Mukilteo

Kamiak High School is pictured Friday, July 8, 2022, in Mukilteo, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Mukilteo high school student charged with hate crime

The Kamiak High School student is accused of anti-LGBTQ vanadalism. He has a history of making homophobic statements.

Kamiak High School is pictured Friday, July 8, 2022, in Mukilteo, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Hans Korompis was a prominent local chef and the director of Mar•Ket in Edmonds. His family identified him as the diver who went missing around the waters of Mukilteo Lighthouse on June 17, 2022. (Photo courtesy of Feedme Hospitality & Restaurant Group).

‘He held our company up’: Missing diver was well known Edmonds chef

Hans Korompis, the chef behind Mar•Ket, was identified by his family as a missing diver in Mukilteo.

Hans Korompis was a prominent local chef and the director of Mar•Ket in Edmonds. His family identified him as the diver who went missing around the waters of Mukilteo Lighthouse on June 17, 2022. (Photo courtesy of Feedme Hospitality & Restaurant Group).
The Mukilteo Lighthouse. Built in 1906, it's one of the most iconic landmarks in Snohomish County. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Three Beacons: Take a tour of three Everett-area lighthouses

These beacons guided mariners to safety for many years — since 1861, in one case. Here are their stories.

The Mukilteo Lighthouse. Built in 1906, it's one of the most iconic landmarks in Snohomish County. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
A ferry heads out from Mukilteo towards Clinton during the evening commute Thursday, June 16, 2022, in Mukilteo, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

$1 billion to fund 5 new hybrid ferries, but who wants to build them?

The state is seeking bids for a shipbuilder. The first ferry will serve the Mukilteo-Clinton route. It already has a name.

A ferry heads out from Mukilteo towards Clinton during the evening commute Thursday, June 16, 2022, in Mukilteo, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
The Mukilteo Lighthouse. Built in 1906, it's one of the most iconic landmarks in Snohomish County. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Take a tour of our three local lighthouses

These beacons guided mariners to safety for many years — since 1861, in one case. Here are their stories.

The Mukilteo Lighthouse. Built in 1906, it's one of the most iconic landmarks in Snohomish County. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
A US Coast Guard patrol boat scours the waters off the coast of Mukilteo in search of a recreational diver who went missing hours earlier on Friday, June 17, 2022, in Mukilteo, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Search suspended for diver missing in murky waters near Mukilteo

On Friday, two divers were reported in distress near Lighthouse Park. One came to shore. The other remained missing.

A US Coast Guard patrol boat scours the waters off the coast of Mukilteo in search of a recreational diver who went missing hours earlier on Friday, June 17, 2022, in Mukilteo, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
People venture out towards exposed eelgrass beds during the lowest tide in over a decade Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at Lighthouse Park in Mukilteo, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Puget Sound’s lowest tides in years unveil a world of sea life

The moon’s wobble is responsible for the lowest tides in 13 years. There are more chances this week to explore beaches.

People venture out towards exposed eelgrass beds during the lowest tide in over a decade Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at Lighthouse Park in Mukilteo, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Siblings Penelope White, 4, and Edward White, 1, play tag on one of the large painted circles in the Parklet along the Mukilteo waterfront on Sunday, June 12, 2022. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

$500K makeover: Parkleteo in Mukilteo is now a place to go-a-teo

The 60-foot-wide paved parcel at the waterfront is a place to sit and drink in the waterfront view.

Siblings Penelope White, 4, and Edward White, 1, play tag on one of the large painted circles in the Parklet along the Mukilteo waterfront on Sunday, June 12, 2022. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney speaks during a public safety town hall meeting Wednesday, June 8, 2022, at the Marysville Opera House in Marysville, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Fearing crime surge, Snohomish County police focus on patrol

There’s little data that support — and some numbers that contradict — claims of rampant crime.

Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney speaks during a public safety town hall meeting Wednesday, June 8, 2022, at the Marysville Opera House in Marysville, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
A puzzle is back on a ferry table on the Mukilteo-Clinton route. Community jigsaw puzzles, a passenger pastime on most routes, were removed during COVID. (Andrea Brown / The Herald)

Your chance to quiz those who are running the ferry system

Washington State Ferries is holding another round of virtual meetings for updates and questions.

