Disaster preparedness class starts in January

The Emergency Services Coordinating Agency (ESCA), located in the City of Brier, is offering disaster preparedness classes. How will you keep your family safe and assist others in a disaster? Disasters can happen anytime, anywhere.  As seen in the wake of SR 530 mudslide, Hurricane Sandy and other recent events, it may take hours to…

Snohomish County Fire District 1 firefighters donate ‘Coats for Kids’

Firefighters from Snohomish County Fire District 1 donated 54 coats to local children last week as part of the national Firefighters Coats for Kids campaign sponsored by the International Association of Fire Firefighters (IAFF). Members of IAFF Local 1828 in Fire District 1 delivered to coats to the entire kindergarten class at Discovery Elementary School…

Snohomish County Fire District 1’s improved rating may lower insurance rates

Property owners served by Snohomish County Fire District 1 may be eligible for a reduction in fire insurance premiums next year. The Washington Survey and Rating Bureau (WSRB) recently upgraded the district’s fire protection classification. Most insurance companies use this classification to set rates for property owners and risks. The WSRB evaluates fire protection capabilities…

Edmonds School District offers resources for parents in the event of changes to schedule

The Edmonds School District reminders parents that they should be prepared this season for possible changes to school schedules due to winter weather. Parents, should take a moment to review this year’s Emergency Weather Notice for Families in English and Español. If it is necessary to have a late start or close schools due to inclement weather, this…

Register for winter swim lessons starting on Monday

Registration for the first session of winter swimming lessons at the Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion will begin with pre-registration for those who are currently in swimming lessons. Pre-registration will occur as follows:  Monday and Wednesday will be Monday, Dec.15, Tuesday and Thursday will be Tuesday, Dec. 16, Friday pre-registration will be Dec. 19, Saturdays will be…

Tips to avoid being a victim of holiday crime

The City of Mountlake Terrace reminds residents that the holidays can be a prime time for crime and a few simple steps can help keep you safe this time of year. Home Safety Tips: Lock doors and windows when away, even if just for a short while. Leave a light on and ask neighbors to keep…

Happening nearby: Lynnwood man pleads not guilty to attempted murder, arson and assault

Lynnwood resident David Morgan appeared Monday before Snohomish County Superior Court Judge Bruce I. Weiss to answer charges of first-degree attempted murder, first-degree arson and first-degree assault. In the courtroom were more than a dozen friends and family of his alleged victim, ex-wife Brenda Welch. Morgan pleaded not guilty to all charges. As previously reported…

Shop with a Cop and First Responders bring holiday cheer to children

The sixth annual Shop with a Cop and First Responders and the Cheeseburger Babies Foundation celebrated the holiday season by taking almost 100 kids shopping this week. Each kid received a $50 gift card and was accompanied on their shopping trip by a cop or first responder. Refreshments were provided by Target. Frontier Communications also was a…

Domestic abuse: Experts say you often miss it even when it’s close to home

With formal charges of attempted murder now filed against David Morgan for savagely beating and attempting to set fire to his ex-wife Brenda Welch, many in the community are asking questions about domestic violence and its early danger signs, what to look for and what to do if you suspect something. According to prosecutors, Morgan…

Fire District 1 promotes six to rank of captain

Six firefighters promoted to the rank of captain were sworn in at the Snohomish County Fire District 1 Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday night. Captains are responsible for supervising shift personnel at the fire station level — overseeing a crew of three to five firefighters. New captains at Fire District 1 are: Kevin Fetter assigned…

South Snohomish County Emergency Cold Weather Shelter open on Monday

The South Snohomish County Emergency Shelter Network will be open on Monday, Dec. 1 for all individuals requiring overnight emergency shelter due to anticipated overnight freezing weather. The shelter network is open to families, women and men. Evening and morning meals will be provided. For those who are in need of overnight sheltering, please meet at…

All Edmonds School District students eligible for free third-grade swim lessons

The Verdant Health Commission has renewed a three-year grant to provide free swim lessons to all third-grade students in the Edmonds School District. Vouchers for a set of swim lessons have been distributed to all third grade students districtwide. The vouchers may be used at any participating facility: Lynnwood Recreation Center, Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion and…

South Snohomish County Emergency Cold Weather Shelter open on Saturday and Sunday

The South Snohomish County Emergency Shelter Network will be open on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 29-30 for all individuals requiring overnight emergency shelter due to anticipated overnight freezing weather. The shelter network is open to families, women and men. Evening and morning meals will be provided. For those who are in need of overnight sheltering, please meet…

South Snohomish County Emergency Cold Weather Shelter open on Friday and Saturday

The South Snohomish County Emergency Shelter Network will be open on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 28-29 for all individuals requiring overnight emergency shelter due to anticipated overnight freezing weather. The shelter network is open to families, women and men. Evening and morning meals will be provided. For those who are in need of overnight sheltering,…

Residents encouraged to enroll in emergency alert system

Mountlake Terrace residents and businesses are encouraged to sign up for up-to-date emergency notifications through an emergency management alert system. Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management, in coordination with the county’s 911 Call Centers including SNOCOM Dispatch Center, opened public enrollment in the county’s MyStateUSA Alert Sense System in 2011. The City and other emergency…

Be careful with candles during the holiday season

December is the peak time of year for home candle fires according to the National Fire Protection Association. Each year, an estimated 15,600 home structure fires started by candles are reported to local fire departments resulting in an estimated 150 deaths, 1,270 injuries and over $500 million in estimated property loss. Did you know that…

Burn ban lifted in Snohomish County

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has lifted the burn ban for Snohomish County. The front expected this evening is showing rain and winds that will clear the air. However, daytime winds will not be sufficient to significantly reduce pollution levels in King and Pierce counties, especially in areas where wood burning is common. So both…

Avoid being a victim of crime this holiday season

The holidays can be a prime time for crime so the City of Mountlake Terrace is offering a few simple suggestions that can help keep you safe this time of year. Home Safety Tips: Lock doors and windows when away, even if just for a short while. Leave a light on and ask neighbors to keep an…

Happening nearby: Cooking fire causes $400,000 in damage to Edmonds home

Unattended cooking is being blamed for a fire that caused more than $400,000 damage and displaced a couple from their Edmonds home Tuesday afternoon. Dispatchers received multiple calls reporting the fire at the single-story house in the 22500 block of 93rd Place West at around 12:30 p.m. A man and his dog were inside the…

City recommends residents plan ahead for emergencies

The City of Mountlake Terrace reminds residents that it is important for them to take time to prepare for potential emergencies as winter approaches. Snow and windstorms, floods, earthquakes, fire, extended power outages and influenza outbreaks are emergencies that the region has experienced and they can happen again at anytime. Citizens should prepare to take care of themselves,…

South Snohomish County Emergency Cold Weather Shelter open on Tuesday

The South Snohomish County Emergency Shelter Network will be open on Tuesday, Nov. 18 for all individuals requiring overnight emergency shelter due to anticipated overnight freezing weather. The shelter network is open to families, women and men. Evening and morning meals will be provided. For those who are in need of overnight sheltering, please meet…

Mountlake Terrace Police warn of possible child lurings

The Mountlake Terrace Police Department is warning the community that in the past week there has been an additional report of a possible child luring. In this incident, the male suspect, who was reported to have a Russian accent, attempted to contact a student and asked to be shown how to get to nearby schools. The…

Reminder: Third grade students eligible for free swim lessons at Rec Pavilion

Beginning in November, third grade students who either reside or attend school in the Edmonds School District will have the opportunity to have free swim lessons at the Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion thanks to a grant from the Verdant Health Commission. This swim lesson program is set to start at the Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion…