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Beaches from Three Tree Point to Pierce County closed to shellfish harvesting

Beaches from Three Tree Point to Pierce County closed to shellfish harvesting

Screenshot from the Washington State Department of Health website showing beaches closed due to red tide. The Washington State Department of Health and Public Health – Seattle & King County High... [Read more]

The Marine View Driver: Cruising With the Chevy Celebrity (RIP)

The Marine View Driver: Cruising With the Chevy Celebrity (RIP)

In which the author finally has to send his gift horse to the glue factory. by Mike Smith Our youngest daughter used to borrow the Celebrity occasionally to go on dates with her fiancé Aaron. Several... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Sir!!!

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Sir!!!

by Dave Markwell Here is a repeat of my only column that I wish was never written…it’s the anniversary of the event that inspired the words that I wish I did not have to write… “Sir!!!” My friend... [Read more]

Spaghetti Dinner to benefit Senior Programs & Services will be Friday, Oct. 3

Spaghetti Dinner to benefit Senior Programs & Services will be Friday, Oct. 3

Save the date: Friday, Oct. 3 from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Des Moines Activity Center, 2045 S 216th Street in Des Moines! Enjoy a scrumptious dinner featuring Pasta with Marinara sauce, Meatballs, Salad,... [Read more]

Des Moines Police Department opens up new anonymous crime tip line

Des Moines Police Department opens up new anonymous crime tip line

The Des Moines Police has created an anonymous crime tip line for citizens wishing to provide information on criminal activity in the city: (206) 870-6871 “The crime tip line is an electronic voicemail... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

by Greg Wright It seems that a new Carol Burnett Show collection gets released to home video every other year. In this case—The 22-disc Ultimate Collection from Time/Life—it’s the same DVD boxed... [Read more]

“Holy Ground” Brought To The City Of Federal Way

“Holy Ground” Brought To The City Of Federal Way

by Judy Schwanke “Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and... [Read more]

Police arrest five, seize drugs, money & gun in Des Moines

Police arrest five, seize drugs, money & gun in Des Moines

The Des Moines Police Department is reporting that early Tuesday morning (Sept. 2), a tactical team from multiple jurisdictions – including the King County Sheriff’s Office – conducted a search... [Read more]

Dr. John Muramatsu nominated for magazine’s ‘Hero of the Year’ award

Dr. John Muramatsu nominated for magazine’s ‘Hero of the Year’ award

The Heroes of Conservation Awards gala is taking place Sept. 17, and Des Moines’ own Dr. John Muramatsu has been nominated for the coveted “Hero of the Year” award. Field & Stream magazine,... [Read more]

Des Moines house that ‘exploded’ Aug. 15 now classified as Arson

Des Moines house that ‘exploded’ Aug. 15 now classified as Arson

A house in the 2000 block of South 232nd Street that “exploded” on Aug. 15 has now been classified as an Arson. The original report was that a man was thrown from the roof of the home while... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

by Greg Wright “I believe television will change more in the next five years than in the last fifty,” Comcast CEO Brian Roberts said in a recent Business Week interview. So far, so good. “This... [Read more]

Camp KHAOS campers learn about ‘Pool Safely Day’ at Mount Rainier Pool

Camp KHAOS campers learn about ‘Pool Safely Day’ at Mount Rainier Pool

Contents of Pool Safely Day bags given to kids. Andy Beal teaching front float to Camp KHAOS kids. Dryland lesson – “Which floats, the rock or the beach ball?” During a regularly scheduled visit... [Read more]

The Marine View Driver: Cruising With the ’52 Chev, Part I

The Marine View Driver: Cruising With the ’52 Chev, Part I

In which the author learns to never buy a car that is older than he is… and that has blue flames. by Mike Smith Cars are like catnip to high school boys. Perhaps to girls too, but I’ve never... [Read more]

Carmen Scott honored at Des Moines City Council meeting Thursday night

Carmen Scott honored at Des Moines City Council meeting Thursday night

At Thursday night’s Des Moines City Council meeting, Mayor Dave Kaplan read Resolution No. 14-153-A into the record books, and now the paved trail running from 200th to the Pier is named for Carmen Scott…

Ribbon cut, ground broken for Des Moines Creek Business Park Thursday

Ribbon cut, ground broken for Des Moines Creek Business Park Thursday

The Port of Seattle and the City of Des Moines held a ribbon cutting and groundbreaking ceremony with Panattoni Development Company for the new 87-acrew Des Moines Creek Business Park on Thursday, Aug.... [Read more]

Normandy Park Ale House opens with a packed house, great beer & food choices

Normandy Park Ale House opens with a packed house, great beer & food choices

by Judy Schwanke Six weeks after announcing their ownership, Normandy Park Ale House has opened their doors to bring a new face to the Normandy Park Towne Center. Following a “soft launch”... [Read more]

Around 500 free backpacks and other goodies given out at ‘Back to School Fair’

Around 500 free backpacks and other goodies given out at ‘Back to School Fair’

A “Back-to-School Fair” was held at Steven J. Underwood Park in Des Moines on Thursday, Aug. 7, where some 500 free backpacks were given out to local, low-income students. The backpacks were filled... [Read more]

Frank Ferrante returns from Australia with more of Groucho Marx

Frank Ferrante returns from Australia with more of Groucho Marx

by T.M. Sell Frank Ferrante was afraid. Every actor with a pulse is a little afraid before going on stage, but it’s a kind of fear and excitement and adrenaline that most use to drive their performances.... [Read more]