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Saturday, May 23, 2015 -- 11:01 pm
Congrats! National championship for West Seattle's 'Archer Addy'
West Seattle Blog - It's been a while since our last update on West Seattle's 'Archer Addy,' who's been notching archery achievements for a long time despite her young age. Erik and Tracy Nachtrieb shared this news: 11-year-old Addison 'Archer Addy' Nachtrieb, a Schmitz Park Elementary student, won the NFAA 3D National Archery Championship and she was awarded the [...] Read more...
Saturday, May 23, 2015 -- 5:48 pm
Seattle Public Schools says it's closing Middle College High School's West Seattle program
West Seattle Blog - (WSB photo from MCHS High Point's 2014 graduation ceremony at The Hall @ Fauntleroy) By Tracy Record West Seattle Blog editor With just a few weeks to go in the school year, Seattle Public Schools has abruptly announced that one of its high schools in West Seattle won't reopen next year. In a letter dated [...] Read more...
Saturday, May 23, 2015 -- 3:38 pm
West Seattle Crime Watch: Have you seen this scooter?
West Seattle Blog - A thief stole Cynthia‘s scooter overnight: 2009 Genuine Buddy Scooter (orange) with trunk box stolen last night/this morning on the 8100 block of 13th, between Elmgrove and Thistle. [map] License Plate is 4B9633. Police report has been filed under incident number: 2015-169636 If you see it, call 911 and refer to that case number. SIDE [...] Read more...
Saturday, May 23, 2015 -- 2:56 pm
West Seattle weekend scene: Memorial Day poppies
West Seattle Blog - This weekend, be part of a Memorial Day tradition – get an American Legion poppy. West Seattle's Auxiliary Unit 160 president Andrea Geraghty and Post 160 adjutant Kyle Geraghty (a Marine Corps veteran) were at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor) this morning with Tom Bucy (an Army veteran), assisted by their daughter Ana. Post 160 [...] Read more...
Saturday, May 23, 2015 -- 12:01 pm
Also starting today: Tour season at Alki Point Lighthouse
West Seattle Blog - (Photo by Long Bach Nguyen – click image to see larger version) The summertime tour season at Alki Point Lighthouse (lower left in the photo above) is starting early. Debra Alderman from the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary says they had to make sure they'd have enough volunteers for this weekend – they do, and so [...] Read more...
Saturday, May 23, 2015 -- 11:23 am
VIDEO: Biggest turnout yet for annual Denny-Lincoln Bike Classic
West Seattle Blog - If you saw a big group of bicycle riders this past hour or so in Westwood or Fauntleroy – this is probably who you saw: The Denny-Lincoln Bicycle Classic‘s almost 50 riders. Biggest group yet, the ride leaders announced as they gave everyone a big round of safety reminders before taking off from the path [...] Read more...
Saturday, May 23, 2015 -- 7:56 am
West Seattle Saturday: How your holiday weekend begins ...
West Seattle Blog - (WSB photo from a recent misty morning) Happy Saturday! From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar: AMERICAN LEGION MEMORIAL DAY POPPIES: 8 am-4 pm today and tomorrow, American Legion Post 160 and Auxiliary Unit 160 will distribute traditional Memorial Day poppies at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor), as previewed here. (California/Fauntleroy/Morgan) TAI CHI AT ALKI: [...] Read more...
Saturday, May 23, 2015 -- 7:01 am
Softball postseason: West Seattle HS takes 4th in district tournament
West Seattle Blog - (WSB photo: From left, WSHS's Charli Elliott and Annalisa Ursino, with Ballard's Savannah Furia sliding into 2nd) Next up for the West Seattle High School softball team: State tournament play in Lacey on Friday, after their fourth-place finish in the district tournament at Southwest Athletic Complex last night. In a rematch of the Metro League [...] Read more...
Friday, May 22, 2015 -- 11:56 pm
Shell @ T-5: New scrutiny for Polar Pioneer & 'Solar Pioneer'
West Seattle Blog - (WSB photo) From around the Web tonight: Updates on the drilling platform Polar Pioneer and the protest barge Solar Pioneer, both still in West Seattle waters. We'd photographed the latter tonight from Don Armeni Boat Ramp after noticing it had moved, which was expected after it ran afoul of the Coast Guard, among others, as [...] Read more...
Friday, May 22, 2015 -- 9:51 pm
Sun or no sun, outdoor swim/spraypark season starts Saturday
West Seattle Blog - (Highland Park Spraypark, WSB file photo) The forecast right now isn't looking much like warm sunshine tomorrow – but it's still the first day of the year for Colman Pool at Lincoln Park and for West Seattle's only spraypark, at Highland Park. We mentioned this a week and a half ago in a roundup of [...] Read more...
