MLT City Council gets an update on light rail progress, status of summer events

At its May 3 regular business meeting, the Mountlake Terrace City Council received updates from Sound Transit and also learned about potential impacts that the COVID-19 pandemic could have on city events this summer. It also amended the salary ordinance to include a salary schedule range that reflects the addition of two in-house custodial positions….

Work begins on new 49-lot residential development near Brier

Work recently started on the 49-lot Echo Park planned residential development near Brier. The subdivision project is located on 7.9 acres of property along Atlas Road and Barker Road in an urban growth area of unincorporated Snohomish County. Its rezoning application and site plan from developer Pacific Ridge Homes were approved in November 2020. Plans…

Applications open for Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

Snohomish County is accepting applications for the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP). The program provides eligible low-income seniors with $40 worth of checks to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at participating farmers markets or farm stands. To learn more about the program, including eligibility requirements and how to submit an application, visit: www.snohomishcountywa.gov/1002/Nutrition-Programs. Priority…

City: Police safely resolve issue involving suicidal man at Terrace Creek Park

The City of Mountlake Terrace reported Wednesday that Mountlake Terrace police were able to diffuse a potentially lethal situation involving a suicidal man at Terrace Creek Park. According to the city’s post on Facebook, police responded Wednesday afternoon to a report of a suicidal man at Terrace Creek Park (also known as Candy Cane Park)…

High school sports roundup for May 4, 2021

Softball Mountlake Terrace defeated Shorecrest 1-0 Winning Pitcher: Kyleigh Smith Highlights Mountlake Terrace Pitching: Kyleigh Smith 7 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 9K Mountlake Terrace Hitting: Kaylee Mitchell 1-3, 1 RBI Shorecrest Pitching: Sydney Telling 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 6 K Records: Mountlake Terrace 3-8; Shorecrest 4-7 Mountlake Terrace next game:…

Foundation for Edmonds School District launches vision program for families in need

The Foundation for Edmonds School District has announced a new vision program providing complimentary eye exams and hardware to families in need. The program — in partnership with the Edmonds School District and National Vision Cares — is funded through a grant from Foundry10, a philanthropic educational research organization. With a referral from an Edmonds School…

Sponsor spotlight: Treat Mom to Scotty’s Food Truck fare this weekend

Scotty’s Food Truck will be in its usual spot for Mother’s Day weekend — in the Calvary Chapel 5 Corners parking lot in Edmonds. Scotty’s is always at this location on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 3:30-7:30 p.m. Stop in and get the family blackened salmon Caesar salads for a “no cook” dinner. Call ahead ata 206-795-1615 if you…

Police: Missing MTHS student found

Bothell police said Tuesday night that they have found a missing 15-year-old Mountlake Terrace High School freshman who ran away from home April 25. Ema Catalan, from the Lynnwood/Bothell area, was located and her family was enroute to join her, police said.

High school sports roundup for May 3, 2021

Baseball Mountlake Terrace defeated Shorecrest 1-0 Winning Pitcher: Tyler Song Tyler Song and Dominic Kim combined for a four-hit shutout and the Hawks won for the seventh time in their last eight games. Hawks pitchers have thrown shutouts in three of their past five games. Song pitched four innings, allowing three hits, two walks and five…

COVID briefing: ‘Sigh of relief’ as Snohomish County gets rollback reprieve

Snohomish County gets a reprieve. There is no rollback to Phase 2 COVID restrictions for the county; in fact, no rollbacks statewide.  That’s the news from Gov. Jay Inslee, who says all counties will stay where they are for the next two weeks. That means shopping, dining, outdoor recreation all stays where it is; we…

Advance appointments now optional at Snohomish County mass vaccination sites

Starting Wednesday, May 5, all mass vaccination sites operated by the Snohomish County Vaccine Taskforce will begin offering on-site registration for people who do not have a prior appointment. People may arrive at the sites during open hours to receive their vaccine even if they do not have an appointment. Vaccinations will be provided as…

Creative Retirement Institute offering classes at Edmonds College during spring term

Although there are only six more weeks remaining in the spring term at Edmonds College, there are a dozen classes for you to enjoy with the Creative Retirement Institute (CRI). Partnering with Edmonds College, CRI’s mission is to provide quality, lifelong learning opportunities for adults in a supportive environment. For instance, as the U.S. struggles to…

Hands in the Dirt: MLT Gardening Tips for May 2021

  We’re in for a rollercoaster of May weather this week, with rain, heat and maybe even lightning! I plan to nip outside between storms to tend my young plants. Mother’s Day is the “all clear” to plant most things in our area. The 50°F low mark is the signal to transplant tomatoes and direct…

Inslee announces two-week pause on phases

Gov. Jay Inslee Tuesday announced a two-week pause on movement in the Healthy Washington: Roadmap to Recovery reopening plan. Under the pause, every county will remain in its current phase. At the end of two weeks, each county will be re-evaluated. The decision was made in consultation with the Department of Health, and reflects current…

Welcoming our new Weather page sponsor, McDonald McGarry Insurance

We are happy to announce that longtime Edmonds business McDonald McGarry Insurance is sponsoring our Weather page. They’ve been providing “A tradition of quality service since 1954” — the slogan they’ve used in years past and one that is even more relevant today because it truly reflects three generations of the McDonald family business. In…

