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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-... »

Senior Center barbecue brings country tunes to Terrace

Senior Center barbecue brings country tunes to Terrace

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MLT City Council approves franchise agreement with new cable TV/nternet/phone company

The Mountlake Terrace City Council approved a new franchise agreement with Astound Broadband on August 19 to allow the San Francisco cable TV, Internet and telephone company to run fiber optic conduit along the public right-of-way. Companies using city right-of-way for business purposes are required to have a franchise agreement with the city outlining how and when the right-of-way can be used. Se... »

Gas leak closes 236th Street Southwest during evening rush hour

Gas leak closes 236th Street Southwest during evening rush hour

Mountlake Terrace Police closed 236th Street Southwest between I-5 and 58th Avenue West around 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday after a contractor punctured a gas line in the area. Repairs to the leaking pipe were completed around 6:30 p.m., said Fire District 1 spokesperson Leslie Hynes. “A contractor was drilling and apparently hit a four-inch main gas line,” Hynes said. The incident took place near 59th ... »

Larsen scheduled for second MLT appearance on Thursday, Aug. 22

Larsen scheduled for second MLT appearance on Thursday, Aug. 22

Already scheduled to be in Mountlake Terrace for an afternoon presentation at the Ballinger Clubhouse, 2nd District Rep. Rick Larsen has added another appearance in the city on Thursday, Aug. 22, 10-11 a.m. at the American Legion Post 234, 22909-56th Ave. W. Larsen will host a community coffee during the morning hour to discuss regional and national issues with attendees; all are invited. Later in... »

MLT City Council to seek recruiting firm to lead city manager search; interim city manager appointed

With current City Manager John Caulfield set to leave his post at the end of the month, the Mountlake Terrace City Council took action on Monday to begin the search for a new city manager. The council voted 7-0 to seek a recruiting firm to manage the search process. The city will begin accepting proposals, most likely in September, from firms who specialize in the recruitment of candidates for gov... »

MLT City Council appoints members to Planning Commission, Community Policing Advisory Board

MLT City Council appoints members to Planning Commission, Community Policing Advisory Board

The Mountlake Terrace City Council filled two vacancies on city boards Monday night with the appointments of Arthur Robertson to the Planning Commission and Robert Newell to the Community Policing Advisory Board. Both appointments are to fill terms that expire on June 30, 2014. The city’s Planning Commission is charged with making recommendations to the City Council regarding land use issues, chan... »

Sound Transit hears from public about Lynnwood light rail link at MLT open house/public hearing

Sound Transit hears from public about Lynnwood light rail link at MLT open house/public hearing

Open house/public hearing attendees review information, mix with Sound Transit officials at Nile Shriner Golf Course in Mountlake Terrace on Wednesday Sound Transit officials heard concerns, complaints, criticisms and compliments in regards to their varying plans for an 8.5-mile light rail extension between Northgate and Lynnwood Wednesday night at an open house/public hearing held at the Nile Shr... »

Plans call for Ballinger Park to open by September 14

Plans call for Ballinger Park to open by September 14

Mountlake Terrace city officials have set Sept. 14 as the latest date they hope to have the new Ballinger Lake Park open to the public for hiking and casual use. Curt Brees, Assistant City Manager / Parks, Recreation and Public Works Director, made the announcement at the Recreation and Park Advisory Commission (RPAC) meeting Tuesday night at the Recreation Pavilion. Brees and Ken Courtmanch, the ... »

Man charged with indecent exposure after incidents at Tour de Terrace

Man charged with indecent exposure after incidents at Tour de Terrace

A 40-year-old Lynnwood man was arrested by Mountlake Terrace police earlier this month and charged with indecent exposure after allegedly exposing himself to three young females during Tour de Terrace. Detectives investigated the case after receiving reports of a man rubbing up against festival goers and then exposing himself to the three girls, all believed to be under the age of 14. Detectives m... »

Brier man finds new home for cancer fundraising run

Brier man finds new home for cancer fundraising run

After his hopes of staging a 10K / 5K fun run in his hometown were thwarted earlier this year, Brier resident Ryan Adkins kept running with the idea, and has now found a receptive home for the charity event in a neighboring community. “Kilometers for Cancer has moved on successfully to Kenmore,” Adkins said. “It has come together nicely; my team and I have worked hard to bring everything together.... »

City of MLT gives go ahead to new decant facility

City of MLT gives go ahead to new decant facility

A new decant facility, used to separate contaminated liquid and solid wastes from city public works maintenance remains, will be built at the City of Mountlake Terrace Operations Facility at a cost of almost $800,000 following the approval of the Mountlake Terrace City Council on August 5. To comply with federal standards for the discarding of waste generated from street sweeping, catch basin clea... »

MLT City Council approves updated park ordinances; more discussion set for possible Ballinger Park opening

Three city ordinances concerning recreation and parks in Mountlake Terrace were adopted by the City Council on Aug. 5, the first major revisions to park regulations in 18 years. The “Recreation/Park Rules” Ordinance eliminated the requirement for the grounds of Ballinger Park, previously referred to as Ballinger Lake Golf Course, to be used only for the game of golf. The former golf course is bein... »

228th Street, Cedar Way/44th Avenue street work to enter new phase next week

228th Street, Cedar Way/44th Avenue street work to enter new phase next week

Work on the Eastside Water Main and Storm Drain Improvements project in Mountlake Terrace reached a significant milepost as all the underground work of replacing water and storm drains is now finished; crews will begin work soon on the resurfacing of the roadways that were affected during the project. A two-layer chip seal application will begin next week on Cedar Way between 232nd Street and the ... »

MLT City Council appoints four to lodging tax committee

The 2013 Mountlake Terrace Lodging Tax Advisory Committee will consist of three holdovers and one new face after appointments to the board were approved by the City Council on Monday. Ayesha Sheikh, Studio 6 Hotel General Manager; Laura Peckinpaugh, Studio 6 Hotel Operations Manager; and Carol McMahan, member of the Arts Advisory Commission and Friends of the Arts organization were all re-appointe... »

MLT City Council to consider updates to park ordinances, regulations

The Mountlake Terrace City Council will consider changes to city ordinances and regulations regarding park use at its Monday, Aug. 5 council meeting, stemming mostly from the change of the Ballinger Lake Golf Course into a passive park. City code has long called for the 42-acre site on the north shore of Lake Ballinger “be used only for the game of golf;” now that the city is transitioning the are... »

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