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PHOTOS: Wheels & Keels Brings Classics in Wood and Metal to Des Moines Marina

PHOTOS: Wheels & Keels Brings Classics in Wood and Metal to Des Moines Marina

It was a little gray and cool compared to our recent weather, but that didn’t stop folks from making their way to Des Moines today. The draw on day three of this year’s Waterland Festival was... [Read more]

PHOTOS: 55th Annual Waterland Parade celebrates Summer in Des Moines

PHOTOS: 55th Annual Waterland Parade celebrates Summer in Des Moines

This past Saturday, July 19, 2014 the Waterland Parade took over downtown Des Moines in what has become a favorite summertime tradition. In its 55th year the parade featured crowd favorites Seafair Pirates... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Mid-Sound Summer Social kicks off six weeks of “Relaxed Racing”

PHOTOS: Mid-Sound Summer Social kicks off six weeks of “Relaxed Racing”

The Three Tree Point Yacht Club kicked off their 2014 Mid-Sound Summer Social racing series this past Thursday evening under beautiful blue skies just outside of the Des Moines Marina. This annual racing... [Read more]

King Co. Councilmember Upthegrove delivers ‘retired’ van to Des Moines Parks

King Co. Councilmember Upthegrove delivers ‘retired’ van to Des Moines Parks

Councilmember Upthegrove hands over keys to Des Moines Mayor Dave Kaplan. On Thursday (July 10), Metropolitan King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove handed over the keys of an eight-passenger van to... [Read more]

PODCAST: Learn about Blues & Brews artists ‘The Curtis Hammond Band’

PODCAST: Learn about Blues & Brews artists ‘The Curtis Hammond Band’

The 5th annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival is coming up on Saturday, Aug. 23, with a day filled with local blues together with a variety of fine brews from local breweries. This event is the... [Read more]

Highline School Board extends contract with Dr. Susan Enfield through 2017

Highline School Board extends contract with Dr. Susan Enfield through 2017

The Highline School Board unanimously approved a contract extension for Superintendent Susan Enfield at its regular meeting on Wednesday, July 9. Dr. Enfield’s contract now runs through 2017, coinciding... [Read more]

Highline College Foundation receives donations for MaST Center

Highline College Foundation receives donations for MaST Center

Highline College’s Marine Science and Technology Center (MaST) recently received two generous donations to support their annual “Summer on the Sound” Marine Science Camp. Totem Ocean Trailer Express... [Read more]

No marijuana store will open in Des Moines – at least for now

No marijuana store will open in Des Moines – at least for now

by Jack Mayne There will be no immediate retail marijuana store opening in Des Moines because the top-ranking applicant has not sought any of the necessary city permits for tenant improvements or for a... [Read more]

Benefit screening of local UFO film ‘The Maury Island Incident’ will be Aug. 1

Benefit screening of local UFO film ‘The Maury Island Incident’ will be Aug. 1

A benefit screening of the locally-produced UFO film “The Maury Island Incident” for Discover Burien will take place on Friday night, Aug. 1 at the Tin Theater in Burien, starting at 7 p.m. “The... [Read more]

Historic MV Lotus yacht will be docked at Marina for Waterland Festival July 17-20

Historic MV Lotus yacht will be docked at Marina for Waterland Festival July 17-20

In celebration of the upcoming Waterland Festival, the historic MV Lotus yacht will be docked at the Des Moines Marina July 17-20, offering Dockside Tours from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. According to the... [Read more]

Des Moines Food Bank’s Summer Meals program begins for local kids

Des Moines Food Bank’s Summer Meals program begins for local kids

The summer meals program has developed over the past five years in response to the high need for food among children in our area. Two out of three students in our local elementary schools qualify for the... [Read more]

A ‘Perfect Day’ is coming to Des Moines on Saturday, July 19!

A ‘Perfect Day’ is coming to Des Moines on Saturday, July 19!

WHEN: Saturday, July 19, 2014 Beginning at 8:30 a.m. with the Waterland Summer 5k Fun Run that winds through the wonderful Des Moines waterfront and up the serene Des Moines Creek Trail and returning... [Read more]

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]