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WEATHER: National Weather Service issues Wind Advisory

WEATHER: National Weather Service issues Wind Advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for the Puget Sound region, from 10 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 5) through 10 a.m. Sunday (Jan. 6). Expect winds from 20 – 35 mph, with gusts up to 50... [Read more]

Creosote-treated logs will be removed from Seahurst Park Beach starting soon

Creosote-treated logs will be removed from Seahurst Park Beach starting soon

DNR staff examine logs on a beach. Photo credit: Washington State Department of Natural Resources. The Department of Natural Resources will be removing creosote-treated logs from Seahurst Park starting... [Read more]

PUBLIC HEALTH: Burien dental clinic closed for ‘possible risk of infections’

PUBLIC HEALTH: Burien dental clinic closed for ‘possible risk of infections’

Public Health – Seattle & King County announced Tuesday (Dec. 18) that it is advising patients who received dental services from the George M. Davis Dental Clinic in Burien to consider being tested... [Read more]

VIDEO: Puget Sound Skills Center demos flammability of a Christmas tree

VIDEO: Puget Sound Skills Center demos flammability of a Christmas tree

On Friday, Dec. 14, Burien’s Puget Sound Skills Center hosted its annual Christmas tree burn demonstration for students and media. “The purpose is to show how quickly a tree can burn if not... [Read more]

Children can talk to Santa via ‘The Santa Net’ nightly through Christmas Eve

Children can talk to Santa via ‘The Santa Net’ nightly through Christmas Eve

For the 13th consecutive year, The 3916 Nets will be presenting ‘The Santa Net’ on 3.916 MHz, where good girls and boys can talk to Santa Claus, via amateur radio, nightly at 5:30 p.m. Pacific... [Read more]

LETTER: KI7LTQ Joe responds to our recent story about a thunderstorm

LETTER: KI7LTQ Joe responds to our recent story about a thunderstorm

[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:] This is a response to VIDEO/PHOTO: Did... [Read more]

VIDEO/PHOTO: Did you see/hear the thunderstorm on Tuesday night?

VIDEO/PHOTO: Did you see/hear the thunderstorm on Tuesday night?

Courtesy Normandy Park resident Michael Snyder: Thunderstorm on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018 Quite the storm last night (Tuesday, Nov. 27), knocking power out to over 10,000 people in the immediate area. ***If... [Read more]

FREE Moonlight Beach Walks will be at Seahurst Beach on Dec. 7, Jan. 4 & Jan. 18

FREE Moonlight Beach Walks will be at Seahurst Beach on Dec. 7, Jan. 4 & Jan. 18

Photo by Elston Hill. Explore the beach with Environmental Science Center Naturalists at low tide at night, and enjoy fun activities and warm refreshments during three upcoming FREE Moonlight Beach Walks:Friday,... [Read more]

King County Library System Foundation gets $80,000 grant for STEAM

King County Library System Foundation gets $80,000 grant for STEAM

The King County Library System Foundation (KCLSF) was recently awarded an $80,000 grant from the Boeing Company to help the King County Library System expand STEAM education (Science, Technology, Engineering,... [Read more]

Donors needed for Blood Drive at Five Corners Shopping Center this Thursday

Donors needed for Blood Drive at Five Corners Shopping Center this Thursday

Donors are needed for a Blood Drive at Five Corners Shopping Center this Thursday, Nov. 29, from Noon – 6 p.m.:THANK YOU to the 6 donors already signed up! We still have 24 open appointments – please... [Read more]

Learn about Climate Change Impacts and Solutions on Tuesday, Nov. 27

Learn about Climate Change Impacts and Solutions on Tuesday, Nov. 27

Burien’s Environmental Science Center will be holding a ‘Climate Change Impacts and Solutions’ presentation on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at the Burien Community Center. This is a FREE event.Communities... [Read more]

City wants to know your thoughts on Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

City wants to know your thoughts on Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

The City of Burien is conducting a survey, and is seeking thoughts from residents about Potential Impacts and Locations for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations.The City of Burien is partnering with Seattle... [Read more]

Outage knocks out power to over 5,800 customers in Burien Sunday night

Outage knocks out power to over 5,800 customers in Burien Sunday night

An outage knocked out power to over 5,800 customers in Burien Sunday night, Nov. 12, at around 10:20 p.m.The outage was a bit scattered, and included areas like North Burien, Seahurst, downtown, Three... [Read more]

Fundraiser has started for Joan McGilton Rock Memorial Project at Seahurst

Fundraiser has started for Joan McGilton Rock Memorial Project at Seahurst

A group of friends and fellow community leaders have come together to honor longtime former Burien Councilmember and Mayor Joan McGilton’s legacy at Seahurst Park with a memorial rock and plaque…

PHOTOS: Local 4th graders work and learn at ESC’s ‘Salmon Heroes’ program

PHOTOS: Local 4th graders work and learn at ESC’s ‘Salmon Heroes’ program

Elston Hill went to the Salmon Heroes program on Nov. 1 at the Cove in Normandy Park, and took some great photos. “I was very impressed by the adults leading this endeavor for Fourth Graders from... [Read more]