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INTERN’S VIEW: Step back in time (and rhythm) at Burien’s Time Tunnel Records

INTERN’S VIEW: Step back in time (and rhythm) at Burien’s Time Tunnel Records

Story & Photos by Sterling Paris Intern, Big Picture High School My assignment was to go to Time Tunnel Records today! At 14911 Ambaum Blvd. SW in Burien there is a little white storefront... [Read more]

City Council chooses getting, keeping business as top economic goal for 2015

City Council chooses getting, keeping business as top economic goal for 2015

by Jack Mayne In one of the shorter meetings of recent past, the Burien City Council decided at Monday’s (Jan. 26) study session that getting and keeping businesses in the city is the most important... [Read more]

Northwest Symphony Orchestra’s Valentine’s Concert will be Friday, Feb. 13

Northwest Symphony Orchestra’s Valentine’s Concert will be Friday, Feb. 13

On Friday, Feb. 13, Burien’s Northwest Symphony Orchestra will present its popular Valentine’s Concert at the Highline Performing Arts Center in Burien. The concert will feature pieces centered... [Read more]

SLIDESHOW: Thousands of crazed fans pack SeaTac streets to send off Seahawks

SLIDESHOW: Thousands of crazed fans pack SeaTac streets to send off Seahawks

Photographers Michael Brunk and Francis Zera braved the throngs of crazed 12th Fans in SeaTac on Sunday (Jan. 25), as they lined the streets to send the Seattle Seahawks onto their second straight Super... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Sailboats bloom off Three Tree Point during spring-like weather

PHOTOS: Sailboats bloom off Three Tree Point during spring-like weather

BTB Reader Elston Hill sent in these photos, showing sailboats passing close to Three Tree Point on Saturday, Jan. 24 (click images to see larger versions/slideshow): If you’ve got a cool photo... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Two Photographers share pics from Highline Pirate Wrestling matches

PHOTOS: Two Photographers share pics from Highline Pirate Wrestling matches

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following two stories/photos on Highline High School wrestling are 1) from our youngest-ever Contributor – 10-year old Isabel Herbruger – who has been submitting stories and... [Read more]

INTERN’S VIEW: ‘ReTreasure’ is a hidden treasure in downtown Burien

INTERN’S VIEW: ‘ReTreasure’ is a hidden treasure in downtown Burien

Story & Photos by Sterling Paris Intern, Big Picture High School In downtown Burien at 627 SW 152nd Street you will find a cute hidden treasure of a shop called “ReTreasure.” This... [Read more]

The Burien City Council will be going to the dogs – again – on Monday, Feb. 2

The Burien City Council will be going to the dogs – again – on Monday, Feb. 2

The Burien City Council is going to the dogs once again – this time on Monday, Feb. 2. A few years ago (read our previous coverage here), city lawmakers were hounded by several dogs and their owners... [Read more]

Problem house in Burien shut down for squatters, stolen property & more

Problem house in Burien shut down for squatters, stolen property & more

Photos courtesy Burien Police Department. On Thursday (Jan. 22) just before 1 p.m. detectives and deputies with the Burien Police and King County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at a house... [Read more]

AUDIO: Raw audio of Thursday night’s Highline Public Schools’ Town Hall

AUDIO: Raw audio of Thursday night’s Highline Public Schools’ Town Hall

Below is raw audio of Thursday night’s (Jan. 22) Highline Public Schools’ Town Hall meeting, held from 6- 7:30 p.m. at the Highline High School Library. Between 50-60 people were in attendance... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation announces new scholarship opportunities

Highline Schools Foundation announces new scholarship opportunities

The Highline Schools Foundation announced several new scholarship opportunities on Thursday, Jan. 22. “The Highline Schools Foundation strives to be a bridge to opportunity for Highline Public School... [Read more]

Burien and Metro plan Route 139 replacement shuttle, seek comments

Burien and Metro plan Route 139 replacement shuttle, seek comments

Metro Transit is working with the City of Burien on an alternative service to replace the parts of Bus Route 139 –which was cut last September (read our previous coverage here) – that were used the... [Read more]

Man suffers serious burns after propane tank explodes in Burien Tuesday night

Man suffers serious burns after propane tank explodes in Burien Tuesday night

A propane explosion in Burien Tuesday night (Jan. 20) around 5:45 p.m. sent a man to the hospital with burns over 40-50 percent of his body, according to Bill Harm from the Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department. Harm... [Read more]

Burien Police Department seeking public’s help identifying theft suspects

Burien Police Department seeking public’s help identifying theft suspects

The Burien Police Department on Wednesday (Jan. 21) released the following photo, asking for the public’s help identifying these two theft suspects (click image to see larger version): “Can... [Read more]

‘Maury Island Incident’ benefit for Des Moines Historical Society will be Feb. 11

‘Maury Island Incident’ benefit for Des Moines Historical Society will be Feb. 11

A full screening of the locally-produced film “The Maury Island Incident” to benefit the Des Moines Historical Society will be Wednesday night, Feb. 11 at Mt. Rainier High School. Filmmakers... [Read more]

‘Great Backyard Bird Count’ will be Feb. 13-16; ‘Burien Birdfest’ will be Feb. 14

‘Great Backyard Bird Count’ will be Feb. 13-16; ‘Burien Birdfest’ will be Feb. 14

The 18th annual ‘Great Backyard Bird Count’ will be from Feb. 13-16, and all are invited to join in by counting birds. “Counting birds is a fun, free, family-friendly way to discover... [Read more]

Burien UFO Festival announces new Movie Competition with $2500 prize!

