Science Section

PHOTOS: Huge car-carrying ship, double rainbow spotted off Three Tree Point

PHOTOS: Huge car-carrying ship, double rainbow spotted off Three Tree Point

It was a very scenic weekend in Burien, with plenty of showers, squalls and sun breaks – as well as some great photos – the first a pic of a huge car-carrying cargo ship called ‘The Grand Eagle,’... [Read more]

PHOTOS: The full Moon sets, as seen from Burien

PHOTOS: The full Moon sets, as seen from Burien

Resident Elston Hill photographed a recent full Moon from Burien as it set over our western neighbors of Vashon and the Olympic peninsula (click images to see larger versions):  Read More →

Public Health – Seattle & King County closes Bombay Grill for safety violations

Public Health – Seattle & King County closes Bombay Grill for safety violations

Public Health – Seattle & King County closed Bombay Grill, located at 11051 1st Ave South, on Monday, March 21, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. due to the following food safety violations: Inadequate facilities... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Some awesome Bald Eagles hover over Burien

PHOTOS: Some awesome Bald Eagles hover over Burien

When he’s not looking down at beautiful flowers, or out at Puget Sound as ships pass by, sometimes resident Elston Hill looks up. In this case, he looked up and saw some awesome Bald Eagles he photographed... [Read more]

Major windstorm knocks out power for over 4,100 in Burien Sunday

Major windstorm knocks out power for over 4,100 in Burien Sunday

Sunday’s huge windstorm has knocked out power to over 4,100 homes and businesses in Burien. Seattle City Light said that the cause(s) are downed trees, and the estimated restoration time is 7:16... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: Everything you need to know about Sunday’s big windstorm

WEATHER GEEK: Everything you need to know about Sunday’s big windstorm

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Hey folks, this is going to be a fairly straightforward article about what to... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Flowers are blooming in Burien

PHOTOS: Flowers are blooming in Burien

Resident Elston Hill was out and about before the big storm(s), and took some great photos of flowers and plant life he found while walking around the neighborhood. “Spring is definitely coming to... [Read more]

REMINDER: Community Salmon Investigation findings presented Thursday

REMINDER: Community Salmon Investigation findings presented Thursday

REMINDER: The Community Salmon Investigation (CSI) findings will be presented on Thursday, March 10, at the Burien Community Center, from 6 – 7:45 p.m. WHAT: Investigations for the fall 2015 salmon runs... [Read more]

UPDATE: Man beaten in Burien Feb. 23 improving; online fundraiser continues

UPDATE: Man beaten in Burien Feb. 23 improving; online fundraiser continues

Jaron Bidwell, who lives in the Alturas at Burien (formerly The Heights) apartment complex and was attacked and beaten on Feb. 23 near the AM/PM Mini Market on Ambaum Blvd. SW and SW 136th Street, is... [Read more]

City of Burien holding Blood Drive at Community Center on Thursday, March 3

City of Burien holding Blood Drive at Community Center on Thursday, March 3

The City of Burien will be holding a Blood Drive this Thursday, March 3, in the Hilltop Room of the Burien Community Center from Noon – 5 p.m. This is a walk-in blood drive, open to all humans who happen... [Read more]

Community Salmon Investigation’s 2015 findings will be presented Mar. 7 & 10

Community Salmon Investigation’s 2015 findings will be presented Mar. 7 & 10

Community Salmon Investigation – CSI’s 2015 Findings will be presented on Monday, March 7, as well as on Thursday, March 10. Investigations for the fall 2015 salmon runs in Miller and Walker... [Read more]

Environmental Science Center’s Spring Fundraiser will be Saturday, March 5

Environmental Science Center’s Spring Fundraiser will be Saturday, March 5

Burien’s Environmental Science Center (ESC) will be holding its annual Spring Fundraiser on Saturday, March 5. Held at the Normandy Park Cove, ESC’s Spring Fundraiser Celebration will include... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Spring is starting to spring in Burien

PHOTOS: Spring is starting to spring in Burien

While the official first day of Spring won’t be until March 20 (at 9:30 a.m. Pacific time), evidence that the Groundhog was correct abound, as seen in these great photos – showing that Spring is... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to share their love for Puget Sound as Beach Naturalists

Volunteers needed to share their love for Puget Sound as Beach Naturalists

Volunteers are needed to share their love for Puget Sound as Beach Naturalists: As a Beach Naturalist, you’ll learn more about Puget Sound beaches and their inhabitants, and you’ll be trained to help... [Read more]

Volunteers needed this Saturday to help restore Miller & Walker Creeks

Volunteers needed this Saturday to help restore Miller & Walker Creeks

Volunteers are needed this Saturday, Feb. 6, from 9:30 a.m. – Noon, to help restore Miller and Walker Creeks. “We need at least 8 people to sign up for this event, or it will be cancelled,”... [Read more]

Robotics competition makes Science & Math fun for Boys & Girls Club members

Robotics competition makes Science & Math fun for Boys & Girls Club members

What do Skunks, ducks and robots have in common? They all make science, technology, engineering, and math fun! Members of Skunk Works, Aviation High School’s robotics team, have designed a robotics... [Read more]

Great International Backyard Bird Count & Burien Birdfest coming Feb. 12-15

Great International Backyard Bird Count & Burien Birdfest coming Feb. 12-15

The Great International Backyard Bird Count for 2016 and the Burien Birdfest will be Feb. 12-15, and Burien-area volunteers are needed! What began in 1998 with just 500 participants has grown into an... [Read more]

Oh, the stories the sea could tell (especially about antlers at Three Tree Point)

Oh, the stories the sea could tell (especially about antlers at Three Tree Point)

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following story is by Pieter Booth, who scuba dives at Burien’s Three Tree Point. Pieter wrote this story as a response to one we posted in Dec. 2014 showing antlers that... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to help restore Walker Preserve this Saturday, Jan. 9

Volunteers needed to help restore Walker Preserve this Saturday, Jan. 9

Please volunteer at Walker Preserve to restore the forest this Saturday, Jan. 9, at 9:30 a.m. And please sign up – a few more volunteers are needed, or the event will be CANCELLED. WHEN:  Saturday,... [Read more]

REMINDER: Next Moonlight Beach Walk is this Saturday night at Seahurst Beach

REMINDER: Next Moonlight Beach Walk is this Saturday night at Seahurst Beach

Burien’s Environmental Science Center Moonlight Beach Walk series continues this month, with the next one set for this coming Saturday night, Jan. 9, starting at 8 p.m. The event is free and family... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Olympic Mountains before Sunrise Wednesday morning

PHOTOS: Olympic Mountains before Sunrise Wednesday morning

Resident Elston Hill was up bright and early Wednesday morning (Dec. 30), capturing these spectacular photos of the Olympic Mountains reflecting the Sunrise (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):  Read More →

Ring in 2016 by diving into the Three Tree Point Polar Bear Plunge on Friday

Ring in 2016 by diving into the Three Tree Point Polar Bear Plunge on Friday

Folks will be ringing in 2016 this Friday, Jan. 1, at the annual Polar Bear Plunge, starting at Noon from the beach in the 3400 block of 172nd SW Street (map below) in Burien’s Three Tree Point... [Read more]

PHOTO: A rare, full Christmas Moon shines down on Burien

PHOTO: A rare, full Christmas Moon shines down on Burien

Resident Elston Hill sent us this great photo of the rare, full Christmas Moon over Burien (click image to see larger version): Elston adds: I was excited in anticipation of a full Moon for Christmas,... [Read more]