Science Section

Aeronautical Science Pathway program at Puget Sound Skills Center honored

Aeronautical Science Pathway program at Puget Sound Skills Center honored

The Puget Sound Skills Center Aeronautical Science Pathway program at Highline Public Schools gets students into the pilot’s seat as part of their high school experience, and it was recently honored... [Read more]

Port of Seattle now accepting comments on its ‘Sustainable Airport Master Plan’

Port of Seattle now accepting comments on its ‘Sustainable Airport Master Plan’

The Port of Seattle began the environmental review process of the Sustainable Airport Master Plan (SAMP) Near-Term Projects for Sea-Tac Airport on Monday, July 30, by asking for public comment on environmental... [Read more]

LETTER: City of Burien wants to install Cell Panel network near Lake Burien

LETTER: City of Burien wants to install Cell Panel network near Lake Burien

[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:] Burien citizens living around the southwest... [Read more]

VIDEO: City of Burien recommends removing Eagle Landing Park stairs

VIDEO: City of Burien recommends removing Eagle Landing Park stairs

At a Community Meeting on July 19, City of Burien staff announced that they are recommending the removal of the stairs at Eagle Landing Park, “due to hillside instability and hazardous hillside conditions.” The... [Read more]

REMINDER: Donors needed for Blood Drive at City Hall on Thursday, July 19

REMINDER: Donors needed for Blood Drive at City Hall on Thursday, July 19

REMINDER: Donors are needed for a Blood Drive that will be held at Burien City Hall this Thursday, July 19. To learn more about donating platelets, click here. During summer, the community’s blood supply... [Read more]

LETTER: To city, regarding FAA: ‘Are we prepared? Have we done all that we can?’

LETTER: To city, regarding FAA: ‘Are we prepared? Have we done all that we can?’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor written by Walt Bala, a Burien resident and a retired airline pilot and also former inspector for the Federal Aviation Administration:] LAST... [Read more]

VIDEO: Larry Cripe of Quiet Skies Coalition holds press conference Monday

VIDEO: Larry Cripe of Quiet Skies Coalition holds press conference Monday

Larry Cripe, President of Burien’s Quiet Skies Coalition, held a press conference outside Burien City Hall on Monday, July 16, outlining his group’s complaints and action plan having to do... [Read more]

Quiet Skies plans to increase pressure on Alaska Airlines to slow aircraft noise

Quiet Skies plans to increase pressure on Alaska Airlines to slow aircraft noise

Burien’s Quiet Skies Coalition on Friday (July 13) announced that – as the city approaches the two-year anniversary of the FAA’s decision to turn airplanes over Burien – it will be putting... [Read more]

VIDEO: ‘The Briefing #9’ Port of Seattle public comment episode released

VIDEO: ‘The Briefing #9’ Port of Seattle public comment episode released

‘The Briefing Episode #9: By the Numbers’ – Steve Edmiston’s ongoing attempt to “take on the Port of Seattle, one public comment at a time” – has been released: This... [Read more]

HELP NEEDED: Theft of 3D printer at Burien school leaves student program flat

HELP NEEDED: Theft of 3D printer at Burien school leaves student program flat

Over Spring Break 2018, Big Picture Secondary School in Burien was broken into and a teacher’s personal 3D printer was stolen. Student projects using the printer came to an abrupt halt and could... [Read more]

City’s second Eagle Landing Park community meeting will be Thurs., July 19

City’s second Eagle Landing Park community meeting will be Thurs., July 19

The City of Burien announced that it will be holding another Community Meeting on Eagle Landing Park (and its failing stairs) on Thursday, July 19, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. in City Hall. This will be the city’s... [Read more]

King Conservation District holding two FREE upcoming workshop events

King Conservation District holding two FREE upcoming workshop events

The King Conservation District will be holding two FREE upcoming events relevant to Burien: Where the Water Begins WHO: Landowners living on the marine shoreline WHEN: Saturday, July 14, 9:00 AM –... [Read more]

