The deadline for a small grant application for minor capital improvements or programs to encourage bicycling, walking, or transit use in South King County has been extended to Jan. 31, 2017. 

Eligible projects must be within the cities of Burien, Federal Way, Kent, Renton, SeaTac, or Tukwila and may be proposed by cities, businesses, community organizations, schools, or neighborhood groups.

Approximately 6-12 small grants will be available.  Whether you have an idea for a project to improve bicycle or pedestrian access or would like to install a bike rack at your location, we encourage you to apply for this funding opportunity.

Detailed grant information can be found online at http://tukwilawa.gov/SmallGrantApplication, or send questions by email to [email protected].

A PDF of the grant application can be found at http://www.tukwilawa.gov/wp-content/uploads/DCD-CTR-Small-Grant-Application-Form.pdf.

Advertiser ‘In The Northwest’ has a great opportunity to start the new year – excellent schedule, location and room to grow make this a dream job for individuals with the right attitude and motivation.

See more from their job description here:

Immediate opening, Administrative! for Wholesale Pet supply Manufacturer’s Rep firm ‘In the Northwest’!

Harbor Ave, West Seattle

In the Northwest is a Pet Supplies Wholesale Firm.

We are a locally-based business, with an office on Harbor Avenue in West Seattle.

Established for over 20 years, we strive to provide unique products to independent retailers across the nation. We pride ourselves on selling awesome products and providing excellent customer service…

We are seeking Administrative help immediately!

Our intern is going back to school…

Our office manager has been promoted…

Candidates for this Position will be:

  • Customer Service Oriented
  • Proficient in MS Office/esp: Outlook and Excel
  • Able to quickly learn our database program (access based)
  • Highly motivated and able to work well independently
  • Very detail oriented
  • Capable of multi-tasking and prioritizing
  • Mature, Loyal and Dependable
  • Appreciative of the nuances of working for a small business…
  • Able to work approximately 30 hours per week
  • Monday-Fri 9-4
  • Opportunities for Advancement!

We are ultimately hoping to find a great administrator who learns our business well enough to become our general office manager!

Interested parties please e-mail a detailed cover letter and resume to [email protected].

A power outage was caused by a car crashing into a utility pole, Seattle City Light is reporting.

The outage – which occurred at 8:10 a.m. Sunday morning, Jan. 8 – is affecting some 171 customers.

City Light says the expected restoration time is 4:35 p.m.

Enjoy the benefits of bringing the newest wave of aquatic fitness to the Pacific Northwest!

FITT Balance is currently seeking Certified Fitness Instructors to implement Flow Motion aquatic fitness programs *on water* at our first partnered facility in Des Moines, WA.

Introducing a new inflatable surface called the Flow Motion Fitness Mat, our instructors will use their expertise to demonstrate a bold new perspective on core strength and balance that is igniting the world’s fitness industry!

The Flow Motion Fitness Mat supports all types of integrated fitness training. Flow Motion aquatic fitness programs cater to all ages and levels of fitness. Sessions currently run 5 days a week, are 30-60 minutes in duration and serve a maximum of (6) participants.

Apply today at http://www.fittbalance.com.

The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce announced on Monday the return of their annual Business Awards and Recognition Luncheon, and that nominations are now open.

“Now is the time to thank that special business or individual who consistently goes above and beyond to help make our Chamber and our community strong and vibrant,” reads an announcement. “Please take the time to nominate that business or individual so that we can give them the recognition they deserve.”

Nominations can be made online here: http://www.seattlesouthsidechamber.com/form/view/8421, or submitted in writing either via email to [email protected], faxed to (206) 575-2007, or mailed to 14220 Interurban Ave S., Suite #134, Tukwila, WA 98168.

Nominations must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Jan. 22 to be considered.

Nominations are being accepted for the following awards:

  • Large Business of the Year: A business with 20 or more full time employees that has achieved excellence through innovative business practices, products, and/or employee programs and community commitment
  • Small Business of the Year: A business with less than 20 full time employees that has achieved excellence through innovative business practices, products, and/or employee programs and community commitment
  • Outstanding Community Service: A business or individual that has enhanced the community through an outstanding demonstration of community service and volunteerism
  • Business Advocate: A business or individual that has demonstrated outstanding commitment to advocacy on behalf of business rights
  • Ambassador of the Year: Award presented to the outstanding Chamber Ambassador of the year.

