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PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: A visit by a storm from another season

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: A visit by a storm from another season

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek We’re beginning a dramatic change in the Northwest this weekend. An abrupt... [Read more]

Annual ‘Kids’ Day’ will be at the Burien Fire Station on Saturday, Sept. 12

Annual ‘Kids’ Day’ will be at the Burien Fire Station on Saturday, Sept. 12

REMINDER: The annual Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department Kids’ Day will be held on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the fire station at 15100 8th Ave SW. “Come join us for a FREE... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: Washington wildfires smoking up the Puget Sound Air

WEATHER GEEK: Washington wildfires smoking up the Puget Sound Air

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek As fire season has raged on in Eastern Washington this summer, it’s become... [Read more]

PHOTO: Smoke from Washington forest fires nearly obscures the sun

PHOTO: Smoke from Washington forest fires nearly obscures the sun

Reader Elston Hill is sharing another great photo of a near-sunset taken from Burien, of which he says: On Saturday, UW Meteorologist Cliff Mass wrote that the air in Portland, OR was more polluted than... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Eagle Landing lower stairs to be removed, stair area kept closed

FOLLOWUP: Eagle Landing lower stairs to be removed, stair area kept closed

by Jack Mayne The Eagle Landing Park stairs and the land around them will remain closed because of slide dangers, and the city has sought a permit to allow the now detached lower portion of the stairs... [Read more]

REMINDER: Volunteers needed to pull blackberries along Miller Creek Friday

REMINDER: Volunteers needed to pull blackberries along Miller Creek Friday

REMINDER: Volunteers are still needed to help pull blackberries along Miller Creek this Friday, Aug. 21. Here is what people said about last month’s work party: Removing those invasive plants was very... [Read more]

Volunteers still needed for three upcoming Miller Creek cleanups

Volunteers still needed for three upcoming Miller Creek cleanups

Volunteers are needed to help cleanup Miller Creek at S. 144th Street on three upcoming dates:  Friday, Aug. 21 Friday, Sept. 18 Friday, Oct. 23 …plus fall events at Walker Preserve! Join your... [Read more]

PHOTOS: The Summer of amazing Sunsets continues

PHOTOS: The Summer of amazing Sunsets continues

Like many area residents, reader Elston Hill loves the natural beauty of the Northwest, especially the red summer sunsets. UW Meteorologist Cliff Mass says that the redness is from wildfires in California. Here... [Read more]

Volunteers needed: Community Salmon Investigation for Highline; starts Oct. 1

Volunteers needed: Community Salmon Investigation for Highline; starts Oct. 1

Volunteers are needed to help with the annual Community Salmon Investigation for Highline (aka “CSI: Highline”), which starts Oct. 1. “We are looking for adventurous volunteers to... [Read more]

PHOTO: Morning sun illuminates Mt. Rainier for start of another beautiful day

PHOTO: Morning sun illuminates Mt. Rainier for start of another beautiful day

Reader Ray Hamlyn sent us this great photo of Mt. Rainier, taken from Burien’s Three Tree Point at around 6 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 7. “The morning sun begins illuminating Mt Rainier, signaling... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Large Algae Blooms spotted off shores of Burien Tuesday afternoon

PHOTOS: Large Algae Blooms spotted off shores of Burien Tuesday afternoon

EDITOR’S NOTE: This post was updated on Aug. 5, 2015: Resident Elston Hill photographed some impressively large algae blooms floating off the shores of Burien Tuesday (Aug. 4). “Much bigger... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Amazing red sunsets continue due to forest fires

PHOTOS: Amazing red sunsets continue due to forest fires

Resident Elston Hill took these great sunset photos from Burien on both Saturday (Aug. 1) and Sunday night (Aug. 2). The red sky is caused from a fire on the west side of the Olympic mountains (click... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Families frolic to keep cool at low tide at Seahurst Park Beach

PHOTOS: Families frolic to keep cool at low tide at Seahurst Park Beach

On Saturday (Aug. 1) residents Elston and Jackie Hill hiked through Seahurst Park, eventually finding a low tide with families keeping cool. “There were four docents from the Seattle Aquarium talking... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to help improve Miller Creek this Friday

Volunteers needed to help improve Miller Creek this Friday

Please join your neighbors and improve Miller Creek this Friday from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.! Join your Miller-Walker Basin Steward, Elissa Ostergaard, and other outdoor enthusiasts as we restore the... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Museum of Flight soars with epic, historic aircraft

