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WATER TAXI ALERT: Lower-capacity Spirit of Kingston on West Seattle route tonight

June 4, 2021 2:26 pm
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(Spirit of Kingston – WSB file photo)

Just in from King County Water Taxi management:

The M/V Spirit of Kingston (social-distancing passenger capacity of 57) will be on the West Seattle Water Taxi route all evening replacing the Doc Maynard (153-passenger capacity) while it operates on the Vashon route. The Sally Fox [regular Vashon vewsel] will be out of service tonight while scheduled maintenance on an engine is completed. Last Friday, multiple departures were near the 57-passenger limit; however, ridership today has been far lower. Please plan your commute accordingly in the event that West Seattle customer demand exceeds available capacity on any individual sailing. The M/V Doc Maynard will return to service on the West Seattle route tomorrow morning.

The Water Taxi Watch live map shows Spirit of Kingston is already on the run, so make this an afternoon/evening alert.

HIGH-SCHOOL GRADUATION: Ceremonies next week for 4 West Seattle schools

This year, West Seattle has four ceremonies for the Class of 2021. The peninsula’s only charter school, Summit Atlas, says farewell to its first 33 graduating seniors with a ceremony at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) next Thursday (June 10th). The next night (Friday, June 11th), West Seattle’s only private high school, Seattle Lutheran HS, celebrates its grads with a ceremony on campus. The next day – Saturday, June 12th – West Seattle High School (11 am) and Chief Sealth International High School (5 pm) both have ceremonies at Memorial Stadium downtown, where Seattle Public Schools is hosting most commencements this year. All of these events are limited in attendance because of the pandemic.

DELRIDGE PROJECT: Nighttime striping work, and what else is ahead

(WSB photo: Work on Delridge north of SW Holden this morning)

The weekly update for the Delridge Way repaving/utilities project, preparing for RapidRide H Line, is in. Striping and related work will start next week in the areas where paving is complete – here’s the SDOT list of project focus areas for next week:

Final channelization and striping is scheduled to begin next week starting at SW Dakota St and moving south

-This work will happen overnight between 7 PM and 6 AM
-The trucks used to complete this work are large, and thus will require us to temporarily limit street parking in areas where work is taking place
-This work is anticipated to be completed in North Delridge in July
-Visit our final design website to get a refresher on what the project will look like once it is complete

Bus stop upgrades continue at SW Myrtle St, SW Holly St, and SW Thistle St

Duct bank work resumes between SW Holden St and SW Thistle St
-Electrical upgrades are nearly complete
-We will begin restoring the roadway as early as June 11

SW Barton Pl upgrades continue through the end of next week
-Once this work is complete, we will shift to the east side of Delridge Way SW and begin demolishing and upgrading the roadway
-SW Henderson St will be closed as a part of this work
-We will provide a new detour map in our update next week

See the full update by going here.

New priest-in-charge for St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church

The pandemic has posed challenges for houses of worship, with in-person services prohibited for months, then allowed only with limited attendance. Some West Seattle congregations has have the extra challenge of seeking new leadership – including St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church in Admiral, after the departure of Rev. Kate Wesch. Now, St. John’s has announced a new leader:

We have called a new Priest in Charge, Rev. Canon Elise Johnstone, starting August 8.

Elise describes her multiple callings of mother, spouse, and Episcopal priest as bringing great joy. She has been serving since 2014 as the Canon to the Ordinary of the Episcopal Diocese of Lexington, in Kentucky. Prior to that call, she served as Priest in Charge of Holy Trinity, Georgetown, KY, and the Assistant Rector of Good Shepherd, Lexington, KY. She has a Bachelor’s in Classics from the University of Georgia, a Master of Divinity from the General Theological Seminary in New York City, and a Doctor of Ministry in Liturgy from the University of the South School of Theology in Sewanee, TN.

Elise has relished serving the Church on local, diocesan, and church-wide levels, serving multiple triennia as deputy and chair to General Convention, as well as serving on the Episcopal-Presbyterian Dialogue and the Board of the College for Bishops.

Her passions, in addition to her family, are liturgy, music, connecting those in need with resources while showing them they are loved and respected, as well as ballet and theatre. She is married to Ryan Shrauner, who is a seminary librarian, ordained in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), and a native of the Seattle area. They are the proud parents of Walter, who is a rising 6th grader. As a family, they enjoy hiking, travel, playing board games, The Simpsons, and figuring out what to do with the many LEGO they cohabitate with.

