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Power outage hits Burien Tuesday, affecting 3,851 homes & businesses

Power outage hits Burien Tuesday, affecting 3,851 homes & businesses

A power outage hit Burien at 1:58 p.m. Tuesday afternoon (Nov. 17), affecting 3,851 homes and businesses. Seattle City Light has not yet determined the cause, but we have a feeling that the windstorm... [Read more]

WEATHER: 53MPH gust above 3 Tree Point; tree down in Eagle Landing Park

WEATHER: 53MPH gust above 3 Tree Point; tree down in Eagle Landing Park

Tuesday’s storm is packing quite a wallop, with wind gusts up to 53MPH recorded at the Puget Sound Weather Geek weather station located above Three Tree Point. With sustained winds between 35-50MPH,... [Read more]

Puget Sound Weather Geek: ‘One-Two Punch’ storm system coming

Puget Sound Weather Geek: ‘One-Two Punch’ storm system coming

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Winds, rain & snow, oh my! This is the time of year for storminess in the... [Read more]

UPDATE: Community Salmon Investigation for Highline releases data

UPDATE: Community Salmon Investigation for Highline releases data

Miller-Walker Basin Steward Elissa Ostergaard recently released an update on the Community Salmon Investigation for Highline (aka CSI: Highline): It is just past the half-way mark into the fall spawning... [Read more]

Bombay Grill closed by King County Public Health Friday for various violations

Bombay Grill closed by King County Public Health Friday for various violations

Bombay Grill – located at 11051 1st Ave South – was closed by a Public Health food inspector on Friday, Nov. 13, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. due to the following food safety violations: Improper cooling of... [Read more]

VIDEO: Three large pods of Orca Whales swim past Burien’s Three Tree Point

VIDEO: Three large pods of Orca Whales swim past Burien’s Three Tree Point

Another great video has surfaced, this one by Alisa Lemire Brooks of the Orca Network, shot on the morning of Nov. 3, showing members of J & K pods, along with L87 in resting mode traveling in three... [Read more]

VIDEO: Puget Sound Weather Geek gives latest forecast for big weekend storm

VIDEO: Puget Sound Weather Geek gives latest forecast for big weekend storm

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek It’s looking like the big storm moving in will soak us all for the entire... [Read more]

Have your Climate Treaty questions, comments taken directly to Paris!

Have your Climate Treaty questions, comments taken directly to Paris!

by Mark Neuman Here’s your worldly opportunity, Burienites and B-Town Blog readers… Burien’s first mayor, Dr. Arun Jhaveri, is heading off to Paris, France, in about two weeks to participate... [Read more]

Power outage Monday affects nearly 1,200 homes & businesses

Power outage Monday affects nearly 1,200 homes & businesses

Seattle City Light is reporting that a power outage at 2:16 p.m. on Monday afternoon (Nov. 9) is affecting 1,186 customers in the Southern Heights/Boulevard Park area. The cause of the outage is a tree,... [Read more]

VIDEO: Resident captures pod of Orcas’ ‘fireworks’ with HD security camera

VIDEO: Resident captures pod of Orcas’ ‘fireworks’ with HD security camera

Courtesy resident Ethan Janson comes this amazing video shot on Friday, Nov. 6 of a pod of Orcas frolicking off Maury Island, as shot from his HD security camera(!) from Three Tree Point. “Here’s... [Read more]

CSI: Highline says ‘Road Runoff a No-No for Coho’

CSI: Highline says ‘Road Runoff a No-No for Coho’

The 2015 Community Salmon Investigation (CSI) season started as scheduled on Oct. 8. “It has been pretty slow so far – volunteer surveyors have only seen about 20 live coho so far this season,... [Read more]

PHOTO: Olympic Mountains at sunrise as seen from Burien

PHOTO: Olympic Mountains at sunrise as seen from Burien

Resident Elston Hill sent us this amazing photo, showing the ‘Brothers’ of the Olympic Mountains as the sun rose on Tuesday, Nov. 3 (click image to see larger version):  Read More →

Highline Schools hosting Community Forum on Sports Safety Nov. 16

Highline Schools hosting Community Forum on Sports Safety Nov. 16

Highline Public Schools will host a Community Forum on Safety in Sports on Monday, Nov. 16 at the Highline Performing Arts Center, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. TV anchor Marni Hughes will moderate a panel discussion... [Read more]

