City council discusses possible uses for COVID relief funds

The Mountlake Terrace City Council continued discussions about possible uses of assistance funds received from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and also approved the conceptual illustration for Veterans Memorial Park at its Oct. 18 regular business meeting. Under ARPA, the City of Mountlake Terrace is eligible to receive nearly $6 million in COVID-19 pandemic…

COVID-19 outbreak closes Madrona School until Nov. 1

An Edmonds school is the first in Snohomish County to shut down this fall because of rising COVID cases. Madrona K-8 currently has 26 active cases among students and another 174 students in quarantine because they were in close contact with the sick children. Madrona will not reopen until Nov. 1. Edmonds School District Alert…

Verdant Commissioner Fred Langer steps down

Fred Langer, a member of the board of commissioners for Public Hospital District No. 2, Snohomish County, which operates as the Verdant Health Commission, has resigned from the board effective immediately, Verdant announced Tuesday. Langer’s term was set to expire at the end of 2021 and his replacement will be elected by the voters during…

High school sports roundup for Oct. 18, 2021

Girls Volleyball Lynnwood defeated Mountlake Terrace 3-1 23-25, 25-16, 25-21, 25-21 Lynnwood individual stats: – Sammy Holmer 10 kills and 4 aces – Sarah McArthur 14 kills and 8 digs – Gracie Kouthong 8 kills – Cassidy Johnsen 6 aces and 5 kills Mountlake Terrace individual stats: – Carly Epp 5 kills and 7 digs…

Reminder: In-person Trunk R Treat returning to Mountlake Terrace Oct. 31

The Mountlake Terrace Business Association is hosting its annual community Halloween favorite Trunk R Treat on Sunday, Oct. 31. During the event, kids are invited to a safe and family-friendly trick or treat adventure around a local parking lot of decorated vehicles, with trunks open and full of candy. Last year due to the COVID-19…

Edmonds School District looking for Highly Capable Steering Committee members

The Edmonds School District is seeking volunteers to join the district’s new Highly Capable Program Steering Committee.  The district’s Highly Capable Program is for students who perform or show potential for performing at significantly advanced academic levels when compared with others of their age, experiences, or environments. The new committee will spend the year learning…

13th Annual Celebrate Schools 5K a monster hit

Virtual for the second year in a row, the 13th annual Celebrate Schools Monster Mad Dash 5K Walk/Run was a smashing success. Last week, more than 1,300 students, teachers, families and pets walked, ran, rolled or wagged their way through their own course to raise money for programs benefiting the Foundation for Edmonds School District. This…

Sponsor spotlight: Tips for dealing with common accounts payable problems

The accounts payable process is typically very labor-intensive for many small business owners. While moving to a paperless environment may help alleviate some of your accounts payable headaches, there will be new problems you’ll have to successfully navigate. Here are some of the most encountered accounts payable problems and several solutions to consider. Common problems…

Edmonds Center for Arts presents Catapult in two shows Oct. 23

Millions fell in love with Catapult during their time on the hit show America’s Got Talent. This production features incredible dancers working behind a screen to create shadow silhouettes of shapes from the world around us. See Vivaldi’s Four Seasons spring to life, be amazed as you watch their bodies transform into a mountain, an…

Election 2021: As ballots begin arriving in mailboxes, a reminder of voter resources

Now that Brier and Mountlake Terrace voters are receiving their Nov. 2 general election ballots in the mail, we wanted to provide a reminder of some resources to help you research the candidates: Our Election 2021 page includes links to information about contested Brier City Council and mayor races (all Mountlake Terrace city councilmembers are…

Council reviews Veterans Memorial Park concept, minor changes to recreation and parks fees

The Mountlake Terrace City Council discussed the conceptual illustration for Veterans Memorial Park and reviewed proposed Parks and Recreation fee adjustments at its Oct. 14 work/study session. The conceptual illustration presented to the council Thursday night is a part of the larger Recreation and Parks Open Space (RPOS) Master Plan. That plan will be presented…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: Oct. 6-14, 2021

Oct. 6 21800 block 44th Avenue West: A woman reported by phone that her son’s bicycle had been stolen from Mountlake Terrace High School. She stated he had parked his 24-inch, seven-speed, red/burgundy and black mountain bike at the bus loop in front of the school earlier that morning and discovered after school it was…

High school sports roundup for Sept. 15, 2021

Football Edmonds-Woodway defeated Marysville Getchell 32-0 Edmonds-Woodway highlights: – Aaron Barraza: 21 rushes for 164 yards and 2 touchdowns – Alec Rust: 2 rushing touchdowns – Trey Smith: 82 yard touchdown run Records: Edmonds-Woodway 3-1 league, 4-3 overall; Marysville Getchell 1-4, 2-5 Edmonds-Woodway next game: vs Mountlake Terrace; Friday Oct. 22: 5 p.m. at Edmonds…

Edmonds School District High School Students of Month for September 2021

Edmonds Heights K-12 Jayla Judd Parents’ names: Julie & Johnny Judd GPA: 3.4 Clubs & Activities: Musical Theater, thespian. Honors: Honor roll for spring quarter at Edmonds College. Educational Goals: To complete an associate arts degree, then earn a bachelor’s degree. Career Goals: Something within the National Park Service. Edmonds-Woodway High Sophie Kimura Parents’ names:…

Orca Recovery Day event draws 100 to nature walk, scavenger hunt at Ballinger Park

Updated to clarify the number of days that Tahlequah, the orca mother, carried her dead baby. Participants in a local Orca Recovery Day event gathered for a nature walk through Ballinger Park in Mountlake Terrace Oct. 16. Attendees learned about local native and invasive plants, how to create bird habitat, and why that kind of…