St. John’s is one of many local churches that have been streaming services online (as featured here with a list of links every Sunday) and has also been offering parking-lot services.

TRAFFIC, ROAD WORK, WEATHER: Friday notes, including East Marginal crash

7:33 AM: From SDOT: “Collision on East Marginal Way S at Diagonal Ave S blocking all NB & SB lanes between S Idaho St & S Dawson St.”

8:30 AM: Still closed.

9:40 AM: Still closed. It’s a driver-versus-pole crash.

NOON: SDOT tweeted at 11:22 am that the scene was clear.


6:12 AM: Good morning. The forecast is for one last day of sunshine before some weekend rain.


Delridge project – The Delridge/Orchard work and north-end Delridge paving are finished; the west side of Delridge/Barton/Henderson and the east side of Delridge/Thistle are still closed. Here is this week’s plan, with the next update due later today

SW Yancy – Still closed west of 28th SW.


Regular schedules today.(Watch @kcmetrobus for word of any bus cancellations, @wsferries for major WSF changes.)


439th morning without the West Seattle Bridge. Here are the views of other bridges and routes:

Low Bridge: 21st week for automated enforcement cameras; restrictions are in effect 5 am-9 pm daily – except weekends, when the bridge is open to all until 8 am Saturday and Sunday mornings. (Access applications are available for some categories of drivers.)

Here’s a low-bridge view:

West Marginal Way at Highland Park Way:

Highland Park Way/Holden:

The 5-way intersection (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):

And the 1st Avenue South Bridge (map):

For the South Park Bridge (map), here’s the nearest camera:

Are bridges opening for boats or barges? Check the @SDOTBridges Twitter feed. (Note: It’s been broken for a day – you can find 1st Avenue South Bridge openings on @wsdot_traffic.)

See all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also shown on this WSB page.

Trouble on the streets/paths/bridges/water? Please let us know – text (but not if you’re driving!) 206-293-6302.

UPDATE: Early-morning fire in Fauntleroy ‘intentionally set’

4:05 AM: Midsize fire response this past hour to Fauntleroy/Henderson, near the ferry terminal. We just caught up with the crews still on scene and they told us it was a carport fire, handled fairly quickly, no injuries.

11:08 AM: Though no investigator had been dispatched at the time of the fire, we noticed on the log that one was sent a few hours later. SFD says their investigation determined the fire was “intentionally set,” with damage totaling about $1,000.

CORONAVIRUS: Roundup for Thursday 6/3/2021

June 4, 2021 2:16 am
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Local/state pandemic news:

GOVERNOR ANNOUNCES INCENTIVES: Cash and prizes await those who have had at least one shot – here are the details.

NEWEST NUMBERS: Here’s the update from the Public Health daily-summary dashboard:

*109,995 people have tested positive, 138 more than yesterday’s total

*1,595 people have died, 5 more than yesterday’s total

*6,193 people have been hospitalized, 20 more than yesterday’s total

One week ago, the three totals we are now tracking were 109,196/1,588/6,129.

STATEWIDE NUMBERS: Find them, county by county, on the state Department of Health dashboard.

WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 172.1 million cases worldwide, 33.3 million of them in the U.S. See the nation-by-nation breakout here.


GOT INFO/PHOTOS/TIPS? 206-293-6302, text or voice, or – thank you!

FOLLOWUP: Where the Roxbury/Delridge sidewalk saga stands

(WSB photo: CoLEAD’s Jesse Benet left, with Councilmember Lisa Herbold and, right, Mac McElroy)

By Tracy Record
West Seattle Blog editor

Mac McElroy was not impressed.

Two-thirds of the sidewalk-blocking tent encampment across Delridge Way from his establishment, the Triangle Pub, is gone. But three tents remain. And when a delegation of outreach workers and City Councilmember Lisa Herbold stopped by his place last night, he didn’t get a commitment on how long they’ll be allowed to stay.

“Nobody’s accountable,” he observed.

McElroy is one of the South Delridge business owners who have been asking the city for months to tell the campers to clear the sidewalk.

