Science Section

Demolition of Peter Western Bridge to begin Thurs.; could take 2 years to rebuild

Demolition of Peter Western Bridge to begin Thurs.; could take 2 years to rebuild

Demolition of the Peter Western Bridge – located in the 2200 block of S. 116th Street in Burien (map below) – is set to begin this Thursday, May 18. Due to damage to the structural integrity of... [Read more]

Master Gardeners offering FREE help at Burien Library Thursday evenings

Master Gardeners offering FREE help at Burien Library Thursday evenings

The King County Master Gardeners are back, answering questions abut plants and gardening and more every Thursday from 5 – 8 p.m. at the Burien Library. This free service will run through September. Bring... [Read more]

Burien’s Environmental Science Center receives $50,000 WaterWorks grant

Burien’s Environmental Science Center receives $50,000 WaterWorks grant

(From left to right): Tara Luckie, ESC Executive Director, Dave Upthegrove, King County council-member and Larry Reymann, ESC Board President, along with Lake Wilderness first graders during the Beach... [Read more]

‘Check Out Your Mom’s Car!’ Leak Check Event will be this Saturday, May 13

‘Check Out Your Mom’s Car!’ Leak Check Event will be this Saturday, May 13

This Saturday, May 13, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Seattle Public Utilities, the City of Burien, and South Seattle College are teaming up to host the first annual “Check Out Your Mom’s Car!” The partners... [Read more]

See long-lost rocket engines at Museum of Flight’s ‘Apollo Exhibit,’ opening May 20

See long-lost rocket engines at Museum of Flight’s ‘Apollo Exhibit,’ opening May 20

By Devin Otto Intern, Big Picture High School The Museum of Flight in Tukwila will finally be opening their long awaited exhibit. The Apollo Exhibit, which was announced a few years back and confirmed... [Read more]

Car hits utility pole, knocks power out for over 4,000 customers in Burien overnight

Car hits utility pole, knocks power out for over 4,000 customers in Burien overnight

A car crashed into a utility pole near 1st Ave South and S. 124th Street in Burien early Wednesday morning (May 3), knocking power out for over 4,000 customers. The incident happened around 3:30 a.m.,... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Elston Hill photographs behind-the-scenes at Sea-Tac Airport

PHOTOS: Elston Hill photographs behind-the-scenes at Sea-Tac Airport

Resident Elston Hill was invited recently to get a behind-the-scenes tour of Sea-Tac Airport’s environmental program, and here’s what he photographed: A couple weeks ago, Jackie and I were... [Read more]

Burien’s Environmental Science Center celebrates Earth Day

Burien’s Environmental Science Center celebrates Earth Day

By the end of Saturday morning, the beach was cleaner, the community was closer and two new trees were in the ground…but this wasn’t just any Saturday at Seahurst Park though – it was... [Read more]

ANALYSIS: Blame the Blue Angels for planes still flying low over Burien

ANALYSIS: Blame the Blue Angels for planes still flying low over Burien

By Jack Mayne If you are a Burien resident still hearing airplanes zooming over your home at all hours every time the prevailing wind is from the south, blame it on the Blue Angels. The turns over Burien... [Read more]

REMINDER: Community Forum on airplane noise is TONIGHT

REMINDER: Community Forum on airplane noise is TONIGHT

REMINDER: The Des Moines Chapter of the National Quiet Skies Coalition will hold a Community Forum TONIGHT –– Wednesday, April 26, 2017, starting at 6:30 p.m. – at Mt. Rainier High School. This... [Read more]

City of Burien celebrates Arbor Day at Environmental Science Center Saturday

City of Burien celebrates Arbor Day at Environmental Science Center Saturday

Photos courtesy City of Burien The City of Burien’s Parks & Recreation Department celebrated Arbor Day on Saturday, April 22, with the Environmental Science Center staff, Burien Lions members... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for Normandy Park Work Party this Sunday, April 30

Volunteers needed for Normandy Park Work Party this Sunday, April 30

Volunteers are needed to get outside and join neighbors to beautify Walker Creek and the Normandy Park Swim Club this coming Sunday, April 30. Join your Miller-Walker Basin Steward and members of the Normandy... [Read more]

