Vandals may have spelled orca's doom

An icon in Edmonds – one at the center of photos for locals and tourists alike – has fallen to the work of vandals and carted away. It may not be back. This was the news from... — Updated 9/29/2022

Mayor Nelson to deliver budget address Monday

Edmonds Mayor Mike Nelson will give his annual budget message Monday, Oct. 3, at 6:30 p.m. A news release said it will provide a "high-level summary" of his administration's... — Updated 10/2/2022


Rick Steves series on European art debuts this week

Rick Steves' brand-new series, "Rick Steves Art of Europe," a six-hour sweep through the entire span of European art history, premieres this week on KCTS 9. The series begins... — Updated 10/2/2022

Train strikes vehicle on tracks; no injuries

A BNSF train struck a vehicle near West Dayton Street Saturday after a 77-year-old man inadvertently turned onto the tracks shortly after 7:40 p.m. Saturday. According to Sgt.... — Updated 10/1/2022

Clean-up will close Edmonds Fishing Pier during part of Saturday

The 2022 Edmonds Fishing Pier underwater scuba maintenance event is Saturday, Oct. 1, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. The Emerald Sea Dive Club, led by Matthew Shawhan, will lead a... — Updated 9/29/2022

UPDATED: Strom Peterson selected for County Council seat

Former Edmonds City Council member and current 21st District Rep. Strom Peterson has been selected to fill a vacant seat on the Snohomish County Council. Peterson, 54, was chosen... — Updated 9/30/2022

UPDATED: E-W principal told students to stay in classrooms

A 15-year-old boy armed with a handgun was arrested at Edmonds-Woodway High School on Thursday, thanks to a tip from a student. The student was in a classroom, according to Edmonds... — Updated 9/30/2022

Former Edmonds bartender launches Offset Ciderworks

What's your drink? Wine? Beer? Craft cocktails? Bourbon straight up? How about hard cider? Adding to the proliferation of national brands like Angry Orchard and Bold Rock are... — Updated 9/29/2022

Habitat for Humanity highlights housing issues in Edmonds

Even though the past few years have brought many challenges, Habitat for Humanity of Snohomish County says it's finding innovative ways to tackle the housing crisis. "The world... — Updated 9/29/2022

New director will oversee economic development at Paine Field

Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers has announced the appointment of Neepaporn "A" Boungjaktha as executive director for economic development. Boungjaktha was most recently a... — Updated 9/29/2022

Edmonds Lutheran asking for donations for church in West Africa

Edmonds Lutheran Church is partnering with St. Marc's Church in Burkina Faso, West Africa, to provide seating for the congregation's new church building. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on... — Updated 9/29/2022

Summerlike weather holds on | Through Your Lens

Monday and Tuesday were gloriously sunny this week – so was the weekend – as summerlike temps and clear skies drew thousands to Oktoberfest, the Summer Market, and the beach.... — Updated 10/1/2022

Coyotes are on the move in Edmonds

If you're like many Edmonds residents, you may have seen more coyotes out and about in recent weeks. As young coyotes leave their birth families in fall to find territories of... — Updated 10/2/2022

Petanque Clubs raises $10K for Edmonds Food Bank

On Monday, Sept. 26, members of the Edmonds Petanque Club met with Casey Davis, director of the Edmonds Food Bank, and her staff to announce the results of this year's Edmonds... — Updated 9/29/2022


Rick Steves hosting local event on Palestine with Mitri Raheb

Edmonds resident and European travel expert Rick Steves is sponsoring a fundraising event 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 6215 196th St. SW, Lynnwood. Steves... — Updated 9/29/2022

County releases plan for $85M in ARPA spending

Housing, behavioral health, and child care are the big winners in Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers' proposal for the County's remaining $85 million in American Rescue Plan... — Updated 9/29/2022

Food Bank plans event to discuss possible new space

Edmonds Food Bank staff and board members say they are looking for community support and feedback as they begin to think about a new space that would act as a community engagement center. Find out more at the community listening... — Updated 9/29/2022

76th delays; town halls; council applications | City Briefs

Expect delays on 76th Avenue West Construction for the 76th Avenue West overlay project began Wednesday, Sept. 28, and continues through the end of November. The project, a collaboration between the cities of Edmonds and... — Updated 9/29/2022


Edmonds PD chief joins others in calling for changes in laws

Edmonds Police Chief Michelle Bennett is featured in a video released last week by Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney that advocated for "supporting public safety and providing... — Updated 9/29/2022

Verdant announces 2023-24 strategic plan

The Verdant Health Commission announced the launch of its 2023-2024 strategic plan designed to address public health challenges facing residents of south Snohomish County. Developed by commissioners and staff, after two years of... — Updated 9/29/2022

Bad behavior by coaches, parents, and fans must stop

Editor’s note: On Wednesday, the Snohomish County Council was expected to consider a resolution recognizing the urgent need for youth sports officials. At the same time, it will call on parents, coaches and athletes to display... — Updated 9/29/2022

An energized walker and greeter in Edmonds | Only in Edmonds

“Faster than a speeding bullet … more powerful than a … .” As those of us from an earlier generation might remember, this famous introductory phrase on the radio imagined with delight a person of strength and good... — Updated 9/29/2022

