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City urges residents to protect pipes in freezing weather

City urges residents to protect pipes in freezing weather

With lower temperatures on the way, the City of Mountlake Terrace reminds residents that cold, freezing weather can lead to frozen water pipes. Here are some basic tips on how to prevent freezing pipes and what to do if pipes do freeze or burst. For outside plumbing, disconnect garden hoses, and use a molded foam cover, available at hardware stores, to protect the faucet. If your home has a separa... »

Puget Sound Christian Clinic plans to build new low income dental clinic in South Snohomish County

Puget Sound Christian Clinic plans to build new low income dental clinic in South Snohomish County

The Puget Sound Christian Clinic announced plans this week to build a new dental clinic for low income residents in South Snohomish County. The Boeing Puget Sound employees, through their community fund, has agreed to provide $275,000 to Puget Sound Christian Clinic to build a new dental clinic in Lynnwood to address the increasing need for critical dental care. Untreated dental disease can be deb... »

Mountlake Terrace Police blotter

Mountlake Terrace Police blotter

The following are selected incidents from the Mountlake Terrace Police blotter. Oct. 31 21400 block of 52nd Ave. W. Malicious mischief. Windows on a vehicle were smashed out. 4900 block of 219th St. SW. Theft. Mail was reported stolen. Nov. 1 23600 block of 56th Ave. W. Theft. A resident reported that body armor was stolen from his vehicle. 5000 block of 239th St. SW. Malicious mischief. A residen... »

Community Transit proposes to add 27,000 hours of new service, hire 34 additional bus drivers

Community Transit proposes to add 27,000 hours of new service, hire 34 additional bus drivers

Community Transit is proposing to add 27,000 hours of new bus service in its proposed 2015 budget. That represents about 17 percent of the service hours that were cut during the recession. Also included in the budget is funding for 34 new bus driver positions to help support the service increase. The proposed 2015 budget summary can be found at www.communitytransit.org/budget. A public hearing on ... »

1st and 32nd District incumbents appear to be on their way to reelection

1st and 32nd District incumbents appear to be on their way to reelection

Both 1st District incumbents in the Position 1 and 2 races appear to be on their way to winning reelection. Rep. Derek Stanford, a Democrat, was ahead of Republican challengers Mark Davies 57 percent (7,754)  to 43 percent (5,834) in the Position 1 race. In addition, Luis Moscoso, a Democrat, was leading Republican Edward Barton 52 percent (7,116)  to 47 percent (6,428) in the Position 2 race. The... »

Snohomish County Fire District 1 calls: Oct. 16-29

Snohomish County Fire District 1 calls: Oct. 16-29

Snohomish County Fire District 1 responded to 736 calls Oct. 16-29: 571 emergency medical aid calls, 68 motor vehicle collisions, 21 fires, 20 service calls, 9 natural gas leaks, 7 hazardous materials calls and 40 automatic fire alarms. Oct. 16 COLLISION:  At 12:31 p.m., a two-car collision was reported at 244th Street SW and Highway 99 in Edmonds. Firefighters transported one patient to Swedish/E... »

Mountlake Terrace Police blotter

Mountlake Terrace Police blotter

The following are selected incidents from the Mountlake Terrace Police blotter. Oct. 25 5100 block of 228th St. SW. DUI. A man was arrested after he drove a vehicle off a driveway and into a tree. Oct. 27 22100 block of 61st Ave. W. Found property. A black key ring with a Nissan car key and six club memberships was turned into police. 4000 block of 227th St. SW. Malicious mischief. Someone stole t... »

Scene nearby: Oh deer!

Scene nearby: Oh deer!

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Spaghetti dinner and auction on Saturday to benefit FIRST robotics teams

Spaghetti dinner and auction on Saturday to benefit FIRST robotics teams

Mountlake Terrace is hosting a fundraising spaghetti dinner and auction on Saturday, Nov. 1, to benefit the FIRST robotics teams in the Edmonds School District. The event is scheduled for 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Mountlake Terrace High School, 21801 44th Avenue West. The spaghetti dinner includes the main course, salad and beverages, and will be available for $10 per meal. Dessert, in addition to various... »

Mountlake Terrace man killed in vehicle accident near Leavenworth

Mountlake Terrace man killed in vehicle accident near Leavenworth

Our news partner, the Seattle Times, is reporting that a 56-year-old Mountlake Terrace man was killed Wednesday evening in a one-vehicle accident on Highway 2 about 21 miles west of Leavenworth. Kerry L. Knapp was killed when his eastbound Ford F350 pickup struck a guardrail twice, went airborne, struck a tree and came to rest at the base of the tree, according to a Washington State Patrol report.... »

