Two injured in Meadowdale house fire early Saturday morning

Two people were seriously injured in an early morning house fire in the Meadowdale area north of Edmonds. Neighbors called 911 around 2:15 a.m. to report the fire at a two-story house in the 5800 block of 152nd Street Southwest. The two people injured were a woman, who lived at the house, and her son, who…

Playtime: Going back to school, parkour class, author event, try hockey for free

Do you remember your high school orientation? I remember parts of mine so vividly, in part because of the seriously dated outfit I wore, including a goofy hat, and that the school felt big and different. Secondary students in the Edmonds School District, 7th through 12th grades, who chose a hybrid schedule will return to…

Sponsor spotlight: Bright ideas for home interior lighting

It’s hard to beat the great natural light of spring and summer, but fall and winter do not have to be dark and gloomy. Take the opportunity now to add interest, comfort and function to a room with lighting. A lot of rooms are really a blank canvas when it comes to lighting. You may…

High school sports roundup for April 15, 2021

Track & Field Lynnwood/Meadowdale/Mountlake Terrace Dual Meets Edmonds Stadium Girls Winners 100 Meters- Kesley Love (M) 14.07 200 Meters- Tresley Love (M) 27.66 400 Meters- Tresley Love (M) 1:00.72 800 Meters- Donna Marie Harris (L) 2:52.84 1600 Meters- Sonja Amy (M) 6:08.72 3200 Meters- Esther Himmelfarb (L) 14:09.82 100 Meter Hurdles- Caroline Vo (L) 19.31…

Lynnwood Today Daily Legislative Report: April 16, 2021 – Health care law updates

 Lynnwood Today presents The Daily Legislative Report, covering the 2021 Washington State Legislature. Senate lawmakers debated concurrence on House amendments to Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5370, updating the mental health advance directive laws for the state. Senators concurred with the state House Representatives, 46-2, moving the bill to the Governor’s office, for an opportunity…

Jesús Tirado named new assistant principal at Cedar Valley Community School

The Edmonds School District has announced that Jesús Tirado has been appointed the new assistant principal at Cedar Valley Community School. Tirado has previously worked as an elementary and high school assistant principal in Illinois. He also has a background teaching Spanish, social studies and language arts. Tirado’s first’ day will be May 3.

Everyone 16 and older in Washington state now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine

As of April 15, everyone 16 and older who wants a COVID-19 vaccine can receive one in Washington. The eligibility expansion marks the four-month anniversary of vaccine rollout in the state. Since mid-December, nearly 4.3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered across the state. More than 2.67 million people have received at least…

Just Around the Corner: Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

After being cancelled last year, the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is well underway, running through April 30. The two main sites where you can visit and take photos are: Roozengaarde:  www.tulips.com Tulip Town:  tuliptown.com Visit the websites to purchase tickets before arriving. — Photos by David Carlos Mountlake Terrace resident David Carlos often submits photos and videos profiling…

Sponsor spotlight: Safety certifications enhance Lynnwood Convention Center’s commitment to a safe reopening

In a continued effort to address the ever-changing landscape for food service and events, the Lynnwood Convention Center staff hascompleted several health and safety training courses and certifications. These certifications further complement the venue’s commitment to ensuring the health and well-being of its guests. General Manager Sara Blayne, CMP, and Operations Manager Richard Brown have completed the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) Fundamentals: Cleaning & DisinfectingPrinciples course, which teaches cleaning professionals…

Lynnwood City Council considers creating council-centric Facebook page

Aiming to improve community engagement, the Lynnwood City Council Monday discussed creating a council-centric Facebook account for elected officials to interact with the public. Recently, the council has been considering the idea of having a Facebook page separate from the city’s established account that would focus on the city’s elected officials. At the council’s April…

Under the Weather: Sunny and above-average temperatures expected this weekend

There’s no mistaking that spring has arrived now—it’s been absolutely gorgeous these past few days! But the best is yet to come. As I discussed in last week’s article, an upper ridge of high pressure is responsible for our nice weather. The way this ridge is positioned with adjacent troughs is known as an omega…

High school sports roundup for April 14, 2021

Baseball Mountlake Terrace defeated Lynnwood 9-2 WP- Cody Snow Highlights Mountlake Terrace Pitching: Cody Snow 5 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 5K Ryan Cacatian 2 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4K Mountlake Terrace Hitting: Ryan Cacatian 3-4, 3B, 2 R, RBI Cody Snow 2-3, 2 RBI Rominic Quiban 2-4, 2 RBI…

Edmonds College students recognized as top Washington state scholars

Edmonds College students Kelsey Dunlap and Brian Matson were honored as members of the 2021 All-Washington Academic Team at a virtual ceremony on April 15. Phi Theta Kappa, an honor society serving two-year colleges, selects team members each year based on their academic achievements and community service. The ceremony was shared as a video premiere…

Lynnwood Today Daily Legislative Report: April 14, 2021 – Public telecom services

Lynnwood Today presents The Daily Legislative Report, covering the 2021 Washington State Legislature. Senate lawmakers discussed Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1336, which would create and expand unrestricted authority for public entities to provide telecommunications services to users. The bill passed the House on Feb. 23 by a vote of 60-37, and passed the Senate on…