A coin collector downsizes | Back in Edmonds

The Liberty Walking half dollar is a beautiful coin. On its front side – heads – Lady Liberty strides grandly, arm outstretched, dress billowing. At left is a beaming sunrise,... — Updated 9/29/2022

Praise for columnist; a request; support for candidate | Letters to the Editor

He's your No. 1 fan More articles and columns by Peter Kelley, please. I have never met him but he is a good writer and we need more of that. Thank you! Randy RahnEdmonds Editor's... — Updated 9/29/2022

Who gets the luck? | Moment's Notice

"Luck is preparation meeting opportunity." – Oprah Winfrey This past week, I had the honor of traveling to Washington, D.C., with scholars and alumni from my scholarship... — Updated 9/29/2022

Change Unocal zoning for public use | Guest View

It is my understanding that the Unocal property is currently zoned MP2. I would like to urge the City Council to change that zoning and designate the property to be used for public... — Updated 9/22/2022

The topiary artists of Edmonds, and a super smile | Only in Edmonds

Our Village of Goodness is the perfect venue for artists. The word “artist” for most of us suggests a skilled painter or sculptor using traditional materials – oils,... — Updated 9/22/2022

Look for the bright yellow box | Arts & Appetite

Mr. Gyro Express is at the corner of 164th Street SW and 52nd Avenue West, at the Edmonds border, and you cannot miss it: it's painted rubber ducky yellow! When you pull in to the... — Updated 9/29/2022

A departure; a swimmer | Letters to the Editor

Councilmember's departure was her personal business I have mixed feelings after reading your Sept. 15 piece on Laura Johnson ("Unanswered questions on Johnson's departure,"... — Updated 9/22/2022

How to choose a Medicare Supplemental (Medigap) policy | Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, I’m planning to enroll in original Medicare in a few months and have been told I probably need to get a Medicare supplemental policy too. Can you offer any... — Updated 9/22/2022

Edmonds College receives $1.5 million cybersecurity grant

Edmonds College will receive nearly $1.5 million in grants for its cybersecurity program, the Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges (WSBCTC) announced. The... — Updated 9/22/2022

A first for the Historical Society: An executive director

Edmonds South Snohomish County Historical Society board members welcomed Maggie Kase as its first executive director, a position newly created to expand the organization's reach... — Updated 9/29/2022

Art exhibit; free tree starts; rain gardens |A&E Briefs

Gallery North featuring Silena Wei Chen Gallery North's featured exhibit for October is "Silent Voyage," featuring photographs and paintings by award-winning artist Silena Wei... — Updated 9/29/2022

Oktoberfest in Edmonds

Residents and visitors attended the two-day Oktoberfest at the Frances Anderson Center Sept. 23-24. The Rotary Club event included 5K and 1K runs, music, kids'... — Updated 9/29/2022

Edmonds Diversity Film Series returns for sixth season

The Edmonds Diversity Film Series begins its sixth season in October, with the first screening Saturday, Oct.15. Screenings are free and scheduled the third Saturday of the month,... — Updated 9/29/2022

Chihuly Garden and Glass is a sculptural wonderland | Wanderlust

If you're looking for a unique place to soak up artistic beauty in Seattle, look no further than Chihuly Garden and Glass. This stunning venue, located at the Seattle Center,... — Updated 9/22/2022

Plein air winners are announced

Winners have been announced for the Edmonds Plein Air Paint Out, sponsored by the Cole Gallery. An awards ceremony and artists' reception was held Sept. 15 during Art Walk Edmonds.... — Updated 9/29/2022

Oktoberfest arrives in Edmonds

The Rotary Club of Edmonds' Oktoberfest returns 4-10 p.m. Friday and noon-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23-24, at Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St. The inaugural, in-person... — Updated 9/25/2022

Scarecrow Festival; new music; birds | A&E Briefs

Scarecrow Festival: Time to get creative It's getting cooler. Fall is coming. That means it's time to line up your favorite gourds, ghouls, and ghoulish decorations for the 10th... — Updated 9/29/2022

Anna Kristin Hauksdottir 1933-2022

Anna was born January 9, 1933 in Signyjarstodum, Halsahr, Borg Iceland. She was born in a traditional Icelandic sod house on the family farm near Reykholt. When she was a child... — Updated 9/29/2022 Full story

Barbara Wilkinson 1938-2022

Our much-loved mother, Barbara Kay Wilkinson, a longtime resident of Edmonds, passed away peacefully at the age of 84 on Saturday, Sept. 3. Barbara Wilkinson is survived by her... — Updated 9/22/2022 Full story

Richard Waites 1947-2022

Richard (Rick) Edward Waites passed away peacefully after a brief illness on August 9, 2022, in Silverdale, Washington, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Los Angeles... — Updated 9/22/2022 Full story

Eugene Floyd Edwards 1928-2022

Eugene Floyd Edwards was born Nov. 2, 1928, in San Jose, California, to Saima and Charles Edwards. The family moved back to the Aberdeen area when Gene was young. His parents... — Updated 9/22/2022 Full story

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