COVID-19 daily report for Mountlake Terrace and Snohomish County: March 31, 2020

Publisher’s note: We have created this ongoing report on information related to COVID-19 as it applies to our communities. It will be updated regularly to reflect changing information. Our latest coverage Community Pantry a group effort for Brier family Census Bureau delays field operations due to COVID-19 outbreak Cities encourage residents not to flush disposable wipes…

Community Pantry a group effort for Brier family

During the COVID-19 outbreak, some families have made the decision to “shelter together.” This is the case for Brier Terrace Middle School P.E. and health teacher Jake Dalton, who left his home in South Everett to temporarily  “hole up” with his parents, his two brothers and his oldest brother’s wife and their three boys. This…

South County Fire Chief Doug Dahl retires; Thad Hovis named interim chief

South County Fire Chief Doug Dahl retired Tuesday, March 31 after nearly 34 years in the fire service. Dahl spent all but the early years of his fire service career in south Snohomish County. In 1986, after graduating from Mountlake Terrace High School, Dahl signed on as a firefighter at Pierce County Fire District 10….

Census Bureau delays field operations due to COVID-19 outbreak

Based on continuing assessments of guidance from federal, state and local health authorities, the U.S. Census Bureau said it is suspending 2020 Census field operations for two additional weeks to April 15, 2020. The Census Bureau said it is taking this step to help protect the health and safety of the American public, Census Bureau…

Cities encourage residents not to flush disposable wipes

As concerns about the COVID-19 outbreak have stores struggling to keep disinfecting wipes on shelves, cities are asking the public not to flush them down the toilet when they are finished using them. For weeks, people have been stockpiling cleaning supplies including disinfecting wipes to prevent the spread of COVID-19. As more people use the…

‘Signs from the Edge’: A serial novel from EPIC Group Writers — Chapter 12

As relief from reading Journal of a Plague Year, Station Eleven, and The Plague, the board of EPIC Group Writers penned a serial novel for your entertainment. Since each author could only see the immediately preceding chapter, there are numerous plot twists and wild goose chases. Fortunately the “instigator,” Diane Naab, was able to pull the whole…

Expect long waits on Saturdays due to changes at county recycling, transfer stations

Snohomish County recycling and transfer stations — including the southwest county station in Mountlake Terrace — are functioning under new service guidelines and hours of operation put into effect this week. The changes have brought some confusion to visitors, but the biggest challenge is expected to come on Saturday when county officials are warning of…

Snohomish County PUD earns Energy Star Award for Excellence

Snohomish County PUD was recently honored with a 2020 Energy Star Award for Excellence for its promotion efforts in expanding energy-efficiency outreach to hard-to-reach customers and delivering 65,000 Energy Star-certified products to nearly 20,000 households. Energy Star is the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency, providing credible and unbiased information that consumers and businesses rely on…

Healthy Eating: Enjoy the health benefits of walnuts in this versatile sauce

If you are like me and following our “new normal” directions for living…you have been staying home.  “Stay home, Stay healthy”–it’s an easy directive that is not always easy to follow.  Cooking is a great way to use the extra time as well as to keep yourself nourished and healthy.   It’s likely that you have…

COVID-19 daily report for Mountlake Terrace and Snohomish County: March 30, 2020

Publisher’s note: We have created this ongoing report on information related to COVID-19 as it applies to our communities. It will be updated regularly to reflect changing information. Our latest coverage Snohomish County extends deadline for individual property taxpayers to June 1 With new drive-through procedures, Concern for Neighbors Food Bank will be open March 31…

Former Hawk Martineau added to official Husky football roster

With last year’s starter Jacob Eason declaring for the NFL draft, the University of Washington Husky football team will have a new starting quarterback for the upcoming 2020 season. A former Mountlake Terrace Hawk is getting his chance to enter the fray and compete for that starting spot. Jesse Martineau, a 2018 graduate of Mountlake…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: March 18-23, 2020

