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Expect long wait times for vehicles boarding a ferry

Hundreds of thousands of people will be dashing through the Sound on a crowded state ferry over the next several days. People driving onto a vessel should plan for long wait times as many travelers... Full story


Woman seriously injured in Edmonds motel fire

A woman was seriously injured in fire at an Edmonds motel Friday, Dec. 21. Dispatchers received multiple 911 calls at 11:53 a.m. reporting the fire at the St. Frances Motel in the 23900 block of Highway 99. According to South County Fire, Responding... Full story


Recreation Supervisor Todd Cort is city’s Employee of the Year

Recreation Supervisor Todd Cort was voted the City of Edmonds’ 2018 Employee of the Year by his colleagues. The award was announced by Mayor Dave Earling at the City’s annual holiday brunch at... Full story


Keep people and pets safe by keeping wild coyotes wild

Coyotes become more visible in the fall and winter as young animals search for new territories and vegetative cover becomes less dense. These shy predators make excellent neighbors by keeping rodent... Full story


The holiday spirit is alive in Edmonds | Mayor's Corner

Last Sunday late afternoon, my wife and I stopped at Scott's restaurant at the county line for an early dinner. I suspected the Seahawk crowd would have dissipated and there would be available...


Saving the marsh: Extinction is forever | Guest View

The Edmonds City Council did the right thing in funding the Edmonds Marsh restoration project. It is imperative and urgent that this funding and impetus happen now, while we still have salmon and...


Senior Center shooting suspect released from jail

UPDATE According to the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office, the 21-year-old shooting suspect was released from Snohomish County Jail, and law enforcement is continuing to investigate this incident...


Christmas popcorn; he said, he said | Letters to the Editor

C-4 and popcorn: A Christmas story from Vietnam In 1967, our unit, 1st Squadron of the 11th Armored Cavalry, was dug in for the Christmas truce. We were in a fire support base close to the Cambodian border. I won’t give you my thoughts on truces in...


Knit one, purl one, think more | Moment's Notice

I am learning how to knit. More precisely, my friend Heidi is teaching me how to knit. For someone like me, who has never had a hand/brain-coordinating hobby before, this is an interesting foray into...


Churches brighten holidays for 190 families

On Dec. 8, 190 families visited the Toy Shop for needy families sponsored by the Edmonds Unitarian Congregation and Trinity Lutheran Church. Donations of toys, games, and gift cards were provided by... Full story


Boy Scouts will be recycling Christmas trees in Edmonds

Help support your community’s scout troops 2017 activities by properly recycling your Christmas tree. Local Boy Scout troops are gearing up for their annual Christmas tree recycling operation. Here are the scheduled times for drop-off locations in...


Holiday music at the Edmonds market

Edmonds-Woodway sophomores Sophie Sinnett, left, Hunter De Leon and Evan Grey perform holiday turns for shoppers at the fourth annual Edmonds Holiday Market on Saturday, Dec. 15. You have one more...


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