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Burien Council approves $450,000 to complete Seahurst Park Restoration

Burien Council approves $450,000 to complete Seahurst Park Restoration

by Ralph Nichols Burien City Council members unanimously approved at their March 17 meeting an additional $450,000 to fund completion of phase two of the Seahurst Park Shoreline Ecosystem Restoration Project. Only... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation announces new scholarship opportunities

Highline Schools Foundation announces new scholarship opportunities

Our friends at the Highline Schools Foundation on Tuesday (Jan. 14) announced that they’ve added two new scholarships to their program – the Alaska Airlines Scholarship for $5,000, and the “Light... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation awards record amount of classroom grants

Highline Schools Foundation awards record amount of classroom grants

The Highline Schools Foundation recently awarded a record $48,675 through 77 classroom grants at 35 different schools in the Highline School District. A total of 124 grant requests were received. “The... [Read more]

Amended Burien budget reflects slight improvement in City’s economy

Amended Burien budget reflects slight improvement in City’s economy

Burien councilmembers unanimously approved at their Dec. 2 meeting amendments to the city’s 2013-14 biennial budget that reflect improving economic conditions locally. With frugal budget management,... [Read more]

City holding Public Forum on Economic Development Strategic Plan Oct. 10

City holding Public Forum on Economic Development Strategic Plan Oct. 10

The City of Burien announced that it will be holding a Public Forum on its Economic Development Strategic Plan on Thursday, Oct. 10 from 6 – 8 p.m. at City Hall. “Learn about the development... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Cox Financial holding free workshop on Social Security & Retirement Tuesday

Cox Financial holding free workshop on Social Security & Retirement Tuesday

BTB Advertiser Cox Financial will be holding a FREE workshop called “Transform your Social Security into a winning retirement strategy” on Tuesday, Oct. 8 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at their offices... [Read more]

Highline Schools awarded nearly half a million dollars in ‘Race to the Top’ funds

Highline Schools awarded nearly half a million dollars in ‘Race to the Top’ funds

Highline Public Schools was awarded $440,000 in ‘Race to the Top’ funds, which will be used to support STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education in five elementary schools... [Read more]

Burien City finances reported as ‘Good’ through Mid-2013

Burien City finances reported as ‘Good’ through Mid-2013

by Ralph Nichols Two quarters into the 2013-14 Burien budget cycle the city is where it needs to be, council members have been informed. In a recent quarterly update, Financial Director Kim Krause said... [Read more]

City of Burien offering Arts & Culture Grant funding; deadline is Aug. 16

City of Burien offering Arts & Culture Grant funding; deadline is Aug. 16

The City of Burien annually offers Arts & Culture Grant funding, and it’s now accepting applications from individuals, groups and organizations that “provide arts and cultural enrichment... [Read more]

Losa Berhane wins first-ever Patti Stewart Burgess Scholarship

Losa Berhane wins first-ever Patti Stewart Burgess Scholarship

That’s Patti Stewart Burgess on the left, posing with Losa Berhane, the first-ever recipient of the Highline High School Alumni Foundation’s $1,000 scholarship named in honor of Patti. Losa is... [Read more]

Seven Tra-Lee Apartment Fire Victim Families Awarded $6,370 Monday Night

Seven Tra-Lee Apartment Fire Victim Families Awarded $6,370 Monday Night

Organizers of our “Up from the Ashes” fundraiser for the victims of the Jan. 28 Tra-Lee Apartment fire in Burien gave out $6,370 to seven families – that’s $910 per family – at Bison Creek Pizza Monday night…

New Scholarship Set Up to Honor Seahurst Resident Patti Stewart Burgess

New Scholarship Set Up to Honor Seahurst Resident Patti Stewart Burgess

The family and friends of Patti Stewart Burgess – who is definitely still alive and kicking in Seahurst – announced that they are setting up a scholarship in her name through the auspices of the Highline... [Read more]

City Questioned on Taxpayer Money Used to Clean Up Foreclosed Property

City Questioned on Taxpayer Money Used to Clean Up Foreclosed Property

by Jack Mayne North Burien resident Dick West wants to know why Burien city government spent upwards of $15,000 to clean up debris and trash from a foreclosed home at 11416 26th Ave. South (map below)... [Read more]

