Under the Weather: Sunny and above-average temperatures expected this weekend

There’s no mistaking that spring has arrived now—it’s been absolutely gorgeous these past few days! But the best is yet to come. As I discussed in last week’s article, an upper ridge of high pressure is responsible for our nice weather. The way this ridge is positioned with adjacent troughs is known as an omega…

Charity provides custom stuffed animals for children with special medical needs

Nonprofit organization Tubie Friends provides customized stuffed animals with feeding and other types of medical tubes attached to them to help make life easier for children who rely on such devices. The group will be holding its annual fundraising auction to benefit those charitable efforts later this month. Shannon Gonsalves is a teacher at Brier…

High school sports roundup for April 14, 2021

Baseball Mountlake Terrace defeated Lynnwood 9-2 WP- Cody Snow Highlights Mountlake Terrace Pitching: Cody Snow 5 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 5K Ryan Cacatian 2 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4K Mountlake Terrace Hitting: Ryan Cacatian 3-4, 3B, 2 R, RBI Cody Snow 2-3, 2 RBI Rominic Quiban 2-4, 2 RBI…

Edmonds College students recognized as top Washington state scholars

Edmonds College students Kelsey Dunlap and Brian Matson were honored as members of the 2021 All-Washington Academic Team at a virtual ceremony on April 15. Phi Theta Kappa, an honor society serving two-year colleges, selects team members each year based on their academic achievements and community service. The ceremony was shared as a video premiere…

Floretum Garden Club announces 2021 scholarship for horticulture students

The Floretum Garden Club of Edmonds is offering a $1,500 scholarship to a 2021 high school graduate, college student, or individual planning a career in a horticultural field. The applicant will be selected based on the following criteria: Interest in horticulture, floral design, landscape design, botany. forestry, or a related field. Financial need. Activities and achievements…

MLTnews Daily Legislative Report: April 14, 2021 – Public telecom services

MLTnews presents The Daily Legislative Report, covering the 2021 Washington State Legislature. Senate lawmakers discussed Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1336, which would create and expand unrestricted authority for public entities to provide telecommunications services to users. The bill passed the House on Feb. 23 by a vote of 60-37, and passed the Senate on April…

Mountlake Terrace city council to hear report on affordable housing during April 16 meeting

The Mountlake Terrace City Council will receive a report from the Alliance for Housing Affordability and consider several other agenda items during its Thursday, April 15 work/study session. Additional items on the agenda include: – South Snohomish County Fire & Rescue annual report – Review of development activities – Annual stormwater program 2021 update –…

SnoPUD earns 2021 Energy Star Award for excellence

For the second year in a row, Snohomish County PUD has been recognized for promotion of energy-efficiency products. The agency received the 2021 Energy Star Award for Excellence for promotional efforts in expanding energy-efficiency outreach and delivering 35,000 free Energy Star-certified energy-efficiency bundles to customer households, resulting in over 4.3 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) saved. Energy…

City sponsoring volunteer cleanup at Ballinger Park April 24

In honor of Earth Day and Arbor Day, the City of Mountlake Terrace invites residents to join the Mountlake Terrace Volunteer Park Cleanup on Saturday, April 24, from 9 a.m. to about noon.  The work party will be held at Ballinger Park and if enough volunteers attend, some may be sent to work at Veterans…

High school sports roundup for April 13, 2021

Boys Soccer Shorewood defeated Mountlake Terrace 3-0  No Mountlake Terrace results reported Goalkeeper Shutout: David Phillips Shorewood goal scorers: – Oscar Betancourt (2) – Angel Lina Records: Shorewood 2-0-1; Mountlake Terrace 0-1 Mountlake Terrace next game: at Marysville Pilchuck; Friday April 16; 7:30 p.m.  Meadowdale defeated Cedarcrest 4-1  Meadowdale goal scorers: -Theo Urkharman -Juan Alvarez…

Two Edmonds School District students recognized for work with Boundless Washington program

Two teens from the Edmonds School District were recently recognized by the Washington State Senate as student leaders with disabilities for their involvement with the Boundless Washington program. The statewide program seeks to integrate fun, challenging outdoor activities with leadership development training for middle and high school students from various backgrounds who have physical and sensory disabilities….

