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Another power outage hits – this time in Burien’s Seahurst neighborhood

Another power outage hits – this time in Burien’s Seahurst neighborhood

Seattle City Light is reporting that an “equipment failure” has caused a power outage near Seahurst Park in Burien Thursday afternoon (Feb. 20), affecting some 148 homes. Seattle City Light... [Read more]

Drug treatment van to remain on Ambaum Blvd. SW at SW 134th

Drug treatment van to remain on Ambaum Blvd. SW at SW 134th

by Jack Mayne That van than many noticed and wondered what it was doing parked on Ambaum Blvd. SW near SW 134th weekday mornings is a place where people with opioid drug dependence must visit six days... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools offering free Early Childhood Developmental Screenings

Highline Public Schools offering free Early Childhood Developmental Screenings

Highline Public Schools is providing free screenings to children ages 3-5 to identify delays and disabilities. Screenings allow families to connect to early intervention services. Areas of concern include... [Read more]

WEATHER: Watch residents’ live-stream Weather station of tonight’s storm

WEATHER: Watch residents’ live-stream Weather station of tonight’s storm

As he’s done for us three times before, Burien photographer and weather enthusiast Chris Scragg is live-streaming tonight’s weather – predicted to be rainy and windy – and which you can watch below from the comfort of your computer…

PHOTOS: Snow scenes in Burien; please share yours with our Readers!

PHOTOS: Snow scenes in Burien; please share yours with our Readers!

Have you enjoyed the snow in Burien yet? Well we have, and we’re asking our Readers to email their best pics in! Here are some scenes from Sunday morning…

WEATHER: Snow hits Burien

WEATHER: Snow hits Burien

The National Weather Service says that a system moving up from the south will provide a 70% chance of snow Saturday night (Feb. 8), with a total accumulation of less than half an inch possible…

Why is the new Fire Station still unoccupied? Fire Chief gives us answers

Why is the new Fire Station still unoccupied? Fire Chief gives us answers

Recently, many Readers have been inquiring about why the newly-constructed Burien/Normandy Park Fire Station #28, located at 900 SW 146th Street, sits empty a year after being completed…

Cultural Artifacts found during Seahurst Park Beach restoration

Cultural Artifacts found during Seahurst Park Beach restoration

As workers were doing demolition during the Seahurst Park Beach restoration recently, they discovered cultural artifacts called “Shell Middens” along the shoreline…

WEATHER: Cold air mass will lower temps ~20 degrees below normal

WEATHER: Cold air mass will lower temps ~20 degrees below normal

The National Weather Service issued a Special Weather Statement warning of a cold air mass that will drop temps down 10 – 20 degrees below normal…

Go Ospreys! The free ‘Burien Birdfest’ will fly into town Saturday, Feb. 15

Go Ospreys! The free ‘Burien Birdfest’ will fly into town Saturday, Feb. 15

The free ‘Burien Birdfest’ will be flying into the Dottie Harper building from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, and all are invited…

WEATHER: Colder temps, + ‘S’ word mentioned in forecast for Sunday night

WEATHER: Colder temps, + ‘S’ word mentioned in forecast for Sunday night

The National Weather Service on Friday issued a ‘Special Weather Statement‘ warning of a chance of Snow showers Sunday night into Monday morning, with less than a half inch accumulation possible. But... [Read more]

Home soil testing being offered for Tacoma Smelter Plume pollution in area

Home soil testing being offered for Tacoma Smelter Plume pollution in area

The Department of Ecology is working with Public Health – Seattle & King County to re-launch the Dirt Alert Program in South King County, and is offering free soil testing to local residents…

Volunteers needed to restore Walker Preserve on Saturday, Feb. 8

Volunteers needed to restore Walker Preserve on Saturday, Feb. 8

Volunteers are needed to help restore Walker Preserve on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 9 a.m. – Noon., and this event will be cancelled if less than eight people sign up by Thursday, Feb. 6. “No experience... [Read more]

REMINDER: City holding Blood Drive this Thursday at City Hall

REMINDER: City holding Blood Drive this Thursday at City Hall

REMINDER: The City of Burien will be hosting a Blood Drive at City Hall this Thursday, Jan. 23, and humans with blood are needed…

