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Device found at Lake Ballinger confirmed as pipe bomb

The device found at the Lake Ballinger boat launch at 7400 McAleer Way in Edmonds Friday night was confirmed to be a pipe bomb by the Washington State Patrol Interagency Bomb Squad on Saturday. “It was a pipe bomb,” said Trooper Mark Francis. “The bomb squad has it secured and will be disposing of it.” Francis declined to explain what the pipe bomb was made from, calling the information “sensitive... »

Small pipe bomb found at Lake Ballinger

Small pipe bomb found at Lake Ballinger

A grandfather and grandson fishing at a former boat launch along the western shore of Lake Ballinger found a mysterious device later described as a pipe bomb on Friday night. Edmonds police closed the boat launch located on the Edmonds side and a member of the Washington State Patrol bomb squad removed the devise around 9:15 p.m. Mountlake Terrace resident Jay Byron and his grandson Marcos Sanchez... »

MLT City Council gets preview of Sound Transit light rail extension impact statement

MLT City Council gets preview of Sound Transit light rail extension impact statement

Light rail train service through Mountlake Terrace is still at least 10 years away, but city officials were told earlier this week that planning for the Sound Transit service is on schedule and about to pass a significant milepost. Michelle Ginder, the Lynnwood Link Project Manager for Sound Transit, gave the Mountlake Terrace City Council a preview on Monday of the regional transportation agency’... »

MLT City Council approves 2014-2019 transportation plan

MLT City Council approves 2014-2019 transportation plan

By a unanimous vote, the Mountlake Terrace City Council adopted the 2014-2019 Six-Year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Ordinance earlier this week. The many projects in the TIP plan includes pavement preservation, sidewalks and sidewalk ramp construction, traffic signal construction and upgrades, bicycle route development, and street construction throughout the city.State law requires mun... »

Reminder: Post your events to our calendar

If you have an upcoming Mountlake Terrace or Brier event you want to publicize, we’ve got you covered! Add your activity on our robust, self-serve Events Calendar. Post your own listings and include your logo, a map to your event, and more. »

Scene in MLT: Gone fishing…

Scene in MLT: Gone fishing…

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Overnight I-5 construction work through South Snohomish County ramps up

Late-night drivers of I-5 through Mountlake Terrace are seeing more lane and ramp closures this week as construction work on the freeway and adjacent roadways shifts into a higher gear. Some of the ramps leading to and from the I-5 freeway at its interchange with State Route 104 (Ballinger Way/205th Street Northeast) are being closed during the overnight hours of 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. through next week... »

MLT City Council challengers band together for campaign

MLT City Council challengers band together for campaign

The My Neighborhood News Network will be preparing local voters for the Aug. 6 primary election and Nov. 5 general election with reports through the summer and full. Here is another of those reports. For a challenger to defeat a sitting incumbent in any political race, it sometimes takes innovating thinking. Three challengers to current Mountlake Terrace City Councilmembers seeking re-election thi... »

Summer construction projects underway at local schools

Summer construction projects underway at local schools

Summer construction projects are underway at a number of Mountlake Terrace and Brier schools. Crews from Regency NW Construction of Bellevue have begun assembling equipment to begin work on a new playground shed at Terrace Park School in Mountlake Terrace. When finished, the 46-by-100 foot structure will provide cover for the 650 students of the school during recess and outdoor activities. The Ter... »

Meeting set for Tuesday to prioritize Ballinger Park ideas

Meeting set for Tuesday to prioritize Ballinger Park ideas

The City of Mountlake Terrace Recreation and Parks Advisory Committee (RPAC) will review and prioritize the ideas gathered from an Ballinger Park open house last month at their Tuesday, July 9 meeting. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Ballinger Clubhouse, 23000 Lakeview Drive. The public is welcome to attend. Over 60 interested residents attended the open house June 11 to tour Ballinger Par... »

MLT receives clean opinion from Washington State Auditor’s Office

MLT receives clean opinion from Washington State Auditor’s Office

The City of Mountlake Terrace followed up a recent Certificate of Achievement for Excellence for financial reporting in 2011 with another accomplishment, a clean opinion on its 2012 Financial Statements from the Washington State Auditor’s Office. The State Auditor’s Office conducts accountability, financial, single and performance audits on municipal governments and other state jurisdictions on an... »

Have ‘Coffee With the City’ Wednesday

Citizens, business owners and others from the community are invited to join city officials for a cup of coffee and hear first-hand what’s happening in the Mountlake Terrace. “Coffee With the City” will be held on Wednesday, July 10, from 8-9 a.m. at the Recreation Pavilion, 5303-228th St. S.W. Attendees to “Coffee With the City” are encouraged to ask questions, provide input on city services or ju... »

MLT Library starts drop-in reading time Monday

Looking for a way to help foster your children’s desire to read during the summer? The Mountlake Terrace Library begins a drop-in reading time on Monday, July 8, and will continue to offer the sessions each Monday through Aug. 19. Children ages 5-12 will be paired up with a trained teen who can either read to the attending child or listen to the child read and “provide gentle tutoring.” The ... »

Work on 54th Avenue West enters new construction phase

Work on 54th Avenue West enters new construction phase

Construction on 54th Avenue West between 234th and 236th Streets Southwest in Mountlake Terrace entered a new phase this week as crews began pulling up street pavement and right-of-way grass in the work area. Once completed the two-block stretch will have new curbs and sidewalks separated by a planting strip on the east side of 54th Avenue West, along with new sidewalk ramps at private driveways a... »

City of MLT receives award for excellence in financial reporting

The City of Mountlake Terrace was awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its 2011 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) by Washington Finance Officers Association (WFOA) President Marilou Moore at City Council’s July 1 meeting. This is the sixth year in a row that the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has r... »

Congressman Larsen, County Executive Lovick stop by MLT Senior Center

Congressman Larsen, County Executive Lovick stop by MLT Senior Center

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Family Fourth fireworks show ready to light up MLT Thursday

Family Fourth fireworks show ready to light up MLT Thursday

The stage is set, literally, for the return of a public Mountlake Terrace 4th of July fireworks show. City crews set up the platform, to be used for announcements and musical entertainment at the event, on Wednesday. The community Family Fourth of July event will take place at the soccer field portion of Evergreen Playfield along 224th Street Southwest in Mountlake Terrace starting at 8 p.m. The g... »

MLT finds a way to pay city hall rent without tax increases

After years of warnings from Mountlake Terrace city officials that there would be no more money to pay rent for city hall offices beginning in 2014, City Manager John Caulfield announced Monday that the city would be able to adjust its budget enough to find approximately $500,000 to meet City Hall rental payments next year. Caulfield made the announcement at the City Council meeting on July 1, a m... »

Caulfield makes it official, submits resignation to MLT City Council

Caulfield makes it official, submits resignation to MLT City Council

As was expected, Mountlake Terrace City Manager John Caulfield submitted his resignation to the MLT City Council on Tuesday, announcing that he has accepted the City Manager position at the City of Lakewood, Wash. Lakewood is the second largest city in Pierce County with a population of nearly 60,000. The Lakewood City Council approved Caulfield’s employment agreement at its July 1 meeting; media ... »

What’s open, closed on July 4th

What’s open, closed on July 4th

Happy 237th birthday, America! Here is what’s open and operating, and what isn’t, in the area on Thursday, July 4: Mountlake Terrace City Facilities – all closed, including the Recreation Pavilion Brier City Facilities – all closed Mountlake Terrace Library – closed Brier Library – closed (as it is every Thursday) Mountlake Terrace Post Office – closed; no mail delivery Community Transit Bus Servi... »

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