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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]

UPDATE: Water District #54 ‘boil advisory’ still in effect

UPDATE: Water District #54 ‘boil advisory’ still in effect

On Monday (Sept. 23), officials from Water District #54 announced the the ‘boil water’ advisory is still in effect, and “will remain in effect until further notice.” Bottled water... [Read more]

Water Dist. 54 customers near Des Moines, Normandy Park urged to boil water

Water Dist. 54 customers near Des Moines, Normandy Park urged to boil water

The Washington State Department of Health urged King County Water District 54 customers near Normandy Park and Des Moines to boil their tap water because potentially harmful E. coli bacteria were detected... [Read more]

Next Highline Forum will be Sept. 25 at Des Moines Police Department

Next Highline Forum will be Sept. 25 at Des Moines Police Department

The next Highline Forum will be held from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at the Des Moines Activity/Senior Center, with the theme being economic development. “Members of the Highline Forum... [Read more]

REMINDER: Learn the history behind ‘The Maury Island Incident’ Wed. night!

REMINDER: Learn the history behind ‘The Maury Island Incident’ Wed. night!

REMINDER: Local Screenwriter/Attorney Steve Edmiston will be doing a presentation on ‘The Maury Island Incident‘ for the Des Moines Historical Society Wednesday night, Sept. 11, starting at... [Read more]

September is National Emergency Preparedness month. Are YOU ready?

September is National Emergency Preparedness month. Are YOU ready?

Wayne Corey, member of King County EMS/Medic One Advisory Committee, reports on the Media Release of cardiac arrest survival rates as they continue to climb in King County. Wayne is also the publisher... [Read more]

Learn about ‘The Maury Island Incident’ at Des Moines Historical Society Sept. 11

Learn about ‘The Maury Island Incident’ at Des Moines Historical Society Sept. 11

The Des Moines Historical Society will be hosting a presentation on ‘The Maury Island Incident‘ by local Screenwriter and Attorney Steve Edmiston, starting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11... [Read more]