Science Section

Enjoy a ‘Seaside Soiree’ fundraiser for local students on Saturday, March 4

Enjoy a ‘Seaside Soiree’ fundraiser for local students on Saturday, March 4

Have a whale of a time during a (sea)star studded evening benefiting local students on Saturday, March 4, starting at 5 p.m. at the Normandy Park Cove. The evening will include a previous student speaker,... [Read more]

New Burien Airport Committee will hold meeting at Community Center Tuesday

New Burien Airport Committee will hold meeting at Community Center Tuesday

The new Burien Airport Committee will hold a Meeting for the purpose of discussing the attached agenda on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, at 6 p.m. in the Chelsea Room at the Burien Community Center, 14700... [Read more]

Learn about rain gardens & stormwater solutions at Community Center Jan. 25

Learn about rain gardens & stormwater solutions at Community Center Jan. 25

Are you interested in learning more about rain gardens and other #stormwater solutions for your home? Sign up at the Burien Community Center for the first class on Wednesday, Jan. 25. To register, call... [Read more]

Lawyer tells Quiet Skies that FAA ‘failed to comply’ with environmental rules

Lawyer tells Quiet Skies that FAA ‘failed to comply’ with environmental rules

The Federal Aviation Administration “failed to comply” with environmental rules when – without warning – it “began experimenting” with a new procedure that sends noisy prop-jet aircraft at low altitudes over Burien…

Donors needed for Blood Drive at Burien Community Center this Thursday

Donors needed for Blood Drive at Burien Community Center this Thursday

Donors are urgently needed for a Blood Drive at the Burien Community Center this Thursday, Jan. 19, from Noon – 6 p.m. Last Thursday, a 50-year old female suffered a massive bleed losing 20% of her... [Read more]

Bloodworks Northwest issues urgent appeal for healthy blood donors

Bloodworks Northwest issues urgent appeal for healthy blood donors

Bloodworks Northwest (formerly Puget Sound Blood Center) issued an urgent appeal for healthy donors on Tuesday, Jan. 17, as blood supplies remain at critical levels (less than one day supply) with the... [Read more]

VIDEOS: Ice skater on frozen Lake Burien Friday morning

VIDEOS: Ice skater on frozen Lake Burien Friday morning

Courtesy Daniel McTernan comes these videos shot Friday morning, Jan. 13, 2017, showing someone ice skating on a frozen Lake Burien: (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; ... [Read more]

Local high schools to compete in FIRST Robotics Competition starting in March

Local high schools to compete in FIRST Robotics Competition starting in March

As we kick-off the New Year, four of Highline Public Schools High Schools are in a major time crunch to design and build a functional and competitive robot in six Weeks. These robots will be used to... [Read more]

WEATHER: Lowland snow possible for region early Tuesday morning

WEATHER: Lowland snow possible for region early Tuesday morning

The National Weather Service says that lowland snow is possible early Tuesday morning (Jan. 10) for southern parts of western Washington, which may affect the morning commute. Specific to our region,... [Read more]

City of Burien hosting free ‘No Leaks’ event at Puget Sound Skills Center Jan. 12

City of Burien hosting free ‘No Leaks’ event at Puget Sound Skills Center Jan. 12

The City of Burien will be holding a FREE “No Leaks” event at Puget Sound Skills Center on Thursday, Jan. 12. The event will take place from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. as well as from 11:15 a.m.... [Read more]

PHOTOS: City snow plow truck ends up in ditch from New Year’s snow

PHOTOS: City snow plow truck ends up in ditch from New Year’s snow

On Sunday morning (Jan. 1, 2017) at around 10 a.m., a City of Burien snow plow truck slid into a ditch near the intersection of SW 130th Street and 8th Ave SW (map below). Between 3-6 inches of snow... [Read more]

Tree-caused power outage affects over 4,000 in Burien Sunday

Tree-caused power outage affects over 4,000 in Burien Sunday

UPDATE JAN. 1, 2017 1 p.m.: Looks like power has been restored to all but 865 customers, according to Seattle City Light: Crews have restored power to all but 865. Restoration time is still 4 pm. See... [Read more]

WEATHER: There’s a chance of SNOW tonight!

