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City holding Spring Recycling Collection Event this Saturday, May 17

City holding Spring Recycling Collection Event this Saturday, May 17

The annual spring Recycling Collection Event will be held this Saturday, May 17, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Criminal Justice Training Center, located at 19010 1st Ave. South. Burien residents can... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to help Eagle Scout project at Salmon Creek Saturday

Volunteers needed to help Eagle Scout project at Salmon Creek Saturday

Eagle Scout candidate Henk Ufkes – from Burien Troop #375 – is coordinating a stream survey and clean up of Burien’s Salmon Creek, and he’s seeking Volunteers to help him this Saturday,... [Read more]

Here’s the Master Gardener Clinic schedule for June

Here’s the Master Gardener Clinic schedule for June

Here’s the Master Gardening Schedule for the FREE June Clinics, held Wednesdays and Saturdays: Wednesdays, June 4, June 11, June 18, June 25 Burien Master Gardener Clinic: 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at Burien... [Read more]

11th grade local girls excel in STEM classes

11th grade local girls excel in STEM classes

High Achievers in STEM classes, from left to right; back row: Danasia Whidden-Herron, Maxine Burgos, Kirsten Noble, Anna Tegelberg, Jordan Cossette, Melissa Villa, Maria Pena-Aguilar, Jessianne Blake,... [Read more]

Got blood? Blood Drive this Friday at Highline Medical Center

Got blood? Blood Drive this Friday at Highline Medical Center

As you probably know by now, our community’s need for precious blood products, to save lives and improve the quality of life for patients, never goes away – and that’s why Highline Medical Center... [Read more]

Dirt Alert! Learn about soil contamination from Asarco Smelter this Saturday

Dirt Alert! Learn about soil contamination from Asarco Smelter this Saturday

DIRT ALERT! Learn about soil contamination from the Asarco Smelter this Saturday, May 10 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Burien Library. Representatives from the Department of Ecology’s Tacoma... [Read more]

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Wet May, and another storm

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Wet May, and another storm

by Chris Scragg Press PLAY for live streaming video by the Puget Sound Weather Geek! Last weekend’s storm started May off surprisingly wet. Some areas in Western Washington were dumped on for hours... [Read more]

Tree knocks out power to over 2,900 in Burien Saturday night

Tree knocks out power to over 2,900 in Burien Saturday night

UPDATE: Jonica Combs is reporting that power was restored in Olde Burien just before 10 p.m. PREVIOUSLY: Seattle City Light is reporting of two power outages – one caused by a downed tree in an area... [Read more]

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Spring storms are a’comin…

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Spring storms are a’comin…

by Chris Scragg Press PLAY for live streaming video by the Puget Sound Weather Geek! Temperatures spiked into the low and mid 80s on Friday and broke several historical records in Western Washington.... [Read more]

UPDATE: Here’s the latest – with photos – on the Seahurst Restoration Project

UPDATE: Here’s the latest – with photos – on the Seahurst Restoration Project

Construction at the Seahurst Park Beach Restoration Project has been focused on grading and storm drain work along the main park trail, wetland and south to the future picnic and new playground area,... [Read more]

Welcome our latest innovation: our own 24/7 ‘Puget Sound Weather Geek’!

Welcome our latest innovation: our own 24/7 ‘Puget Sound Weather Geek’!

Press PLAY for live streaming video by the Puget Sound Weather Geek! We’re proud to introduce our latest innovation – our own hyperlocal weatherperson, the Puget Sound Weather Geek (aka Chris... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Advertiser Priceless Pet Clinic wants to remind you about fleas and pets

Advertiser Priceless Pet Clinic wants to remind you about fleas and pets

Advertiser Priceless Pet Clinic wants to remind our Readers about fleas and pets: Based on data from The Texas A&M University System, people spend approximately $9 billion dollars a year controlling... [Read more]

Here’s the schedule for the FREE Master Gardener clinics in May

Here’s the schedule for the FREE Master Gardener clinics in May

Trained volunteer Master Gardeners are back with their regular free clinics, and here’s where you can find them during the month of May: Wednesdays: May 7, May 14, May 21, May 28 Burien Master Gardener... [Read more]

