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Confirmed case of measles reported at Sea-Tac Airport

Confirmed case of measles reported at Sea-Tac Airport

Local public health officials are investigating a confirmed case of measles infection in a traveler who was at Sea-Tac Airport during the contagious period. The traveler was likely exposed to measles outside... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident has concerns about sodded grass at Seahurst Park Beach

LETTER: Resident has concerns about sodded grass at Seahurst Park Beach

[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:] Friday was the ribbon cutting for the restored... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Ribbon cut Friday at restored Seahurst Park Beach

PHOTOS: Ribbon cut Friday at restored Seahurst Park Beach

Under clear blue – but blustery – skies on Friday, numerous dignitaries gathered for a ribbon cutting ceremony at the recently-restored Seahurst Park Beach in Burien…

WEATHER GEEK: Costly, beautiful weather – with a ‘Red Flag Warning’

WEATHER GEEK: Costly, beautiful weather – with a ‘Red Flag Warning’

From our very own Puget Sound Weather Geek: Click ^ “Play” ^ to see/hear the live streaming weather report/forecast. Offshore flow is clearing out any chance of fog Thursday morning... [Read more]

Celebrating 25 years, the Wastemobile is coming to Burien Sept. 26-28

Celebrating 25 years, the Wastemobile is coming to Burien Sept. 26-28

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Wastemobile is coming to Burien to collect household hazardous waste from Sept. 26-28. All King County and city residents can safely dispose of old car batteries,... [Read more]

Ribbon-cutting for restored Seahurst Park Beach will be Friday, Sept. 12

Ribbon-cutting for restored Seahurst Park Beach will be Friday, Sept. 12

The City of Burien, along with the Army Corps of Engineers will be holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the restored Seahurst Park Beach this Friday, Sept. 12, starting at 1:30 p.m. This event will celebrated... [Read more]

Want to ‘Solarize Burien’? Attend one of these free workshops

Want to ‘Solarize Burien’? Attend one of these free workshops

Are you interested in solar power? Want to ‘Solarize Burien’ or your own home? You should attend one of these free solar workshops to learn more: Wednesday, Sept. 10: 7:00-8:30 p.m., South... [Read more]

‘CSI: Highline’ is almost here – sign up to help count local salmon now!

‘CSI: Highline’ is almost here – sign up to help count local salmon now!

Community Salmon Investigation for Highline (aka ‘CSI:Highline’) is almost here, and volunteers are needed. “We are hoping for even more volunteers than last year – even people who... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: A Fall transition Tuesday with Thunderstorms!

WEATHER GEEK: A Fall transition Tuesday with Thunderstorms!

Click “Play” button to hear live streaming weather information. by Chris Scragg 9:45 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2: Moderate rain and heavy showers are moving through Western Washington currently.... [Read more]

Street overlay project to begin Tuesday, Sept. 2

Street overlay project to begin Tuesday, Sept. 2

The City of Burien announced that its Public Works Department will be working with ICON Materials to overlay several streets citywide, as well as upgrade storm drainage facilities along SW 152nd Street... [Read more]

Recycling Collection and Bin Sale coming to Burien Saturday, Sept. 13

Recycling Collection and Bin Sale coming to Burien Saturday, Sept. 13

A Recycling Event and Bin Sale will be held on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Center, located at 19010 1st Avenue South. For details, please... [Read more]

REMINDER: Newly-restored Seahurst Park will re-open Monday, Aug. 25

REMINDER: Newly-restored Seahurst Park will re-open Monday, Aug. 25

Photos courtesy Burien Parks. Click images to see larger versions. REMINDER: Burien’s Seahurst Park will re-open at 8 a.m. this coming Monday, Aug. 25, allowing park visitors the chance to enjoy the... [Read more]

Blood Drive will be held Friday, Aug. 22 at Serenza Salon in Burien

Blood Drive will be held Friday, Aug. 22 at Serenza Salon in Burien

The Puget Sound Blood Center’s Blood Mobile will be at Serenza Salon this Friday, Aug. 22 from 2:30 – 5 p.m., and donors are needed! There are still a few scheduled spots open, or people can stop... [Read more]

Car hits utility pole, knocks out power in Burien/White Center Wednesday night

Car hits utility pole, knocks out power in Burien/White Center Wednesday night

A power outage caused by a car crashing into a utility pole at SW 116th and 10th Ave SW has knocked out power in the Burien/White Center area Wednesday night, Aug. 13. Seattle City Light’s outage... [Read more]

