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PHOTOS: Santa arrives by fire truck, kids sing carols & Burien’s tree is lit!

PHOTOS: Santa arrives by fire truck, kids sing carols & Burien’s tree is lit!

Photos by Kelsey Par Local school kids from St. Francis sang carols, Santa arrived on a bright red fire truck, and Burien’s Christmas Tree was lit on Wednesday night, Dec. 7, at Economy... [Read more]

REMINDER: Burien’s Tree Lighting ceremony is TONIGHT at 6 p.m.!

REMINDER: Burien’s Tree Lighting ceremony is TONIGHT at 6 p.m.!

REMINDER: All are invited to come to Burien’s annual Tree Lighting event TONIGHT – Wednesday, Dec. 7, starting at 6 p.m. – at Economy Wiring Company, located at 633 SW 148th Street. The St.... [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]

Photographer Matika Wilbur’s work on Native Americans at Burien Library Dec. 1

Photographer Matika Wilbur’s work on Native Americans at Burien Library Dec. 1

Matika Wilbur Presents: Changing The Way We See Native America: Dismantling Native American Stereotypes For far too long, Native America has been misrepresented as a “vanishing race,” silenced in... [Read more]

Burien’s Tree Lighting Ceremony will be Wednesday, Dec. 7 at Economy Wiring

Burien’s Tree Lighting Ceremony will be Wednesday, Dec. 7 at Economy Wiring

All are invited to come to Burien’s annual Tree Lighting event on Wednesday, Dec. 7, starting at 6 p.m. at Economy Wiring Company, located at 633 SW 148th Street. The St. Francis choir will begin... [Read more]

Sheriff’s Office seeking help locating family members of fallen Deputies

Sheriff’s Office seeking help locating family members of fallen Deputies

The King County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help locating family members of all 16 King County Sheriff’s deputies who have been killed in the line of duty since the county was created... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Dia de los Muertos returns to Burien Community Center

PHOTOS: Dia de los Muertos returns to Burien Community Center

This past Friday night (Oct. 28), the annual Dia De Los Muertos or “Day of the Dead” celebration was once again held at the Burien Community Center. This traditional event brings story-telling,... [Read more]

Learn about ‘American Rage: Division & Anger in US Politics’ on Sunday, Oct. 9

Learn about ‘American Rage: Division & Anger in US Politics’ on Sunday, Oct. 9

Learn about ‘American Rage: Division and Anger in US Politics’ at Highline Historical Society’s Annual Meeting, to be held at SeaTac City Hall (4800 S. 188th) on Sunday, Oct, 9 at 1... [Read more]

‘Tribute to a Fallen Giant’ – an homage to a fallen tree at Camp Waskowitz

‘Tribute to a Fallen Giant’ – an homage to a fallen tree at Camp Waskowitz

By Kent Horton As far back as I can remember I have had a “thing” for big trees. Perhaps it comes from visiting my grandparents’ farm in tiny, tiny Neosho Rapids, Kansas, where they had a big ol’... [Read more]

Highline Indigenous People’s Day Celebration will be Wednesday, Oct. 12

Highline Indigenous People’s Day Celebration will be Wednesday, Oct. 12

The whole community is warmly invited to a fun, family friendly, community-wide event – the Indigenous Peoples Celebration at the Highline Performing Arts Center. Please mark your calendars and plan... [Read more]

Former Burien City Councilmember Kathy Keene has passed away

Former Burien City Councilmember Kathy Keene has passed away

Photo by Scott Schaefer. Former Burien City Councilmember Kathy Keene has passed away, according to a Facebook post. Keene was elected to city council Position 6 in November 2007. She retired in 2010 and... [Read more]

Two tabernacles – worth $10-15K each – stolen from Burien’s St. Bernadette Parish

Two tabernacles – worth $10-15K each – stolen from Burien’s St. Bernadette Parish

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a thief (or thieves) broke the 7th Commandment not once – but twice – when someone stole two tabernacles from Burien’s St. Bernadette... [Read more]

Teen cleanup crew member finds WWI-era rifle on SR 509 in Burien

Teen cleanup crew member finds WWI-era rifle on SR 509 in Burien

A teen member of a Department of Ecology cleanup crew made a very interesting discovery while working on the SR 509 freeway in Burien Monday morning, Aug. 15. They found a World War I-era rifle! But don’t... [Read more]

