Science Section

It’s official – Seahurst Park will re-open to the public on Monday, Aug. 25

It’s official – Seahurst Park will re-open to the public on Monday, Aug. 25

The City of Burien announced Wednesday (July 23) that Seahurst Park – closed since last October – will re-open to the public at 8 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 25. “Crews are currently putting finishing... [Read more]

Power outage affects nearly 4,500 in Burien Wednesday morning

Power outage affects nearly 4,500 in Burien Wednesday morning

A power outage disrupted electricity to nearly 4,500 homes in Burien Wednesday morning (July 23), according to Seattle City Light: UPDATE: A second power outage in the Shorewood area was apparently caused... [Read more]

Here’s the schedule for August’s FREE Master Gardening Clinics

Here’s the schedule for August’s FREE Master Gardening Clinics

Here’s the August schedule for the FREE Master Gardening Clinics: Wednesdays: August 6, August 13, August 20, August 27 Burien Master Gardener Clinic: 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at Burien Library 400 SW 152nd... [Read more]

Local hero Capt. Al Haynes and his crash landing 25 years ago

Local hero Capt. Al Haynes and his crash landing 25 years ago

EDITOR’S NOTE: We originally ran this interview with Captain Al Haynes five years ago, at the time marking 20 years since the fiery crash of United Airlines Flight 232, which occurred July 19, 1989.... [Read more]

Seahurst Park set to re-open in August

Seahurst Park set to re-open in August

New fish ladder at Seahurst Park Beach. Construction crews are in the final stages of the Seahurst Shoreline Restoration Project, with a public opening planned for late August, the City of Burien announced. Crews... [Read more]

With work complete on lower stairs, Eagle Landing Park beach access re-opens

With work complete on lower stairs, Eagle Landing Park beach access re-opens

The City of Burien announced that work to create a new section of the lower trail at Eagle Landing Park was recently completed by EarthCorps, restoring public access to the beach. The historically storm-damaged... [Read more]

PHOTO: Amazing Sunday night sunset from Burien

PHOTO: Amazing Sunday night sunset from Burien

BTB Reader Jim Branson submitted this amazing photo of Sunday night’s sunset, taken from Burien. As for the incredible colors in the pic, Jim tells us “that’s with no adjustments other... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Panoramic shot of Three Tree Point & other low tide pics

PHOTOS: Panoramic shot of Three Tree Point & other low tide pics

BTB Founder/Publisher Scott Schaefer – a huge fan of really low tides – ventured out to the very tip of Burien’s Three Tree Point beach during Saturday’s -2.9 low tide, then turned his... [Read more]

SLIDESHOW: Scenes from Thursday’s large disaster drill at Sea-Tac Airport

SLIDESHOW: Scenes from Thursday’s large disaster drill at Sea-Tac Airport

You probably heard numerous – and serious – helicopters around Burien on Thursday (July 10), as a multi-agency disaster drill was held at Sea-Tac Airport, and Photographer Francis Zera was on hand... [Read more]

Large disaster drill to be held at Sea-Tac Airport on Thursday, July 10

Large disaster drill to be held at Sea-Tac Airport on Thursday, July 10

If you happen to notice a lot of emergency-type activity at Sea-Tac Airport this Thursday, July 10, don’t worry – it’s just a very large drill being put on by the Port of Seattle. Eight... [Read more]

Meetings set for Stormwater Improvements for Miller-Walker Basin

Meetings set for Stormwater Improvements for Miller-Walker Basin

Four public meetings about proposed Stormwater Improvement Projects for the Miller-Walker Creek Basin are set for July 22, Aug. 6, Oct. 27 and Nov. 4. Here’s more info: Earlier this year, the Miller-Walker... [Read more]

Free Solar Workshop coming to Burien Library on Saturday, July 19

Free Solar Workshop coming to Burien Library on Saturday, July 19

Sustainable Burien is partnering with Northwest SEED and Seattle City Light to offer the opportunity to solarize with your community and receive a limited time group discount at a FREE Solar Workshop at... [Read more]

Are you ready to ‘Solarize Burien’? Group purchase campaign launches for solar

Are you ready to ‘Solarize Burien’? Group purchase campaign launches for solar

August and Melanie Kristoferson installed a solar array on their Mt. Baker home through the Solarize Washington program. Solar energy is currently powering hundreds of Seattle homes, and residents of Burien,... [Read more]

