Archive | August, 2018

Kirkland Deputy City Manager Wins State Association Award

Tracey Dunlap awarded for “Outstanding Achievement and Exemplary Work”.   Kirkland Deputy City Manager Tracey Dunlap was awarded the 2018 WCCMA Outstanding Assistant Award, the Washington City/County Management Association’s (WCCMA) prestigious award for deputy and/or assistant city managers. The award recognizes leaders in government who have demonstrated outstanding achievement and exemplary work, provided valued assistance […]

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Labor strike delays contractor work on Sixth Street South, 120th Avenue Northeast

Five-day closure of Sixth Street’s intersection with Kirkland Way is also delayed by strike A strike impacting Western Washington this week by the International Operating Engineer’s Union, Local 302, has stalled progress on two of Kirkland’s construction projects, including the water main beneath 120th Avenue Northeast and the new four-way traffic signal project at Kirkland […]

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Caspar Babypants Cancelled Due to Air Quality

Tuesday Kid’s Concert in Juanita Park is unfortunately cancelled on Tuesday, August 21st due to poor air quality. The Kirkland Downtown Association hopes to have Caspar Babypants return before next summer, but the date is not yet set. This choice is made due to specific health warnings recommending children not spend time outside in the […]

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Safety Alert: Houghton Beach Closed to Swimming, Humans and pets cautioned to stay out of water

Routine weekly water testing revealed high levels of fecal coliform bacteria in Lake Washington at Houghton Beach in Kirkland, leading City officials to warn against people and pets entering into the water. Advisory signs warning about contaminated water have been posted at the beach, which is located at 5811 Lake Washington Blvd NE. The City […]

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Traffic Alert: Kirkland Summerfest

KIRKLAND, Wash. – Road closures and detours will be in place throughout the weekend as Summerfest happens in downtown Kirkland, August 10-12. The City’s boat launch will remain open, however, boaters should expect delays. Event goers are encouraged to walk, bike, or carpool, and plan for their parking in advance.  For public parking, including the […]

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Tourism Development Committee Is Seeking Applicants for Vacancies

KIRKLAND, Wash. – The City of Kirkland has three vacancies on the Tourism Development Committee. State statute establishes the specific makeup of the committee. There is currently one vacancy for a representative of organizations involved in activities collecting lodging tax revenue, and two vacancies for representatives of organizations involved in activities authorized to be funded by […]

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Kirkland Summerfest and Roo’s World of Discovery Partners to host Low Sensory Area Sunday, August 12

ROO’S WORLD OF DISCOVERY AND PARTNERS HOST FIRST-EVER LOW-SENSORY AREA AT 2018 KIRKLAND SUMMERFEST  Frameworks CTR, JUMP, Kindering, Mosaic Children’s Therapy and WAAA join to bring fun to low-sensory area at Kidzone in Heritage Park   On Sunday, August 12 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Roo’s World of Discovery, an inclusive Montessori-inspired indoor play […]

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