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PHOTOS: Museum of Flight soars with epic, historic aircraft

PHOTOS: Museum of Flight soars with epic, historic aircraft

From our sister site The Tukwila Blog: We are lucky to live near the Museum of Flight, a first-class air museum located at 9404 E. Marginal Way South, near Boeing Field in Tukwila. Admission is $20 for... [Read more]

Four Burien businesses named ‘Best’ for Waste Prevention & Recycling

Four Burien businesses named ‘Best’ for Waste Prevention & Recycling

Businesses small and large across King County – including four in Burien – are being honored for their commitment to recycling and waste prevention – diverting tons of recyclable materials from... [Read more]

Power outage affects over 7800 in Burien Tuesday morning

Power outage affects over 7800 in Burien Tuesday morning

Seattle City Light is reporting that an equipment failure is responsible for a power outage that affected over 7,800 customers in Burien, starting at 7:39 a.m. Tuesday morning, July 21: City Light adds... [Read more]

Two Burien restaurants closed for operating without valid food permits

Two Burien restaurants closed for operating without valid food permits

Public Health – Seattle & King County announced on Monday (July 20) that they have closed the following two Burien restaurants: Mejora Tu Vida – Burien, 7/20/15 13607 Ambaum Blvd SW, Burien,... [Read more]

PHOTOS: A Crescent Moon Sunset

PHOTOS: A Crescent Moon Sunset

Resident Elston Hill captured another amazing Sunset from Burien Sunday night (July 19), showcasing the crescent Moon, an airplane, and some beautiful cloud formations (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):  Read More →

PHOTOS: Reconstruction of Sea-Tac Airport’s center runway underway

PHOTOS: Reconstruction of Sea-Tac Airport’s center runway underway

The Port of Seattle is reconstructing Sea-Tac Airport’s center runway (designated as 16C/34C), originally built in 1969, and scheduled to be completed and re-opened on Oct. 30, 2015. The project... [Read more]

Burien business closed for second time by Public Health – Seattle & King County

Burien business closed for second time by Public Health – Seattle & King County

Club Vida Saludable, a “personal coaching” business located at 12009 Des Moines Memorial Drive in Burien (map below), was closed for a second time on July 16, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. by Public... [Read more]

City of Burien’s ‘Slurry Seal’ pilot paving program will close roads July 27-30

City of Burien’s ‘Slurry Seal’ pilot paving program will close roads July 27-30

The City of Burien announced on Tuesday (July 14) that its Slurry Seal pilot paving program will require four single-day closures on numerous roads (maps below), from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 27–30. This... [Read more]

PHOTO: Canadian Coast Guard Ship W. E. Ricker cruises past Three Tree Point

PHOTO: Canadian Coast Guard Ship W. E. Ricker cruises past Three Tree Point

It’s not every day that you see the Canadian Coast Guard cruising off the coast of Burien, but around 8 a.m. Thursday morning (July 9) BTB Contributor Elston Hill captured this image of the ship... [Read more]

THANKS Readers & Advertisers for another great 6 months of website traffic!

THANKS Readers & Advertisers for another great 6 months of website traffic!

We’d like to take a moment to thank all our great Readers and Advertisers for their support, as our traffic statistics for the first six months of 2015 were awesome! In our ongoing policy of transparency,... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Another amazingly beautiful sunset from Burien Thursday night

PHOTOS: Another amazingly beautiful sunset from Burien Thursday night

BTB Contributor Elston Hill sent us more great photos, showing Thursday night’s (July 2) amazingly beautiful sunset, taken from Burien. “Our sunsets are outrageous,” Elston said. “Recently... [Read more]

Three paving projects will start rolling in south King County in July

Three paving projects will start rolling in south King County in July

The Washington State Department of Transportation announced on Tuesday (June 30) that three state highways in south King County are about to undergo “much-needed work to repair and preserve the roadways,”... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: Did you catch the early morning Thunderstorms?

WEATHER GEEK: Did you catch the early morning Thunderstorms?