Any business, individual or non-profit that is a member in good standing of the Chamber is eligible. You can self-nominate or nominate other Chamber members. For a full list visit www.SeattleSouthsideChamber.com and go to the Directory page. There is no limit to the number of nominations you can submit.

We hope you will join us on February 10th at 11:30 a.m. at the Four Points by Sheraton – Seattle Airport (22406 Pacific Highway South, Des Moines 98198), as we gather to celebrate the businesses, organizations and leaders who help to make our region a center of commerce and community.

Thank you to our host Four Points by Sheraton – Seattle Airport, and our sponsor, Recology CleanScapes. More sponsorship opportunities are still available. If you are interested in sponsoring this event or for more information, please contact the chamber office or visit our website http://www.seattlesouthsidechamber.com/marketing-opportunities

Attendance is open to guests as well as members, however space for all Luncheons is limited. Please follow this link to register and for more information on attending this fantastic community celebration here:

You can also register by calling the office during regular office hours at (206) 575-1633 or emailing Emma Oglesby, Membership Service Director, at [email protected].

About the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce
The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit business organization that has served the Southwest King County Region since 1988. The mission of the Chamber is to be a leader and a regional voice and resource for building business success. The Chamber focuses on business advancement in the region by helping to build and maintain a strong economic environment.

For more information, visit http://www.seattlesouthsidechamber.com.

Burien’s first legal pot shop – Kush 21 – is holding a Food Drive through the end of December, and you can save 1% off per purchase with each donated canned or boxed item, and save up to 15% off your entire order!

This offer is valid through Dec. 31, 2016, and can be used every single day this month.

“We hope we raise insane amounts of food, and with your help I’m sure we can do just that,” the management said. “We opened 2 months ago and want to take advantage of our first real chance to give back to our wonderful community. We hope you can join us!”

Here are the details:

Hey Washington State, help us combat Hunger!

In an effort to combat hunger in our lovely state, we decided to join forces with Northwest Harvest to raise food. In an effort to raise as much food as possible we are offering a 1% per can/box discount on your entire order, with a maximum of 15% off per person, per order, per day. Yes, you can take advantage of this wonderful combo of charity and savings, every single day this month. Oh, and we are also working on a  Coat Drive and hope to launch that this week as well. Every donation is highly appreciated!

We hope we raise insane amounts of food, and with your help I’m sure we can do just that. We opened 2 months ago and want to take advantage of our first real chance to give back to our wonderful community. We hope you can join us.

We are but 15 minutes from Downtown Seattle, and 5 from Sea-Tac Airport. We have customers ranging from Tacoma, to Kent, Renton, Normandy Park, Burien, SeaTac, White Center, Seattle, Bellevue, & all over. We hope we can harness this amazing network to do some good for our great state.

See you all soon! Thanks for taking part in this wonderful chance to help combat poverty, hunger and this frigid cold winter.

Happy Toking. And Happy Holidays.

  • This doesn’t apply to already discounted items and cannot be stacked with other discounts.
  • You can however take advantage of this offer each and every day.
  • All food is going to be donated to the Northwest Harvest in Kent.

Kush21 also just extended their hours to 9 a.m. – 11 p.m. daily.

Just 5 minutes from Sea-Tac Airport, Burien’s first Pot Shop – Kush21 – is located at 17730 Ambaum Blvd. South, in the same complex as BZ’s Sports Bar, and across from a public storage facility.

In this prime location Burien’s first Pot Shop is superbly located to offer a premium cannabis shopping experience to both tourists and locals. Visitors will find expert advice and consultation from friendly budtenders who are customer focused, knowledgable and courteous.

Whether you are discovering cannabis products for the first time, rediscovering them, or are a connoisseur, you will appreciate the prompt and courteous service that emanates from their core value of respect. This same respect for the customer is what inspires their commitment to offer premium selection with an eye to value. You will not find artificially overpriced goods, rather Kush21 aims to be your go-to purveyor, at the lowest price possible.

For December they are offering an astounding 24 days of deals. Come see what’s on sale today!

