Burien News Section

SCHOOLS: Highline Public Schools opening on time; bus stops changed

SCHOOLS: Highline Public Schools opening on time; bus stops changed

Highline Public Schools announced early Friday morning (Dec. 9, 2016) that all schools will open at their regularly scheduled time, with early release as scheduled. However, due to the weather conditions,... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Iris & Peony holding Holiday Centerpiece Class on Tuesday, Dec. 20

Iris & Peony holding Holiday Centerpiece Class on Tuesday, Dec. 20

Grace your Table with a beautiful Holiday Centerpiece Made by YOU! Iris& Peony Centerpiece Class will be Tuesday, Dec. 20, from 5:30 – 7 p.m. Spend a little “Me” time at Advertiser... [Read more]

Is it snowing yet? Here’s a convenient way to watch the flakes move in…

Is it snowing yet? Here’s a convenient way to watch the flakes move in…

As the second snow of 2016 slowly sneaks up from the south before dropping a few flakes on our area, the easiest way to watch for its progress is right here – from the comfort of your computer or... [Read more]

B-TOWN BIZ: VIP Hookah Lounge has been closed; called ‘chronic nuisance’

B-TOWN BIZ: VIP Hookah Lounge has been closed; called ‘chronic nuisance’

The City of Burien recently sought and received a temporary restraining order to close down the VIP Hookah Lounge, located at 153 SW 153rd Street. On Thursday morning (Dec. 8), a judge granted a preliminary... [Read more]

Highline High School holding Winter Mini Cheer Camp on Jan. 25-26

Highline High School holding Winter Mini Cheer Camp on Jan. 25-26

Highline High School Head Cheer Coach Trenecsia Bellinger will be hosting a winter Mini Cheer Camp for grades K-6 on Jan. 25 and 26, from 6 – 7:30 p.m. each day at the Highline High School Cafeteria. There... [Read more]

All Highline Public Schools will be open and start on time this Thursday, Dec. 8

All Highline Public Schools will be open and start on time this Thursday, Dec. 8

All Highline Public Schools will be open and start on time this Thursday, Dec. 8, the district announced Wednesday night. a Some have been concerned about a possible snow storm moving in, but the latest... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Santa arrives by fire truck, kids sing carols & Burien’s tree is lit!

PHOTOS: Santa arrives by fire truck, kids sing carols & Burien’s tree is lit!

Photos by Kelsey Par Local school kids from St. Francis sang carols, Santa arrived on a bright red fire truck, and Burien’s Christmas Tree was lit on Wednesday night, Dec. 7, at Economy... [Read more]

FREE 3-D Printing Workshop being held at Highline High on Monday, Dec. 12

FREE 3-D Printing Workshop being held at Highline High on Monday, Dec. 12

The FIRSTWA 4-H High Tekerz robotics team from Highline High School will be holding a FREE 3D printing workshop on Monday, Dec. 12 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Highline High School auto shop. This... [Read more]

Public Health of Seattle & King County issues warning about mumps outbreak

Public Health of Seattle & King County issues warning about mumps outbreak

Public Health of Seattle and King County issued a warning that an outbreak of mumps has developed in King County, mainly in the Auburn area, but the outbreak can easily spread to other schools and areas... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools working to promote Computer Science in big ways

Highline Public Schools working to promote Computer Science in big ways

At 6 out of 10 schools nationwide, students get no opportunity to take computer science, but in Highline Public Schools, students can take computer science across the district. And this week, during Computer... [Read more]

REMINDER: Burien’s Tree Lighting ceremony is TONIGHT at 6 p.m.!

REMINDER: Burien’s Tree Lighting ceremony is TONIGHT at 6 p.m.!

REMINDER: All are invited to come to Burien’s annual Tree Lighting event TONIGHT – Wednesday, Dec. 7, starting at 6 p.m. – at Economy Wiring Company, located at 633 SW 148th Street. The St.... [Read more]

Burien City Council debates ‘sanctuary city’ idea; plus – take our Poll

Burien City Council debates ‘sanctuary city’ idea; plus – take our Poll

By Jack Mayne For a majority of its three and one-half hour meeting on Monday night (Dec. 5), the Burien City Council heard residents comment on a proposal by three Councilmembers to declare it a ‘sanctuary... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: 33 ‘CSI:Highline’ Volunteers report latest salmon findings

FOLLOWUP: 33 ‘CSI:Highline’ Volunteers report latest salmon findings

A coho in spawning colors in the stream. Photo by Erik McDonald. Volunteers searching for spawning salmon in Miller Creek. Photo by Elissa Ostergaard. A volunteer measures a dead salmon as part of Community... [Read more]

