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CERT Summer Course Registration Now Open

The CERT Summer Intensive course is now open for registration. This course, sponsored by the CERT Eastside Regional Team, concentrates the 8-week CERT course into just three days: August 9, 12, and 13 from 8 AM to 5 PM. It will take place in Bellevue. You will learn basic disaster preparedness, light search and rescue, […]

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City Seeks Artist for Kalakala Installation

Public Art Call for Repurposing Pieces of Historic Kalakala Ferry The City of Kirkland seeks qualified artists to transform salvaged pieces of the historic Kalakala Ferry into an art installation. The deadline for letters of interest is July 15, 2017. “We’re excited about the historical significance of this new piece of public art,” said Ellen […]

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Kirkland Police Captain Bill Hamilton Graduates from the F.B.I. National Academy

  On June 7th, 2017, Kirkland Police Captain Bill Hamilton graduated along with two hundred and twenty-seven other law enforcement officers from the F.B.I. National Academy Program in Quantico, Virginia.  The 268th Session of the National Academy consisted of men and women from 47 states.  Included in the class were members of law enforcement agencies […]

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Reminder: Fireworks are still illegal in Kirkland; Stay safe, have fun

City encourages safety over July 4th Fireworks ban continues to reduce fire-related accidents   The City of Kirkland’s year-round fireworks ban prohibits the sale and use of all consumer fireworks as part of an effort to eliminate fires, injuries and calls for service. The City’s fireworks ban has reduced the number of fire-related accidents and complaints […]

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New Peter Kirk After-School Camp Fills Community Need

Beginning fall 2017, Peter Kirk Community Center will offer a new after-school camp for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. “We’re excited to offer this new program,” said Recreation Coordinator Betsy Maxwell. “We heard repeatedly about a lack of after-school programs in Kirkland and are trying to help fill that community need.” The camp will […]

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City Celebrates New Parking Lot Adjacent to City Hall

Addresses needs of downtown shopping district and honors former mayor   The City will celebrate the new parking lot along 3rd Avenue just south of City Hall at a ribbon cutting tomorrow, June 13, at 12:30 p.m. This 84-stall lot is scheduled to officially open Tuesday, June 20, and will be available to downtown employees […]

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City Recognized as Bicycle Friendly Community

  Kirkland’s years of effort to make the City friendlier to bicycling were rewarded earlier this month by the League of American Bicyclists when they recognized the City as a bronze level Bicycle Friendly Community. The award recognizes Kirkland’s commitment to improving conditions for bicycling through investment in bicycling promotion, education programs, infrastructure and pro-bicycling […]

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Preparedness for People with Pets

The greater Seattle area is home to more companion animals than children. You’ve probably got at least one go-bag for you and your human family members. But what would you do with your four-legged family in case of an emergency? Preparing Pets for Disasters helps responders prepare by teaching them how to identify and safely […]

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