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Be careful around frozen water, sheriff’s department advises

Be careful around frozen water, sheriff’s department advises

Many local ponds and streambeds froze over during the recent stretch of cold weather. But as temperatures rise this week, so does the danger these frozen bodies of water pose. Tragedies resulting from someone falling through the ice on frozen ponds and streambeds are rare in this area, but occur enough for the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Department to issue warnings of the potential danger. “Just b... »

Snohomish County burn ban lifted

Snohomish County burn ban lifted

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has ended the burn ban for Snohomish County effective on Dec. 9. No burn bans are currently in effect for King, Kitsap, Pierce or Snohomish Counties. »

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Why do you read MLTnews? What one thing would you change, if you could? Those were among the questions I posed to all of you in a reader recent survey, and the responses ran the gamut, from pats on the back to very helpful suggestions to honest criticism. As I reviewed the survey responses, it’s clear there is a lot that you like about MLTnews. But it’s also clear that you believe we should do mor... »

Girl Scouts collect donations for MLT food bank

Girl Scouts collect donations for MLT food bank

A pre-Thanksgiving food drive by Mountlake Terrace Girls Scouts has become a big factor is helping a local food bank get prepared for the upcoming Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Girl Scout Troop 41923 collected 1,440 pounds of food during a drive at Rogers Market in late November. The donations were recently delivered to the Concern for Neighbors Food Bank and are now being prepared for distri... »

Edmonds School District offers public opportunity to review sex education curriculum on Wednesday

Edmonds School District offers public opportunity to review sex education curriculum on Wednesday

The public will have the opportunity to review the Edmonds School District’s Sexual Education and Disease Prevention Curriculum from 4-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 11 at the Educational Service Center in Boardroom A. Washington State law requires Sexual Education and Disease Prevention be taught to all students in grades 5-12 each year. Edmonds School District teachers use the KNOW program to teach ... »

Update: Cold weather shelter open through Monday

The South Snohomish County Emergency Shelter Network will be open through Monday, Dec. 9 for all individuals requiring overnight emergency shelter due to the overnight freezing weather. The shelter network is open to families, women, and men. Evening and morning meals will be provided. For those who are in need of this service, please meet outside of the Lynnwood City Hall at 19100 44th Ave. W. in... »

Snohomish County burn ban upgraded to Stage 2

Snohomish County burn ban upgraded to Stage 2

Due to continuing stagnant weather conditions and additional increases in air pollution levels, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency is elevating Snohomish County to a Stage 2 burn ban. The purpose of a burn ban is to reduce the amount of pollution that is creating unhealthy air, usually due to excessive wood smoke. The Clean Air Agency will continue to closely monitor the situation. During a Stage 2 ... »

Burn ban in effect for Snohomish County

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency on Saturday issued  a Stage 1 burn ban for Pierce and Snohomish Counties. This ban remains in effect until further notice. “Calling a burn ban when it’s this cold out is not something we want to do, or that we take lightly” commented Craig Kenworthy, Executive Director of the Clean Air Agency. “People in our region have already been exposed to high levels of fine p... »

Larsen to visit new MLT Senior Center Monday

Larsen to visit new MLT Senior Center Monday

Second District Congressman Rick Larsen will make his ninth appearance in the Mountlake Terrace/Brier area this year when he visits the new Mountlake Terrace Community Senior Center, 23300 Lakeview Drive, on Monday, Dec. 9. The center, formerly known as the Ballinger Clubhouse, is currently being renovated to better serve the needs of the Mountlake Terrace Senior Center group. The seniors signed a... »

South Snohomish County Emergency Shelter open through Sunday evening

The South Snohomish County Emergency Shelter Network activation has been extended through Sunday, Dec. 8, for all individuals requiring overnight emergency shelter due to anticipated freezing weather. The shelter network is open to families, women and men. Evening and morning meals will be provided. For those who are in need of this service, please meet outside of the Lynnwood City Hall – 19100 44... »

