Ribbon cutting unveils new Evergreen Playfield turf

The City of Mountlake Terrace cut the ribbon Wednesday, June 9 on the new emerald green turf surface installed on Evergreen Playfield #1. A virtual ceremony for the community to attend is also scheduled later this month. Funding for the $2.2 million renovation project was supported by multiple partners including: the Verdant Health Commission, which contributed…

City council OKs code amendments for corner medical uses in Town Center

The Mountlake Terrace City Council voted 5-2 at its June 7 meeting to approve an amendment to the zoning code in the Town Center that permits the Richmond Pediatrics clinic to move into the Atlas 236 building at the corner of 56th Avenue West and 236th Street Southwest. The amendment allows medical uses on a…

Community Transit to receive $6.5 million in American Rescue Plan funds

U.S. Senator Patty Murray on Friday announced that Community Transit is one of five Washington state agencies that will receive new Capital Investment Grant (CIG) Small Start program awards administered by the Federal Transportation Administration for transit projects. The funding for the awards comes from the American Rescue Plan. Community Transit will receive a $6.5…

High school sports roundup for June 10, 2021

Boys Basketball Mountlake Terrace defeated Kamiak 65-59 Mountlake Terrace scorers: Jace Breakfield 20, Vito Mkrtychyan 12, Jeffrey Anyimah 11, Muhammad Kinteh 8, Cameron Larsen 7, Trazz Pepper 3, Robbie Baringer 2, Adison Mattix 2 Kamiak scorers: Brendan Beier 25, Wesley Garrett 6, Jaytin Hara 6, Jaye Ohonme 6, Nolan Martin 4, Ben Ferrara 3, Glenn Wabaluku 3,…

Reminder: Volunteer clean-up event at Veterans Park Saturday

Volunteers are holding a clean-up event this weekend at Veterans Memorial Park on Saturday, June 12 from 9 a.m.-noon. It will focus on clearing invasive species like English ivy, blackberries and laurel to both improve the park’s ecosystem and make its spaces more welcoming for park users; along with collecting trash and debris. Organizers ask…

Edmonds College to hold drive-thru commencement celebration, virtual ceremony June 18

Edmonds College will host an on-campus, drive-thru commencement celebration from 2-5 p.m. Friday, June 18. Faculty and staff will cheer on graduates as they drive or walk through the celebration route. Strict COVID-19 safety guidelines will be maintained and attendance will be limited. The college will also release a commencement ceremony video, which will be…

Save the date: State Redistricting Commission meeting for 2nd Congressional District June 22

The Washington State Redistricting Commission will begin holding virtual public outreach meetings regarding the drafting of new congressional and legislative district maps.The meeting of the 2nd Congressional District — which covers the cities of Mountlake Terrace and Lynnwood — is scheduled for 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 22. To contribute in the meeting, you will need to…

Sponsor spotlight: Helping Washington businesses manage supply shortages

Local banker explains how loans can bring flexibility and stability to businesses during an uncertain time As the world emerges from the shadow of the pandemic, many industries are finding unexpected challenges as they seek to return to a level of normalcy. A global semiconductor shortage, mounting labor shortages, and inflated commodity prices are byproducts…

High school sports roundup for June 9, 2021

Girls Basketball Cedarcrest defeated Mountlake Terrace 47-37 No details reported Records: Cedarcrest 5-4; Mountlake Terrace 6-3 End of the season Lynnwood defeated Kamiak 72-44 Lynnwood scorers: Kayla Lorenz 33, Dina Yonas 11, Mataya Canda 9, Aniya Hooker 9, Nyree Johnson 5, Sarah McArthur 3, Faith Roberts 2 Kamiak scorers: Bella Hasan 14, Kendall Carroll 12, Nayella George…

Edmonds School Board continues discussion regarding proposed math assessment program

The Edmonds School Board Tuesday night continued its discussion regarding a proposal to continue using the i-Ready Math System to assess students’ math skills. At its June 8 business meeting, the board held a first reading (taking no action) to adopt the i-Ready program — an online assessment used to help teachers determine students’ needs…

