A coyote pack has been spotted in Northern Juanita, near Simmonds Road and 100th. As we all have seen, it is an exceptional year for the rabbits, and the coyotes are taking advantage. If you see them, it is best to make loud noises to scare them, referred to as “coyote hazing” by the Humane […]
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Three letters to the editor in the April 6 edition of the “Kirkland Reporter” presented three views on guns, schools and human life. This Sunday, April 15, 6:00 p.m. Lutheran Peace Fellowship is sponsoring an informed presentation and peaceful discussion on “Improving Gun Safety and Reducing Gun Violence.” Erin Cizmas, a volunteer with Moms Demand […]
November 9, 2017 Kirkland Fire Department Media Information Line: 425-587-3699 Kirkland, Wash. – On Wednesday, November 8, 2017, Kirkland firefighters extinguished two house fires within forty minutes of each other. There were no injuries to civilians or firefighters. Kirkland Fire Department units were assisted by crews from Woodinville, Bothell, and Redmond. A unique […]
A hearty meal for Thanksgiving is just what Kirkland school children need. Yet there are an alarming number that will have next to nothing and don’t know what Thanksgiving means. You can provide that support for these kids during the upcoming school break. When school is open there are free & reduced meals and Pantry […]
The National Weather Service has advised Western Washington, including Kirkland, to prepare for a series of storms expected to hit the region by Wednesday evening and last through the weekend. The storm system is expected to cause powerful winds and heavy rains. Widespread tree damage and power outages are anticipated.
The first of the storms will arrive late Wednesday night and into Thursday. Heavy rains will hit the Washington coast and then be pushed inland. Strong winds are expected along the coast and through the Northwest interior.
The second of the three storms is expected to impact Western Washington late Thursday and into Friday. Heavy rains and wind gusts of up to 40-50 mph are expected. The Southwest Washington coast may experience gusts of wind up to 65-75 mph.
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.
The Kirkland City Manager’s Office is inviting you to a meeting with the Police Department on Tuesday, July 19 at City Hall in the Peter Kirk Room (south entrance to City Hall) from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (or until the last person leaves) to answer questions and hear concerns regarding break-ins in the Norkirk Neighborhood. We will have crime data maps for burglary, thefts and motor vehicle prowls – for both the Norkirk Neighborhood and the entire City (so people can compare Citywide data with your neighborhood – past and present)…
Are crime rates higher than usual? Nervous Neighbors Share Stories of Break-Ins
Have you heard your neighbors or friends speak of recent break-ins of their homes or cars? Have you been the victim of a recent crime?
The word on the street is people feel that crime is on the rise. When a crime happens to a friend or neighbor, it tends to focus one’s attention. In the past three weeks alone, we have had discussions with a dozen friends, all with stories of break-ins of homes and cars. Anecdotal this is, yet it is alarming nonetheless.
Stories of these incidents are popping up all over social media and between nervous neighbors.
The truth on crime comes from the Kirkland Police Department and is available online. Want the real facts? Visit the local crime maps and statistics available on The city’s Community Crime Map…