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August 30, 2014 at 5:35 AM

Seahawks' unwavering fans

Posted by Courtney Riffkin

PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY BETTINA HANSEN / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Cyrus McGahan, 13, of Pocatello, Idaho, and his 12th man jersey.

PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY BETTINA HANSEN / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Mario Frado of Kennewick, and the Super Bowl patch on his Marshawn Lynch jersey.

PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY BETTINA HANSEN / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Jayden Corbray of Yakima says that Marshawn Lynch is his favorite player. On a confidence scale of 1-10, he says he's a "10" for the team; absolutely sure the Seahawks will return to the Super Bowl this year.

PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY BETTINA HANSEN / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Ruth Soto of Seattle did her makeup for the game in blue and green, and is layered with the designs on her jersey.

PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY BETTINA HANSEN / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Dakota Bultez, 11, is all threes in her Russell Wilson Jersey.

PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY BETTINA HANSEN / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Jordan DeJesus, 10, of Yakima is ready for the game in eye black stickers and his Russell Wilson jersey.

Read Jack Broom's full story "Hawks fans expect to defy odds for a Super Bowl repeat", here.

August 29, 2014 at 7:52 PM

Having a splash at new Seahurst Park

Posted by Katie G. Cotterill

ELLEN M. BANNER / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Friends Jacob Gentry, 11, right, and Josue Ostos, 7, both of Seattle, play at Ed Munro Seahurst Park in Burien. The park reopened Monday after 1,800 feet of shoreline concrete in the northern section of the park was removed. The park was closed last October for the demolition. The seawall in the park was taken out to restore the beach habitat to help endangered salmon. Natural habitat for forage fish and salmon rearing now replace the seawall. The improved habitat will help the recovery of species such as bull trout, steelhead and chinook. Barges were brought in to export material from the seawall's demolition, and 17,000 plants were added. A new picnic area was installed, and a new playground and shelter were added. Bald eagles, osprey, great blue heron and other shorebirds are showing up at the park because of schools of fish that are now along the shallows. The park has nearly a mile of natural beach.

August 29, 2014 at 7:50 PM

Winds paint skies as weather turns

Posted by Katie G. Cotterill

DEAN RUTZ / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Windmills that dot the landscape above Vantage, just west of the Columbia River and along Interstate 90, stand starkly against a rainstorm as it blows through Central Washington recently.

August 28, 2014 at 6:33 PM

Mexican Navy Tall Ship Cuauhtémoc

Posted by Colin Diltz

ALAN BERNER / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Sailors aboard Mexican Navy Tall Ship Cuauhtémoc descend from the rigging as it docks at Pier 66 on Aug. 28, 2014. It will be here until September 1. The Cuauhtémoc is a teaching vessel from the Mexican Navy, where cadets are trained in international waters before graduating as officials. It was built in Spain in 1982 and has since sailed around the world for over 30 years. It's open to visitors daily from 10:00 am to 11:00 pm. The ship will set sail for Vancouver, BC on September 1st.

ALAN BERNER / THE SEATTLE TIMES

With sailors in the rigging, the Mexican Navy Tall Ship Cuauhtémoc arrives at Pier 66 Thursday. It carries a crew of 245.

ALAN BERNER / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Cadets aboard the Mexican Navy Tall Ship Cuauhtémoc wear Converse All Stars on wooden decked vessel.

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August 28, 2014 at 6:11 AM

Postcards from the past: Summer camp, 1958

Posted by Colin Diltz

SEATTLE TIMES ARCHIVE

Donna Larkins, a counselor at the Salvation Army music camp at Lake Boren, held a trumpet as she led six youngsters in practice. The children were from left, front, Sharon Bozman, Barbara Kennedy, Leora, Douglas Waddell, Terry Hoogstad, and Douglas Peacock. The boys and girls practiced singing and playing instruments.

Postcards from the past is an occasional feature, highlighting images from The Seattle Times historical archive.

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August 27, 2014 at 1:02 PM

Puffin chicks at the Seattle Aquarium

Posted by Courtney Riffkin

ALAN BERNER / THE SEATTLE TIMES

This one-month-old tufted puffin chick is weighed by Sara Perry, lead bird biologist at the Seattle Aquarium, in a small, dark space behind the adult puffins enclosure where they have a burrow. It's the first time in 14 years that puffins have laid eggs at the aquarium, and within 10 days, two chicks hatched to two different mated pairs. Adult puffins generally mate for life and both adults take turns feeding the young. This chick weighs about 18 ounces. Its diet consists of herring, capelin, night smelt and silversides, all "restaurant quality" according to the aquarium. The chicks are weighed once a week and biologists frequently monitor the parents feeding behavior with the pufflings. Though puffins are not threatened or endangered, "many seabird species are in decline due to overfishing, climate change and other human impacts" says Lesanna Lahner, Seattle Aquarium veterinarian.

ALAN BERNER / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Despite not looking like they'd be good swimmers and fliers, they are. They have short wings adapted for diving, not gliding.

ALAN BERNER / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Common murres line up to be fed by Sara Perry, lead bird biologist, at the Seattle Aquarium. They nest along rocky cliffs.

ALAN BERNER / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Courtship continues outside their burrow for this mated pair that laid an egg about three weeks ago, the second chick hatched recently and the first ones in about 14-years at the aquarium. Pairs tend to mate for life. Mom has the red band, right, on her leg.

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August 26, 2014 at 6:30 PM

Milking Mini Mabel

Posted by Colin Diltz

ALAN BERNER / THE SEATTLE TIMES

For Nelia Presley, of Vancouver, B.C., Mini Mabel is not exactly like the Holsteins she grew up milking in Manitoba. Mini Mabel is a smaller version of big Mabel, and she's at Pike Place Market to promote the Washington State Fair, formerly the Puyallup Fair, and give passers-by a chance to see what milking a cow is like. Mini Mabel will be at the Market through Sept. 1. The fair runs from Sept. 5 through Sept. 21. Mini Mabel produces water that is recycled through a hidden system.

August 25, 2014 at 7:29 PM

Mural at View Park

Posted by Colin Diltz

ALAN BERNER / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Enrique Martinez, a patient at Harborview Medical Center for the past two months after a traffic accident, works on the last of nine panels for a 72-foot-long mural to be placed in View Park, the park on the west side of the Seattle hospital. Martinez has worked on every panel -- each time there's been an opportunity to paint. He expects to be in the hospital one more month, to begin physical therapy and to walk and drive again. Many patients contributed time on the mural. The project is a collaboration of Harborview Medical Center and Path with Art. Mural painters were a combination of Path with Art students and Harborview patients.

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