VIDEO: Watch Public Comments from Port of Seattle’s SAMP meeting in Burien

VIDEO: Watch Public Comments from Port of Seattle’s SAMP meeting in Burien

On May 30, 2018, the Port of Seattle gave a presentation on its Sustainable Airport Master Plan (SAMP) to nearly 150 residents at the Burien Community Center. This was the Port’s first open house... [Read more]

Highline Amateur Radio Club’s Field Day Event is this weekend at Marvista Park

Highline Amateur Radio Club’s Field Day Event is this weekend at Marvista Park

The Highline Amateur Radio Club HARC is holding its annual ARRL sponsored Field Day in Marvista Park this Saturday, June 23, and Sunday, June 24. This is a FREE Event – learn how to “Get On The... [Read more]

Sustainable Airport Master Plan Open House is at South Seattle College Thurs.

Sustainable Airport Master Plan Open House is at South Seattle College Thurs.

The Port of Seattle will be holding its next Sustainable Airport Master Plan (SAMP) Open House and Presentation at South Seattle College this Thursday, June 14, from 4:30 – 7 p.m. This is one of two... [Read more]

Some Soap Box Derby science tips may help you win at Strawberry Days Saturday

Some Soap Box Derby science tips may help you win at Strawberry Days Saturday

By Joe Moldovan With the upcoming Soap Box Derby race quickly approaching – this Saturday, June 16 at Noon during Strawberry Days – I wanted to share some fun science facts for when you are building... [Read more]

Oil sheen discovered in Arrow Lake; City of Normandy Park takes blame

Oil sheen discovered in Arrow Lake; City of Normandy Park takes blame

From our sister site The Normandy Park Blog: An oil sheen was discovered on Arrow Lake in Normandy Park on Thursday, June 7, and after some investigation the source of the spill was found to have come... [Read more]

SoCoCulture and local Artist team up to document culturally significant trees

SoCoCulture and local Artist team up to document culturally significant trees

Artist Katherine Wimble Fox and the South King County Cultural Coalition (SoCoCulture) announced this week an open call to the public to contribute to the crowd-sourced, online, interactive Forest for... [Read more]

Learn about Native Plant & Wildlife Connections at Community Center Sat.

Learn about Native Plant & Wildlife Connections at Community Center Sat.

Learn about Native Plant & Wildlife Connections at the Burien Community Center this Saturday, June 9, from 1 – 4 p.m. Learn from three different speakers who will be sharing tips for creating wildlife... [Read more]

‘Yoga by the Sound’ at Environmental Science Center Saturday, June 23

‘Yoga by the Sound’ at Environmental Science Center Saturday, June 23

Come hear about the environmental stewardship ESC is doing in the community before relaxing and rewinding at the Environmental Science Center in Seahurst Park on Saturday, June 23. This event will run... [Read more]

REMINDER: Port’s Sustainable Airport Master Plan Open House is Wednesday

REMINDER: Port’s Sustainable Airport Master Plan Open House is Wednesday

REMINDER: An Open House and Presentation on the Port of Seattle’s Sustainable Airport Master Plan (SAMP) will be held at the Burien Community Center this WEDNESDAY, May 30, from 4:30 – 7 p.m. “The... [Read more]

VIDEO: City of Burien holds Community Meeting on Eagle Landing Park

VIDEO: City of Burien holds Community Meeting on Eagle Landing Park

On Thursday, May 17, the City of Burien held a Community Meeting about Eagle Landing Park at City Hall to discuss issues about the failed stairs, as well as listen to public comments. The meeting –... [Read more]

City Manager makes surprise appearance at Eagle Landing Park info seminar

City Manager makes surprise appearance at Eagle Landing Park info seminar

Story, Photos & Audio by Scott Schaefer On Wednesday night, May 16, around 30 residents – including a surprise appearance by Burien City Manager Brian Wilson – gathered in the back of Marlaina’s... [Read more]

Resident will unveil proposal to retrofit Eagle Landing Stairs at meeting tonight

Resident will unveil proposal to retrofit Eagle Landing Stairs at meeting tonight

Seahurst resident John White plans to present a retrofitting plan that would shore up the unstable piers of Eagle Landing Park’s stairs at tonight’s informational seminar, which starts at 7 p.m.... [Read more]