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Burien Lions & Environmental Science Center holding beach clean-up April 22

Burien Lions & Environmental Science Center holding beach clean-up April 22

Join the Burien Lions Club and Environmental Science Center for some spring cleaning on the beach and on the trails of Seahurst Park on Earth Day – Saturday, April 22. This Open House & Clean-Up... [Read more]

King Conservation District’s workshop for streamside property owners is Mar. 25

King Conservation District’s workshop for streamside property owners is Mar. 25

The King Conservation District will be holding a FREE workshop and field trip to learn from experts how to protect and beautify properties along streams, lakes and wetlands. Topics Include: Minimizing... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Here’s proof that spring is near – Trilliums are starting to bloom!

PHOTOS: Here’s proof that spring is near – Trilliums are starting to bloom!

Resident Elston Hill and his wife Jackline managed to avoid some of the recent, seemingly relentless torrent of raindrops and capture some great photos of some local Trilliums just starting to bloom. “We... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Mudslide at Seahurst Park affecting upper parking lot

PHOTOS: Mudslide at Seahurst Park affecting upper parking lot

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these photos of a mudslide in the upper parking lot at Burien’s Seahurst Park, taken on Tuesday, March 14: “Barriers have been placed to close off at least two-thirds... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Golden glow of a sunset & crow as seen from Burien Monday evening

PHOTOS: Golden glow of a sunset & crow as seen from Burien Monday evening

Courtesy Elston Hill comes more amazing photos of the golden glow of a March sunset on Puget Sound, as well as a crow (perhaps flying to roost in/near Tukwila?), as seen from his Burien home on Monday... [Read more]

WEATHER: National Weather Service issues Wind Advisory for Friday

WEATHER: National Weather Service issues Wind Advisory for Friday

The National Weather Service issued a Wind Advisory, in effect from 1 a.m. – 10 p.m. on Friday, March 10. Wind is predicted to be from the southwest from 20 – 35 mph, with gusts from 40–50 mph. Batten... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Just another dreary day in the rain in Burien :)

PHOTOS: Just another dreary day in the rain in Burien :)

Courtesy Elston Hill comes this photo gallery taken on ‘another dreary day’ in Burien: Another dreary day. Can you believe it? We just spent a month in Wyoming and Alberta. Cold? Yes. But it... [Read more]

Volunteers needed this Saturday, March 4 for Work Party at Walker Preserve

Volunteers needed this Saturday, March 4 for Work Party at Walker Preserve

Volunteers are needed this coming Saturday, March 4 for a Work Party at Walker Preserve: Join your Miller-Walker Basin Steward and your neighbors to restore the forest to improve the health of Miller... [Read more]

Bridge failure, oil spill get emergency action from Burien City Council

Bridge failure, oil spill get emergency action from Burien City Council

By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council on Monday night voted to have the city public works director to hire a company to figure out if a now closed and washed out bridge in the Boulevard Park neighborhood... [Read more]

PHOTO: Big puffy clouds over Ro-Ro Carrier North Star cargo ship Wednesday

PHOTO: Big puffy clouds over Ro-Ro Carrier North Star cargo ship Wednesday

Courtesy Elston Hill comes this photo of big puffy clouds Wednesday afternoon (Feb. 22) seen over the Ro-Ro Carrier North Star on its 1600 mile voyage to Tacoma from Anchorage as it passed Blake Island. FYI,... [Read more]

VIDEO: Port of Seattle does noise testing at local schools Tuesday

VIDEO: Port of Seattle does noise testing at local schools Tuesday

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: On Tuesday morning, Feb. 21, the Port of Seattle conducted noise testing at Des Moines Elementary School as part of their continued partnership with Highline Public... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for Work Party on Saturday, March 4 at Walker Preserve

Volunteers needed for Work Party on Saturday, March 4 at Walker Preserve

Volunteers are needed for a Work Party on Saturday, March 4 at Walker Preserve. Join your Miller-Walker Basin Steward and your neighbors to restore the forest to improve the health of Miller and Walker... [Read more]

REMINDER: Help make birds count at Bird Fest this weekend!