PHOTOS: Museum of Flight soars with epic, historic aircraft

From our sister site The Tukwila Blog: We are lucky to live near the Museum of Flight, a first-class air museum located at 9404 E. Marginal Way South, near Boeing Field in Tukwila. Admission is $20 for... [Read more]

Four Burien businesses named ‘Best’ for Waste Prevention & Recycling

Four Burien businesses named ‘Best’ for Waste Prevention & Recycling

Businesses small and large across King County – including four in Burien – are being honored for their commitment to recycling and waste prevention – diverting tons of recyclable materials from... [Read more]

Power outage affects over 7800 in Burien Tuesday morning

Power outage affects over 7800 in Burien Tuesday morning

Seattle City Light is reporting that an equipment failure is responsible for a power outage that affected over 7,800 customers in Burien, starting at 7:39 a.m. Tuesday morning, July 21: City Light adds... [Read more]

Two Burien restaurants closed for operating without valid food permits

Two Burien restaurants closed for operating without valid food permits

Public Health – Seattle & King County announced on Monday (July 20) that they have closed the following two Burien restaurants: Mejora Tu Vida – Burien, 7/20/15 13607 Ambaum Blvd SW, Burien,... [Read more]

PHOTOS: A Crescent Moon Sunset

PHOTOS: A Crescent Moon Sunset

Resident Elston Hill captured another amazing Sunset from Burien Sunday night (July 19), showcasing the crescent Moon, an airplane, and some beautiful cloud formations (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):  Read More →

PHOTOS: Reconstruction of Sea-Tac Airport’s center runway underway

PHOTOS: Reconstruction of Sea-Tac Airport’s center runway underway

The Port of Seattle is reconstructing Sea-Tac Airport’s center runway (designated as 16C/34C), originally built in 1969, and scheduled to be completed and re-opened on Oct. 30, 2015. The project... [Read more]

Burien business closed for second time by Public Health – Seattle & King County

Burien business closed for second time by Public Health – Seattle & King County

Club Vida Saludable, a “personal coaching” business located at 12009 Des Moines Memorial Drive in Burien (map below), was closed for a second time on July 16, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. by Public... [Read more]

City of Burien’s ‘Slurry Seal’ pilot paving program will close roads July 27-30

City of Burien’s ‘Slurry Seal’ pilot paving program will close roads July 27-30

The City of Burien announced on Tuesday (July 14) that its Slurry Seal pilot paving program will require four single-day closures on numerous roads (maps below), from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 27–30. This... [Read more]

PHOTO: Canadian Coast Guard Ship W. E. Ricker cruises past Three Tree Point

PHOTO: Canadian Coast Guard Ship W. E. Ricker cruises past Three Tree Point

It’s not every day that you see the Canadian Coast Guard cruising off the coast of Burien, but around 8 a.m. Thursday morning (July 9) BTB Contributor Elston Hill captured this image of the ship... [Read more]

THANKS Readers & Advertisers for another great 6 months of website traffic!

THANKS Readers & Advertisers for another great 6 months of website traffic!

We’d like to take a moment to thank all our great Readers and Advertisers for their support, as our traffic statistics for the first six months of 2015 were awesome! In our ongoing policy of transparency,... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Another amazingly beautiful sunset from Burien Thursday night

PHOTOS: Another amazingly beautiful sunset from Burien Thursday night

BTB Contributor Elston Hill sent us more great photos, showing Thursday night’s (July 2) amazingly beautiful sunset, taken from Burien. “Our sunsets are outrageous,” Elston said. “Recently... [Read more]

Three paving projects will start rolling in south King County in July

Three paving projects will start rolling in south King County in July

The Washington State Department of Transportation announced on Tuesday (June 30) that three state highways in south King County are about to undergo “much-needed work to repair and preserve the roadways,”... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: Did you catch the early morning Thunderstorms?

WEATHER GEEK: Did you catch the early morning Thunderstorms?

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Thunderstorms rumbled through the South Puget Sound and Cascade foothills early... [Read more]

Bloodworks Northwest says ‘Heat Wave Triggers Blood Shortage’

Bloodworks Northwest says ‘Heat Wave Triggers Blood Shortage’

Bloodworks Northwest has issued an urgent appeal for donors today after collections began to dip sharply as a result of the mounting heat wave and reduced collections caused by summer vacations. “Even... [Read more]