Archive for July, 2020

County executive visits White Center Heights Park to celebrate tree-planting milestone

Thursday, July 30th, 2020 Posted in Environment, King County, White Center news | 2 Comments »

(King County photo) King County Executive Dow Constantine visited White Center Heights Park this morning to celebrate a milestone in the county's tree-planting initiative. Here's the announcement: A partnership created by King ... Read more..

White Center Library to add ‘Curbside to Go’ service next week

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020 Posted in Libraries, White Center Library, White Center news | 1 Comment »

Next week, White Center Library gets "Curbside to Go" service when KCLS dramatically expands where it's available. Here's the announcement: On Wednesday, August 5, the King County Library System (KCLS) will ... Read more..

BURN BAN: Now in effect for unincorporated King County

Monday, July 27th, 2020 Posted in Fire, Weather, White Center news | No Comments »

Just out of the inbox: With dry conditions in the forecast, King County Fire Marshal Chris Ricketts has issued a Phase 1 burn ban for the unincorporated areas of King County ... Read more..

WEATHER: Heat Advisory alert for Monday

Sunday, July 26th, 2020 Posted in Weather, White Center news | No Comments »

Get the fans out! Monday could get up to 95 degrees, according to the Heat Advisory alert issued by the National Weather Service. We haven't seen the 90s since July ... Read more..

ELECTION 2020: Appointed sheriff? And 6 other questions to decide in November

Friday, July 24th, 2020 Posted in Election, King County, King County Sheriff's Office, White Center news | 1 Comment »

Should the King County Sheriff go back to being appointed rather than elected? That's one of the proposed charter amendments going to voters this November, as announced: With the approval of ... Read more..

Highline Public Schools will start 2020-2021 without in-person classes

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020 Posted in Coronavirus, Highline School District, Schools, White Center news | Comments Off on Highline Public Schools will start 2020-2021 without in-person classes

Highline Public Schools has announced that the 2020-2021 school year will start without in-person classes: Highline Superintendent Susan Enfield announced today that Highline schools would begin the school year with distance ... Read more..

UPDATE: Deputies investigating White Center shooting

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020 Posted in Crime, King County Sheriff's Office, White Center news | Comments Off on UPDATE: Deputies investigating White Center shooting

5:46 PM: King County Sheriff's Office deputies are in the 10400 block of 2nd SW, investigating a shooting. They say the victim was shot in the hand by someone who ... Read more..

FOLLOWUP: Suspect charged in arson at ex-funeral home in White Center

Monday, July 20th, 2020 Posted in Crime, Fire, White Center news | 6 Comments »

By Tracy Record White Center Now editor This afternoon, the former Yarington's Funeral Home in White Center is just a burned-out shell and piles of charred debris. And a 35-year-old man is ... Read more..

STARTING SUNDAY: 1st Avenue South Bridge work closures

Friday, July 17th, 2020 Posted in Traffic, White Center news | 1 Comment »

(First published on partner site West Seattle Blog) (Reader photo) By Tracy Record White Center Now editor The First Avenue South Bridge has some major work coming up: During 14 nights spread across three ... Read more..

FOLLOWUP: Bloom Bistro to open in White Center this weekend

Thursday, July 16th, 2020 Posted in Restaurants, White Center news | 1 Comment »

New White Center eatery Bloom Bistro is opening this weekend - Saturday and Sunday (July 18-19) for take-out only. As we reported last month, this is the restaurant that's taken ... Read more..

FOLLOWUP: 2-alarm White Center fire ruled arson

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020 Posted in Crime, Fire, White Center news | Comments Off on FOLLOWUP: 2-alarm White Center fire ruled arson

(WCN photo from last Thursday, as fire flared up for a second day) Last week's fire that gutted the former Yarington's Funeral Home in White Center has been ruled arson. That's ... Read more..

TODAY: Camp Second Chance Community Advisory Committee

Sunday, July 12th, 2020 Posted in Myers Way, White Center news | Comments Off on TODAY: Camp Second Chance Community Advisory Committee

The monthly Community Advisory Committee meeting for Camp Second Chance on Myers Way is usually on the first Sunday of the month, but because of the holiday, the CAC meeting ... Read more..

PHOTOS: See unincorporated North Highline’s new park-to-be!

Thursday, July 9th, 2020 Posted in King County, Parks, White Center news | 1 Comment »

(WCN photos) Five forested acres for less than $360,000. "A screaming deal," as King County Executive Dow Constantine observed while touring unincorporated North Highline's newest park-to-be this past Monday. We were ... Read more..

UPDATE: Early-morning 2-alarm fire at former Yarington’s Funeral Home in White Center

Wednesday, July 8th, 2020 Posted in Fire, White Center news | 2 Comments »

(WCN photos) 7:20 AM: Thanks for the tip. Another fire at the former Yarington's Funeral Home at 16th/107th, and this one is much bigger than the one this past spring. The ... Read more..

LOST DOG: Looking for Ada

Wednesday, July 8th, 2020 Posted in Pets, White Center news | 1 Comment »

Via email: "Our long-hair chihuahua went missing from White Center downtown when we took her for grooming on Monday at 6 PM. She is all white except two brown spots ... Read more..

SCHOOLS: Highline School Board to vote Wednesday on sending tech levy to voters

Monday, July 6th, 2020 Posted in Highline School District, White Center news | Comments Off on SCHOOLS: Highline School Board to vote Wednesday on sending tech levy to voters

This Wednesday, Highline school-board members will decide whether to ask you to vote on a technology levy this November. Here's a preview from the district: The Highline Public Schools Board of ... Read more..

NEED PET FOOD? Go to Steve Cox Memorial Park next Friday

Saturday, July 4th, 2020 Posted in Coronavirus, Pets, Steve Cox Memorial Park, White Center news | Comments Off on NEED PET FOOD? Go to Steve Cox Memorial Park next Friday

King County's mobile pet-food bank is coming back to Steve Cox Memorial Park, for those who need pet food but are having trouble affording it. Look for it there (1321 ... Read more..

Gunfire incident, no injuries reported

Friday, July 3rd, 2020 Posted in Crime, White Center news | Comments Off on Gunfire incident, no injuries reported

(WCN/WSB photo, Thursday evening) Seattle Police converged on a house at 18th/98th after gunfire was reported near Holy Family early Thursday evening. We covered it on partner site West Seattle Blog ... Read more..

North Highline Unincorporated Area Council update – including free masks and hand sanitizer!

Wednesday, July 1st, 2020 Posted in Coronavirus, Holidays, North Highline Fire District, North Highline UAC, White Center news | Comments Off on North Highline Unincorporated Area Council update – including free masks and hand sanitizer!

From the North Highline Unincorporated Area Council: As in our prior years, the North Highline Unincorporated Area Council (NHUAC) will not be holding July and August meetings. We will resume meetings ... Read more..