On video: Terrace Station from above

Jared Solano shot this video of Mountlake Terrace and the construction of Terrace Station and the Lynnwood Link light rail extension, plus the MLT Civic Plaza project.  

COVID-19 report for Aug. 10, 2020

Note:  Due to changes in posting schedules for the sources drawn from for this report, we will now be providing our detailed COVID numbers report each Monday on a weekly basis. We draw from a number of different sources to bring you a “one-stop shop” comprehensive snapshot of  progress in the battle with COVID-19 from the…

Sponsor spotlight: Six ways COVID-19 has affected home lending

The coronavirus has impacted nearly every sector of our economy, including the real estate market. While much of the home-buying process is already online, like finding and touring homes, the pandemic has also brought about some changes to the loan approval process. If you’re wondering if now is the “right time” to buy or refinance…

Reminder: Sound Transit plans nighttime closures of SR 104 off-ramps this week

Starting Monday, August 10, Sound Transit’s contractor will continue night work at the SR 104 and northbound Interstate 5 interchange. Both the off-ramps and on the off-ramps will be closed while this work is underway, and detours will be provided (see map). The contractor has obtained a temporary noise variance to complete this work. This…

Sponsor spotlight: Chef Dane Catering menu week of Aug. 10-15

August 10-15 Take ‘N Bake Meals & To Go Options ** Lamb Meatballs – roasted tomatoes and eggplant, sautéed spinach, feta sauce…$12 ** Pineapple Chicken Thighs – coconut rice, grilled zucchini, pineapple relish … $12 ** Beef Stroganoff – top sirloin, mushrooms, egg noodles, rosemary cream sauce … $12 ** Halibut Cake – wasabi mashed potatoes, edamame and red pepper salad, pickled ginger aioli… $18 ** Vegetarian Lasagna – zucchini, yellow squash, fire roasted tomatoes, spinach, mushrooms, sundried tomato…

State Fire Marshal’s Office: Prepare your college students for fire safety

This month, many students around Washington state may be heading to college campuses, and some for the very first time. The Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office recommends parents prepare their students for fire safety while away at school and practice some situational awareness in the dorms. Look for fire sprinklers in the common areas and…

South County Fire to host video open house Thursday, Aug. 13 on Facebook Live

South County Fire will host its first virtual Neighborhood Night Open House on Thursday, Aug. 13, 6 p.m., on Facebook Live. This Neighborhood Night showcases the three neighborhood fire stations serving Edmonds and will include video tours of a fire engine, medic unit and the fire rescue boat. Firefighters will also share tips on how…

Have virtual Coffee with the City Aug. 12

Coffee with the City returns on Wednesday, Aug. 12 in a remote format via Zoom teleconference from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Mountlake Terrace residents, business owners and others from the community are invited to join the city manager and police chief for a “virtual” cup of coffee, ask questions, and hear updates about what’s happening…

Sponsor spotlight: New tax rules for 2020

Here are several new tax laws passed this year to consider as you start planning your 2020 tax obligation. – Make up to $300 of charitable contributions. For the 2020 tax year only, an above-the-line deduction of $300 is available to all Americans who want to make a charitable contribution. You can donate to more…

Playtime: Fun ahead for families– Wilderness school, Pokémon Go, Girls on the Run

We first talked about Pokémon Go, the mobile Augmented Reality game involving Pokémon characters popularized on cards of the same name, in 2016 — just after the app was released. Throngs of users crowded Pokéstops, where you gather supplies and catch the characters, at the Edmonds Waterfront playing the game. About two weeks ago, the…

Edmonds School District to offer free preschool programs during 2020-21 school year

The Edmonds School District will offer free preschool programs during the 2020-21 school year including Family Pre-K and Early Childhood Education and Assistance Programs (ECEAP). Family Pre-K at various school locations For 4-5 year olds, during the year before they enter kindergarten Focus on six developmental areas: literacy, language, math, cognitive, motor and social-emotional Two-hour…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: July 30-Aug. 5, 2020

July 30 5600 block 232nd Street Southwest: A partially-clothed man was transported to Swedish Hospital for a medical evaluation after he reportedly smashed a window at Alberto’s Mexican restaurant. He told police that “voices” told him to smash the window. July 31 22400 block 60th Avenue West: A woman reported an unknown vehicle struck her…

Pop-up food pantry provides hundreds in MLT with food boxes, face masks

A steady stream of cars made their way through the temporary park-and-ride lot Friday afternoon as volunteers distributed food and face masks to Mountlake Terrace community members. In partnership with the Volunteers of America of Western Washington (VOAWW), Mountlake Terrace officials set up a pop-up food pantry in the former Roger’s Marketplace site at the…

Snohomish Health District moving drive-thru COVID-19 testing to Everett Aug. 10-14

Starting Monday, Aug. 10, the Snohomish Health District is relocating drive-thru COVID-19 testing to 3900 Broadway in Everett. This is the same location where the health district first opened drive-thru testing back in March. Testing will be in the large parking lot near Everett Memorial Stadium. The set-up at the Broadway site allows for more…

Community Transit to award surplus vans to local nonprofits

Community Transit will award up to 12 surplus 15-passenger vans, earmarked for auction, to local nonprofit organizations to further meet the demand for transportation. Vehicles will be awarded to nonprofit organizations and agencies with 501(c)3 status that primarily serve residents of the Community Transit service area. This includes all incorporated cities and towns in Snohomish…