Update: More budding local pot businesses apply for licenses

Update: More budding local pot businesses apply for licenses

The Washington State Liquor Control Board’s weekly update of applications for marijuana-related businesses reveals six new applicants from the Edmonds/Lynnwood/Mountlake Terrace area. In addition to these, two existing producer applicants have altered the terms of their requests. The state is accepting applications in three catagories: producers would grow marijuana in bulk for wholesale dis... »

South Snohomish County Emergency Shelter Network activated through Friday

The South Snohomish County Emergency Shelter Network activation has been extended through Friday, Dec. 6 for all individuals requiring overnight emergency shelter due to anticipated overnight freezing weather. The shelter network is open to families, women and men. Evening and morning meals will be provided. For those who are in need of this service, please meet outside of the Lynnwood City Hall &... »

Wahl officially begins term on MLT City Council

Wahl officially begins term on MLT City Council

Bryan Wahl took the oath of office Monday night for the position of Mountlake Terrace City Councilmember and will now complete the City Council Position 5 term that was vacated by former councilmember Michelle Robles in 2012; the term expires in December 2015. Wahl had been appointed to the post in August 2012, but needed to win a special election for the position conducted on the general election... »

Craze recreational brochure coming to mailboxes, online

Craze recreational brochure coming to mailboxes, online

The Craze Parks Recreation Brochure, winter 2014 edition, will not only be arriving in mailboxes in Mountlake Terrace and Edmonds this week, but will also be available for the first time online. Along with the printed edition, the Cities of Edmonds and Mountlake Terrace are launching a new digital version of the Craze, a tri-annual brochure promoting recreational opportunities in the two cities. T... »

Failed lift strands Brier city worker 30 feet above ground for almost two hours

Failed lift strands Brier city worker 30 feet above ground for almost two hours

A mechanical problem on a hydraulic lift stranded a City of Brier employee 30 feet above the ground for almost two hours on Monday as the worker was installing Christmas lights on a tree at Brier Park. Firefighters from Snohomish County Fire District 1 were able to reach the man and bring him down from the broken lift safely. “The lift on the bucket apparently stopped working, leaving the employee... »

February bond measure targets school improvements throughout district, including MLT, Brier

February bond measure targets school improvements throughout district, including MLT, Brier

In its effort to gain voter support for two election measures on the February 2014 ballot, officials from the Edmonds School District released a list of school projects to be completed if one of the two measures passes. The district will be seeking voter approval for both a Replacement School Programs and Operation Levy and a Capital Construction Bond on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. If passed, the repl... »

Burn ban over for Snohomish County

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has ended the burn ban for Snohomish County. More information can be found here. No burn bans are currently in effect for King, Kitsap, Pierce or Snohomish Counties. Forecasts show scattered morning showers and evening showers which will keep pollution down. Saturday, with the arrival of a strong front, the area will be returning to more typical Pacific Northwest w... »

Happy Thanksgiving from MLTnews!

Happy Thanksgiving from MLTnews!

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Silvertips junior hockey players visit MLT for early Thanksgiving with veterans

Silvertips junior hockey players visit MLT for early Thanksgiving with veterans

A small but festive group gathered at the American Legion Hall in Mountlake Terrace Wednesday night for a Thanksgiving dinner of turkey, ham and all the trimmings at an event put on by Americorps Vet Corps, a veterans’ assistance organization. The dinner brought together local residents, representatives from the Veterans Resource Center at Edmonds Community College, and a number of Americorps volu... »

State receives pot-growing, retailing applications from Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace and Edmonds

Updated with more details Legal marijuana is coming to south Snohomish County, and at least for the city of Lynnwood, it could be coming in a big way. An application submitted to the Washington State Liquor Control Board by Hempalayas, a Lynnwood-based business, seeks approval for a large wholesale growing operation of up to 30,000 square feet. That’s more than double the area contained with... »

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