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Here’s the list of candidates who have filed to run for Des Moines City Council

Here’s the list of candidates who have filed to run for Des Moines City Council

The deadline to file for running for office in the August 6, 2019 primary election has passed, and here is the most recent list of candidates who have filed for office. The top two vote-getters for each... [Read more]

Des Moines’ iconic dive bar Yardarm Pub will be closing for good June 1

Des Moines’ iconic dive bar Yardarm Pub will be closing for good June 1

Des Moines’ historic, 47-year old Yardarm Pub & Broiler, located at 812 S. 230th Street, will be closing its doors for the last time on June 1, 2019, according to a Facebook post. The property... [Read more]

Iconic new Marinascope dedicated at Des Moines’ South Marina Park

Iconic new Marinascope dedicated at Des Moines’ South Marina Park

Artist George C. Scott at Saturday’s unveiling of his Marinascope sculpture. Saturday’s (May 11) dedication of internationally renowned glass artist George C. Scott’s latest artwork came,... [Read more]

Upthegrove successfully removes Dick’s Drive-in site from consideration

Upthegrove successfully removes Dick’s Drive-in site from consideration

An amendment proposed by Sound Transit Board Member Dave Upthegrove was adopted by the Sound Transit System Expansion Committee on Thursday, May 9, 2019, removing the Kent Dick’s Drive-in site from future... [Read more]

Ready for baseball? Highline Bears season opener will be Saturday, June 1!

Ready for baseball? Highline Bears season opener will be Saturday, June 1!

The Highline Bears summer collegiate baseball team plans for a summer full of entertainment and fun, with the 2019 season opening game set for Saturday, June 1 at Mel Olson Stadium in White Center. The... [Read more]

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: Cass performs at the ‘More Music at the Moore’ program

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: Cass performs at the ‘More Music at the Moore’ program

EDITOR’S NOTE: Cassidy 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’ve had... [Read more]

Walk the halls of the old Des Moines Elementary one last time on Sat., June 1

Walk the halls of the old Des Moines Elementary one last time on Sat., June 1

All are invited to a farewell Open House on Saturday, June 1 for the current Des Moines Elementary building, which has been a school since 1925, Highline Public Schools announced: “You are welcome... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Take a tour through the new Des Moines Elementary School

PHOTOS: Take a tour through the new Des Moines Elementary School

Courtesy Highline Public Schools comes this photo tour of the new, still under construction Des Moines Elementary School located at 23801 16th Ave South. With passage of the 2016 bond, this new, 700-student... [Read more]

Mayor, Council strongly support City Manager pay raise despite social media flak

Mayor, Council strongly support City Manager pay raise despite social media flak

Mayor Matt Pina By Jack Mayne City Manager Michael Matthias’s pay raise got unanimous Des Moines City Council approval Thursday night (April 11) as Mayor Matt Pina defended the action after a minor storm... [Read more]

After 23 years, Patrice Thorell is leaving a lasting legacy for Des Moines

After 23 years, Patrice Thorell is leaving a lasting legacy for Des Moines

Patrice Thorell, right, helping local Artist George C. Scott with his new ‘Marinascope.’ By Scott Schaefer Patrice Thorell, who retired as the Director of Parks, Recreation and Senior Services... [Read more]

UPDATE: Progress being made on renovation of historic Des Moines Theater

UPDATE: Progress being made on renovation of historic Des Moines Theater

At top, a rendering of what the renovated Des Moines Theater will look like when completed. Below, the theater circa 1948. If you’ve noticed construction work and busy workers around the historic... [Read more]

Mt. Rainier High Orchestra and Band Musicians advance to State Contest

Mt. Rainier High Orchestra and Band Musicians advance to State Contest

Photo by Mari Tamura. Congratulations to the Mount Rainier High School Band & Orchestra at the Soundview Region Solo and Ensemble Contest – Saturday, March 9, 2019 was an exciting day!  The winners... [Read more]

Des Moines Council upgrades zoning to better control mental health facilities

Des Moines Council upgrades zoning to better control mental health facilities

By Jack Mayne The Des Moines City Council has unanimously approved changes in the city’s ordinance that would allow them to control any potential “enhanced service facilities” (ESF) or mental health... [Read more]

Suspect wanted in connection with fatal shooting at football game arrested

Suspect wanted in connection with fatal shooting at football game arrested

Des Moines Police on Thursday, Feb. 28 announced that William Oliver Holly – the suspect wanted in connection with the fatal Thanksgiving, 2018 shooting of 21-year old Leuea Loto – has been taken into... [Read more]

VIDEO: North Hill package theft suspect caught by Des Moines Police

VIDEO: North Hill package theft suspect caught by Des Moines Police

From the Des Moines Police Department: Package theft happens in a blink of an eye. Watch this video as it captures a package theft on the North Hill of Des Moines on Monday night, Feb. 25: Residents called... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber: <i>Be Prepared</I>

Seattle Southside Chamber: Be Prepared

Be Prepared By Andrea H. Reay CEO/President Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce “Be prepared,” the scout motto used around the world since 1907, is more than just good advice. It can save your life... [Read more]