COVID-19 briefing: Snohomish County pauses adminstration of Johnson & Johnson vaccine

During the weekly Snohomish County briefing on COVID-19, County Health Officer Dr. Chris Spitters announced Tuesday that effective immediately, the county is “putting a pause on the administration of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.” The rationale, he said, comes from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration…

Sound Transit Board seeks public input on managing revenue impacts, program realignment for future voter-approved projects

Through April 30, regional residents are encouraged to provide input to the Sound Transit Board of Directors on priorities for managing what the agency called “an unprecedented financial environment in its work to advance voter-approved transit projects that are not already under construction.” Sound Transit said it faces two major, simultaneous challenges. A pandemic-driven recession has severely reduced…

Edmonds School District welcomes third- through sixth-grade students back to in-person learning

Toting backpacks and sporting face masks, more students were welcomed back into school buildings Monday as third- through sixth-graders returned to in-person learning under the Edmonds School District’s school re-entry plan. Aiming to meet Gov. Jay Inslee’s emergency proclamation issued last month to offer in-person learning to all students by April 19, the district welcomed…

MLTnews Daily Legislative Report: April 13, 2021 – Juvenile attorney access

MLTnews presents The Daily Legislative Report, covering the 2021 Washington State Legislature. Senate lawmakers debated Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1140, which would provide juveniles with access to attorneys when contacted by law enforcement. The House passed the bill 56-41 on March 2 and the Senate passed the bill 29-19 on April 11. The House and…

Reminder: City offering free natural yard care webinar April 14

The City of Mountlake Terrace is sponsoring a free natural yard care webinar provided by Snohomish Conservation District on Wednesday, April 14, at noon p.m. This free webinar covers ways to reduce impacts to the environment from yard care, and it provides you with gardening ideas for this spring and summer. Learn how to make…

High school sports roundup for April 12, 2021

Softball Edmonds-Woodway defeated Mountlake Terrace 13-0 Annika Forseth pitched a complete game one-hit shutout and eight different Edmonds-Woodway players scored at least one run as the Warriors picked up their first win of the season. Highlights: Edmonds-Woodway Pitching: A Forseth 6 IP, 1 H, 2BB, 9K Edmonds-Woodway Batting: A Forseth 2-3, 2B, 1 BB, 3…

FEMA offering financial assistance for COVID-related funeral expenses

If you have lost a loved one to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is providing financial assistance for coronavirus-related funeral expenses incurred after Jan. 20, 202. The funds are provided under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. To apply,…

MLTnews Daily Legislative Report: April 12, 2021 – School equity training

MLTnews presents The Daily Legislative Report, covering the 2021 Washington State Legislature. House lawmakers debated Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5044, which would provide professional learning, equity, cultural competency and dismantling institutional racism in the public school system. The bill passed the Senate on Jan. 27 by a vote of 30-19, and passed the House 57-40….

Sponsored: Irons Brothers seeking carpenter — $500 reward

Irons Brothers Construction is seeking a carpenter experienced in finish carpentry, quality control, customer service, major remodels, kitchen and bath and project management. A $500 referral fee will be paid upon the hire of a qualified candidate. Learn more at ironsbc.com/employment.