REMINDER: Help make birds count at Bird Fest this weekend!

REMINDER: Help make birds count at Bird Fest this weekend! The Burien Birdfest is scheduled for this Saturday, Feb. 18, and The Great International Backyard Bird Count will be all weekend. Do you want... [Read more]

Noise testing scheduled at Highline High & Des Moines Elementary Tues., Feb. 21

Noise testing scheduled at Highline High & Des Moines Elementary Tues., Feb. 21

On Tuesday, Feb. 21, the Port of Seattle will be conducting noise testing at Highline High School and Des Moines Elementary as part of their continued partnership with Highline Public Schools on airplane... [Read more]

UPDATE: Peter Western Bridge will be closed for ‘at least six months’

UPDATE: Peter Western Bridge will be closed for ‘at least six months’

As we first reported, the City of Burien closed the Peter Western Bridge on S. 116th Street to all vehicle and pedestrian traffic on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 due to storm-related erosion under the pilings. The... [Read more]

Oil spill closes Burien’s Arbor Lake to fishing and recreation

Oil spill closes Burien’s Arbor Lake to fishing and recreation

The City of Burien is reporting that Monday morning (Feb. 13), a resident reported a small oil spill in Arbor Lake. The City has since closed the lake for all fishing and recreation. City crews – joined... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Due to storm damage, Peter Western Bridge closed until further notice

FOLLOWUP: Due to storm damage, Peter Western Bridge closed until further notice

Photos courtesy City of Burien FOLLOWUP: As we first reported last Friday, Feb. 10, the City of Burien has closed the Peter Western Bridge – located at S. 116th Street, between Military and 24th... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Discover all the amazing new services Skinperfect Aesthetics now offers

Discover all the amazing new services Skinperfect Aesthetics now offers

Skinperfect Aesthetics, LLC, Burien’s prestigious Skincare Clinic, which opened in February 2005, is now offering PhotoFacials, MicroBlading, Dermaplaning, Red Light Therapy, Botox and other injectables... [Read more]

City of Burien closes Peter Western Bridge Thursday due to landslide damage

City of Burien closes Peter Western Bridge Thursday due to landslide damage

Photos courtesy City of Burien On Thursday night (Feb. 9), two City of Burien Public Works employees were inspecting the Peter Western Bridge (located at S. 116th St, between Military and 24th Ave S.;... [Read more]

Snow storm causes outages, closes just about everything in region Monday

Snow storm causes outages, closes just about everything in region Monday

Lots of snow has caused numerous power outages in the region, as well as school and other closures on Monday, Feb. 6. Here’s how this storm – which dumped around 5-6 inches of snow – has affected... [Read more]

WEATHER UPDATE: 3-6 inches of snow expected starting around 6 p.m. Sunday

WEATHER UPDATE: 3-6 inches of snow expected starting around 6 p.m. Sunday

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning, and is predicting 3-6 inches of snowfall starting around 6 p.m. Sunday night: …WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING... [Read more]

Burien Birdfest is Feb. 18; Backyard Bird Count will be weekend of Feb. 17-20

Burien Birdfest is Feb. 18; Backyard Bird Count will be weekend of Feb. 17-20

The Burien Birdfest is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 18, and The Great International Backyard Bird Count will be the weekend of Feb. 17-20, 2017. Burien-area volunteers are needed! What began in 1998... [Read more]

City of Burien will sue FAA if it does not quickly stop controversial over-flights

City of Burien will sue FAA if it does not quickly stop controversial over-flights

By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council has agreed 6-1 to hire a San Francisco law firm to take the Federal Aviation Administration to court if the agency does not immediately stop changes in commuter jet... [Read more]

Enjoy a ‘Seaside Soiree’ fundraiser for local students on Saturday, March 4

Enjoy a ‘Seaside Soiree’ fundraiser for local students on Saturday, March 4

Have a whale of a time during a (sea)star studded evening benefiting local students on Saturday, March 4, starting at 5 p.m. at the Normandy Park Cove. The evening will include a previous student speaker,... [Read more]