Science Section

‘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]

MaST Center holding ‘Carnival on the Dock’ this Saturday, Aug. 3

MaST Center holding ‘Carnival on the Dock’ this Saturday, Aug. 3

MaST Center’s ‘Carnival on the Dock’ is set for this Saturday, Aug. 3 from Noon to 6 p.m. “Come join us for an afternoon of marine themed activities including Crab Races, Sink... [Read more]

Gardening in Des Moines during July

Gardening in Des Moines during July

by Liz Sanborn King County Master Gardener I have been asked several times how I became a King County Master Gardener. The short answer is that I applied to the program, completed the training and the... [Read more]

Two Aviation High Students earn spot in Summer Aerospace Program

Two Aviation High Students earn spot in Summer Aerospace Program

Two students from Des Moines’ Aviation High School will take part in the Washington Aerospace Scholars (WAS) Summer Residency program, the Highline School District announced Monday (June 3). Aviation... [Read more]

Gardeners will share their roots during Highline Garden Tour Saturday, June 8

Gardeners will share their roots during Highline Garden Tour Saturday, June 8

From Burien to Normandy Park to SeaTac, the folks whose gardens have been tapped for the 2013 Highline Garden Tour have been out in all kinds of weather this spring – weeding, pruning, composting and... [Read more]

Gardening in Des Moines: Hope for June gardening

Gardening in Des Moines: Hope for June gardening

by Liz Sanborn King County Master Gardener June has arrived and with it hopefully some warmer weather. I am writing this on May 22nd. And there is no sun to be had in Des Moines and the morning was very... [Read more]

‘Dance for Parkinson’s’ at Des Moines Activity Center starts Monday, June 10

‘Dance for Parkinson’s’ at Des Moines Activity Center starts Monday, June 10

‘Dance for Parkinson’s’ classes will take place at the Des Moines Activity Center on Mondays from June 10 through July 29. “These classes are based on the Dance for PD program developed... [Read more]

Community effort to raise funds for swim lessons for children kicks off

Community effort to raise funds for swim lessons for children kicks off

A four-week campaign to raise funds for the Faith Callahan Memorial Swim Lesson Scholarship Fund has begun, and will continue through June 14. The fund pays for swimming lessons for children who live in... [Read more]

Mt. Rainier High Student selected to explore ocean with Titanic Discoverer

Mt. Rainier High Student selected to explore ocean with Titanic Discoverer

Mount Rainier High’s Sebastian Martinez has been awarded the coveted position of Honors Research Student and will sail with Titanic Discoverer Dr. Robert Ballard’s Nautilus Exploration Program... [Read more]

Got caps? Highline’s MaST Center seeking bottle caps for recycling project

Got caps? Highline’s MaST Center seeking bottle caps for recycling project

Highline Community College’s Marine Science and Technology Center (MaST) announced the launch of their new “Got Caps?” plastic bottle cap collection campaign, which will twist off on Saturday, June... [Read more]

Introducing a new column: ‘Gardening in Des Moines’

Introducing a new column: ‘Gardening in Des Moines’

by Liz Sanborn Master Gardener My name is Liz Sanborn and I have been a King County Master Gardener for over 12 years and have been gardening in Des Moines for 23 years. I have been lucky enough lately... [Read more]