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Life jacket loaner stations open at Martha Lake County Park

Life jacket loaner stations are open at Martha Lake County Park near Mill Creek and Lake Ballinger Waterfront Park in Mountlake Terrace. These self-serve stations are stocked with... — Updated 6/2/2023


City launches new resident portal

From the City of Mill Creek: The City of Mill Creek has consistently heard feedback from residents about the difficulty of finding resources on our website. We designed the new... — Updated 6/2/2023


Alderwood wastewater treatment plant wins award

The Alderwood Water & Wastewater District’s Picnic Point wastewater treatment plant was recently recognized by the Washington State Department of Ecology as the recipient of the agency’s 2022 Outstanding Performance Awards for... — Updated 6/2/2023


Alderwood water district names new general manager

John McClellan is the new general manager of Lynnwood-based Alderwood Water & Wastewater District. McClellan had served as the district's interim general manager for the past... — Updated 6/2/2023

 By Chuck Wright    News 

Those awes are all around us | Darn Wright

The doldrum days are out there. If you don't believe it, turn to Fox News, CNN or just listen to the negative people around you. And to help us turn away from the negative voices,... — Updated 6/2/2023


Memorial Day in Mill Creek

MIll Creek Beacon reporter and columnist Chuck Wright took several photos at Mill Creek's annual Memorial Day ceremony at the Veterans Monument at Library Park. Mayor Brian... — Updated 5/30/2023


Mill Creek boards and commissions seeking volunteers

The City is now accepting applications for several volunteer boards and commissions through June 16. Advisory boards and commissions are opportunities for those who want to have a voice in their community. The City currently has... — Updated 5/29/2023


New brewery opens in Mill Creek

4 Stitch Brewing Company has opened at 16709 Ninth Ave. SE in Mill Creek. From its website: Hello! We are Matt and Dena Pereira. Owners and brewer (Matt) of 4 Stitch Brewing... — Updated 5/26/2023


Officers find woman dead in Mill Creek home

On May 25, 2023, at 10:08 a.m., Mill Creek Police officers responded to a domestic assault call in the 13600 block of 41st Avenue SE in Mill Creek. Officers arrived at the scene,... — Updated 5/26/2023


Second this month: Kids exposed to fetanyl in motel room

Sheriff's Office Special Investigations Unit (SIU) detectives are investigating multiple young children being exposed to fentanyl in a hotel room. On May 23, around 2:45 p.m.... — Updated 5/25/2023


No primary for Mill Creek Council candidates

All who filed for a seat on the Mill Creek Council have moved on to November's general election, as no more than two have applied to three positions. A primary whittles the field... — Updated 5/20/2023


Mill Creek welcomes newest police officer

Hunter Kleiner is the newest member of the Mill Creek Police Department. Hewas officially sworn in last month by Police Chief Stan White during a City Council meeting. Officer... — Updated 5/20/2023


Under the Big Top for Mill Creek Rotary Foundation

The Rotary Club of Mill Creek invites the public to join them Under the Big Top for an annual event and auction to benefit the Mill Creek Rotary Foundation. It's May 20 at... — Updated 5/20/2023


City touts state capital funding

With the recent formulation of a Legislative Committee, the City of Mill Creek secured state capital funding of over $1.5 million. – $515,000 for City Hall – North repairs ... — Updated 5/20/2023

 By Jerry Cornfield    News

2020 election denier seeks auditor job

Editor's note: The Washington State Standard is a new nonprofit news organization producing original reporting on state policy and politics. Stories will shed light on how the... — Updated 5/19/2023


Busy weekend for State Patrol

Kidnapping, assault On Friday, May 12 around 8 p.m., deputies responded to reports of a domestic violence kidnapping and assault in the 3300 block of 164th Street SW. The victim,... — Updated 5/16/2023


State baseball championships coming to Funko Field

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association announced the 2023 WIAA 3A/4A Baseball State Championships will be held at Funko Field at Everett Memorial Stadium May 26-27.... — Updated 5/15/2023


Ferguson comment on Inslee's decision not to seek 4th term

Attorney General Bob Ferguson released the following statement on Governor Jay Inslee's decision not to seek a fourth term: "Thank you Governor Inslee, and Trudi, for your long and... — Updated 5/10/2023

 By Chuck Wright    News

Tulip tour: Surrounded by a potpourri of colors and smells

After a 45-minute road trip to a 54-degree, bright sunny, fluffy white-cloud Wednesday morning, we guests were greeted by those bright rainbow of Skagit Valley's Banja Lukas, Ad... — Updated 5/10/2023


Child's death may be due to fentanyl exposure

Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit (SIU) detectives are investigating the death of a child Sunday, May 7. They responded to Swedish Hospital in Mill Creek at 5:30 p.m. for a report from hospital staff of an... — Updated 5/10/2023


Mill Creek Y Community Garden grows produce to combat local food insecurity

After a brief hiatus due to the pandemic, the Mill Creek Family YMCA Community Garden is again growing produce for the Mill Creek Community Food Bank to distribute to its... — Updated 5/5/2023


Archbishop Murphy High announces launch of major carving project

Archbishop Murphy High School has announced the launch of a community-wide carving project with master woodcarver and Tulalip tribal member James Madison. In fall 2021 the school... — Updated 5/1/2023

 By Michelle Reitan    News

Stretching your food dollars | Health & Wellness

Food is expensive, and it seems that it keeps getting more expensive. If you are on a fixed income, grocery shopping can be a challenging and stressful experience. Because... — Updated 4/28/2023

 By Debbie Hogue    News

Sponsored Feature | Enhancing employee hiring and retention in 2023

The 2022 "Great Resignation" prompted many local businesses to gain a better understanding as to why so many people were leaving their jobs and how to do a better job retaining... — Updated 4/26/2023

 By Debbie Stone    News

The many charms of Oregon's McMinnville | Wanderlust

Nestled in the heart of Oregon's wine country, just 40 miles from Portland, is the city of McMinnville. Though small, with a population of 33,000, the town is big on all things... — Updated 4/21/2023


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