Happening nearby: Chick-fil-A breaks ground on new restaurant

Happening nearby: Chick-fil-A breaks ground on new restaurant

Chick-fil-A took a big step toward opening its first restaurant in Lynnwood. The company formally broke ground at the future site of its first restaurant in Lynnwood on a sunny Wednesday afternoon. The restaurant will be located at 3026 196th St. SW. in the parking lot of Lowe’s. Lynnwood will be one of three Chick-fil-A locations, along with Bellevue and Tacoma, scheduled to open in the spring of... »

Snohomish Pie Company coming to Mountlake Terrace

Snohomish Pie Company coming to Mountlake Terrace

Over the past couple of years Mountlake Terrace’s West Plaza shopping center has seen numerous changes: the expansion of Double DD Meats, the addition of the Diamond Knot Brewpub @ MLT, the closure of Prime Pizza and its space being taken over by Romio’s Pizza and Pasta Express. Now another tasty change is coming to the Town Center District site. The Snohomish Pie Company will begin selling their ... »

Puget Sound Blood Center issues call for donors

Puget Sound Blood Center issues call for donors

The recent tragedy in Marysville and other demands on the blood supply have prompted the Puget Sound Blood Center to issue a call for eligible donors to schedule an appointment this week. The center reports that several blood types and its supply of platelets been impacted by recent events. The Puget Sound Blood Center has a location in Lynnwood at 19723 Highway 99, Suite F. You can schedule an ap... »

Update: Murder suspect apprehended by authorities

Update: Murder suspect apprehended by authorities

Murder suspect Encarnacion “EJ” Salas has been arrested by authorities, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. Salas was apprehended at about 2:15 p.m, Saturday, Oct. 25. Patrol Deputies received a tip that Encarnacion may have in an apartment in the 3300 block of 164st SW. He was quickly located and arrested. Salas is believed to have assaulted a 42-year-old man in Lynnwo... »

Happening nearby: Manhunt on for Lynnwood murder suspect

Happening nearby: Manhunt on for Lynnwood murder suspect

Detectives with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office are asking for the public’s help to locate 23-year-old Encarnacion “EJ” Salas for second degree murder. Salas is believed to have assaulted a 42-year-old man in Lynnwood late last night. The victim died at the scene. Salas is 5-foot-11, 185 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He could have injuries to his face and leg... »

First responders in South Snohomish County gear up to meet Ebola threat

First responders in South Snohomish County gear up to meet Ebola threat

In response to the worldwide Ebola threat, Snohomish County health and emergency response officials have put new procedures and specialized equipment in place, provided special training to response crews, and are closely coordinating with hospitals and personnel from neighboring jurisdictions, all to ensure that Ebola never gets a foothold here. “We’ve added some specific questions to ... »

Mountlake Terrace girl missing since Oct. 1, public’s help sought in finding her

Mountlake Terrace girl missing since Oct. 1, public’s help sought in finding her

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is helping Mountlake Terrace Police look for Samantha Harrison, who has been missing since Oct. 1 from Mountlake Terrace. Here is her information: DOB: Jul 3, 1999 Age Now: 15 Sex: Female Race: White Hair Color: Sandy Eye Color: Green Height: 5-foot-5 Weight: 135 pounds Samantha may be in the company of an adult male. She has gauges in her ear... »

Fire District 1 Chief says retroactive billing showcases need for regionalized fire service

Fire District 1 Chief says retroactive billing showcases need for regionalized fire service

Snohomish County Fire District 1 Chief Ed Widdis says the recent flap over the district’s retroactive billing for its union employees showcases the importance of creating some type of regionalized fire service. “What I‘ve always said about these contracts is they were a Band-Aid,” Widdis said of the Fire District’s current agreements to provide fire service for Mountlake Terrace, Edmonds and Brier... »

National Weather Service issues flood watch for Snohomish County

National Weather Service issues flood watch for Snohomish County

The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for Snohomish County for Wednesday afternoon through Wednesday night. Heavy rainfall is possible through Wednesday evening. Small streams could rise rapidly and possibly flood. A flood watch means conditions are favorable for flooding but flooding is not imminent or occurring. »

City Council passes resolution establishing public records request policies

City Council passes resolution establishing public records request policies

The Mountlake Terrace City Council unanimously passed a resolution to establish policies and procedures for public records disclosure requests during Monday night’s meeting. The policy adopted by City Council outlined the procedures for the public and employees for public records requests. City staff noted that the City already is doing much of what is contained in the Resolution. State law requir... »

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