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Burien Police bust marijuana grow operation on SW 128th Street

Burien Police bust marijuana grow operation on SW 128th Street

The Burien Police Department is reporting that it busted an illegal marijuana growing operation in the 500 block of SW 128th Street on Tuesday (April 22), seizing 83 plants, 30 pounds of drying marijuana,... [Read more]

Want to be in the 4th of July Parade in Burien? Here’s how you can join in…

Want to be in the 4th of July Parade in Burien? Here’s how you can join in…

The City of Burien and the Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce are proud to present the 93rd Annual Burien Independence Day Parade on Friday, July 4, 2014. And they’re inviting all local Burien... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation’s Gold Star Awards Breakfast raises over $92,000

Highline Schools Foundation’s Gold Star Awards Breakfast raises over $92,000

Last Friday morning (April 18), 230 people gathered at Cedarbrook Lodge in SeaTac to support the Highline Schools Foundation at its annual Gold Star Awards Breakfast…

LOST: Female Yorkie, last seen Sunday, April 20 near the Burien Goodwill

LOST: Female Yorkie, last seen Sunday, April 20 near the Burien Goodwill

BTB Reader Kim Sturts wants everyone to be on the lookout for her lost female Yorkie, last seen on Sunday, April 20: “We lost our dog out of our yard on the edge of Burien and Seatac on 128th,”... [Read more]

PHOTOS: ‘Citizens of the Year’ honored at Monday night’s council meeting

PHOTOS: ‘Citizens of the Year’ honored at Monday night’s council meeting

Just before the start of Monday night’s (April 21) City Council meeting, the 2014 “Citizens of the Year” were honored at City Hall for making “significant contributions to the community.” Winners... [Read more]

VIDEO: Highline Public Schools releases new video, ‘A Path to Success’

VIDEO: Highline Public Schools releases new video, ‘A Path to Success’

Highline Public Schools released a new animated promotional video, called “A Path to Success,” which you can view below: A Path to Success from Highline Public Schools on Vimeo. Editor Scott... [Read more]

Demolition has begun at the old Sunny Terrace Elementary School

Demolition has begun at the old Sunny Terrace Elementary School

Demolition has begun at the old Sunny Terrace Elementary School, located at 1010 South 146th Street in Burien’s Northeast Redevelopment Area (NERA). Built in/around 1960 and closed as a school in... [Read more]

Burien Police make major drug bust, seize guns, $400,000 in cash

Burien Police make major drug bust, seize guns, $400,000 in cash

The Burien Police Department seized $400,000 in cash, along with drugs and guns after serving a search warrant on a car and two homes this week. Police became suspicious after finding the large amount... [Read more]

Highline High School All-Class Reunion will be Saturday, May 17

Highline High School All-Class Reunion will be Saturday, May 17

Highline High School’s All-Class Reunion will be held on Saturday, May 17 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the school cafeteria. Cost is $25 per person, and includes lunch, rental of the school and a meet... [Read more]

Fight between 2 men leads to stabbing at Burien Transit Center Tuesday night

Fight between 2 men leads to stabbing at Burien Transit Center Tuesday night

Burien Police and the King County Sheriff’s Office are both reporting of a stabbing at the Burien Transit Center Tuesday night (April 15), injuring two men…

Discover Burien’s 2014 Farmers Market season starts Thursday, May 1

Discover Burien’s 2014 Farmers Market season starts Thursday, May 1

[EDITOR'S NOTE: BTB Founder/Publisher Scott Schaefer is on the Board of Discover Burien, a local business non-profit.] Discover Burien will again put on its weekly Farmers Market starting Thursday, May... [Read more]

Moshier Spring Pottery Sale will be Saturday, May 3

Moshier Spring Pottery Sale will be Saturday, May 3

The annual Moshier Spring Pottery Sale will be held on Saturday, May 3, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Moshier Art Center, located at 430 S. 156th Street. “Twice a year the potters at the Moshier... [Read more]

Landslide in Seahurst Park has City of Burien concerned

Landslide in Seahurst Park has City of Burien concerned

A landslide in Seahurst Park has the City of Burien concerned enough to pay at least $24,000 to hire a geotechnical engineering firm to evaluate it for repair. While nowhere near as bad as the recent,... [Read more]

