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Ribbon cutting held Friday for new cold storage facility in Burien’s NERA

Ribbon cutting held Friday for new cold storage facility in Burien’s NERA

A Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening was held on Friday (June 23), welcoming Western Distribution Services, LLC to their new 241,140 square foot cold storage facility located in the Northeast Redevelopment... [Read more]

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce Mayors’ Luncheon

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce Mayors’ Luncheon

The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce held its annual Mayors’ Luncheon at Cedarbrook Lodge in SeaTac on Friday, June 9, and below are videos and photos from the event. On hand at this annual... [Read more]

AUDIO: Police release dramatic 9-1-1 audio, dispatch calls on Burien shooting

AUDIO: Police release dramatic 9-1-1 audio, dispatch calls on Burien shooting

On Friday, June 23, the King County Sheriff’s Office released dramatic 9-1-1 call audio and dispatch recordings, along with new information about the fatal officer-involved shooting of Tommy Le... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: I turn 80 today

CLIFF’S EDGE: I turn 80 today

I turn 80 today, and I recall doubting I would ever be able to say that. Now the date arrives, I’m still here, and it doesn’t seem like such a big deal. Like you, I know our population as a whole... [Read more]

Burien Film Fest’s first-ever ‘International Film Crawl’ is FREE this Saturday

Burien Film Fest’s first-ever ‘International Film Crawl’ is FREE this Saturday

Enjoy the Burien Film Festival’s first-ever ‘International Film Crawl’ for FREE this Saturday, June 24, from 4 – 8 p.m.: Here’s the schedule: St. Elizabeth Episcopal Church... [Read more]

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Bears are still a lot of fun to watch

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Bears are still a lot of fun to watch

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Now in her third year(!) with more great work is our youngest-ever Contributor – 13-year old Isabel Herbruger – Local Girl Scout, 4-H member, and aspiring photojournalist. We encourage... [Read more]

Burien Parks releases its 2017 ‘Music (& Theatre) In The Park’ lineups!

Burien Parks releases its 2017 ‘Music (& Theatre) In The Park’ lineups!

The City of Burien Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services released its 2017 lineup for both ‘Music In The Park’ and ‘Theatre In The Park’ FREE summer events. ‘Music In The... [Read more]

Don’t want return of airplane noise over Burien? Tell the FAA by Wed. at midnight

Don’t want return of airplane noise over Burien? Tell the FAA by Wed. at midnight

By Jack Mayne If enough residents complain to the Federal Aviation Administration by Wednesday (June 21), there is a chance the return of the automatic cacophony of loud airplanes at all hours buzzing... [Read more]

Resident wants to catch ‘Mr. & Mrs. Scum Bag’ who siphoned gas from her truck

Resident wants to catch ‘Mr. & Mrs. Scum Bag’ who siphoned gas from her truck

On May 31, a resident of the Emerald Green Condos in the 1800 block of S. 118th Street in Boulevard Park (map below) had gas siphoned out of her truck. Police say that the victim had been out of town,... [Read more]

July issue of Sunset Magazine features great profile about Burien

July issue of Sunset Magazine features great profile about Burien

Writer Heather Hansman profiled Burien for the July, 2017 issue of Sunset Magazine, which should be on newsstands now. The profile – which starts on page 28 – highlights B-Town’s local arts,... [Read more]

Burien City Council approves contract 5-2 for Brian Wilson as new city manager

Burien City Council approves contract 5-2 for Brian Wilson as new city manager

By Jack Mayne Burien will have a new city manager on July 10 with the approval of an employment contract for Brian Wilson, former chief of staff and police chief of Federal Way. Two-thirds through the... [Read more]

Burien’s annual Wild Strawberry Festival kicked off Saturday

Burien’s annual Wild Strawberry Festival kicked off Saturday

Story & Photos by Katalia Alexander Saturday, June 17 in Downtown Burien was the Annual Wild Strawberry Festival. At the event, Burien citizens enjoyed a variety of different activities, including... [Read more]

