The Ballard Brothers’ month-long food drive is culminating this weekend, so they’re bringing back the crew of Deadliest Catch to sign autographs and meet fans. Saturday, Captain Kenny and his Bering Sea crab crew will be at the restaurant on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. They’ll be bringing a crab pot with them [...]
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December 5th, 2012 · No Comments
This afternoon, the community will be remembering Ballard High School teacher John Nygaard, who passed away unexpectedly last week. Nygaard had been out sick with pneumonia when he died on Thursday. He was 43 years old.
There will be a memorial service today at 3 p.m. at Ballard First Lutheran Church. A reception will follow at [...]
November 11th, 2012 · No Comments
Happy Veterans Day! Thank you to those who are serving or who have served our country. We asked readers to send in pictures and stories about veterans in your life. Below is what we have received so far. Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org:
Robert Campbell and granddaughter Liz Talley
“My favorite veteran and the rest of [...]
February 16th, 2012 · No Comments
By Chris Foster
Ryan Minvielle is getting a mid-winter break thanks to one of the coldest winters Alaska has seen in years. Freezing temperatures, relentless snow and ice have forced many vessels to stop fishing until the weather warms up.
Minvielle, a deckhand for the Pacific Mariner and graduate of Ingraham High School, said that while [...]
October 6th, 2011 · No Comments
With the passing of Steve Jobs, one Ballard firm is remembering the man credited for the iRevolution.
Purdie Rogers at 5447 Ballard Ave NW started their business with this Macintosh Plus in 1990. They pulled it out of storage and put it on display in their window as a tribute to Jobs.
And in case you need [...]
April 29th, 2011 · 2 Comments
When he’s not crabbing, Ramblin’ Rose deck boss Kevin “Kado” Davis has aspirations to be a chef. On Monday morning, Kado will be on King5’s “New Day Northwest” with Margaret Larson cooking up some halibut and talking about the latest season of the Deadliest Catch.
He has quite a few stories to tell including when he [...]
April 25th, 2011 · 5 Comments
Nearly two years ago, a sailboat named Orion began its journey north from San Diego to Seattle. Only, it didn’t make it all the way. Almost 200 miles into the trip, after poor weather revealed a leaky deck and eroded fuel tanks made it impossible to go on, Orion’s captain Kevin Campion loaded her onto [...]
January 13th, 2011 · 4 Comments
In March of 2008, five people were lost and 42 rescued from the Seattle-based fish processing vessel, the Alaska Ranger, which sank approximately 130 miles west of Dutch Harbor, Alaska.
A Coast Guard photo of one of the life rafts.
The Coast Guard has now determined the cause of the sinking:
The Board determined that the cause of [...]
December 17th, 2010 · No Comments
The Sunset Hill Community Association (3003 NW 66th St) is hosting the annual Winter Solstice Potluck and Party on Saturday, December 18th that started a decade ago by Regnor Reinholdtsen and Carrie Gustafson. There will be a children’s story hour at 5 p.m. when the doors open, the potluck starts at 6 p.m. Neighbors can [...]
November 1st, 2010 · No Comments
Family and friends of Andy Kotowicz gathered at Town Hall this afternoon to share funny stories and emotional memories of the man they all loved. Kotowicz, who died of injuries from a car crash on 15th Ave NW in Ballard last month, was remembered with a few tears but mostly with laughter.
“It just seems wrong [...]
June 13th, 2010 · 6 Comments
Throughout the day, hundreds of mourners are coming and going from the Yesler Community Center, remembering the five lives lost in the deadly Fremont fire Saturday morning. Daniel Gebregiorgis, the brother and uncle to the victims, spoke to the media outside this afternoon.
“My family and community are in shock and disbelief,” he said, reading [...]
May 4th, 2010 · No Comments
The Coast Guard has released its investigation report into the tragic accident of the Katmai, the fishing vessel that sank in the waters of Alaska in October 2008.
The memorial at Fishermen’s Terminal days after the Katmai tragedy.
The Coast Guard says the Marine Board of Investigation interviewed two dozen people including the survivors, the vessel [...]