Sno-King School Retirees scholarships awarded to two Edmonds SD students

Sno-King School Retirees — which includes retired educators from the Edmonds, Northshore and Shoreline School Districts — has chosen four students to receive $2,000 scholarships for the 2021-2022 school year to begin their university education. In addition, through the generosity of former member Winnie Smith — who left a donation in her will — Sno-King…

South County Fire offering free online safety classes in May

From child car seat safety to disaster preparedness, South County Fire is hosting free online classes and programs in May. All classes use Zoom and require internet access via a smart phone, tablet or computer. Register in advance online at www.southsnofire.org/classes. Classes offered in May include: Child Car Seat Safety, May 5, 6 p.m., or…

Reminder: Herbicide treatment to reduce milfoil scheduled for Lake Ballinger May 4

On Tuesday, May 4, Lake Ballinger will receive another herbicide treatment in an effort to reduce the amount of Eurasian watermilfoil that has impacted recreational uses. According to the City of Mountlake Terrace, a qualified aquatic herbicide contractor will treat the milfoil on the north, east and southeastern sections of Lake Ballinger with Florpyrauxifen-benzyl (brand…

Snohomish County Parks survey aimed at determining long-range planning for parks and services

Residents are invited to take the recently launched Snohomish County Parks Visioning Survey, which will collect feedback about park facilities and programs, user priorities and tvalues, as well as barriers that might be keeping people from visiting the parks. Community input will help the division decide where to focus their efforts and public resources. The survey has been…

Healthy Eating: Almond date balls a nutritious, delicious snack

I’ve grown slightly weary of cooking full deal meals.  My tendency these days is to prepare a big pot of soup or stew, a  casserole or a piece of protein and some sides that I can call dinner for at least two or three nights. Everyone is on their own for breakfast or lunch. Lately…

MLT senior center director adapts to new role during pandemic

Elizabeth Zeller, executive director of the Mountlake Terrace Senior Community Center, spent the most of the last year embracing a new role amid unprecedented challenges and financial shortfalls due to the COVID-19 pandemic. She first started working at the senior center last summer and the board of directors formally selected her for the position in…

Police, family seek missing 15-year-old high school student

Police and family members are looking for a 15-year-old Mountlake Terrace High School freshman who ran away from home April 25 and hasn’t been seen since. Ema Catalan lives in the Lynnwod/Bothell area and is believed to be nearby. She is described as Hispanic, 5’1″ with shoulder-length curly black hair that has a red underneath…

High school sports roundup for April 30, 2021

Girls Tennis Edmonds-Woodway defeated Meadowdale 5-2 Singles: Sidney Wright (MD) defeated Natalie Paulson (EW) Paige Oliver (EW) defeated Maya Nikolic (MD) Sabrina Reonal (MD) defeated Isis Liaw (EW) Maia Ali (EW) defeated Sarah Davis (MD) Doubles: Maggie McGinness/Kristina Tran (EW) defeated Catherine Ton/Hailey Neri (MD) Amanda Ly/Luisa Cano (EW) defeated Rachel Lee/Isabella Marossa (MD) Natalie…

South County Fire offers five steps to prepare for fire season

While South Snohomish County may not see wildland fires on the same scale as those in rural areas of Eastern Washington, experts expect the risk of wildfire west of the Cascades to increase with climate change and population growth. Under the right weather conditions, west-side fires can be fast-moving, South County Fire said. This happened…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: April 23-29, 2021

April 23 7300 block 228th Street Southwest: A woman reported that 83 of her father’s prescription oxycodone pills had been stolen from his hospice residence. 6600 block 216th Street Southwest: A vehicle prowl of a work van was reported at Network Wiring Services. The owner discovered the van’s front passenger window had been broken and…

Police say charges coming soon in MLT crow shootings

Charges are expected to be filed soon against a man Mountlake Terrace Police Department investigators believe to be responsible for a rash of crow shootings earlier this year. Senior police staff provided the update as part of their quarterly report to the Mountlake Terrace City Council at its April 29 work/study session. Chief Pete Caw…

Sponsor spotlight: Choosing the right professional to help you stay in your home

While some homeowners might dream of retiring to a private tropical island, more and more are choosing to “age in place” and live independently, comfortably and safely in their own home, regardless of age or ability. As the Baby Boomer generation embraces this stage of life, many are searching for builders and remodelers who can…

Voters continue to support Edmonds SD levy in latest returns

Voters are continuing to support the Edmonds School District’s $180 million capital levy, according to the latest results released Friday, April 30. With a 31% voter turnout so far, the levy was receiving 57% approval, with 19,380 yes votes to 14,854 opposed. Votes will continue to be counted as they come in through the U.S. mail…

Drinking water safety topic of Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation event May 7

The Trudy Sundberg Lecture Series, in collaboration with the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation, will present Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha with her discussion, “What’s in Your Water?” Award-winning broadcast journalist Enrique Cerna will join Hanna-Attisha in this virtual conversation on Zoom at 5 p.m. Friday, May 7. Please register in advance for this event.  Event organizer Marshall Goldberg was finalizing plans for their presentation at last year’s Trudy Sundberg Lecture Series when the coronavirus pandemic canceled all in-person Sno-Isle…

League of Women Voters sponsoring ‘Depolarizing Within’ workshop May 2

The League of Women Voters Snohomish County is sponsoring a “Depolarizing Within” workshop Sunday, May 2, from 1-4 p.m. via Zoom. Much of today’s polarization is driven by how we talk with like-minded people about those on the other side, the league announcement notes. Too often, we stereotype, dismiss, or ridicule our fellow citizens who support the…

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