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Lawyer tells Quiet Skies that FAA ‘failed to comply’ with environmental rules

Lawyer tells Quiet Skies that FAA ‘failed to comply’ with environmental rules

The Federal Aviation Administration “failed to comply” with environmental rules when – without warning – it “began experimenting” with a new procedure that sends noisy prop-jet aircraft at low altitudes over Burien…

Northwest Symphony Orchestra holding Valentines Concert on Friday, Feb. 10

Northwest Symphony Orchestra holding Valentines Concert on Friday, Feb. 10

Burien’s Northwest Symphony Orchestra will be holding a Valentines Concert on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at the Highline Performing Arts Center. This concert is part of the NWSO’s 30th... [Read more]

VIDEOS: Failed burglar caught on camera trying to break into 911 Supply store

VIDEOS: Failed burglar caught on camera trying to break into 911 Supply store

One of Burien’s newer businesses – 911 Supply, located at 136 SW 152nd Street (map below) – was the victim of an attempted break-in on Monday night, Jan. 16. Ironically, this business caters to... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Racist, anti-Mexican hate graffiti found on RV in Burien Tuesday

PHOTOS: Racist, anti-Mexican hate graffiti found on RV in Burien Tuesday

WARNING: The following post contains a Tweet that includes photos of an “F word” that many might consider “not safe for young kids”: Racist, anti-Mexican graffiti was found spray... [Read more]

PHOTO: Snow covered Olympics with dramatic clouds as seen from Burien

PHOTO: Snow covered Olympics with dramatic clouds as seen from Burien

Courtesy resident Elston Hill comes another amazing photo taken from his home in Burien, this time showing some dramatic clouds over the gorgeous, snow-covered Olympic Mountains on Monday night, Jan. 16... [Read more]

A few moments with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

A few moments with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

[EDITOR’S NOTE: We are re-posting this column (originally run Nov. 2, 2008) in honor of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, whose life and work we celebrate today:] “When machines and computers,... [Read more]

VIDEOS: Ice skater on frozen Lake Burien Friday morning

VIDEOS: Ice skater on frozen Lake Burien Friday morning

Courtesy Daniel McTernan comes these videos shot Friday morning, Jan. 13, 2017, showing someone ice skating on a frozen Lake Burien: (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; ... [Read more]

Local high schools to compete in FIRST Robotics Competition starting in March

Local high schools to compete in FIRST Robotics Competition starting in March

As we kick-off the New Year, four of Highline Public Schools High Schools are in a major time crunch to design and build a functional and competitive robot in six Weeks. These robots will be used to... [Read more]

Former NASA astronaut and test pilot on Burien’s new airport noise committee

Former NASA astronaut and test pilot on Burien’s new airport noise committee

By Jack Mayne The newly-appointed Burien city airport noise committee includes a former astronaut and test pilot and a retired Boeing field airport noise officer, along with business representatives and... [Read more]

Voting is now open for Discover Burien’s ‘Best of Burien’ 2017 Awards

Voting is now open for Discover Burien’s ‘Best of Burien’ 2017 Awards

Each year, local non-profit business organization Discover Burien asks the community to vote for their favorites and the deserving in Burien, and voting is now open for the 2017 awards. All are asked... [Read more]

PHOTO: Dramatic Moonset over Olympic Mountains as seen from Burien

PHOTO: Dramatic Moonset over Olympic Mountains as seen from Burien

Courtesy resident Elston Hill comes this photo of a dramatic Moonset over the Olympic Mountains, as photographed from his Burien home early Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017 (click image to see larger version):  Read More →

The 2017 ‘Battle of Burien’ Dance Competition will be Saturday, Jan. 21

The 2017 ‘Battle of Burien’ Dance Competition will be Saturday, Jan. 21

The ‘Battle Of Burien’ dance competition will be held at the Community Center on Jan. 21, 2017, starting at 6 p.m. This event is an annual “dance off” where local youth compete... [Read more]

