Science Section

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]

WEATHER ALERT: ‘Winter Storm Watch’ issued; 1-5″ of snow expected

WEATHER ALERT: ‘Winter Storm Watch’ issued; 1-5″ of snow expected

The National Weather Service issued an updated, ALL CAPS “Winter Storm Watch” Thursday morning (Dec. 19), warning of 1 to 5-inches of snow starting Thursday evening. So…Friday will likely... [Read more]

Burn Ban upped to ‘Stage 2′ for King County

Burn Ban upped to ‘Stage 2′ for King County

To protect public health from worsening air pollution, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has elevated the burn ban for King and Snohomish counties to Stage 2, effective as of 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25. A... [Read more]

Police search Des Moines Beach Park Trail for human remains

Police search Des Moines Beach Park Trail for human remains

Photo courtesy Steve O’Kelley. If you saw police activity on or around Des Moines Beach Park Trail on Saturday (Nov. 23), it was due to a search for human remains. “On Oct. 29, a person came... [Read more]

Free flu vaccinations being given out this Saturday, Nov. 2

Free flu vaccinations being given out this Saturday, Nov. 2

Public Health – Seattle & King County will be offering free flu vaccination clinics this Saturday, Nov. 2 to make flu vaccine more widely available to people without health insurance or who are unable... [Read more]

The Des Moines Farmers Market now has an Automatic External Defibrillator

The Des Moines Farmers Market now has an Automatic External Defibrillator

Front row from left: Market Manager Rikki Marohl, Board President Wayne Corey, Commissioner Bill Gates, Fire Chief Al Church, Deputy Chief Vic Pennington. Back row: Firefighters from Des Moines Station... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: ‘Squid-A-Rama Festival’ coming to MaST Center Nov. 16

SAVE THE DATE: ‘Squid-A-Rama Festival’ coming to MaST Center Nov. 16

The Des Moines Arts Commission will be hosting the Inaugural “Squid-a-rama Festival” & Art Contest in collaboration with Highline Community College MaST Center from 5 – 9 p.m. on Saturday, Nov.... [Read more]

Want to help Marine Mammals? MaST Center holding info session this Saturday

Want to help Marine Mammals? MaST Center holding info session this Saturday

The MaST Center in Redondo – a part of Highline Community College – will be holding an information session and meet & greet for people interested in being part of our Marine Mammal Stranding Response... [Read more]

WEATHER: Follow the windstorm via resident’s live stream

WEATHER: Follow the windstorm via resident’s live stream

Burien photographer and weather enthusiast Chris Scragg will be live-streaming information about Sunday night’s major windstorm, which is expected to have gusts of 44mph, perhaps even as high as... [Read more]

UPDATE: Water District #54’s ‘Boil Advisory’ lifted after four days

UPDATE: Water District #54’s ‘Boil Advisory’ lifted after four days

Water District #54 announced Wednesday afternoon that the ‘boil advisory’ – in effect since Saturday, Sept. 21 – has been lifted. Customers no longer need to boil their tap water, as lab... [Read more]

Gardening in Des Moines in September

Gardening in Des Moines in September

by Liz Sanborn King County Master Gardener I was trying to decide what to write my gardening blog about this month and then I visited my mother-in-law’s garden in Normandy Park and had my answer.  When... [Read more]

‘Boil Advisory’ still in effect; water test results should come in Wednesday

‘Boil Advisory’ still in effect; water test results should come in Wednesday

King County Water District #54 announced Tuesday afternoon (Sept. 24) that the ‘boil advisory” is still in effect, and will remain in effect until further notice. Bottled water continues to... [Read more]

Water District #54 Customers can get free water at Des Moines Activity Center

Water District #54 Customers can get free water at Des Moines Activity Center

The City of Des Moines announced Tuesday (Sept. 24) that residents living in Water District 54 are invited to fill up water jugs for their families at Des Moines Activity Center. The center is located... [Read more]