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Master Gardeners expanding their FREE help sessions for 2017

Master Gardeners expanding their FREE help sessions for 2017

The Master Gardeners have increased the frequency of their free plant question/answer clinics for the 2017 season, and wil now be at the Burien Library two days a week, as well as three Saturdays at... [Read more]

City of Burien holding Rain Garden Workshop this Saturday, June 17

City of Burien holding Rain Garden Workshop this Saturday, June 17

Duwamish Infrastructure Restoration Training – aka DIRT Corps – is building ten residential rain gardens in partnership with the City of Burien Government, and will be holding a Workshop on June 17. Participants... [Read more]

Quiet Skies Coalition member shares letter to FAA regarding comment period

Quiet Skies Coalition member shares letter to FAA regarding comment period

EDITOR’S NOTE: Walt Bala of the Quiet Skies Coalition is a Burien resident and a retired airline pilot and also a former inspector of the Federal Aviation Administration. He is seeking more time... [Read more]

FAA seeks comments on environmental concerns of propjet turns over Burien

FAA seeks comments on environmental concerns of propjet turns over Burien

By Jack Mayne Are propjet passenger planes turning over Burien usually in the winter a problem for the area’s environmental quality” The Federal Aviation Administration wants you to tell them during... [Read more]

Young thieves rescued after overturning stolen kayak at Three Tree Point Monday

Young thieves rescued after overturning stolen kayak at Three Tree Point Monday

A bit of excitement in Burien’s Three Tree Point Monday night (June 5), as two underage boys (13 & 17 years old) stole a one-man kayak from one neighbor and oars from another, then jumped down... [Read more]

REMINDER: Quiet Skies meeting is Tuesday at Gregory Heights School

REMINDER: Quiet Skies meeting is Tuesday at Gregory Heights School

REMINDER: The next public meeting for the Quiet Skies Coalition will be this Tuesday, June 6, 2017, starting at 6:30 p.m. at Gregory Heights Elementary School. All residents with concerns about increased... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Amazing capture of lightning strike as seen from Burien

PHOTOS: Amazing capture of lightning strike as seen from Burien

Elston Hill has done it again – this time capturing an amazing power of a lightning strike and its reflection in Puget Sound, photographed from Burien on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. “We seem to... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for Work Party at Miller Creek on Saturday, May 27

Volunteers needed for Work Party at Miller Creek on Saturday, May 27

Volunteers are needed to help restore the forest near Miller and Walker Creeks tomorrow – Saturday, May 27, from 9:30 a.m. – Noon! Here’s more info: Join us to continue our efforts to remove... [Read more]

Donors needed for Blood Drive on Friday, June 2 at Highline Medical Center

Donors needed for Blood Drive on Friday, June 2 at Highline Medical Center

Bloodworks Northwest will be holding a Blood Drive on Friday, June 2, at Highline Medical Center, from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Volunteers are needed from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., and again from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. It... [Read more]

We finally found out who Burien’s ‘Peter Western Bridge’ was named after…

We finally found out who Burien’s ‘Peter Western Bridge’ was named after…

After we posted numerous stories about the closing and demolition of Burien’s Peter Western Bridge, we received a few inquiries asking things like “who the heck was Peter Western?” –... [Read more]

Donors needed for Blood Drive on Friday, May 26 at Five Corners

Donors needed for Blood Drive on Friday, May 26 at Five Corners

Donors are needed for a Bloodworks Northwest Blood Drive this Friday, May 26, from Noon – 6 p.m. at the Five Corners Shopping Center (near Trader Joes). Look for a bus parked near Super Supplements... [Read more]

Elderly Burien man ‘didn’t understand how big of a problem kidney disease is…’

Elderly Burien man ‘didn’t understand how big of a problem kidney disease is…’

By Cynthia Flash Burien resident Gerry Crouch looks back and realizes that perhaps he didn’t take the warning signs seriously enough. High blood pressure. Prostate issues. Time in the hospital. Suggestions... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Sneak peek of Apollo exhibit at the Museum of Flight

