by Scott Schaefer New Start High School Science Teacher Bev Mowrer is concerned about a Burien intersection after two of her students were involved in a car crash last week. Mowerer told The B-Town Blog... [Read more]
The Washington State Department of Health issued an update Wednesday (March 16), stating “it’s unlikely that we will see an increase in background levels of radiation in Washington,” due... [Read more]
On Saturday (March 12), the Washington State Department of Health announced that it is “conducting ongoing air monitoring for radiation to see if the nuclear plant incident in Japan has affected... [Read more]
On Thursday (Jan. 6), Seattle City Light announced that it had identified four more streetlights that were giving off dangerous voltage, three of which are located in the Shorewood neighborhood of Burien. City... [Read more]
Looks like the Creature from the B-Town Lagoon continues to hang (or should we say swim) around – Miller/Walker Creek Steward Dennis Clark reports that the most recent tests of Lake Burien shows a 45%... [Read more]
On Wednesday (Sept. 1st), we received an update from Miller/Walker Creek Basin Steward Dennis Clark that new tests show an increase in the toxic algae found last week in Lake Burien (read our previous... [Read more]
Starting this Thursday (June 10), police agencies around the state will begin enforcing Washingtonâ€™s newly-revised law restricting vehicle drivers from talking or texting while driving. The revised... [Read more]
[EDITOR'S NOTE: We received this via email on May 26th; sorry for the delay in posting it but we figured 'better late than never'] Hello, Not sure if this is where to send this info to but it seemed like... [Read more]
This map highlights the Goat Hill neighborhood where residents are upset about speeding cars.
Burien city officials recently decided on a combination of solutions designed to alleviate safety concerns of local residents by mitigating speeding through the Goat Hill neighborhood over the ridge west of Ambaum Boulevard at SW 130th Street.
Goat Hill residents have complained for over a year about motorists speeding along the corridor that, heading west, follows SW 130th as it curves into 16th Avenue SW to SW 131st Street, then goes to Shorewood Drive where it continues in a northwesterly direction through the subdivision.
Repeated complaints and requests for action from the neighborhood led to a meeting about the speeding problem…
Long story short: if you live in a valley, near a river or flood zone, or on a bluff above or near a slide zone, you’re SCREWED, as a major storm is moving in and the National Weather Service has... [Read more]
Carolyn Rosenfield found an easier way to get around Burien â€“ by cross country skiing on SW 172nd in 3 Tree Point. Photo by John Naubert. 10:45am 12/24/08 UPDATE: The soggy rain transition period... [Read more]
“Woo! Snow happens even in Burien” by Flickr Photog Crocidillicus The big storm’s a-comin’ folks, and should hit sometime tonight and continue through Sunday morning. Most likely... [Read more]
Several BTB Readers have emailed/called us about this, and we’ve noticed them ourselves firsthand â€“ what appear to be dangerously sharp, potentially tire-piercing spikes sticking up out of... [Read more]
Got an email tip about coyotes being spotted in the North Hill neighborhood near 195th South and South 8th Avenue (map below), where we took this photo of a posted warning sign: According to our BTB Tipster: We... [Read more]
Found on seattle-tacoma craigslist > south king > pets: R A C C O O N S kill your beloved animals–watch out!!! (Burien) Our cat escaped late Thursday night as we closed the sliding... [Read more]