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More than 40 student volunteers from Waskowitz replant along Cedar River

More than 40 student volunteers from Waskowitz replant along Cedar River

Equipped with shovels, gloves, and 350 plants, more than 40 students from the Waskowitz Environmental Leaders School (WELS) in Burien spent Nov. 21 replanting one mile of the bank of the Cedar River... [Read more]

Former Seahawk Russell Okung learns to code at Burien’s Highline High School

Former Seahawk Russell Okung learns to code at Burien’s Highline High School

Story & Photos by Kelsey Par Huddled in a cramped Highline High School classroom learning computer coding was probably the last place you’d expect to find a big, tough, Denver Bronco offensive tackle,... [Read more]

UPDATE: Here’s what over 30 Volunteers have discovered for CSI:Highline

UPDATE: Here’s what over 30 Volunteers have discovered for CSI:Highline

The Community Salmon Investigation for Highline is well underway, and over 30 volunteers have been out every day (except during very windy or rainy conditions) counting fish. With surveys tallied from... [Read more]

Volunteer as an ‘Environmental Detective’ for Sylvester 8th Graders Dec. 8

Volunteer as an ‘Environmental Detective’ for Sylvester 8th Graders Dec. 8

Volunteers are needed to serve as ‘Environmental Detectives’ for Sylvester Middle School students on Thursday, Dec. 8. 8th grade students will gather at the Burien Community Center for an investigation... [Read more]

WEATHER: If you live near Puget Sound, be ready for possible flooding Saturday

WEATHER: If you live near Puget Sound, be ready for possible flooding Saturday

Photo from a Nov. 2011 storm at Three Tree Point courtesy Randy Schmidt. The potent remnants of Super Typhoon Songda are expected to slam into the region on Saturday afternoon (Oct. 15), and things could... [Read more]

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

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

The first storm of the weekend has hit, causing a power outage for around 4,000 in Burien Friday morning, and with conditions worsening it might be a good idea to just hunker down. Fear not, dear Readers,... [Read more]

VIDEO: Update on this weekend’s storms from the Puget Sound Weather Geek

VIDEO: Update on this weekend’s storms from the Puget Sound Weather Geek

Chris Scragg, our Puget Sound Weather Geek, did a live video on Facebook Thursday night (Oct. 13) with updates about this weekend’s storms – here it is: (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];... [Read more]

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Super Typhoon Songda threatens the Northwest

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Super Typhoon Songda threatens the Northwest

If the transition from summer to fall felt like a comfortable adjustment, then buckle up; because this weekend will make you feel like you stepped into December…in 2006…

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Power outage affects nearly 8,000 Saturday

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Power outage affects nearly 8,000 Saturday

by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Close to 8,000 households lost power Saturday, Oct. 8, as wind gusts trimmed down leafy trees in areas between Three Tree Point and White Center: Seattle City... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to plant native plants at Miller Creek this Saturday, Oct. 8

Volunteers needed to plant native plants at Miller Creek this Saturday, Oct. 8

Volunteers are needed to help plant native plants this Saturday, Oct. 8, at Miller Creek at S. 144th Street in Burien: WHEN: Saturday, October 8, 2016, 9:00 a.m. to Noon WHERE: Park at the trail parking... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for Blood Drive at St. Francis on Monday, Oct. 10

Volunteers needed for Blood Drive at St. Francis on Monday, Oct. 10

Volunteers are needed for a Blood Drive at St. Francis of Assisi on Monday, Oct. 10, from Noon – 6 p.m. “We are low on sign-ups for the blood drive below and hope for your help,” organizers... [Read more]

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Stormy Weather is on the horizon and I’m excited!

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Stormy Weather is on the horizon and I’m excited!

by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek As the meteorologists eye the weather models, I think it’s time to get the raincoats ready – because stormy weather is on the horizon and I’m excited! It... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools computer science efforts receive national praise

Highline Public Schools computer science efforts receive national praise

Highline Public Schools was recently spotlighted for partnering with the private sector to develop computer science opportunities for all students. The partners include organizations like Code.org, Girls... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Advertiser CHI Franciscan offering two walk-in flu shot clinics Oct. 1 & Oct. 8

Advertiser CHI Franciscan offering two walk-in flu shot clinics Oct. 1 & Oct. 8

Advertiser CHI Franciscan Health is offering two walk-in flu clinics on Saturday, Oct. 1 & Saturday, Oct. 8: CHI Franciscan Health is here to help protect you from the flu Visit a walk-in clinic Oct.... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for Community Salmon Investigation, which starts Oct. 3

Volunteers needed for Community Salmon Investigation, which starts Oct. 3

Community Salmon Investigation for Highline starts Oct. 3, and volunteers are needed. Organizers are looking for adventurous volunteers to wade Miller and Walker Creeks through the dark days of winter... [Read more]

Wastemobile coming to Burien Fred Meyer the weekend of Sept. 23-25

Wastemobile coming to Burien Fred Meyer the weekend of Sept. 23-25

King County residents can safely and conveniently dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile makes its only visit of the... [Read more]

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Why you should prepare for windstorms this winter

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Why you should prepare for windstorms this winter

by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek The Climate Prediction Center came out with an outlook on the El Nino/La Nina climate patterns for this year, and it looks “neither here nor there.”... [Read more]

Free Workshop for Homeowners along urban creeks, lakes & wetlands Sept. 17

Free Workshop for Homeowners along urban creeks, lakes & wetlands Sept. 17

Free Workshop for Homeowners Along Urban Creeks, Lakes and Wetlands September 17, 9:00 AM-12:30 PM, Burien Community Center Homeowners with properties along streams, ponds, lakes, and wetlands are invited... [Read more]

King County Council committee discusses steps to keep pesticides out of cannabis

King County Council committee discusses steps to keep pesticides out of cannabis

The King County Council’s Health, Housing and Human Services Committee this week heard from the County’s Chief Medical Officer and other health experts on the proposed legislation to establish a prohibited... [Read more]

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Is Summer Over?

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Is Summer Over?

by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Probably. After another sweltering wave of heat last week where temperatures got into the 90s, and Fire Weather Watches and Heat Advisories were issued across... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Orcas swim past Three Tree Point during amazing summer sunset

PHOTOS: Orcas swim past Three Tree Point during amazing summer sunset

Founder/Publisher Scott Schaefer wandered out to take a few photos of a smoke-tinted sunset when some neighbors alerted him to some Orca whales swimming past Burien’s Three Tree Point on Friday night,... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Forest fire smoke paints red sunset over The Brothers mountains

PHOTOS: Forest fire smoke paints red sunset over The Brothers mountains

Resident Elston Hill shares these photos, saying that the reddish sunset over ‘The Brothers’ mountains on Tuesday night (Aug. 23) must be from forest fires in the Olympics (click images to... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Amazing late summer sunsets as seen from Burien

PHOTOS: Amazing late summer sunsets as seen from Burien

Courtesy resident Elston Hill comes these amazing photos of two gorgeous sunsets as seen from Burien over the last two days (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):  Read More →

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Stormy August Day!

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Stormy August Day!

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Stormy August Day! It’s a chilly August day and showers are scattered across... [Read more]