Every year, Highline’s Cove to Clover event gets larger.
This year’s extravaganza, with events spread from two pub crawls starting it all on Friday, April 26 to a snake pit dinner on Saturday to four different big races on Sunday, is no exception.
The cities of Des Moines and SeaTac are also joining Burien and Normandy Park in the fun.
Centerpieces of the activities are the fundraising runs on Sunday, April 28.
The 5K run starts at noon at the Normandy Park Swim Club (The Cove) at noon and finishes up at Burien Town Square. The 10K run also starts at noon and ends up at Town Square. The 10K takes off from the Normandy Park Towne Center at First Avenue South and South 200th Street.
Race organizers say there are no other races like these with suffering the name of the game as runners climb and climb up the ominously named “Snake Hill.”
At the top of the hill, runners are rewarded with great views of Puget Sound and music from a Highland piper. All the races will feature an obstacle called “The Uprising,” a Celtic battle reenactment.
Children and families can participate in the nearly one-mile Wee Race, beginning at noon. It starts and ends at Town Square. Organizers promise a “mini-snake hill” on the course. (more…)
King County Executive and West Seattle resident Dow Constantine kicked off his 2013 re-election campaign Thursday night, March 14, at the Hall of Fauntleroy in West Seattle.
Introducing him were King County Councilmembers Larry Gossett, & Joe McDermott. Supporters present included Dow’s father and mother, John and Lois, and Dow’s brother Blair.
Other politicians present were State Senator and Senator Majority Leader Ed Murray, new Port Commissioner Courtney Gregoire, the former governor’s daughter, King County Sheriff John Urquhart, King County Assessor Lloyd Hara.
Also there, Tim Nuse, 34th District Democrats Executive Board Member of the Year, Pete Spaulding, active member of the West Seattle Food Bank board, Southwest Precinct Advisory Council, the Pigeon Point Neighborhood Council and other community groups, and other politicos. (more…)
This article was published in partnership with the Highline Times.
The Metropolitan King County Council on Monday, July 30 gave its unanimous approval to the proposed alignments and stations for Metro Transit’s two RapidRide lines that will begin operating in 2013.
One of the two routes will travel between Burien and Renton, making it the second RapidRide route to provide service to riders in south King County.
RapidRide route F will begin service in the fall of 2013. It will be joined by RapidRide route E which will connect Shoreline with downtown Seattle.
The F Line will offer a 10-mile connection between the Burien and Renton transit centers, serving major employment, commercial and retail centers in Burien, SeaTac, Tukwila and Renton. (more…)
King County would join a growing list of local parks, hospitals and schools with policies for tobacco-free areas under a proposed ordinance sent today to the King County Council to prohibit tobacco use in the busiest areas of the County’s expansive parks system.
“When people come to a public park, they expect to breathe fresh air – not someone else’s cigarettes,” said King County Executive Dow Constantine, citing a survey of county residents in which more than 70 percent said they support smoke-free public places, including parks. (more…)
King County Assessor Lloyd Hara and his colleagues from his office, the King County Tax Advisor’s Office and the Treasurer’s Office held a meeting March 14 at the Burien Library/City Hall Building. Only about nine citizens attended. Hara said he has hosted nearly 400 such meetings in the last few years.
Hara was introduced by King County Councilmember Julia Patterson, District 5. She and Council member Joe McDermott, District 8, represent Burien. She also represents Sea Tac and Des Moines. (more…)
Friday, June 10th was that last day to register to run in the August 14 election. We’ve compiled a list of those running for the Burien City Council as well as the King County Council District 8. We’ll be covering both of these elections closely so check back for election updates. (more…)