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REMINDER: Volunteers still needed for Friday work party at Miller Creek

REMINDER: Volunteers still needed for Friday work party at Miller Creek

Volunteers are still needed to sign up to join neighbors to help improve Miller Creek this Friday, June 26, for the first of three summer work parties! “Join your Miller-Walker Basin Steward, Elissa... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Scenes from Tuesday’s minus low tide at Burien’s Three Tree Point

PHOTOS: Scenes from Tuesday’s minus low tide at Burien’s Three Tree Point

This week we’ll experience some of the lowest tides of the year, and BTB Contributor Elston Hill took some great photos Tuesday morning (June 16) at Three Tree Point with his wife Jackline Hill and... [Read more]

Relay for Life of Highline raises over $34,000 at weekend fundraiser

Relay for Life of Highline raises over $34,000 at weekend fundraiser

Relay for Life of Highline raised over $34,000 for the American Cancer Society this last weekend at Highline Memorial Stadium. Here’s a video highlight reel courtesy Boulevard Park Place Retirement... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to help ‘re-green’ Miller Creek this summer

Volunteers needed to help ‘re-green’ Miller Creek this summer

Volunteers are needed to join Miller-Walker Basin Steward Elissa Ostergaard and other outdoor enthusiasts to help restore the forest around Miller Creek this summer. “We will continue work that... [Read more]

‘Local Treasure’ documentary on Seahurst Park restoration to screen this summer

‘Local Treasure’ documentary on Seahurst Park restoration to screen this summer

A new documentary about the Seahurst Park restoration – ‘Local Treasure’ – will premiere this summer at the Environmental Science Center, which overlooks the home of the largest seawall... [Read more]

Here are the summer programs going on at the Environmental Science Center

Here are the summer programs going on at the Environmental Science Center

SEAHURST SUMMER PROGRAMS Saturdays from 10:00am—12:00pm Space is limited so please register online All programs will occur at the Environmental Science Center in Seahurst Park located at the north... [Read more]

Normandy Park Police, Port of Seattle Bomb Squad respond to report of grenade

Normandy Park Police, Port of Seattle Bomb Squad respond to report of grenade

From our sister site The Normandy Park Blog: On Monday (June 1) at approximately 1:40 p.m., Normandy Park Police were called to check on an old grenade (pictured above) that was found in a residence... [Read more]

Sylvester Middle School needs Goats, and here’s how you can help!

Sylvester Middle School needs Goats, and here’s how you can help!

Sylvester Middle School needs Goats! That’s right…GOATS! To help women farmers in Africa, that is… A “We Create Change” fundraiser is in full gear at the school, and they have raised... [Read more]

City of Burien to launch ‘Slurry Seal’ pilot program for roads this summer

City of Burien to launch ‘Slurry Seal’ pilot program for roads this summer

This summer, the City of Burien will initiate a Slurry Seal Program to lengthen the life of its roads at a fraction of the cost of complete repaving. The project area will include portions of streets... [Read more]

Cool down at Lake Burien School Park’s ‘Sprayground’ on Saturday afternoon

Cool down at Lake Burien School Park’s ‘Sprayground’ on Saturday afternoon

The City of Burien will be turning on the sprinklers at Lake Burien School Park on Saturday, May 30, from 2 – 5 p.m. With a high around 74 predicted, this free activity could help cool everyone off... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Probable ‘Noctiluca’ algal bloom seen at Seahurst Park Beach

PHOTOS: Probable ‘Noctiluca’ algal bloom seen at Seahurst Park Beach

BTB Reader Elizabeth Ruth Dutton Butcher sent us these photos, which she took at Burien’s Seahurst Park beach on Thursday, May 28, showing what is most likely an active algal bloom caused by Noctiluca,... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to help restore Walker Preserve this Saturday, May 30

Volunteers needed to help restore Walker Preserve this Saturday, May 30

Volunteers are needed to join your Miller-Walker Basin Steward and other outdoor enthusiasts to help restore Walker Preserve this Saturday, May 30. “Clear the forest of invasive English ivy and... [Read more]

May may almost be over, but it’s still ‘Car Wash Awareness Month’

May may almost be over, but it’s still ‘Car Wash Awareness Month’

May may almost be over, but it’s still ‘Car Awash Awareness Month, according to the Puget Sound Car Wash Association. Here’s more info on why you should always get your car washed at... [Read more]

SeaTac United Math Academy celebrates with year-end ceremony

SeaTac United Math Academy celebrates with year-end ceremony

  SeaTac United, a non-profit group that promotes personal skills development and cooperative partnerships for local students, will celebrate the conclusion of its 2014-2015 math academy with... [Read more]

