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Longtime, deeply-involved, beloved resident Carmen Scott passes away

Longtime, deeply-involved, beloved resident Carmen Scott passes away

Sadly, longtime, deepy-involved Des Moines resident, city councilmember, Realtor, photographer and local historian Carmen Scott passed away on Thanksgiving night…

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Post-Thanksgiving chill coming!

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Post-Thanksgiving chill coming!

Press “Play” button to hear live weather info. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Good morning and Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Only a single day after we enjoy our family’s... [Read more]

The Marine View Driver: Bringing Ya’ll Up to Date on the 1993 Buick Century

The Marine View Driver: Bringing Ya’ll Up to Date on the 1993 Buick Century

In which the author writes about actual current events. by Mike Smith Sandy and I have a reoccurring pattern in our lives. It has been a decades-long unbroken chain supplying us with the wheels we need... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Richard Sherman’s Very Quiet Season

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Richard Sherman’s Very Quiet Season

Yeah, the ‘Hawks are big news. Expectations are high, and everyone’s paying attention… including the national media. But every week it seems like there’s some key issue that’s... [Read more]

City of Des Moines wants your help – take an online survey

City of Des Moines wants your help – take an online survey

The City of Des Moines wants to build a shared vision for the future, and are asking residents to help direct the Comprehensive Plan Update by giving feedback via an online survey. The Comprehensive... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: Nature’s not-so-subtle reminder – week/weekend outlook

WEATHER GEEK: Nature’s not-so-subtle reminder – week/weekend outlook

Press “Play” button to hear live weather info. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek We’ve stepped into the week before Thanksgiving, and nature’s here to remind us what... [Read more]

Law enforcement exercises to be held on Des Moines waterfront on Nov. 25

Law enforcement exercises to be held on Des Moines waterfront on Nov. 25

On Tuesday Nov. 25, the King County Sheriff’s Office TAC 30 team (the department’s tactical unit) will be hosting a multi-agency maritime operations exercise in the area of the Des Moines waterfront,... [Read more]

Bridge over Saltwater State Park to be closed until April for seismic retrofit

Bridge over Saltwater State Park to be closed until April for seismic retrofit

The bridge over Saltwater State Park – on Marine View Drive from S. 252nd Street – will be closed for a seismic retrofit project until at least the end of April, 2015. This construction project will... [Read more]

The Marine View Driver: Crossing the Border with the Datsun B-210

The Marine View Driver: Crossing the Border with the Datsun B-210

In which the author once again finds that the car does not make the man. (Or does it? Hmmm…) by Mike Smith When we had been married for a few years and had a new one-year old daughter, we needed... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Those Obnoxious Endzone Celebrations

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Those Obnoxious Endzone Celebrations

Yeah, the ‘Hawks are big news. Expectations are high, and everyone’s paying attention… including the national media. But every week it seems like there’s some key issue that’s... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: People we love…

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: People we love…

by Dave Markwell This morning one of my wonderfully goofy 6 am CrossFit girls made me love her. When she looked at me with hope and fear as she asked if we could play her iPod during the workout, I was... [Read more]

Interested in Volunteering at the MaST Center? Orientation meeting is Saturday

Interested in Volunteering at the MaST Center? Orientation meeting is Saturday

Interested in becoming a Volunteer Interpreter at the MaST Center? Enjoy working with animals or want to learn how? Not afraid to get your hands wet? Want to learn about the life and environment of the... [Read more]

Man shot, killed in Des Moines Wednesday morning

Man shot, killed in Des Moines Wednesday morning

A man was shot and killed on in the 20100 block of Des Moines Memorial Drive Wednesday morning just before 10 a.m. (Nov. 12), according to the Des Moines Police Department. Police say that an altercation... [Read more]

The Marine View Driver: Rebuilding the 1976 Dodge Dart

The Marine View Driver: Rebuilding the 1976 Dodge Dart

In which the author boldly declares, “YOU do it yourself. I’m hiring it out.” by Mike Smith When we started our family my mom practically gave us her Dodge dart. Prior to this we had... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Offensive Line the ‘Hawks “Weakest Link”?

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Offensive Line the ‘Hawks “Weakest Link”?

Yeah, the ‘Hawks are big news. Expectations are high, and everyone’s paying attention… including the national media. But every week it seems like there’s some key issue that’s... [Read more]

ELECTION: School Bond reaches 58%, but district concedes that it will fail

ELECTION: School Bond reaches 58%, but district concedes that it will fail

King County Elections released the sixth round of results for Tuesday’s general election on Friday afternoon (Nov. 7), and the Highline School District Bond, while breaking the 58% barrier, will likely... [Read more]

Utility taxes increased to 8 percent by Des Moines City Council

Utility taxes increased to 8 percent by Des Moines City Council

by Jack Mayne To help balance the city budget, the Des Moines City Council increased taxes on utilities to 8 percent at Thursday night’s session (Nov. 6). Approved unanimously were 2 percent increases... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Disney Has a Hit on Their Hands with <i>Big Hero 6</i>

Past the Popcorn: Disney Has a Hit on Their Hands with Big Hero 6

by Jeff Walls Jake Gyllenhaal is quickly becoming one of our better actors.  After bursting onto the scene in 2001’s indie cult hit Donnie Darko, Gyllenhaal earned his first and (so far) only Oscar... [Read more]