Burien UFO Festival announces new Movie Competition with $2500 prize!

Organizers of the 3rd annual Burien UFO Festival (aka BUFO) – held every year on April 1st – announced that this year they’re adding a Movie Competition to the mix, with a $2500 Award! “Do... [Read more]

Special needs student at Sylvester raises money and buys new iPads for others

Special needs student at Sylvester raises money and buys new iPads for others

12-year-old Cassidy Huff was at home recovering from her 33rd spinal surgery when she decided to organize a fundraiser for the special education classmates she tutors at Sylvester Middle School in Burien. In... [Read more]

REMINDER: The 10th annual Empty Bowls is two weeks from today

REMINDER: The 10th annual Empty Bowls is two weeks from today

Two weeks from today – on Friday, Jan. 30 – the Empty Bowls fundraiser will be celebrating its 10 year anniversary! Moshier potters have teamed up with Discover Burien and Burien Parks and Recreation... [Read more]

MISSING: Have you seen Douglas Snyder? He’s missing from the area

MISSING: Have you seen Douglas Snyder? He’s missing from the area

Douglas Snyder (pictured above), has gone missing in the SeaTac/Burien area. He disappeared between Christmas and New Years Day, or shortly after. Doug is middle aged, about 6’2″, brown eyes,... [Read more]

B-TOWN BIZ: Ribbon cut at new LA Fitness Thursday

B-TOWN BIZ: Ribbon cut at new LA Fitness Thursday

Photo courtesy City of Burien.   A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held by the Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce at the new LA Fitness in Burien on Thursday afternoon, Jan. 15. Burien City Councilmember... [Read more]

Man, Woman robbed of cell phone on Ambaum Blvd. SW in Burien Wednesday

Man, Woman robbed of cell phone on Ambaum Blvd. SW in Burien Wednesday

Police say that on Wednesday (Jan. 14) afternoon around 2:15 p.m., a male and a female (both adults) assaulted a male and female (both adults), and stole a cell phone from one of them on Ambaum Blvd.... [Read more]

3rd annual ‘Open Bite Nite’ fundraiser for Burien CARES will be Saturday, Feb. 7

3rd annual ‘Open Bite Nite’ fundraiser for Burien CARES will be Saturday, Feb. 7

The 3rd annual ‘Open Bite Nite’ fundraiser for Burien CARES Animal Control will be held Saturday, Feb. 7 at the Elks Lodge, located at 14006 1st Ave South. There will be music, laughs and... [Read more]

SLIDESHOW: Last passenger MD-11 stops at Sea-Tac en route to final destination

SLIDESHOW: Last passenger MD-11 stops at Sea-Tac en route to final destination

The last existing McDonnell-Douglas MD-11 passenger aircraft – owned by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines – landed at Sea-Tac Airport on the foggy morning of Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, then departed for its final... [Read more]

Cove to Clover 5K Fundraiser Race holding Alaska Airlines ‘Fly Free Raffle’

Cove to Clover 5K Fundraiser Race holding Alaska Airlines ‘Fly Free Raffle’

Our friends at the Cove to Clover 5K Fundraiser Race – coming up Sunday, March 15 – announced on Monday (Jan. 12) that they will be holding an Alaska Airlines “C2C Fly Free Raffle.” A... [Read more]

Highline bond issue proponent complains of violations of  disclosure law

Highline bond issue proponent complains of violations of disclosure law

EDITOR’S NOTE: This report was updated on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015 by Jack Mayne The Highline Citizens for Schools has filed a complaint with the Washington Public Disclosure Commission claiming the... [Read more]

Dorpat and Sherrard will bring ‘Now and Then’ to Highline on Saturday, Jan. 24

Dorpat and Sherrard will bring ‘Now and Then’ to Highline on Saturday, Jan. 24

The Highline Historical Society will be hosting a “Now and Then” presentation by popular documentary photographers/historians/authors Paul Dorpat and Jean Sherrard on Saturday, Jan. 24, starting at... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Artistic images show Highline Pirates wrestlers beating Foster

PHOTOS: Artistic images show Highline Pirates wrestlers beating Foster

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article is from our youngest-ever Contributor – 10-year old Isabel Herbruger – who has been submitting stories and photos as part of her effort to earn a Girl... [Read more]