REMINDER: South Sound Choruses doing 2 Christmas Concerts this weekend

REMINDER: South Sound Choruses doing 2 Christmas Concerts this weekend

REMINDER: This weekend – Saturday, Dec. 10 & Sunday, Dec. 11 – two of the ensembles of Northwest Associated Arts will present their annual Christmas programs at the Highline Performing Arts Center... [Read more]

WEATHER: More snow possible overnight; temps will drop below freezing

WEATHER: More snow possible overnight; temps will drop below freezing

Live Image from Three Tree Point (viewable during daytime only):  Click image to see larger version. The National Weather Service is warning residents that more snowfall is possible overnight, and... [Read more]

REMINDER: Local Actors will present at Burien Film Office Happy Hour Tuesday

REMINDER: Local Actors will present at Burien Film Office Happy Hour Tuesday

REMINDER: Local Actors/Producers/Educators David S. Hogan and Angela DiMarco will headline the next Burien Film Office Happy Hour, to be held this TUESDAY, Dec. 6 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at the Tin Theater. This... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Gifts, crafts & more at El Dorado West Holiday Bazaar this Saturday, Dec. 10

Gifts, crafts & more at El Dorado West Holiday Bazaar this Saturday, Dec. 10

There will be a Holiday Bazaar at El Dorado West this coming Saturday, Dec. 10, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Expect lots of Holiday Gifts, Crafts, Ornaments, Live Music, Santa, Refreshments and more…all... [Read more]

VIDEO: Local resident Dianna Leppa sings National Anthem at Seahawks game

VIDEO: Local resident Dianna Leppa sings National Anthem at Seahawks game

Area resident Dianna Leppa sang the National Anthem at Sunday night’s nationally-televised Seahawks vs Panthers game, and here’s a video of her in action (be sure to pay attention to the... [Read more]

PHOTOS/VIDEO: School bus slides off road in Burien during Monday’s snow

PHOTOS/VIDEO: School bus slides off road in Burien during Monday’s snow

UPDATE Dec. 5, 2016 3 p.m.: Courtesy Rory Maliuna Keahi Jaramillo-King comes this video of a school bus sliding off the road as it tried to descend S. 140th in Burien during Monday morning’s snow... [Read more]

SCHOOLS: Highline Public Schools operating on regular schedule Monday

SCHOOLS: Highline Public Schools operating on regular schedule Monday

Despite some snow, Highline Public Schools will be running on its regular schedule today – Monday, Dec. 5, 2016: Snow is NOT impacting bus routes this morning. School is on schedule. — Highline... [Read more]

WEATHER: Weather Service says good chance of snow; Alaska cancels flights

WEATHER: Weather Service says good chance of snow; Alaska cancels flights

NOTE: Our Puget Sound Weather Geek is currently in Arizona, but we managed to cobble this update together for him: Live Image from Three Tree Point (viewable during daytime only):  Click image to see... [Read more]

PODCAST: Armed man causes lockdowns; purse snatcher; Jack Mayne & more

PODCAST: Armed man causes lockdowns; purse snatcher; Jack Mayne & more

Here’s episode #77 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

B-TOWN HAPS: Saturday will likely be the busiest day of the year, events-wise

B-TOWN HAPS: Saturday will likely be the busiest day of the year, events-wise

This Saturday, Dec. 3, appears to us B-Town Bloggers to be the busiest day of the year, with at least 11 events going on, from local fundraisers to arts & crafts, bazaars, a work party, open house,... [Read more]

Works of artist Robin Walker on display at Burien Community Center thru January

Works of artist Robin Walker on display at Burien Community Center thru January

The Burien Community Center will be presenting the works of artist Robin Walker until the end of January 2017. Robin completed an MFA at Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2010 and exhibits her work around... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools announces support for Refugee & Immigrant Communities

Highline Public Schools announces support for Refugee & Immigrant Communities

In response to emerging reports of hate speech and violence directed at refugee and immigrant communities, Highline Public Schools announced Friday (Dec. 2) that it is joining over 50 local organizations... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber giving away Seahawks tix at Dec. 9 Holiday Luncheon

Seattle Southside Chamber giving away Seahawks tix at Dec. 9 Holiday Luncheon

The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce announced that it will be giving away two pairs of Seahawks tickets at its Dec. 9 Holiday Luncheon. “Courtesy of the generosity of board member Mike Bulleri,... [Read more]