Emergency cold weather shelter open through Monday, March 16

The South Snohomish County Emergency Cold Weather Shelter will be open through Monday, March 16. The shelter opens at 7:15 p.m. at Maple Park Church (60th Avenue West and 176th Street Southwest, Lynnwood). Dinner, a warm mat and blanket, and breakfast are provided. If you are not driving, please use the van transportation; do not walk to…

City of MLT awarded $2.3 million pavement reconstruction grant for 66th Avenue West

The City of Mountlake Terrace announced Friday that its 66th Avenue West pavement reconstruction project was selected for a $2,353,000 grant for design, construction, and project administration funding by the Washington State Transportation Improvement Board (TIB). The total project cost is $3,058,900 and includes pavement reconstruction and re-channelization between 220th Street Southwest to the north city…

Hawks sports roundup: Wrestling, girls basketball, boys swim results for Tuesday

The Mountlake Terrace Hawks suffered losses on the wrestling mat and the basketball court but a win in the pool on Tuesday as the Hawks fell to the Meadowdale Mavericks 49-21 in a wrestling dual held at Meadowdale High School, dropped a girls basketball game to Edmonds-Woodway 69-35 at Edmonds-Woodway High School but swam to…

NextMLT: Town Center townhome stock to triple in 2020, with 130-plus in the works

Editor’s note: NextMLT published this analysis of the current townhome market in Mountlake Terrace Town Center, plus what is expected in the future. We are reposting it here with permission. Townhomes are an important missing-middle solution to providing a diversity of housing choices. They are a popular choice for those who don’t want the cost…

MLTnews reviews 2019: May-June

MLTnews continues its look back at the highlights of 2019. Part 3, May-June May As part of the State of Washington’s recently approved budget, the City of Mountlake Terrace received $750,000 on May 2 to help fund activities related to Phase II of the Main Street Project, including roadway and utility improvements to 56th Avenue West…

MLTnews reviews 2019: January-February

As we enter a new decade, MLTnews looks back at the highlights of 2019. Part 1, January-February January Councilmember Doug McCardle was elected the new mayor pro tem during the Jan. 3 Mountlake Terrace City Council meeting. The election was necessary because former Mayor Pro Tem Kyoko Matsumoto Wright assumed the job of mayor following the December…

After 38 years, Washington’s emission testing program will end Dec. 31

At 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, Washington’s vehicle emissions check program will end, marking the close of 38 years of emissions testing on cars and trucks in major metropolitan areas. When state licensing offices reopen Jan. 2, emissions tests will no longer be required in order to renew vehicle registrations. Car owners who are scheduled…

Scene in MLT: Heavy rain causes flooding

Jonah Wallace took these photos of flooding on 216th Street Southwest, which runs alongside the Premera office in Mountlake Terrace. The National Weather Service reported that the Seattle area had received more than 2 inches of rain as of Friday morning, breaking a previous record for Dec. 20 rainfall that was set in 1955. Weather…

Coffee with the City set for Dec. 11

Citizens, business owners and others from the community are invited to join city officials for a cup of coffee and hear first-hand what’s happening in the city Wednesday, Dec. 11 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Recreation Pavilion, 5303 228th St. S.W. Participants are encouraged to ask questions, provide input on city services or…

Reminder: Want to review candidate statements, videos? Visit our Election page

With general election ballots due in the mail or ballot drop boxes by Nov. 5, we have created a page archiving our recent coverage of local candidates, including mayor, city council, superior court judge, and school board. Click here to see the relevant articles. Can’t find something you are looking for? Use the search box…

Community Transit service to grow 5 percent in 2020 under proposed budget

Community Transit’s proposed budget would increase service 5 percent in 2020 as the agency continues is expansion of bus service for Snohomish County residents. The agency is seeking comment on the draft budget through Nov. 8. According to an announcement from Community Transit, the service increase equates to about 18,000 hours of new service. This…

Council says no to Waste Management request for recycling pickup charge

Faced with citizen backlash over a recent water rate increase and with sewer and stormwater rate increases on the horizon, the Mountlake Terrace City Council at its Oct. 17 meeting pushed back on a request by contract garbage hauler Waste Management to charge Mountlake Terrace customers for picking up recycling — and to charge customers…

Just Around the Corner: The International Fountain

In the summer, the International Fountain at the Seattle Center is a magnet for visitors wishing to get relief from the heat by getting soaked. In the cold of autumn, the fountain is a lonely performer, only to be seen and not approached. This is how it was Oct. 2, as seen through a time-lapse video. Here…

Scene in MLT: Robots take over the 41st Arts at the Terrace Show

Robots are the unofficial theme of the 41st Annual Arts at the Terrace Art Show featured at the Mountlake Terrace Library. This year’s show includes 347 pieces by 145 artists. Paintings, prints and drawings are displayed in the library’s large meeting room, as well as calligraphy and miniature artworks. The library’s small meeting room features…

City Council to discuss Town Center plan parking at Aug. 19 meeting

The Mountlake Terrace City Council during its Monday, Aug. 19 business meeting will continue its discussion of the draft Town Center Plan, which would rezone the downtown core to allow for taller buildings and increased density. Councilmembers agreed during their Aug. 15 work/study session discussion on the Town Center Plan to add an agenda item…

Sheriff’s Office detectives seeking leads in two missing persons cases

Major crimes detectives from the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office are seeking tips from the public on the whereabouts of two men in unrelated missing persons cases. We reported on one of those cases — 20-year-old Nic Williams of Bothell — in our earlier story. He’s been missing since he didn’t return home from a trip…

Sponsor spotlight: 190 Sunset celebrating deck expansion with July 3 bash

Big news down at Salish Crossing: 190 Sunset restaurant is expanding and is celebrating with a Double Decker Bash on Wednesday, July 3. 190 Sunset is busy with renovations now that Brigid’s Bottleshop has moved into their new space next door to Hunni Co. The first order of business? Doubling the size of the 190…

Prep basketball: Meadowdale girls advance to Summer Shootout Sunday play

Local high school girls basketball teams competing in Day 2 of the Edmonds Summer Shootout finished with mixed results on Saturday with one squad still in contention for the tournament title. The Meadowdale Mavericks defeated the Burlington-Edison Tigers 46-44 on Saturday to be one of eight teams that remain in the running to win the…

May 2019 Edmonds School District High School Students of the Month

Edmonds Heights K-12 Luke Brisse Mother’s Name: Pam Brisse Father’s Name: Frank Brisse GPA: 3.7 Clubs & Activities: FRC Robotics, FTC mentor Current Employment: Edmonds Arts Festival staff Educational Goals: To attend University of Hawaii, Manoa Career Goals: Mechanical Engineering Kiera Craig Mother’s Name: Stacy Carroll Clubs & Activities: Musical theater Current Employment: Mod Pizza…