Burien City Council passes ‘sanctuary’ law that protects immigration status

Burien City Council passes ‘sanctuary’ law that protects immigration status

By Jack Mayne A loudly clapping and cheering audience at the Burien City Council meeting Monday night (Jan. 9) welcomed the 4–3 vote approving a revised ordinance that said city officials, police and... [Read more]

David Templeton will discuss movie music at next Film Office Happy Hour Feb. 7

David Templeton will discuss movie music at next Film Office Happy Hour Feb. 7

Local film composer David Templeton will be featured at the Burien Film Office Happy Hour on Tuesday, Feb. 7, starting at 6 p.m. at the Tin Theater…

Burien Police: Deadly Burien shooting caused by disrespect to gang tagging

Burien Police: Deadly Burien shooting caused by disrespect to gang tagging

Illustration based on Aaron Wells photo of altered Burien graffiti. By Jack Mayne Graffiti and not drugs were the cause of the fatal shooting of an 18-year old man in a dark alley area behind the Alturas... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Duwamish Head Sailboat Race sails past Burien shores

PHOTOS: Duwamish Head Sailboat Race sails past Burien shores

Courtesy resident Elston Hill comes more amazing photos, this time documenting Saturday’s Duwamish Head Race, which sailed past the shores of Burien. According to race sponsor Three Tree Point Yacht... [Read more]

Burien’s 12th annual Empty Bowls will be Friday, Jan. 27 at Community Center

Burien’s 12th annual Empty Bowls will be Friday, Jan. 27 at Community Center

Burien’s 12th annual ‘Empty Bowls’ fundraiser will be held on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, with both a lunch and dinner serving at the Burien Community Center…

PHOTOS: Winter sunrise and sunset at Burien’s Three Tree Point

PHOTOS: Winter sunrise and sunset at Burien’s Three Tree Point

Resident Elston Hill and his wife Jackline went down to Three Tree Point Thursday morning (Jan. 5) to watch the sunrise. “Planes were landing from the south,” Elston said. “But before... [Read more]

Prolific playwright Don Zolidis visits Highline High School’s Drama Dept.

Prolific playwright Don Zolidis visits Highline High School’s Drama Dept.

New York’s Actors Studio trained Playwright Don Zolidis visited the classroom of Highline High School’s Drama Department recently. Zolidis is considered “the most produced high school playwright... [Read more]

Jordan Kimmerly named first Executive Director of local non-profit Y.E.T.I.

Jordan Kimmerly named first Executive Director of local non-profit Y.E.T.I.

The Youth Experiential Training Institute (Y.E.T.I.), a local non-profit dedicated to engaging youth in meaningful, outdoor adventures, this week announced the naming of Jordan Kimmerly (pictured above)... [Read more]

Highline High School Drama’s ‘The Election’ will be Fri. Jan. 13 & Sat. Jan. 14

Highline High School Drama’s ‘The Election’ will be Fri. Jan. 13 & Sat. Jan. 14

Just when you thought election season was over, here comes Highline High School Drama’s ‘THE ELECTION,’ at the Performing Arts Center on Friday, Jan. 13 and Saturday, Jan. 14! In this... [Read more]

Man killed in possible gang related shooting in Burien early Tuesday night

Man killed in possible gang related shooting in Burien early Tuesday night

A man in his late teens to early 20s was shot and killed in the 13700 block of Ambaum Blvd. SW (map below) in Burien Tuesday night, Jan. 3, 2017. Police say that just before 6 p.m., officers responded... [Read more]

Here’s why there was major police activity near S. 128th & 8th Ave S. Tuesday

Here’s why there was major police activity near S. 128th & 8th Ave S. Tuesday

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that the reason for major police activity near S. 128th Street & 8th Ave S. in the Boulevard Park area (map below) on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017: “We... [Read more]

PHOTOS: ‘Scrappy’ the dog frolics in the snow at Burien Dog Park

PHOTOS: ‘Scrappy’ the dog frolics in the snow at Burien Dog Park

Courtesy Photographer Aaron Wells comes these great pics of his dog ‘Scrappy,’ who had a great time playing in the snow Monday morning (Jan. 2) at Burien Toyota & Chevrolet Dog Park. Click... [Read more]