Science Section

UPDATE: WSDOT inspects bridge; Des Moines Creek Trail remains closed

UPDATE: WSDOT inspects bridge; Des Moines Creek Trail remains closed

An overhanging strut on the left has moved. It should be flush like the one on the right, according to City of Des Moines staff. On Wednesday (Jan. 27), the Washington State Department of Transportation... [Read more]

MaST Center promotes education, installs signs for local crab fishermen

MaST Center promotes education, installs signs for local crab fishermen

Highline College’s Marine Science and Technology Center, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the City of Des Moines Marina recently created multi-lingual signs to help reduce illegal harvesting... [Read more]

Movement in bridge struts causes closure of Des Moines Creek Trail

Movement in bridge struts causes closure of Des Moines Creek Trail

The City of Des Moines announced Tuesday morning (Jan. 26) that the Des Moines Creek Trail has been closed until further notice, due to movement detected in concrete caps that sit atop struts on the Marine... [Read more]

$4.7 million, re-built Redondo Boardwalk scheduled to open this Summer

$4.7 million, re-built Redondo Boardwalk scheduled to open this Summer

Artist rendering of re-designed Redondo Boardwalk courtesy City of Des Moines. A public update meeting was held on Friday, Jan. 8 at the MaST Center, and City of Des Moines Transportation Engineer Andrew... [Read more]

MaST Center’s Holiday Open House will be this Thursday night, Dec. 17

MaST Center’s Holiday Open House will be this Thursday night, Dec. 17

As the festively-decorated Argosy Christmas Ships make their annual trip past Redondo Beach and the MaST Center, join in for a bonfire on the beach or stay warm inside and visit Des Moines’ MaST... [Read more]

Puget Sound Weather Geek: A Weather Punching Bag for a Week

Puget Sound Weather Geek: A Weather Punching Bag for a Week

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Nature has decided that it hates the Northwest and that it’s going to use... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: Intense Cyclone to bring Windstorm to Puget Sound

WEATHER GEEK: Intense Cyclone to bring Windstorm to Puget Sound

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek A large weather system has explosively intensified off the CA/OR coast and is... [Read more]

Puget Sound Weather Geek: ‘One-Two Punch’ storm system coming

Puget Sound Weather Geek: ‘One-Two Punch’ storm system coming

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Winds, rain & snow, oh my! This is the time of year for storminess in the... [Read more]

VIDEO: Puget Sound Weather Geek gives latest forecast for big weekend storm

VIDEO: Puget Sound Weather Geek gives latest forecast for big weekend storm

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek It’s looking like the big storm moving in will soak us all for the entire... [Read more]

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Get ready for a WET Halloween weekend

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Get ready for a WET Halloween weekend

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Mother Nature is participating in Halloween this year, and it’s arriving... [Read more]

WABI Weekday Walkers will explore Fall colors on Des Moines Creek Trail Oct. 21

WABI Weekday Walkers will explore Fall colors on Des Moines Creek Trail Oct. 21

Come explore Fall colors with the WABI Weekday Walkers on the Des Moines Creek Trail, on the third Wednesday of the month – October 21, at 9 a.m.  This will be a beautiful walk through the woods from... [Read more]

South King Fire & Rescue rescue cat & dog from house fire in Des Moines Monday

South King Fire & Rescue rescue cat & dog from house fire in Des Moines Monday

South King Fire & Rescue is reporting that firefighters lived up to their name Monday (Oct. 12), as they saved both a cat and dog from a house fire in the 24500 block of 27th Ave South in Des Moines. The... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: Oh no – here come the remnants of Hurricane Oho

WEATHER GEEK: Oh no – here come the remnants of Hurricane Oho

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Post-Tropical Storm Oho Impacts:  Increasing rainfall beginning Friday. Heaviest... [Read more]

Highline Athletes will go PINK Friday to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Highline Athletes will go PINK Friday to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Highline Public Schools announced Monday (Sept. 28) that all its football teams will be “getting their PINK on” to support the American Cancer Society and Breast Cancer Awareness Month during... [Read more]

No pitchforks, but lots of shouts as residents reject Woodmont recovery center

No pitchforks, but lots of shouts as residents reject Woodmont recovery center

The acronyms “NIMBY = NLMEO” – which meant “Not In My Back Yard = No Longer My Elected Official” was posted on the wall. Photo by Scott Schaefer. by Jack Mayne Woodmont area residents... [Read more]

MaST Center’s ‘Carnival on the Dock’ will be this Saturday, July 25

MaST Center’s ‘Carnival on the Dock’ will be this Saturday, July 25

The MaST Center in Redondo will be holding its third annual “Carnival on the Dock” this Saturday, July 25, from Noon to 5 p.m. “Think 1 part elementary school carnival combined with two parts... [Read more]

Highline’s MaST Center to celebrate differences with new Art display

Highline’s MaST Center to celebrate differences with new Art display

Featured artist Michael Sorenson with his artwork. Featured artist Floyd Tokuda. The Highline College Marine Science and Technology (MaST) Center’s new art display features inspiring artwork by some... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: Did you catch the early morning Thunderstorms?

WEATHER GEEK: Did you catch the early morning Thunderstorms?

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Thunderstorms rumbled through the South Puget Sound and Cascade foothills early... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: Weekend heatwave & possible thunderstorm outbreak

WEATHER GEEK: Weekend heatwave & possible thunderstorm outbreak

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Hey folks! Summer is certainly here and you have two weather possibilities for... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Scenes from multi-agency maritime exercise at Des Moines Marina

PHOTOS: Scenes from multi-agency maritime exercise at Des Moines Marina

Dory Hamlyn took some great photos of the multi-agency maritime exercise by the King County Sheriff’s Office Tac 30 Team at the Des Moines Marina on Tuesday morning, June 16. “They were on their... [Read more]

After 7 months of work, bridge over Saltwater State Park has re-opened

After 7 months of work, bridge over Saltwater State Park has re-opened

Photos courtesy Kelaye Concrete After seven months of work, the Bridge over Saltwater State Park –on Marine View Drive from S. 252nd Street – has reopened as of 8 a.m Thursday, May 28. As... [Read more]

Come wish Melanie the Octopus a Happy Graduation from MaST Center June 13

Come wish Melanie the Octopus a Happy Graduation from MaST Center June 13

The MaST Center will be celebrating the 7th annual OCTOPUS GRADUATION from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 13! “We will release Melanie into Puget Sound so that she can apply the knowledge... [Read more]