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Mayor says Sound Transit likely to choose rail alignment east of I-5

Mayor says Sound Transit likely to choose rail alignment east of I-5

The Board of Directors for Sound Transit isn’t expected to announce any decisions on rail line and station placements for the Lynnwood Link light rail extension until later this year. But according to Mountlake Terrace Mayor Jerry Smith, the transit agency is likely to select a line option that runs light rail on the east side of I-5 from the King-Snohomish County line to 236th Street SW, cross th... »

Registration for MLT Pavilion swim classes starts Wednesday

Registration for MLT Pavilion swim classes starts Wednesday

Another session of the always-popular weekday and evening swimming lessons at the Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion is beginning next week, with registration getting underway for city residents on Wednesday Oct. 9 and non-residents on Thursday, Oct. 10. Mountlake Terrace resident walk-in registration will be available between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., with phone-in registration available from n... »

Local advocacy groups launch Obamacare outreach campaign

Local advocacy groups launch Obamacare outreach campaign

Joselito Lopez talks about losing his job and his health insurance. Joselito Lopez, 43, suffered two heart attacks within two weeks in 2007. While going through double bypass surgery, the Mountlake Terrace resident lost his job at Microsoft along with his health insurance. Unemployed and considered high risk, Lopez was drowning in $90,000 of debt. “I went through bankruptcy and moved back home wit... »

Scene in MLT: Soggy Saturday

Scene in MLT: Soggy Saturday

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I-5, Highway 99 accidents snarl Friday rush hour

I-5, Highway 99 accidents snarl Friday rush hour

Commuters trying to get through South Snohomish County during the Friday afternoon rush hour found the going slow as a couple of car accidents clogged up major north-south arterials. At least one lane of northbound I-5 was shutdown late Friday afternoon as crews responded to a rollover accident near the 220th Street overpass. The freeway was backed up for miles into Seattle at the height of the sl... »

MLT Senior Center presenting two-part estate planning seminar, starting Thursday

The death of a loved one can be a difficult, stressful time for surviving family members; being prepared for complicated issues can help make a complex, emotional time a little less traumatic. Mountlake Terrace attorney Michael W. Hall is conducting a two-part estate planning seminar at the Mountlake Terrace Senior Center, 5605-235th St. S.W. The first session is set for Thursday, Sept. 19 at 4 p.... »

Mountlake Terrace Car Show set for Sunday, in new location

Mountlake Terrace Car Show set for Sunday, in new location

After three years on 56th Avenue West, the Mountlake Terrace Car Show is moving for its 2013 edition, scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 22. The show will take place in the parking lot in front of Red Onion Burgers, 21005-44th Ave. W. in Mountlake Terrace. Show time is 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The car show is a fundraiser for the Mountlake Terrace Business Association and the Cheeseburger Babies Foundation, the ch... »

Friends, family remember many contributions of late MLT civic leader Pat McMahan

Friends, family remember many contributions of late MLT civic leader Pat McMahan

More than 150 people gathered at the Embassy Suites in Lynnwood Sunday afternoon to tell stories and remembrances of Mountlake Terrace civic leader Pat McMahan, who passed away last month at the age of 83. In addition to members of McMahan’s large extended family and countless friends, a number of public officials from the state, county and local level attended the event. U.S. Senator Maria Cantwe... »

Driver suffers minor injuries after driving through fence in Brier

The driver of a car that plowed through a fence and clipped a corner of a house in the 22900 block of 32nd Avenue West in Brier sustained what was described as minor injuries Wednesday night; no other injuries were reported in the incident. Snohomish County Fire District 1 crews responded to the accident around 9 p.m. Wednesday and found a vehicle sitting at the northwest corner of a house on 32nd... »

Due to site maintenance, events calendar temporarily disabled

Dear MLTnews readers: We will be performing website maintenance over the next few days that will require us to temporarily disable our events calendar. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience. Sincerely, Teresa Wippel, Publisher »

Critically injured Brier skateboarder dies

Family and friends of Daniel Ecklund, the 19-year-old Brier man critically hurt in a skateboarding accident on August 30, have been mourning his loss since Thursday when Ecklund’s parents announced he “has passed away.” Jeff and Renee Ecklund wrote on a website created as a remembrance to their son, “He was given Last Rights around noon (on 9/5). Head injuries sustained from his accident were too ... »

