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Support for 2 South County Fire commissioners | Letters to the Editor

South County Union Firefighters endorse Derek Daniels and Mike Fearnehough as commissioners in the South County Fire Authority election. Each of these gentlemen have shown their... — Updated 10/22/2023

 By Chuck Wright    News

Mummies, pirates, witches, werewolves, vampires, oh my | Darn Wright

History has it that the costuming for the witching day of Halloween sprang its wings 2,000 years ago. It was the 31st of October when the pagan Celtic festival came into being.... — Updated 10/20/2023

 By Beacon staff    News

Voting is underway for the 2023 general election

County elections statewide have distributed ballots for the state’s 4.8 million registered voters to participate in the 2023 general election. Ballots must be returned to a county drop box or voting center by 8 p.m. Nov. 7, or... — Updated 10/20/2023


Trunk or Treat back on Main Street

Trunk or Treat is back. The City of Mill Creek will close Main Street on Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 6-8 p.m from Spirit Halloween to Starbucks Mill Creek Town Center to provide a safe... — Updated 10/13/2023


Gift cards for blood donations in Mill Creek

Mill Creek residents will soon have a chance to help boost the supply of blood. Since announcing a national blood shortage a month ago, thousands of donors across the country have... — Updated 10/13/2023


South County Fire budget hearing Oct. 17

The South County Fire Board of Commissioners will hold public hearings Oct. 17 on the regional fire authority's proposed budget, benefit charge, and levies for 2024. The board... — Updated 10/13/2023


4.3 earthquake recorded east of Whidbey Island

Today's 4.3 earthquake was determined to originate 2.5 miles southeast of Marrowstone Island. The USGS determined the 7:21 p.m. quake was at a depth of about 35 miles. Mill Creek,... — Updated 10/13/2023 Full story

 By Brian Soergel    News

Pilchuck Audubon Society celebrates 50 years of conservation

Fifty years after its founding, the Pilchuck Audubon Society remains a champion of conservation for Snohomish County and Camano Island. To celebrate, Pilchuck will highlight both... — Updated 10/12/2023


Apply to be on a firefighter support team

South County Fire is accepting applications for its volunteer firefighter support team Volunteers drive and operate AIR15, a highly specialized emergency apparatus capable of... — Updated 10/10/2023


DelBene announces $1.1B in road, bridge, and EV charging funding

U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene, who represents Mill Creek as part of the state's 1st Congressional District, has announced nearly $1.1 billion in bipartisan infrastructure law funding for... — Updated 10/10/2023


Grant helps enhance outdoor learning space at Mill Creek Elementary

Mill Creek Elementary was one of 24 schools in the nation to win a $20,000 grant from Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation, the only one in the state, to refresh and build onto... — Updated 10/10/2023


Boeing factory tour returns Oct. 5

The popular Boeing Everett factory tour is returning next month. The Boeing Company announced the behind-the-scenes look at the Boeing Everett Factory and 777 assembly line will... — Updated 10/7/2023


Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation elects 8 new board members

The Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation board has announced the appointment of eight new members from Snohomish and Island counties. The foundation is the philanthropic arm of Sno-Isle... — Updated 10/7/2023


State minimum wage to top $16 an hour in 2024

Minimum wage workers in Washington will get a pay hike in January. The state's minimum wage will rise to $16.28 an hour starting Jan. 1, the Washington Department of Labor and... — Updated 10/7/2023


Dick's Drive-In coming to Highway 99 near Paine Field in south Everett

Dick's Drive-In is opening its second location in Snohomish County. "We know our customers north of Edmonds have been waiting patiently for us to look north again," said Jasmine... — Updated 10/7/2023

 By Bill Trueit    News

Harvest time: Thank our farmers | Earth Matters

Thank you, local farmers. Thank you for the fresh food you supplied to our grocery stores and local markets. Thank you for providing what you could to local food banks. Of all the t... — Updated 10/7/2023


High School & Beyond events connect students to future next steps

Everett Public Schools, with funding from the Everett Public Schools Foundation (EPSF), bring three High School & Beyond opportunities to students and their families to explore... — Updated 10/6/2023


Kiwanis Club of Mill Creek has shredding event

It's that time of year again - the Kiwanis Club of Mill Creek has its community document shredding event Saturday, Oct. 21, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mill Creek City Hall North,... — Updated 10/4/2023


Jackson High students named National Merit semifinalists

Five students at Jackson High School in Mill Creek have been named National Merit semifinalists. They are Rahul Bonthu, Alice Fu, Stephanie Lee, Jaelen Oh, and Zhengyu Sun. They join more than 16,000 other finalists nationwide who... — Updated 10/1/2023


Mill Creek celebrates 40 years

Saturday, Oct. 1, marked the day the City of Mill Creek was incorporated 40 years ago. Last week, the City celebrated with an open house prior to the City Council meeting. The open... — Updated 10/1/2023

 By Maria A. Montalvo    News

So many wonderful options at Katya's Bakery off 128th | Arts&Appetite

I have not stopped telling people about a bakery I recently discovered right here in Snohomish County, so I suppose it is not surprising that I, too, learned about it through word... — Updated 9/29/2023


WSP seeking witnesses to serious injury hit-and-run collision

The Washington State Patrol (WSP) is investigating a serious injury hit-and-run collision that occurred at 6:28 a.m. on Sept. 8 on southbound Interstate 405 near milepost 26 near... — Updated 9/29/2023

 By Chuck Wright    News

Sign language: The universal form of communication | Darn Wright

If you want to learn another language, in most cases you have to take a class or log onto a self-teaching course. But the best option is to hang around those who speak or sign the... — Updated 9/28/2023


Falls prevention event coming to Mill Creek YMCA

In recognition of Falls Prevention Awareness Week, the YMCA of Snohomish County, in partnership with Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, is hosting a county-wide speaker... — Updated 9/22/2023


Are buses and trains safe from drug smoke?

Although traces of fentanyl and meth can linger on public transit options in Puget Sound, health officials say riding transit remains safe and that drug levels detected on public... — Updated 9/15/2023


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