PHOTOS: Sneak peek of Apollo exhibit at the Museum of Flight

On Thursday morning (May 18), Elston and Jackline Hill had the privilege of attending the press preview of the new Apollo exhibit at the Museum of Flight, which opens this Saturday, May 20. The centerpiece... [Read more]

VIDEOS/PHOTOS: Peter Western Bridge gets knocked down Friday morning

VIDEOS/PHOTOS: Peter Western Bridge gets knocked down Friday morning

The Peter Western Bridge was knocked down on Friday (May 19), and below are videos (and photos) of B-Town’s own “Galloping Gertie” courtesy the City of Burien (NOTE: the bridge starts... [Read more]

Highline Mathematicians face off at Seahurst Elementary Math Bonanza

Highline Mathematicians face off at Seahurst Elementary Math Bonanza

Every Highline elementary school has excited and talented mathematicians, and two-thirds of them demonstrated this fact at the 2017 Seahurst Elementary Math Bonanza on May 5. 204 students in 4th-, 5th-,... [Read more]

Demolition of Peter Western Bridge to begin Thurs.; could take 2 years to rebuild

Demolition of Peter Western Bridge to begin Thurs.; could take 2 years to rebuild

Demolition of the Peter Western Bridge – located in the 2200 block of S. 116th Street in Burien (map below) – is set to begin this Thursday, May 18. Due to damage to the structural integrity of... [Read more]

Master Gardeners offering FREE help at Burien Library Thursday evenings

Master Gardeners offering FREE help at Burien Library Thursday evenings

The King County Master Gardeners are back, answering questions abut plants and gardening and more every Thursday from 5 – 8 p.m. at the Burien Library. This free service will run through September. Bring... [Read more]

Burien’s Environmental Science Center receives $50,000 WaterWorks grant

Burien’s Environmental Science Center receives $50,000 WaterWorks grant

(From left to right): Tara Luckie, ESC Executive Director, Dave Upthegrove, King County council-member and Larry Reymann, ESC Board President, along with Lake Wilderness first graders during the Beach... [Read more]

‘Check Out Your Mom’s Car!’ Leak Check Event will be this Saturday, May 13

‘Check Out Your Mom’s Car!’ Leak Check Event will be this Saturday, May 13

This Saturday, May 13, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Seattle Public Utilities, the City of Burien, and South Seattle College are teaming up to host the first annual “Check Out Your Mom’s Car!” The partners... [Read more]

See long-lost rocket engines at Museum of Flight’s ‘Apollo Exhibit,’ opening May 20

See long-lost rocket engines at Museum of Flight’s ‘Apollo Exhibit,’ opening May 20

By Devin Otto Intern, Big Picture High School The Museum of Flight in Tukwila will finally be opening their long awaited exhibit. The Apollo Exhibit, which was announced a few years back and confirmed... [Read more]

Car hits utility pole, knocks power out for over 4,000 customers in Burien overnight

Car hits utility pole, knocks power out for over 4,000 customers in Burien overnight

A car crashed into a utility pole near 1st Ave South and S. 124th Street in Burien early Wednesday morning (May 3), knocking power out for over 4,000 customers. The incident happened around 3:30 a.m.,... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Elston Hill photographs behind-the-scenes at Sea-Tac Airport

PHOTOS: Elston Hill photographs behind-the-scenes at Sea-Tac Airport

Resident Elston Hill was invited recently to get a behind-the-scenes tour of Sea-Tac Airport’s environmental program, and here’s what he photographed: A couple weeks ago, Jackie and I were... [Read more]

Burien’s Environmental Science Center celebrates Earth Day

Burien’s Environmental Science Center celebrates Earth Day

By the end of Saturday morning, the beach was cleaner, the community was closer and two new trees were in the ground…but this wasn’t just any Saturday at Seahurst Park though – it was... [Read more]

ANALYSIS: Blame the Blue Angels for planes still flying low over Burien

ANALYSIS: Blame the Blue Angels for planes still flying low over Burien

By Jack Mayne If you are a Burien resident still hearing airplanes zooming over your home at all hours every time the prevailing wind is from the south, blame it on the Blue Angels. The turns over Burien... [Read more]