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Recycling Collection Event coming to Des Moines Marina on Saturday, March 14

Recycling Collection Event coming to Des Moines Marina on Saturday, March 14

A Recycling Collection Event will be held at the Des Moines Marina on Saturday, March 14, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Here are the details: WHEN: Saturday, March 14, 2015, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. No vehicles... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: The Burien UFO Festival (‘BUFO’) will be April Fool’s Day!

SAVE THE DATE: The Burien UFO Festival (‘BUFO’) will be April Fool’s Day!

SAVE THE DATE: The 3rd annual Burien UFO Festival (‘BUFO’) will be Wednesday, April 1 – April Fool’s Day – starting at 6 p.m. in Olde Burien. This year, expect some new surprises –... [Read more]

Meet the first South Korean Cosmonaut on Tuesday, Feb. 17 in Des Moines

Meet the first South Korean Cosmonaut on Tuesday, Feb. 17 in Des Moines

Come meet Yi So-yeon – the first South Korean Cosmonaut – at the Des Moines Activity Center on Tuesday, Feb. 17 from 7 – 9 p.m. “Our popular aviation history goes into outer space this year,”... [Read more]

Local Beekeeper will discuss how to raise bees at MaST Center on Sat., Feb. 7

Local Beekeeper will discuss how to raise bees at MaST Center on Sat., Feb. 7

Local Beekeeper Christine Ranegger will discuss how to raise honey bees, orchard mason bees as well as the loveable bumble bee at a talk on Saturday, Feb. 7 at the MaST Center. The talk includes an introduction... [Read more]

Department of Ecology seeking public comment on Des Moines cleanup

Department of Ecology seeking public comment on Des Moines cleanup

The Washington State Department of Ecology is seeking public comment on the 1989 cleanup of contaminated soil at the former Davis Construction site – 24517 26th Place South in Des Moines. Ecology is... [Read more]

‘Meet Des Moines at Redondo Beach’ at MaST Center on Wednesday, Feb. 18

‘Meet Des Moines at Redondo Beach’ at MaST Center on Wednesday, Feb. 18

A gathering called ‘Meet Des Moines at Redondo Beach’ will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 18, from 4:30 – 7 p.m. at the MaST Center, and all are invited. “We welcome community members... [Read more]

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: It’s going to be a stormy weekend

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: It’s going to be a stormy weekend

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragga Puget Sound Weather Geek Good Weekend everyone! Mother nature sure must hate weekends, because we’re... [Read more]

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]