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Sponsored Post Learn ‘Estate Planning & Investing After the Fiscal Cliff’ at Cox Financial Jan. 31

Learn ‘Estate Planning & Investing After the Fiscal Cliff’ at Cox Financial Jan. 31

Advertiser Cox Financial will be presenting a free seminar on ‘Estate Planning & Investing After the Fiscal Cliff’ at their Burien office on Thursday, Jan. 31 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. “Check... [Read more]

Learn How to Pay for College at Local ‘College Goal Sunday’ Events

Learn How to Pay for College at Local ‘College Goal Sunday’ Events

‘College Goal Sunday Washington’ aims to reduce the barriers students face in paying for college, and three upcoming local events – including Tuesday, Jan. 8 at Highline High School – will... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools Refinances Bonds, Saving Nearly $12 Million

Highline Public Schools Refinances Bonds, Saving Nearly $12 Million

Highline Public Schools announced Tuesday (Nov. 27) that they have refinanced a portion of the District’s outstanding capital bonds, taking advantage of a 40-year low in interest rates. “By reducing... [Read more]

LETTER: What is ‘Tally of Tax Money Spent Pursuing Annexation of Area Y?’

LETTER: What is ‘Tally of Tax Money Spent Pursuing Annexation of Area Y?’

Members of the Council: Annexation of Area Y was rejected by their residents. The City of Burien spent a considerable amount of money studying and promoting annexation, including hiring staff for this... [Read more]

Joan McGilton Defends New Burien Budget: ‘City Is Not Going Broke’

Joan McGilton Defends New Burien Budget: ‘City Is Not Going Broke’

by Ralph Nichols The Burien City Council adopted its 2013-14 budget on a 4-3 vote last Monday night (Nov. 5). 

 Mayor Brian Bennett, Deputy Mayor Rose Clark, and Council members Joan McGilton and... [Read more]

Burien Council Adopts 2013-14 City Budget Monday Night

Burien Council Adopts 2013-14 City Budget Monday Night

The Burien City Council adopted its 2013-14 budget on a 4-3 vote Monday night (Nov. 5). Mayor Brian Bennett, Deputy Mayor Rose Clark, and council members Joan McGilton and Gerald Robison voted yes. Council... [Read more]

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Learn About ‘The Election & Your Long Term Strategy’ from Cox Financial Nov. 15

BTB Advertiser Cox Financial is holding a seminar called ‘The Election and Your Long Term Strategy’ from 6 – 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15 at their office at 112 SW 157th Street in Burien. “Join... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation Raises over $100,000 for Highline Public Schools

Highline Schools Foundation Raises over $100,000 for Highline Public Schools

The Highline Schools Foundation announced that it raised over $100,000 during the month of October with two successful events – the Burien Brat Trot on Oct. 7 and the Oktoberfest Dinner, held last Saturday,... [Read more]

GREAT NEWS – Burien Little Theatre Meets $8,000 Fundraising Goal!

GREAT NEWS – Burien Little Theatre Meets $8,000 Fundraising Goal!

Our friends at Burien Little Theatre have some GREAT news (and gratitude to our Readers) to share – they met their $8,000 fundraising goal! “It was a complete success,” said Creative Director... [Read more]

Burien Little Theatre Still Needs Over $3,400 to Meet Matching Donor Goal

Burien Little Theatre Still Needs Over $3,400 to Meet Matching Donor Goal

Our friends at Burien Little Theatre want our Readers to know that they still need more than $3,400 to meet their goal of raising $8,000 to pay for royalties for “Young Frankenstein the Musical”... [Read more]

Proposed Burien City Budget for 2013-14 Constrained by ‘Structural Deficit’

Proposed Burien City Budget for 2013-14 Constrained by ‘Structural Deficit’

The front page of the city’s preliminary 2013-14 budget. Click image to download full PDF file. by Ralph Nichols Burien council members are reviewing a proposed city budget (download PDF here) that... [Read more]

HHS Awards $3.6 Million Grant for Obesity Prevention & Tobacco Control

HHS Awards $3.6 Million Grant for Obesity Prevention & Tobacco Control

On Monday (Oct. 1), a $3.6 million grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to help fun children’s obesity prevention and tobacco control. Seattle Children’s... [Read more]