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Waskowitz Big Tree Contest winner announced

Waskowitz Big Tree Contest winner announced

Marie O’Kelley stands by one of the winning Waskowitz trees that she and her brother planted in the 1960s. A tree planted by Mikeal Roose in 1962 was the winner in the Waskowitz Big Tree contest. The... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: Are you ready for some low temperatures?

WEATHER GEEK: Are you ready for some low temperatures?

Press “Play” button to hear live weather info. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Check out the eight day forecast above and you’ll notice that the blue temperature bars drop... [Read more]

PHOTOS: More amazing sunset photos taken in Burien Saturday night

PHOTOS: More amazing sunset photos taken in Burien Saturday night

New residents and BTB Readers Cindi and Ben Brinson sent us these great photos of another amazing sunset, taken Saturday night, Nov. 8 (click images to see larger versions): Here’s what Cindi told... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Another glorious sunset seen from Burien

PHOTOS: Another glorious sunset seen from Burien

BTB Reader Jim Branson sent us these pics showing another glorious sunset, taken from Burien on Thursday, Nov. 6 (click images to see larger versions): If you’ve got a cool photo or video taken... [Read more]

First Boeing 787 Dreamliner exhibit opens this weekend at Museum of Flight

First Boeing 787 Dreamliner exhibit opens this weekend at Museum of Flight

This weekend the Museum of Flight, located at the southwest corner of Boeing Field, will become the first museum in the world to add a Boeing 787 Dreamliner to its collection. The Boeing Company will... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Large container ship makes abrupt U-turn off Burien, blows fog horn

PHOTOS: Large container ship makes abrupt U-turn off Burien, blows fog horn

If you heard the sounds of a mysterious fog horn blaring early Thursday afternoon (like we did in Olde Burien), BTB Reader Elston Hill has an explanation: “The ship Hyundai Force was going south... [Read more]

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Moderate winds expected Thursday

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Moderate winds expected Thursday

Press “Play” button to hear live weather info. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek UPDATE 6:30 a.m.: A low pressure cyclone is set to landfall on southern Vancouver Island this... [Read more]

Innovative STEM Initiative Launches in Highline Elementary Schools

Innovative STEM Initiative Launches in Highline Elementary Schools

Partnering with the Washington Informal Science Education (WISE) Consortium, Highline Public Schools is piloting an innovative program that aims to advance science and engineering learning, interest, and... [Read more]

Around 3,350 affected by power outage in SeaTac/Tukwila area Sunday morning

Around 3,350 affected by power outage in SeaTac/Tukwila area Sunday morning

An underground equipment failure is believed to be the cause of a power outage that affected around 3,350 City Light customers in the S. Seattle, Tukwila, Seatac area Sunday morning (Nov. 2). The initial... [Read more]

Learn about whales, beaches at upcoming Environmental Science Center events

Learn about whales, beaches at upcoming Environmental Science Center events

Burien’s Environmental Science Center has the following events coming up: Wednesday, Nov 5th (6:30-8:00 PM) — Talk: “Endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales: 10 Years of Research... [Read more]

Miller-Walker Basin Stormwater Retrofit Public Meeting will be Tuesday, Nov. 4

Miller-Walker Basin Stormwater Retrofit Public Meeting will be Tuesday, Nov. 4

A public meeting on the Miller-Walker Basin Stormwater Retrofit will be held Tuesday, Nov. 4 at the Burien Community Center. “The Miller Walker Basin Partners (the cities of Burien, Normandy Park... [Read more]

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Get ‘Little Black Dress’ ready with specials at Advertiser Larson Medical Aesthetics

No Time to Waste For Holiday Results! Advertiser Larson Medical Aesthetics is offering amazing specials on their most popular treatments such as Botox, Artefill and more to get your “glam on”... [Read more]

Powerful windstorm knocks out power to thousands Saturday night

Powerful windstorm knocks out power to thousands Saturday night

Our Puget Sound Weather Geek clocked a gust of 65MPH at his weather station above Three Tree Point Saturday night. With gusts reaching as high as 65MPH and sustained winds around 50MPH*, a massive, powerful... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: Batten down your Halloween stuff, it’s going to be windy!

WEATHER GEEK: Batten down your Halloween stuff, it’s going to be windy!

