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Meet ‘Valentino,’ a Beaver rescued at Three Tree Point on Valentine’s Day

Meet ‘Valentino,’ a Beaver rescued at Three Tree Point on Valentine’s Day

Story & Photos by Maureen Hoffmann Meet “Valentino” the Beaver… One local resident quipped, “It takes a village to heal a beaver.” For several hours on Valentine’s Day afternoon, nearby... [Read more]

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Winter? What Winter?

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Winter? What Winter?

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek There seems to be nothing Winter-like about this Winter! I suppose we’ve... [Read more]

Several students at Southern Heights Elementary School may have norovirus

Several students at Southern Heights Elementary School may have norovirus

Up to 50 students at Southern Heights Elementary School (located at 11249 14th Ave S.) may have been infected with norovirus, a flu-like illness most frequently associated with cruise ships and enclosed,... [Read more]

Lineup announced for ‘Burien Birdfest’ at Page 2 Books this Saturday, Feb. 14

Lineup announced for ‘Burien Birdfest’ at Page 2 Books this Saturday, Feb. 14

The ‘Burien Birdfest’ – set for this Saturday, Feb. 14 at Page 2 Books – will have 3 writers, artists and presenters this year: 11am to 12pm: Judy Lane, local artist and photographer.... [Read more]

‘CSI Highline’ salmon count results will be presented March 5 & March 11

‘CSI Highline’ salmon count results will be presented March 5 & March 11

Results from the 2014 ‘CSI Highline’ salmon count and survey will be presented on Thursday, March 5, and again on Wednesday, March 11. Please mark your calendars for: Highlights from 2014 CSI: ... [Read more]

Volunteers needed as ‘Beach Naturalists’ to help at local beaches this summer

Volunteers needed as ‘Beach Naturalists’ to help at local beaches this summer

Beach Volunteers are needed to help out at local beaches for the Seattle Aquarium Beach Naturalist this summer, and training begins March 10. Why do barnacles stand on their heads? What do sea stars like... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Advertiser Boulevard Park Place holding ‘Life Line Screening’ on Friday, Feb. 27

Advertiser Boulevard Park Place holding ‘Life Line Screening’ on Friday, Feb. 27

Advertiser Boulevard Park Place Retirement Community is offering ‘Life Line Screening’ on Friday, Feb. 27: FEBRUARY IS NATIONAL HEART MONTH! Do you have high cholesterol or high blood pressure? Have... [Read more]

Blood Drive will be at St. Francis of Assisi on Monday, Feb. 9

Blood Drive will be at St. Francis of Assisi on Monday, Feb. 9

A Blood Drive will be held at St. Francis of Assisi on Monday, Feb. 9, from 12:30 – 6:30 p.m., and donors are needed. Walk-in donors are welcome around scheduled appointments. WHAT: Blood Drive! WHERE: St.... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for Walker Preserve Restoration Work Party on Feb. 7

Volunteers needed for Walker Preserve Restoration Work Party on Feb. 7

Volunteers are needed for a Walker Preserve Restoration Work Party on Saturday, Feb. 7, from 9:30 a.m. – Noon. “Please join me and your neighbors to continue the work that has been done at Walker... [Read more]

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Super Bowl Weekend and Beyond

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Super Bowl Weekend and Beyond

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Happy Friday evening everyone! Thick fog is blanketing the region right now,... [Read more]

QUIZ: Do you really know what a Sea Hawk is?

QUIZ: Do you really know what a Sea Hawk is?

The 18th annual ‘Great Backyard Bird Count’ will be from Feb. 13-16 – with a ‘Burien Birdfest’ on Feb. 14 – and all are invited to join in by counting birds. To get you in... [Read more]

Some upset about Cherry Tree removal due to City Light substation cleanup

Some upset about Cherry Tree removal due to City Light substation cleanup

  Story & Photos by Scott Schaefer Some Burien residents are upset that an ornamental Cherry Tree located at the corner of Ambaum Blvd. SW and SW 144th Street will be removed soon, due... [Read more]

Lots of great events coming up at Burien’s Environmental Science Center

Lots of great events coming up at Burien’s Environmental Science Center

Burien’s Environmental Science Center has a lot of great events planned for the month of February: Seahurst Beach Clean Up “Creating a cleaner habitat for salmon” Friday, Feb 20th • 12:00... [Read more]

Sponsored Post CHI Franciscan Health expanding Virtual Urgent Care to Highline Medical Center

CHI Franciscan Health expanding Virtual Urgent Care to Highline Medical Center

Advertiser CHI Franciscan Health is expanding its Virtual Urgent Care to serve patients in the service areas of Burien’s Highline Medical Center as well as Bremerton’s Harrison Medical Center. For... [Read more]

