Mukilteo

Phoenix Police Department Sgt. Kevin Johnson shows off the new Axon Body 2 body camera after demonstrating to fellow officers how the camera works as another precinct gets their cameras assigned to them Wednesday, July 3, 2019, in Phoenix.  Although body-worn cameras are becoming a police standard nationwide, Phoenix was among the last big departments to adopt their widespread use. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Phoenix Police Department Sgt. Kevin Johnson shows off the new Axon Body 2 body camera after demonstrating to fellow officers how the camera works as another precinct gets their cameras assigned to them Wednesday, July 3, 2019, in Phoenix.  Although body-worn cameras are becoming a police standard nationwide, Phoenix was among the last big departments to adopt their widespread use. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Elizabeth Panagos kisses her son Paxton through her mask as she drops him off for his first day of kindergarten at Mountain Way Elementary on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021 in Granite Falls, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Masks on, at a distance, students begin a new year of school

Nervous and excited students filtered back into classrooms full-time in five districts in Snohomish County.

Elizabeth Panagos kisses her son Paxton through her mask as she drops him off for his first day of kindergarten at Mountain Way Elementary on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021 in Granite Falls, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
A small amount of debris covers the ground where Ivar's tables and chairs had been set up in the parklet where the former Mukilteo Ferry Landing was located on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021 in Mukilteo, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Whose asphalt is this? ‘Parklet’ is no longer a dining area

The city of Mukilteo has erected red tape around the former ferry ramp where Ivar’s wants to serve customers.

A small amount of debris covers the ground where Ivar's tables and chairs had been set up in the parklet where the former Mukilteo Ferry Landing was located on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021 in Mukilteo, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Megan Dunn

County Councilwoman Dunn selected to serve on EPA committee

She will be the only representative from Washington on a 39-member federal advisory committee.

Megan Dunn
Inside of a freshly peeled fig on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021 in Mukilteo, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Every year he must figure out what to do with all the figs

Wally Harper didn’t know what to expect when he planted a tree in his Mukilteo yard 25 years ago.

Inside of a freshly peeled fig on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021 in Mukilteo, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Woman injured in house fire south of Mukilteo

Firefighters extinguished a blaze at a Lake Serene-area home around 4 a.m. Friday.

Carolyn “Dode” Carlson with Alex Crocco who is ahead by seven votes for second place for a chance at Mukilteo City Council in the general election. (Contributed photo)

Friendly duel in Mukilteo: Candidates await vote recount

And in Lynnwood, a hand recount will decide whether a councilman or ex-mayor advances to the fall election.

Carolyn “Dode” Carlson with Alex Crocco who is ahead by seven votes for second place for a chance at Mukilteo City Council in the general election. (Contributed photo)
Cars and pedestrians use the newly opened Harbour Reach Drive on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021 in Mukilteo, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Mukilteo’s new road offers slower parallel to Speedway

Harbour Reach Drive has one vehicle lane in each direction plus bike lanes and sidewalks.

Cars and pedestrians use the newly opened Harbour Reach Drive on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021 in Mukilteo, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

High-density housing isn’t coming to Mukilteo

Recently, the City Council adopted a Housing Action Plan. Here’s a primer on what that means.

Ferries pass during a crossing from the Mukilteo Ferry Terminal and the Clinton Terminal on Monday, April 26, 2021 in Mukilteo, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

State ferry fares to rise this fall, and even more next fall

The 2.5% hike in each of the next two years will apply to everyone: drivers, bikers and walkers.

Ferries pass during a crossing from the Mukilteo Ferry Terminal and the Clinton Terminal on Monday, April 26, 2021 in Mukilteo, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
A person takes a photograph of the water from the new parklet while people dine at the new table additions at the parklet for Ivar's on Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021 in Mukilteo, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Spellcheck it: Former Mukilteo ferry ramp is now a ‘parklet’

Eat, drink, gaze, kiss: Plans call for the scenic spot by Ivar’s to be more than “just a bunch of asphalt.”

A person takes a photograph of the water from the new parklet while people dine at the new table additions at the parklet for Ivar's on Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021 in Mukilteo, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
The Dreamlifter Operations Center at Paine Field airport on June 6, 2019. The operations center is located next the Boeing Future of Flight Aviation Center. (Janice Podsada / Herald file)

FedEx to begin weekday flights between Paine Field, Memphis

The cargo carrier has taken over the lease for the Dreamlifter center, which Boeing no longer needs.

The Dreamlifter Operations Center at Paine Field airport on June 6, 2019. The operations center is located next the Boeing Future of Flight Aviation Center. (Janice Podsada / Herald file)
Deven Boyce, 14, rode his bike more than 3,000 miles from the Mukilteo Lighthouse to the Statue of Liberty. (Submitted photo)

He made it! Mukilteo boy, 14, bikes to the Statue of Liberty

Deven Boyce pedaled across America with his grandpa in tow on ride he called “Light to Liberty.”

Deven Boyce, 14, rode his bike more than 3,000 miles from the Mukilteo Lighthouse to the Statue of Liberty. (Submitted photo)
Election

Familiar faces making their mark in City Council contests

In Lynnwood, a 21-year-old is winning, while in Edmonds only 81 votes separate three hopefuls.

Election
Laura Smith, with husband Tom, makes Danielle Lam laugh after being presented with a check for $10,000 from The Prize Patrol from Publishers Clearing House on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 in Mukilteo, Washington. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

‘Holy roses!’ A day in the life of the legendary Prize Patrol

Publishers Clearing House surprised a Mukilteo couple with a sweepstakes prize, flowers and balloons.

Laura Smith, with husband Tom, makes Danielle Lam laugh after being presented with a check for $10,000 from The Prize Patrol from Publishers Clearing House on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 in Mukilteo, Washington. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Photo by Heather Mayhugh
Stuart Peeples demonstrates how to enter Heather Mayhugh's wheelchair van. In recent months, while navigating the new Mukilteo ferry terminal, Mayhugh has struggled to unload her clients who need access to the restroom.

People with mobility issues find new ferry terminal lacking

Some disabled folks say not enough thought went into improving the Mukilteo facility’s accessibility.

Photo by Heather Mayhugh
Stuart Peeples demonstrates how to enter Heather Mayhugh's wheelchair van. In recent months, while navigating the new Mukilteo ferry terminal, Mayhugh has struggled to unload her clients who need access to the restroom.
Mukilteo Council candidates (top L-R): Louis Harris, Peter Zieve, Tina Over, Ayesha Riaz Khan, Kevin Stoltz; (bottom L-R): Caitlein Ryan, Tom Jordal, Steve Schmalz, Tim Ellis, Carolyn “Dode” Carlson, Alex Crocco.

11 candidates in races for 3 seats on Mukilteo City Council

New and familiar names will face off in the primary to narrow the field to six for the November election.

Mukilteo Council candidates (top L-R): Louis Harris, Peter Zieve, Tina Over, Ayesha Riaz Khan, Kevin Stoltz; (bottom L-R): Caitlein Ryan, Tom Jordal, Steve Schmalz, Tim Ellis, Carolyn “Dode” Carlson, Alex Crocco.
Election thing

Videos: Meet the candidates in 6 Snohomish County cities

The League of Women voters conducted moderated video forums for contested races in key municipalities.

Election thing

Mukilteo to ask voters’ opinion on high-density housing

The city is seeking residents to write statements and rebuttals for the voter pamphlet.