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Volunteers needed to donate at Blood Drive at Community Center TODAY

Volunteers needed to donate at Blood Drive at Community Center TODAY

Organizers are hoping to find a total of 35 folks to support a Blood Drive being held TODAY – Thursday, May 5 – until 5:30 p.m. at the Burien Community Center. “Please spare around 45 minutes... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to help restore Miller & Walker Creeks on May 14 & June 4

Volunteers needed to help restore Miller & Walker Creeks on May 14 & June 4

Volunteers are needed to help restore Miller and Walker Creeks on both Saturday, May 14 and June 4: Walker Preserve Restoration The next volunteer forest restoration event will be held Saturday, May... [Read more]

Seattle City Light will start replacing aging utility poles in Burien soon

Seattle City Light will start replacing aging utility poles in Burien soon

Starting in early to mid-May, Seattle City Light will begin replacing aging utility poles in Burien, which will likely cause numerous maintenance power outages. Crews will work in an area bordered by... [Read more]

Commuters prepare yourselves – Alaskan Way Viaduct closure starts this Friday

Commuters prepare yourselves – Alaskan Way Viaduct closure starts this Friday

Drivers and transit users, pay heed: there are just a few days to get ready for a closure of the State Route 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct through downtown Seattle, as it is set to close this Friday, April 29. Starting... [Read more]

House fire in Burien sends occupant to Harborview, causes $50K in damage

House fire in Burien sends occupant to Harborview, causes $50K in damage

A fire that started in the kitchen of a house near SW 134th and 2nd Ave SW in Burien early Friday morning (April 22) sent an occupant to Harborview Medical Center with “significant” injuries... [Read more]

UPDATE: Sinkhole on SW 136th caused by sewer infrastructure problems

UPDATE: Sinkhole on SW 136th caused by sewer infrastructure problems

Photos & Story by Scott Schaefer UPDATE WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016: The City of Burien said Wednesday (April 20) that the cause of the sinkhole on SW 136th – which resulted in the road being... [Read more]

Big Picture High School student to be honored as King County ‘Earth Hero’

Big Picture High School student to be honored as King County ‘Earth Hero’

Big Picture High School student Shaileen Johnson (pictured above) will be honored for her environmental stewardship at the King County Earth Heroes at School awards ceremony on May 5. Shai proposed, planned,... [Read more]

Recycling Collection Event will be April 30 at John Knox Presbyterian Church

Recycling Collection Event will be April 30 at John Knox Presbyterian Church

A Recycling Collection Event is set for Saturday, April 30, 2016, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at John Knox Presbyterian Church, located at 109 SW Normandy Road. At this event, residents can dispose of all... [Read more]

‘Garden Gala’ Plant & Garden Art Sale will be Saturday, April 30

‘Garden Gala’ Plant & Garden Art Sale will be Saturday, April 30

A ‘Garden Gala’ Plant & Garden Art Sale will be held at the North Hill Community Center on Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Expect: Indoor/Outdoor Plants Handcrafted Garden... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Students from Burien’s Big Picture School plant trees on Arbor Day

PHOTOS: Students from Burien’s Big Picture School plant trees on Arbor Day

Students from Burien’s Highline’s Big Picture School helped plant three Vine Maple trees at Seahurst Park in honor of Arbor Day on Wednesday, April 13: Photos courtesy City of Burien Big Picture... [Read more]

Power outage hits 2,000 in SeaTac area Saturday, including Sound Transit

Power outage hits 2,000 in SeaTac area Saturday, including Sound Transit

Seattle City Light said via Twitter Saturday morning (April 9) that a failed underground switch has caused an outage affecting around 2,000 customers, including Sound Transit Link Light Rail. Link Light... [Read more]

City of Burien to celebrate Arbor Day on Wednesday, April 13 at Seahurst Park

City of Burien to celebrate Arbor Day on Wednesday, April 13 at Seahurst Park

The City of Burien will be celebrating Arbor Day on Wednesday, April 13, starting at 11 a.m. at Seahurst Park. The City will also be celebrating its 15th year as a member of ‘Tree City USA,’... [Read more]

Find out why the Port of Seattle wants to remove tall trees near airport April 11

Find out why the Port of Seattle wants to remove tall trees near airport April 11

The Port of Seattle will be holding a Public Information Session on the Flight Corridor Safety Program on Monday, April 11, from 5-7 p.m. at the Highline Public Schools ERAC Center, located at 15675 Ambaum... [Read more]

PHOTO: Strange ‘Halo’ photographed from kayak off Burien’s Three Tree Point

PHOTO: Strange ‘Halo’ photographed from kayak off Burien’s Three Tree Point

Resident Adam E. Levy shares this photo he took, showing “an interesting halo that formed over Three Tree Point yesterday morning (Thursday, March 31) as taken from my kayak.”: According... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to help restore Miller & Walker Creeks on Saturday, April 2

Volunteers needed to help restore Miller & Walker Creeks on Saturday, April 2

Volunteers are needed to help restore Miller & Walker Creeks this Saturday, April 2 at Walker Preserve. “Please join me and your neighbors to continue the work that has been done by previous... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Huge car-carrying ship, double rainbow spotted off Three Tree Point

PHOTOS: Huge car-carrying ship, double rainbow spotted off Three Tree Point

It was a very scenic weekend in Burien, with plenty of showers, squalls and sun breaks – as well as some great photos – the first a pic of a huge car-carrying cargo ship called ‘The Grand Eagle,’... [Read more]

PHOTOS: The full Moon sets, as seen from Burien

PHOTOS: The full Moon sets, as seen from Burien

Resident Elston Hill photographed a recent full Moon from Burien as it set over our western neighbors of Vashon and the Olympic peninsula (click images to see larger versions):  Read More →

Public Health – Seattle & King County closes Bombay Grill for safety violations

Public Health – Seattle & King County closes Bombay Grill for safety violations

Public Health – Seattle & King County closed Bombay Grill, located at 11051 1st Ave South, on Monday, March 21, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. due to the following food safety violations: Inadequate facilities... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Some awesome Bald Eagles hover over Burien

PHOTOS: Some awesome Bald Eagles hover over Burien

When he’s not looking down at beautiful flowers, or out at Puget Sound as ships pass by, sometimes resident Elston Hill looks up. In this case, he looked up and saw some awesome Bald Eagles he photographed... [Read more]

Major windstorm knocks out power for over 4,100 in Burien Sunday

Major windstorm knocks out power for over 4,100 in Burien Sunday

Sunday’s huge windstorm has knocked out power to over 4,100 homes and businesses in Burien. Seattle City Light said that the cause(s) are downed trees, and the estimated restoration time is 7:16... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: Everything you need to know about Sunday’s big windstorm

WEATHER GEEK: Everything you need to know about Sunday’s big windstorm

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Hey folks, this is going to be a fairly straightforward article about what to... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Flowers are blooming in Burien

PHOTOS: Flowers are blooming in Burien

Resident Elston Hill was out and about before the big storm(s), and took some great photos of flowers and plant life he found while walking around the neighborhood. “Spring is definitely coming to... [Read more]

REMINDER: Community Salmon Investigation findings presented Thursday

REMINDER: Community Salmon Investigation findings presented Thursday

REMINDER: The Community Salmon Investigation (CSI) findings will be presented on Thursday, March 10, at the Burien Community Center, from 6 – 7:45 p.m. WHAT: Investigations for the fall 2015 salmon runs... [Read more]