A puzzle is back on a ferry table on the Mukilteo-Clinton route. Community jigsaw puzzles, a passenger pastime on most routes, were removed during COVID. (Andrea Brown / The Herald)
Melissa Simons, right, holds Jet Juliann, 3, while Ashley Allege, center, watches Lincoln Ballard, 3, swim in the water off of Jetty Island on Thursday, July 5, 2018 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

5 things to do this summer in Snohomish County

Hop a ferry. Play in the sand. Jump out of a plane. Look for Bigfoot. Tour the past. Toast the sunset. And no $100 gas fill-up needed.

Melissa Simons, right, holds Jet Juliann, 3, while Ashley Allege, center, watches Lincoln Ballard, 3, swim in the water off of Jetty Island on Thursday, July 5, 2018 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Zander Hamilton, a member of the Red-Tailed Hawks Flying Club based in Mukilteo, has been selected to attend a new U.S. Navy flight academy for 11th and 12th graders. Williams, 17, joined the club in 2018. (Jesse D. Hayes IV / Red-Tailed Hawks Flying Club)

Mukilteo flying club member, 17, wins spot at Navy pilot school

Zander Hamilton, a member of the Red-Tailed Hawks, was selected to attend an elite program for high schoolers.

Zander Hamilton, a member of the Red-Tailed Hawks Flying Club based in Mukilteo, has been selected to attend a new U.S. Navy flight academy for 11th and 12th graders. Williams, 17, joined the club in 2018. (Jesse D. Hayes IV / Red-Tailed Hawks Flying Club)
The historical lands of western Washington Native American tribes. (Library of Congress) 20220531

Duwamish recognition fight underscores plight of treaty tribes

The Stillaguamish, Snohomish and other local tribes struggled for decades for federal recognition — and some are still struggling.

The historical lands of western Washington Native American tribes. (Library of Congress) 20220531
Zak Stoltz with his dog Boba. (Rita Andrade)

A filmmaker from Mukilteo takes on ‘Everything Everywhere’

The Kamiak High School graduate led a shockingly small five-person visual effects team for the hit film.

Zak Stoltz with his dog Boba. (Rita Andrade)

Brace for Memorial Day weekend traffic and long ferry lines

Leave at non-peak hours to avoid road congestion and ferry backups. The passes will be busy, too.

Ian Saltzman

School leaders in Everett, Mukilteo districts receive raises

Superintendents Ian Saltzman in Everett and Alison Brynelson in Mukilteo secured contract extensions through 2025.

Ian Saltzman
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Mukilteo man missing for over 24 hours found dead

Kook Byung Choi, 84, was found in woods near where he went missing in Mukilteo.

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A ferryboat. (Washington State Ferries)

Mukilteo-Clinton ferry riders get their two-boat service back

The Edmonds-Kingston route could be next, depending on COVID-19 cases and crew shortages.

A ferryboat. (Washington State Ferries)
Japanese teacher Alicia Ceban takes a photo go her students Justin Mitosis, left, Christopher Araiza and Ethan Kwon with their pen pal letter they received from high school students in Japan at Mariner High School on Thursday, April 28, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

They’ve got (snail) mail: Mariner High students have Japanese pen pals

For many, it’s the first time writing a letter on paper — and making a friend on the other side of the globe.

Japanese teacher Alicia Ceban takes a photo go her students Justin Mitosis, left, Christopher Araiza and Ethan Kwon with their pen pal letter they received from high school students in Japan at Mariner High School on Thursday, April 28, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
People look around at the non-profit group Church of Pugճ garage sale during the semi-annual Mill Creek community garage sale Saturday, May 7, 2022, in Mill Creek, Washington. Many people braved the heavy rain to venture from sale to sale. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Shopping like it’s 2019: Yard sales are back!

The rite of bargain-hunting in Snohomish County lawns and driveways resumes in post-pandemic splendor.

People look around at the non-profit group Church of Pugճ garage sale during the semi-annual Mill Creek community garage sale Saturday, May 7, 2022, in Mill Creek, Washington. Many people braved the heavy rain to venture from sale to sale. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)