on Tuesday, Dec. 17, on the eve of the impeachment vote in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Everett rally at 39th Avenue and North... — Updated 12/20/2019

 By Beacon staff    News

Local briefs

Keep storm drains clear to prevent flooding Fallen leaves, pine needles, litter and other debris can block storm drains and lead to flooding. Make sure to keep storm drains clear... — Updated 11/15/2019

 By Beacon staff    News

Anonymous bomb threat at Glacier Peak High School

An anonymous bomb threat led to an evacuation at Glacier Peak High School Tuesday while the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office investigated and authorities searched the building. The Washington State Patrol Intra-Agency Bomb... — Updated 11/15/2019

 By Beacon staff    Sports

Wolfpack senior Skoog claims  4A District crown | Cross country

Jackson’s Joseph Skoog and teammate Brenden Charbeneau finished first and second and helped lead the Timberwolves to the team title at the 4A District 1 boys cross country... — Updated 11/2/2018


Jackson overpowers Cascade | Football

Senior quarterback Ben Olesen threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more to help guide Jackson to a 48-19 victory over Cascade in a Wesco 4A football game Friday, Sept. 21, at Everett Memorial Stadium. Olsen completed 7 of 15... — Updated 9/27/2018


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