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Former Police Chief Delgado gets new gig as Director of Emergency Management

Former Police Chief Delgado gets new gig as Director of Emergency Management

One of the major challenges that has been identified by the City of Des Moines as critical and in need of improvement is planning for an emergency and emergency management preparedness, and on Tuesday... [Read more]

Former Kent Police Chief Ken Thomas to take over as Des Moines’ new Chief

Former Kent Police Chief Ken Thomas to take over as Des Moines’ new Chief

Des Moines City Manager Michael Matthias announced on Tuesday, May 15 that the city has reached an agreement with former Kent Police Chief Ken Thomas to serve as the new Police Chief for Des Moines. Thomas... [Read more]

Memorial Day Celebration will be at Underwood Memorial Park Mon., May 28

Memorial Day Celebration will be at Underwood Memorial Park Mon., May 28

A Memorial Day Celebration “like never before” is planned for the City of Des Moines on Monday, May 28 at Underwood Memorial Park. This event will run from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. near the park’s... [Read more]

Mount Rainier High School celebrates successful musicians

Mount Rainier High School celebrates successful musicians

Mount Rainier High School is celebrating its saxophone quintet – Matthew Benedict, Nghia Nguyen, Liem Nguyen, Ian Benedict, and Jessica Kleebauer – who qualified for the Washington Music Educators’s... [Read more]

Recology prices could be endangered by China’s halting import of recyclables

Recology prices could be endangered by China’s halting import of recyclables

By Jack Mayne The trash and recycling service is being impacted by the decision by China to halt importing many recyclables, and that could have a future impact on its service prices to Des Moines residents.... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber’s ‘State of our Cities’ luncheon will be Friday, June 8

Seattle Southside Chamber’s ‘State of our Cities’ luncheon will be Friday, June 8

The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce will be holding its ‘State of our Cities Luncheon’ (formerly known as the Annual Mayors’ Luncheon) in partnership with the cities of Burien, Des... [Read more]

Police diffuse dangerous situation, safely transport man with sword to hospital

Police diffuse dangerous situation, safely transport man with sword to hospital

On Saturday, May 5 at around 10:30 a.m., Des Moines Police Officers were dispatched to a suspicious subject in the 27200 block of 16th Ave South (map below). Police say that the adult male in question... [Read more]

Big Picture Senior’s ‘Low Tide Music Festival’ coming to Beach Park June 2

Big Picture Senior’s ‘Low Tide Music Festival’ coming to Beach Park June 2

Poster by Anna Moore As his Senior Project, Big Picture High School student Alex Heindel is producing the ‘Low Tide Music Festival,’ an all ages, FREE music festival in the Des Moines Beach... [Read more]

Give BIG so that local Elementary School students can Shine Bright

Give BIG so that local Elementary School students can Shine Bright

By Katalia Alexander The bell rings at 1:40 p.m., and students flood the halls of Hazel Valley Elementary School, eager to get home and enjoy the weekend. For twenty students however, the day isn’t... [Read more]

Marina paid parking fears have not materialized despite ‘overwhelming number’ of vehicles

Marina paid parking fears have not materialized despite ‘overwhelming number’ of vehicles

By Jack Mayne Concerns that paid parking at the Des Moines Marina would cause unintended problems have turned out wrong as few have happened and some concerns have actually lessened. The Council was also... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: <i>Small Business Week</i>

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: Small Business Week

Small Business Week By Andrea H. Reay CEO/President Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce Our Chamber of Commerce is proud to celebrate “Small Business Week” with the U.S. Small Business Administration.... [Read more]

Council expresses support of efforts to redraw Highline School boundaries

Council expresses support of efforts to redraw Highline School boundaries

By Jack Mayne After Highline School District officials explained that efforts to produce a new school boundaries decision that would meet as many objections and suggestions as possible, the Des Moines... [Read more]

Burien’s Quiet Skies Coalition vows to continue fight against airplane noise

Burien’s Quiet Skies Coalition vows to continue fight against airplane noise

A crowd of around 120 concerned residents gathered in the multipurpose room of Gregory Heights Elementary School in Burien on Tuesday night, April 24, to hear updates from the Quiet Skies Coalition…

It’s official – PCC Community Markets to open Burien store Wed., May 23

It’s official – PCC Community Markets to open Burien store Wed., May 23

PCC Community Markets (PCC) announced Tuesday that it will be opening its new Burien store on Wedneday, May 23, 2018. The new store will be the first for PCC that’s located south of Seattle. Located... [Read more]

Mt. Rainier High basketball star Brittany McPhee signs with Seattle Storm

Mt. Rainier High basketball star Brittany McPhee signs with Seattle Storm

Stanford, CA – January 12, 2018: Stanford Women’s Basketball wins over Washington State 70-57 at Maples Pavilion. Photo by Bob Drebin/ISIPhotos.com Normandy Park native Brittany McPhee –... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: <i>Elevate NW</i>

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: Elevate NW

Elevate NW By Andrea H. Reay CEO/President Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce The Northwest’s history is one of innovators, artists, and entrepreneurs – dreaming big and working hard. The values... [Read more]

Council hears from citizens’ committee on changes to school boundaries

Council hears from citizens’ committee on changes to school boundaries

By Jack Mayne The Des Moines City Council at their Thursday (April 12) meeting unanimously approved placing a resolution on its April 26th agenda objecting to a Highline School District proposal to change... [Read more]

Car takes dive, crashes into TL SEA Diving in Des Moines early Fri. morning

Car takes dive, crashes into TL SEA Diving in Des Moines early Fri. morning

South King Fire is reporting that a car crashed into TL SEA Diving (an Advertiser) in Des Moines Friday morning around 4:30 a.m. While the driver of the car was not injured, the building suffered – perhaps... [Read more]

Earth Day Celebration will be at Saltwater State Park on Sunday, April 22

Earth Day Celebration will be at Saltwater State Park on Sunday, April 22

An Earth Day Celebration will be held on Sunday, April 22 at Saltwater State Park in Des Moines. Earth Day is a time to enjoy the wonders of nature, and Saltwater State Park is providing a “Free... [Read more]

Des Moines drafting new ordinance to allow low powered cell network expansion

Des Moines drafting new ordinance to allow low powered cell network expansion

By Jack Mayne The Des Moines City Council was briefed at a study session Thursday (April 5) on city legislation being drafted to allow the expansion of new low-powered cellular networks that will provide... [Read more]