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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-... »

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... »

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