Learn about ‘The Woodmont Dock Raid-Story of Roy Olmstead’ on Wed. May 10
Local historian/lawyer/writer Steve Edmiston (pictured, left) will present 'The Woodmont Dock Raid – Story of Roy Olmstead' at a fundraiser for the Des Moines Historical Society on Wednesday, May 10, from 7 – 9 p.m. Here's the overview of this compelling, local and historic true story (that should be made into a film!): On Thanksgiving Day, 1925, Roy Olmstead, the Northwest’s most notorious and beloved bootlegger, was captured by federal Prohibition agents on the Woodmont Dock in Des Moines. Local historian/lawyer/writer Steve Edmiston will discuss the details of what became known as “the Woodmont Dock Raid,” including: the wire-tapping of Olmstead's phones the corruption ...
Quiet Skies says Des Moines City Council failed at handling airport problems
By Jack Mayne The Des Moines Quiet Skies group has issued what can only be labeled as an extremely negative view of the City Council in what it calls a quarterly report card on the seven-member governing body (download PDF here). “This is a very poor report card, and we gave the city a heads-up that this was coming,” said Quiet Skies Puget Sound (QSPS) member Steve Edmiston. “The good news is that this is only for one single quarter, and there are definitely places where the City can immediately, substantially, and measurably improve if it wishes to do so.” ‘Antagonistic choice’ City Manager Michael ...
Bowie Vision, Cherry Cherry & more will be at 2017 Beach Park Concert Series
Concerts in the Park at Des Moines Beach Park will feature tribute bands Bowie Vision (David Bowie), Cherry Cherry (Neil Diamond), Mantra (Santana) and many others, on Wednesday nights from July 12 – Aug. 23. Bring the whole family, your camping chair, a picnic and enjoy a variety of music enjoy the sun and sunset of Puget Sound. Donations always welcome and appreciated to keep the arts alive in our beautiful city! Concert dates are on Wednesdays from 7–8:30 p.m., from July 12th – August 23rd. For more information, click here.
City of Des Moines announces intent to create ‘Aviation Advisory Committee’
The City of Des Moines on Tuesday (April 25) announced that the City Council will be voting to create an Aviation Advisory Committee to review the impacts of Sea-Tac Airport on the citizens of Des Moines. The vote will most likely take place at the council's next scheduled meeting, set for Thursday, May 11. On the eve of a community forum put on by the Quiet Skies Puget Sound group, the City said it has taken a number of actions to identify and address impacts in recent months, including contributing funds to support an airplane emissions study, retaining a lobbyist in Olympia to advocate ...
BREAKING: After 70 years, Des Moines business Furney’s Nursery is closing
After 70 years in business in Des Moines, Furney's Nursery announced on Monday, April 24 that it will be closing at the end of May. Staff from the historic nursery, located at 21215 Pacific Highway South, announced the closing on Facebook. "It is with heavy hearts that we must announce that Furney's Nursery will be closing its doors at the end of May," they said in a statement. "This includes both the wholesale and retail divisions. We are saddened to have come to the end of an era, but we will look back at our 70+ years of business with great pride!" Furney's ...
The Marine View Driver: The Blue Bucket
By Mike Smith A simple yet normal day on the Seattle Streetcars. I’m calling this article The Blue Bucket because, well because there is a blue bucket in it. I was taking a break at Panera on Broadway and a bus pulls up across the street to drop off passengers. One man gets off carrying a blue bucket—the star or our story—and removes his bicycle from the bike rack on the front of the bus. The bus pulls away and I hear a bang. Blue bucket man is banging his bucket against the side of the public garbage can. He is apparently dumping ...
Quiet Skies critical of Des Moines for passing on meeting slated for next week
By Jack Mayne The fledgling Quiet Skies Puget Sound group in Des Moines has severely criticized the city administration and its City Council over its refusal to participate in an April 26 public meeting to explore how to fight increased noise flights to and from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. City Manager Michael Matthias said in a letter that city officials and councilmembers “will be unable to attend, as we are putting our time and resources into other actions to address noise and health impacts,” and the wellbeing of Des Moines citizens “is always of paramount concern to city staff and the City Council.” While ...
Resolution recognizing ‘The Maury Island Incident’ passed in State Senate
[caption id="attachment_111574" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Sen. Keiser with the "Maury Island Incident" team: Steve Edmiston, Scott Schaefer, Shelli Park and John White, taken April 18th, 2017.[/caption] On Tuesday, April 18, the Washington State Senate passed Resolution #8648, recognizing the historic significance of 'The Maury Island Incident,' an historic UFO sighting which took place 70 years ago on June 21, 1947. The Resolution was sponsored by Sen. Karen Keiser, who represents the 33rd District, where several scenes in the locally-produced independent film were shot. In addition to commemorating one of the first UFO sightings (and "Man In Black" encounters) of the modern era, the Resolution ...
Des Moines City Council approves new $80 million Pacific Ridge Development
By Jack Mayne The latest $80 million development for the North Des Moines commercial area that will soon include the regional Federal Aviation Administration offices was unanimously approved at Thursday night's (April 13) City Council meeting. The Council also revised the city tax on a gambling facility currently under construction at the new Four Points Sheraton Hotel on Pacific Highway South. More buildings, tree saved The Council also approved a new development in the commercial area. Denise Lathrop, Des Moines planning manager, said under this plan, the city believes the Pacific Ridge Neighborhood “is envisioned to become a new urban community.” Council documents said the “redevelopment ...
Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce CEO: Why Seattle Southside?
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a regular column for South King Media, written by Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Andrea Reay: By Andrea H. Reay In 1988 the Tukwila/Sea-Tac Chamber joined with the greater Highline Chamber to form a new Chamber, the Greater Burien/Sea-Tac/Tukwila Chamber of Commerce. Less than a year later, we changed our name to the Southwest King County Chamber. We later added the communities of Des Moines and Normandy Park to our service area, and never looked back. That is, until last year, when the board and leadership agreed to broaden our reach even further with an alliance ...
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