Science Section

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]

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]

Blood Drive being held at Des Moines Activity Center on Monday, June 16

Blood Drive being held at Des Moines Activity Center on Monday, June 16

A Blood Drive will be held at the Des Moines Activity Center on Monday, June 16, and live humans with blood are needed to help! “Puget Sound Blood Center needs your help!” reads an announcement.... [Read more]

REMINDER: Highline ‘Relay for Life’ for local cancer research is this weekend!

REMINDER: Highline ‘Relay for Life’ for local cancer research is this weekend!

REMINDER: The Relay For Life of Highline fundraiser for the American Cancer Society is this weekend – Saturday, June 7 and Sunday, June 8 – at Highline Memorial Stadium. “The Relay For Life of... [Read more]

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Spring storms are a’comin…

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Spring storms are a’comin…

by Chris Scragg Temperatures spiked into the low and mid 80s on Friday and broke several historical records in Western Washington. The highly welcomed weather ended as suddenly as it began and is transitioning... [Read more]

Welcome our latest innovation: our own 24/7 ‘Puget Sound Weather Geek’!

Welcome our latest innovation: our own 24/7 ‘Puget Sound Weather Geek’!

Press PLAY for live streaming video by the Puget Sound Weather Geek! We’re proud to introduce our latest innovation – our own hyperlocal weatherperson, the Puget Sound Weather Geek (aka Chris... [Read more]

Wastemobile coming to Des Moines Marina April 25-27

Wastemobile coming to Des Moines Marina April 25-27

The Wastemobile is coming to the Des Moines Marina the weekend of April 25-27, offering free household hazardous waste disposal to all King County and city residents. Residents can safely dispose of old... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for ‘Seed Starting Party’ this Saturday, March 22

Volunteers needed for ‘Seed Starting Party’ this Saturday, March 22

Volunteers are needed for a ‘Seed Starting Party’ set for this Saturday, March 22, from 10 a.m. – Noon at the Sonju Community Garden, located at 24728 16th Ave South in Des Moines. “Can’t... [Read more]

Welcome new Advertiser Colorescience, holding Grand Opening March 30

Welcome new Advertiser Colorescience, holding Grand Opening March 30

Local Resident, Ernst and Young award winner and Venture Capitalist of the Year award winner Mary Fisher has brought ColoreScience to Normandy Park, and will be holding a Grand Opening on Sunday, March... [Read more]

Recycling Collection Event coming to Des Moines Marina Saturday, March 15

Recycling Collection Event coming to Des Moines Marina Saturday, March 15

A Recycling Collection Event is coming to the Des Moines Marina on Saturday, March 15, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Here’s a poster with more details (click image to view larger version):  Read More →

It’s snowing out! But don’t expect it to stick around…

It’s snowing out! But don’t expect it to stick around…

It’s snowing in Des Moines Saturday night, and the National Weather Service says we can expect a total nighttime snow accumulation of less than one inch. Don’t get too excited though kids,... [Read more]

Home soil testing being offered for Tacoma Smelter Plume pollution in area

Home soil testing being offered for Tacoma Smelter Plume pollution in area

The Department of Ecology is working with Public Health – Seattle & King County to re-launch the Dirt Alert Program in South King County, and is offering free soil testing to local residents... [Read more]

WEATHER: Watch this weekend’s storm from the comfort of your computer

WEATHER: Watch this weekend’s storm from the comfort of your computer

As he’s done for us twice before, area photographer and weather enthusiast Chris Scragg is live-streaming this weekend’s wild weather – predicted to be very rainy and windy – and which... [Read more]

Rotary Club holding Blood Drive at Landmark Event Center Friday, Jan. 10

Rotary Club holding Blood Drive at Landmark Event Center Friday, Jan. 10

The Rotary Club of Des Moines will be sponsoring a blood drive with the Puget Sound Blood Center from Noon – 6 p.m. on Friday. Jan. 10. A Blood Mobile will be parked, and Organizers are asking for the... [Read more]