The Ballard Beavers cheerleading team hosted the WSCCA High School Regional JV State and All Star State Cheerleading Championships last Saturday.
Over 30 high schools competed to earn bids to go to State. In addition, over 40 all-star cheer squads contested for the State Champion title.
Ballard is in the medium division based on the size of their team. They will compete against nine other schools.
Earlier last week as Ballard prepared for the event, Coach Nancy Ellen-Elster expressed confidence in her Beavers.
"We are doing real well.
Two Ballard residents realized they had been scammed at their homes last week after giving money to a man claiming to represent a local non-profit organization.
Both people described a black man with a slight beard, 5 foot 11 inches and weighing about 170 pounds, approximately 35 to 40 years old as the person that knocked on their door last week.
A crime wave, targeting residents and businesses in Crown Hill has one neighborhood concerned enough to start a Block Watch Party.
Dean Frazier has been living on 16th Street Northwest for the last 20 years. It had been relatively crime free.
"We've had our share of people sleeping in the back alley, there was a suicide a few years ago," said Frazier.
In early November, around 9:30 a.m., a burglar tried to break into Frazier's home.
Seattle Parks and Recreation Superintendent Ken Bounds has asked the group involved with creating a new Ballard park to rethink their preferred name and identify one that honors a historic community figure.
The Seattle Park Naming Committee supported the community's preferred name for the park, Ballard Corners Park, which is to be built along the west side of 17th Avenue Northwest between Northwest 62nd and 63rd streets.
However, Bounds said it would be a "missed opportunity" to not consider naming it after someone directly involved with Ballard's history or who has made
With the mayor battling for a tunnel, the governor pushing for a new viaduct, and Seattle voters wondering if their March 13 vote will even slightly affect the outcome, the future of vehicular transportation along the downtown waterfront remains murky.
Is there a feasible third alternative?
In August, the Washington State Department of Transportation presented to the Seattle City Council with some of the different proposals state engineers had studied on their way to ultimately recommending a six-lane, two-deck tunnel.
I have subscribed to the Ballard News-Tribune for years. I've been hoping to one day see a column like Peggy Sturdivant's At Large In Ballard. Today's column "Positive Change" (Feb. 14) is a truly positive change for the paper. It's got the perfect tone/slant for a reader like me who likes to dig into the soul of a place. Today's column is perfection: featuring a local place, a global issue, and a local person doing everyday neighborhood things and encountering something new/interesting/thought provoking.
I look forward to reading more of Ms.
Y = Yes N = No E = Excused NV = Not Voting
Creating a plan to increase the homeownership rate to 75 percent by 2020.
By a vote of 65 to 31 on Feb. 12, the House approved HB 1116, which would require the Washington State Housing Finance Commission to develop a plan for increasing homeownership rates to 75% by 2020. The plan must be a joint effort between the Affordable Housing Advisory Board, the Department of Community, Trade, and Economic Development, and other housing stakeholders.
Dear Hapless Seattle North/South Commuters to Industrial Parks.
I wonder if our cute mental midgit Mayor and City Hall wonders have ever experienced one of Seattle's, Cute Earthquake Shakers?