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City's newest communications and marketing coordinator appointed

City Manager Michael Ciaravino announced the appointment of Jody Hawkins as the newest Communications and Marketing Coordinator for the City of Mill Creek, joining Scott Harder, who... — Updated 7/23/2021

 By Christopher Kim    News 

Mill Creek resident proposes city broadband system

In May, Gov. Jay Inslee signed the Public Broadband Act, which removed all preexisting bans on public broadband networks in the state of Washington. Prior to that, Washington had... — Updated 7/23/2021

 By Christopher Kim    News 

August Primary features candidates for School District Board Director

The August primary election ballots are out, and on them are the candidates for the Everett School District no. 2 Director-at-Large Position 4. According to the official voter's... — Updated 7/23/2021


Police Beat | July 9 to July 15

July 9 Prowlers Mill Creek officer responded to the report of a vehicle prowl in the 13300 block of 29th Ave SE. Prowlers II Officers responded to a vehicle prowl in the 15500... — Updated 7/23/2021

 By Christopher Kim    News

Mill Creek has fully reopened

After more than 15 months of social and business restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19, things are starting to return to normal capacity, giving local communities and... — Updated 7/23/2021


Washington reaches 70% vaccination milestone

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) announced Thursday that the state reached its 70% vaccination goal. As of July 12, 70% of people 16 and older have received at least... — Updated 7/23/2021


Remembering the Rev. Jean Kim with a picnic

Admirers of the late Rev. Dr. Jean Kim held a memorial picnic July 10 at the Jean Kim Foundation Hygiene Center in Lynnwood. Founder of the Jean Kim Foundation For The Homeless... — Updated 7/23/2021


Mill Creek National Night Out event back for 2021

Mill Creek's National Night Out celebration is back this year and will be on Tuesday, Aug.3, at Cougar Park. Families are invited to come and enjoy games, learn crime prevention... — Updated 7/16/2021


Police Beat | July 2 to July 8

July 2 Sexual assault Police are investigating a report of a sexual assault on the 13500 block of North Creek Drive. Mail thefts Police responded to a report of a mailbox cluster... — Updated 7/16/2021


Ballots are on the way for the Aug. 3 primary election

Registered voters across Washington will soon receive ballots for the upcoming primary election, Tuesday, Aug. 3. The primary election's 18-day voting period begins Friday, July... — Updated 7/16/2021


Snohomish County mass vaccination sites closing down

Mass vaccination sites here are closing after six months and more than 318,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered. Vaccination against COVID-19 remains vital. Vaccine supply has stabilized, demand is down, and other providers... — Updated 7/16/2021


Plastic bag ban back on the front burner

Dig out those reusable grocery bags you haven't used since early last year. A statewide prohibition on single-use plastic carryout bags, delayed by the pandemic, is back on track... — Updated 7/16/2021


WSDOT Good To Go! opens ahead of schedule with updated features

The Washington State Department of Transportation launched the new Good To Go! this week, following a 10-day closure while the department worked to transition to the new system. The transition work – which was expected to take... — Updated 7/16/2021


City Hall and municipal buildings reopen

As COVID-19 restrictions lift across Washington, City Hall is reopened to the public for in-person city business from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For the safety of the... — Updated 7/16/2021

 By Christopher Kim    News

Primary elections starting mid-July

With the August primary election approaching, candidates for the Mill Creek City Council Position 6 prepare for the first hurdle in their campaign to reach the general election.... — Updated 7/16/2021

 By Christopher Kim    News

Food truck night every Wednesday at local church

Advent Lutheran Church has been working in partnership with the Washington State Food Truck Association to host a variety of food trucks every week in an effort to support local... — Updated 7/16/2021


City discusses temporary fix to Vintage parking issues

Editor's note: this is an update to an ongoing series on the Vintage apartment complex in Mill Creek. Part one is available at: The Beacon invites letters... — Updated 7/16/2021

 By Christopher Kim    News

'Bee Movie' sequel provides buzz outside Alderwood theater

A large honey bee nest was removed from a tree outside the AMC movie theater at Alderwood Mall on Wednesday by the Wild Bee Company in Edmonds. Keith Glatzer, the owner and... — Updated 7/16/2021

 By Christopher Kim    News

Fireworks are banned in City; Public displays are the best option

Fireworks are prohibited in the City of Mill Creek. To avoid breaking any laws or causing injury, the Mill Creek Police Department and Snohomish Regional Fire & Rescue... — Updated 7/16/2021


Mill Creek trail closed for asphalt work

On July 7 through July 15 the northern loop of the trail in the Nature Preserve will be closed to all traffic. Crews will be working to replace sections of the asphalt trail.... — Updated 7/9/2021


Police Beat | June 25 to June 30

June 25 Nothing to see here Police responded to a harassment complaint on the 13500 block of North Creek Drive, but after investigating and, "after careful and cautious... — Updated 7/9/2021

 By Christopher Kim    News

Glacier Peak club connects students with finance experts, internationally

Young Investors Network is an international network club meant for students interested in investing and possibly pursuing a career in finance. The club’s founder, Jakob Diepenbrock, is a student at Glacier Peak High School. He... — Updated 7/9/2021


Gov. Inslee declares wildfire state of emergency, limited burn ban

Gov. Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency throughout Washington on Tuesday related to the increased risk of wildfires along with a statewide prohibition on most outdoor and agricultural burning through Sept. 30. ​​“We... — Updated 7/9/2021

 By Christopher Kim    News

Water safety tips for lake and river swimmers

Every year, the summer heat attracts many to the lakes and rivers to cool off, but with local drownings happening as well, and in light of recent accidents in the Puget Sound... — Updated 7/9/2021


Keep an eye on family, neighbors during hot spell

Even though the worst of the heat wave appears to be over for now, the Mill Creek Police Department wants to remind the community to stay safe, watch out for each other, and be... — Updated 7/6/2021


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