Edmonds College to offer bachelor’s degree in IT application development this fall

Edmonds College will launch its Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Information Technology – Application Development (BAS-ITAD) this fall. Applications are being accepted now through Sept. 4. “The BAS-ITAD program will cultivate astute software developers who have mastered the skills they need to be competitive in our region’s tech industry,” said Edmonds College President Dr….

Letter to the editor: Time to make council meetings more efficient and professional

Editor: The goodwill and extensive investment of time between and during city council meetings are recognized. As it is near a full-time job, city councilmembers deserve more money; however, the economic times are not right. It is natural to learn while working, especially in elected positions.  Even for the councilmembers who have been in office…

Thad Hovis named new South County Fire chief

The South County Fire Board of Commissioners has selected Thad Hovis to serve as Fire Chief of the regional fire authority. Hovis was sworn-in during the board’s Aug. 5 virtual meeting via teleconference. A 25-year fire service veteran, Hovis has been serving as interim fire chief since the retirement of Fire Chief Doug Dahl at…

Welcome new advertiser, Stranded by the Sea

Stranded by the Sea is a local independent yarn shop in the Edmonds Creative District, conveniently located at Salish Crossing by the ferry holding area. They offer natural yarn and fiber arts supplies, emphasizing local, sustainable, and artisan quality materials. The shop features a variety of yarns, patterns, and kits to make lovely and fun…

Incumbents ahead in early primary returns for 21st, 32nd District legislative races

Incumbents were leading the way in early returns released Tuesday for state legislative races on the primary election ballot. The top two advance to the general election in November. Here are the results so far: State Legislative District 21, which includes parts of Lynnwood and Edmonds State Representative Position 1 incumbent Strom Peterson received 58%…

Annual PAWSwalk goes virtual with 21-day challenge Aug. 9-29

Amid the pandemic, the 29th annual PAWSwalk is looking different but the goal remains the same — raise funds for the thousands of homeless, injured and orphaned dogs, cats and wild animals cared for at PAWS facilities in Lynnwood and Seattle. “We’re in the midst of our busy baby season when we receive kittens, puppies…

Main topic of weekly COVID-19 briefing? Boeing’s future in Snohomish County

The COVID-19 impact on Boeing’s future in Snohomish County topped the county’s coronavirus briefing Tuesday. Boeing has already announced it will cut back 787 production in Everett from 10 Dreamliners a month to six a month next year. Here are the key numbers on Boeing’s economic impact in the county: 30,000 employees at the Everett…

Letter to the editor: A defund disaster in Seattle — and what it means for Edmonds

Editor: Seattle Councilmember Dan Strauss recently said in a July 13 Twitter video that “defunding the police does not mean decreasing public safety, in fact it means increasing public safety.” However, all of the data that we have on this issue shows the exact opposite. In Minneapolis where they voted to abolish the police department,…

College Place MS educator wins presidential award for excellence in math, science teaching

College Place Middle School teacher Amy Peterson was recently named a recipient of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). PAEMST awards are the nation’s highest honors for teachers of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and/or computer science. Two educators are recognized per state. The other Washington state recipient was a teacher…

Anthony’s Seafood Truck in Edmonds Aug. 5

Anthony’s Seafood Truck is heading to Edmonds on Wednesday, Aug. 5 and will be parked across the street from Anthony’s HomePort and Beach Cafe — at 456 Admiral Way — from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., or until supplies last. Seafood and meat will be available for the public to purchase and take home to prepare. Here’s…

Edmonds Chamber board commits to raising next $35K for ‘Hero’ campaign

The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce has already raised one-third of the $100,000 goal for its Edmonds Kind of Hero fundraising campaign — and now chamber board members have committed to raising the next third of the total required to save the Edmonds Chamber. “A great Chamber of Commerce is one of the pillars of a great…

Online registration for Edmonds School District students extended to Aug. 7

The deadline for online back-to-school registration for Edmonds School District students has been extended to Aug. 7. The district’s Back-to-School Consortium is also assisting families in need by providing registered K-12 students with free school supplies. Register online on the district website.

COVID-19 update for Aug. 3, 2020: Global, national and state perspective

The coronavirus pandemic continues to rage across the world. Cases now surpass 18 million while deaths approach 700,000, with no letup in sight. The United States continues to lead the other nations of the world in total COVID case numbers and deaths. The following map from Johns Hopkins University provides the latest statistics as of…

Drive-thru COVID-19 testing to continue this week at McColllum Park

The Snohomish Health District announced on Monday that it will continue drive-thru testing this week at McCollum Park, 600 128th St. S.E. in Everett. Online registration is now open at www.snohd.org/drive-thru-testing, with appointments for this week starting Tuesday, Aug. 4. Testing is expected to remain at McCollum Park through the end of this week. The…

Edmonds Restaurant Guide: What’s open during Phase 2

Edmonds Local Food Services during Phase 2 (updated Aug. 3, 2020) Business Address Phone Services 407 Coffee house 407 Main Street 425-921-6147 Dine-in, takeout, and delivery 5 Corners Teriyaki 8410 Main Street 425-774-5775 Takeout by phone; third party delivery 85 Degree Bakery 22611 76th Ave W 425-670-3085 Takeout American Brewing 180 Dayton St, Ste 102…