Friday, May 22, 2015 -- 7:33 pm
Also headed for state: West Seattle HS golfer Zach Gibson
West Seattle Blog - It's state-championship season for high-school athletes in several sports, including golf, with a West Seattle High School golfer headed to the Tri-Cities in a few days to compete. From Kristin Gibson: West Seattle Wildcat Zach Gibson will compete in Boys 3A State Golf Championship May 26-28 at Canyon Lakes Golf Course in Kennewick, WA. Zach [...] Read more...
Friday, May 22, 2015 -- 4:49 pm
West Seattle development: Charlestown Court comes down
West Seattle Blog - 4:49 PM: Twice nominated, and rejected, for city-landmark status, the Charlestown Court apartments across from the ex-Charlestown Café are coming down. Townhouses will replace them, as we've reported previously. 5:40 PM: We're adding images and backstory. Video: And – thanks to Bryce for the tip that demolition was under way; unexpected at 4 pm on [...] Read more...
Friday, May 22, 2015 -- 3:39 pm
Next Friday, last 'Laps With Lou' before Pathfinder PE teacher & Make-A-Wish hero Lou Cutler retires
West Seattle Blog - It's been one of our favorite stories to cover every year we've done this – but next Friday will be our last chance to report on another round of 'Laps With Lou': Pathfinder K-8 PE teacher Lou Cutler is retiring. For 12 years now, on a day close to his birthday, he has been joined [...] Read more...
Friday, May 22, 2015 -- 1:34 pm
One more transportation note: Use Delridge? Take this survey
West Seattle Blog - One more transportation-related item: If you live and/or work and/or drive, ride, walk, run along Delridge Way SW, you're going to want to take this survey. It was mentioned in the announcement of a June 6th city-led workshop regarding three projects – the Delridge Multi-Modal Corridor Study, the Delridge Action Plan, and Delridge Longfellow Creek [...] Read more...
Friday, May 22, 2015 -- 10:30 am
VIDEO: Why the first Admiral Way Safety Project meeting won't be the last after all
West Seattle Blog - (Slide deck from last night's meeting) By Tracy Record West Seattle Blog editor 'Who can we contact to derail this program?' That question was asked by one attendee at last night's contentious meeting about the Admiral Way Safety Project, but could have come from almost anyone who spoke. We hadn't planned to record the meeting [...] Read more...
Friday, May 22, 2015 -- 9:47 am
What will you get for $930 million? Read the proposed transportation levy's fine print
West Seattle Blog - The heart of the decision over this fall's transportation levy: What will you get for your money? Two weeks after Mayor Murray and SDOT director Scott Kubly went public with the revised proposed $930 million 'Move Seattle' transportation levy (WSB coverage here), it's officially appearing on the City Council's Introduction and Referral Calendar – which [...] Read more...
Friday, May 22, 2015 -- 9:00 am
West Seattle Friday: Garden Club; softball playoffs; bingo benefit...
West Seattle Blog - (Male black-headed grosbeak, photographed by Mark Wangerin) The holiday weekend is about to start! If you're headed out, be safe and have a great time; we'll be here covering what's going on in West Seattle, as usual, including daily advance word of calendar highlights, like these: WEST SEATTLE GARDEN CLUB: This month's meeting starts with [...] Read more...
Friday, May 22, 2015 -- 7:49 am
TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Pre-holiday Friday updates
West Seattle Blog - (Four WS-relevant views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page) The 3-day holiday weekend is almost here. No problems in/from West Seattle so far. Here are the Memorial Day reminders again: MEMORIAL DAY TRANSIT NOTES: On Monday – Metro will be on its Sunday schedule; the West Seattle Water Taxi will also be on a [...] Read more...
Friday, May 22, 2015 -- 7:47 am
VIDEO: Lafayette Elementary students perform for Seattle School Board
West Seattle Blog - Encore performance this week for part of the cast of Lafayette Elementary‘s recent musical! From Luckie: Lafayette Elementary was invited to performed a scene from this year's school play, "The Barnyard Musical Mystery," at the May 20 Seattle Public Schools board meeting in the John Stanford Center auditorium. It was broadcast live on Channel 26 [...] Read more...
Thursday, May 21, 2015 -- 10:07 pm
PHOTOS: Scenes from sold-out Taste of West Seattle, raising $53,000 for WS Helpline
West Seattle Blog - (UPDATED Friday afternoon with fundraising total and more) ORIGINAL REPORT, 10:07 PM THURSDAY: When you see the advance warning every spring that the Taste of West Seattle will probably sell out, so you'll want to get your tickets early – it's not just a sales pitch. Tonight's benefit for the West Seattle Helpline sold out [...] Read more...



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