Restore Miller-Walker Creeks by planting natives on Nov. 6 and Nov. 14

Restore Miller-Walker Creeks by planting natives on Nov. 6 and Nov. 14

Volunteers are needed to help restore Miller-Walker Creeks by planting native plants on Friday, Nov. 6 and Saturday, Nov. 14. “Join your neighbors as we restore the forest around Miller and Walker... [Read more]

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Get ready for a WET Halloween weekend

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Get ready for a WET Halloween weekend

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Mother Nature is participating in Halloween this year, and it’s arriving... [Read more]

New guardrails to be installed on SR 518 in Burien on Monday, Nov. 2

New guardrails to be installed on SR 518 in Burien on Monday, Nov. 2

A project to replace guardrails on three state highways moves from Everett to Duvall and Burien next week, with work on SR 518 scheduled for Monday, Nov. 2, according to the Washington State Department... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for Miller and Walker Creeks restoration events this weekend

Volunteers needed for Miller and Walker Creeks restoration events this weekend

Volunteers are needed to help at Miller and Walker Creeks restoration events this weekend. There are two upcoming opportunities: Friday, Oct. 23, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, 9:30 a.m.... [Read more]

LETTER: De-stabilization of Eagle Landing Stairs ‘due to open storm water drain’

LETTER: De-stabilization of Eagle Landing Stairs ‘due to open storm water drain’

[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:] Letter to the Editor: Eagle Landing Park... [Read more]

PHOTO: As the season changes, we’re treated to a gorgeous Fall sunset

PHOTO: As the season changes, we’re treated to a gorgeous Fall sunset

As we fall deeper into autumn, the season changes, as do the sunsets – and courtesy resident Elston Hill comes this great photo of a gorgeous Fall sunset taken Monday night, Oct. 19 (click image to see... [Read more]

FREE ‘Moonlight Beach Walks’ coming to Seahurst Park starting Nov. 22

FREE ‘Moonlight Beach Walks’ coming to Seahurst Park starting Nov. 22

Burien’s Environmental Science Center will be holding Moonlight Beach Walks at Seahurst Park on Nov. 22, Dec. 6 and Jan 9, from 8 – 10 p.m. These are all FREE events, but registration is required. “Put... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Turkey Vultures hover over Burien’s Three Tree Point Thursday

PHOTOS: Turkey Vultures hover over Burien’s Three Tree Point Thursday

Courtesy Ray & Dory Hamlin comes these great photos of Turkey Vultures flying over Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood Thursday morning, Oct. 15 (click images to see larger versions): “Five... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: Oh no – here come the remnants of Hurricane Oho

WEATHER GEEK: Oh no – here come the remnants of Hurricane Oho

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Post-Tropical Storm Oho Impacts:  Increasing rainfall beginning Friday. Heaviest... [Read more]

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Autumn: Then & Now

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Autumn: Then & Now

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Autumn! A time for changing leaves, going back to school, and …spectacular... [Read more]

Give Blood, then browse the Burien Farmers Market this Thursday

Give Blood, then browse the Burien Farmers Market this Thursday

Give Blood – and browse the Farmers Market this Thursday, Oct. 1! A Blood Drive will be held from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (closed Noon–1 p.m.) in the Multipurpose Room of Burien City Hall at 400 SW 152nd... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Gorgeous Fall Sunset as seen from Burien’s Three Tree Point

PHOTOS: Gorgeous Fall Sunset as seen from Burien’s Three Tree Point

Resident Elston Hill was out again with his camera Monday, Sept. 28, this time in Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood, where he took these great photos of a gorgeous Fall Sunset (click images... [Read more]

Highline Athletes will go PINK Friday to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Highline Athletes will go PINK Friday to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Highline Public Schools announced Monday (Sept. 28) that all its football teams will be “getting their PINK on” to support the American Cancer Society and Breast Cancer Awareness Month during... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Eclipsing ‘Blood Moon’ rises over Burien

PHOTOS: Eclipsing ‘Blood Moon’ rises over Burien

Did you see the eclipsing ‘Blood Moon’ Sunday night (Sept. 27)? According to NASA, this was the first ‘supermoon’ in combination with a lunar eclipse in 30 years. The next supermoon... [Read more]