Nationwide outbreak of salmonella linked to onions includes Washington cases

Washington state health officials are working with local, state and federal partners to investigate a multi-state outbreak of salmonella infections linked to onions sold by Thomson International Inc. A total of 640 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Newport have been reported from 43 states. Washington is currently reporting 25 cases, including two…

Applications now available for new MLT Diversity Commission

The City of Mountlake Terrace is now accepting applications from Mountlake Terrace residents who want to serve on the newly created Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Commission. The Mountlake Terrace City Council at its Aug. 3 meeting adopted an ordinance creating the commission, with the aim of ensuring the community is welcoming and equitable for…

Scriber Lake High School teacher receives award for excellence

Scriber Lake High School teacher and Dean of Students Kanoe C. Vierra is one of 46 public school educators to receive the prestigious California Casualty Award for Teaching Excellence at the NEA Foundation’s Salute to Excellence in Education Gala next February. The California Casualty Awards for Teaching Excellence awardees are nominated for their dedication to…

Friday: Pop-up food pantry coming to Mountlake Terrace

A pop-up food pantry that has been operating in Lynnwood on Thursdays for the past several weeks is coming to Mountlake Terrace from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 7 — and both those who need food and volunteers who want to help distribute it are welcome to participate. The effort to bring the Volunteers…

MLT offering temporary outdoor use permits for businesses

In an effort to assist businesses during the Governor’s “Safe Start Washington” program, as well as the city’s desire to address the community’s interest in allowing food trucks, the City of Mountlake Terrace has created a temporary outdoor use permit for restaurants, retail and other businesses. The temporary outdoor use permit is intended for those…

Onsite blood drive set for Aug 17-26 at Edmonds Center for Arts

Bloodworks Northwest is partnering with the Edmonds Center for the Arts to host a pop-up onsite blood drive the week of Aug. 17-26. The goal is to register 252 donors. The Edmond Center for the Arts is located at 410 4th Ave. N., Edmonds. You can sign up at dslnk.co/EdmondsPopUp. Any donor who registers to donate…

Council approves formation of MLT diversity commission, hears light rail update from Sound Transit

The Mountlake Terrace City Council at its Aug. 3 business meeting unanimously approved a proposal to create a diversity, equity and inclusion commission to facilitate citywide communication and outreach. Its mission: “Promote and embrace diversity through action, education, and guidance. The commission seeks to foster an understanding that includes, accepts, respects and appreciates each individual…

Two MLT men among 12 arrested in takedown of North Sound drug trafficking organization

Twelve members of a drug trafficking group distributing fentanyl, heroin, methamphetamine, and cocaine throughout the Puget Sound region were arrested Wednesday following a year-long investigation and two grand jury indictments, U.S. Attorney Brian T. Moran announced. Two of the suspects are from Mountlake Terrace. The members of the conspiracies engaged in trafficking activities from Mexico,…

Edmonds College to offer bachelor’s degree in IT application development this fall

Edmonds College will launch its Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Information Technology – Application Development (BAS-ITAD) this fall. Applications are being accepted now through Sept. 4. “The BAS-ITAD program will cultivate astute software developers who have mastered the skills they need to be competitive in our region’s tech industry,” said Edmonds College President Dr….

Thad Hovis named new South County Fire chief

The South County Fire Board of Commissioners has selected Thad Hovis to serve as Fire Chief of the regional fire authority. Hovis was sworn-in during the board’s Aug. 5 virtual meeting via teleconference. A 25-year fire service veteran, Hovis has been serving as interim fire chief since the retirement of Fire Chief Doug Dahl at…

Welcome new advertiser, Stranded by the Sea

Stranded by the Sea is a local independent yarn shop in the Edmonds Creative District, conveniently located at Salish Crossing by the ferry holding area. They offer natural yarn and fiber arts supplies, emphasizing local, sustainable, and artisan quality materials. The shop features a variety of yarns, patterns, and kits to make lovely and fun…

Annual PAWSwalk goes virtual with 21-day challenge Aug. 9-29

Amid the pandemic, the 29th annual PAWSwalk is looking different but the goal remains the same — raise funds for the thousands of homeless, injured and orphaned dogs, cats and wild animals cared for at PAWS facilities in Lynnwood and Seattle. “We’re in the midst of our busy baby season when we receive kittens, puppies…

Main topic of weekly COVID-19 briefing? Boeing’s future in Snohomish County

The COVID-19 impact on Boeing’s future in Snohomish County topped the county’s coronavirus briefing Tuesday. Boeing has already announced it will cut back 787 production in Everett from 10 Dreamliners a month to six a month next year. Here are the key numbers on Boeing’s economic impact in the county: 30,000 employees at the Everett…

Brier residents come together to celebrate neighbor’s 101st birthday

Hundreds of community members came together last weekend to send a lonely Brier man well wishes on his 101st birthday. At first, Robert Taylor didn’t understand why he had not received cards for his birthday on Saturday, Aug. 1. Then he realized it was because he had outlived many of the friends and family members,…

Hands in the Dirt: MLT Gardening Tips for August

It feels like summer just started, but the days are starting to get shorter and the plants will soon be showing signs of the coming of fall. Hopefully you are reaping what you sowed back in spring and your garden is producing like crazy. To keep it going for a bit longer, make sure to…

Online registration for Edmonds School District students extended to Aug. 7

The deadline for online back-to-school registration for Edmonds School District students has been extended to Aug. 7. The district’s Back-to-School Consortium is also assisting families in need by providing registered K-12 students with free school supplies. Register online on the district website.

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