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Jackson High's robotics team ranked 2nd in world competition

Jackson High School's team 2910 - Jack in the Bot traveled to San Jose to compete at a premiere off-season FIRST Robotics invitational event, Chezy Champs, against 38 teams from aro... — Updated 9/30/2022


Jared Mead endorses new County Councilmember Strom Peterson

Current 21st District Rep. Strom Peterson has been selected to fill a vacant seat on the Snohomish County Council. Peterson, 54, was chosen over Esperance resident and Edmonds... — Updated 9/30/2022

 By Wendy Shapiro    News

Laurel Canyon's SoCal rock at the Mill Creek Town Center

Laurel Canyon Legacy has been playing free concerts all over the Pacific Northwest since the spring. From Snohomish to Snoqualmie, and Monroe to Anacortes, the eclectic sound is... — Updated 9/30/2022


Go take a short siesta | Darn Wright

During my years as a supervisor for the Washington State Probation and Parole Department, my staff and I had to constantly come up with solutions to problems. From this, we learned... — Updated 9/30/2022


Public invited to 35th Ave. SE corridor improvement event

With an eye toward improving the north-south commute in one of the fastest growing areas of the county, Snohomish County Public Works has completed the 35th Avenue SE Corridor... — Updated 9/30/2022

 By Wendy Shapiro    News 

Volunteers always needed for Mill Creek Food Bank

The Mill Creek Community Food Bank is run by the Hope Creek Charitable Foundation, established in 2016 after a group of students from Jackson High School saw peers struggling with... — Updated 9/30/2022

 By Chuck Wright    News 

38% of states have raised the red flag | Darn Wright

A passing grade is given to only 38% of our states, whereas the other 61% have not even made it into the grading system. This is on account that all but one these states are on the... — Updated 9/30/2022


Rep. DelBene honored as Medicare Advantage Champion

U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene, whose 1st District includes Mill Creek, was honored recently as a 2022 Medicare Advantage Champion for her strong advocacy on behalf of Washington seniors'... — Updated 9/27/2022


New director will oversee economic development, Paine field

Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers has announced the appointment of Neepaporn "A" Boungjaktha as executive director for economic development. Boungjaktha was most recently a... — Updated 9/23/2022


Ready to volunteer? City has several board vacancies

The City of Mill Creek is seeking volunteers to fill three vacancies on the Art & Beautification board. Two positions were vacated and one term will expire Oct. 31. Board members serve for three years, and new terms will expire... — Updated 9/21/2022


Major bust: Fentanyl pills, cash – suspect in jail

The Snohomish Regional Drug Task Force made a big drug bust Friday, Sept. 16, when they arrested a 46-year-old man for possession of M30 Fentanyl pills he planned to deliver. The... — Updated 9/20/2022


Candidate forum features Legislative District 44

The League of Women Voters of Snohomish County has scheduled a series of candidate forums, asking questions of candidates in several races: This fall, voters elect Washington state... — Updated 9/19/2022

 By Debra Lowry    News

Mill Creek Women's Club: What's coming up

The Mill Creek Women's Club has been taking a break for the summer. We are looking forward to meeting again in the fall. At the request of our members, we have made several changes this year. We moved our meeting locations closer... — Updated 9/19/2022

 By Wendy Shapiro    News

City Council: Veterans Day, wastewater update

At this week's Mill Creek City Council meeting, Candice Bock, director of government relations, presented an overview of the Association of Washington Cities (AWC) Legislative... — Updated 9/17/2022


Jackson Key Club has fundraiser for elementary students

The Jackson High School Key Club will hold a carnival for elementary school students 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. It will be held in the Jackson parking lot. "We figured this would... — Updated 9/16/2022


Phase I of North Creek Trail is complete

With an eye towards improving active transportation and quality of life for residents, Snohomish County Public Works has completed the North Creek Trail – Phase I project. Crews constructed the 12-foot-wide paved path between... — Updated 9/16/2022


Community Transit approves transit development plan

The Community Transit Board of Directors last week approved the agency’s 2022-2027 Transit Development Plan (TDP). Among other things, the six-year plan calls for connecting with regional light rail, expanding local bus service,... — Updated 9/16/2022

 By Chuck Wright    News

The Day of the Dead is not Halloween | Darn Wright

With Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs through Oct. 15, and Halloween and All Soul's Day (Nov. 2), just within reach of a witch broom ride, together let us think about The Day of... — Updated 9/16/2022


Total burn ban includes Mill Creek

Due to the current high fire danger and existing wildland fires within the region, the outdoor burn ban previously issued by Snohomish Regional Fire & Rescue July 23 for the... — Updated 9/13/2022


Shooting north of 128th believe to be gang-related

Around 1:15 a.m. Monday, Sept. 12, Snohomish County Sheriff's deputies responded to a shooting in the 120 block of 127th Street SE in south Everett. Deputies located a 28-year-old... — Updated 9/12/2022

 By Brian Soergel    News

Sean Paddock is Mill Creek's newest councilmember

Sean Paddock is the new, appointed councilmember replacing Mark Bond, who vacated his Position 7 seat in July. The term expires at the end of 2023, and he would have to submit his n... — Updated 9/9/2022

 By Makenna Dreher    News

A Night to Remember, A Time to Act

When Debbie Warfield and Cathi Lee started a community event six years ago to honor their sons who died from overdoses, they didn't expect the event to grow into what it is today.... — Updated 9/8/2022

 By Chuck Wright    News

Some suggestions for solving jury duty summons problems | Chuck Wright

People not responding to a jury duty summons are part of another major problem for our justice system. But there may be some simple solutions we can use to correct this problem.... — Updated 9/8/2022


Mill Creek City Council recognizes Great Garden Award recipients

The Mill Creek City Council will recognize the 2022 Great Garden Award recipients at their upcoming Council Meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 13, during a presentation beginning at 6 p.m.... — Updated 9/6/2022


Kicking off a new year | Our Schools

The first day of the 2022-23 school year is just days away, and we are full of energy and excitement for the year! Our school campuses have been busy with summer programming and... — Updated 9/2/2022


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