News

Feb. 20 declared Kurt Cobain day

Feb. 20 declared Kurt Cobain day

RIP KURT: Kurt Cobain will get a day in his honor in his home city. Photo: Associated Press/Sam Morris

Late Nirvana rocker Kurt Cobain’s birthday will be celebrated in his native Aberdeen, Washington annually thanks to the launch of a new day in his honor.

Town mayor Bill Simpson and the city council have declared Feb. 20 will forever be Kurt Cobain Day.

A proclamation reads: “Aberdeen residents may justifiably take pride in the role our community played in the life of Kurt Cobain and the international recognition our community has gained from its connections with Kurt Cobain and his artistic achievements.”

The “Smells Like Teen Spirit” singer has already been honored on the city’s Welcome To Aberdeen sign, which bears the title of Nirvana’s “Come As You Are.”

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Cobain’s death, and it also coincides with Nirvana’s induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in April.

Recent Headlines

in Sports

Reports: Broncos WR Welker suspended for 4 games

A football before the first half of an NFL preseason football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Seattle Seahawks Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, in Green Bay, Wis.

Wes Welker is facing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy, according to published reports.

in Sports

49ers’ Harbaugh won’t tolerate domestic violence

San Francisco 49ers' defensive tackle Ray McDonald (91) against the Dallas Cowboys in an NFL football game in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011.

Jim Harbaugh gave stern comments about the topic Tuesday during his radio show on KNBR-AM, two days after 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald was arrested on felony domestic violence charges.

in Local Sports

Lynch has little to say ahead of Seahawks opener

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, third from left, carries the ball on the final day of NFL football training camp, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, in Renton, Wash.

Lynch spoke with the media for the first time this season on Tuesday.

in Local Sports

2014-15 WWU Men’s golf preview

western washington logo generic copy/wwu

WWU opens its season on Sept. 19-20 at the Saint Martin's Invitational. The Vikings host their 43rd annual tournament on Sept. 22-23 at the Bellingham Golf and Country Club.

in Local Sports

Former Seahawk Ware arrested on suspicion of DUI

Seattle Seahawks' Spencer Ware (44) in action against the San Francisco 49ers in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Seattle. The Seahawks beat the 49ers 29-3.

Former Seattle Seahawks running back Spencer Ware has been arrested for investigation of driving under the influence.