Press “Play” button to hear live weather info. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek UPDATE 10/25/14 12:45pm: The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for winds... [Read more]

VIDEO: Time-lapse of Tuesday’s storm as seen from Seahurst

VIDEO: Time-lapse of Tuesday’s storm as seen from Seahurst

Burien resident Chris Rimple shot a time-lapse video on Tuesday, Oct. 21, showing a storm system moving through the region. “Here’s a time lapse of yesterday’s storm, from 9:30 a.m. to sunset,”... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Young Coyote spotted in Gregory Heights Tuesday morning

PHOTOS: Young Coyote spotted in Gregory Heights Tuesday morning

This young coyote was spotted and photographed by two residents – BTB Reader Kathleen Hardee and Publisher Scott Schaefer – in Gregory Heights Tuesday morning, Oct. 21 (click images to see larger versions/slideshow): As... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: Autumn is about to kick into full-swing this week

WEATHER GEEK: Autumn is about to kick into full-swing this week

Press “Play” button to hear live weather info. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek We can thank a small ridge of high pressure for the awesomely comfortable weekend in the middle... [Read more]

Blood Drive being held at Serenza Salon on Wednesday, Oct. 22

Blood Drive being held at Serenza Salon on Wednesday, Oct. 22

A Blood Drive for Puget Sound Blood Center will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 22 from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. in the parking lot of Serenza Salon, located at 120 SW 160th Street in Burien. To make an appointment,... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for Walker Preserve Restoration this Saturday, Oct. 18

Volunteers needed for Walker Preserve Restoration this Saturday, Oct. 18

Volunteers are needed for a Walker Preserve Restoration work party this Saturday, Oct. 18 from 9:30 a.m. – Noon. Here are the details: Walker Preserve Restoration The second fall volunteer forest restoration... [Read more]

Concerns over artifical turf cause Kennedy to modify new sports field materials

Concerns over artifical turf cause Kennedy to modify new sports field materials

After an NBC News report alleged that black rubber “dots” used in artificial sports fields might be causing cancer, Burien’s Kennedy Catholic High School on Monday announced that it will... [Read more]

City of Burien to participate in earthquake drill Thursday morning, Oct. 16

City of Burien to participate in earthquake drill Thursday morning, Oct. 16

The City of Burien will participate in an earthquake drill at 10:16 this Thursday, Oct. 16. “An instructional audio clip will be played over the public announcement system,” reads an announcement.... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: Scattered Thunderstorms and…a Tornado?!!

WEATHER GEEK: Scattered Thunderstorms and…a Tornado?!!

Press “Play” button to hear live weather info. It’s been a very active morning/early afternoon weather wise! Saturday morning (Oct. 11), a low pressure system ushered in a very... [Read more]

Donors needed for Blood Drive at St. Francis of Assisi Monday, Oct. 13

Donors needed for Blood Drive at St. Francis of Assisi Monday, Oct. 13

A Blood Drive is set from Noon – 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 13 at St. Francis of Assisi, located at 15236 21st Ave SW. “Currently we have 7 donors scheduled but hope to find 25 donors to attend,”... [Read more]

Public meetings on Miller/Walker Creek Stormwater will be Oct. 27 & Nov. 4

Public meetings on Miller/Walker Creek Stormwater will be Oct. 27 & Nov. 4

Public meetings to discuss Miller and Walker Creek Stormwater will be held Monday, Oct. 27 and Tuesday, Nov. 4. “When it rains in the Miller and Walker Creeks basin, streams flow high and fast, and... [Read more]

See & Hear ‘The Planets’ with Northwest Symphony Orchestra Oct. 25

See & Hear ‘The Planets’ with Northwest Symphony Orchestra Oct. 25

The Northwest Symphony Orchestra will be holding the first concert in its 2014-2015 season – a multimedia extravaganza called “The Planets” – on Saturday, Oct. 25 at Burien’s Highline... [Read more]

Power outage – apparently caused by bird – hits Three Tree Point Monday morning

Power outage – apparently caused by bird – hits Three Tree Point Monday morning

A power outage apparently caused by a bird knocked out electricity to 352 homes in Burien’s Three Three Point neighborhood early Monday morning (Oct. 6). Rumor is that a Blue Heron landed on electrical... [Read more]

PHOTO: Another amazing sunset as seen from above Burien’s Three Tree Point

PHOTO: Another amazing sunset as seen from above Burien’s Three Tree Point

BTB Reader Elston Hill shares this photo, taken from 32nd Ave SW above Three Tree Point on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 (click image to see larger version): “I believe this is a vehicle hauling ship,”... [Read more]

PHOTO: Burien vigilante group drives out intruder

PHOTO: Burien vigilante group drives out intruder

Courtesy resident Elston Hill comes this amazing photo of what he says is a ‘Burien Vigilante Group driving out an Intruder’ (click image to see larger version): “An Eagle in the Three... [Read more]