Highline High Teacher to spend next two years researching for malaria vaccine

Highline High Teacher to spend next two years researching for malaria vaccine

Highline High School biology and science teacher Dawn Tessandore (pictured above with two students) will spend the next two summers in research to support development of a malaria vaccine, the school... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to help restore  Walker Preserve this Saturday, April 19

Volunteers needed to help restore Walker Preserve this Saturday, April 19

Volunteers are needed to help restore Walker Preserve this Saturday, April 19, from 9 a.m. – Noon. “No experience is required!” reads an announcement. “We will remove invasive plants... [Read more]

Landslide in Seahurst Park has City of Burien concerned

Landslide in Seahurst Park has City of Burien concerned

A landslide in Seahurst Park has the City of Burien concerned enough to pay at least $24,000 to hire a geotechnical engineering firm to evaluate it for repair. While nowhere near as bad as the recent,... [Read more]

VIDEO: Watch the ‘real Octo-Mom’ – a Giant Pacific Octopus at Three Tree Point

VIDEO: Watch the ‘real Octo-Mom’ – a Giant Pacific Octopus at Three Tree Point

YouTuber/Diver/Photographer Drew Collins made a fantastic video underwater off Burien’s Three Tree Point recently, showing a mother Octopus – the “real Octo-Mom” – off the north beach,... [Read more]

Suspicious package found at Normandy Park Market Friday afternoon

Suspicious package found at Normandy Park Market Friday afternoon

From our sister site The Normandy Park Blog: Photos courtesy Normandy Park Police Department A suspicious package caused Normandy Park Police to call in the Port of Seattle bomb squad Friday afternoon... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to help clean up Shorewood Park & downtown Burien

Volunteers needed to help clean up Shorewood Park & downtown Burien

The City of Burien will be holding some Arbor Month-related events where YOU can help clean your city up: Hello wonderful volunteers! Mark your calendars for April opportunities to get involved around... [Read more]

PHOTOS: A tree is planted at Arbor Lake Park to celebrate Arbor Day

PHOTOS: A tree is planted at Arbor Lake Park to celebrate Arbor Day

On Tuesday (April 8), the City of Burien celebrated Arbor Day at Arbor Lake Park by planting a paper birch tree. The city also commemorated being named ‘Tree City USA’ for the 13th year. Local... [Read more]

Another case of measles in person visiting Seattle, Sea-Tac airport

Another case of measles in person visiting Seattle, Sea-Tac airport

Local public health officials have confirmed a measles infection in a traveler who was at Sea-Tac airport and two locations in Seattle during his contagious period. The traveler is a resident of California... [Read more]

Discover Burien’s annual Clean Sweep & Shred Day will be Saturday, April 26

Discover Burien’s annual Clean Sweep & Shred Day will be Saturday, April 26

[EDITOR'S NOTE: BTB Founder/Publisher Scott Schaefer is on the Board of Discover Burien, a local business non-profit.] It’s time again to roll up those sleeves to tackle trash and beautify Burien during... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to help restore Walker Preserve on Saturday, April 19

Volunteers needed to help restore Walker Preserve on Saturday, April 19

Volunteers are needed to help restore Walker Preserve on Saturday, April 19, from 9 a.m. – Noon “No experience is required!” reads an announcement. “We will remove invasive plants to restore the... [Read more]

City of Burien will celebrate Arbor Day at Arbor Lake Park Tuesday, April 8

City of Burien will celebrate Arbor Day at Arbor Lake Park Tuesday, April 8

The City of Burien will celebrate Arbor Day at Arbor Lake Park on Tuesday, April 8 starting at 11 a.m., and all are invited. “The city is celebrating the 142nd anniversary of Arbor Day and 13 years... [Read more]

Results of Community Salmon Investigation to be presented April 8

Results of Community Salmon Investigation to be presented April 8

If you missed the Community Salmon Investigation 2013 results presentation on March 20 – don’t worry, you can catch it on Tuesday, April 8 at the Burien Community Center from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. “Bring... [Read more]

Fire near Hilltop Elementary School causes kids to be called inside Wednesday

Fire near Hilltop Elementary School causes kids to be called inside Wednesday

A teacher at Burien’s Hilltop Elementary School told us that a fire near the school – in the 12000 block of 24th Ave South – was bad enough that children had to be called inside from recess due... [Read more]