Featured Stories Section

The 5th annual Des Moines Rotary Blues & Brews Fest will be Saturday, Aug. 23

The 5th annual Des Moines Rotary Blues & Brews Fest will be Saturday, Aug. 23

For the fifth year in a row – on Saturday, Aug. 23 – people from around Western Washington and beyond will be flocking to the shores of Puget Sound at the Des Moines Beach Park to savor tasty licks... [Read more]

Highline Community College will revert to its original name: Highline College

Highline Community College will revert to its original name: Highline College

At its meeting Thursday (June 12), the Highline Community College Board of Trustees voted unanimously to change the name of Highline Community College, returning the institution to its original name of... [Read more]

New street lights will save Des Moines taxpayers $45,000 a year

New street lights will save Des Moines taxpayers $45,000 a year

by Jack Mayne Des Moines city officials expect to save over $45,000 a year by replacing the city’s 1,021 street lights more energy efficient LED lights, a move communities all over King County and the... [Read more]

6-year old Moses Stevens named honorary Chief of Des Moines Police Department

6-year old Moses Stevens named honorary Chief of Des Moines Police Department

A 6-year old boy named Moses Stevens – who was recently diagnosed with leukemia – has been named the honorary Chief of the Des Moines Police Department, and the department is seeking donations. “He... [Read more]

Port of Seattle approves lease for 87-acre Des Moines Creek Business Park

Port of Seattle approves lease for 87-acre Des Moines Creek Business Park

The Port of Seattle Commission on Tuesday (June 10) gave final approval to a lease for developing the 87-acre Des Moines Creek Business Park, which is projected to create over 1,600 new jobs. The approved... [Read more]

Your Des Moines Farmers Market staff is trained to handle emergencies

Your Des Moines Farmers Market staff is trained to handle emergencies

On a recent Saturday morning, more than 12 people participated in the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market CPR/AED training class held at the South King Fire & Rescue’s Des Moines Station 67. At... [Read more]

‘Born to be Wild’? Former members of Steppenwolf to perform on 4th of July

‘Born to be Wild’? Former members of Steppenwolf to perform on 4th of July

Former members of Steppenwolf and Pegasus will be performing a live concert before the 4th of July fireworks at Des Moines Beach Park, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting scholarships for local... [Read more]

The 55th Waterland Festival will return as a 3-day event from July 18 – 20!

The 55th Waterland Festival will return as a 3-day event from July 18 – 20!

Now in its 55th year, the Des Moines Waterland Festival (presented by Destination Des Moines) is returning as a 3-day event jam-packed with family fun! The festival will be held the weekend of July 18-20,... [Read more]

New Des Moines Marina project will take three to five years to finish

New Des Moines Marina project will take three to five years to finish

by Jack Mayne It will be three to five years to complete the waterfront marina project, the developer said two months after the Des Moines City Council approved the outline of the project. At the March... [Read more]

Rotary Club of Des Moines presents check for $13,236 to Highline Music4Life

Rotary Club of Des Moines presents check for $13,236 to Highline Music4Life

On Wednesday (May 21), the Rotary Club of Des Moines presented Highline Music4Life a check in the amount of $13,236 from the proceeds of the 2013 Poverty Bay Blues and Brews Festival. Highline Music4Life... [Read more]

Des Moines Police seeking public’s help solving shooting incident

Des Moines Police seeking public’s help solving shooting incident

Des Moines Police are seeking the public’s help solving a shooting incident that took place Monday night (May 12) around 7 p.m. in the area of South 218th Street and 29th Ave South. Police say that... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Des Moines Dollars for Scholars Celebrates 2014 Winners

PHOTOS: Des Moines Dollars for Scholars Celebrates 2014 Winners

This past Wednesday evening, May 7 the Des Moines Dollars for Scholars held their reception for their 2014 scholarship winners at the Des Moines Activity Center. This annual event celebrates local students... [Read more]

There are two retail pot sales candidates in Des Moines

There are two retail pot sales candidates in Des Moines

by Jack Mayne The recent Washington State Liquor Control Board lottery for a license to run the single retail store allotted to Des Moines has produced two candidates. They are, in order of their ranking: Greenside... [Read more]

Welcome our latest innovation: our own 24/7 ‘Puget Sound Weather Geek’!

Welcome our latest innovation: our own 24/7 ‘Puget Sound Weather Geek’!

Press PLAY for live streaming video by the Puget Sound Weather Geek! We’re proud to introduce our latest innovation – our own hyperlocal weatherperson, the Puget Sound Weather Geek (aka Chris... [Read more]

Festival Premieres announced for local UFO film ‘The Maury Island Incident’

Festival Premieres announced for local UFO film ‘The Maury Island Incident’

The Seattle International Film Festival (“SIFF”) will host the North American premiere for locally-produced film “The Maury Island Incident” on Sunday, May 25, and the film will screen as an opening... [Read more]

Des Moines Police disarm and arrest burglary suspect Thursday

Des Moines Police disarm and arrest burglary suspect Thursday

Thursday morning (April 24) Des Moines Police apprehended, disarmed and arrested a burglar at the Harbor Gate Apartments (2465 S. Kent Des Moines Road), finding a stolen gun on him that was taken from... [Read more]

Mother’s Day Weekend at PowellsWood

Mother’s Day Weekend at PowellsWood

A great garden brings people together; visit PowellsWood Garden this Mother’s Day weekend, May 10-11, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with your mother or child and share the magic of this remarkable... [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]