Community rallies to help cover funeral costs for MTYAA youth football coach

The area’s youth football community has launched a fundraiser to cover funeral expenses for Albert “Coach Bigg” Okumbe, who coached for many years with the Mariner Jr. Football team and most recently this spring for the MTYAA Hawks Jr. Football team. Mariner Jr. head coach Joel Anker started an online memorial fundraiser after Okumbe died…

Mountlake Terrace Fire Station 19 welcomes new fire engine

South County Fire placed its newest fire engine in service with a traditional push-in ceremony at Mountlake Terrace Fire Station 19 Wednesday morning. The ceremony dates back more than 100 years to the days of horse-drawn equipment. When returning to the station, firefighters had to unhitch the horse team and “push in” the fire wagon….

Reminder: Juneteenth Festival of Freedom activities now through June 25

  The Juneteenth celebration in local Snohomish County communities includes a range of virtual and in-person activities from now through June 25. “We hope this will be an emerging tradition for our neighborhoods and communities throughout our county,” said Donnie Griffin, a member of the Juneteenth Committee of Community Organizations and founder of the Lift…

Nonprofit hosting virtual walk and run fundraiser to support work with crime victims

Victim Support Services (VSS), an Everett-based non-profit victim advocacy organization, is hosting a virtual walk and run fundraiser now through June 18. VSS provides advocacy, education, outreach and referrals for victims of general crime in five Puget Sound counties, including Snohomish County. The “46 for 46” fundraiser honors the organization’s 46 years of helping crime victims….

High school sports roundup for June 8, 2021

Boys Basketball Mariner defeated Mountlake Terrace 65-56 Mariner scorers: BJ Kolly 18, Naser Motley 13, Henry Avra 9, Tiuan Saine 9, Dakota Joseph 6, Jalin Johnson 4, Caronn Sherrill 4, Yasir Osman 2 Mountlake Terrace scorers: Jace Breakfield 19, Jeffrey Anyimah 13, Robbie Baringer 10, Trazz Pepper 6, Adison Mattix 4, Vito Mkrtychyan 3, Muhammad Kinteh 1…

Sponsor spotlight: Scotty’s in Lynnwood tonight; Edmonds Thursday-Saturday

Scotty’s Northwest seafood truck will once again be at the Beverly Chevron station in Lynnwood Wednesday, June 9 serving from 4-7 p.m. Those in Edmonds can stop by and grab dinner Thursday/Friday/Saturday at the Edmonds Calvary Chapel parking lot at Five Corners, serving at 3:30 -7:30 p.m. Normally Scotty’s would be at the food and art…

HIgh school sports roundup for June 7, 2021

Girls Basketball Edmonds-Woodway defeated Shorewood 44-37 Edmonds-Woodway scorers: Kaddy Kongira 10, Halle Waram 10, Hazel Mills 8, Nya Deng 5, Melia Plumis 4, Melanie Walsh 4, Sofia Chamorro 3 Shorewood scorers: Symone Pease 18, Addison Trull 9, Kate Evans 2, Joy Brandenstein 3, Izze Peijs 3, Mia Battle 2 Records: Edmonds-Woodway 4-5; Shorewood 4-5 Edmonds-Woodway next game:…

Snohomish County leaders propose COVID-related hazard pay for county employees, grocery workers

Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers Tuesday proposed ordinances to the Snohomish County Council to provide supplemental pay to front-line, public-facing county employees and certain grocery workers in unincorporated Snohomish County. With the re-opening of businesses later this month, the tightening labor market and the spread of new variants, this supplemental pay will ensure essential government…

Reminder: Deadline June 11 to apply for MLT Planning Commission vacancy

The Mountlake Terrace Planning Commission has an interim vacancy on its seven-member, volunteer commission, and the deadline to apply is June 11. The planning commission meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7 p.m. via Zoom teleconference until in-person meetings resume. Full terms are four years in duration, however this interim…

Washington State Transportation Commission seeks public comment on ferry fare increases

The Washington State Transportation Commission is required to adjust ferry fares every two years and is seeking input from the public on fare increase alternatives. The deadline to leave your feedback is June 10. Fare recommendations are based upon the transportation budget passed by the 2021 State Legislature. The budget requires $377 million to be generated from…

