Breathe deep: Clean air arrives in Western Washington

Clean air finally arrived in the area Saturday morning, as most of the wildfire smoke has left Western Washington. That’s the official word from the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, which reported good air quality throughout the Puget Sound region. The agency said it expects good air quality for the rest of the weekend and…

Girls on the Run of Snohomish County launches virtual fall season

Girls on the Run of Snohomish County (GOTRSnoCo) has announced the launch of a special virtual fall season. GOTRSnoCo is a leader in delivering evidence-based, life skills curriculum to girls of all abilities through a program that creatively integrates running and movement. With more than 45 sites across the county, the organization has served more…

Fall quarter starts at Edmonds College Sept. 21, with most classes online

Edmonds College is open; however, most classes and services are virtual and online for fall quarter, which starts Sept. 21. “At Edmonds College, your success is our priority — especially now,” said EC President Dr. Amit B. Singh. “We’re working hard during this challenging time to pivot and continue to provide our students with a…

Sponsor spotlight: Bright Ideas for home interior lighting

  It’s hard to beat the great natural light of spring and summer, but fall and winter do not have to be dark and gloomy. Take the opportunity to add interest, comfort and function to a room with lighting. A lot of rooms are really a blank canvas when it comes to lighting. You may…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: Sept. 11-18, 2020

Sept. 11 7100 block 220th Street Southwest: A man reported someone stole a catalytic converter from one of his work vehicles. 6100 block Saint Albion Way: A man was arrested for a DUI warrant out of Snohomish County after police responded to a reported assault at Lakeside Apartments. However, police were unable to establish probable…

East Coast Enzo’s coming to MLT’s Cedar Plaza

The commercial space next to the Cedar Plaza Starbucks in Mountlake Terrace will be filled by East Coast Enzo’s Pizza, which has another location in Everett, according to NextMLT. The Cedar Plaza space has been empty since Papa John’s Pizza closed earlier this year. East Coast Enzo’s uses the slogan “the original grab-n-go pizza” and…

Snohomish Health District resumes drive-thru COVID-19 testing

With the air quality starting to improve, the Snohomish Health District said it is resuming its drive-thru testing operations at the 3900 Broadway site in Everett. The new schedule is as follows: Saturday, Sept. 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22 from noon…

Reminder: New emergency grants available to small businesses in Snohomish County

The Economic Alliance Snohomish County (EASC) will be accepting applications for emergency grants up to $10,000 each, intended to cover a variety of expenses associated with the impact of COVID-19. For-profit businesses located in Snohomish County with up to 20 employees, especially those in unincorporated areas of the county, are encouraged to apply. Funding comes…

Air quality a bit better Thursday, with more improvement expected Friday and Saturday

Many residents experienced a bit of relief from the smoky skies Thursday as clean ocean air began pushing into north Puget Sound. “Further clearing will happen more broadly with the arrival of rain starting early tomorrow morning and continuing into Saturday,” the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency said Thursday. “At this time, we don’t expect…

Sno-Isle Libraries expands Books by Mail to all customers during coronavirus closures

Sno-Isle Libraries has expanded its Books by Mail program to all customers as another contact-free service while community libraries remain closed due to coronavirus precautions. Books by Mail is available to any Sno-Isle Libraries customer who cannot or does not want to go to a community library to pick up materials, said Sonia Gustafson, manager of Sno-Isle…

Brenda ‘Sophia’ Kriger: Artist, musician, athlete

Brenda Kay “Sophia” Kriger July 18, 1954-September 10, 2020 Brenda Kay “Sophia” Kriger was born on July 18, 1954 in Eugene, Oregon. She was the 5th of 6 children born to Clyde and Dorothy Kriger. She was a cute, curly haired little girl. As a 4 year old she was the runner up in the…

Sept. 19: Concern for Neighbors sponsoring drive-thru food drop-off event

In partnership with Boy Scout troop 49 and Terrace View Presbyterian Church, Concern For Neighbors Food Bank is sponsoring a drive-thru food donation drop off Saturday, Sept. 19. The food drive will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Concern For Neighbors Food Bank located at 4700 228th St. S.W., Mountlake Terrace. Drive-thru donations can…

Relief from smoky air expected by end of week

Relief is still expected Thursday night or Friday from wildfire smoke that has blanketed the region for the past week. According to a joint announcement from the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency and the health departments of King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish counties, air quality throughout the Puget Sound region continues to be unhealthy, and…

Edmonds College to hold virtual opening ceremony for new on-campus housing Oct. 22

Edmonds College, one of the country’s few community colleges to offer on-campus housing, opened its second residence hall to students this fall. Triton Court will provide housing for 220 students and is located directly across from the college’s main entrance. A virtual opening celebration for Triton Court and the college’s new STEM and Nursing building…

Looking Back: 1910 Snohomish County plat map inspires stories of local history

Discovering history sources Clues to historical stories can be found in records from many different, and even unusual sources. The idea for this column originated from a small portion of a 1910 Plat of Township 27 North, Range 4 East, Willamette Meridian, Snohomish County, Washington. The southwest Snohomish County landholders of 1910 shown on this…

Officials say wildfire smoke may continue to impact region until Friday

Unhealthy air continued in the Puget Sound region Tuesday, with increased wildfire smoke levels expected for Wednesday. That’s according to a joint announcement Tuesday from the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency and the health departments of King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish counties. The light rain showers in the area have not significantly reduced smoke levels….

Full agenda for Mountlake Terrace City Council Sept. 17 work/study session

The Mountlake Terrace City Council is scheduled to consider the following agenda items at its Thursday, Sept. 17 work/study session; – Review of a pet licensing resolution and an update to code requirements. – Discussion of the Recreation, Parks and Open Space survey. – Introduction of Cedar Park subdivision and the Creekside Meadows PUD/plat and…

Snohomish County COVID-19 briefing: Wildfire smoke, flu season add to health complications

Wildfire smoke, coronavirus and the flu season headline this week’s Snohomish County COVID-19 briefing Tuesday. What a perfect way to help observe September, which just happens to be Disaster Preparedness Month. Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers added a little irony to the briefing: “Tt seems’, he says, “like we’ve been in a disaster all year.”…

Edmonds School District to host in-person technology training Sept 16-17

The Edmonds School District will offer two days of in-person technology support for our families experiencing technical challenges surrounding student remote learning. Support is available for all grade levels, Pre-K through 12th grade. In-Person Technology Support Choose a time, date and location that works best for you: Wednesday, Sept. 16 8 a.m. -noon Meadowdale High…

Registration now open for City of Edmonds LEAP day camp for school children

Registration is now open for the Learning Enhancements and Activities Program (LEAP) distance learning day camp hosted by the Edmonds Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department. The program, which starts Oct. 19, will provide a safe and supervised day camp setting that allows children to focus on their academic efforts while engaging in fun camp activities,…

Edmonds School Board adopts math assessment system, discusses SRO replacement plan

This story has been updated with corrections to the conversation regarding the officer liaison program. Looking for a method of assessing students’ math learning skills, the Edmonds School Board voted last week to adopt the i-Ready Math System for the 2020-21 school year. i-Ready is an online program used to assess students’ reading and/or mathematics…

Cascade Symphony Orchestra cancels fall 2020 concert schedule due to pandemic

Citing public safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cascade Symphony Orchestra is canceling its remaining 2020 concerts at the Edmonds Center for the Arts that were scheduled for October and December. However, the orchestra said it is exploring ways to offer virtual concert performances via various online platforms to help satisfy the public’s…

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