Photos: Holiday rush at the USPS Seattle Distribution Center

Photos: Holiday rush at the USPS Seattle Distribution Center
The United States Postal Service Seattle Processing and Distribution Center in Tukwila, WA processes all outgoing priority mail. During the busy holiday season, which includes Thanksgiving until Christmas, will process and send out 18 million packages from Seattle. December 17th 2013. (Joshua Lewis / KOMO News)

Photos: Vance Creek Bridge, a Northwest hidden treasure

Photos: Vance Creek Bridge, a Northwest hidden treasure
The Vance Creek Bridge, built in 1929, was part of the Simpson Railroad which was one of the last logging railroad operations in the continental United States. The Vance Creek Bridge has been out of operation since the 1950's and spans over 400 feet long and 347 feet high making it one of the highest railway arch bridges ever built in the United States. The bridge is located deep in the forest on Washington State’s Olympic peninsula, about a two hour drive from Seattle. (Joshua Lewis / KOMO News)

Photos: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis rock Seattle

Photos: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis rock Seattle
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis played the second of their three sold out Key Arena shows, which close out his world tour. Thousands of screaming fans, also known as the "Shark Face Gang," came out in force to see them perform their hits such as Can't Hold Us, Thrift Shop, Same Love and more. December 11th 2013. (Joshua Lewis / KOMO News)

Taxpayers may be tapped to fix gun registry backlog

Taxpayers may be tapped to fix gun registry backlog »Play Video
In this Jan. 26, 2013 file photo, guns are displayed during the annual New York State Arms Collectors Association Albany Gun Show at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center. (AP Photo/Philip Kamrass)

A run on weapons is proving too much for state regulators to keep up, and it may be taxpayers who bail them out.

Neumos, Moe Bar celebrate anniversaries with week of big local music

Neumos, Moe Bar celebrate anniversaries with week of big local music
The Thermals are an American indie band based in Portland, Oregon. The group was formed in 2002. They played at the Linen Building in downtown Boise as part of Treefort Music Festival in March 22nd 2013. (Joshua Lewis / KOMO News)

January is shaping up to be a musical month in the Puget Sound; in addition to Timbrrr! Outdoor Music Festival, two Capitol Hill staples are celebrating their anniversaries with a week of concerts.

Photos: Dancers compete at Seattle's Reign Supreme at UW

Photos: Dancers compete at Seattle's Reign Supreme at UW
The UW Hip Hop Student Association, Mikeskee HUB Soundbites, and the Associated Students of University of Washington Arts and Entertainment presented Reign Supreme, one of the Northwest’s premier crew on crew break dance competition. The event also featured a 1 on 1 dance competition and an open style battle featuring dancers from around the world. December 7th 2013. (Joshua Lewis / KOMO News)

Photos: 2013 Pacific Northwest Ballet's Nutcracker

Photos: 2013 Pacific Northwest Ballet's Nutcracker
The Pacific Northwest Ballet's Nutcracker was created by PNB Founding Artistic Director Kent Stowell and author/illustrator Maurice Sendak (Where the Wild Things Are). The performance features over 200 dancers, gigantic moving sets, a snowfall every performance, and Tchaikovsky’s score performed by the PNB Orchestra. November 29th 2013. (Joshua Lewis / KOMO News)

Photos: Seattle Mist wins West Coast showdown

Photos: Seattle Mist wins West Coast showdown
In the second annual LFL Pacific Cup, the Seattle Mist took on the LA Temptation in a west coast showdown at the ShoWare Center in Kent, WA. The Mist outlasted the Temptation 27-25 to capture their second consecutive Pacific Cup. December 6th 2013. (Joshua Lewis / KOMO News)

Photos: Gingerbread Village at the Seattle Sheraton

Photos: Gingerbread Village at the Seattle Sheraton
The theme for the 21st Annual Gingerbread Village 2013, benefiting JDRF Northwest Chapter, is “There's a Rhyme and a Reason this Holiday Season.” See some of your favorite nursery rhymes come alive at the Seattle Sheraton at 1400 6th Avenue until January 5th, 2014. The Gingerbread village is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. December 6th 2013. (Joshua Lewis / KOMO News)

Photos: Smokers light up to celebrate legal pot anniversary

Photos: Smokers light up to celebrate legal pot anniversary
Hundreds of marijuana enthusiasts gathered at Seattle Center for a, legal 21+, pot smoking event to celebrate the one year anniversary of the legalization of recreational marijuana in Washington. The party was near the Space Needle and was fully permitted by the city of Seattle, allowing people to smoke in public, but with double fences preventing a contact high from people passing by. December 6th 2013. (Joshua Lewis / KOMO News)

Open and Shut: This week's restaurant round-up

Open and Shut: This week's restaurant round-up
Image: Almond Anglaise cupcake via Cake Envy

There's really only one restaurant opening that anyone's talking about, but that doesn't mean there's only one opening in all of town. There are also a few restaurant closures to have on your radar this weekend.