Science Section

9-1-1 Storybook Tour will be held at Des Moines Library on Friday, April 15

9-1-1 Storybook Tour will be held at Des Moines Library on Friday, April 15

As 9-1-1 National Public Education Month kicks off in April, Seattle Public Library, King County Library System and the King County E-911 program office are partnering for Emery the Emergency Penguin... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to help clean along Des Moines Creek on Saturday, April 23

Volunteers needed to help clean along Des Moines Creek on Saturday, April 23

Volunteers are needed to help clean along Des Moines Creek – in honor of Earth Day – on Saturday, April 23, from 9 a.m. – Noon. Did you know that Friends of Des Moines Creek and community volunteers... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Construction on Redondo Boardwalk replacement is underway

PHOTOS: Construction on Redondo Boardwalk replacement is underway

Courtesy resident Susan White comes these great photos showing progress over last weekend of the reconstruction of the Redondo Beach Boardwalk, which is scheduled to open this Summer. The rebuilt boardwalk... [Read more]

King County Wastemobile will be coming to Des Moines April 22-24

King County Wastemobile will be coming to Des Moines April 22-24

South King County residents can safely and conveniently dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile travels to Des Moines on... [Read more]

‘Cyber Defense Competition’ will hack off at Highline College April 1-3

‘Cyber Defense Competition’ will hack off at Highline College April 1-3

College students from around the Pacific Northwest will have the chance to practice thwarting hackers during the annual Pacific Rim Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, scheduled for April 1–3, 2016,... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: Everything you need to know about Sunday’s big windstorm

WEATHER GEEK: Everything you need to know about Sunday’s big windstorm

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Hey folks, this is going to be a fairly straightforward article about what to... [Read more]

Free Health Fair coming to Highline College on Wednesday, March 9

Free Health Fair coming to Highline College on Wednesday, March 9

The public is invited to Highline College’s annual Health Information Fair on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.  The FREE event will be held in Building 8 on the college’s main campus. Attendees... [Read more]

Dept. of Ecology seeking public comment on Des Moines cleanup site

Dept. of Ecology seeking public comment on Des Moines cleanup site

The Washington State Department of Ecology announced that it is seeking public comment on a cleanup site in Des Moines: The 1989 and 1998 cleanup of contaminated soil at the Davis Construction site,... [Read more]

Students from Pacific Middle School participate in ‘Future City’ competition

Students from Pacific Middle School participate in ‘Future City’ competition

Story & Photos by Sandy Gady On Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, six teams from Pacific Middle School participated in the Washington State Future City Regional Competition. This is a national competition... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to share their love for Puget Sound as Beach Naturalists

Volunteers needed to share their love for Puget Sound as Beach Naturalists

Volunteers are needed to share their love for Puget Sound as Beach Naturalists: As a Beach Naturalist, you’ll learn more about Puget Sound beaches and their inhabitants, and you’ll be trained to help... [Read more]

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]