December 2021

Wayne's Service Center Chevron changing hands but thank you's are in order

Wayne's Service Center Chevron Station in Normandy Park at 18032 1st Ave South 
owned by Wayne Roush and operated by he and his offspring, Paul, Eric and Stacy Crandall has been sold, marking the end of his 55 years in business.The station became a landmark over the decades with generations of Normandy Park residents and others getting to know Wayne and his family, forming friendships that will go on.

They will be moving all of their equipment out over the next few months. The new owners intend to open another service station on the site in the near future. 

Wayne wanted to express his deep gratitude and appreciation for all of their customers over the past 55 years.

Wayne's passion projects have been the Corvette project cars he has owned. Over the years, he showed his hometown pride by supporting Little League teams. Wayne, who is now 84 said that his motto was always “Making every customer feel like family.”



Seattle Public Schools cancelled Jan 3; 60,000 rapid antigen tests now available for staff and students

information from Seattle Public Schools

We are happy to announce that we now have 60,000 rapid antigen tests available for staff and students, which were provided by the Washington State Department of Health. In light of the surge in COVID-19 transmission in our community due to the Omicron virus, we’ll be using these tests to support a healthy return to school.

Seattle Public Schools will offer voluntary, universal testing for SPS staff and students on January 3. 

This means there will be no school for SPS students on Monday, January 3. School will resume in-person on Tuesday. There will be no athletic practices. We encourage families to contact their childcare provider to determine if they will be open on Monday.   


West Seattle and Ballard light rail Link Extensions will need your input starting in January

Sound Transit will be opening up for public comment as they work on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the West Seattle and Ballard Light Rail Link Extensions. A 90 day public review and comment period will commence on Friday Jan. 28 2022. You will be able to comment online, at public meetings, by phone and by email and postal mail.

Sound Transit's web page on the project states:


Temps to stay in the 20's overnight, snow likely New Year's Eve

The National Weather Service says the cold air and snow will be with us for a bit longer as they predict 1 to 3 more inches of snow for New Years Eve. If you have plans for the evening you will need to be aware that temperatures will be in 20's overnight.

Temperatures will remain unseasonably cold through the rest of the week with highs in the upper 20s to mid 30s and lows in the 20s. With these very cold temperatures, frost bite and hypothermia will occur much faster. If outdoors, remember to dress in layers and cover exposed skin. Take precautions to protect pets and livestock from the extreme cold as well. Uncovered pipes will also be susceptible to freezing and bursting.

 A weather disturbance will drop down from the north/northwest tonight and Thursday, brining another shot of lowland snow. Precipitation will spread into the area after midnight, then decrease from the northwest Thursday afternoon.


RV residents robbed in South Park and a Pick up truck stolen in West Seattle

information from Seattle Police Department

#2021-340863/Southwest Precinct/Third Watch: 

On Tuesday 12-28-2021 at 3am, an incident occurred in the 8100 blocks of 8 Av S. Both victims (male and female) live in an RV and according to both victims, 3 suspects went up to the RV and called the male victim by his first name to open the door.

3 suspects then proceeded to rob both victims at gunpoint.

Suspects accidentally started a small fire as they were running away. No injury was reported. The Robbery Unit was notified.

Gun Violence Reduction Unit and SPD’s Arson Bomb Squad were advised.

#2021-340195/Southwest Precinct/First Watch: 

On Monday 12-27-2021 at 4:55 am, officers responded to the 9200 BLK of 25 Ave SW involving an auto theft.

The registered owner (R/O) of the vehicle had his Ford F-250 stolen.


300,000 Covid tests purchased by King County

600,000 masks will be bundled with the test kits for distribution in January

information from King County

King County Executive Dow Constantine announced a purchase of 300,000 COVID-19 home testing kits for King County residents on Tuesday, with the first 100,000 kits scheduled to arrive in the next two weeks. The dramatic rise in COVID-19 cases over the past two weeks is increasing demand for COVID testing, and the home tests will supplement existing testing capacity provided by Public Health – Seattle & King County and its partners. 


Snow is delaying solid waste pick up week of 12/27/21

information from Seattle Public Utilities

Due to significant remaining snow and ice on residential streets in Seattle, solid waste collections will not be able to Due to remaining ice and snow, there will be no residential garbage, recycling, or food/yard waste pickup in Seattle on Wednesday, December 29. Commercial & multifamily collections will resume on 12/29. Transfer stations and Hazardous Waste drop-off remain open with normal hours.  


Keeping Track: Where area sports stars meet their future

By Tim Clinton



Johnson playing for UPS

West Seattle resident and O'Dea graduate Paul Johnson has taken his basketball talents to the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma.

Johnson is a 6-foot tall sophomore guard in his freshman year of eligibility.


Soto, Huskies finish second

Mount Rainier graduate Christian Soto and the University of Washington men's soccer team finished second in the NCAA tournament after taking a 2-0 championship loss to Clemson on Sunday, Dec. 12.


Pryor gets in two starts

West Seattle graduate Nate Pryor has worked his way into the starting five for the New Mexico State University men's basketball team.