Science Section

Amateur Radio Field Day will demonstrate Science, Skill, & Service June 22-23

Amateur Radio Field Day will demonstrate Science, Skill, & Service June 22-23

Members of the Highline Amateur Radio Club (HARC) will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise on the weekend ofJune 22 – June 23 at Marvista Park. Since 1933, ham radio operators... [Read more]

Algal Toxin found in Lake Burien water sample

Algal Toxin found in Lake Burien water sample

A water quality sample collected from Lake Burien exceeded the Washington State Recreational Guidance threshold for microcystins, an algal toxin, the city announced on Tuesday, June 4. King County-Seattle... [Read more]

FREE mammogram screenings offered at Franciscan Breast Center June 4

FREE mammogram screenings offered at Franciscan Breast Center June 4

FREE Screening Mammograms will be offered at Franciscan Breast Center in Burien on Tuesday, June 4. This free event will run from 5 – 8 p.m. A screening mammogram is a routine exam for women who have... [Read more]

VIDEO: Hundreds turn out for League of Quiet Skies Voters Town Hall in Burien

VIDEO: Hundreds turn out for League of Quiet Skies Voters Town Hall in Burien

On Thursday night, April 25, over 250 people filled the Highline Performing Arts Center in Burien to hear a 2+ hour Town Hall on airport noise, health effects from increasing airplane traffic and more... [Read more]

City of Burien seeking Volunteers for Earth Day Community Events

City of Burien seeking Volunteers for Earth Day Community Events

The City of Burien is seeking Volunteers for Community Events to Celebrate Earth Day: People across the country will celebrate Earth Day on April 22, 2019. With Earth Day just around the corner, there... [Read more]

Rep. Mike Pellicciotti to speak at League of Quiet Skies Voters Town Hall April 25

Rep. Mike Pellicciotti to speak at League of Quiet Skies Voters Town Hall April 25

The League of Quiet Skies Voters has announced that 30th District Washington State Rep. Mike Pellicciotti, D-Federal Way, will address new Washington laws regarding aviation expansion at the League’s... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Scenes from the new Apollo 11 exhibit at Museum of Flight

PHOTOS: Scenes from the new Apollo 11 exhibit at Museum of Flight

Story & Photos by Elston Hill On Thursday (April 11) Jackie and I were privileged to attend the media event promoting the Apollo 11 Mission exhibit at the Museum of Flight, which will run from April... [Read more]

Rep. Adam Smith will keynote League of Quiet Skies Voters Town Hall April 25

Rep. Adam Smith will keynote League of Quiet Skies Voters Town Hall April 25

The League of Quiet Skies Voters has announced that Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA), will keynote its April 25, 2019, Town Hall. This free, open event will run from 6 – 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 25 at the Highline... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: <i>Reaching for the Stars</i>

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: Reaching for the Stars

Reaching for the Stars By Andrea H. Reay CEO/President Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce “Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon July 1969, A.D. We came in peace for all mankind.” These... [Read more]

Skunk Works Robotics Team 1983 wins Chairman’s Award at FIRST Robotics

Skunk Works Robotics Team 1983 wins Chairman’s Award at FIRST Robotics

Congratulations to the Skunk Works Robotics Team 1983, which won the Chairman’s Award during a FIRST Robotics Competition last weekend. The award recognizes a team that reflects sustained excellence... [Read more]

Success Foundation seeking applicants for Apollo Next Giant Leap Student program

Success Foundation seeking applicants for Apollo Next Giant Leap Student program

The Success Foundation – the charitable enterprise of the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce – announced that they will be sponsoring two teams for the NASA ANGLeS Challenge program as part of the... [Read more]

King County Master Gardener Plant Sale & Garden Market will be April 26-27

King County Master Gardener Plant Sale & Garden Market will be April 26-27

The 2019 King County Master Gardener Plant Sale & Garden Market will be held on Friday, April 26, and Saturday, April 27. Find plants from Master Gardeners and specialty growers, quick tips about... [Read more]

PHOTO: Did you see the ‘Super Sugar Moon’ on Wednesday? Elston Hill did

PHOTO: Did you see the ‘Super Sugar Moon’ on Wednesday? Elston Hill did

Did you see Wednesday’s amazing ‘Super Sugar Moon’? Elston Hill did, and he photographed it in the morning as it rose over the Olympic mountains. This full moon is called the ‘Super... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Are you ready for (yet) another supermoon?

PHOTOS: Are you ready for (yet) another supermoon?

Story & Photos by Elston Hill Are you ready for (yet) another supermoon? This Wednesday, March 20, a full moon will rise due east very close to the time of the spring equinox. The spring equinox simply... [Read more]

Beach Cleanup will be Sunday, April 21 at Seahurst Park Beach

Beach Cleanup will be Sunday, April 21 at Seahurst Park Beach

A Beach Cleanup event will be held on Sunday, April 21, from 1 – 3 p.m. at the Environmental Science Center at Seahurst Park Beach: Pitch in to cleanup the beach & trails of Seahurst Park! There... [Read more]

Students hack homelessness at Innovation Challenge in Burien

Students hack homelessness at Innovation Challenge in Burien

Left to right, Brandon Carlisle – Teacher at [email protected] with 1st-place winning student team Step It Up, and Diem Ly, Comcast Community Impact Director. The $1000 check is a scholarship for each... [Read more]

CSI Highline: What is the status of salmon in Miller and Walker Creeks?

CSI Highline: What is the status of salmon in Miller and Walker Creeks?

Community Salmon Investigation (CSI) for Highline results are in, and all are invited to a fun-filled evening – on Thursday, Mar. 14 or Wednesday, Mar. 27 – to learn about the status of salmon and... [Read more]

UPDATE: Three Tree Point sea lion wasn’t shot; cause of death unknown

UPDATE: Three Tree Point sea lion wasn’t shot; cause of death unknown

UPDATE Feb. 28, 2019: Remember the body of the dead sea lion that washed up on the north beach of Burien’s Three Tree Point around Feb. 18? Experts at Highline’s MaST Center and NOAA Fisheries... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to serve as Beach Naturalists this summer

Volunteers needed to serve as Beach Naturalists this summer

Why do barnacles stand on their heads?   What do sea stars like to eat? How do moon snails lay their eggs?  Learn to answer these and other fun questions by volunteering as a Seattle Aquarium Beach... [Read more]