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LETTER: Someone destroyed 12 Lois Schipper for State Senate campaign signs

LETTER: Someone destroyed 12 Lois Schipper for State Senate campaign signs

[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:] Dear Editor: As happened last week in... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Due to storm damage, Peter Western Bridge closed until further notice

FOLLOWUP: Due to storm damage, Peter Western Bridge closed until further notice

Photos courtesy City of Burien FOLLOWUP: As we first reported last Friday, Feb. 10, the City of Burien has closed the Peter Western Bridge – located at S. 116th Street, between Military and 24th... [Read more]

UPDATE 3: Toe of Tuesday’s mudslide still moving, though at a ‘very slow pace’

UPDATE 3: Toe of Tuesday’s mudslide still moving, though at a ‘very slow pace’

The City of Burien released an update Friday morning (Dec. 11) on Tuesday night’s mudslide, stating that reports from the area indicate that the toe of the slide is still moving, though at a very... [Read more]

UPDATE: Mudslide area still unstable, evacuation orders remain in effect

UPDATE: Mudslide area still unstable, evacuation orders remain in effect

Photos courtesy City of Burien UPDATE WEDNESDAY, DEC. 9, 4:40 p.m.: The City of Burien has worked throughout the day with geotechnical specialists to assess conditions at the site of the mudslide that... [Read more]

PHOTOS: More scenes from the aftermath of a series of massive storms

PHOTOS: More scenes from the aftermath of a series of massive storms

A series of intense, massive storms full of rain and wind struck the region this week, and Burien has suffered – with a mudslide that destroyed a home, water over numerous roadways, overflowing retention... [Read more]

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: Mudslide destroys home during overnight storm in Burien

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: Mudslide destroys home during overnight storm in Burien

Click images to see larger versions/slideshow: Photos courtesy City of Burien A mudslide in Burien destroyed one home during Tuesday night’s powerful overnight storm, and damaged another. There... [Read more]

Suffer Damage From The Storm? Here’s How To Report, Collect Damage $

Suffer Damage From The Storm? Here’s How To Report, Collect Damage $

The King County Office of Emergency Management is collecting information from County residents and businesses on damage and losses suffered during the January 16-23, 2012 snow and ice storm – if your... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Boat Breaks From Buoy, Gets Slammed At Three Tree Point Wednesday

PHOTOS: Boat Breaks From Buoy, Gets Slammed At Three Tree Point Wednesday

Story by Scott Schaefer Photos by Bob Seaton On a windy Wednesday afternoon (Sept. 28), an 18-foot motorboat broke away from its mooring buoy off the north side of Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Welcome Back Longtime BTB Advertiser Vision Collision!

Welcome Back Longtime BTB Advertiser Vision Collision!

We’d like to extend a very special “Welcome Back” greeting to longtime BTB Advertiser Vision Collision Auto Body Repair! Amy and husband Michael have years of experience in the auto body... [Read more]

Suffered Property Damage From The Recent Rain? Here’s How To Get Help

Suffered Property Damage From The Recent Rain? Here’s How To Get Help

If you’ve suffered property damage from the recent rainstorms, flooding and/or landslides, the King County Department of Assessments wants you to know how you can get help. “In light of the... [Read more]

Snow, Extreme Cold & Serious Winds Have Major Impact On Burien Area (2010)

Snow, Extreme Cold & Serious Winds Have Major Impact On Burien Area (2010)

The combination of Monday’s snow followed by extremely low temps (our thermometer showed a low of 20 F overnight) with the knockout punch of some serious winds had a major impact on the Burien area,... [Read more]

Hit And Run Accident Damages Car, Protective Wall & More At 3 Tree Point

Hit And Run Accident Damages Car, Protective Wall & More At 3 Tree Point

UPDATE FRI. 3/19 2pm: Just got word from Sgt John Urquhart of the King County Sheriff’s Department, who says that the suspect vehicle, “probably a white Honda Civic,” was found parked... [Read more]

Vandals Hit Olde Burien With Graffiti & Broken Trees

Vandals Hit Olde Burien With Graffiti & Broken Trees

Previously we reported on vandalism at the new Town Square, and before that at Seahurst Park Beach’s new picnic area, and now BTB Contributor Jim Branson sent us these photos of some recent vandalism... [Read more]

Vandals Damage Sculptures At Burien Town Square Park; Reward Offered For Information

Vandals Damage Sculptures At Burien Town Square Park; Reward Offered For Information

Michael Lafreniere, Director of Burien Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services reported Tuesday (July 14th) that three out of four of the “plinth” sculptures installed in Burien’s new... [Read more]

Seahurst Park’s New Picnic Shelter Severely Vandalized; $1,000 Reward Offered

Seahurst Park’s New Picnic Shelter Severely Vandalized; $1,000 Reward Offered

Michael Lafreniere, Director of Burien Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services, reports that Seahurst Park’s brand new picnic shelter and other areas were severely vandalized by alleged gang members... [Read more]

King County Offering Assistance For Weather Damage

King County Offering Assistance For Weather Damage

King County announced today that they’re offering assistance for property and business owners who suffered damages due to our recent winter weather. Here’s the announcement in its entirety: Property... [Read more]

WTF? Dangerous Spikes In Burien’s Re-Paved Roads?

WTF? Dangerous Spikes In Burien’s Re-Paved Roads?

Several BTB Readers have emailed/called us about this, and we’ve noticed them ourselves firsthand – what appear to be dangerously sharp, potentially tire-piercing spikes sticking up out of... [Read more]

UPDATE: Investigation Continues Into Fatal Apartment Fire

UPDATE: Investigation Continues Into Fatal Apartment Fire

Teams from the King County Fire Investigation Unit are scheduled to return this morning to the site of Sunday morning’s fatal fire that killed three, injured six and left over 30 homeless. Fire investigators... [Read more]

Photos Of Aftermath Of Fatal Apartment Fire

Photos Of Aftermath Of Fatal Apartment Fire

After manning our booth at today’s beautiful, hot final day of the Strawberry Festival, we took a very deep breath, then drove solemnly by the remnants of last night’s tragic, fatal fire (Burien’s... [Read more]