Letter to the editor: Please support our schools

Editor: Voters in the Edmonds School District will soon be receiving a ballot (due Feb. 8) for the district’s Education Programs & Operations Levy. This is not a new tax!  Every four years the district must ask voters to renew the existing levy that covers essential staff, materials, and programs that are not funded by…

Salomon bill introduced in state Legislature would close loophole on police disciplinary actions

Legislation introduce by 32nd District Sen. Jesse Salomon would restrict avenues used by police who have been disciplined by their superiors to overturn or reduce those disciplinary actions and gain reinstatement despite serious misconduct. The 32nd District includes portions of Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace and Lynnwood. According to a news release from Salomon’s office, “a glaring…

Save the date: Cascadia Art Museum to host Day of Remembrance event Feb. 20

Cascadia Art Museum in Edmonds is hosting a Day of Remembrance event next month to commemorate the signing of Executive Order 9066. The order began the incarceration of people of Japanese descent. Cascadia will commemorate this day on Saturday, Feb. 20 and also celebrate the last day of the Kenjiro Nomura, American Modernist: An Issei Artist’s…

High school sports roundup for Jan. 14-15, 2022

Boys Wrestling Friday, Jan. 14 Mountlake Terrace defeated Archbishop Murphy 48-18 106- Double forfeit; 113- Double forfeit; 120- Seraphim Treperinas (MT) pinned Joseph Davis 0:56; 132- Jack Bode (MT) pinned Ethan Robinson (AM) 0:54; 138- Malachi Hashimoto (MT) won by forfeit; 145- Jacob Arevalo (MT) won by forfeit; 152- Bryce Pawling (MT) won by forfeit;…

Snohomish County seeks ideas for 2024 Comprehensive Plan Update visioning process

What do you want Snohomish County to look like in 2044? The county is seeking public input as it works to develop a vision for the county’s future, which will be used in the 2024 Comprehensive Plan. The 2024 Comprehensive Plan Update will guide growth, preservation, and development in Snohomish County over a 20-year planning…

Fitness Corner: In the new year, resolve to persevere

Every January I feel that this coming year could be a great year, maybe the best ever. I usually look to January as a time of positive change. If nothing else it’s my preferred month to do some organizing and clearing out of stuff! Even if my “resolutions” don’t bring lasting change, at least I…

Parent Leadership Training Institute open for registration

Parents and their children are invited to learn leadership skills that can be put to use in their school and their community. Offered in conjunction with Everett Community College, the Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI) is a free, virtual, 12-week courses that teach civic and community leadership in a supportive group environment. Parents receive five free…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: Jan 5-13, 2022

Jan. 5 22100 block 42nd Avenue West: The owner of a Subaru Outback reported that its rear license plate had been stolen sometime recently. Jan. 6 4900 block 244th Street Southwest: During a traffic stop, a man and a woman were cited for possession of stolen property after police found a spool containing 1,000 feet…

Sponsor spotlight: Winter home improvement projects that pay off

After a busy holiday season, you may be ready to relax at home during the remaining winter months. If you’ve been thinking about making home updates, you don’t have to wait until the spring. Housing industry professionals are always ready to tackle new projects and work with suppliers year around. Typically, during the “off-season,” home…

Claire Beach: Edmonds School District teacher and media literacy advocate

A bright light has gone out in Edmonds and the world with the passing of beloved teacher, mother, sister, friend, filmmaker and advocate for media literacy: Claire Douglas Beach. Since 2001, Claire taught thousands of students in the Seattle and Edmonds School Districts as Technology Media Instructor. Her “superpower” was reaching the kids who struggled…

WSDOT seeks input on statewide Human Services Transportation Plan

A group of transportation experts and providers, social services organizations, tribes and other stakeholders have worked together to over the past three years to update the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Human Services Transportation Plan. The draft plan now is ready for public review and feedback. According to a WSDOT announcement, people across the…

Co-founder of Millennia Ministries, Concern for Neighbors Food Bank to be honored during Dr. King Tribute event Jan. 17

Edmonds resident Leilani Miller, executive director of Millennia Ministries in Everett, and Mountlake Terrace Concern for Neighbors Food Bank have been selected as the 2022 recipients of the Lift Every Voice Legacy Beloved Community Awards for advancing values that lift the standard of well-being among marginalized citizens throughout Snohomish County. The awards will be presented by the…

High school sports roundup for Jan. 13, 2022

Boys Basketball Mountlake Terrace defeated Snohomish 56-53 Mountlake Terrace scorers: Zaveon Jones 14, Adison Mattix 14, Jeffrey Anyimah 10, Chris Meegan 8, Don Brown 5, Vito Mkrtychan 5 Snohomish: Drew Davis 16, Amari Biggs 14, Jason Roth 13, Andrew Seminara 8, Nolan Soderstrom 2 Records (league and overall): Mountlake Terrace 4-1, 6-1; Snohomish 2-4, 4-5 Mountlake Terrace next…

Edmonds School Board receives updates on support for homeless students, AVID program

Edmonds School District leaders reconvened Tuesday night following the winter recess and received multiple briefings on ways the district is working to aid its most at-risk students. At its Jan. 11 business meeting, the board received two updates regarding students who qualify for the McKinney-Vento program, which aims to ensure students experiencing homelessness have equal…

