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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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

VIDEO: Watch amazing satellite photo time lapse of the region from 1984-2016

VIDEO: Watch amazing satellite photo time lapse of the region from 1984-2016

The Google Earth Engine has released a new “Time Lapse” feature, which includes sequences of satellite photos spanning from 1984-present, including this cool one of our region below. Sweat... [Read more]

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Pirate Wrestling season has started!

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Pirate Wrestling season has started!

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Now in her third year(!) with more great work is our youngest-ever Contributor – 12-year old Isabel Herbruger – Local Girl Scout, 4-H member, and aspiring photojournalist. We encourage... [Read more]

Man with knife on roof causes lockdown of Highline Medical Center Thursday

Man with knife on roof causes lockdown of Highline Medical Center Thursday

If you saw major police activity at/near Highline Medical Center (16251 Sylvester Rd SW) on Thursday morning, Dec. 1, here’s what we know: Police say that a mentally-disturbed male was on the... [Read more]

REMINDER: Discover Burien’s ‘Winterfest’ will be this Saturday, Dec. 3

REMINDER: Discover Burien’s ‘Winterfest’ will be this Saturday, Dec. 3

REMINDER: You won’t want to miss this fun filled day – Discover Burien’s annual celebration of Winterfest will be held this Saturday (Dec. 3) in downtown Burien, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. From horse-drawn... [Read more]

REVIEW: <i>The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged)</i> is a holiday gift within a gift

REVIEW: The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged) is a holiday gift within a gift

Review by John Van de Ven. The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged), is a holiday gift within a gift – or a pageant within a play. The premise of the play (written by Reed Martin) is a pageant featuring a number of acts…

Over 600 pounds of turkey served at Navos’ annual holiday dinner in Burien

Over 600 pounds of turkey served at Navos’ annual holiday dinner in Burien

On Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, Navos, a leading local community mental health provider, hosted a holiday dinner for clients; for many of them, who live in poverty due to their mental illness, this will... [Read more]

REMINDER: Normandy Park’s annual Tree Lighting will be this Saturday, Dec. 3

REMINDER: Normandy Park’s annual Tree Lighting will be this Saturday, Dec. 3

REMINDER: Normandy Park’s annual Winterfest will be held this Saturday, Dec. 3, at both Manhattan Village and the Normandy Park Towne Center: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Manhattan Village (17847 1st... [Read more]

REMINDER: SHOP LOCAL at Moshier Holiday Pottery Sale this Saturday, Dec. 3!

REMINDER: SHOP LOCAL at Moshier Holiday Pottery Sale this Saturday, Dec. 3!

REMINDER: The Moshier Holiday Pottery Sale is this Saturday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Moshier Art Center, located at 430 S. 156th. Twice a year, the potters at the Moshier Community Art... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Olympic Mountains show off fresh dusting of snow in view from Burien

PHOTOS: Olympic Mountains show off fresh dusting of snow in view from Burien

Courtesy resident Elston Hill comes these great photos of a fresh dusting of snow on the Olympic Mountains, as photographed from his Burien home on Monday morning, Nov. 28 (click images to see larger versions):  Read More →

PHOTO: Did you see the amazing rainbow over Puget Sound Saturday morning?

PHOTO: Did you see the amazing rainbow over Puget Sound Saturday morning?

Resident Elston Hill captured this great photo of an amazing rainbow seen over Puget Sound from his Burien home on Saturday morning, Nov. 26. “It was so dark at 7:40 a.m. this morning that the last... [Read more]

COUPON: Save $5 at ‘Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged)’, opening Friday

COUPON: Save $5 at ‘Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged)’, opening Friday

Celebrate the season – and Save $5 bucks – with a tour de force in which three actors do absolutely everthing in the irreverently heartwarming comedy The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged) at Burien... [Read more]

Rotary Club of Des Moines & Normandy Park Food Drive is Saturday, Dec. 3

Rotary Club of Des Moines & Normandy Park Food Drive is Saturday, Dec. 3

The Rotary Club of Des Moines & Normandy Park will be again helping the Des Moines Area Food Bank in their ‘Square Meal Partner Fund Drive,’ which will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3 at the... [Read more]

Enjoy Brass Quintet Concert of Holiday Music at Burien Actors Theatre Dec. 11

Enjoy Brass Quintet Concert of Holiday Music at Burien Actors Theatre Dec. 11

On Sunday, Dec. 11, enjoy the sounds of the season as Burien Actors Theatre presents a Holiday Concert with the Northwest Symphony Orchestra (NWSO) Brass Quintet—featuring internationally renowned... [Read more]

More than 40 student volunteers from Waskowitz replant along Cedar River

More than 40 student volunteers from Waskowitz replant along Cedar River

Equipped with shovels, gloves, and 350 plants, more than 40 students from the Waskowitz Environmental Leaders School (WELS) in Burien spent Nov. 21 replanting one mile of the bank of the Cedar River... [Read more]

Help local needy families – drop off food & toys for Fire Department fundraiser

Help local needy families – drop off food & toys for Fire Department fundraiser

The Burien/Normandy Park & North Highline Fire Departments are seeking food and toy donations to help local families in need this holiday season, and they’ve got several Christmas Outreach Drop-off... [Read more]

Help kids at the 3rd annual Berkshire Hathaway Real Estate Diaper Drive Dec. 3

Help kids at the 3rd annual Berkshire Hathaway Real Estate Diaper Drive Dec. 3

It’s Time for the 3rd Annual Berkshire Hathaway Real Estate Diaper Drive – coming Saturday, Dec. 3 at the Normandy Park Winterfest – to benefit Treehouse, an organization that helps Foster Kids. Donations... [Read more]

Warning of more traffic, noise at airport spurs Council to form special committee

Warning of more traffic, noise at airport spurs Council to form special committee

Larry Cripe By Jack Mayne After Quiet Skies Coalition leader Larry Cripe suggested that if Burien doesn’t get involved, “there will be a fourth, a fifth and a sixth” runway at Sea-Tac International... [Read more]

Former Seahawk Russell Okung learns to code at Burien’s Highline High School

Former Seahawk Russell Okung learns to code at Burien’s Highline High School

Story & Photos by Kelsey Par Huddled in a cramped Highline High School classroom learning computer coding was probably the last place you’d expect to find a big, tough, Denver Bronco offensive tackle,... [Read more]

Burien Arts Gallery closing Dec. 24; non-profit will transition to Mobile Gallery

Burien Arts Gallery closing Dec. 24; non-profit will transition to Mobile Gallery

The Board of Trustees of the Burien Arts Association announced this week that its fine arts gallery is transitioning from its current presence in Olde Burien to a new and exciting Mobile Gallery. Burien... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Dr. Jim Coleman’s ‘Stuffed Animals for Kids’ drive on now through Dec. 21

Dr. Jim Coleman’s ‘Stuffed Animals for Kids’ drive on now through Dec. 21

Advertiser Jim Coleman, DDS, and crew want to remind our Readers that their annual Stuffed Animal Drive is off and running and will continue through Dec. 21. These animals are for children who visit... [Read more]