WEATHER: There’s a chance of SNOW tonight!

The National Weather Service has issued a ‘Winter Weather Advisory,’ warning residents that there’s a good chance of snow tonight (Friday, Dec. 23) for areas located at least 200 feet... [Read more]

After Hours Beach Walk will be Friday, Jan. 13 at Environmental Science Center

After Hours Beach Walk will be Friday, Jan. 13 at Environmental Science Center

Tide’s Out, Lights Out! Environmental Science Center naturalists will be on Seahurst Park Beach exploring alongside residents during an especially low tide at a FREE After Hours Beach Walk on Friday,... [Read more]

Highline High Robotics Program to be featured at Jan. 3 Film Office Happy Hour

Highline High Robotics Program to be featured at Jan. 3 Film Office Happy Hour

Photo provided by Zoe Burchard. Darin Gee (pictured above) will do a presentation about Highline High School’s FIRST Robotics Program at the next Burien Film Office Happy Hour, to be held on Tuesday,... [Read more]

PHOTO: Panoramic view of the Olympic Mountains as seen from Burien

PHOTO: Panoramic view of the Olympic Mountains as seen from Burien

Courtesy resident Elston Hill comes this great panoramic photo of the snow-topped Olympic Mountains, as seen from Burien at sunrise on Friday, Dec. 16 (click image to see larger version, or download the... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Amazing ‘Super Moon’ sets over Olympic Mountains

PHOTOS: Amazing ‘Super Moon’ sets over Olympic Mountains

Courtesy Normandy Park resident Michael Snyder (@guyinjeep16) comes these amazing photos of Tuesday night’s ‘Super Moon’ setting over the Olympic Mountains (click images to see larger... [Read more]

PHOTO: Did you see the last ‘Super Moon’ of 2016?

PHOTO: Did you see the last ‘Super Moon’ of 2016?

Resident Elston Hill shared this great photo of the last “Super Moon” of 2016, of which he says: “This is the last super moon of the year setting this morning at 7:00 a.m. over Vashon... [Read more]

Is it snowing yet? Here’s a convenient way to watch the flakes move in…

Is it snowing yet? Here’s a convenient way to watch the flakes move in…

As the second snow of 2016 slowly sneaks up from the south before dropping a few flakes on our area, the easiest way to watch for its progress is right here – from the comfort of your computer or... [Read more]

FREE 3-D Printing Workshop being held at Highline High on Monday, Dec. 12

FREE 3-D Printing Workshop being held at Highline High on Monday, Dec. 12

The FIRSTWA 4-H High Tekerz robotics team from Highline High School will be holding a FREE 3D printing workshop on Monday, Dec. 12 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Highline High School auto shop. This... [Read more]

Public Health of Seattle & King County issues warning about mumps outbreak

Public Health of Seattle & King County issues warning about mumps outbreak

Public Health of Seattle and King County issued a warning that an outbreak of mumps has developed in King County, mainly in the Auburn area, but the outbreak can easily spread to other schools and areas... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools working to promote Computer Science in big ways

Highline Public Schools working to promote Computer Science in big ways

At 6 out of 10 schools nationwide, students get no opportunity to take computer science, but in Highline Public Schools, students can take computer science across the district. And this week, during Computer... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: 33 ‘CSI:Highline’ Volunteers report latest salmon findings

FOLLOWUP: 33 ‘CSI:Highline’ Volunteers report latest salmon findings

A coho in spawning colors in the stream. Photo by Erik McDonald. Volunteers searching for spawning salmon in Miller Creek. Photo by Elissa Ostergaard. A volunteer measures a dead salmon as part of Community... [Read more]

WEATHER: More snow possible overnight; temps will drop below freezing

WEATHER: More snow possible overnight; temps will drop below freezing

Live Image from Three Tree Point (viewable during daytime only):  Click image to see larger version. The National Weather Service is warning residents that more snowfall is possible overnight, and... [Read more]