Prep football: Royals beat Hawks 21-7

Updated Oct. 17 with the game story. Senior running back Anthony Hooker rushed for 183 yards and two touchdowns in the Lynnwood Royals’ 21-7 victory over the Mountlake Terrace Hawks at Edmonds District Stadium Friday night. The Royals improve to 3-3 on the season and the Hawks fall to 1-5.  The Hawks started strong on…

Election 2021: South Snohomish County Fire & Rescue Position 6 candidate statement

Among the races to be decided in the Nov. 2 general election is South Snohomish County Fire & Rescue RFA Commissioner Position-at-Large 6, with Derek Daniels facing Maya Ojalehto. Those voting for South County Fire & Rescue Commissioners will live in the regional fire authority boundaries (the City of Lynnwood or unincorporated areas). The cities of Brier, Edmonds and…

Saturday bike ride examines connectivity gaps along Interurban Trail

A group of about 40 bicyclists of all ages gathered in Mountlake Terrace Community Senior Center parking lot Saturday morning for a short ride aimed at exploring connection gaps and safety issues facing those who pedal the Interurban Trail system stretching from the King/Snohomish County line to Lynnwood. The ride was sponsored by two organizations:…

Playtime: October’s the month for hockey, Halloween — and pie-making

October is hockey and Halloween heavy at our house. The NHL’s newest expansion team, the Seattle Kraken, have started their inaugural season. The best way that I can quantify what a big deal it is in our orbit is that our oldest son’s hockey game was rescheduled once they noticed it would conflict with the…

Sponsor spotlight: How to find and hire a remodeler right for you

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MLT author’s debut novel explores female resilience and empowerment

Mountlake Terrace resident Amanda Johnson had her debut novel East of Manhattan published recently. The novel was partially informed by her personal experiences while husband Ben Hill worked as the house manager for a celebrity in New York. It touches on themes of feminism and shifting gender roles as related to work and family structure….

Several overnight closures next week at SR 104 and I-5 interchange

Several on-ramps and off-ramps at the SR 104 and Interstate 5 interchange will close overnight next week while Sound Transit contractor crews continue work on the Lynnwood Light Rail extension. All eastbound and westbound lanes of SR 104 at the I-5 interchanges will close from 11:59 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly Monday Oct. 18 through…

No bus service disruptions but staffing shortages remain, Edmonds School Board learns

With more Edmonds School District bus drivers getting vaccinated against COVID-19, district leaders this week announced that all students who are eligible for bus routes will not lose their bus service. At the Oct. 12 Edmonds School Board business meeting, Superintendent Gustavo Balderas briefed the school board on efforts to encourage district staff to get…

High school sports roundup for Oct. 14, 2021

Girls Soccer Mountlake Terrace defeated Cascade 2-0 Mountlake Terrace goal scorers: – Natalie Cardin – Veronica Gomez Mountlake Terrace goalkeeper shutout: – Sierra Sonko Records: Mountlake Terrace 8-2-3; Cascade 0-11-1 Mountlake Terrace next match; at Lynnwood; Tuesday October 19; 7:30 p.m.  Everett defeated Lynnwood 7-1 Everett goal scorer: – Bella Nguon (3) – Taylor Marshall…

Long-term closure of I-5 rest areas between Everett and Canada begins Oct. 15

Travelers who frequently use rest areas along Interstate 5 between Everett and the Canadian border will need to plan for long-term closures. Staffing needs ahead of the busy winter season and growing safety concerns prompted the difficult decision to close these rest areas for an extended period, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) said….

Now’s the time to weigh in with your own state redistricting map

The Washington State Redistricting Commission reminds the public that to ensure the full consideration, third-party maps should be submitted by Friday, Oct. 22. Third-party map submissions are those that meet the same statutory requirements the commissioners must meet when delivering their final maps. Those requirements are detailed in Chapter 44.05.090 of the Revised Code of…

Medicare open enrollment for 2022 starts Oct. 15 and SHIBA can help

Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period, also called the annual election period, is Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. During this time, people enrolled in Medicare can: Switch from original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage plan and vice versa. Join, drop or switch a Part D prescription drug plan, if you’re on original Medicare. Switch to a different…

Election 2021: South Snohomish County Fire & Rescue Position 7 candidate statements

Among the races to be decided in the Nov. 2 general election is South Snohomish County Fire & Rescue RFA Commissioner Position-at-Large 7, with David Chan facing Rashawn Smith. Those voting for South County Fire & Rescue Commissioners will live in the regional fire authority boundaries (the City of Lynnwood or unincorporated areas). The cities of Brier,…

Holly House holding drive-thru holiday toy drive Oct. 16

Holly House, which provides holiday gifts for Edmonds School District children in need, is hosting a drive-thru toy drive at the Lynnwood Convention Center from noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16. The Lynnwood Convention Center is located at 3711 196th St. S.W. in Lynnwood. If you miss the drive, you can drop off gifts at Sparta’s…

High school sports roundup for Oct. 13, 2021

Cross Country Edmonds School District Championships Ballinger Park, Mountlake Terrace 4,000 Meters Girls Varsity Team Scores: Edmonds-Woodway 20 Meadowdale 57 Lynnwood 65 Mountlake Terrace 91 Individual times: Jemma Willcox (EW) 15:43 Sharon Gutierrez (EW) 15:52 Stella Smith (EW) 16:33 Payton Conover (MD) 16:35 Martina Landa (EW) 16:38 Jolie Davison (MT) 16:46 Rachel Elliott (L) 16:57…

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