“In order to celebrate the holidays we are running a 10-25% off special on 5 different mystery items every single day from December 7th, until December 30th. Come visit us today! Burien’s not that far away!”

Address: 17730 Ambaum Blvd. South, Burien 98148 (map below)

Hours:

  • Open Daily: 9 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Phone: 206.402.6955

Website: http://kush21.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Kush21Seattle/

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A Burien woman was killed after her truck was struck by a suspected drunk driver Thursday night on the West Valley Highway in Tukwila, police said.

Tukwila deputies responded to an accident report near S. 180th Street and West Valley Highway (map below) at 11:40 p.m., where they found the crash scene.

Police say that a southbound pickup truck had t-boned the woman’s truck, which was turning left onto S. 180th Street.

The female driver of the turning truck was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the second vehicle was taken into custody, and police say it appears that alcohol was a factor in the fatal collision.

The female victim was a 64-year old resident of Burien. Her identity has not yet been released.

The driver – who was arrested – was a 27-year old male from Utah.

The Tukwila Police Traffic Unit is conducting an investigation.

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Seattle City Light announced this week that it will be installing new utility poles around the region – including Tukwila – with taller ones that include wireless utility data collection equipment.

The new poles will be 70 feet tall, which is about 20 feet taller than existing poles.

Installation in Burien will happen at 40th Ave S. and S. 126th Street, and will start in December:

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This project is part of the communications network to support Advanced Metering, which will automate meter reading and enable enhanced services.

There are no maintenance power outages planned for this work. Some traffic and parking impacts are expected in the immediate work areas. Crews will be careful to maintain access to driveways.

Daily work hours are from Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. In most instances, the work to transfer existing equipment and install the data collection equipment can be completed in one day.

Customers can contact JoAnna Perley, Advanced Metering Deployment Manager at (206) 733-9648 or [email protected].

Here’s more from City Light:

PROJECT BENEFITS
This project is part of the communications network to support Advanced Metering, which will automate meter reading and enable enhanced services.

Advanced Metering will provide more accurate billing and reduce City Light’s environmental impact by eliminating 200,000 driving miles each year by meter readers.

During this project, City Light crews will also have the opportunity to upgrade its infrastructure and replace poles that are in poor condition.

PROJECT DETAILS

  • There are no maintenance power outages planned.
  • Some traffic and parking impacts are expected in the immediate work area.
  • Traffic control flaggers will be used where needed on residential streets.
  • Crews will be careful to try and maintain access to driveways.

A small grant application is available beginning Dec. 1st, to be submitted on or before Jan. 20, for small capital projects that encourage active transportation (bicycling or walking) or transit use to contribute to the reduction of air pollution, traffic congestion, and fuel consumption in South King County.

Creative projects that involve public art or other innovative ways to activate the public realm are encouraged.

Eligible projects must be within the cities of Burien, Federal Way, Kent, Renton, SeaTac, or Tukwila and may be proposed by cities, businesses, community organizations, schools, or neighborhood groups.

Approximately 6-12 small grants will be available.

Whether you have an idea for a project to improve bicycle or pedestrian access or you would like to install a bike rack at your location, we encourage you to apply for this funding opportunity.

Detailed grant information can be found at http://tukwilawa.gov/SmallGrantApplication.

Please contact Rose Warren with any questions at 206-431-3687 between 8:30AM-5PM or send an email to [email protected].

A PDF of the grant application can be found at http://www.tukwilawa.gov/wp-content/uploads/DCD-CTR-Small-Grant-Application-Form.pdf.

The King County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit, in conjunction with King County Search and Rescue, conducted an evidence search in Tukwila Saturday morning for victim remains of Green River killer Gary Ridgway.

The area searched was on S. 178th Street, near I-5, south and west of the Southcenter Mall in Tukwila.

As with the search last week near Duvall, this search was based on continuing re-evaluation and analysis of information provided by Ridgway in 2003 regarding the location(s) of possible victims.

These were the first searches of these sites. Neither site was specifically identified, or pinpointed by Ridgway at the time of the 2003 interviews with KCSO.

These searches represent the results of a continuing effort by KCSO to clear up matters related to Gary Ridgway and the Green River cases.