March 18 5900 block 232nd Street Southwest: Police took a phone report regarding a fraudulent charge to a bank account. It was reported that the victim’s account had been compromised and an unknown suspect used the account to purchase food from a local restaurant. March 19 5000 block 243rd Street Southwest: Police responded to a…

State creates online form to report violators of ‘Stay Home, Stay Healthy’ order

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee Monday announced guidance for state and local enforcement of his recent “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order. The state has created a one-stop online form for reporting businesses potentially violating orders and is providing guidance to local law enforcement on enforcing bans on gatherings of individuals. Inslee was joined at the announcement…

Can’t get through to apply for unemployment? State says benefits will be retroactive

Washington State Employment Security Department Commissioner Suzi LeVine said Monday that those Washingtonians who have not yet been able to get through to apply for unemployment assistance will be paid retroactively from the time they lost their job —  not from the time the application went through. “What people need right now is reassurance of…

Updated March 30: Directory of Mountlake Terrace restaurants offering takeout, delivery

Mountlake Terrace Local Food Services during COVID-19 Shutdown Business Address Phone Services 44th Street Sliders 21005 44TH AVE W (425) 678-8340 Takeout by phone ALIBERTOS MEXCIAN 5602 232ND ST SW (425) 678-1813 Takeout and third party delivery AMORN THAI CUISINE 22826 56TH AVE W (425) 749-8786 Takeout by phone AZTECA MEXICAN RESTAURANTS 22003 66TH AVE…

Snohomish County extends deadline for individual property taxpayers to June 1

Due to the financial hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Snohomish County Treasurer Brian Sullivan and Executive Dave Somers have extended the first-half 2020 property tax deadline to June 1, 2020. This Executive Order only applies to residents who pay their individual and commercial property taxes themselves, rather than through their mortgage lender. Banks and…

Scratch Distillery switches from spirits to sanitizer to support first responders

With its tasting room and retail store closed during the COVID-19 shutdown, Edmonds-based Scratch Distillery owners Bryan and Kim Karrick are turning their creative energies in a new direction aimed at helping to our local first responders. They’re switching from Scratch’s award-winning potable spirits to a more humble — but increasingly essential — product now…

‘Signs from the Edge’: A serial novel from EPIC Group Writers — Chapter 11

As relief from reading Journal of a Plague Year, Station Eleven, and The Plague, the board of EPIC Group Writers penned a serial novel for your entertainment. Since each author could only see the immediately preceding chapter, there are numerous plot twists and wild goose chases. Fortunately the “instigator,” Diane Naab, was able to pull the whole…

COVID-19 daily report for Mountlake Terrace and Snohomish County: March 29, 2020

The Snohomish Heath District is no longer providing updated COVID-19 statistics on weekends. You can see the latest statewide statistics from the Washington State Department of Health hereSupport local businesses with Mountlake Terrace Takeout BINGO Our latest coverage Support local businesses with Mountlake Terrace Takeout BINGO MLT Recreation Pavilion, pool undergoing maintenance work during mandated…

Even if you’re stuck at home, you can help Clothes For Kids

Clothes For Kids, the Lynnwood-based organization that provides school wardrobes to Edmonds School District students in need, offers the following ways you can help the non-profit from the comfort of home: 1. Clean out your closets. Being stuck at home offers the opportunity to do that spring cleaning and set aside items for donation. Clothing…

Recommended Reads: Immerse yourself in the latest tea shop mystery from Laura Childs

Lavender Blue Murder, by Laura Childs Get ready, mystery enthusiasts and amateur sleuths, because Laura Childs’ latest Tea Shop Mystery starts off with a bang. It’s a Lavender Blue Murder in the fields of the low country of South Carolina. When Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning and her tea sommelier Drayton Conneley attend an…

MLT Recreation Pavilion, pool undergoing maintenance work during mandated closure

With the exception of some daytime child care, Mountlake Terrace’s Recreation Pavilion has been void of any visitors during its current mandated closure due to COVID-19 concerns. But that doesn’t mean the facility is dark and quiet. City recreation staff and maintenance personnel have been taking advantage of the facility’s closure to perform some upkeep…

