Blake Peterson

Graphic of the project. Courtesy of city of Kirkland

Juanita Beach Park to get new bathhouse, other amenities by August

Once complete, the bathhouse will be open year-round.

Graphic of the project. Courtesy of city of Kirkland
The implicit bias trainings came about in part because of a November 2018 racial-profiling incident at Menchie’s (pictured). Staff photo/Andy Nystrom

How is Kirkland addressing implicit bias?

The city council was updated on recent implicit bias trainings undergone by Kirkland staffers.

The implicit bias trainings came about in part because of a November 2018 racial-profiling incident at Menchie’s (pictured). Staff photo/Andy Nystrom
Chabad of Kirkland hosting annual Grand Menorah Lighting event Dec. 22

Chabad of Kirkland hosting annual Grand Menorah Lighting event Dec. 22

It begins at 4:15 p.m. at Marina Park.

Chabad of Kirkland hosting annual Grand Menorah Lighting event Dec. 22
Prep work on Totem Lake Connector bridge begins this week

Prep work on Totem Lake Connector bridge begins this week

Drivers should expect traffic delays.

Prep work on Totem Lake Connector bridge begins this week
Photo courtesy of city of Kirkland                                 One of the vans in King County Metro’s Community Connections project.

Kirkland solidifies new carpooling program

The rideshare pilot is part of King County Metro’s Community Connections project.

Photo courtesy of city of Kirkland                                 One of the vans in King County Metro’s Community Connections project.
Blake Peterson/staff photo                                City staff cut the ribbon in front of the facility.

Kirkland celebrates new parks maintenance facility

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Dec. 9.

Blake Peterson/staff photo                                City staff cut the ribbon in front of the facility.
Photo courtesy of city of Kirkland                                 Construction workers at one of the sites.

Finn Hill, Highlands projects to provide safer routes around Kirkland schools

Both are part of Kirkland’s safer routes to school plan.

Photo courtesy of city of Kirkland                                 Construction workers at one of the sites.
Participants at a previous 12K’s of Christmas event. Photo courtesy of Snohomish Running Company

Holiday 12K returning to Kirkland Dec. 15

The event begins and ends at Marina Park.

Participants at a previous 12K’s of Christmas event. Photo courtesy of Snohomish Running Company
Exterior of Kirkland City Hall. Photo courtesy city of Kirkland

Kirkland council discusses transportation connections

Council and city staff are finalizing a citywide transportation connections map.

Exterior of Kirkland City Hall. Photo courtesy city of Kirkland
Winterfest returns to Kirkland Dec. 7

Winterfest returns to Kirkland Dec. 7

The traditional event, put on by the city and the downtown association, lasts from 3 to 6 p.m.

Winterfest returns to Kirkland Dec. 7
Madison Miller/staff photo                                Kids sledding earlier this year.

How is Kirkland preparing for winter weather?

At its Nov. 6 meeting, city council received an updated on the 2019-20 snow plan.

Madison Miller/staff photo                                Kids sledding earlier this year.
Blake Peterson/staff photo                                Kirkland Urban entrance.

Kirkland Urban puts on first winter festival

Festival dates are every Saturday from Nov. 30 to Dec. 21.

Blake Peterson/staff photo                                Kirkland Urban entrance.
‘I live in a world of imagination’: Kenmore’s Castle brings Celtic Christmas revelry to Kirkland

‘I live in a world of imagination’: Kenmore’s Castle brings Celtic Christmas revelry to Kirkland

The annual event — by now a tradition for many Washington cities — returns to the Kirkland Performance Center in December.

‘I live in a world of imagination’: Kenmore’s Castle brings Celtic Christmas revelry to Kirkland
Kirkland reviews mid-biennial budget

Kirkland reviews mid-biennial budget

The city’s financial status was checked in on at council’s Nov. 6 study session.

Kirkland reviews mid-biennial budget
As part of construction, the chapel at Northwest University will get some additions. Blake Peterson/staff photo

Kirkland approves Northwest University’s 20-year master plan

The master plan proposes about 364,910 square feet of building and parking improvements.

As part of construction, the chapel at Northwest University will get some additions. Blake Peterson/staff photo
Exterior of Kirkland Police Department. Blake Peterson/staff photo

Kirkland police, other departments awarded grant

The North Sound RADAR Navigator program received $80,000 for mental health professional services.

Exterior of Kirkland Police Department. Blake Peterson/staff photo
Ashley Hiruko/staff photo                                Exterior of Kirkland’s Fire Station 27.

Council approves Kirkland’s share of NORCOM budget

NORCOM provides emergency dispatch services in northeastern King County.

Ashley Hiruko/staff photo                                Exterior of Kirkland’s Fire Station 27.
Hopelink’s Turkey Trot coming to Kirkland Nov. 24

Hopelink’s Turkey Trot coming to Kirkland Nov. 24

This is the 19th Turkey Trot the nonprofit has hosted in Kirkland.

Hopelink’s Turkey Trot coming to Kirkland Nov. 24
Kirkland Performance Center shares report with council

Kirkland Performance Center shares report with council

Jeff Lockhart, the center’s executive director, gave a presentation at the Oct. 15 meeting.

Kirkland Performance Center shares report with council
Anko opens doors at new Kirkland location

Anko opens doors at new Kirkland location

The retail chain can also be found in Lynnwood, Bellevue, Mill Creek and Burien.

Anko opens doors at new Kirkland location