AUDIO/PHOTOS: ‘It’s not about the rock’ at tense Highline High listening session

AUDIO/PHOTOS: ‘It’s not about the rock’ at tense Highline High listening session

By Scott & Theresa Schaefer After a slow, tense start where attendees argued over the format of the event, Highline High School’s Listening Session Thursday night (June 15) attempted to begin to... [Read more]

Burien Starbucks employee Natasha Stapp recognized for saving customer’s life

Burien Starbucks employee Natasha Stapp recognized for saving customer’s life

Story & Photos by Katalia Alexander For many years, our region has been known as a global leader in emergency medical response, with an extremely high heart attack survival rate of 62% in 2013.... [Read more]

Burien/White Center Rotary presents over $12,000 in scholarships to local students

Burien/White Center Rotary presents over $12,000 in scholarships to local students

The Burien/White Center Rotary presented Scholarships and Service Above Self awards to this year’s recipients at last week’s meeting: Scholarships: Walter O. Carsten Memorial Scholarship,... [Read more]

Burien’s 96th annual Independence Day Parade will follow a new route this year

Burien’s 96th annual Independence Day Parade will follow a new route this year

Proudly in its 96th year, the City of Burien’s 4th of July Independence Day parade is the oldest and one of the best attended in King County, and this year it will follow a new route. The parade is also... [Read more]

Y.E.T.I. hires Jordan Kimmerly as its full-time Executive Director

Y.E.T.I. hires Jordan Kimmerly as its full-time Executive Director

The Youth Experiential Training Institute (Y.E.T.I.) announced that it has hired Jordan Kimmerly (pictured above) as its first full-time Executive Director for the organization. Y.E.T.I.’s mission... [Read more]

Deputy shoots, kills man claiming to be ‘The Creator’ in Burien Tuesday night

Deputy shoots, kills man claiming to be ‘The Creator’ in Burien Tuesday night

A homeowner fired a warning shot at a man running at him with a sharp object in his hand in Burien late Tuesday night (June 13), and when Deputies responded to the scene, the suspect came at them as well. Two... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation awards nearly $200,000 in scholarships

Highline Schools Foundation awards nearly $200,000 in scholarships

Highline Schools Foundation Scholarship Recipients and Donors at the 2017 Scholarship Reception. The Highline Schools Foundation announced nearly $200,000 in scholarship awards to students enrolled in... [Read more]

Sunday Brunch + LIVE commentary with ‘The Maury Island Incident’ on June 25!

Sunday Brunch + LIVE commentary with ‘The Maury Island Incident’ on June 25!

Enjoy a unique, tasty and fun ‘Sunday Brunch with The Maury Island Incident’ on Sunday, June 25 from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at The Tin Theater! You’ll enjoy brunch, plus view a special,... [Read more]

FAA seeks comments on environmental concerns of propjet turns over Burien

FAA seeks comments on environmental concerns of propjet turns over Burien

By Jack Mayne Are propjet passenger planes turning over Burien usually in the winter a problem for the area’s environmental quality” The Federal Aviation Administration wants you to tell them during... [Read more]

Quiet Skies demands Burien let them help city appeal with FAA over plane noise

Quiet Skies demands Burien let them help city appeal with FAA over plane noise

Quiet Skies President Larry Cripe Walt Bala, former airline pilot and FAA inspector John Rizzardi, lawyer To listen to raw audio of Tuesday night’s meeting, click the ‘Play’ button below: http://b-townblog.com/wp-content/images/QuietSkiesBurien060617.mp3 By... [Read more]

Burien to get part of $94 million City Light program for new electronic meters

Burien to get part of $94 million City Light program for new electronic meters

By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council on Monday was given a preview of Seattle City Light’s $94 million system-wide advanced metering system replacing 420,000 old meters at homes and businesses. The... [Read more]

Highline High School Alumni Foundation awards over $60,000 in scholarships

Highline High School Alumni Foundation awards over $60,000 in scholarships

The Highline High School Alumni Foundation awarded over $60,000 in scholarships to Pirate seniors this year. Congrats to this year’s recipients, honored June 4, 2017 (click image to see larger version): Top... [Read more]