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Puget Sound Energy giving ‘gift of energy efficiency’ at Southcenter this weekend

Puget Sound Energy giving ‘gift of energy efficiency’ at Southcenter this weekend

Amidst all the holiday preparations, shoppers at Westfield Southcenter Mall in Tukwila can get an early holiday gift from Puget Sound Energy – for free! Starting Friday, Dec. 19 through Sunday, Dec.... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: The big windstorm has arrived; watch & hear about it here!

WEATHER GEEK: The big windstorm has arrived; watch & hear about it here!

Press “Play” button to hear live weather info. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek UPDATED 7:00 PM: Hi everyone! This will be brief, I just got home and the winds are already starting... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: Record breaking high temps & potentially damaging windstorm!

WEATHER GEEK: Record breaking high temps & potentially damaging windstorm!

Press “Play” button to hear live weather info. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Not sure which is more impressive, tomorrow’s possible wind storm or today’s record high temperatures... [Read more]

Des Moines’ Pacific Middle School wins $10,000 for teaching kids how to code

Des Moines’ Pacific Middle School wins $10,000 for teaching kids how to code

Pacific Middle School – located in nearby Des Moines – is the only school in Washington to receive a $10,000 grant from Code.org to buy technology to support computer science learning in the classroom. On Tuesday,... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: Temps rise, rain to return as the area starts to thaw out

WEATHER GEEK: Temps rise, rain to return as the area starts to thaw out

Press “Play” button to hear live weather info. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek We’ll be slowly crawling out of our cold spell throughout this week, but until we’ve fully... [Read more]

VIDEO: Saturday’s Storm Batters Des Moines’ Redondo Boardwalk to Pieces

VIDEO: Saturday’s Storm Batters Des Moines’ Redondo Boardwalk to Pieces

KIRO News sent a truck to cover yesterday’s devastating destruction of Redondo’s beloved boardwalk. We’ve included their coverage below. It’s an eye-full, amplifying the fine photos... [Read more]

PHOTOS: After Saturday’s storm, Des Moines’ Redondo Boardwalk lies in pieces

PHOTOS: After Saturday’s storm, Des Moines’ Redondo Boardwalk lies in pieces

Story & Photos by Gene Achziger The Redondo Boardwalk lies in pieces. Across the road. Bobbing on a roiling sea. Anywhere except where it is supposed to be after a powerful wind from the northwest... [Read more]

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Post-Thanksgiving chill coming!

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Post-Thanksgiving chill coming!

Press “Play” button to hear live weather info. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Good morning and Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Only a single day after we enjoy our family’s... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: Nature’s not-so-subtle reminder – week/weekend outlook

WEATHER GEEK: Nature’s not-so-subtle reminder – week/weekend outlook

Press “Play” button to hear live weather info. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek We’ve stepped into the week before Thanksgiving, and nature’s here to remind us what... [Read more]

Bridge over Saltwater State Park to be closed until April for seismic retrofit

Bridge over Saltwater State Park to be closed until April for seismic retrofit

The bridge over Saltwater State Park – on Marine View Drive from S. 252nd Street – will be closed for a seismic retrofit project until at least the end of April, 2015. This construction project will... [Read more]

Interested in Volunteering at the MaST Center? Orientation meeting is Saturday

Interested in Volunteering at the MaST Center? Orientation meeting is Saturday

Interested in becoming a Volunteer Interpreter at the MaST Center? Enjoy working with animals or want to learn how? Not afraid to get your hands wet? Want to learn about the life and environment of the... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: Batten down your Halloween stuff, it’s going to be windy!

WEATHER GEEK: Batten down your Halloween stuff, it’s going to be windy!

Press “Play” button to hear live weather info. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek UPDATE 10/25/14 12:45pm: The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for winds... [Read more]

Learn about ‘State of the Puget Sound’ at MaST Center on Saturday, Nov. 1

Learn about ‘State of the Puget Sound’ at MaST Center on Saturday, Nov. 1

The MaST Center will host its monthly Science on the Sound speaker series with Leihla Scharlau from the Citizen Action Training School, giving an update on the “State of the Puget Sound” on Saturday,... [Read more]

Beaches from Three Tree Point to Pierce County closed to shellfish harvesting

Beaches from Three Tree Point to Pierce County closed to shellfish harvesting

Screenshot from the Washington State Department of Health website showing beaches closed due to red tide. The Washington State Department of Health and Public Health – Seattle & King County High... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: Classic, strong Pacific storm to bring ‘gobs of rain’ to area

WEATHER GEEK: Classic, strong Pacific storm to bring ‘gobs of rain’ to area

From our very own Puget Sound Weather Geek: Click ^ “Play” ^ to see/hear the live streaming weather report/forecast. A classic strong pacific storm is churning off the coast of Washington... [Read more]

Blood Drive to be held at Des Moines Farmers Market on Saturday, Aug. 16

Blood Drive to be held at Des Moines Farmers Market on Saturday, Aug. 16

The Des Moines Farmers Market will be hosting a summer blood drive on Saturday, Aug. 16, and the Puget Sound Blood Center needs help! With summer, come vacations. Vacations mean fewer blood donors. Summer... [Read more]

Odd Fellows Hall will serve as a cooling center during Waterland Festival

Odd Fellows Hall will serve as a cooling center during Waterland Festival

With temperatures forecast to be in the 80s during the upcoming Waterland Festival Weekend, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Des Moines Lodge #305, is going to have an air-conditioned cooling center... [Read more]

Large disaster drill to be held at Sea-Tac Airport on Thursday, July 10

Large disaster drill to be held at Sea-Tac Airport on Thursday, July 10

If you happen to notice a lot of emergency-type activity at Sea-Tac Airport this Thursday, July 10, don’t worry – it’s just a very large drill being put on by the Port of Seattle. Eight... [Read more]