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FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Fuddy-Duddy

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Fuddy-Duddy

by Dave Markwell I am approaching “old fuddy-duddy” age. Next week, I will turn 45. This seems to have happened rather suddenly, though I have no big feelings about it, except that I’m glad I made... [Read more]

Common Good Benefit Brunch will be Saturday, April 26

Common Good Benefit Brunch will be Saturday, April 26

The ‘Common Good’ Brunch will be held Saturday, April 26 at the Des Moines Activity Center, from 8:30 a.m. – Noon. Cost is $10 for Adults, $7.50 for Seniors (62 and over) and $5 for children... [Read more]

Highline Mayors update Chamber members on local economic rebound

Highline Mayors update Chamber members on local economic rebound

Story by Ralph Nichols Photos by Scott Schaefer Highline cities have weathered the recession and now their economic futures look bright, mayors of four area cities told members of the Southwest King County... [Read more]

Wastemobile coming to Des Moines Marina April 25-27

Wastemobile coming to Des Moines Marina April 25-27

The Wastemobile is coming to the Des Moines Marina the weekend of April 25-27, offering free household hazardous waste disposal to all King County and city residents. Residents can safely dispose of old... [Read more]

Residents invited to Open House on Comprehensive Plan Wednesday, April 23

Residents invited to Open House on Comprehensive Plan Wednesday, April 23

The City of Des Moines will be hosting an Open House on Wednesday, April 23 to provide an opportunity for the community to offer input on the Comprehensive Plan Review and Update. The open house will... [Read more]

Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce’s Mayor’s Luncheon is Friday

Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce’s Mayor’s Luncheon is Friday

The Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce will hold its April Membership Luncheon this Friday, April 11, at the Hilton Seattle Airport and Conference Center. The Mayors of Burien, Des Moines, SeaTac... [Read more]

Who will ‘Walk the Plank’ at April Pools Day at Mount Rainier Pool April 19?

Who will ‘Walk the Plank’ at April Pools Day at Mount Rainier Pool April 19?

Ten public officials including the mayor, police chief and a King County Councilman are teaming up this month to combat drowning in Des Moines and Normandy Park – but which one(s) will ‘Walk the... [Read more]

Highline School District will move 6th Grade to Middle School

Highline School District will move 6th Grade to Middle School

Teacher Ellen Dorr believes moving sixth grade to middle school will have a positive impact on students. The Highline School District announce Friday (April 4) that it will be moving 6th grade to Middle... [Read more]

City begins marina floor development plan

City begins marina floor development plan

by Jack Mayne The Des Moines City Council has taken the first tentative steps toward developing the city’s marina floor from a collection of older buildings, boat storage sheds and parking lots into... [Read more]

Longtime Des Moines resident Clark Snure has passed away

Longtime Des Moines resident Clark Snure has passed away

Longtime Des Moines resident Clark B. Snure passed away on Wednesday, March 26 at age 83. Clark opened a law firm in town in June of 1964, and served on the Chamber of Commerce, the Woodmont Elementary... [Read more]

Highline College seeking nominations for 2014 Distinguished Alumnus Award

Highline College seeking nominations for 2014 Distinguished Alumnus Award

Highline Community College is seeking nominations for the 2014 Distinguished Alumnus Award, which honors former Highline students who have “made significant contributions through community service,... [Read more]

City makes getting a needed document easy, relatively fast

City makes getting a needed document easy, relatively fast

by Jack Mayne The woman who had a minor car accident the other day needs a copy of the police report of the incident while a couple looking for a new home want to know how city inspections of the property... [Read more]

Breeders Theater’s ‘Tolstory’ opens April 4 at Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium

Breeders Theater’s ‘Tolstory’ opens April 4 at Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium

Breeders Theater, South King County’s premier professional theater company, returns to Des Moines in April with a new show – Tolstory. The show runs April, 4, 5, 11, 12 at 7 p.m., and April 6 and... [Read more]

Offer pending but no sale yet for Des Moines’ landmark Old Masonic Home

Offer pending but no sale yet for Des Moines’ landmark Old Masonic Home

by Jack Mayne Despite constant and varied rumors about the sale and potential uses of the Landmark Event Center, also known as the Old Masonic Home, the 88-year-old, 130,000 square foot facility and 27-acre... [Read more]

City approves master plan for Des Moines Creek Business Park

City approves master plan for Des Moines Creek Business Park

by Jack Mayne The Port of Seattle Commission is expected to approve the final contract for long-term ground leasing of the 89-acre Des Moines Creek Business Park site this month. The Des Moines City Council... [Read more]

Des Moines Yacht Club holds 57th annual Commodore’s Ball

Des Moines Yacht Club holds 57th annual Commodore’s Ball

The 57th Annual Commodore’s Ball for the Des Moines Yacht Club took its place as one of the group’s best-attended and most elegant events on March 1, 2014. Midnight Blue and white linens graced... [Read more]

Business park, housing projects brighten Des Moines future

Business park, housing projects brighten Des Moines future

by Jack Mayne The Des Moines financial malaise appears to be nearing an end with approval of the first phase of the city’s business park master plan and developers nearing actual construction of upwards... [Read more]

SW King Coalition Against Trafficking announces new educational program

SW King Coalition Against Trafficking announces new educational program

The SW King Coalition Against Trafficking (SWKCAT) – a local group aimed at stopping sex trafficking in our area – announced this week that they will be rolling out a new educational program called... [Read more]