Science Section

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]

PHOTOS: Burien Parks’ 360-degree views of Seahurst Park

PHOTOS: Burien Parks’ 360-degree views of Seahurst Park

Our friends at Burien Parks recently shot and created some pretty cool 360-degree photos of Seahurst Park, which may inspire you to make a trip – in real life! – out to one of our city’s wonderful... [Read more]

CEOs from local corporations help close Digital Divide in Highline Public Schools

CEOs from local corporations help close Digital Divide in Highline Public Schools

Photos by Jana Kleitsch On Friday (April 17), top executives from The Boeing Company, Alaska Airlines, and Syntonic visited Chinook Middle School to see and experience digital learning tools that... [Read more]

NASA Space Ambassador to speak at Explorer West Middle School April 22

NASA Space Ambassador to speak at Explorer West Middle School April 22

On Wednesday, April 22 – Earth Day – Advertiser Explorer West Middle School will present a community talk by NASA/JPL (Jet Propulsion Lab) Solar System Ambassador, Dr. Ron Hobbs. Dr. Hobbs’ presentation,... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools first in county to install bus stop ‘paddle cameras’

Highline Public Schools first in county to install bus stop ‘paddle cameras’

Highline Public Schools announced on Monday (April 13) that it will be the first school district in King County to implement a school bus stop paddle camera enforcement program. The cameras, which... [Read more]

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Drought concerns diminish

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Drought concerns diminish

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek There’s been some good news for the western Washington region that will,... [Read more]

Master Gardener Clinics start soon; here’s where to get free, expert advice

Master Gardener Clinics start soon; here’s where to get free, expert advice

FREE Master Gardener Clinics start soon, and will continue Saturdays at Furney’s Nursery and Wednesdays at the Burien Library. “Get answers to general gardening questions, learn about proper... [Read more]

Two diagnosed with active tuberculosis (TB) at Mt. Rainier High School

Two diagnosed with active tuberculosis (TB) at Mt. Rainier High School

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: Two cases of active tuberculosis (TB) at Mt. Rainier High School in Des Moines are being investigated, Public Health – Seattle and King County reported on Saturday,... [Read more]

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Multi-day Thunderstorm outbreak!

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Multi-day Thunderstorm outbreak!

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek For the last few days, thunderstorms have dotted western Washington; stunning... [Read more]

Students at Sylvester Middle School trying to raise $10,500 to purchase laptops

Students at Sylvester Middle School trying to raise $10,500 to purchase laptops

Students at Sylvester Middle School in Burien are trying to raise $10,500 to purchase new computers for the school, and they’ve created a GoFundMe page…

Aliens, Vulcans, humans come together for 3rd annual Burien UFO Festival

Aliens, Vulcans, humans come together for 3rd annual Burien UFO Festival

Photo by Michael Brunk / nwlens.com by Olivia Fuller UW News Lab The Burien community decked out in aluminum helmets and Men in Black suits for the third annual Burien UFO Festival on Wednesday night (April... [Read more]

Power outage affects over 1800, including Sylvester Middle School Wed.

Power outage affects over 1800, including Sylvester Middle School Wed.

Around 12:18 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1, a power outage hit the Burien/Normandy Park area served by Puget Sound Energy, affecting over 1800 customers, including Sylvester Middle School. Cause of the outage... [Read more]

Here’s what’s going on at Burien’s Environmental Science Center in April

Here’s what’s going on at Burien’s Environmental Science Center in April

Here’s what’s going on at Burien’s Environmental Science Center in April: “Science with Dr. Tom” Squid Dissection Sunday, April 12th: 10:30 AM—12:00 PM Toddler Time Every Wednesday April... [Read more]

INTERN’S VIEW: I got to cover a breaking news story about a fire Tuesday!

INTERN’S VIEW: I got to cover a breaking news story about a fire Tuesday!

Story & Photos by Sterling Paris South King Media Intern So I come in for work today (Tuesday, March 31) and before I can even put my purse down Scott asks frantically “Didn’t you get... [Read more]

Sylvester students will plant trees at Burien’s Arbor Day Celebration April 3

Sylvester students will plant trees at Burien’s Arbor Day Celebration April 3

All are invited to Lakeview Park at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, April 3 to celebrate the 143rd anniversary of Arbor Day and also acknowledge the City of Burien’s 14th year as a member of Tree City USA. A... [Read more]

Residents trying to raise money to save Cherry Tree near City Light substation

Residents trying to raise money to save Cherry Tree near City Light substation

An historic cherry tree that has stood for over 40 years near a former Seattle City Light substation at the corner of Ambaum Blvd. SW and SW 144th in Burien is at the center of a grassroots fundraising... [Read more]

Firefighters will burn house at 10635 4th Ave SW on Thursday

Firefighters will burn house at 10635 4th Ave SW on Thursday

On Thursday, March 19, the South King County Fire Training Consortium will be conducting live fire training at a house located 10635 4th Ave SW in unincorporated White Center between the hours of 7 a.m.... [Read more]

Concerned about airport growth? Opportunity to comment will be March 24

Concerned about airport growth? Opportunity to comment will be March 24

On Tuesday, March 24, the public will be allowed to comment on the long-term plan for airport growth that will increase take-offs and landings by more than 50 percent over the next 20 years. Forecasts... [Read more]

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Sunday’s day-long downpour; what happened?!

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Sunday’s day-long downpour; what happened?!

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek This last weekend I took a mini-vacation to Vancouver BC, and was unable to... [Read more]

Over 200 pounds of trash picked up during Seahurst Park cleanup last month

Over 200 pounds of trash picked up during Seahurst Park cleanup last month

Over 200 pounds of trash was collected throughout Seahurst Park on Friday, Feb. 20, with help from folks at the Environmental Science Center (ESC), the City of Burien, AVID students from Highline High... [Read more]

Community Salmon Investigation (CSI) for Highline meeting is TONIGHT

Community Salmon Investigation (CSI) for Highline meeting is TONIGHT

The final Community Salmon Investigation (CSI) for Highline will be TONIGHT – Wednesday, March 11, from 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. – at the Burien Community Center, Shorewood Room, located at 14700 6th Avenue... [Read more]

PHOTO: Travel to the top of Mt. Rainier through photo from Burien Town Square

PHOTO: Travel to the top of Mt. Rainier through photo from Burien Town Square

BTB Contributor Guy Harper sent us this great photo of Mt. Rainier, taken during sunset Saturday night, March 7, of which he said: “I’ve never been to the top of Mt Rainier, but now I feel as... [Read more]

Seahurst Elementary School to host District Math Competition May 8

Seahurst Elementary School to host District Math Competition May 8

Burien’s Seahurst Elementary School will be hosting its 2015 Elementary Math Bonanza on Friday, May 8, a math contest for students in grades four through eight. This will be their sixth year hosting... [Read more]

Community Salmon Investigation (CSI) for Highline meeting is TONIGHT

Community Salmon Investigation (CSI) for Highline meeting is TONIGHT

The Community Salmon Investigation (CSI) for Highline will be TONIGHT – Thursday, March 5, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the Normandy Park Community Club (The Cove), located at 1500 SW Shorebrook Drive,... [Read more]

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Welcome the return of…Winter?!

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Welcome the return of…Winter?!

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek In this article, I’m going to briefly describe the forecast for the next few... [Read more]