Science Section

CSI Highline: What is the status of salmon in Miller and Walker Creeks?

CSI Highline: What is the status of salmon in Miller and Walker Creeks?

Community Salmon Investigation (CSI) for Highline results are in, and all are invited to a fun-filled evening – on Thursday, Mar. 14 or Wednesday, Mar. 27 – to learn about the status of salmon and... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to serve as Beach Naturalists this summer

Volunteers needed to serve as Beach Naturalists this summer

Why do barnacles stand on their heads?   What do sea stars like to eat? How do moon snails lay their eggs?  Learn to answer these and other fun questions by volunteering as a Seattle Aquarium Beach... [Read more]

‘Winter Storm Watch’ issued; snow will start Fri. afternoon & totals could be 5-8″

‘Winter Storm Watch’ issued; snow will start Fri. afternoon & totals could be 5-8″

The National Weather Service has issued a ‘Winter Storm Watch‘ for the region, warning that a snowstorm will likely start Friday afternoon, Feb. 8, dumping between 5 – 8 inches through Saturday... [Read more]

WEATHER: Are you ready for more white stuff? ‘Major snow event’ will start Friday

WEATHER: Are you ready for more white stuff? ‘Major snow event’ will start Friday

The National Weather Service is warning of a second – ‘significant‘ – round of snow, starting this Friday, Feb. 8. While it may be a bit early to predict totals with certainty, UW Meteorologist... [Read more]

WEATHER ALERT: Snow expected locally Sunday night into Monday

WEATHER ALERT: Snow expected locally Sunday night into Monday

The National Weather Service is warning of a colder weather system that will move into our area starting Sunday evening (Feb. 3) and continuing into Monday, with showers transitioning from rain to snow... [Read more]

WEATHER: ‘Special Weather Statement’ issued for possible snow starting Sunday

WEATHER: ‘Special Weather Statement’ issued for possible snow starting Sunday

The National Weather Service issued the following ‘Special Weather Statement‘ on Friday, Feb. 1, warning of “a threat of lowland snow showers across Western Washington Sunday and Monday... [Read more]

Next Highline Forum will focus on noise, ultra-fine particle study on Wed., Jan. 23

Next Highline Forum will focus on noise, ultra-fine particle study on Wed., Jan. 23

At the next Highline Forum – set for this Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. – members will receive an update on the efforts of the Sea-Tac Airport Stakeholder Advisory Round Table’s... [Read more]

Learn ‘What You Need to Know to Survive a Natural Disaster’ on Wed., Feb. 6

Learn ‘What You Need to Know to Survive a Natural Disaster’ on Wed., Feb. 6

The City of Normandy Park and the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce will be hosting ‘What You Need to Know to Survive a Natural Disaster’ – an Emergency Management Public Presentation... [Read more]

South County Area Transportation Board recommends siting of 2nd regional airport

South County Area Transportation Board recommends siting of 2nd regional airport

By Scott Schaefer Founder/Publisher/Editor The South (King) County Area Transportation Board (SCATBd) on Tuesday (Jan. 15) released a ‘Legislative Request for Support’ that recommends siting... [Read more]

Powerful windstorm knocks out power to thousands

Powerful windstorm knocks out power to thousands

A powerful windstorm – of which one local weather chaser called a ‘truly unique tempest’ and classified as a ‘1 in 10 year category’ – slammed the region early Sunday morning,... [Read more]

WEATHER: National Weather Service issues Wind Advisory

WEATHER: National Weather Service issues Wind Advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for the Puget Sound region, from 10 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 5) through 10 a.m. Sunday (Jan. 6). Expect winds from 20 – 35 mph, with gusts up to 50... [Read more]

Mt. Rainier High School’s Ramen 4461 Robotics team holding fundraiser

Mt. Rainier High School’s Ramen 4461 Robotics team holding fundraiser

As part of the FIRST™ robotics program, Ramen 4461 is composed of a group of students who attend Mount Rainier High School in Des Moines, and they are currently seeking sponsorships for their 4-H... [Read more]

‘What You Need to Know to Survive a Natural Disaster’ event will be Feb. 6

‘What You Need to Know to Survive a Natural Disaster’ event will be Feb. 6

A Message from the City of Des Moines Emergency Management Director, George Delgado: An emergency management evening public presentation, hosted by the City of Normandy Park and the Southside Seattle Chamber... [Read more]

VIDEO/PHOTO: Did you see/hear the thunderstorm on Tuesday night?

VIDEO/PHOTO: Did you see/hear the thunderstorm on Tuesday night?

Courtesy Normandy Park resident Michael Snyder: Thunderstorm on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018 Quite the storm last night (Tuesday, Nov. 27), knocking power out to over 10,000 people in the immediate area. ***If... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Scenes from MaST Center’s recent ‘Squid-A-Rama 18’

PHOTOS: Scenes from MaST Center’s recent ‘Squid-A-Rama 18’

Courtesy Des Moines Arts Commissioner Jerry Farmer come these great photos taken at the MaST Center’s ‘Squid-A-Rama 18,’ held on Saturday, Nov. 10. The winner of the Golden Squid Award... [Read more]

6th annual FREE ‘Squid-A-Rama’ will be Saturday, Nov. 10 at MaST Center

6th annual FREE ‘Squid-A-Rama’ will be Saturday, Nov. 10 at MaST Center

The Des Moines Arts Commission and the MaST Center at Redondo will be holding their 6th annual ‘Squid-A-Rama’ on Saturday, Nov. 10. This is a fun celebration of everyone’s favorite cephalopod... [Read more]