As we reported two weeks ago, the CoLEAD program – part of a nonprofit – started working with the campers about a month ago, and got several to agree to accept shelter. They’re doing well, said the four people from outreach programs who were at Wednesday night’s sidewalk chat outside the Triangle Pub. Two of them went over to check in with what they say is just one actual remaining resident of the three tents – the others are for her stuff, they said.

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WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: 4-figure shoplifting arrest (updated)

ORIGINAL THURSDAY NIGHT REPORT: Police arrested a suspected shoplifter tonight after a four-figure theft from Ulta Beauty in Westwood Village. Their preliminary summary says officers responded to a report of “multiple fragrances” stolen from the store. They found the suspect on foot nearby and recovered $3,094 worth of stolen items. The suspect was booked into jail; the items were returned to the store.

ADDED NOON FRIDAY: More details from the full-length police report – the suspect is a 31-year-old man. Police found him after checking the Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail in the Roxhill Park area south of Westwood Village; the report says the trail “is commonly used by shoplift suspects as it allows significant cover and provides multiple access/exit points.” They found him with a backpack that looked “overstuffed”; a witness had told them he was in the store wearing a backpack and “carrying a large laundry bin” into which 34 bottles of fragrance products had been placed. The witness said he was then seen in the parking lot near trash bins, removing tags from the stolen products, and transferring them from the laundry bin. Police found the 34 bottles in the backpack. According to online records, the suspect has a lengthy criminal history going back more than a decade and is currently awaiting trial on charges from two building burglaries downtown early this year. The documents from that case say his record includes at least 55 failure-to-appear warrants from past cases.

UPDATE: Motorcycle crash on West Marginal Way

8 PM: Thanks for the tips. An emergency response is at the scene of what witnesses say is a motorcycle crash on West Marginal Way just north of Highland Park Way. Avoid the area.

8:21 PM: Our crew says the scene has cleared. We’re checking with SFD on injuries.

9 PM: SFD spokesperson Kristin Tinsley tells us a ~21-year-old man was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

About the film (actually TV) crew in Fauntleroy

(1st three photos by WSB)

Thanks for all the tips. A film (actually TV) crew staging in Fauntleroy today will be working in Lincoln Park tomorrow. Here’s what we’ve found out.

A crew member we found at the park today would only confirm that it’s a show for Adult Swim, a late-night block of programming on the Cartoon Network. According to a post on a social-media group for film-extra gigs, the Adult Swim series “Three Busy Debras’ has been shooting at the Harbor Island soundstage recently unveiled by King County, so that could be it.

The note on the door of that rental truck says “Alive and Kicking Inc.,” which is the Cartoon Network entity that produces live-action programming including “Three Busy Debras.” The signage in the Lincoln Park north parking lot says they’ll be filming 5 am to 9 pm tomorrow, using the lot as well as some of the trails.

(Photo sent by Irene)

‘Reconnecting Our Community’: That’s what Senior Center of West Seattle is doing, with your help

Along with the membership campaign we mentioned two weeks ago, the Senior Center of West Seattle could use some help “Reconnecting Our Community” – here’s the announcement:

After a year of “stay-at-home” orders, our members are experiencing real challenges with mental health, isolation, and loneliness. As we draw near the end of this pandemic, we know reconnecting our community can best help the seniors of West Seattle overcome these challenges.

We know this to be true, because we hear it from the seniors in our Aging Well group as they discuss the true toll the pandemic had had on their mental health and how relieved they are to be able to express vulnerability to a group of sympathetic friends. We see it in our Quilters Group, a gathering of artists that feels more like a socially distanced family reunion after a year apart. We feel it when we see Veterans sharing coffee again in person and with our film buffs coming to watch movies together at the Senior Center.

As the Senior Center of West Seattle steadily adds back more in-person programs to meet the strong desire for community, we are calling on our neighbors to support the “Reconnecting Our Community” campaign.

Between now and July 31st, the Senior Center of West Seattle is aiming to raise $25,000 via a crowdfunding campaign.

To get involved:

Make an online donation today

Become a Champion and rally your friends, family, and neighbors to donate through our crowdfunding campaign

VACCINATION: State offerings cash prizes and other ‘incentives’

That’s video of the governor’s big announcement this afternoon that the state plans “incentives” for getting vaccinated. Not just for those who have yet to get a shot, but for those who are already vaccinated, too. The “Shot of a Lifetime” promotion includes five weekly drawings for cash – $250,000 weekly for four weeks and $1 million for the fifth – plus prizes from state-parks passes to college-tuition credits. (See the complete list in the news release.) Everybody who’s in the state database is eligible; the drawings start June 8th. One big question: How do you verify that you’re in the state database? You can do it online here, or by calling the state hotline at 833-VAX-HELP.