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Thunderstorms rumbled through the South Puget Sound and Cascade foothills early... [Read more]

Bloodworks Northwest says ‘Heat Wave Triggers Blood Shortage’

Bloodworks Northwest says ‘Heat Wave Triggers Blood Shortage’

Bloodworks Northwest has issued an urgent appeal for donors today after collections began to dip sharply as a result of the mounting heat wave and reduced collections caused by summer vacations. “Even... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: Weekend heatwave & possible thunderstorm outbreak

WEATHER GEEK: Weekend heatwave & possible thunderstorm outbreak

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Hey folks! Summer is certainly here and you have two weather possibilities for... [Read more]

REMINDER: Volunteers still needed for Friday work party at Miller Creek

REMINDER: Volunteers still needed for Friday work party at Miller Creek

Volunteers are still needed to sign up to join neighbors to help improve Miller Creek this Friday, June 26, for the first of three summer work parties! “Join your Miller-Walker Basin Steward, Elissa... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Scenes from Tuesday’s minus low tide at Burien’s Three Tree Point

PHOTOS: Scenes from Tuesday’s minus low tide at Burien’s Three Tree Point

This week we’ll experience some of the lowest tides of the year, and BTB Contributor Elston Hill took some great photos Tuesday morning (June 16) at Three Tree Point with his wife Jackline Hill and... [Read more]

Relay for Life of Highline raises over $34,000 at weekend fundraiser

Relay for Life of Highline raises over $34,000 at weekend fundraiser

Relay for Life of Highline raised over $34,000 for the American Cancer Society this last weekend at Highline Memorial Stadium. Here’s a video highlight reel courtesy Boulevard Park Place Retirement... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to help ‘re-green’ Miller Creek this summer

Volunteers needed to help ‘re-green’ Miller Creek this summer

Volunteers are needed to join Miller-Walker Basin Steward Elissa Ostergaard and other outdoor enthusiasts to help restore the forest around Miller Creek this summer. “We will continue work that... [Read more]

‘Local Treasure’ documentary on Seahurst Park restoration to screen this summer

‘Local Treasure’ documentary on Seahurst Park restoration to screen this summer

A new documentary about the Seahurst Park restoration – ‘Local Treasure’ – will premiere this summer at the Environmental Science Center, which overlooks the home of the largest seawall... [Read more]

Here are the summer programs going on at the Environmental Science Center

Here are the summer programs going on at the Environmental Science Center

SEAHURST SUMMER PROGRAMS Saturdays from 10:00am—12:00pm Space is limited so please register online All programs will occur at the Environmental Science Center in Seahurst Park located at the north... [Read more]

Normandy Park Police, Port of Seattle Bomb Squad respond to report of grenade

Normandy Park Police, Port of Seattle Bomb Squad respond to report of grenade

From our sister site The Normandy Park Blog: On Monday (June 1) at approximately 1:40 p.m., Normandy Park Police were called to check on an old grenade (pictured above) that was found in a residence... [Read more]

Sylvester Middle School needs Goats, and here’s how you can help!

Sylvester Middle School needs Goats, and here’s how you can help!

Sylvester Middle School needs Goats! That’s right…GOATS! To help women farmers in Africa, that is… A “We Create Change” fundraiser is in full gear at the school, and they have raised... [Read more]

City of Burien to launch ‘Slurry Seal’ pilot program for roads this summer

City of Burien to launch ‘Slurry Seal’ pilot program for roads this summer

This summer, the City of Burien will initiate a Slurry Seal Program to lengthen the life of its roads at a fraction of the cost of complete repaving. The project area will include portions of streets... [Read more]

Cool down at Lake Burien School Park’s ‘Sprayground’ on Saturday afternoon

Cool down at Lake Burien School Park’s ‘Sprayground’ on Saturday afternoon

The City of Burien will be turning on the sprinklers at Lake Burien School Park on Saturday, May 30, from 2 – 5 p.m. With a high around 74 predicted, this free activity could help cool everyone off... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Probable ‘Noctiluca’ algal bloom seen at Seahurst Park Beach

PHOTOS: Probable ‘Noctiluca’ algal bloom seen at Seahurst Park Beach

BTB Reader Elizabeth Ruth Dutton Butcher sent us these photos, which she took at Burien’s Seahurst Park beach on Thursday, May 28, showing what is most likely an active algal bloom caused by Noctiluca,... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to help restore Walker Preserve this Saturday, May 30

Volunteers needed to help restore Walker Preserve this Saturday, May 30

Volunteers are needed to join your Miller-Walker Basin Steward and other outdoor enthusiasts to help restore Walker Preserve this Saturday, May 30. “Clear the forest of invasive English ivy and... [Read more]

May may almost be over, but it’s still ‘Car Wash Awareness Month’

May may almost be over, but it’s still ‘Car Wash Awareness Month’

May may almost be over, but it’s still ‘Car Awash Awareness Month, according to the Puget Sound Car Wash Association. Here’s more info on why you should always get your car washed at... [Read more]