Man killed Saturday night after dispute with neighbor in unincorporated Lynnwood

A 37-year-old man was shot and killed in unincorporated Lynnwood Saturday night over a neighborhood dispute may have been related to parking. According to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded about 11 p.m. Saturday to the 3300 block of 203rd Street Southwest after receiving multiple 911 calls regarding a disturbance in which shots had…

Support local businesses with Mountlake Terrace Takeout BINGO

Here’s a way to support MLT businesses by ordering takeout during these trying times, courtesy of the Mountlake Terrace Community Foundation. Print out this BINGO sheet (printable PDF linked here) and post a public photo on social media containing: 1) your takeout order, 2) this sheet with the restaurant marked and 3) you feeling great…

COVID-19 daily report for Mountlake Terrace and Snohomish County: March 28, 2020

The Snohomish Heath District is no longer providing updated COVID-19 statistics on Saturday or Sunday. So we will present the latest statewide numbers, by county, from the Washington State Department of Health. 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Washington Updated on March 28, 2020 at 4:25 p.m. The data in this report is reflective of all…

‘Signs from the Edge’: A serial novel from EPIC Group Writers — Chapter 10

As relief from reading Journal of a Plague Year, Station Eleven, and The Plague, the board of EPIC Group Writers penned a serial novel for your entertainment. Since each author could only see the immediately preceding chapter, there are numerous plot twists and wild goose chases. Fortunately the “instigator,” Diane Naab, was able to pull the whole…

Books for kids, little to big

Publisher’s note: In these days of social distancing, many parents may be looking for ways to keep their kids engaged at home.  Edmonds resident and retired teacher Barbara Chase offered to share her own list of reading recommendations for children of all ages.  Ever since I started teaching many moons ago, I noticed that schools seemed…

A positive impact of social distancing: fewer traffic collisions

One positive outcome from the people staying at home due to the COVID-19 outbreak: fewer vehicle crashes. According to a new study from Seattle’s Davis Law Group, cities and counties across Washington state, vehicle traffic on roads, highways, and interstates has fallen dramatically over the past few weeks as the local officials recommended that residents stay…

Snohomish County’s isolation and quarantine facility opens next week

Snohomish County will open a COVID-19 isolation and quarantine site next week at the Angel of the Winds Arena in downtown Everett. This facility will provide a site for temporary isolation and quarantine for those who may not be able to recover in their own home or who are among the county’s unsheltered population. Such…

COVID-19 daily report for Mountlake Terrace and Snohomish County: March 27, 2020

Publisher’s note: We have created this ongoing report on information related to COVID-19 as it applies to our communities. It will be updated regularly to reflect changing information. Our latest coverage City of MLT providing temporary grace period for those who can’t pay their water bills on time Playtime: From online P.E. to Rick Steves travel…

‘Signs from the Edge’: A serial novel from EPIC Group Writers — Chapter 9

As relief from reading Journal of a Plague Year, Station Eleven, and The Plague, the board of EPIC Group Writers penned a serial novel for your entertainment. Since each author could only see the immediately preceding chapter, there are numerous plot twists and wild goose chases. Fortunately the “instigator,” Diane Naab, was able to pull the whole…

Support your small business: Sorelli Pizza

This is the latest in a series of articles and photos showcasing local small businesses who are struggling to get by in this period of social distancing due to the COVID-19 virus. Today’s business:  Sorelli Pizza, 22402 44th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace.  Kelly Dougan, Owner. How’s business going? Kelly:  “We’re probably at about 50 percent…

City of Mountlake Terrace offering child care to essential workers

The City of Mountlake Terrace Recreation and Parks Department is now taking registration for camp care for the week of March 30 through April 3. The camp will be for children currently in the program as well as any children of essential workers or vulnerable children who do not have alternative care. The city has…

Edmonds School District to begin remote teaching March 30

The Edmonds School District Thursday announced its plans to move forward with remote teaching starting next week while schools remain closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Starting March 30, teachers across the district will begin the process of introducing students to online learning while schools are closed through at least April 24. The district’s…

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