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WEATHER GEEK: Nature’s not-so-subtle reminder – week/weekend outlook

WEATHER GEEK: Nature’s not-so-subtle reminder – week/weekend outlook

Press “Play” button to hear live weather info. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek We’ve stepped into the week before Thanksgiving, and nature’s here to remind us what... [Read more]

UPDATE: Stage 2 Burn Ban LIFTED for King County

UPDATE: Stage 2 Burn Ban LIFTED for King County

UPDATE NOV. 20, 10 a.m.: The Stage 2 Burn Ban that was issued for King County on Wednesday has been LIFTED. You may now retrieve your kindling. PREVIOUSLY: Due to continued weather conditions and air pollution... [Read more]

Learn about Burien’s stormwater plan at Trout Unlimited meeting Tuesday night

Learn about Burien’s stormwater plan at Trout Unlimited meeting Tuesday night

Dan O’Brien, Project Manager for the City of Burien, will be discussing the city’s regional stormwater and trail project in the Northeast Redevelopment Area at the Trout Unlimited meeting... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Burien Police confirms it – a wild Deer is roaming around Burien!

PHOTOS: Burien Police confirms it – a wild Deer is roaming around Burien!

We first shared BTB Reader Mary Hudson’s photos on Nov. 9 of a two-point buck deer that she spotted in Burien’s Seahurst neighborhood, and now comes new photos courtesy the Burien Police Department... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Redtail Hawk hovers above Three Tree Point

PHOTOS: Redtail Hawk hovers above Three Tree Point

BTB Reader Elston Hill took these great pics of a Redtail Hawk in Burien on Sunday, Nov. 16; here’s what he said about it: “The predator birds love windy days. This hawk visited the bluff above... [Read more]

Burien 9th Grader wants to launch a Pie into space & here’s how YOU can help!

Burien 9th Grader wants to launch a Pie into space & here’s how YOU can help!

Alex Hoppe is a freshman living in Gregory Heights who wants to launch a pie into space!  That’s right – this 9th grader wants to launch a PIE! Into space! “You may be thinking, ‘What?!?’ But... [Read more]

PHOTOS: On a clear November day, you can see Mt. Si from Lake Burien

PHOTOS: On a clear November day, you can see Mt. Si from Lake Burien

BTB Reader David Young sent us the following photos, of which he says: “It was clear enough this morning to see Mt Si from our home on the south side of Lake Burien!” Click images to see larger... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Some colorful, winged neighbors frolick at Seahurst Park Beach

PHOTOS: Some colorful, winged neighbors frolick at Seahurst Park Beach

BTB Reader/Contributor Elston Hill took some great photos at Seahurst Park, of some of our rather colorful, winged neighbors. “My wife Jackie and I love Seahurst Park now that it is open again,”... [Read more]

Waskowitz Big Tree Contest winner announced

Waskowitz Big Tree Contest winner announced

Marie O’Kelley stands by one of the winning Waskowitz trees that she and her brother planted in the 1960s. A tree planted by Mikeal Roose in 1962 was the winner in the Waskowitz Big Tree contest. The... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: Are you ready for some low temperatures?

WEATHER GEEK: Are you ready for some low temperatures?

Press “Play” button to hear live weather info. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Check out the eight day forecast above and you’ll notice that the blue temperature bars drop... [Read more]

PHOTOS: More amazing sunset photos taken in Burien Saturday night

PHOTOS: More amazing sunset photos taken in Burien Saturday night

New residents and BTB Readers Cindi and Ben Brinson sent us these great photos of another amazing sunset, taken Saturday night, Nov. 8 (click images to see larger versions): Here’s what Cindi told... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Another glorious sunset seen from Burien

PHOTOS: Another glorious sunset seen from Burien

BTB Reader Jim Branson sent us these pics showing another glorious sunset, taken from Burien on Thursday, Nov. 6 (click images to see larger versions): If you’ve got a cool photo or video taken... [Read more]

First Boeing 787 Dreamliner exhibit opens this weekend at Museum of Flight

First Boeing 787 Dreamliner exhibit opens this weekend at Museum of Flight

This weekend the Museum of Flight, located at the southwest corner of Boeing Field, will become the first museum in the world to add a Boeing 787 Dreamliner to its collection. The Boeing Company will... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Large container ship makes abrupt U-turn off Burien, blows fog horn

PHOTOS: Large container ship makes abrupt U-turn off Burien, blows fog horn

If you heard the sounds of a mysterious fog horn blaring early Thursday afternoon (like we did in Olde Burien), BTB Reader Elston Hill has an explanation: “The ship Hyundai Force was going south... [Read more]

