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Council told Port has money to help confront airport growth; no mercado site found

Council told Port has money to help confront airport growth; no mercado site found

By Jack Mayne Port officials are making the rounds of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport neighbor cities to tell them there is a $750,000 fund to finance ideas to better manage changes coming from an... [Read more]

UPDATE: Police say that the fatal North Highline fire was caused by fireworks

UPDATE: Police say that the fatal North Highline fire was caused by fireworks

UPDATE July 8, 2019: The King County Sheriff’s Office Fire Investigation Unit has determined that the fatal North Highline fire on the 4th of July was started by fireworks. Police said that it’s... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Fireworks light up skies off Burien’s Three Tree Point on the 4th

PHOTOS: Fireworks light up skies off Burien’s Three Tree Point on the 4th

Courtesy Elston Hill come these great photos of the longtime, community-funded, barge-based fireworks display off Burien’s Three Tree Point on the 4th of July:  Read More →

LETTER: ‘Fireworks are banned on the 4th; let’s enforce the ban…’

LETTER: ‘Fireworks are banned on the 4th; let’s enforce the ban…’

[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:] Fireworks are Banned on the 4th, Let’s... [Read more]

Here’s where you can safely enjoy a public fireworks display this 4th of July

Here’s where you can safely enjoy a public fireworks display this 4th of July

Watching a professional fireworks show is a great – and safe – way to enjoy pyrotechnic fun while staying safe and minimizing the risk of wildfires and injuries this 4th of July. As a reminder, please... [Read more]

‘Smoke on the Water’ Community BBQ will be July 10 in Des Moines

‘Smoke on the Water’ Community BBQ will be July 10 in Des Moines

Destination Des Moines’ 2019 Community ‘Smoke on the Water’ fundraiser BBQ will be Wednesday, July 10, from 5– 7 p.m. at Des Moines Beach Park. All proceeds from this community event... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Fireworks are illegal in Burien…’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Fireworks are illegal in Burien…’

[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 Burien, Fireworks are illegal in... [Read more]

UPDATE: Three Tree Point Fireworks fundraising approaches finish line

UPDATE: Three Tree Point Fireworks fundraising approaches finish line

Donate today to help the Three Tree Point Fireworks fund cross the finish line and keep this annual tradition alive! The Three Tree Point Fireworks fund committee says that only about $4,000 dollars is... [Read more]

SOS: Three Tree Point Fireworks may be canceled, and organizers need help!

SOS: Three Tree Point Fireworks may be canceled, and organizers need help!

Our friends at the Three Tree Point Fireworks Fund are seeking the community’s help: Dear Burien and Normandy Park residents, We are writing this letter to ask for your support with this year’s... [Read more]

Airport noise persists; survey shows concerns about safety, homelessness

Airport noise persists; survey shows concerns about safety, homelessness

By Jack Mayne The City of Burien says it will continue fighting against even more airport noise which is driving residents and the Quiet Skies Coalition to push harder and retain legal pressure on Seattle-Tacoma... [Read more]

REMINDER: Fireworks are still illegal in the City of Burien; fines start at $125

REMINDER: Fireworks are still illegal in the City of Burien; fines start at $125

REMINDER: As the July 4th holiday rapidly approaches, the City of Burien wants to remind residents to comply with Burien’s ban on fireworks within city limits. The Burien Police Department has scheduled... [Read more]

Man injured after bottle rocket explodes in his hand near CVS in Burien

Man injured after bottle rocket explodes in his hand near CVS in Burien

The King County Sheriff’s Office says that on Sunday, Dec. 10, just after 2 a.m. they responded to SW 160th Street and 1st Ave South for reports of an explosion and an injured man. When police arrived,... [Read more]

Fireworks to blame for blaze at Ola Salon Tuesday night

Fireworks to blame for blaze at Ola Salon Tuesday night

Fireworks are to blame for a fire that burned part of a hedge Tuesday night (July 4) next to Ola Salon, located at 1835 SW 152nd Street in Burien (map below). There was no damage to the building, nor... [Read more]

VIDEOS/PHOTOS: Scenes from a red, white and blue 4th of July in Burien

VIDEOS/PHOTOS: Scenes from a red, white and blue 4th of July in Burien

Under glorious sunny skies, with temps in the high 70s, Burien’s Independence Day celebrations were a mix of tradition, family fun and red, white and blue pride in our country and region. VIDEOS: The... [Read more]

REMINDER: Fireworks are still illegal in Burien, and the fine is $125

REMINDER: Fireworks are still illegal in Burien, and the fine is $125

The City of Burien recently released a letter to residents, reminding all that fireworks are still illegal, and the fine for discharging them is $125. Burien Police has scheduled extra officers, who will... [Read more]

Did you hear a huge explosion in Burien Saturday night? Here’s what we know…

Did you hear a huge explosion in Burien Saturday night? Here’s what we know…

Several Readers have inquired with us about hearing a huge explosion in Burien Saturday night (Nov. 12) around 10:30 p.m., with many reporting the sound originating near SW 128th and 4th Ave SW. We checked... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Fireworks vandal(s) blow up large, locking, ~$2,300 Burien mailbox

PHOTOS: Fireworks vandal(s) blow up large, locking, ~$2,300 Burien mailbox

It appears that an overzealous fireworks vandal(s) blew up an 18-slot ‘secure’ group mailbox tree in Burien’s Seahurst neighborhood over the 4th of July weekend. The mailbox was most... [Read more]

PHOTOS/VIDEO: 4th of July fireworks light up skies around Burien

PHOTOS/VIDEO: 4th of July fireworks light up skies around Burien

Courtesy resident Elston Hill comes these great photos of fireworks seen from Burien on the 4th of July. “A neighbor invited us to his house for the fireworks. His house faces south. Our house faces... [Read more]

Fireworks illegal in Burien, but not Normandy Park or unincorporated areas

Fireworks illegal in Burien, but not Normandy Park or unincorporated areas

Fireworks are illegal within Burien city limits, so even if you’re ‘safe and sane’ and only setting off a Sparkler, or one of those classic old ‘Snakes’ that spew a strange... [Read more]