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Cleanup time at the Ballard Locks


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Quiet day at the Ballard Locks

Sketched Jan. 11, 2019 When I think of federal workers in Seattle, the Ballard Locks and its U.S. Army Corps of Engineers workers come to mind. On this unusually balmy January afternoon, the scene there was rather quiet, but that had nothing to do with the partial government shutdown. The federal employees manning the post […]
Tags: News, Seattle, Local News, U S Army Corps of Engineers, Ballard Locks


Man pulled from water near Ballard Locks drowned, medical examiner says

The King County Medical Examiner identified the man who died Sunday as 50-year-old Eric Peterson.
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Rescuers pull man from water near Ballard Locks

A 55-year-old man was rescued Sunday from Salmon Bay.
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Man dies after being pulled from water by rescuers near Ballard Locks

A 55-year-old man went missing with his dogs on Sunday before his companions called authorities.
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The large Ballard Locks empty for annual maintenance


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A busy time at Issaquah Salmon Hatchery

Salmon are heading up Issaquah Creek to spawn, and staff and volunteers at Issaquah Salmon Hatchery are at work, too, collecting fish for their eggs and milt. It’s about a 42-mile journey for the salmon from the Ballard Locks to the hatchery, and takes six to eight weeks as they spend time in Lake Washington. […]
Tags: Outdoors, Photography, News, Lake Washington, Ballard Locks, Photo & Video, Issaquah Salmon Hatchery, Issaquah Creek


Salmon on the move at Ballard Locks

Visitors watch coho and chinook salmon head home to fresh waters to spawn.
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Cruise ship squeaks through Ballard Locks

The six-deck Star Legend is believed to be the largest cruise ship to travel through the Ballard Locks and the century-old Lake Washington Ship Canal.
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Quirky Seattle – Fish Ladder, Locks, and a Troll

I’m not sure why I was so obsessed with a fish ladder, but on our one day in Seattle when we had a rental car (after a fun day trip to Snoqualmie Falls) I was absolutely determined to see the Ballard Locks where the fish ladder is located. The official name is the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks; they’re in the northern part of the city and connect Lakes Union and Washington to Shilshole Bay in Puget Sound. The ladder is a series of 21 stepped pools called weirs. They help salmon migrate upstream from...
Tags: Travel, Washington, Seattle, Snoqualmie Falls, Ballard Locks, Chittenden Locks, Shilshole Bay, Downtown Seattle West Seattle, Lakes Union, Seattle Fish Ladder Locks


Rant & Rave: Local billionaires should pay for Locks repair

Readers rave about holding door open, rant about Ballard Locks repai
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Ballard Locks: They don’t move a lot of freight, but they mean a lot of money — and need repair

The Locks have gone more than 100 years without a comprehensive upgrade. That’s why the system needs $30 million to $60 million in major replacements and repairs, according to local Army Corps of Engineers officials.
Tags: Business, News, Economy, Local Politics, Local News, Army Corps Of Engineers, Ballard Locks


Ballard Locks: User fees

The Dec. 18 editorial makes a convincing case that the Ballard Locks need additional funding to pay for needed maintenance and upgrades. The editorial urges our congressional delegation to lobby for increased federal funding. Another, and perhaps more equitable, funding source is user fees. Currently, most of the vessels that transit the Locks are pleasure […]
Tags: News, Opinion, Ballard Locks, Letters to the Editor, Northwest Voices


Ballard Locks deserve more federal funding

The federal government should find funding to maintain and upgrade the Ballard Locks and ensure passage to the Lake Washington Ship Canal remains safe and reliable.
Tags: News, Editorials, Ballard Locks, Lake Washington Ship Canal


A ‘Thriller’ of a day at the Ballard Locks

Costumed dancers performed at the Ballard Locks on Sunday.
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Frugal & Free Activities For Kids / Families in the Northwest! 8/10-8/17

Don’t get too excited yet, but we might finally get a few drops of rain this weekend to help out with all the smoky weather.  We do have a great list of waterparks in the area to help cool you down as well.  And there are also a ton of free and fun festivals and parades happening again this weekend too. We hope you have a fantastic one! Make sure to also check out these fun ideas around the Northwest Northwest Waterparks  Unique Parks in Washington State Fairs and Festivals in the PNW Northwes...
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A live discussion on the Ballard Locks and their consequences, 100 years later

Do you have questions on Seattle's Hiram M. Chittenden Locks? Lynda Mapes discusses her reporting on this engineering feat and its effects on the Puget Sound's landscape and people.
Tags: News, Environment, Seattle, Local News, Hiram, Ballard Locks, Lynda Mapes, Chittenden Locks