UPDATE: All seawall debris has been removed from Seahurst Park

UPDATE: All seawall debris has been removed from Seahurst Park

The folks at Burien Parks are reporting that all of the seawall to be removed for the restoration at Seahurst Park has now been taken away from the site by barge. Work appears to be on track to be completed... [Read more]

WEATHER: Watch this weekend’s storm from the comfort of your computer

WEATHER: Watch this weekend’s storm from the comfort of your computer

As he’s done for us twice before, Burien photographer and weather enthusiast Chris Scragg is live-streaming this weekend’s wild weather – predicted to be very rainy and windy – and which... [Read more]

UPDATE: Walker Preserve work party CANCELLED for this Saturday

UPDATE: Walker Preserve work party CANCELLED for this Saturday

UPDATE: “This Saturday’s ivy pull is cancelled due to stormy weather,” said Elissa Ostergaard. “We had 5 people sign up – please help spread the word for next month’s volunteer... [Read more]

City of Burien holding Blood Drive on Thursday, Jan. 23

City of Burien holding Blood Drive on Thursday, Jan. 23

The City of Burien will be holding a Blood Drive from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at City Hall on Thursday, Jan. 23. Here are the details: WHERE: City of Burien Multi Purpose Room, 1st Floor (400 SW 152nd St. Burien... [Read more]

LETTER: Normandy Park Councilmember’s note to Ecology about Miller Creek

LETTER: Normandy Park Councilmember’s note to Ecology about Miller Creek

[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:] Dear David South, Thank you for your help in... [Read more]

Start your new year with a ‘Walk-n-Talk with a Doc’ on Sunday, Jan. 5

Start your new year with a ‘Walk-n-Talk with a Doc’ on Sunday, Jan. 5

Our friends at WABI Burien will be kicking off 2014 with a ‘Walk-n-Talk with a Doc’ starting at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 5. Here’s their full announcement: After a season full of holiday... [Read more]

UPDATE: Stage 1 burn ban lifted for King, Pierce and Snohomish counties

UPDATE: Stage 1 burn ban lifted for King, Pierce and Snohomish counties

UPDATE 12/26/13 12:55 p.m.: The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency lifted the Stage 1 air quality burn bans for King, Pierce and Snohomish counties as of 11 a.m., so you can light that Yule Log back up “The... [Read more]

WEATHER: Check out snow totals & road conditions via these Webcams

WEATHER: Check out snow totals & road conditions via these Webcams

A little bit of white stuff came and is now melting, leaving most roads clear – check out the latest conditions via these Webcams: Wag the Dog Dogcam #2: And here’s the latest 7-day forecast: Today:... [Read more]

WEATHER UPDATE: ‘Winter Storm Watch’ issued; 1-5″ of snow expected

WEATHER UPDATE: ‘Winter Storm Watch’ issued; 1-5″ of snow expected

The National Weather Service issued an updated, ALL CAPS “Winter Storm Watch” Thursday morning (Dec. 19), warning of 1 to 5-inches of snow starting Thursday evening. So…Friday will likely... [Read more]

WEATHER: ‘Snow likely’ to start Thursday night

WEATHER: ‘Snow likely’ to start Thursday night

The National Weather Service is predicting that snow is “likely” starting Thursday night, Dec. 19, with accumulation of “less than one inch possible.” Sadly though, it will likely... [Read more]

Comment time extended another month for proposed cleanup at Lora Lake sites

Comment time extended another month for proposed cleanup at Lora Lake sites

The Washington State Department of Ecology announced Thursday (Dec. 12) that it is extending the period for public comments at the former Lora Lake Apartments for another month, accepting feedback until... [Read more]

WEATHER: ‘Light snow’ expected tonight, turning to rain/snow mix Tues.

WEATHER: ‘Light snow’ expected tonight, turning to rain/snow mix Tues.

The National Weather Service issued a ‘Winter Weather Advisory‘ Monday afternoon (Dec. 9), warning of snow in the forecast until Noon Tuesday, Dec. 10. “Light snow will fall over most... [Read more]