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SLIDESHOW: Last passenger MD-11 stops at Sea-Tac en route to final destination

SLIDESHOW: Last passenger MD-11 stops at Sea-Tac en route to final destination

The last existing McDonnell-Douglas MD-11 passenger aircraft – owned by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines – landed at Sea-Tac Airport on the foggy morning of Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, then departed for its final... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Amazing clouds make for another beautiful sunset view from Burien

PHOTOS: Amazing clouds make for another beautiful sunset view from Burien

Seems like everyday lately, someone asks “did you see the sunset tonight?” Well, Jim Branson not only saw it – he photographed it – showing some amazing and gorgeous cloud formations... [Read more]

VIDEO: Time-lapse of New Year’s Day on Puget Sound as seen from Burien

VIDEO: Time-lapse of New Year’s Day on Puget Sound as seen from Burien

Susan Plecko shot this great time-lapse video from her home in Burien, showing – from sunrise to sunset – the “living” Puget Sound on New Year’s Day 2015. See if you can spot the... [Read more]

Burn Ban lifted

Burn Ban lifted

Effective immediately, all burn bans are being lifted in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties, as well as Darrington. With the help of rain and wind, air pollution levels everywhere dropped to GOOD or... [Read more]

Stage 1 Burn Ban called for King County

Stage 1 Burn Ban called for King County

Due to stagnant weather conditions and rising air pollution, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency is calling a Stage 1 Burn Ban in King County, elevating Pierce and Snohomish counties to Stage 2 Burn Bans,... [Read more]

City of Burien on Eagle Landing Park: ‘unlikely that the stairs will reopen soon’

City of Burien on Eagle Landing Park: ‘unlikely that the stairs will reopen soon’

The City of Burien on Tuesday (Dec. 30) made the following announcement about Eagle Landing Park – closed on Dec. 12, and as we reported on Monday getting much worse: “It is unlikely that the... [Read more]

Kick off the New Year with events at Environmental Science Center in January

Kick off the New Year with events at Environmental Science Center in January

Burien’s Environmental Science Center – located at Seahurst Park – will be holding several events to kick off the new year in January: Saturday, Jan. 3: FINAL After-Hours Beach Walk, from 8 –... [Read more]

PHOTOS: ‘Yes, Hazel…the Olympics were certainly beautiful this morning…’

PHOTOS: ‘Yes, Hazel…the Olympics were certainly beautiful this morning…’

From Guy Harper comes this series of photos compared to his wife Pam’s paintings of the Olympic mountains. “Yes, Hazel…the Olympics were certainly beautiful this morning… “It... [Read more]

PHOTO: The bottom portion of the stairs at Eagle Landing Park is toast

PHOTO: The bottom portion of the stairs at Eagle Landing Park is toast

Eagle Landing Park neighbor John White points to the current state of the bottom portion of the stairs at Eagle Landing Park on Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014. Residents who use the stairs at Burien’s Eagle... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for work party at Walker Preserve on Saturday, Jan. 10

Volunteers needed for work party at Walker Preserve on Saturday, Jan. 10

Volunteers are needed for a forest restoration event on Saturday, Jan. 10 at Walker Preserve in Normandy Park. “Please join me and your neighbors to continue the work that has been done by previous... [Read more]

Give the gift of life at a Blood Drive this Saturday, Dec. 27

Give the gift of life at a Blood Drive this Saturday, Dec. 27

A Blood Drive will be held this Saturday, Dec. 27 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Holy Family Parish, located at 9622 20th Ave SW in White Center. “During the holiday season, blood donation decreases... [Read more]

City closes entire stairway at Eagle Landing Park due to erosion

City closes entire stairway at Eagle Landing Park due to erosion

Photos courtesy City of Burien. The City of Burien announced Friday afternoon (Dec. 12) that the entire stairway at Eagle Landing Park is now closed to the public, due to a “significant erosion... [Read more]

VIDEO: Time-lapse view from Burien as the big Dec. 11 wind storm develops

VIDEO: Time-lapse view from Burien as the big Dec. 11 wind storm develops

BTB Reader Chris Rimple sent us these great time-lapse videos, taken from his home in Seahurst looking towards north Vashon and Blake Island. Watch full-screen and at least at 720p HD to see the amazing... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: The big windstorm has arrived; watch & hear about it here!

