Charles Salazar misses his friend. Eugene Reets and Eugene's wife, Remy.

The Reets died together in the weekend blaze at the Emerald Place by the Lake Apartments in SeaTac on Jan.

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Photo by Tony Miller

Charles Salazar, right, and his son, Hahns, searched for two hours for his friend who died in a SeaTac apartment fire.

Weight management class

Ballard Curves

2821 N.W. Market St.


Crown Hill Curves

10033 Holman Rd. N.W.


Curves Free Weight Management Classes will be offered at the work out studios in Ballard and Crown Hill. Ballard Curves will hold classes on the first Tuesday of every month from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Crown Hill Curves will hold classes the first Wed. of every month from 7:15 - 9:15 p.m. Members and non members are welcome. Call to RSVP.

Ballard District

Council meeting


Teens Making a Difference, a Federal Way Youth service group is sponsoring a fundraiser, Give Our Regards to Broadway, for one show only, on Saturday, January 10 at the Knutzen Family Theater in Federal Way from 1 p.m.


Washington State government was formed to conduct the business of the state, nothing else. Those who allow Christian symbols in our rotunda are in violation of our state laws. Puget Sound country represents a unique representation of many religions and similar organizations. State government has too many problems, with no end in sight, to defend ideological graffiti in the rotunda.

Let there be joyous music and trees of universal unity without offending at ancient and sacred winter solstice, celebrated long before Christ.


At the farmers market

This week will feature tulips, beans, beets, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery root, chard, garlic, greens, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, onions, parsnips, potatoes, pumpkins, broccoli, rutabaga, shallots, squash, turnips, apples, pears, nuts, cheese and dairy, eggs, pork, beef, chicken, duck, veal, lamb, goat, pate, soup stocks, wine, fish and shellfish, dried fruits and veggies, dried mushrooms, fresh pasta, artisan breads, honey, fresh pastries, ciders, jams, jellies, sa


Each year, our community evolves. From smaller issues about community parks to major transportation impacts to this small region of Seattle, the West Seattle Herald has been there to cover it in-depth in order to serve our readers. The new year is bound to bring more news that will continue to shape our community and we will be there to cover it for you.

Here are some highlights of 2008.


Area's only motel has name change

By Tim St. Clair

The owner of West Seattle's only existing motel plans to renovate its 50 guest rooms and then seek a neighborhood zoning change from the city to allow taller buildings so that 50 additional rooms could be built on the upper floors.


At the farmers market

This week will feature lamb, chicken, pork, eggs, beef, duck, veal, goat, pate, fish, wine, baked goods, nut butters, wild mushrooms, fresh dairy products, soup, beans, beets, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, celery root, chard, fennel, garlic, greens, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, leeks, onions, parsnips, potatoes, pumpkins, radishes, rutabagas, shallots, spinach, squash, turnips, apples, pears, nuts, dried fruits and veggies, fresh pasta, honey, bread, pastries, cide


After years of wrangling, the third runway at Sea-Tac International Airport was officially opened in 2008. However, the controversy continued.

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Photo by Menad Yashruti

A dramatic nighttime arson fire at the Tara and Jenny Marie apartments in Burien killed three people and left many others homeless in June.

Blood Drive on December 27

Holy Family School

9622 20th Ave SW

What a wonderful Christmas gift - please help save lives by donating blood. Dec 27th, from 10am to noon, and 1until 4pm. Walk-ins are always welcome, but reservations are preferred. Donors must be in good health, at least 18 years old (16 or 17 with parental permission), and weigh at least 110 pounds.


Imagine turning your family loose in a department store at Christmas and telling everyone to fill several shopping carts.

Just spend! Grab items off the shelf! Don't worry about the cost!

Boys purchase the "boy toys" and girls get the "girl toys."

It is a whirlwind of a shopping trip. It can also be difficult to fathom the feeling of such a shopping frenzy.

One SeaTac family can actually tell how it feels, because it is a holiday tradition.

Meet Pam and John Cowin.

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Photo by Joy Henley

John and Pam Cowin stand in front of their 15-passenger van that they fill with gifts for foster kids every Christmas season.

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