Verdant hosting grant funding Q & A session Jan. 24

Community groups and organizations interested in applying for funding from the Verdant Health Commission in 2022 are invited to participate in a virtual question-and-answer session on Monday, Jan 24 from noon-1 p.m. on Zoom.  This optional Q&A session is open to the public to learn more about Verdant’s priority areas for funding, the application process and to ask questions. To join the session, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86504406205. Dial-in number for audio is (253)…

Ballinger Park waterfront reopens in Mountlake Terrace after renovations

The Ballinger Park waterfront in Mountlake Terrace is open again, with a new 220-foot aluminum fishing pier, boat launch, dock, restrooms and other amenities. The city in a news release thanked the community for their patience during the closure, which was affected by supply chain issues and weather. Some fencing will remain onsite to protect…

Motorcycle rider seriously injured after being struck by car near MLT Safeway

Updated with additional details. A motorcycle rider in his early 20s from Lynnwood was seriously injured Thursday night after being struck by a small passenger car in front of the Mountlake Terrace Safeway store around 9:15 p.m. According to Mountlake Terrace Police Chief Pete Caw, the car exited the parking lot of the Safeway store,…

College Place Elementary shifts to remote learning until at least Jan. 24

College Place Elementary has joined two other Edmonds School District schools in shifting to remote learning due to a number of staff and students out to illness. According to a letter that Principal Carla Carrizosa sent to families, remote learning started on Friday, Jan. 14. The school plans to return to in-person learning Monday, Jan. 24….

Regular service for Community Transit, Sound Transit service on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

All Community Transit service and Sound Transit buses to and from Snohomish County will operate on a regular weekday schedule on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday Jan. 17. All Community Transit bus service: Regular schedule Sound Transit buses to/from Snohomish County: Regular schedule Sounder Train: Regular schedule Customer Care phone lines and RideStore: Closed…

Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation awards $13,000 in art instruction grants

The Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation has awarded $13,000 in grants that promote arts education in schools. These grants are designed to provide students in the Edmonds School District with art education opportunities they may not otherwise have access to. This year’s grants went to: Beverly Elementary School, for “Book of Me,” a mixed media project…

Join Our Team: Looking to Hire New Administrative Assistant

Long-time Edmonds Insurance Broker is hiring! McDonald McGarry Insurance, in the little green house by the library, is looking to add a friendly administrative assistant to our team. Must have great customer service skills and can help support a fully digital workflow by processing mail, document filing, scanning into software and manage information flow in a…

Learn 3 livesaving skills in free online South County Fire class Jan. 19

In one hour, learn three lifesaving skills in South County Fire’s free online ACT First Aid class on Jan. 19 offered at 1-2 p.m. and 6-7 p.m. ACT focuses on three first aid skills to save a life in the first few minutes of an emergency before first responders arrive: Antidote for suspected opiate overdoses….

Under the weather: Mostly dry weekend expected for the second week in a row

The month of January thus far has seen a wide range of weather conditions, from below-average temperatures to above-average temperatures, and from snow to warm winter rain. We’ve seen wind and even a little bit of sun (wow, what a concept!). The big story of this past week was an atmospheric river that impacted the…

Olympic Fly Fishers of Edmonds invites you to become a member

The Olympic Fly Fishers of Edmonds has a mission to promote the sport of fly fishing through education, conservation and camaraderie — and it invites those interested to join the organization. Club members participated in a hybrid in-person/Zoom meeting earlier this week —  the first time the club has met in-person since the pandemic — featuring…

High school sports roundup for Jan. 11, 2022

Boys Basketball Mountlake Terrace defeated Marysville Getchell 66-29 Mountlake Terrace scorers: Jaxon Dubiel 11, Vito Mkrtychan 11, Jeffrey Anyimah 10, Zaveon Jones 10, Chris Meegan 7, Don Brown 6, Tigran Mkrtychan 6, Addison Mattix 5 Marysville Getchell: Ryan Allison 12, Arion Palacol 9, Cameron Banfield 4, Mason Devereux 4 Records (league and overall): Mountlake Terrace 3-1, 5-1;…

Reminder: 4th annual tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. in Edmonds Jan. 17

Join the Lift Every Voice Legacy (LEVL) for its fourth annual tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. This year’s program, “If I Can Help Somebody,” features Sean Goode, executive director of Choose 180, a restorative justice non-profit in King County, as…

Join Our Team: Looking to Hire New Administrative Assistant

Long-time Edmonds Insurance Broker is hiring! McDonald McGarry Insurance, in the little green house by the library, is looking to add a friendly administrative assistant to our team. Must have great customer service skills and can help support a fully digital workflow by processing mail, document filing, scanning into software and manage information flow in a…

Council Jan. 13 set to review departments’ performance measures for second half of 2021

The Mountlake Terrace City Council will review city departments’ performance measures for July-December 2021, among other items at its Jan. 13 work/study session. Additional items on Thursday night’s agenda include: – Review of professional services agreement with the hearing examiner – Review of interlocal agreement with the Housing Authority of Snohomish County (HASCO) – Review…

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