WEST SEATTLE LIGHT RAIL: See 3 possible Sound Transit ‘realignment’ scenarios

When the ST3 ballot measure was passed, it promised West Seattle light rail in 2030. Since then, the schedule has slid to 2031. And as a result of the “realignment” process on which Sound Transit has embarked because of projected revenue shortages and cost increases, it could be pushed back even further. The ST Board – mostly local elected officials from King, Snohomish, and Pierce Counties – is supposed to adopt a realignment plan next month. At a special board meeting today, three possible scenarios were presented – they’re in the slide deck starting on page 3:

(If you can’t see it there, read it here. Note that these are not necessarily what the board will consider in its final vote.) While the third scenario would deliver all of West Seattle light rail by 2032, the other two would phase it in, starting no sooner than 2035.

Comments during today’s meeting continued to show disagreements between board members on the process itself. Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan declared that the board is “barreling toward a decision that’s one of the worst decisions we could make as a board,” amending the plan based on financial projections that already have seen major changes and could see more. King County Executive Dow Constantine also warned against making monumental decisions based on “speculative” information. He suggested the decision could be delayed a bit further until the ST budget process gives them a better picture of finances. King County Council Chair Claudia Balducci, meantime, has been advocating working on scenarios to cut costs rather than delay projects, and she is said to be working with ST staff on an “alternative” along those lines, though it was not ready for presentation today.

No votes were taken at the meeting, but board chair Kent Keel (from the University Place City Council in Pierce County) asked members to send him their thoughts before the next full board meeting June 24th. He also noted that the System Expansion Committee will get an update one week from today on the evaluation of those dramatically increased costs first revealed earlier this year.

Peak rebranding for 1307 Harbor Avenue SW, as much of its space goes up for lease

(WSB photo)

A new chapter – and new name – for one of West Seattle’s most distinctive new buildings.

Thanks to Stewart L. for the tip about the new “For Lease” sign at 1307 Harbor Avenue SW (across from Don Armeni Boat Ramp), completed last year and built primarily as a “campus” for a Korea-based apparel firm, with offices, “light manufacturing” space, and even housing units. Its planning and construction drew extra attention because one of the buildings demolished to make way for it held a longtime West Seattle dive bar, the Alki Tavern (closed in 2013, but not torn down until four years later). The project was completed last year, and at least one business tenant has moved in (WSB sponsor Lake Washington Physical Therapy) – and suddenly it’s seeking one or more new tenants for 21,000 square feet of space – which, according to project documents, is the entirety of the office and “light manufacturing” space.

Digging into the online listing, we find the building now has a name, Denali (after the highest mountain in North America). Office and deck space is offered for lease (here’s the brochure) on five of its floors.

We inquired with the listing brokers to see what happened to the original plan; so far, no reply. We also have a message out to a local executive of the entity that built the project. We’ll update if we get any responses. The listing indicates the spaces are available separately or together – from 2,100 square feet up to the entire 21,000.

SIDE NOTE: Before getting news of the lease listing, we had been researching something else about the building:

Back when the project was going through Design Review, one feature that drew positive comments was a promised “hillclimb” stairway that the public would be able to use to cut through the building from Harbor Avenue to California Way. This spring, we received two inquiries from people who noticed the stairway hadn’t been built and wondered if it was to be added later. Answer: No. We read through dozens of project documents and found one showing the stairway was removed from the plan in 2018. The revision, approved by the city, said that while part of the stairway was “to be supported on old residential foundations,” those foundations were found to be in “no condition to support additional loads.” They couldn’t find a way around it, adding, “Furthermore, SDOT limitations to access to adjoining California Way SW and the steep slope complicates exponentially the construction of this stair.”

WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Catalytic-converter theft, interrupted

That’s the jack left behind by two would-be thieves who tried to steal the catalytic converter from Andrew‘s pickup truck at 45th SW and SW Stevens at 4:45 am today. Andrew says he chased them off; he did not get a good look at the second person but “the one doing the cutting” was a man in his late 20s to early 30s, white, wearing a red hoodie” and, Andrew says, tried to hit him with his Sawzall before fleeing. He is specifically wondering if anyone might have gotten security video of the two and/or their car, which “was parked a block south on 45th Street and appeared to be a black or dark colored F-150. The police asked that if anyone had any footage of the thieves walking back to their car to add it to the police report. He would be holding a Milwaukee red Sawzall and walking southbound on 45th Street around 4:50 AM.” The SPD incident number is 21-136648.


(Anna’s Hummingbird during our recent hot weather, photographed by Jerry Simmons)

Here’s what’s happening in the hours ahead:

LIGHT RAIL: Will Sound Transit‘s “realignment” process lead to delayed or reduced light rail for West Seattle? Board members’ next discussion is in a special meeting 10:30 am-12:30 pm today, online. The agenda includes information on watching/commenting.

GET VACCINATED AT SSC: 11 am-3 pm at the South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) Brockey Center, people 18+ can get the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Appointments recommended (but not required); more info here.

GOVERNOR’S BRIEFING: 2:30 pm, Gov. Inslee talks about the pandemic, with planned guests including the state lottery director. Watch the livestream here.

JOB SEARCH STRATEGIES: Free online workshop, 3-5 pm, presented by the Seattle Public Library and South Seattle College. Registration required – our calendar listing has the link.

DEMONSTRATION: 4-6 pm, join organizer Scott in the twice-weekly streetcorner sign-waving for racial justice, 16th/Holden (signs available if you don’t have your own).

NORTH HIGHLINE UNINCORPORATED AREA COUNCIL: The community council for White Center and vicinity meets at 7 pm online, with guests on topics including parks, permitting, roads, and youth. Participation info is on our partner site White Center Now.


6:03 AM: Good morning. The forecast is for more sunshine – but at least 10 degrees cooler than Wednesday (which had an 85-degree high).


Delridge project – The Delridge/Orchard work ahd north-end Delridge paving are finished; the west side of Delridge/Barton/Henderson and the east side of Delridge/Thistle are still closed. Here are details of this week’s plan.

SW Yancy – Still closed west of 28th SW.


Regular schedules today.(Watch @kcmetrobus for word of any bus cancellations, @wsferries for major WSF changes.)


438th morning without the West Seattle Bridge. Here are the views of other bridges and routes:

Low Bridge: 21st week for automated enforcement cameras; restrictions are in effect 5 am-9 pm daily – except weekends, when the bridge is open to all until 8 am Saturday and Sunday mornings. (Access applications are available for some categories of drivers.)

Here’s a low-bridge view:

West Marginal Way at Highland Park Way:

Highland Park Way/Holden:

The 5-way intersection (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):

And the 1st Avenue South Bridge (map):

For the South Park Bridge (map), here’s the nearest camera:

Are bridges opening for boats or barges? Check the @SDOTBridges Twitter feed.

See all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also shown on this WSB page.

Trouble on the streets/paths/bridges/water? Please let us know – text (but not if you’re driving!) 206-293-6302.

CORONAVIRUS: Wednesday 6/2/2021 roundup

Tonight’s local/state pandemic updates:

GOVERNOR’S BRIEFING TOMORROW: It’s been longer than usual since Gov. Inslee has held a COVID-19 response briefing/Q&A. He has one scheduled for 2:30 pm tomorrow – with guests including the state lottery director. Does that mean we’re getting a vaccine lottery? We’ll find out tomorrow; you can watch the livestream here.

HEALTH OFFICIALS’ BRIEFING TODAY: State Secretary of Health Dr. Umair Shah said the “light at the end of the tunnel” is in sight, but “the last mile is going to be very challenging” – getting more people vaccinated. 62 percent of the state’s 16+ residents have had at least one dose – if that number gets to 70 percent before June 30th, then the state can fully reopen sooner. You can watch the briefing video here.

EXTRA VACCINATION LOCATION TOMORROW: In addition to the West Seattle hub – which remains open for one more week – tomorrow brings a pop-up to South Seattle College (6000 16th SW; WSB sponsor). 11 am-3 pm, offering the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Our calendar listing includes info on how to make an appointment.

