Thousands without power Sunday afternoon

Thousands in South Snohomish County were left without power Sunday afternoon as strong winds and heavy rain hit the area. The Snohomish County PUD outage map reflected numerous outages, including Edmunds, Woodway, Brier, Mountlake Terrace and Lynnwood. There is no exact ETA for power restoration but more information can be found at here.

Public hearing Oct. 27 on proposed Snohomish County Council district map changes

The Snohomish County Districting Committee is hosting another public meeting at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27 to discuss updates to county council district boundaries. Members of the public can attend virtually or in person to learn more about draft map proposals and submit public comment on redrawing council districts. Every 10 years, county council district…

Community Transit’s proposed 2022 budget now available for public comment

Community Transit has released its 2022 proposed budget, with a public hearing set for Thursday, Nov. 4. Key initiatives, the agency said, include construction of the Swift Orange Line, Community Transit’s third bus rapid transit line; planning for light rail connections at Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace and Shoreline in 2021; and continuing the development of its long-range…

Lynnwood police investigating rollover collision on 194th St SW

Lynnwood police are investigating a collision that occurred Saturday morning near the Lynnwood Police Department and resulted in road closures. At approximately 10 a.m., officers responded to a two-vehicle collision in the 4300 block of 194th Street Southwest, just south of the police department. Officers said the driver struck a vehicle parked on 194th Street,…

Economic Alliance of Snohomish County to present free Business Resiliency Forum Nov. 3

The Economic Alliance of Snohomish County will present a free virtual Business Resiliency Forum Wednesday, Nov. 3. Program highlights include: – A presentation on the “State of Talent,” by Dr. Jenée Myers Twitchell, Washington STEM – A presentation on “Addressing the Workforce Shortage” by Joy Emory, Workforce Snohomish – A panel on “Talent Shaping Our Workforce,”…

Department of Health: Booster doses now available for all three COVID-19 vaccine types

The Washington State Department of Health is expanding the use of COVID-19 vaccine booster doses for certain individuals following recommendations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, and the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup. Last month, health care providers began offering booster…

Sponsor spotlight: Remodeling projects to reenergize your home

Sweater weather a has arrived. Are the falling leaves, along with pumpkin spice lattes and football games, inspiring you to tackle your interior home improvement projects? Remodeling your home can pay off in personal enjoyment and comfort and improve the value of your home. A professional remodeler can provide guidance on home improvement projects that…

Prep football: Royals celebrate Senior Night with win over Mavs

Lynnwood’s Anthony Hooker celebrated Senior Night in style for the Royals, scoring four times in the rout of their crosstown counterparts from Meadowdale, 48-6. The win is the fourth in a row for Lynnwood. Hooker scored on runs of 8 yards, 4 yards, 6 yards and 1 yard. Starting quarterback Julius Heudorf added three more…

South County Fire seeks public comments on redistricting proposal

South County Fire is seeking public comment on a plan to update fire commissioner election districts to address population changes identified in the 2020 census. The regional fire authority (RFA) is governed by a board of seven fire commissioners: two elected at-large and five elected from commissioner districts. Law requires election districts to be updated…

Lynnwood Police Department receives grants for community engagement, mental health programs

The Lynnwood Police Department has been awarded multiple federal grants to promote mental health and wellness for its officers and to boost its community engagement efforts. Lynnwood was among a dozen Western Washington cities to receive grant awards through the U.S. Department of Justice’s Byrne Grant program, which aims to prevent crime and assist criminal…

Louie Cantu: An Air Force veteran, he ran his own upholstery business

Louie Cantu Luis “Louie” D. Cantu went to be with the Lord on October 15, 2021. Louie and his loving wife, Marylou, shared 67 years of marriage together. Louie was born in Corpus Christi TX on Jan. 14, 1933. Louie was the son of Juan M. Cantu & Cleotilde D. Cantu. Louie is survived by…

Community Transit Van GO program awarding surplus vans to local non-profit agencies

Community Transit will award up to 12 surplus passenger vans to local non-profit organizations to meet transportation demands within the community. In the past, nonprofits have used the vans to help serve people experiencing homelessness and others in need of a ride. Vehicles will be awarded to nonprofit organizations and agencies with 501(c)3 status that…

Under the weather: Fall storms ahead as we finish up October

At this point in the year, we are no strangers to storms and the rain and wind that tend to come with them. If you’ve lived in Western Washington for any length of time, you are likely familiar with the idea of “storm season.” Even if you aren’t familiar with this concept, you’re about to…