PHOTO: Thursday night sunset over Olympic mountains from Burien

PHOTO: Thursday night sunset over Olympic mountains from Burien

BTB Contributor Elston Hill sent us this great photo of Thursday night’s sunset over the Olympic mountains, taken from Burien (click image to see larger version):  Read More →

UPDATE: Here’s the latest news on Burien’s endangered, historic Cherry Tree

UPDATE: Here’s the latest news on Burien’s endangered, historic Cherry Tree

Over the past few weeks, a group that has been trying to save an historic Akebono Cherry Tree located at the corner of Ambaum Blvd. SW and SW 144th Street has met with three Burien City Councilmembers. The... [Read more]

Highline High Teacher will shave her hair to celebrate student’s cancer battle

Highline High Teacher will shave her hair to celebrate student’s cancer battle

Faith Jackson, who is now cancer-free. Jasmine Kettler, who will soon shave her head bald. Highline High School Teacher Jasmine Kettler (pictured above) will be shaving her head bald to celebrate her student’s... [Read more]

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Return of the Thunderstorms!

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Return of the Thunderstorms!

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Return of the Thunderstorms on Cinco de Mayo! What to Expect May 5, 2015: It’s... [Read more]

INTERN’S VIEW: Bees are buzzing at Boulevard Park Place Retirement Living

INTERN’S VIEW: Bees are buzzing at Boulevard Park Place Retirement Living

Story & Photos by Sterling Paris South King Media Intern Today I went a little bit out of my comfort zone, traveling to Boulevard Park Place Active Retirement Living, located at 2805 S. 125th Street. Getting... [Read more]

Homeless encampments, discarded drug trash causes SeaTac Council dispute

Homeless encampments, discarded drug trash causes SeaTac Council dispute

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: In the south end of North SeaTac Park, near one of the last bogs around – Tub Lake – are several homeless encampments and a tremendous amount of garbage. When... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: Volunteers needed May 30 to help Miller and Walker Creeks

SAVE THE DATE: Volunteers needed May 30 to help Miller and Walker Creeks

SAVE THE DATE: Volunteers are needed to help beautify Miller and Walker Creeks on Saturday, May 30 from 9:30 a.m. – Noon. Walker Preserve is looking beautiful – the wildflowers are blooming, the trees... [Read more]

‘Exploratory’ roadway work may cause traffic slowdowns in Burien Thursday

‘Exploratory’ roadway work may cause traffic slowdowns in Burien Thursday

The City of Burien announced that ‘exploratory’ roadwork will take place at four different areas near Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood this Thursday, April 30. “There are... [Read more]

Cleanup plan revised for Sea-Tac Airport sites in Burien and SeaTac

Cleanup plan revised for Sea-Tac Airport sites in Burien and SeaTac

The Port of Seattle announced on Wednesday (April 29) that it would remove or contain contaminated soil and sediment on its property at the former Lora Lake Apartments in Burien and nearby at Sea-Tac... [Read more]

Sylvester Middle School Special Needs student shares her ‘WE Day’ experience

Sylvester Middle School Special Needs student shares her ‘WE Day’ experience

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following was written by Sylvester Middle School Special Needs student Cassidy Huff, 12. In January, she raised money to purchase iPads for her fellow students (read our previous... [Read more]

Recycling Event & Rain/Worm/Compost Barrel Sale will be Saturday, May 16

Recycling Event & Rain/Worm/Compost Barrel Sale will be Saturday, May 16

A Recycling Collection Event will be held on Saturday, May 16 at the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Center, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Residents can bring…see details here (PDF file): Tires... [Read more]

Southbound SR 509 in Burien to close for 4 nights starting Wednesday, April 22

Southbound SR 509 in Burien to close for 4 nights starting Wednesday, April 22

The Washington State Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that drivers heading to Burien or Sea-Tac Airport should prepare for up to four full closures of southbound SR 509 over the next seven... [Read more]

PHOTO: Amazing red Sunset – due to Siberian forest fires – as seen from Burien

PHOTO: Amazing red Sunset – due to Siberian forest fires – as seen from Burien

On Saturday night (April 18), BTB Contributor Elston Hill took this amazing photo of the sunset (click image to see larger version): “I could not figure out why the sun was so red,” he said.... [Read more]

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Drought explanation and El Niño outlook

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Drought explanation and El Niño outlook

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Last week I wrote an article about diminishing water concerns. In less than... [Read more]