Charity provides custom stuffed animals for children with special medical needs

Nonprofit organization Tubie Friends provides customized stuffed animals with feeding and other types of medical tubes attached to them to help make life easier for children who rely on such devices. The group will be holding its annual fundraising auction to benefit those charitable efforts later this month. Shannon Gonsalves is a teacher at Brier…

SnoPUD earns 2021 Energy Star Award for excellence

For the second year in a row, Snohomish County PUD has been recognized for promotion of energy-efficiency products. The agency received the 2021 Energy Star Award for Excellence for promotional efforts in expanding energy-efficiency outreach and delivering 35,000 free Energy Star-certified energy-efficiency bundles to customer households, resulting in over 4.3 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) saved. Energy…

High school sports roundup for April 12-13, 2021

April 13 Boys Soccer Meadowdale defeated Cedarcrest 4-1  Meadowdale goal scorers: -Theo Urkharman -Juan Alvarez -River Stewart -Devin Gibson Cedarcrest goal scorer: – Tomas Taboada Records: Meadowdale 2-1; Cedarcrest 0-3 Meadowdale next game: at Kamiak; Friday April 16; 7:30 p.m. Shorecrest defeated Lynnwood 2-0 No Lynnwood results reported Records: Shorecrest 3-0; Lynnwood 0-3 Lynnwood next…

Two Edmonds School District students recognized for work with Boundless Washington program

Two teens from the Edmonds School District were recently recognized by the Washington State Senate as student leaders with disabilities for their involvement with the Boundless Washington program. The statewide program seeks to integrate fun, challenging outdoor activities with leadership development training for middle and high school students from various backgrounds who have physical and sensory disabilities….

Mayor gives city staff OK to fill race and social justice coordinator position

After months of arguments and multiple votes to delay, Lynnwood Mayor Nicola Smith informed the Lynnwood City Council earlier this month she will be using her executive authority to fill the much-contested race and social justice coordinator position. In a memo dated April 2, Smith said she will authorize her staff to begin the recruitment…

COVID-19 briefing: Snohomish County pauses adminstration of Johnson & Johnson vaccine

During the weekly Snohomish County briefing on COVID-19, County Health Officer Dr. Chris Spitters announced Tuesday that effective immediately, the county is “putting a pause on the administration of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.” The rationale, he said, comes from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration…

Sound Transit Board seeks public input on managing revenue impacts, program realignment for future voter-approved projects

Through April 30, regional residents are encouraged to provide input to the Sound Transit Board of Directors on priorities for managing what the agency called “an unprecedented financial environment in its work to advance voter-approved transit projects that are not already under construction.” Sound Transit said it faces two major, simultaneous challenges. A pandemic-driven recession has severely reduced…

Edmonds School District welcomes third- through sixth-grade students back to in-person learning

Toting backpacks and sporting face masks, more students were welcomed back into school buildings Monday as third- through sixth-graders returned to in-person learning under the Edmonds School District’s school re-entry plan. Aiming to meet Gov. Jay Inslee’s emergency proclamation issued last month to offer in-person learning to all students by April 19, the district welcomed…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: April 4-10, 2021

April 4 20000 block 64th Avenue West: Police investigated an identity theft report. 17500 block Interstate 5: A driver was arrested for DUI. 18700 block Alderwood Mall Parkway: A driver was cited for traffic offenses. 19100 block Highway 99: A theft was reported. 19700 block 112th Avenue Northeast: A Lynnwood police K9 unit assisted the…

Lynnwood Today Daily Legislative Report: April 13, 2021 – Juvenile attorney access

Lynnwood Today presents The Daily Legislative Report, covering the 2021 Washington State Legislature. Senate lawmakers debated Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1140, which would provide juveniles with access to attorneys when contacted by law enforcement. The House passed the bill 56-41 on March 2 and the Senate passed the bill 29-19 on April 11. The House…

Lynnwood police grieve the loss of 35-year veteran officer Mark Brinkman

Members of the Lynnwood Police Department on Monday mourned the death of 35-year veteran police officer Mark Brinkman, who served as the department’s drug recognition officer and president of the department’s police guild. Friends and colleagues remember Brinkman as a hardworking police officer, devoted husband and father, and strong leader and mentor. According to a…

FEMA offering financial assistance for COVID-related funeral expenses

If you have lost a loved one to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is providing financial assistance for coronavirus-related funeral expenses incurred after Jan. 20, 202. The funds are provided under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. To apply,…

Lynnwood Today Daily Legislative Report: April 12, 2021 – School equity training

Lynnwood Today presents The Daily Legislative Report, covering the 2021 Washington State Legislature. House lawmakers debated Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5044, which would provide professional learning, equity, cultural competency and dismantling institutional racism in the public school system. The bill passed the Senate on Jan. 27 by a vote of 30-19, and passed the House 57-40….

Road crews work to patch a sinkhole on 60th Avenue West

An underground pipe collapsed Monday morning on 60th Avenue West, resulting in closures for emergency work to repair a sinkhole in the roadway. City of Lynnwood spokesperson Julie Moore said the section of the sewer main was clogged with too much grease and in the act of cleaning the pipe, a portion collapsed between 204th…

Lynnwood City Council accepting applications to fill upcoming vacancy

The Lynnwood City Council is accepting applications from candidates interested in filling the council’s Position 2 seat. Applications are due April 23. Last month, Councilmember Ian Cotton announced he would be leaving the council, citing “deeply personal” family reasons. Cotton’s last day will be April 13. To be eligible for appointment, candidates must have continuously…

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