Science Section

Area beaches closed to shellfish harvesting due to Paralytic Shellfish Poison

Area beaches closed to shellfish harvesting due to Paralytic Shellfish Poison

Paralytic Shellfish Poison (PSP) has been detected at unsafe levels in shellfish on Vashon Island and at the Des Moines Marina, and as a result, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has closed... [Read more]

Watch the Solar Eclipse at the Des Moines Library on Monday, Aug. 21

Watch the Solar Eclipse at the Des Moines Library on Monday, Aug. 21

On Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 you can watch the total Solar Eclipse for FREE at the Des Moines Library, starting at 9:45 a.m.. This all ages, free event will run from 9:45 – 11 a.m., and – far as we know... [Read more]

VIDEO: Seattle Southside Chamber’s August Luncheon at Sea-Tac Airport

VIDEO: Seattle Southside Chamber’s August Luncheon at Sea-Tac Airport

The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce’s August Luncheon was held on Wednesday, Aug. 9 at Sea-Tac International Airport. Managing Director Lance Lyttle was the keynote speaker, and he spoke about... [Read more]

City opens Cooling Center during heat wave this week

City opens Cooling Center during heat wave this week

In response to the Excessive Heat Warning and Air Stagnation Advisory issued by the National Weather Service, the Des Moines Activity Center will be open as a cooling center this week. Hours will be Monday... [Read more]

WEATHER: ‘Excessive Heat Warning’ issued for this week, starting Tuesday

WEATHER: ‘Excessive Heat Warning’ issued for this week, starting Tuesday

The National Weather Service has issued an ‘Excessive Heat Warning,’ starting Tuesday, Aug. 1, and continuing through Friday, Aug. 4. Expect temps to hit the high 90s, with Thursday most... [Read more]

Learn more about Sea-Tac Airport’s Ecology Fund at a session near you

Learn more about Sea-Tac Airport’s Ecology Fund at a session near you

By Brian DeRoy 
Port of Seattle The Port of Seattle will be holding several informational sessions designed to let community groups near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport know how they can benefit... [Read more]

Port of Seattle holding emergency exercise at Sea-Tac Airport on Wed., July 12

Port of Seattle holding emergency exercise at Sea-Tac Airport on Wed., July 12

If you see or hear what appears to be an emergency at Sea-Tac Airport on Wednesday, July 12, don’t worry – it’s merely a full-scale exercise simulating an aircraft accident. These emergency... [Read more]

Orwall and Pellicciotti get funding for Sea-Tac air quality study

Orwall and Pellicciotti get funding for Sea-Tac air quality study

Sea-Tac Airport is one of the fastest growing airports in the nation, with 3.4 million more passengers last year than in 2015. With the highest total annual number of arrivals and departures in the state,... [Read more]

Port of Seattle vows to meet Paris Agreement climate goals

Port of Seattle vows to meet Paris Agreement climate goals

The Port of Seattle on Tuesday (June 27) announced that it has joined the national coalition ‘We Are Still In,’ an alliance of governments, colleges, and businesses committed to meeting the... [Read more]

Collegiate Cyber Defense Invitational will be at Highline College June 20-22

Collegiate Cyber Defense Invitational will be at Highline College June 20-22

Amna Hadzihasanovic (left), Ederly Beausilien, Dmitriy Koval and Boo Park are four of the nearly 20 Computer Information Systems students who are designing the corporate computer network that will be used... [Read more]

REMINDER: Celebrate Earth Day Sat. by helping to restore Des Moines Creek

REMINDER: Celebrate Earth Day Sat. by helping to restore Des Moines Creek

REMINDER: Volunteer are needed to help celebrate Earth Day this Saturday, April 22 by working on restoration efforts along Des Moines Creek. All volunteers are welcome to join. NOTE: **The marina parking... [Read more]

Port of Seattle Commission meeting to include NextGen briefing on April 25

Port of Seattle Commission meeting to include NextGen briefing on April 25

In response to community concerns, and to keep neighboring communities updated on operations at Sea-Tac Airport, the Port of Seattle has scheduled a presentation – set for Tuesday, April 25 at 1 p.m.... [Read more]

FAA responds to City of Burien’s Petition, will stop airplane overflights

FAA responds to City of Burien’s Petition, will stop airplane overflights

On Thursday, April 13, 2017, the City of Burien received word from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) stating they would be ceasing the North Flow flight patterns over Burien. As we’ve... [Read more]

Wastemobile hazardous waste collection coming to Des Moines April 21-23

Wastemobile hazardous waste collection coming to Des Moines April 21-23

The Wastemobile, a traveling household hazardous waste collection service in King County, continues its 2017 season with a collection event at the Des Moines Marina the weekend of April 21-23. The Wastemobile... [Read more]

City Council votes to support study on health impacts of airplane overflights

City Council votes to support study on health impacts of airplane overflights

The Des Moines City Council by unanimous vote has agreed to include Sea-Tac Airport in new federal legislation that requires the Federal Aviation Administration to study the health impacts of airplane... [Read more]

REMINDER: Volunteers needed for Roadway & Pier Clear this Sat., April 15

REMINDER: Volunteers needed for Roadway & Pier Clear this Sat., April 15

REMINDER: The MaST Center’s Roadway & Pier Clear event is THIS Saturday, April 15, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.! Volunteers are needed to help remove toxic debris from the roadways and underwater... [Read more]

Celebrate Earth Day at a free Open House at Saltwater State Park Sat., April 22

Celebrate Earth Day at a free Open House at Saltwater State Park Sat., April 22

Celebrate Earth Day at Saltwater State Park at a free Open House on Saturday, Apr 22, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. This day includes: A FREE DISCOVER PASS DAY! Visit Historical CCC Interpretive Center. HIKE... [Read more]

WEATHER: Wind Advisory issued; expect gusts up to 44 mph Friday

WEATHER: Wind Advisory issued; expect gusts up to 44 mph Friday

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory until 10 p.m. Friday evening (April 7), and residents are warned to expect winds from 25-35 mph, wth gusts up to 44 mph. “Winds this strong... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to help restore Des Moines Creek on Saturday, April 22

Volunteers needed to help restore Des Moines Creek on Saturday, April 22

Volunteers are needed on Saturday, April 22 – in celebration of Earth Day – to help with restoration efforts along Des Moines Creek. This event will begin in the north parking lot at Des Moines Beach... [Read more]

Quiet Skies Puget Sound will have ’20 Questions’ for City of Des Moines April 26

Quiet Skies Puget Sound will have ’20 Questions’ for City of Des Moines April 26

The Des Moines Chapter of the National Quiet Skies Coalition has written a letter to Des Moines City Manager Michael Matthias, with copies to the Des Moines City Council, seeking answers to “Twenty Questions”... [Read more]