History Section

Take a Natural and Cultural History Hike Through Trees this Saturday, Oct. 13

Take a Natural and Cultural History Hike Through Trees this Saturday, Oct. 13

Take a FREE Natural and Cultural History Hike Through Trees led by Jim Demetre, local writer and tree enthusiast, along Des Moines Creek to the shore of Puget Sound this Saturday, Oct. 13. This free,... [Read more]

OBIT: Walter Lynn Edmiston passed away July 20, 2018; memorial will be Aug. 25

OBIT: Walter Lynn Edmiston passed away July 20, 2018; memorial will be Aug. 25

Walter Lynn Edmiston In the presence of his loving wife and family members, Walter Edmiston died peacefully on July 20, 2018, following complications from surgery and a fight against cancer that stretched... [Read more]

PHOTOS: New International Arrivals facility under construction at Sea-Tac

PHOTOS: New International Arrivals facility under construction at Sea-Tac

Story & Photos by Elston Hill The Port of Seattle is building a new, expanded international arrivals facility at Sea-Tac Airport. The current 1970s vintage facility in the south terminal is inadequate... [Read more]

Permit parking implemented by Council, but it hesitates over free street vacation

Permit parking implemented by Council, but it hesitates over free street vacation

By Jack Mayne The SeaTac City Council on Tuesday (May 22) officially started its long studied plan to allow permit parking in neighborhoods overwhelmed with for hire and airport employee parking. But it... [Read more]

REMINDER: SeaTac Community Center 25th Anniversary Celebration is Saturday

REMINDER: SeaTac Community Center 25th Anniversary Celebration is Saturday

The SeaTac Community Center has been serving our community since 1993, and to celebrate, the City’s holding a party on Saturday, March 10! The Parks, Community Programs & Services Department... [Read more]

Happy 28th Birthday SeaTac!

Happy 28th Birthday SeaTac!

Today – Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 – is the City of SeaTac’s 28th Birthday! Originally, the spelling of the new city was going to be Sea-Tac with a hyphen, but because of a typo it instead became... [Read more]

Potential purchasers of historic Landmark on the Sound holding Open House Sat.

Potential purchasers of historic Landmark on the Sound holding Open House Sat.

The new ‘potential purchasers’ of Des Moines’ historic Landmark on the Sound will be holding an Open House this coming Saturday, Feb. 24, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. This historic property... [Read more]

On this date in 1961, fossilized remains of a giant sloth were unearthed here

On this date in 1961, fossilized remains of a giant sloth were unearthed here

On this date in 1961, the fossilized remains of a giant ground sloth were uncovered by a team of construction workers, including Gordon Simmons, while building the runway at Sea-Tac Airport.  Read More →

OP-ED: ‘SeaTac ILA Thoughts and Insight’ by Councilmember Peter Kwon

OP-ED: ‘SeaTac ILA Thoughts and Insight’ by Councilmember Peter Kwon

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following guest Editorial was written by SeaTac City Councilmember Peter Kwon: SeaTac ILA Thoughts and Insight By Peter Kwon Many people have recently come to me with questions... [Read more]

Burien’s annual Día De Los Muertos / Day of the Dead Celebration is Fri., Nov. 3

Burien’s annual Día De Los Muertos / Day of the Dead Celebration is Fri., Nov. 3

Burien’s annual Día De Los Muertos / Day of the Dead Celebration will be held at the Community Center from 6 – 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3. Don’t miss this fun-filled evening to learn about the rich... [Read more]

Historian Feliks Banel will discuss Northwest Radio History on Sun., Oct. 15

Historian Feliks Banel will discuss Northwest Radio History on Sun., Oct. 15

Join the Highline Historical Society for a special program next Sunday afternoon, Oct. 15 (the Seahawks have a bye), when local historian Feliks Banel will speak about Northwest Radio History at SeaTac... [Read more]

No tree cutting planned on private land near airport despite concerns, Port says

No tree cutting planned on private land near airport despite concerns, Port says

By Jack Mayne The Port of Seattle is starting the removal and replanting efforts for over-height trees next week only in two Port-owned locations south of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and not... [Read more]

Phoenix airport noise case may provide roadmap for challenging FAA at Sea-Tac

Phoenix airport noise case may provide roadmap for challenging FAA at Sea-Tac

By Jack Mayne A federal appeals court decision released on Aug 29 threw out changes the Federal Aviation Administration made to its landing and takeoff routes over and involving Sky Harbor International... [Read more]

VIDEO: Area residents read the Declaration of Independence

VIDEO: Area residents read the Declaration of Independence

We first posted this video on July 4, 2010, but we love it so much we thought it was worth a rerun on this national holiday: Out of the red, white and blue, it occurred to us that our third President,... [Read more]

New Travel Ban doesn’t result in much protest at Sea-Tac Airport

New Travel Ban doesn’t result in much protest at Sea-Tac Airport

By Devin Otto Intern, Big Picture High School On Friday night (June 30), the “new” U.S. travel ban went into place, affecting airports across America, including Sea-Tac Airport. The ban, which... [Read more]

Award-winning ‘Maury Island Incident’ film (& presentation) will be Sun., June 11

Award-winning ‘Maury Island Incident’ film (& presentation) will be Sun., June 11

The locally-produced, award-winning film “The Maury Island Incident” will screen – along with a presentation by filmmakers Steve Edmiston and Scott Schaefer – at the Northwest Film Forum... [Read more]

‘J. Edgar Hoover’s Flying Discs: Maury Island Incident’ at Norwescon April 13

‘J. Edgar Hoover’s Flying Discs: Maury Island Incident’ at Norwescon April 13

Local filmmakers and historians Steve Edmiston and Scott Schaefer will be presenting ‘J. Edgar Hoover’s Flying Discs: The Maury Island Incident’ at the 40th Annual Norwescon from 3 – 5... [Read more]

Kent Regional Fire Authority changes name to Puget Sound RFA

Kent Regional Fire Authority changes name to Puget Sound RFA

The Kent Regional Fire Authority – which serves the City of SeaTac – has officially changed its name to the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority. For over 100 years, the Kent Fire Department has protected... [Read more]

VIDEO: Watch amazing satellite photo time lapse of the region from 1984-2016

VIDEO: Watch amazing satellite photo time lapse of the region from 1984-2016

The Google Earth Engine has released a new “Time Lapse” feature, which includes sequences of satellite photos spanning from 1984-present, including this cool one of our region below. One of... [Read more]

Learn about ‘American Rage: Division & Anger in US Politics’ on Sunday, Oct. 9

Learn about ‘American Rage: Division & Anger in US Politics’ on Sunday, Oct. 9

Learn about ‘American Rage: Division and Anger in US Politics’ at Highline Historical Society’s Annual Meeting, to be held at SeaTac City Hall (4800 S. 188th) on Sunday, Oct, 9 at 1... [Read more]