WEATHER GEEK: The big windstorm has arrived; watch & hear about it here!

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek UPDATED 7:00 PM: Hi everyone! This will be brief, I just got home and the winds... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: Record breaking high temps & potentially damaging windstorm!

WEATHER GEEK: Record breaking high temps & potentially damaging windstorm!

Press “Play” button to hear live weather info. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Not sure which is more impressive, Thursday’s (Dec. 11) possible wind storm or Wednesday’s... [Read more]

Lower sections of stairs at Eagle Landing Park closed due to erosion

Lower sections of stairs at Eagle Landing Park closed due to erosion

The lower two sections of the stairs at Eagle Landing Park have been closed to the public, according to a Burien Parks Facebook post. “There is no access to the beach,” they announced. “Following... [Read more]

Outage knocks out power to over 6,400 in Burien Tuesday afternoon

Outage knocks out power to over 6,400 in Burien Tuesday afternoon

Seattle City Light is reporting that an outage affected 6,413 homes and business in the south Burien area, as well as 3,130 in the SeaTac/Tukwila areas. The Burien outage started at 1:30 p.m. and the... [Read more]

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Prepare for a Wet Week!

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Prepare for a Wet Week!

Press “Play” button to hear live weather info. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek You wouldn’t be blamed for taking this time of the year to escape the Northwest and visit some... [Read more]

Power outage affects around 9,700 in Burien area Saturday morning

Power outage affects around 9,700 in Burien area Saturday morning

A power outage hit the Burien and south end areas Saturday morning around 10 a.m., knocking out electricity for around 9,700 homes and businesses. Seattle City Light says it was an equipment fail caused... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Dead Sea Lion washes up on north side of Three Tree Point

PHOTOS: Dead Sea Lion washes up on north side of Three Tree Point

The body of a dead Sea Lion washed up on the north side of Burien’s Three Tree Point beach this week. It’s unknown when this marine mammal died, or what the cause was. However, Jamie at the... [Read more]

Dog gets ‘Salmon Poisoning’ at Normandy Park beach; here’s what to watch for

Dog gets ‘Salmon Poisoning’ at Normandy Park beach; here’s what to watch for

Advertiser Priceless Pet Clinic just diagnosed a case of “Salmon Poisoning” in a young dog in the local community, who may have ingested some bad fish at a local beach in Normandy Park. This likely... [Read more]

Burn ban lifted; beach fires can resume

Burn ban lifted; beach fires can resume

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency on Tuesday (Dec. 2) lifted the burn ban for King, Kitsap, Pierce and Snohomish counties. For Seattle Parks and Recreation, this means that beach fires at Alki Beach Park,... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: Temps rise, rain to return as the area starts to thaw out

WEATHER GEEK: Temps rise, rain to return as the area starts to thaw out

Press “Play” button to hear live weather info. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek We’ll be slowly crawling out of our cold spell throughout this week, but until we’ve fully... [Read more]

Stage 1 Burn Ban issued

Stage 1 Burn Ban issued

Due to stagnant weather conditions and rising air pollution, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency is issuing a Stage 1 burn ban for King, Snohomish and Pierce counties, effective at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Nov.... [Read more]

PHOTOS: North beach of Three Tree Point hammered during Saturday storm

PHOTOS: North beach of Three Tree Point hammered during Saturday storm

BTB Reader Randy Schmidt sent us these great photos, taken around 11 a.m. Saturday morning (Nov. 29), from the private access on the north side of Three Tree Point, looking north as bulkheads were being... [Read more]

Area gets dusting of snow, power goes out in Three Tree Point Saturday morning

Area gets dusting of snow, power goes out in Three Tree Point Saturday morning

Snow covers branches near Tukwila. Photo by Michael Brunk. A light layer of snow dusted the Burien area Saturday morning, and power went out to a few hundred homes in the Tree Tree Point neighborhood. Seattle... [Read more]

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Post-Thanksgiving chill coming!

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Post-Thanksgiving chill coming!

Press “Play” button to hear live weather info. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Good morning and Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Only a single day after we enjoy our family’s... [Read more]

Burien residents can now recycle their holiday cooking grease – here’s how

Burien residents can now recycle their holiday cooking grease – here’s how

The City of Burien is asking residents: “What should you do with the grease after the Thanksgiving feast?” Their simple answer is: “Please don’t pour it down the drain. Recycle... [Read more]