A long exposure shot by Jason Mackey, taken at the Houghton Beach Park waterfront in September 2016.
Rain helps some indicators improve, but conditions still dry and fire danger lingers through wildland-fire season
The Kirkland Fire Department has lifted the safety burn ban, which was originally issued on Aug. 18 when hot, dry and windy conditions were prevalent throughout the area. Monitoring of fire dangers, including fuel and moisture, has continued over the previous two-week period, and today fire-danger indicators returned to normal levels for this time of year, allowing the lifting of the burn ban.
Come to the Kikland Wednesday Market after school and get tickets for your Kettle Corn, Fruit, half off pizza at the Market Manager’s booth
See you Wednesday in the marina!
The Kirkland Cultural Arts Commission has selected local environmental artist, Terra Holcomb, as the inaugural Cross Kirkland Corridor (CKC) artist in residence. The final project will include a 10-foot tree hollow constructed from fallen black cottonwood leaves. Holcomb’s ephemeral art piece, which will be made in collaboration with community volunteers, will be displayed along the CKC at 110th Avenue Northeast from October 8 through Mid-November…
The Cross Kirkland Corridor (CKC) will be completely closed for maintenance between NE 112th Street and 110th Avenue NE (near Peter Kirk Elementary) on Thursday, Sept. 1, and Friday, Sept. 2, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Street signs have been posted and personnel will be stationed at the work zone boundaries. Additional maintenance will be […]
Public Invited to Weigh in on Mayor and Council Salaries
The Kirkland Salary Commission is holding a meeting on September 15, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chamber to receive public input and discuss possible adjustments to the salaries of the Mayor and Councilmembers. The Salary Commission is made up of three residents who are appointed for staggered terms by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council.
The current salary for the Mayor is $1,457 per month and the current salary for Councilmembers is $1,144 per month…
The Puget Sound Business Journal is reporting that Seattle retailer Nordstrom is planning a 35,000 square-foot store in the Village at Totem Lake. The mixed-use development includes a cinema, apartments and retail including Whole Foods. Read more: http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2016/08/31/nordstrom-plans-rack-for-kirkland-even-as-store.html
EvergreenHealth announced today that Tina Mycroft, CPA, CGMA, has been named new senior vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) for the Kirkland-based health system. Mycroft was selected through an extensive national search, and replaces Chrissy Yamada who retired from EvergreenHealth in August after serving as CFO since 2004.
Lake Washington Boulevard, south of Northeast 38th Place, re-opened to traffic at 5:15 p.m. last night, August 29, 2016. Please use caution while driving through the construction area. Although the road is open, flagging operations and lane closures will continue through September 23. The total closure of Lake Washington Boulevard was necessary to accommodate the […]
Kirkland Author Writes About Building Community With His Canine
Seattle Pacific University President Emeritus David McKenna writes about his transition from leadership roles in higher education to becoming “just plain Dave” in a new community and new life. During his morning routine of walking the family dog around the streets of Kirkland, he meets more than 100 people and “discovers a new world where strangers become friends through the connection of our dogs.”