The Ballard Locks and their consequences, 100 years later: Live discussion at noon Thursday

At noon Thursday, reporter Lynda Mapes is answering questions on her recent story about the natural and native history of Seattle's Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.
Tags: News, Environment, Seattle, Ballard Locks, Lynda Mapes


Locks at 100: Time to offer redress

Thank you for the article acknowledging that the opening of the Ship Canal devastated the life-sustaining resources of the region’s native people. I hope that as we observe the centennial of the Ballard Locks, we will not only acknowledge the damage done, but offer an apology and begin to also offer redress. As you quote […]
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Keep the Ballard Locks lifting Seattle’s fortunes for another 100 years

The Ballard Locks have played a critical role in the rise of modern Seattle. Maintaining this essential, 100-year-old facility should be a high priority as the nation invests in critical infrastructure.
Tags: News, Editorials, Seattle, Ballard Locks, Seattle Maintaining


Water’s natural rhythms nourished our area’s native culture. Then came the Ballard Locks.

A century ago, the construction of the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks reworked the land and water of central Puget Sound for development and forever displaced natural resources.
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Our Ship Canal has provided a century of connections

Seattle’s future as a major city began 100 years ago, with the grand opening of the Ballard Locks and the Lake Washington Ship Canal.
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A rolling good time at Ballard Locks


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Taking stock of the Locks

Every November, the Army Corps of Engineers drains the Ballard Locks to scrape barnacles off the walls and make repairs to the 100-year-old facility, a big tourist attraction.
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Ballard gathering stands up against the Dakota Access Pipeline

Demonstrators at the Ballard Locks call for national solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) and urge for final DAPL permits to be denied.
Tags: News, Local News, Ballard, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Ballard Locks, Photo & Video, Dakota Access Pipeline


Lake Washington coho catches remain fair as more continue to stream into the Ballard Locks

The coho counts at the Ballard Locks fish ladder – the entrance to Lake Washington – continue to climb upwards and are now well above the pre-season forecast, and fishing since it opened on Friday has been fair at times. State fisheries checks on at Magnuson Park ramp in Sand Point on the north end […]
Tags: Outdoors, News, Sports, Other Sports, Magnuson Park, Lake Washington, Ballard Locks


Lake Washington coho returns still strong as sport fishery in north-end of lake opens Friday

The coho counts at the Ballard Locks fish ladder – the entrance to Lake Washington – continue to climb upwards and are now well above the pre-season forecast. The larger than anticipated run to Lake Washington has allowed anglers to wet a line for coho beginning Friday (Sept. 16). The latest count at the Ballard […]
Tags: Outdoors, News, Sports, Other Sports, Ballard, Lake Washington, Ballard Locks


Lake Washington coho sport fishery opens Sept. 16 as in-season counts at Ballard Locks look much stronger than expected

Despite the forecasted poor coho returns to Puget Sound, don’t give throw in the towel just yet. State Fish and Wildlife announced a much stronger than anticipated run to Lake Washington will allow a sport fishery to begin Friday (Sept. 16), and catches on the Canadian side of the Strait of Juan de Fuca have […]
Tags: Outdoors, News, Sports, Local News, Northwest, Other Sports, Puget Sound, Strait of Juan de Fuca, Lake Washington, Ballard Locks


The 7 eateries in Seattle to visit this fall

For a city that is shrouded in clouds for most of the year , you would think that Seattleites would collectively groan at the first signs of fall. That couldn’t be farther from the truth. While Seattle summers are gorgeous, the fall season is when we catch our stride and revert back to what we know best; warm sweaters, hot drinks, and hearty meals. Portage Bay Café You can't brunch with us 🙆🏼 #Brunch #88degreestoday #Spring #Food #InstaFood #Fruit #FrenchToast #InstaTrend #Insta...
Tags: Travel, Food, Washington, Salmon, United States, Capitol Hill, Chocolate, Washington State, Seattle, All, Ray, Eateries, Ballard, Portage Bay, Ballard Locks, Din Tai Fung


Frugal & Free Activities For Kids / Families in the Northwest!

   Frugal & Free Activities For Kids / Families in the Northwest Week Of 08/05 – 08/11 Here is this week’s list of family-friendly free or frugal events to do with kids for around the Northwest, as well as some events going on around  the country.  We have decided to go back to the list format as the calendar feature did not turn out to be as user-friendly as we had hoped. Hopefully this list feature will be more helpful for you to find the events quickly that you are interested in! Let ...
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