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 By Jana Hill    News

Mill Creek ballot box is second-most used

The ballot box at the Mill Creek Post Office had an adventurous and successful election season. It was struck, replaced, struck again, and replaced again – then the newest... — Updated 11/10/2020

 By Jana Hill    News

New City Council member sought

The application for Mill Creek City Council position 6 is Oct. 14, by 5 p.m. The Council seat is one of two that had to be filled this fall, after former Mayor Pam Pruitt abruptly... — Updated 11/7/2020

 By Jana Hill    News

Three with history of Mill Creek leadership ahead in the polls

Three Mill Creek residents were ahead for state representative and county seats, by the time Nov. 3 ballots were counted: the Snohomish County Elections Office reported John Lovick... — Updated 11/6/2020

 By Jana Hill    News

General election ballots in-hand now

Ballots may be in the hands of registered Snohomish County voters now, but if they're not, it's not too late to register. "Any voter who does not have their ballot by Wednesday,... — Updated 11/5/2020

 By Jana Hill    News

Special City meeting Oct. 20 named new council member

The City of Mill Creek named a new Council member at a special City Council meeting Tuesday, Oct. 20. Meetings are the first, second and fourth Tuesday of every month and are curren... — Updated 11/4/2020

 By Jana Hill    News

City of Mill Creek names council member for Position 6

Adam Morgan was appointed Oct. 20 to Position 6 of the Mill Creek City Council. Morgan is the owner of Porchlight Homes and a former Merrill Lynch financial advisor, his... — Updated 11/4/2020

 By Jana Hill    News

Was your vote counted?

Ballots should be in the hands of voters by now, and anyone who has not received a ballot by today should contact the Snohomish County Auditor's office. That advice is from Garth... — Updated 11/4/2020

 By Jana Hill    News

Election Day is right around the corner

Snohomish County voters are returning ballots as the Nov. 3 cutoff arrives, and those still unregistered can do so -- with a mask, and a ride to the Snohomish County Elections offic... — Updated 11/4/2020

 By Jana Hill    News

New ballot box installed in Mill Creek

As ballots were prepped for mailbox arrival in homes around Mill Creek and beyond this week, the crumpled ballot box that sat in front of the Post Office was replaced. "It's 1,000 p... — Updated 10/29/2020

 By Jana Hill    News

Loa Griesbach started her adult life paralyzed

Loa Griesbach has handled her quadriplegic status as a bit of a dare. "I don't fit the box or follow the rules. If you tell me that my condition means I'm going to be like this or t... — Updated 10/26/2020

 By Jana Hill    News

'Molotov cocktail' post leads to apologies and a petition

A County Council member removed and widely apologized for a meme intended as a call to "be a bright light," but received by some as a nod toward violence against police. "My intent... — Updated 10/23/2020


Beacon journalists honored at newspaper association conference

Beacon Publishing picked up eight awards last week at the annual Washington Newspaper Publishers Association convention, which was held online. WNPA membership requires weekly... — Updated 10/22/2020


Mill Creek Sports Park | Through Your Lens

The sun shines on Mill Creek Sports Park. Remember the sun?... — Updated 10/21/2020

 By Jana Hill    News

Mill Creek library still shuttered to visitors

As a loosening of rules on Oct. 6 freed non-essential agencies to offer more options for visitors, the Mill Creek Sno Isle library visitors will continue to wait. "Mill Creek is... — Updated 10/20/2020

 By Jana Hill    News

City considers new member Council position 6

The City of Mill Creek is prepared to select its next new Council member. City Manager Michael Ciaravino and by now has received all applications for Position 6, by the Oct. 14, 5... — Updated 10/20/2020

 By Paul Archipley    News

The Beacon invites you to partner with us for a sustainable future

Dear Reader, 2020 may be remembered, ironically, as the year everyone would like to forget. From a pandemic to an economic collapse to political polarization and more, this has been a year like no other. Consequently, there has... — Updated 10/19/2020

 By Jana Hill    News

City prepares to distribute CARES grants to businesses, service organizations

The City Council approved a plan to distribute CARES funding to Mill Creek businesses. "The intent of the CARES Act is direct economic development for the businesses (that are) on... — Updated 10/16/2020

 By Jana Hill    News

More change on Mill Creek City Council

The city of Mill Creek needs two new council members. Another seat opened on the council this week when council member Mike Todd moved into the director seat, for the Public Works... — Updated 10/13/2020

 By Jana Hill    News

General Election ballots go out this week

Ballots may have already arrived, but for those who are not yet registered to vote, options are available. "Ballots will be mailed this week to voters," said County Auditor Garth... — Updated 10/13/2020

 By Jana Hill    News

Crumpled Mill Creek ballot box was accidentally hit

Police say the ballot box at the Mill Creek Post Office was accidentally hit by a post office semi-truck, as the driver was trying to navigate a roundabout there. Mill Creek Police... — Updated 10/12/2020


Secretary of State nixes remote signing of initiative petitions

Secretary of State Kim Wyman filed legal action yesterday asking Thurston County Superior Court to declare she is not required to accept electronic signatures on initiative... — Updated 10/9/2020


Community Transit plans two potential scenarios for future bus service

Community Transit is expecting the best and preparing for the worst with two scenarios for bus service serving Mill Creek other Snohomish County areas. Bus service in Snohomish County will continue to grow at some level over the... — Updated 10/5/2020


Council chooses Benjamin Briles for Position 3

The City of Mill Creek City Council appointed Benjamin Briles to fill the vacant Council Position 3. The appointment will last through certification of the general election in November 2021. Benjamin Briles took oath of office at... — Updated 10/2/2020

 By Jana Hill    News

Ciaravino's contract is amended to add five days of paid time off

City Manager Michael Ciaravino's performance review ended with a majority opinion of the council that he "met expectations," and his contract was amended to add five additional... — Updated 10/2/2020

 By Jana Hill    News

City holds mask-giveaway on Sept. 29

The city of Mill Creek distributed 352 of the 4,500 free, reusable cloth masks available for a giveaway event on Sept. 29 in the City Hall North Parking lot, at 15720 Main Street,... — Updated 10/2/2020


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