Snohomish County’s Litter Wranglers returning to county roads for 2021 season  

Snohomish County’s Litter Wranglers crew will returns to county roads this April to rustle up the rubbish for the first time since fall of 2019. The Litter Wranglers collected 10,554 bags of litter and cleaning more than 1,052 miles of Snohomish County roads during the program’s first two years in 2018 and 2019. “COVID-19 forced…

Sponsor spotlight: Tax return review tips

Prior to e-filing your tax return, you will need to review it. Here are some suggestions to ensure everything looks right. The Basics Confirm the basics for you, your spouse and your dependents: Double check the name, address, Social Security Numbers and proper identification of dependents that are under age 17 Double check filing status. Confirm…

Next virtual Coffee with the City April 14

Talk with city officials virtually during Coffee with the City on Wednesday, April 14 via Zoom teleconference from 6-7 p.m. Whether you are new to Mountlake Terrace or a long-time resident, you have the floor to ask questions of the city manager and police chief or just listen to hear updates about what is happening…

Sponsor spotlight: What is blue light doing to your complexion?

Have you noticed more wrinkles, worsening skin laxity and hyperpigmentation lately? It could be damage from blue light. With the surge in screen time due to the pandemic, we are all spending more time on our devices: The screen of your cell phone, computer, TV and the majority of light bulbs all emit blue light….

PUD partners with manufacturers to offer smart thermostat discounts

To celebrate Earth Day, Snohomish County PUD is partnering with manufacturers to provide a combined limited time offer on Nest and ecobee smart thermostats for its customers through April 22. The offer includes manufacturer price discounts and PUD instant rebates on three smart thermostat models: Google Nest’s Snow and Charcoal thermostats and ecobee’s smart thermostat…

Sponsor spotlight: Don’t try this at home — DIY mistakes to avoid

Spring is here, so you might be motivated to tackle a household project that you’ve been avoiding all winter long. Regular household chores such as changing air filters or replacing lightbulbs are low cost and easy ways to keep your home running optimally. If you’re preparing to take on a bigger project, you may want…

Commentary: Join me in voting yes to support schools

Voters in the Edmonds School District will soon receive a ballot in your mailbox, and I am asking you to join me in voting yes in support of the school capital levy. The levy will provide much-needed funding for safety upgrades, maintenance and operation of our schools, and building additional capacity to meet present and…

High school sports roundup for April 9, 2021

Girls Tennis Mountlake Terrace defeated Cascade 5-2 Singles: Lexi Daly (MT) defeated Rukia Yosif (C). 6-1, 6-2 Aumnia Allisa (C) defeated Lindsey Ho (MT) 2-6, 6-1,6-1 Michaela Tiya (MT) defeated Ryenn Stark (C) 6-0, 6-0 Olivia Long (C) defeated Kaziah Liu (MT) 6-1, 6-1 Doubles: Vivian Tran/Kayla Primavera (MT) defeated Danya Allsh/Sierra Poland (C) 6-3,…

MLT rallies to support Asian American and Pacific Islander community

Close to 60 people attended a rally Saturday at the old Roger’s Market parking lot to support the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. The event was led by Mountlake Terrace Mayor Kyoko Matsumoto Wright, and attended by residents of the community as well as leaders from Mountlake Terrace, Edmonds and Lynnwood. Mayor Wright spoke…

MLT City Hall Advisory Committee members take tour of project they helped create

Several members of the citizens advisory committee that helped develop the vision for the new Mountlake Terrace City Hall got a tour of the new Civic Campus facility Saturday morning. The  Civic Campus at 58th Avenue West and 232nd Street Southwest is also home to the Mountlake Terrace Library and Fire Station 19. The new…

City of MLT recruiting for boards and commissions

The City of Mountlake Terrace seeks candidates to serve on its boards and commissions. The city recruits annually to have applications on file for when periodic openings occur, and currently there is an opening on the Arts Advisory Commission. Most city boards and commissions have three-year terms that expire on June 30 with the exception…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: April 2-7, 2021

April 2 23500 block 56th Avenue West: A man reported that his gun was missing from the residence. He said it had been missing since moving and was last seen approximately two weeks prior. He stated no reason to suspect anyone of stealing it and had not given anyone permission to take the gun, but…

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