Overlay project to begin on SW 152nd Street and Maplewild Ave SW soon

Overlay project to begin on SW 152nd Street and Maplewild Ave SW soon

The City of Burien announced that it will be conducting significant street work along SW 152nd Street between 10th Avenue SW and Maplewild Ave SW, and elsewhere in Burien starting in mid-August and continuing... [Read more]

Free Solar Workshop to be held Saturday, Aug. 9 in White Center

Free Solar Workshop to be held Saturday, Aug. 9 in White Center

A free Solar Workshop will be held from 10:30 a.m. – Noon on Saturday, Aug. 9 at the White Center Salvation Army Center, located at 9050 16th Ave SW. :Solarize with your community and receive a limited... [Read more]

Walk-in Blood Drive at Prince of Peace Lutheran on Monday, Aug. 4

Walk-in Blood Drive at Prince of Peace Lutheran on Monday, Aug. 4

The Puget Sound Blood Center is currently struggling to maintain an ample blood supply for our community, due to: regular donors on vacation or out of their regular routines high schools (donors) not... [Read more]

‘Clean Sweep’ in SeaTac nets 30-caliber machine gun from Angle Lake!

‘Clean Sweep’ in SeaTac nets 30-caliber machine gun from Angle Lake!

The Angle Lake Shore Club of SeaTac held their annual ‘Clean Sweep’ on Saturday, July 26th, and in addition to retrieving lots of trash and half a wooden boat, they also found a Browning 30 caliber... [Read more]

Environmental Science Center holding free natural yard workshop this Sunday

Environmental Science Center holding free natural yard workshop this Sunday

Burien’s Environmental Science Center (ESC), WSU Extension Master Gardeners, Village Green Perennial Nursery, and Sustainable Burien with support from King County are sponsoring a FREE workshop for... [Read more]

It’s official – Seahurst Park will re-open to the public on Monday, Aug. 25

It’s official – Seahurst Park will re-open to the public on Monday, Aug. 25

The City of Burien announced Wednesday (July 23) that Seahurst Park – closed since last October – will re-open to the public at 8 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 25. “Crews are currently putting finishing... [Read more]

Power outage affects nearly 4,500 in Burien Wednesday morning

Power outage affects nearly 4,500 in Burien Wednesday morning

A power outage disrupted electricity to nearly 4,500 homes in Burien Wednesday morning (July 23), according to Seattle City Light: UPDATE: A second power outage in the Shorewood area was apparently caused... [Read more]

Here’s the schedule for August’s FREE Master Gardening Clinics

Here’s the schedule for August’s FREE Master Gardening Clinics

Here’s the August schedule for the FREE Master Gardening Clinics: Wednesdays: August 6, August 13, August 20, August 27 Burien Master Gardener Clinic: 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at Burien Library 400 SW 152nd... [Read more]

Local hero Capt. Al Haynes and his crash landing 25 years ago

Local hero Capt. Al Haynes and his crash landing 25 years ago

EDITOR’S NOTE: We originally ran this interview with Captain Al Haynes five years ago, at the time marking 20 years since the fiery crash of United Airlines Flight 232, which occurred July 19, 1989.... [Read more]

Seahurst Park set to re-open in August

Seahurst Park set to re-open in August

New fish ladder at Seahurst Park Beach. Construction crews are in the final stages of the Seahurst Shoreline Restoration Project, with a public opening planned for late August, the City of Burien announced. Crews... [Read more]

With work complete on lower stairs, Eagle Landing Park beach access re-opens

With work complete on lower stairs, Eagle Landing Park beach access re-opens

The City of Burien announced that work to create a new section of the lower trail at Eagle Landing Park was recently completed by EarthCorps, restoring public access to the beach. The historically storm-damaged... [Read more]

PHOTO: Amazing Sunday night sunset from Burien

PHOTO: Amazing Sunday night sunset from Burien

BTB Reader Jim Branson submitted this amazing photo of Sunday night’s sunset, taken from Burien. As for the incredible colors in the pic, Jim tells us “that’s with no adjustments other... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Panoramic shot of Three Tree Point & other low tide pics

PHOTOS: Panoramic shot of Three Tree Point & other low tide pics

BTB Founder/Publisher Scott Schaefer – a huge fan of really low tides – ventured out to the very tip of Burien’s Three Tree Point beach during Saturday’s -2.9 low tide, then turned his... [Read more]

SLIDESHOW: Scenes from disaster drill at Sea-Tac Airport

SLIDESHOW: Scenes from disaster drill at Sea-Tac Airport

You probably heard numerous – and serious – helicopters around Burien on Thursday (July 10), as a multi-agency disaster drill was held at Sea-Tac Airport, and Photographer Francis Zera was on hand... [Read more]