Science Section

Children can talk to Santa via ‘The Santa Net’ nightly through Christmas Eve

Children can talk to Santa via ‘The Santa Net’ nightly through Christmas Eve

For the 13th consecutive year, The 3916 Nets will be presenting ‘The Santa Net’ on 3.916 MHz, where good girls and boys can talk to Santa Claus, via amateur radio, nightly at 5:30 p.m. Pacific... [Read more]

LETTER: KI7LTQ Joe responds to our recent story about a thunderstorm

LETTER: KI7LTQ Joe responds to our recent story about a thunderstorm

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] This is a response to VIDEO/PHOTO: Did... [Read more]

VIDEO/PHOTO: Did you see/hear the thunderstorm on Tuesday night?

VIDEO/PHOTO: Did you see/hear the thunderstorm on Tuesday night?

Courtesy Normandy Park resident Michael Snyder: Thunderstorm on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018 Quite the storm last night (Tuesday, Nov. 27), knocking power out to over 10,000 people in the immediate area. ***If... [Read more]

FREE Moonlight Beach Walks will be at Seahurst Beach on Dec. 7, Jan. 4 & Jan. 18

FREE Moonlight Beach Walks will be at Seahurst Beach on Dec. 7, Jan. 4 & Jan. 18

Photo by Elston Hill. Explore the beach with Environmental Science Center Naturalists at low tide at night, and enjoy fun activities and warm refreshments during three upcoming FREE Moonlight Beach Walks: Friday,... [Read more]

King County Library System Foundation gets $80,000 grant for STEAM

King County Library System Foundation gets $80,000 grant for STEAM

The King County Library System Foundation (KCLSF) was recently awarded an $80,000 grant from the Boeing Company to help the King County Library System expand STEAM education (Science, Technology, Engineering,... [Read more]

Donors needed for Blood Drive at Five Corners Shopping Center this Thursday

Donors needed for Blood Drive at Five Corners Shopping Center this Thursday

Donors are needed for a Blood Drive at Five Corners Shopping Center this Thursday, Nov. 29, from Noon – 6 p.m.: THANK YOU to the 6 donors already signed up! We still have 24 open appointments – please... [Read more]

Learn about Climate Change Impacts and Solutions on Tuesday, Nov. 27

Learn about Climate Change Impacts and Solutions on Tuesday, Nov. 27

Burien’s Environmental Science Center will be holding a ‘Climate Change Impacts and Solutions’ presentation on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at the Burien Community Center. This is a FREE event. Communities... [Read more]

City wants to know your thoughts on Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

City wants to know your thoughts on Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

The City of Burien is conducting a survey, and is seeking thoughts from residents about Potential Impacts and Locations for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations. The City of Burien is partnering with Seattle... [Read more]

Outage knocks out power to over 5,800 customers in Burien Sunday night

Outage knocks out power to over 5,800 customers in Burien Sunday night

An outage knocked out power to over 5,800 customers in Burien Sunday night, Nov. 12, at around 10:20 p.m. The outage was a bit scattered, and included areas like North Burien, Seahurst, downtown, Three... [Read more]

Fundraiser has started for Joan McGilton Rock Memorial Project at Seahurst

Fundraiser has started for Joan McGilton Rock Memorial Project at Seahurst

A group of friends and fellow community leaders have come together to honor longtime former Burien Councilmember and Mayor Joan McGilton’s legacy at Seahurst Park with a memorial rock and plaque…

PHOTOS: Local 4th graders work and learn at ESC’s ‘Salmon Heroes’ program

PHOTOS: Local 4th graders work and learn at ESC’s ‘Salmon Heroes’ program

Elston Hill went to the Salmon Heroes program on Nov. 1 at the Cove in Normandy Park, and took some great photos. “I was very impressed by the adults leading this endeavor for Fourth Graders from... [Read more]

King County warns of harmful Algal Bloom in Lake Burien

King County warns of harmful Algal Bloom in Lake Burien

King County announced Monday (Oct. 22) that a water sample collected on Friday, Oct. 19 from Lake Burien had concentrations of the algal toxin microcystin that were above the State Department of Health... [Read more]

Open Houses about Green City Partnerships coming up Oct. 29 & Nov. 7

Open Houses about Green City Partnerships coming up Oct. 29 & Nov. 7

Burien, SeaTac and Des Moines are joining the ranks of nine other Green City Partnerships around Puget Sound — collaborations between Forterra, the Port of Seattle, city governments, community organizations,... [Read more]

Donors needed for Blood Drive at Burien Community Center on Monday, Oct. 22

Donors needed for Blood Drive at Burien Community Center on Monday, Oct. 22

Donors are needed for a Blood Drive at the Burien Community Center on Monday, Oct. 22. “Bloodworks Northwest needs 800 donors per day to meet the needs of patients in the Northwest! Make donating... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Elston Hill proves that ‘October can be amazing’

PHOTOS: Elston Hill proves that ‘October can be amazing’

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these stunning photos of a foggy morning at sunrise on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, along with Thursday night’s sunset and plants turning colors. “October can be amazing,”... [Read more]

‘Our Land Our Water’ workshop will be Saturday, Oct. 20 at Community Center

‘Our Land Our Water’ workshop will be Saturday, Oct. 20 at Community Center

Curious about what it takes to return your stream, lake or wetland property to its more natural state? Want to learn ways you can support wildlife, enhance your property’s aesthetic, and reduce maintenance... [Read more]

Area beaches have been closed for shellfish harvesting

Area beaches have been closed for shellfish harvesting

The Washington State Department of Health announced this week that – due to Paralytic Shellfish Poison (PSP) being detected in shellfish along beaches from Alki south to the Pierce County line – recreational... [Read more]

Community Salmon Investigation training begins Thursday, Oct. 4

Community Salmon Investigation training begins Thursday, Oct. 4

Community Salmon Investigation training will be held on Thursday, Oct. 4: SIGN-UP to participate in the annual Community Salmon Investigation to track spawning salmon in Miller and Walker Creeks! Salmon... [Read more]

VIDEOS: Airport Committee discusses FAA & SAMP

VIDEOS: Airport Committee discusses FAA & SAMP

The Burien Airport Committee (BAC) met on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 at the Burien Community Center to discuss the city’s Petition for Review of FAA’s categorical exclusion on the 250 degree heading,... [Read more]