Hugill sworn in as MLT Interim City Manager

Hugill sworn in as MLT Interim City Manager

Scott Hugill was sworn in as the Mountlake Terrace Interim City Manager on Wednesday night in the council chambers at Interim City Hall. The oath was conducted as the first order of business of the Sept. 4 City Council meeting and was administered by City Attorney Gregory Schrag. Hugill has been serving as the city’s Assistant City Manager and Administrative Services Director for the past nine yea... »

MLT to be allowed one licensed retail pot store according to latest state rules

MLT to be allowed one licensed retail pot store according to latest state rules

One retail outlet selling marijuana and marijuana-infused products will be allowed to be licensed within the city limits of Mountlake Terrace under guidelines released Wednesday by the Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB). The board announced that 334 retail outlets will be allowed statewide, 35 within Snohomish County. The cities of Edmonds and Lynnwood will be allowed two retail outlets... »

Injuried Brier skateboarder upgraded to serious condition

The condition of a 19-year-old Brier man injured while skateboarding in Mountlake Terrace Friday evening has been upgraded to serious at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, said a hospital spokesperson on Monday. Daniel Ecklund was transported to Harborview Friday evening after suffering head injuries sustained when he rode a skateboard through the intersection of 225th Place Southwest and 39th ... »

More overnight I-5 ramps, overpass lane closures scheduled for this week

More overnight I-5 ramps, overpass lane closures scheduled for this week

Repaving and construction work on I-5 through Mountlake Terrace – and its adjoining ramps and overpasses – continues following the Labor Day weekend, with overnight closures of various ramps and overpass lanes scheduled through the week. Crews will begin their focus on the 236th Street Southwest overpass, reducing it to one lane of travel from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.; flaggers will alternate... »

19-year-old Brier man in critical condition after skateboarding accident

A Brier man remained in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle Saturday after sustaining severe head injuries while skateboarding in Mountlake Terrace Friday evening, Aug. 30. According to the Mountlake Terrace Police Department, 19-year-old Daniel Ecklund had been riding a skateboard eastbound on 225th Place Southwest at approximately 20 MPH and was unable to stop at the road&... »

Public gathering set for Pat McMahan on Sept. 15

Public gathering set for Pat McMahan on Sept. 15

A public gathering to honor the life of former Mountlake Terrace City Council member and civic leader Pat McMahan will be held on Sunday, Sept.15. McMahan died at his home in Mountlake Terrace on Aug. 21 at the age of 83. The no-host social gathering is scheduled to take place at the Embassy Suites Ballroom, 20610-44th Ave. W. in Lynnwood, beginning at noon. A program with invited speakers will ta... »

September closure of Lynnwood Library expected to bring more library patrons to MLT, Brier

September closure of Lynnwood Library expected to bring more library patrons to MLT, Brier

Library staff at Mountlake Terrace and Brier are preparing for a busy September as they expect an increase in the number of library visitors during the month due to the closure of the Lynnwood Library for remodeling. The Lynnwood Library is scheduled to be closed Sept. 6-29 so crews can paint the interior, lay new carpet, update the restrooms and build work and study areas that will house new comp... »

Construction to begin soon on Vineyard Park project after Monday demolition work

Construction to begin soon on Vineyard Park project after Monday demolition work

Crews made short work of tearing down the old Electri-City Contractors and Distinctive Countertops and Cabinets buildings in the 23000 block of 56th Avenue West Monday. The lots are being cleared to make room for a new four-story assisted living facility, Vineyard Park, expected to be open in late 2014. Construction could begin as early as next month. »

MLT parks continue to be beneficiary of projects by Eagle Scout candidates

MLT parks continue to be beneficiary of projects by Eagle Scout candidates

Yet another Eagle Scout project is helping to transform Mountlake Terrace’s Firefighters Memorial Park, 3900-228th St. S.W., into a new gem in the city’s park system. Eagle Scout candidate Ray Baldwin is creating a new firefighters’ memorial at the one-acre park that will eventually take the place of the old memorial there. Baldwin, with the help of this dad, other scouts and volunteers, mixed 33-... »

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