High school sports roundup for Oct. 20, 2021

Girls Volleyball Mountlake Terrace defeated Shorewood 3-2 15-25, 25-16, 20-25, 25-15, 15-11 Mountlake Terrace individual stats: – Carly Epp 11 kills and 18 assists – Maya Faulkner 5 digs and 6 kills – Haley Trinh 4 kills, 23 assists, 6 aces and 16 digs – Kayla Bentosino 22 digs – Lexi Drescher 11 digs –…

COVID-19 pop-up booster shot clinic in Lynnwood Oct. 29

The Lynnwood-based Korean Women’s Association is hosting a pop-up vaccine clinic offering COVID-19 Pfizer booster shots, as well as first doses for those who have not been vaccinated, on Friday, Oct. 29 at the Lynnwood Ju Clinic parking lot, 4629 168th St. S.W. Unit F. Call 425-742-6396 to make an appointment, and also to request…

Aging in Place, Part 2.: Staying at home is not for everyone.

I once heard someone say that we expect to live a robust life until we’re 85, then croak. My parents, Vern and Nita, had a sweet little home in Payson, Arizona. Mom had her garden and Dad had his shop where he created science demonstrations for the local elementary school kids, projects such as a…

Trinity Lutheran sponsoring trunk or treat event Oct. 30

Lynnwood-based Trinity Lutheran Church and schools are sponsoring a trunk or treat event in the church parking lot starting at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30 The event is open to the public. Dress to impress in your Halloween best and come ready to trunk or treat your way around the parking lot, located at 6215…

Calling all adults: Lynnwood Recreation Center offering range of classes this fall

Lynnwood Recreation Center invites adults to participate in one of the city’s  many engaging recreation classes that starts the week of Oct. 25. Classes include: Colored pencil: All you need is a pencil, paper and a few tools. Textures and strokes will be practiced using layering, brushing and more techniques. 10/28- 12/9 at 4 –…

High school sports roundup for Oct. 19, 2021

Girls Soccer Mountlake Terrace defeated Lynnwood 3-0 Mountlake Terrace goal scorers: – Veronica Gomez – Ava Hunt – Claire August Mountlake Terrace assist: – Dane Cortezzo Mountlake Terrace goalkeeper shutout: – Sierra Sonko Records: Mountlake Terrace 9-2-3; Lynnwood 3-10-1 Mountlake Terrace next match; vs Shorewood; Thursday Oct. 21; 7:30 p.m. at Lynnwood High School Lynnwood…

Snohomish County Arts Commission seeks art for Flowing Lake Park office

The Snohomish County Arts Commission is seeking an artist for two-dimensional interior artwork to be hung inside the Flowing Lake Park Ranger office lobby. This call-for-artists is open until Nov. 15, 2021. Flowing Lake County Park is located at 17900 48th S.E. in Snohomish. According to an arts commission announcement, it is unusual for parks to…

Tsunami siren drill to take place in Edmonds Oct. 21

Visitors to Edmonds are reminded that there will be a tsunami siren drill set for Thursday, Oct. 21. The drill is scheduled to occur between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and will last approximately 15 minutes. The tsunami system is tested once each year, with the actual tsunami warning wail sound played in conjunction with…

Judy Gale Bear: Memorial service planned for Oct. 30

Judy Gale Bear, 72, passed away September 6, 2021. She was the wife of Stanley James Bear. They shared 55 years of marriage together. Born in Amarillo, Texas, she was the daughter of Minnie Catherine Halford (Boone) and John Rubert Halford. She was a member of Rock of Hope Baptist Church. She enjoyed sewing and…

Reminder: Nomination deadline for 2021 City of Lynnwood Excellence Awards Oct. 22

The City of Lynnwood is seeking nominations for its annual Excellence Awards. The awards recognize residents, city employees and businesses. All applications will be reviewed by a selection committee. The most qualified candidate will be identified based on the responses provided in the nomination form. Award recipients will be recognized during an upcoming Lynnwood City…

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

Updated Oct. 20 with details on resignation. 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…

Volunteers raising funds for Lynnwood memorial honoring military families

Local volunteers are raising money to construct a monument in Lynnwood’s Veterans Memorial Park that would honor the families of military service members who died. In 2019, Lynnwood Mayor Nicola Smith announced the city was selected to be the recipient of a Gold Star Families monument that would be installed at Veterans Park, located at…

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