First-ever ‘Lancer Loop’ 5k Run/Walk will be Aug. 27 at Kennedy High School

First-ever ‘Lancer Loop’ 5k Run/Walk will be Aug. 27 at Kennedy High School

Celebrate 50 years of Kennedy Catholic High School history at the first-ever ‘Lancer Loop’ 5k Run/Walk on Saturday, Aug. 27. This inaugural race will begin at 8 a.m., and is open to all students,... [Read more]

New local film examines lost work of missing surveillance whistleblower

New local film examines lost work of missing surveillance whistleblower

This week, Seattle-based EKE Pictures announced the world premiere release of The Periphery Project, Volume I, will be on IndieFlix, the membership-based global movie hub. According to Producer Steve... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Native American canoes ‘Paddle to Nisqually’ past Burien

PHOTOS: Native American canoes ‘Paddle to Nisqually’ past Burien

Up to 130 Tribal Canoe Families are expected to land at the Port of Olympia’s NorthPoint area this Saturday, July 30, for the annual ‘Paddle to Nisqually,’ and it appears that several... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Berkshire Hathaway Featured House: Charm and History in Burien

Berkshire Hathaway Featured House: Charm and History in Burien

From Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest: Charm and History In Burien! I’m sure by now you’ve all heard that our own “little” Burien is one of the top 10 growing cities... [Read more]

REMINDER: Bizarre vintage ‘Industrial Musicals’ show is this Thursday night

REMINDER: Bizarre vintage ‘Industrial Musicals’ show is this Thursday night

REMINDER: “The Lost World of Industrial Musicals” – celebrating the little-known genre of internal corporate musical propaganda – is coming to Seattle this Thursday night, July 21. Steve... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Riverton ‘Dollhouse’ is Berkshire Hathaway’s featured home for this week

Riverton ‘Dollhouse’ is Berkshire Hathaway’s featured home for this week

From Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest: Like many small towns in Western Washington, Riverton came into itself in 1903 when the Riverton Draw Bridge was built over the Duwamish... [Read more]

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Scenes from Burien’s 95th Independence Day Parade

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Scenes from Burien’s 95th Independence Day Parade

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Now in her second 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]

PHOTOS: Scenes from the 4th of July in Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood

PHOTOS: Scenes from the 4th of July in Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood

The 4th of July is an awesome, day-long celebration in Burien’s beautiful Three Tree Point neighborhood – starting with a community breakfast, flag-raising ceremony, kids’ parade and games,... [Read more]

Longtime local champion/activist Jeanne Moeller has passed away

Longtime local champion/activist Jeanne Moeller has passed away

Des Moines/Burien native and longtime resident/activist Jeanne Moeller passed away on June 16, 2016. She was 90 years old. A rosary and funeral will be held at St. Francis of Assisi (15246 21st Ave SW)... [Read more]

Burien’s Seafair-sanctioned 95th Independence Day Parade will be July 4!

Burien’s Seafair-sanctioned 95th Independence Day Parade will be July 4!

Photos from the 2014 parade courtesy Elston Hill Proudly in its 95th year, the City of Burien’s 4th of July Independence Day parade is the oldest and one of the best attended in King County. The... [Read more]

Celebrate Gregory Heights Teacher Mr. Janecke at retirement party on June 22

Celebrate Gregory Heights Teacher Mr. Janecke at retirement party on June 22

“Mr. J” – aka longtime Gregory Heights 4th Grade Teacher Mike Janecke – will be retiring, and an event to honor him is set for Wednesday, June 22 at the school. Janecke has taught at... [Read more]

Pulitzer Prize winning photo presented to Burien/Normandy Park Fire Dept.

Pulitzer Prize winning photo presented to Burien/Normandy Park Fire Dept.

On Tuesday, June 14, Photographer Jerry Gay presented Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department Chief Mike Marrs with 100 copies of his classic Pulitzer Prize winning photograph taken on Three Tree Point in... [Read more]

Celebrate at the Wild Strawberry Festival & Father’s Day Car Show June 18-19

Celebrate at the Wild Strawberry Festival & Father’s Day Car Show June 18-19

It’s almost that special time of the year again! The Burien Wild Strawberry Festival and Father’s Day Car Show returns to Burien Town Square June 18 and 19. Over 8,000 people attend this wonderful... [Read more]