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A birdseye view of fall

Neighborhood trees begin to turn a tint of orange on Mill Creek Blvd, near Mill Creek Town Center.... — Updated 10/15/2021

 By Beacon Staff    News 

​​The Beacon's general election guide: Q&A with the candidates

Five seats on the Mill Creek City Council are up for grabs in the Nov. 2 general election. Councilmember John Steckler is running unopposed for re-election for Position 1.... — Updated 10/15/2021


Nov. 2 General Election ballots mailed this week

This week, Snohomish County Elections will mail ballots to 495,000 registered voters for the Nov. 2 General Election. On Sep. 17, 8,000 ballots were sent to military and overseas... — Updated 10/15/2021


AAUW Seattle, Edmonds SnoKing host Native American program

American Association of University Women Seattle and Edmonds SnoKing present American Democracy’s Indigenous Roots and Future at 10:30 a.m., Nov. 13 via Zoom. Join storyteller Fern Renville of the Humanities Washington Speakers... — Updated 10/15/2021

 By Beacon Staff    News 

Linda Chittim leaves legacy of a rich and loving life

Wife, mother, grandmother, mentor, friend. Linda Chittim imbued each of those titles with care and love during a full life. That rich legacy came to a close on Monday, Oct. 4, at... — Updated 10/15/2021


Secure Document Shredding Event Back Again; Oct. 23

Mill Creek Kiwanis Club, Peoples Bank, and the City of Mill Creek are hosting a document shredding event Saturday, Oct. 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at City Hall North located at... — Updated 10/15/2021


Mill Creek City Council takes additional actions to fill police department vacancies

During its regular meeting Oct. 5, the Mill Creek City Council approved additional actions aimed at promptly filling vacancies in the police ranks with experienced officers. The... — Updated 10/15/2021


Beacon journalists win six awards at WNPA conference

Beacon Publishing took home six awards last week in the 2021 Better Newspaper Contest at the annual Washington Newspaper Publishers Association convention, which was held online.... — Updated 10/15/2021

 By Christopher Kim    News 

Vehicle Prowls have been on the increase

Mill Creek Police have seen a significant increase in vehicle prowls in recent weeks. Prowlers will frequently try door handles on vehicles to see if they are unlocked, and will... — Updated 10/15/2021


Police Beat | Oct. 1 to Oct. 7

Oct. 1 Burglary The Mill Creek K9 Unit assisted the Everett Police Department with a burglary in the 11000 block of 19th Ave SE. Burglary The Mill Creek K9 Unit assisted the... — Updated 10/15/2021


Man wounded in shooting at Mill Creek apartment complex

At around 8:45 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7, Mill Creek Police officers responded to reports of may have been a shooting that had occurred at an apartment in the 1100 block of Mill... — Updated 10/8/2021


Snohomish Regional Fire and Rescue hosts public meeting on fire levy lid lift

Snohomish Regional Fire & Rescue (SRFR) is hosting three public meetings to answer questions about a fire levy lid lift that is on the Nov. 2 General Election ballot. The... — Updated 10/8/2021


City closes park restrooms in response to vandalism

Due to excessive vandalism revolving around a social media challenge in damaging public property, the City is closing public park restrooms, except during special events effective... — Updated 10/8/2021


Mayor Pro Tem Vignal Awarded with Certificate of Municipal Leadership

Mayor Pro Tem Stephanie Vignal, with the City of Mill Creek, recently received a Certificate of Municipal Leadership from the Association of Washington Cities (AWC). AWC's... — Updated 10/8/2021

 By David Pan    News

Cities looking for ways to encourage more affordable housing

Editor's note: This is the second in a two-part series on real estate in Snohomish County, with a focus this week on the need for affordable housing. The steady rise in housing... — Updated 10/8/2021


City of Mill Creek seeking volunteers to fill board vacancies

The City of Mill Creek is seeking volunteers to fill multiple upcoming board vacancies: Three on the Art & Beautification Board, and two on the Parks & Recreation Board. All five terms expire Oct. 31, 2021. Board Meetings: • The... — Updated 10/8/2021


Police Beat | Sept. 24 to Sept. 30

Sept. 24 Malicious mischief Mill Creek Officers responded to a malicious mischief report near the 2500 block of 136th St SE. A 72-year old male resident advised a bank of 12... — Updated 10/8/2021

 By Christopher Kim    News

Officials look for ways to address growing homelessness

Editor's note: This is the second in a two-part series on the growing challenge of homelessness in Snohomish County. Homelessness has become an increasing issue in Snohomish... — Updated 10/8/2021

 By Christopher Kim    News

General election ballots to be mailed next week

With the Snohomish County General Election approaching Nov. 2, candidates campaigning for positions on the Mill Creek City Council urge residents who can vote to participate.... — Updated 10/8/2021

 By Christopher Kim    News

Mill Creek Police encounters hiring difficulties

Mill Creek’s police department is faced with short staffing and hiring difficulties that are affecting local law enforcement agencies all across the country. Unlike larger agencie... — Updated 10/8/2021

 By Christopher Kim    News

Homelessness in Snohomish County continues to grow

The number of people experiencing homelessness in Snohomish County has continued to increase in recent years. According to a 2020 report from the Snohomish County Human Services... — Updated 10/7/2021

 By Christopher Kim    News

Councilmember: Vaccine passports should not be required

The Mill Creek City Council this week soundly rejected a councilmember's proposal to block vaccine passports and mandates on COVID-19 vaccinations at City Hall. During the Sept. 28... — Updated 10/6/2021

 By Christopher Kim    News

Mill Creek Senior Center reopening soon

After being shut down for more than a year, the Mill Creek Senior Center is finally ready to reopen. The COVID-19 pandemic had led to the senior center's closure in March 2020 due... — Updated 10/1/2021


Police Beat | Sept. 17 to Sept. 23

Sept. 17 Weapon assault Police responded to an assault with a weapon in the 1700 block of 148th Street SE. The investigation is ongoing Vehicle theft Officers responded to the... — Updated 10/1/2021

 By Christopher Kim    News

Coffee shop gets harassed for its vaccine policies

Although proof of vaccination is not required in most businesses in Snohomish County, Mixed: Coffee and Community is requiring them for customers who want to dine in. "We are... — Updated 10/1/2021


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