UPDATE: Delays push Seahurst Park Beach Restoration re-opening to August

UPDATE: Delays push Seahurst Park Beach Restoration re-opening to August

Burien Parks on Friday posted the following update, indicating that delays have pushed the Seahurst Park Beach Restoration Project re-opening back to August (our last report projected a late July date): As... [Read more]

King County Health: Measles outbreak in south King, Pierce Counties

King County Health: Measles outbreak in south King, Pierce Counties

Local public health officials are investigating eight confirmed cases of measles among members of the same extended family in south King County, and a single suspected case in Pierce County. These cases... [Read more]

City of Burien holding Blood Drive on Thursday, June 26

City of Burien holding Blood Drive on Thursday, June 26

The City of Burien will be holding a Blood Drive on Thursday, June 26 in its City Hall chambers from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. WHERE: CITY OF BURIEN, Multi-Purpose Room, 1st floor, 400 SW 152nd St. Burien WA... [Read more]

Week of June 16 is ‘Toxics Awareness Week’ for City of Burien

Week of June 16 is ‘Toxics Awareness Week’ for City of Burien

At the request of Flight Pattern Kids (FPK), a non-profit environmental health research group, the City of Burien is proclaiming the week of June 16 – 21, 2014 as “Toxics Awareness Week.” Citizens... [Read more]

Here’s why there were so many fire trucks parked around downtown Burien

Here’s why there were so many fire trucks parked around downtown Burien

You may have noticed what looked like some kind of “Fire Truck Show” in downtown Burien near the old bank and City Hall building at 415 SW 150th – a bunch of trucks and emergency vehicles... [Read more]

Seahurst Park Beach Restoration Project in final stages; should open end of July

Seahurst Park Beach Restoration Project in final stages; should open end of July

The City of Burien said this week that the Seahust Shoreline Restoration Project is in its final stages – and is expected to re-open at the end of July or early August – as construction of storm drainage... [Read more]

Safety improvements planned at intersections throughout Burien

Safety improvements planned at intersections throughout Burien

Burien has received a Citywide Safety Improvements Grant from the state Department of Transportation for safety enhancements to several signalized and non-signalized intersections throughout the City. Project... [Read more]

Town Square Park Fountain, hampered by plumbing problems, restarts

Town Square Park Fountain, hampered by plumbing problems, restarts

UPDATE Monday, June 2, 2014: The City of Burien announced Monday that the Town Square Park Fountain has restarted “on a limited basis,”according to a note on the city’s website. “The... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Swarm of bees buzz into Seahurst yard

PHOTOS: Swarm of bees buzz into Seahurst yard

Seahurst resident Sherry Neunherz reports that as her 8-year old son was sitting down to do his homework one day last week, he looked out a window and discovered a “huge clump of bees hanging from... [Read more]

Environmental Science Center’s Water Education Workshop will be July 10

Environmental Science Center’s Water Education Workshop will be July 10

Burien’s Environmental Science Center (ESC) is inviting teachers of 3rd – 8th grade classes to register for the Water Education Workshop, being held Thursday, July 10,  from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.... [Read more]

Public meetings about Miller-Walker Creeks basin will be May 28 & May 29

Public meetings about Miller-Walker Creeks basin will be May 28 & May 29

A public meeting about potential stormwater retrofit projects in the Miller-Walker Creeks basin will be held Wednesday, May 28 at City Hall Park in Normandy Park, and Thursday, May 29 at the Burien Community... [Read more]

City holding Spring Recycling Collection Event this Saturday, May 17

City holding Spring Recycling Collection Event this Saturday, May 17

The annual spring Recycling Collection Event will be held this Saturday, May 17, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Criminal Justice Training Center, located at 19010 1st Ave. South. Burien residents can... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to help Eagle Scout project at Salmon Creek Saturday

Volunteers needed to help Eagle Scout project at Salmon Creek Saturday

Eagle Scout candidate Henk Ufkes – from Burien Troop #375 – is coordinating a stream survey and clean up of Burien’s Salmon Creek, and he’s seeking Volunteers to help him this Saturday,... [Read more]