With a little help, Sylvester Middle School students build new rain garden

With a little help, Sylvester Middle School students build new rain garden

With a little help from the Sounders FC and volunteers, on Wednesday (April 19), Sylvester Middle School students got to see their new rain garden in action. The City of Burien, Washington Green Schools,... [Read more]

Port of Seattle Commission meeting to include NextGen briefing on April 25

Port of Seattle Commission meeting to include NextGen briefing on April 25

In response to community concerns, and to keep neighboring communities updated on operations at Sea-Tac Airport, the Port of Seattle has scheduled a presentation – set for Tuesday, April 25 at 1 p.m.... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for Blood Drive at Matt Griffin YMCA Wednesday

Volunteers needed for Blood Drive at Matt Griffin YMCA Wednesday

Organizers are low on sign-ups for a Blood Drive scheduled for Wednesday, April 19 at Matt Griffin YMCA – PLEASE HELP! “Sparing 45 minutes of your time to give blood, can potentially help save... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Orcas frolic off Burien’s Three Tree Point Saturday

PHOTOS: Orcas frolic off Burien’s Three Tree Point Saturday

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great photos of Orca Whales, who frolicked off Burien’s Three Tree Point for a while on Saturday, April 15. “They stayed around more than any I have seen in... [Read more]

FAA responds to City of Burien’s Petition, will stop airplane overflights

FAA responds to City of Burien’s Petition, will stop airplane overflights

On Thursday, April 13, 2017, the City of Burien received word from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) stating they would be ceasing the North Flow flight patterns over Burien. As we’ve... [Read more]

Arbor Day/Earth Day celebration & clean-up event at Seahurst Park Sat., April 22

Arbor Day/Earth Day celebration & clean-up event at Seahurst Park Sat., April 22

Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 22 for an Arbor Day/Earth Day celebration and clean-up event at Seahurst Park from 9 a.m. – Noon. “Join us for a park clean-up and a tree planting in... [Read more]

City of Burien now accepting applications for low-income Rain Garden program

City of Burien now accepting applications for low-income Rain Garden program

The City of Burien is now accepting applications for its grant-funded rain garden program, which will install ten rain gardens in low-income neighborhoods across Burien. Participants in the program will... [Read more]

Highline High’s ‘High Tekerz’ are heading to the FIRST World Championships!

Highline High’s ‘High Tekerz’ are heading to the FIRST World Championships!

The High Tekerz – Highline High School’s 4H and FIRST® Robotics team 3574 – is headed to the FIRST World Championships, to be held April 19-22 in Houston! On April 8 at the PNW Regional Championship,... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Great photos of an amazing rainbow seen over Burien Monday

PHOTOS: Great photos of an amazing rainbow seen over Burien Monday

Courtesy Jamie Castillo comes this great photo of a rainbow seen over Burien during a stormy late Monday afternoon, April 10 (click image to see larger version): And courtesy Todd Loiselle comes this... [Read more]

WEATHER: Wind Advisory issued; expect gusts up to 44 mph on Friday

WEATHER: Wind Advisory issued; expect gusts up to 44 mph on Friday

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory until 10 p.m. Friday evening (April 7), and residents are warned to expect winds from 25-35 mph, wth gusts up to 44 mph. “Winds this strong... [Read more]

REMINDER: How are local salmon doing? ‘CSI: Highline’ is Thursday night

REMINDER: How are local salmon doing? ‘CSI: Highline’ is Thursday night

REMINDER: The Season Finale for CSI: Highline is Thursday night, April 6, from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at the Burien Community Center. “Please join us to hear how our local salmon are doing in Miller and... [Read more]

Learn about ‘Birds of the Duwamish River Valley’ on Saturday, April 15

Learn about ‘Birds of the Duwamish River Valley’ on Saturday, April 15

There will be a springtime exploration of birds who make a living along the Duwamish River on Saturday, April 15.   After a presentation in the Longhouse, we will walk along the Duwamish River to... [Read more]