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Ballard High School’s music program presents a “Little Bit of Everything” concert

The Ballard High school music program has gone virtual this year. Students have been recording mixing a virtual concert that hits on a variety of styles and presents over a dozen ensembles. The concert goes online on Friday, January 22nd at 7 pm and is free for all to enjoy. The performance will be a […]

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City asks for public input on Salmon Bay Park playground design

Salmon Bay Park’s play area is almost ready for construction but needs input from the community to finalize design plans. Previously, Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) took 350 responses from the community about play area wants and needs and turned them into three concept designs. SPR is encouraging this kind of participation and input again […]

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Beaches reopen following last week’s wastewater overflow

Local beaches have reopened after closing for several days for water quality concerns. Golden Gardens, Carkeek, Medina, and Richmond Beach closed last Wednesday due to wastewater overflows from West Point Treatment Plant and Richmond Beach pump station. Over 11 million gallons of sewage and stormwater poured into Puget Sound when both stations lost power from […]

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Ballard District Council discusses Market Street developments in January meeting

The Ballard District Council met Wednesday, January 13th, 2021, to discuss two major building developments happening on Market Street in Ballard. The council was joined by Johan Strand from JSRE real estate development company and both Bill LaPatra and Martha Cox from Mithun architecture company. Both sites on Market Street are within the “Ballard Urban […]

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Local beaches close after 11 million gallons of stormwater and sewage overflowed into Puget Sound

The widespread power outages caused by Tuesday night’s storms resulted in massive sewage overflows at three different water treatment plants in Seattle. King County reports stormwater and sewer overflows into Puget Sound from West Point Treatment Plant and Richmond Beach pump station. Lake Washington was also affected when the Medina pump station lost power. Between […]

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New cost estimates for Ballard, West Seattle light rail jump by $4 billion

The cost of Sound Transit’s new light rail addition to Ballard and West Seattle has increased by about $4 billion. While originally estimated at $7.1 billion, the project costs are now expected to be in the $12 billion range, depending on station locations and alignment. Sound Transit’s CEO, Peter Rogoff assures board members and the […]

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Wind knocks out power for thousands in Seattle

12:40 am: More than 63,000 customers are now without power, according to Seattle City Light’s outage map. 12:15 am: One of the strongest wind events in recent years has left 48,803 customers without power, according to Seattle City Light. As of this writing, most of Ballard still has power, but there are outage patches in […]

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Loyal Heights Playground renovation now underway

Construction has begun on the Loyal Heights Play Area, located at 2101 NW 77th St. The play area is expected to be finished in early May 2021. The renovation project will bring new play structures and equipment to the area, including slides, swings, and climbing features. There will also be new picnic tables, benches, accessible […]

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Ship Canal Water Quality Project update

The Ship Canal Water Quality Project is still underway with some new updates to begin the year. The concrete pour for the 14-foot-thick and 87-foot-wide floor in Ballard has been completed. This was the largest concrete pour of the project, check out the video of it here. Secant pile walls in Queen Anne and Fremont […]

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National Nordic’s new virtual exhibit features experimental selfies from Seattle high schoolers

The National Nordic Museum has opened a new virtual exhibit this month that features the work of more than 50 high school students from the Seattle area. The students’ contributions are featured in an exhibit called Experimental Selfies: Students Respond to Edvard Munch’s Photography. It features the work of AP Photography students from Seattle’s Ballard […]

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Spice Waala opens today in Ballard

Ballard gains an Indian restaurant today: Spice Waala is opening today in the former Boar’s Nest location (2008 NW 56th St). This is the second Spice Waala location for owners Aakanksha Sinha and Uttam Mukherjee—they opened their first location in Capitol Hill in 2019. Spice Waala will be open for lunch and dinner starting today, Friday, Jan […]

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