Animals Section

After 30 years, Animal Control Officer Jan Magnuson is hanging up her leash

After 30 years, Animal Control Officer Jan Magnuson is hanging up her leash

After 30 years as the Des Moines Police Department’s Animal Care and Control Officer, Jan Magnuson is finally hanging up her leash and retiring. Her final day will be June 15, 2019. Jan started... [Read more]

CSI Highline: What is the status of salmon in Miller and Walker Creeks?

CSI Highline: What is the status of salmon in Miller and Walker Creeks?

Community Salmon Investigation (CSI) for Highline results are in, and all are invited to a fun-filled evening – on Thursday, Mar. 14 or Wednesday, Mar. 27 – to learn about the status of salmon and... [Read more]

An update on Des Moines Police’s new K9 ‘Dez’

An update on Des Moines Police’s new K9 ‘Dez’

An update from the Des Moines Police Department on its new K9 ‘Dez’: Des Moines Police K9 ‘Dez’ is in his third week of training in an accelerated course which consists of Dez,... [Read more]

Happy puppy ‘Dez’ is the newest Des Moines Police Officer

Happy puppy ‘Dez’ is the newest Des Moines Police Officer

By Jack Mayne He is still a puppy but he is the newest addition to the Des Moines Police Department, a young dog named ‘Dez,’ who was introduced to the Des Moines City Council at the Thursday... [Read more]

It was definitely a Happy Turkey Day for two local turkeys!

It was definitely a Happy Turkey Day for two local turkeys!

From our sister site The B-Town Blog: UPDATE: The ongoing ‘Pardon or Eat’ turkey food fundraiser is almost over, as Normandy Park residents Candace and Tay Krull share some grateful news... [Read more]

UPDATE: ‘Pardon or Dinner’ Turkey Food Drive favoring saving turkeys by 169%

UPDATE: ‘Pardon or Dinner’ Turkey Food Drive favoring saving turkeys by 169%

UPDATE: As we previously reported, Normandy Park residents Candace and Tay Krull have been holding a ‘Pardon or Eat’ food fundraiser campaign, and the latest tally favors pardoning their pet... [Read more]

6th annual FREE ‘Squid-A-Rama’ will be Saturday, Nov. 10 at MaST Center

6th annual FREE ‘Squid-A-Rama’ will be Saturday, Nov. 10 at MaST Center

The Des Moines Arts Commission and the MaST Center at Redondo will be holding their 6th annual ‘Squid-A-Rama’ on Saturday, Nov. 10. This is a fun celebration of everyone’s favorite cephalopod... [Read more]

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: Meet ‘Pepper,’ my new Service Dog!

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: Meet ‘Pepper,’ my new Service Dog!

EDITOR’S NOTE: Cass Huff is a special needs student at Mt. Rainier High School. In 2016, she was named “Citizen of the Year” by the City of Burien. Hey B-Town readers! I know I say this... [Read more]

Teen calls 911 while hiding during home invasion in Des Moines; family dog shot

Teen calls 911 while hiding during home invasion in Des Moines; family dog shot

A teen hid in a closet and called 911 during a home invasion in Des Moines on Wednesday, Feb. 21, all while ‘Rex’ the family dog fought off the intruders. The incident happened around 12:20... [Read more]

Community Salmon Investigation results are in! Come learn March 7 or 14

Community Salmon Investigation results are in! Come learn March 7 or 14

Community Salmon Investigation (CSI) for Highline results are in, and they’ll be presented at two community meetings – on Wednesday, March 7 and Wednesday, March 14. All are invited to come to... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to feed Coho Salmon in fish pen at Des Moines Marina

Volunteers needed to feed Coho Salmon in fish pen at Des Moines Marina

Volunteers are needed to help feed 30,000 Coho Salmon in the fish pen at the Des Moines Marina. Volunteers will need to commit to feeding the fish once a day for seven days in a row, from Saturday to Friday,... [Read more]

JOBS: Priceless Pet Clinic looking to hire Vet Assistant & Vet Technician

JOBS: Priceless Pet Clinic looking to hire Vet Assistant & Vet Technician

Advertiser Priceless Pet Clinic is looking to hire: Designed by Freepik Veterinary Assistant Priceless Pet Clinic is looking for a full-time Veterinary Assistant who is a team player and can bring enthusiasm... [Read more]

Area beaches closed to shellfish harvesting due to Paralytic Shellfish Poison

Area beaches closed to shellfish harvesting due to Paralytic Shellfish Poison

Paralytic Shellfish Poison (PSP) has been detected at unsafe levels in shellfish on Vashon Island and at the Des Moines Marina, and as a result, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has closed... [Read more]

Des Moines United Methodist Church holding ‘Blessing of the Pets’ this Sunday

Des Moines United Methodist Church holding ‘Blessing of the Pets’ this Sunday

Des Moines United Methodist Church will be holding its annual ‘Blessing of the Pets’ at its 9:30 a.m. Service this Sunday, Aug. 27. Owners with pets are asked to sit in front rows – left... [Read more]

Home for the Holidays means it’s time to call Sit ‘N Stay Pet Sitting!

Home for the Holidays means it’s time to call Sit ‘N Stay Pet Sitting!

Designed by Freepik Traveling “over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house” probably doesn’t include the fur-kids, but don’t worry…Brittany Shelton from Sit ’N... [Read more]

FREE ‘Squid-A-Rama’ is Saturday, Nov. 5 at the MaST Center at Redondo

FREE ‘Squid-A-Rama’ is Saturday, Nov. 5 at the MaST Center at Redondo

FREE AND FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! The annual – and FREE – ‘Squid-A-Rama’ will be at the MaST Center at Redondo this Saturday, Nov. 5, from 4– 7:30 p.m. MaST Center divers and Marine... [Read more]