Science Section

Three Moonlight Beach Walks coming to Burien’s Environmental Science Center

Three Moonlight Beach Walks coming to Burien’s Environmental Science Center

See marine organisms in a whole new light – your flashlight – at Moonlight Beach Walks at Burien’s Environmental Science Center on these upcoming Saturdays: Dec. 2: 8 – 10 p.m. Dec. 30:... [Read more]

Girl Scout Troop #45169 earns bronze award by decorating trash cans at Seahurst

Girl Scout Troop #45169 earns bronze award by decorating trash cans at Seahurst

Burien Girl Scout Juniors from Troop #45169 recognized that litter and pollution are a problem at Seahurst Beach and wanted to do something to fix it, which earned them a bronze award! So they worked... [Read more]

Outage in Burien knocks out power to over 5,600 Monday afternoon

Outage in Burien knocks out power to over 5,600 Monday afternoon

Seattle City Light is reporting that a power outage has knocked out electricity for 5,645 customers in Burien Monday afternoon, Nov. 13 around 4:36 p.m. Crews are investigating the cause but we’re... [Read more]

UPDATE: High Wind Warning issued for Monday, with possible gusts to 65 mph

UPDATE: High Wind Warning issued for Monday, with possible gusts to 65 mph

UPDATE: The National Weather Service issued a upgraded ‘High Wind Warning’ for Monday, Nov. 13, warning that gusts could now reach 65 mph. To put that in perspective, 65 mph is just 10 mph... [Read more]

WEATHER: Can you believe it snowed today? Will it snow over the weekend?

WEATHER: Can you believe it snowed today? Will it snow over the weekend?

Story & Photos by Scott Schaefer Can you believe it snowed (and perhaps is still snowing!) today – Friday, Nov. 3 – in the Burien area? Seems a bit early to us old-timers, but according to... [Read more]

Norovirus associated with Subway restaurant in Normandy Park

Norovirus associated with Subway restaurant in Normandy Park

On Friday (Oct. 27), Public Health – Seattle & King County is reporting that a foodborne illness outbreak of Norovirus has been associated with a Subway restaurant in Normandy Park. The county is... [Read more]

UPDATE: Blustery storm knocks out power to thousands, closes SR 509 Wed.

UPDATE: Blustery storm knocks out power to thousands, closes SR 509 Wed.

Photos showing power lines and tree branches down on 1st Ave South near SW 160th Street courtesy Sarah Reay. The first real fall storm – with gusts up to 44 MPH at Sea-Tac Airport – knocked power... [Read more]

PHOTO: Did you see the amazing rainbow Tuesday morning? Elston Hill did

PHOTO: Did you see the amazing rainbow Tuesday morning? Elston Hill did

Did you see the amazing rainbow that seemingly heralded the start of  ‘The Great Dark’ season Tuesday morning, Oct. 17? Elston Hill did, and he captured it in two photos that we did our best... [Read more]

LETTER: Rose Clark responds to concerns about Highline High’s façade

LETTER: Rose Clark responds to concerns about Highline High’s façade

[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:] I am Rose Clark. In 2015 and 2016 I had... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Take home a FREE rain garden plant at Rain Garden Project event this Saturday

Take home a FREE rain garden plant at Rain Garden Project event this Saturday

Join the City of Burien and DIRT Corps for the final phase of the Burien Rain Garden Project to build 10 rain gardens in low income neighborhoods in Burien while educating the community along the way,... [Read more]

REMINDER: Community Salmon Investigation Training starts Thursday

REMINDER: Community Salmon Investigation Training starts Thursday

REMINDER: Community Salmon Investigation Training starts this Thursday, Oct. 5! Come learn how to participate in the annual Community Salmon Investigation to track spawning salmon in Miller and Walker... [Read more]

Bloodworks NW needs blood donations to support Las Vegas emergency

Bloodworks NW needs blood donations to support Las Vegas emergency

In partnership with the United Blood Services (UBS) in Las Vegas, Bloodworks Northwest is offering emergency blood components for medical treatment of people injured in the horrific shooting on the night... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for Community Salmon Investigation, which starts Oct. 5

