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Volunteers needed to serve on 2015 Parks, Rec & Senior Services committee

Volunteers needed to serve on 2015 Parks, Rec & Senior Services committee

The City of Des Moines is looking for volunteers to serve on the 2015 Des Moines Ad Hoc Parks, Recreation and Senior Services Master Plan Citizen Advisory Committee. Public involvement is required and... [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]

LETTER: ‘Disappointed in incompetence and laziness … by Des Moines PD’

LETTER: ‘Disappointed in incompetence and laziness … by Des Moines PD’

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] Good Afternoon, I am writing to share with... [Read more]

Warren Bonus selected as Honorary Grand Marshal for Waterland Parade

Warren Bonus selected as Honorary Grand Marshal for Waterland Parade

In recognition of his many years of service to the Des Moines Community, Warren Bonus has been selected as the 2014 Waterland Parade Honorary Grand Marshal. Mr. Bonus has been a part of the Des Moines... [Read more]

LETTER: Des Moines Mayor Dave Kaplan upset with Comcast customer service

LETTER: Des Moines Mayor Dave Kaplan upset with Comcast customer service

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following letter was published on Des Moines Mayor Dave Kaplan's Facebook page; we have received permission to post it here. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland... [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]

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]

REMINDER: Fireworks are illegal in the City of Des Moines

REMINDER: Fireworks are illegal in the City of Des Moines

The Des Moines Police Department would like to remind everyone that as outlined by Des Moines Municipal Code the possession and use of “Fireworks” within the City limits of Des Moines is prohibited: 9.42.030... [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]

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]

Highline Public School Board votes to place bond measure on Nov. 4 ballot

Highline Public School Board votes to place bond measure on Nov. 4 ballot

The Highline Public School Board voted this week to place a school construction bond to repair or replace deteriorating schools and ease overcrowding on the Nov. 4, 2014 ballot. If approved, the bond would: Rebuild... [Read more]

Farmers Market posters presented to Des Moines City Councilmembers

Farmers Market posters presented to Des Moines City Councilmembers

At the Des Moines City Council Meeting on May 22, the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market presented to the Mayor and Council Members framed posters of their first 8 years of doing business. The posters... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools Board to vote on Bond Measure June 4

Highline Public Schools Board to vote on Bond Measure June 4

A bond to fund construction of four schools and make critical improvements districtwide was proposed to the Highline Public Schools Board at its May 28 meeting; the board will vote on June 4 whether to... [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]

Meet the finalists for Des Moines Assistant City Manager on Wed., May 28

Meet the finalists for Des Moines Assistant City Manager on Wed., May 28

The public is invited to meet the finalists for the Des Moines Assistant City Manager at a reception hosted by the City on Wednesday, May 28, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Des Moines Activity Center,... [Read more]