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Moderate winds expected Thursday

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Moderate winds expected Thursday

Press “Play” button to hear live weather info. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek UPDATE 6:30 a.m.: A low pressure cyclone is set to landfall on southern Vancouver Island this... [Read more]

Innovative STEM Initiative Launches in Highline Elementary Schools

Innovative STEM Initiative Launches in Highline Elementary Schools

Partnering with the Washington Informal Science Education (WISE) Consortium, Highline Public Schools is piloting an innovative program that aims to advance science and engineering learning, interest, and... [Read more]

Around 3,350 affected by power outage in SeaTac/Tukwila area Sunday morning

Around 3,350 affected by power outage in SeaTac/Tukwila area Sunday morning

An underground equipment failure is believed to be the cause of a power outage that affected around 3,350 City Light customers in the S. Seattle, Tukwila, Seatac area Sunday morning (Nov. 2). The initial... [Read more]

Learn about whales, beaches at upcoming Environmental Science Center events

Learn about whales, beaches at upcoming Environmental Science Center events

Burien’s Environmental Science Center has the following events coming up: Wednesday, Nov 5th (6:30-8:00 PM) — Talk: “Endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales: 10 Years of Research... [Read more]

Miller-Walker Basin Stormwater Retrofit Public Meeting will be Tuesday, Nov. 4

Miller-Walker Basin Stormwater Retrofit Public Meeting will be Tuesday, Nov. 4

A public meeting on the Miller-Walker Basin Stormwater Retrofit will be held Tuesday, Nov. 4 at the Burien Community Center. “The Miller Walker Basin Partners (the cities of Burien, Normandy Park... [Read more]

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No Time to Waste For Holiday Results! Advertiser Larson Medical Aesthetics is offering amazing specials on their most popular treatments such as Botox, Artefill and more to get your “glam on”... [Read more]

Powerful windstorm knocks out power to thousands Saturday night

Powerful windstorm knocks out power to thousands Saturday night

Our Puget Sound Weather Geek clocked a gust of 65MPH at his weather station above Three Tree Point Saturday night. With gusts reaching as high as 65MPH and sustained winds around 50MPH*, a massive, powerful... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: Batten down your Halloween stuff, it’s going to be windy!

WEATHER GEEK: Batten down your Halloween stuff, it’s going to be windy!

Press “Play” button to hear live weather info. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek UPDATE 10/25/14 12:45pm: The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for winds... [Read more]

VIDEO: Time-lapse of Tuesday’s storm as seen from Seahurst

VIDEO: Time-lapse of Tuesday’s storm as seen from Seahurst

Burien resident Chris Rimple shot a time-lapse video on Tuesday, Oct. 21, showing a storm system moving through the region. “Here’s a time lapse of yesterday’s storm, from 9:30 a.m. to sunset,”... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Young Coyote spotted in Gregory Heights Tuesday morning

PHOTOS: Young Coyote spotted in Gregory Heights Tuesday morning

This young coyote was spotted and photographed by two residents – BTB Reader Kathleen Hardee and Publisher Scott Schaefer – in Gregory Heights Tuesday morning, Oct. 21 (click images to see larger versions/slideshow): As... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: Autumn is about to kick into full-swing this week

WEATHER GEEK: Autumn is about to kick into full-swing this week

Press “Play” button to hear live weather info. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek We can thank a small ridge of high pressure for the awesomely comfortable weekend in the middle... [Read more]

Blood Drive being held at Serenza Salon on Wednesday, Oct. 22

Blood Drive being held at Serenza Salon on Wednesday, Oct. 22

A Blood Drive for Puget Sound Blood Center will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 22 from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. in the parking lot of Serenza Salon, located at 120 SW 160th Street in Burien. To make an appointment,... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for Walker Preserve Restoration this Saturday, Oct. 18

Volunteers needed for Walker Preserve Restoration this Saturday, Oct. 18

Volunteers are needed for a Walker Preserve Restoration work party this Saturday, Oct. 18 from 9:30 a.m. – Noon. Here are the details: Walker Preserve Restoration The second fall volunteer forest restoration... [Read more]

Concerns over artifical turf cause Kennedy to modify new sports field materials

Concerns over artifical turf cause Kennedy to modify new sports field materials

After an NBC News report alleged that black rubber “dots” used in artificial sports fields might be causing cancer, Burien’s Kennedy Catholic High School on Monday announced that it will... [Read more]