Kirkland Safety Burn Ban Lifted

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.

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Community Invited to Participate in the Inaugural Cross Kirkland Corridor Art Project

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…

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Cross Kirkland Corridor Maintenance Closure

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 […]

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Kirkland Salary Commission Meeting Sept. 15

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…

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Nordstrom Rack to come to Totem Lake Mall

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:

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Lake Washington Boulevard Re-opens; Lane closures will continue through September

  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 […]

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Walking Your Dog Can Change the World; Kirkland Author Writes About Building Community With His Canine

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.”

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