The Waterland Blog is a local, independent, family-run ‘hyperlocal’ news website covering Des Moines, WA since 2008, and provided free to Readers thanks to much-appreciated advertising support from our great local business community.

Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the local economy. As businesses shutter due to the pandemic, sadly they have also laid off employees, shut doors and stopped generating revenue – deeply hurting our entire region, state, country and well…the entire world!

This has obviously trickled down to us, your leading local online news website. You may have seen announcements from other news organizations in our region stating closure of their print operations and layoffs of employees. The good news is, we have always been 100% digital, keeping our operating costs low, while continually striving to provide the Des Moines news that you will not find elsewhere.

And we vow to keep doing so, no matter what happens.

Scott & Theresa Schaefer manage The Waterland Blog

If you value our local coverage, please consider supporting us at a level that makes sense for you. We have partnered with PressPatron to make it easy for you to contribute on a monthly basis, or a simple one time donation (just click the red “Become a supporter” button below). Whatever amount or frequency you choose (even a one-time, one-buck donation helps!), it’s all good, and it will help us keep our pixels updating with the most current and relevant hyperlocal coverage of Des Moines news, COVID-19, politics, arts, business, crime, events and more.

The Waterland Blog is managed by Scott and Theresa Schaefer, who have been involved in the community supporting local numerous non-profits, arts and community events and fundraisers to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars of in-kind sponsorships over our 12+ years in business.

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