Volunteers needed for Community Salmon Investigation, which starts Oct. 5

Don’t forget to sign-up for the annual CSI salmon surveys, as the Oct. 5 training is fast approaching, and volunteers are needed to help survey our local creeks in just over two weeks. “The long-standing... [Read more]

Seahurst Park sets record for worldwide International Coastal Cleanup

Seahurst Park sets record for worldwide International Coastal Cleanup

On the last Saturday of summer (Sept. 16), Seahurst Park was overflowing with beach combers and record breakers. Luckily, friends and neighbors abided by the rule that the only thing you take... [Read more]

Give Blood & enter to meet Seattle Seahawk Bobby Wagner at a private party!

Give Blood & enter to meet Seattle Seahawk Bobby Wagner at a private party!

Want to hang out with Seattle Linebacker Bobby Wagner at a private party at the end of football season? You can – here’s how: Every time you attend a center or mobile drive and register to donate... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Might we be done with smoky skies?

PHOTOS: Might we be done with smoky skies?

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great photos showing what may be the last of our smoky sunsets, as well as some other views from around Burien. The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency seems to agree: “For... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Ash from wildfires falls like snow in region, affecting even spider webs

PHOTOS: Ash from wildfires falls like snow in region, affecting even spider webs

On Tuesday (Sept. 5), you most likely noticed some very small white or gray stuff falling from the sky, covering your car and other outdoor items, as well as perhaps making you look like you had a major... [Read more]

PHOTO: Wet spiderweb a sign that (gulp) fall is coming…

PHOTO: Wet spiderweb a sign that (gulp) fall is coming…

Courtesy Elston Hill comes this great photo of a wet spiderweb seen on his deck Thursday morning (Aug. 31) – a sure sign that fall is coming (click image to see larger version): But don’t worry... [Read more]

Rabid bat found at Angle Lake Park in SeaTac Tuesday

Rabid bat found at Angle Lake Park in SeaTac Tuesday

A rabid bat was found in Angle Lake Park in the City of SeaTac near the lakeshore by the old lifeguard shack on Tuesday, Aug. 29. The bat was first noticed by a park visitor, who immediately notified... [Read more]

Bloodworks Northwest seeking blood donors to help with Hurricane Harvey

Bloodworks Northwest seeking blood donors to help with Hurricane Harvey

On Monday (Aug. 28), Bloodworks Northwest sent an emergency shipment of blood components to the Gulf Coast Blood Center in Houston, and to Carter Blood Center in Dallas. Units from Bloodworks were already... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Smoke slips back into the area, causes red sunset

PHOTOS: Smoke slips back into the area, causes red sunset

Courtesy Elston Hill come these photos of Monday night’s amazing sunset, showing how smoke from wildfires in southwestern Washington have slipped back into our area. The last time we saw red, smoky... [Read more]

Environmental Science Center needs help cleaning Seahurst Park Beach Sept. 16

Environmental Science Center needs help cleaning Seahurst Park Beach Sept. 16

Marine debris is a serious problem, but you can help – Burien’s Environmental Science Center needs Volunteers to help clean up Seahurst Park Beach on  Saturday, Sept. 16. This open event will... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Elston Hill road trips to Solar Eclipse totality, takes amazing photos

PHOTOS: Elston Hill road trips to Solar Eclipse totality, takes amazing photos

Elston Hill and his wife Jackline road tripped south into the ‘path of totality’ to Ontario, Oregon, to witness and photograph Monday’s historic Solar Eclipse. “I made our reservations... [Read more]

‘Laudato Si: A Faithful Response to Climate Change’ with Jeff Renner Sept. 13

‘Laudato Si: A Faithful Response to Climate Change’ with Jeff Renner Sept. 13

Holy Rosary and Our Lady of Guadalupe parishes of West Seattle are co-sponsoring an evening with Jeff Renner called “Laudato Si: A Faithful Response to Climate Change” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept.... [Read more]