What happened when Seattle City Light tested solar & wind energy in 1975?

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Seattle City Archive daylights Project Weathervane

Project Weathervane

The energy crisis of the 1970s ushered in many innovations and one of them was called Project Weathervane, a test home built by Seattle City Light to collect data on the feasibility of using solar and wind energy in the Pacific Northwest. See how the 10-month experiment panned out in this piece from Seattle City Archives.


Public forum introduces finalists for vacant city council position

Community Forum on Council Vacancy Pos. 8 candidates

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda (Position 8, At-large) resigned from the Seattle City Council at the start of this month to join the King County Council, leaving a vacancy. The city charter lays out a swift process to fill this vacancy with someone who will serve until the fall election. One step is a community-hosted event where the public can submit questions and hear from the finalists ahead of the council's vote next week. Watch Thursday night's public forum hosted by Seattle CityClub.

Want to learn more about this process? Seattle City Council's website outlines the steps to fill the vacancy in 20 calendar days.



Annual MLK Jr. Day march brings people together

MLK Day March

Over a thousand people came together to commemorate and pay tribute to the enduring legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the annual MLK Jr. Day march. Now in its 41st year, the event centered around the theme "Dream Unfinished," and shined a spotlight on crucial issues such as affordable housing, police violence, and the need for increased investment in Black neighborhoods.


Gnome place like home 🍄

Miniature house, door, windows, fence and gnome placed at base of tree

Artist Jed Dunkerley takes you NARFing (that's Neighborhood Adventure Ramble With Friends for the uninitiated) and points out a few magical mini dwellings in this Seattle neighborhood


Seattle artist uses the power of color theory🎨

Brian Sanchez sits on bench with hands raised in front of two multicolored abstract paintings.

Step into a world of multicolored abstraction with Brian Sanchez's larger-than-life paintings. His new show “BEING” at Winston Wächter Fine Art gallery is on display through Feb. 24, and you can catch his opening reception this Saturday, Jan. 20, from 4-6 p.m. ⁠Learn more about his creative process in our profile on him from last year.⁠