Kennedy Catholic High announces new technology education partnership

Kennedy Catholic High announces new technology education partnership

Kennedy Catholic High School announced this week a new technology education partnership with Seattle App Academy. Seattle App Academy will deliver computer science and programming classes to Kennedy students... [Read more]

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Unusually warm and dry weekend ahead

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Unusually warm and dry weekend ahead

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Hey there! We’re going to start going through some fairly dramatic weather... [Read more]

Man suffers serious burns after propane tank explodes in Burien Tuesday night

Man suffers serious burns after propane tank explodes in Burien Tuesday night

A propane explosion in Burien Tuesday night (Jan. 20) around 5:45 p.m. sent a man to the hospital with burns over 40-50 percent of his body, according to Bill Harm from the Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department. Harm... [Read more]

Learn/talk about a ‘Burien Foodshed’ at Pit Stop Bottle Shop on Tuesday, Jan. 27

Learn/talk about a ‘Burien Foodshed’ at Pit Stop Bottle Shop on Tuesday, Jan. 27

If you’ve ever wondered “How is our food grown?” or “Can we grow more food locally? or even “Can food help build Burien community and economy?” then this ‘Burien Foodshed Conversation’... [Read more]

‘Great Backyard Bird Count’ will be Feb. 13-16; ‘Burien Birdfest’ will be Feb. 14

‘Great Backyard Bird Count’ will be Feb. 13-16; ‘Burien Birdfest’ will be Feb. 14

The 18th annual ‘Great Backyard Bird Count’ will be from Feb. 13-16, and all are invited to join in by counting birds. “Counting birds is a fun, free, family-friendly way to discover... [Read more]

Focus group for women between 40-65 at Matt Griffin YMCA on Tues., Jan. 27

Focus group for women between 40-65 at Matt Griffin YMCA on Tues., Jan. 27

A focus group for women between 40-65 will be held at Matt Griffin YMCA on Tuesday, Jan. 27, and here are the details: Are you a woman between the ages of 40 – 65? We want to HEAR FROM YOU! Organizers are... [Read more]

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: It’s going to be a stormy weekend

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: It’s going to be a stormy weekend

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Good Weekend everyone! Mother nature sure must hate weekends, because we’re... [Read more]

Special needs student at Sylvester raises money and buys new iPads for others

Special needs student at Sylvester raises money and buys new iPads for others

12-year-old Cassidy Huff was at home recovering from her 33rd spinal surgery when she decided to organize a fundraiser for the special education classmates she tutors at Sylvester Middle School in Burien. In... [Read more]

SLIDESHOW: Last passenger MD-11 stops at Sea-Tac en route to final destination

SLIDESHOW: Last passenger MD-11 stops at Sea-Tac en route to final destination

The last existing McDonnell-Douglas MD-11 passenger aircraft – owned by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines – landed at Sea-Tac Airport on the foggy morning of Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, then departed for its final... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Amazing clouds make for another beautiful sunset view from Burien

PHOTOS: Amazing clouds make for another beautiful sunset view from Burien

Seems like everyday lately, someone asks “did you see the sunset tonight?” Well, Jim Branson not only saw it – he photographed it – showing some amazing and gorgeous cloud formations... [Read more]

VIDEO: Time-lapse of New Year’s Day on Puget Sound as seen from Burien

VIDEO: Time-lapse of New Year’s Day on Puget Sound as seen from Burien

Susan Plecko shot this great time-lapse video from her home in Burien, showing – from sunrise to sunset – the “living” Puget Sound on New Year’s Day 2015. See if you can spot the... [Read more]

Burn Ban lifted

Burn Ban lifted

Effective immediately, all burn bans are being lifted in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties, as well as Darrington. With the help of rain and wind, air pollution levels everywhere dropped to GOOD or... [Read more]

Stage 1 Burn Ban called for King County

Stage 1 Burn Ban called for King County

Due to stagnant weather conditions and rising air pollution, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency is calling a Stage 1 Burn Ban in King County, elevating Pierce and Snohomish counties to Stage 2 Burn Bans,... [Read more]

City of Burien on Eagle Landing Park: ‘unlikely that the stairs will reopen soon’

City of Burien on Eagle Landing Park: ‘unlikely that the stairs will reopen soon’

The City of Burien on Tuesday (Dec. 30) made the following announcement about Eagle Landing Park – closed on Dec. 12, and as we reported on Monday getting much worse: “It is unlikely that the... [Read more]