Just Around the Corner: Edith Macefield House

This house is like the one in the Disney animated movie, Up. In that movie, an elderly widower refuses to sell his abode to a developer. The widower latches balloons to his house, and the audience watches it float up to the sky, to new adventures. In reality: This century-old house was owned by a…

Scene in MLT: Ribbon cut for Thai Family Restaurant

City officials and the Mountlake Terrace Business Association helped the owners of Thai Family Restaurant cut the ribbon Monday to celebrate the opening of their new restaurant. Thai Family is located in the shopping center with the new Safeway/former Albertsons, at 21005 44th Avenue West #101, facing 44th Avenue at the end of the complex. Owner…

Governor tours new Edmonds College STEM and nursing building

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday toured Hazel Miller Hall, the new science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and nursing building at Edmonds College. The building, which opened last year, houses allied health, nursing, physics, chemistry, engineering and math classrooms, as well as labs and offices. The Hazel Miller Foundation provided a $1.5 million donation…

Reminder: Everyone is welcome at next Virtual Coffee with the City June 9

Next Wednesday, June 9, you are invited to join the City of Mountlake Terrace for its monthly Virtual Coffee with the City via Zoom teleconference from 6-7 p.m. City Manager Scott Hugill along with Police Chief Pete Caw will provide updates and answer your questions. To participate by telephone, the call-in number is 1-253-215-8782. To…

Sponsor spotlight: Adjust to pandemic rule rollbacks

It’s hard to believe a little over a year ago the COVID 19 pandemic hit everyone. As things slowly turn back to normal, you need to be ready for the normalizing of the tax rules and adjusting to new ones. Here is how you can be prepared. Required minimum distributions. If you are age 72 or…

Month of events celebrating Juneteenth underway

Juneteenth — the June 19 holiday recognizing the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States — is being celebrated with many events in Snohomish County this month. You can see a complete list on this Lift Every Voice Legacy calendar, but among them are a range of remote and live events,…

High school sports roundup for June 5, 2021

Girls Basketball Lake Stevens defeated Lynnwood 65-64 Lake Stevens scorers: Baylor Thomas 24, Camille Jentzsch 16, Melanie Delestrez 8, Ella Edens 6, Cori Wilcox 6, Carmen Long 3, Bella Evans 2 Lynnwood scorers: Aniya Hooker 18, Kayla Lorenz 18, Gisselle Garcia 11, Dina Yonas 9, Sarah McArthur 6 Records: Lake Stevens 5-1; Lynnwood 4-4 Lynnwood next game:…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: May 28-June 3, 2021

May 25 6500 block 228th Street Southwest: A vehicle theft was reported after a man learned his blue 2004 Suzuki GSX600R motorcycle had been stolen while he was at work. His roommate noticed the motorcycle was gone and found a screwdriver and removed ignition lying on the ground where it was normally parked. (Note: This…

Sponsor spotlight: Why are my auto and home premiums changing?

We are a new advertiser and as part of that we have the opportunity to submit articles relating to our business. Usually, you would want to keep these articles light and covering some engaging topic relating to your business. But unfortunately, this isn’t one of those articles. During the legislative session, Insurance Commissioner Kriedler lobbied…

City council continues discussion about poultry limits, issues Juneteenth proclamation

The Mountlake Terrace City Council at its June 3 work/study session continued discussions about changing the municipal code to allow residents to keep more poultry on single-family properties. The council also proclaimed June 19 as Juneteenth Independence Day in Mountlake Terrace. The celebration commemorates the end of slavery in the U.S. “Juneteenth symbolizes for many…

All-Wesco League spring sports 2021 honors announced for Edmonds School District athletes

Wesco League coaches have made their picks for the 2021 spring sports all-league honors, and the following Edmonds School District high school athletes were honored: Baseball- Wesco South 1st Team Infielder- Remmy Heckman, Sr, Edmonds-Woodway Infielder- Blake Tablazon, Sr, Lynnwood Infielder- Ryan Cacatian, Sr, Mountlake Terrace Infielder- Cole Duncan, Sr, Meadowdale Outfielder- Jacob Gabler, Jr,…

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