Technology Section

ALERT: The Blog will be down Saturday afternoon as we move our Server

ALERT: The Blog will be down Saturday afternoon as we move our Server

ALERT: If you try to access the Blog this Saturday afternoon, Dec. 6 and you get nuthin’ – don’t fret, we haven’t been hacked – we’re merely moving our Server to a new hosting... [Read more]

Highline College Foundation receives donations for MaST Center

Highline College Foundation receives donations for MaST Center

Highline College’s Marine Science and Technology Center (MaST) recently received two generous donations to support their annual “Summer on the Sound” Marine Science Camp. Totem Ocean Trailer Express... [Read more]

New street lights will save Des Moines taxpayers $45,000 a year

New street lights will save Des Moines taxpayers $45,000 a year

by Jack Mayne Des Moines city officials expect to save over $45,000 a year by replacing the city’s 1,021 street lights more energy efficient LED lights, a move communities all over King County and the... [Read more]

Your Des Moines Farmers Market staff is trained to handle emergencies

Your Des Moines Farmers Market staff is trained to handle emergencies

On a recent Saturday morning, more than 12 people participated in the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market CPR/AED training class held at the South King Fire & Rescue’s Des Moines Station 67. At... [Read more]

Male voyeur arrested in women’s restroom of Des Moines Library Thursday

Male voyeur arrested in women’s restroom of Des Moines Library Thursday

On Thursday (Feb. 27), a man – wearing women’s clothing – was arrested in the women’s restroom of the Des Moines Library (located at 21620 11th Ave S.) for Voyeurism with a cell phone camera. Des... [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]

Outdoor Family Movies in the Park begin Friday, July 26 with ‘Brave’

Outdoor Family Movies in the Park begin Friday, July 26 with ‘Brave’

Des Moines Outdoor Family Movie Nights are back, starting Friday, July 26 with the Disney/Pixar film ‘Brave‘! “Grab a blanket, a lawn chair, flashlight, family, friends, neighbors or... [Read more]

PHOTOS: A behind-the-scenes look at ‘The Maury Island Incident’ film

PHOTOS: A behind-the-scenes look at ‘The Maury Island Incident’ film

Story by Scott Schaefer Photos by Michael Brunk If you happened upon a bunch of people furiously moving camera gear, lights, stands, cables and other filmmaking equipment in the area last weekend, you... [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]

Pacific Middle School Students Do Well in State ‘Future City’ Competition

Pacific Middle School Students Do Well in State ‘Future City’ Competition

Expo Town Team, from left to right: Kokoro Terukina, Amber Thatcher, Austin Beardemphl. Click photo to see larger version. Teams of students from Pacific Middle School – located in Des Moines – won... [Read more]

Learn About ‘Growing Up Gay’ on The DUI Joe Show this Thursday, Feb. 7

Learn About ‘Growing Up Gay’ on The DUI Joe Show this Thursday, Feb. 7

A brand new DUI Joe Show will air on our sister site SoKing Internet Radio this Thursday, Feb. 7, and will feature a compelling interview with Andy Thinks, who will talk about “growing up gay.” “Suicide... [Read more]

City of Des Moines Breaks New Ground with ‘City Currents’ Magazine

City of Des Moines Breaks New Ground with ‘City Currents’ Magazine

In a dramatic departure from the traditional paper newsletter, the City of Des Moines announced Monday (Feb. 4) the introduction of its own glossy-format magazine, called “City Currents.” The four-color... [Read more]

Introducing Our Brand New, All-Local Indie Online Store – ‘Shop SoKing’!

Introducing Our Brand New, All-Local Indie Online Store – ‘Shop SoKing’!

We’d like to introduce our Readers to a brand new, fully homegrown initiative that, thanks to Seattle-based Buck, we’re launching within our network of six local blogs – Shop SoKing –... [Read more]

We Just Made It Easier to Listen to Local Music on SoKing Internet Radio!

We Just Made It Easier to Listen to Local Music on SoKing Internet Radio!

Everyone knows that it’s best to shop local and support local businesses, but when was the last time YOU listened local? Well, we just made it easier to listen to all-local music on our sister media... [Read more]

Local B-17 Bombardier Recalls ‘Wing and a Prayer’ Mission on the All American

Local B-17 Bombardier Recalls ‘Wing and a Prayer’ Mission on the All American

Ralph Burbridge of Des Moines, a B-17 bombardier in World War II, holds the encased flag that the 414th Squadron, which he flew with, raised in his honor earlier this year above their base in Turkey. He... [Read more]

Highline College’s MaST Center will be at Des Moines Farmers Market Saturday

Highline College’s MaST Center will be at Des Moines Farmers Market Saturday

The Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market is once again happy to partner with Highline College’s MaST Center the fourth Saturday of the month throughout the season – which means their information... [Read more]

‘Maury Island Incident Historical Society’ Posits New Theory About UFO Incident

‘Maury Island Incident Historical Society’ Posits New Theory About UFO Incident

Closeup of a piece of mysterious ‘slag’ found on a nearby beach. Could it be from the Maury Island incident some 65 years ago? Story & Photos by Scott Schaefer At a gathering on a Woodmont... [Read more]

TUNE-IN: SoKing Internet Radio is now Broadcasting LIVE!

TUNE-IN: SoKing Internet Radio is now Broadcasting LIVE!

I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity... [Read more]