Local dog Groomer wins ‘People’s Choice’ award at Northwest Groom Show

Local dog Groomer wins ‘People’s Choice’ award at Northwest Groom Show

On Sunday (April 13), Lindsay Buchultz, who works at Burien’s Posh Puppy Spa & Boutique on SW 153rd, won the “People’s Choice” award in Tacoma at the Northwest Groom Show. She is a... [Read more]

VIDEO: Watch the ‘real Octo-Mom’ – a Giant Pacific Octopus at Three Tree Point

VIDEO: Watch the ‘real Octo-Mom’ – a Giant Pacific Octopus at Three Tree Point

YouTuber/Diver/Photographer Drew Collins made a fantastic video underwater off Burien’s Three Tree Point recently, showing a mother Octopus – the “real Octo-Mom” – off the north beach,... [Read more]

Chow down and help local charities at the 3rd annual ‘Burien Bites’ May 7

Chow down and help local charities at the 3rd annual ‘Burien Bites’ May 7

The third annual ‘Burien Bites’ – a food-centric fundraiser that benefits local charities – will take place on Wednesday, May 7, from 5 – 9 p.m. The cost is $5 for Adults, with Kids under 18... [Read more]

Highline Mayors update Chamber members on local economic rebound

Highline Mayors update Chamber members on local economic rebound

Story by Ralph Nichols Photos by Scott Schaefer Highline cities have weathered the recession and now their economic futures look bright, mayors of four area cities told members of the Southwest King County... [Read more]

Highline Historical Society to mark Earth Day with ‘Chasing Ice’ film on April 22

Highline Historical Society to mark Earth Day with ‘Chasing Ice’ film on April 22

To celebrate Earth Day on Tuesday, April 22, the Highline Historical Society will be presenting a screening of Chasing Ice, the National Geographic film that frames the story of our planet’s changing... [Read more]

PHOTOS: A tree is planted at Arbor Lake Park to celebrate Arbor Day

PHOTOS: A tree is planted at Arbor Lake Park to celebrate Arbor Day

On Tuesday (April 8), the City of Burien celebrated Arbor Day at Arbor Lake Park by planting a paper birch tree. The city also commemorated being named ‘Tree City USA’ for the 13th year. Local... [Read more]

Highline Teacher Named a PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator

Highline Teacher Named a PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator

Mount View Elementary teacher Jamie Ewing has been named a 2014 Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) LearningMedia Digital Innovator. The fifth-grade teacher is the only Washington State educator among the... [Read more]

Northwest Symphony Orchestra’s Season Finale will be April 26

Northwest Symphony Orchestra’s Season Finale will be April 26

Northwest Symphony Orchestra’s Season Final concert will be on Saturday, April 26 at the Highline Performing Arts Center in Burien. The concert will begin with Shostakovich’s Festive Overture,... [Read more]

Discover Burien’s annual Clean Sweep & Shred Day will be Saturday, April 26

Discover Burien’s annual Clean Sweep & Shred Day will be Saturday, April 26

[EDITOR'S NOTE: BTB Founder/Publisher Scott Schaefer is on the Board of Discover Burien, a local business non-profit.] It’s time again to roll up those sleeves to tackle trash and beautify Burien during... [Read more]

Who will ‘Walk the Plank’ at April Pools Day at Mount Rainier Pool April 19?

Who will ‘Walk the Plank’ at April Pools Day at Mount Rainier Pool April 19?

Ten public officials including the mayor, police chief and a King County Councilman are teaming up this month to combat drowning in Des Moines and Normandy Park – but which one(s) will ‘Walk the... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Scenes from the 2nd annual ‘Burien UFO Festival’ in Olde Burien

PHOTOS: Scenes from the 2nd annual ‘Burien UFO Festival’ in Olde Burien

On Tuesday night, April 1, businesses and residents of Olde Burien were “abducted” by UFOs, Men – and Women – in Black, and more Aliens than you could shake a probe at. It was the second... [Read more]

Highline School District will move 6th Grade to Middle School

Highline School District will move 6th Grade to Middle School

Teacher Ellen Dorr believes moving sixth grade to middle school will have a positive impact on students. The Highline School District announce Friday (April 4) that it will be moving 6th grade to Middle... [Read more]

BREAKING: Burien Town Square retail space put on market for $2.29 million

BREAKING: Burien Town Square retail space put on market for $2.29 million

by Scott Schaefer BREAKING: The retail spaces of the Burien Town Square property, located on SW 152nd between 6th Ave SW and 5th Ave Place, are now on the market – priced at $2.29 million – according... [Read more]