NEWEST KING COUNTY NUMBERS: From the Seattle-King County Public Health daily-summary dashboard, the cumulative totals:

*109,857 people have tested positive, 78 more than yesterday’s total

*1,590 people have died, 2 fewer than yesterday’s total (the county explains, “Due to data corrections in the WA Department of Health’s data systems, 8 previously recorded deaths due to COVID-19 illness were reclassified as non-COVID deaths. King County added 6 new COVID deaths yesterday”)

*6,173 people have been hospitalized, 3 more than yesterday’s total

One week ago, those totals were 108,945/1,578/6,120.

STATEWIDE NUMBERS: Find all the numbers, county by county, on the state Department of Health dashboard.

WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: See them, nation by nation, here.

GOT INFO? Email us at or phone us, text or voice, at 206-293-6302 – thank you!

UPDATE: Water-rescue response off Brace Point

9:41 PM: Seattle Fire is sending a water-rescue response, land and sea, to the 4800 block of SW Brace Point Drive [map]. Dispatchers say someone called in saying they saw someone “parachute into the water” south of the ferry dock. Updates to come.

9:47 PM: Responders have arrived in the area. No confirmation yet whether anyone is indeed in trouble. They’re also looking from the ferry dock.

10:03 PM: They’re still searching.

10:05 PM: Calling off the search after failing to find anyone plus “multiple reports this was a heat lantern.”

10:15 PM: Comments suggest the lanterns in question were “sky lanterns.”

PRIDE MONTH: White Center flag-raising at Delridge/Roxbury

(WSB photos)

This is Pride Month, and the White Center Pride Flag is flying high at Delridge/Roxbury. We were there for tonight’s ceremony – also a flag-swapping; new flags replaced the worn American and Pride flags that had been atop the flagpole just south of Mac’s Triangle Pub.

After the flags were hoisted, decorations closer to ground level went up too.

Watch here for events – tonight for example, Pride Skate starts at 8:30 pm at Southgate Roller Rink.

BIZNOTE: Ounces bringing back events as state’s reopening nears

(Photo courtesy Ounces)

With the June 30th statewide-reopening date (if not sooner) in view, some businesses are making changes. Like Ounces in North Delridge, whose co-proprietor Lauren Trujillo tells WSB, “We’re gradually getting back to normal(ish) at Ounces … Obviously we’re still being very COVID-conscious, but with the 30th opening date approaching, we’re starting to ramp back up a little.” So here are some free events they have planned:

Sunday Run Club
Takes place every Sunday at noon at Ounces.
Run is open to all running levels and starts/finishes at Ounces. Runners can go at their own pace and distance. Just show up at Ounces at noon on any Sunday to run! Strowlers and pets welcome.

Tuesday Trivia
Every Tuesday at 7 pm
FREE to play! Just show up by 7pm and test your brainpower and have some beer!

Merrell Great Outdoors Day at Ounces!
Several FREE Events happening on Sunday, 6/13

Alki Fun Run (Plus a free beer post-run!)
6/13 — starts at 12 pm; all running levels welcome! Just show up to run or you can reserve your spot on our webpage. Run will start/end at Ounces. Runners will run along the Alki trail and can choose their distance (1-4 miles). Strollers, pets, walkers welcome! Merrell is buying all runners a beer post-run, plus you can demo their running shoes if you’d like!

Urban Hike thru Camp Long (Plus a free beer post-hike!)
6/13 — starts at 2 pm; Meet at Ounces then Merrell will lead hikers on an urban trek from Ounces thru Camp Long, ending back at Ounces! Hike will approximately be 3-5 miles. Plus, you can demo some of Merrell’s hiking shoes if you’d like, and Merrell will pickup your first beer after the hike! Just show up by 2pm to hike, or you can reserve your spot online.

Great Outdoors Trivia! (plus your first beer FREE!)
6/13 — starts at 5 pm! Just show up at Ounces by 5 pm to play! Bring a team or come solo — either way, Merrell will buy your first beer!

Something new happening with YOUR business? Email us at – thank you!

WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Hit-run truck sought

That’s some of the damage done to a car parked in (corrected) Belvidere this morning by the driver of a hit-run truck. The car’s owner says a neighbor saw it happen on 39th SW just after 10 this morning; the vehicle was described as a “big box truck” labeled Morro Bay Cabinets. That’s a California firm that subsequently told the damaged car’s owner they no longer own the truck. If you have any information, the SPD incident # is 2021-135807.