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Edmonds College bus terminal debuts March 30

The new Community Transit bus terminal at Edmonds College is completed, and the public is invited to attend its grand opening, billed as a “block party.” The ceremony is noon to 3 …

Longtime Holy Rosary pastor dies

The Rev.  Kenneth W. “Ken” Haydock, a former pastor at Holy Rosary Church in Edmonds, died March 20 at his home in Greenhaven Senior Care in Edmonds.  Haydock was appointed pastor of Holy Rosary Parish in 1996, an appointment he would have for 20 years. Under his leadership, a new parish hall was built.

Civic Park: A vibrant hub of community life

Editor’s note: City of Edmonds public information officer Kelsey Foster offers an update on Civic Center Playfield including a few events making their debut this year at the new park. In …

‘Migration’: 2024 Puget Sound Bird Fest

In November, the Beacon reported that the Puget Sound Bird Fest, traditionally held in September, was moving to a new month for 2024, according to the City of Edmonds, which holds the popular …

A pavement overlay scheduled for Main Street from Sixth to Eighth avenues will include a bike lane. The City will make a presentation to councilmembers on Tuesday. According to Edmonds’ …

Octopus farming banned in Washington; Inslee signs bill

Legislation preventing the farming of Octopus in Washington state has been signed by the governor. Sponsored by Rep. Strom Peterson (D-Edmonds) House Bill 1153 prohibits the farming of octopus …

The Washington State Patrol (WSP) is actively investigating a serious injury hit-and-run collision at 8:51 p.m. March 19  on Highway 99. An …

At Tuesday's City Council meeting, councilmembers will hear an analysis of the possible use of traffic safety cameras at signalized intersections.  The City asks that councilmembers adopt …

Tradition had a hop to it last week as volunteers from Holy Rosary led the annual Easter Basket Project. At this year's "Bunny Patrol," more than 30 volunteers assembled 845 Easter baskets for …

Marko Liias inclusive learning bill signed into law

Legislation to ensure the stories of LGBTQ+ Washingtonians are taught in schools was signed into law Monday.  Senate Bill 5462 , sponsored by Sen. Marko Liias (D-Edmonds), requires school …

Oso: Remembering their names 10 years later

Editor's note: Beacon Publishing columnist Chuck Wright spent many hours at the Oso landslide recovery site. He wrote an article about his experiences in 2015. Here, he lists the names of the 43 …

Barbara Halseth: Thrift Store volunteer extraordinaire retires

As a nonprofit organization, we recruit volunteers who will be dedicated to our cause, someone with a team player mindset and boundless creativity who enjoys working with others. Barbara Halseth …

Oso: Local artist creates sculptures; former mayor reflects on his role

Sculpturist Tsovinar Muradyan has created many important works, including a temporary installation at ArtWorks in Edmonds in 2022 and a permanent one at Esperance Park. You can also see two …

Marsh gets $135K grant for study

The restoration planning effort for the Edmonds Marsh estuary just received a big boost, thanks in part to a partnership with the citizen group Save the Edmonds Marsh. The National Fish and …

The fire was extinguished at 2 p.m.  The cause is under investigation and 220th is open.   ORIGINAL STORY 220th St. SW is currently closed east of SR 99 in Edmonds as …

Results from the most recent Healthy Youth Survey Youth indicate that substance use remains well below pre-pandemic levels, and students are reporting more social support at school and home. …

South County Fire Chief Thad Hovis will retire

South County Fire Chief Thad Hovis will retire July 1. The Board of Fire Commissioners selected Assistant Chief Bob Eastman to serve as the next fire chief. He will be sworn-in at the commissioners …

Speak up: Housing future is at stake

What do you want Edmonds to look like in the near future? The City is in the process of creating an updated 20-year comprehensive plan that it says is inclusive of, and responsive to, the …

Stillhouse Coffee has an opening date. The latest edition to Main Street Commons is owned by Brian and Kristin Eastland.

Keep calm and slow down on 8th and Oympic View Drive

If you’re a regular traveler on Olympic View Drive and/or Eighth Avenue South, you should prepare for a slow-down. If not a regular traveler, you should also pay attention if you want to …

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