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SLIDESHOW: Scenes from disaster drill at Sea-Tac Airport

SLIDESHOW: Scenes from disaster drill at Sea-Tac Airport

You probably heard numerous – and serious – helicopters around Burien on Thursday (July 10), as a multi-agency disaster drill was held at Sea-Tac Airport, and Photographer Francis Zera was on hand... [Read more]

Large disaster drill to be held at Sea-Tac Airport on Thursday, July 10

Large disaster drill to be held at Sea-Tac Airport on Thursday, July 10

If you happen to notice a lot of emergency-type activity at Sea-Tac Airport this Thursday, July 10, don’t worry – it’s just a very large drill being put on by the Port of Seattle. Eight... [Read more]

LETTER: Debi Wagner’s letter to Port Commissioner about Airport Toxins

LETTER: Debi Wagner’s letter to Port Commissioner about Airport Toxins

[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:] Hello John (Creighton): These comments are my... [Read more]

Next Highline Forum will be Wednesday, June 25

Next Highline Forum will be Wednesday, June 25

The next Highline Forum will be held on Wednesday, June 25, from 2:30 to 4:10 p.m. at Sea-Tac Airport’s Conference Center – London Room. The public is invited to make comments at the start of the meeting. The... [Read more]

Demolition has begun at the old Sunny Terrace Elementary School

Demolition has begun at the old Sunny Terrace Elementary School

Demolition has begun at the old Sunny Terrace Elementary School, located at 1010 South 146th Street in Burien’s Northeast Redevelopment Area (NERA). Built in/around 1960 and closed as a school in... [Read more]

City will soon break ground on new stormwater & trail project in NERA

City will soon break ground on new stormwater & trail project in NERA

The City of Burien announced on its website that it will soon be breaking ground on a new stormwater and trail project in the Northeast Redevelopment Area (NERA), located north of SR 518.  NERA is a 135-acre... [Read more]

Next Highline Forum will be at Tukwila Community Center Nov. 20

Next Highline Forum will be at Tukwila Community Center Nov. 20

On Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m., members of the Highline Forum will meet at the Tukwila Community Center, Meeting Room A, 12424 42nd Avenue S, Tukwila. The public is invited to make comments... [Read more]

SLIDESHOW: Repairs finished on Sea-Tac Airport’s center runway

SLIDESHOW: Repairs finished on Sea-Tac Airport’s center runway

Click to Play Francis Zera’s Slideshow Story & Photos by Francis Zera Repairs were recently completed to Sea-Tac Airport’s center runway (16C/34C), which had been closed from July 8 –... [Read more]

Port of Seattle completes environmental analysis for Part 150 Study

Port of Seattle completes environmental analysis for Part 150 Study

The Port of Seattle has completed an environmental analysis and prepared a State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Checklist for Sea-Tac Airport’s draft Part 150 Noise and Land-Use Compatibility Study,... [Read more]

SLIDESHOW: New air conditioning unit demonstrated at Sea-Tac Airport

SLIDESHOW: New air conditioning unit demonstrated at Sea-Tac Airport

The Port of Seattle on Tuesday (Aug. 13) held a demonstration of their new in-house air conditioning unit at Sea-Tac Airport, which they expect will save more than $15 million in annual fuel costs for... [Read more]

Aircraft fire response drills to be held at Sea-Tac Airport this week

Aircraft fire response drills to be held at Sea-Tac Airport this week

The Port of Seattle Fire Department announced that it will be conducting aircraft fire response exercises this week as part of regularly scheduled training on a runway closed due to construction. Two exercises... [Read more]

Half a million Honeybees are now buzzing around Sea-Tac Airport’s open space

Half a million Honeybees are now buzzing around Sea-Tac Airport’s open space

Sea-Tac Airport’s lead beekeeper, Bob Redmond, director of the local nonprofit The Common Acre, and beekeeper David Feinberg look at the health of the hive next to the center runway. Click image... [Read more]

Public Comment Period for Port’s Part 150 Noise Study Runs Through May 30

Public Comment Period for Port’s Part 150 Noise Study Runs Through May 30

Beginning today – Monday, April 15, and running through May 30 – Sea-Tac Airport neighbors can offer formal comment on the draft Federal Aviation Administration Part 150 Noise and Land-Use Compatibility... [Read more]

Next Highline Forum will be Wednesday, March 27 at SeaTac City Hall

Next Highline Forum will be Wednesday, March 27 at SeaTac City Hall

The next Highline Forum will be held Wednesday, March 27, from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. at SeaTac’s City Hall Council Chambers (4800 South 188th Street). The public is invited to make comments at the start... [Read more]

Want to be a Port Commissioner? Port of Seattle Info Meeting is 5 p.m. Today

Want to be a Port Commissioner? Port of Seattle Info Meeting is 5 p.m. Today

The Port of Seattle is currently accepting applications for Port Commissioner, and they’re holding an informational session today – Tuesday, Jan. 22 – at 5 p.m. at Sea-Tac Airport. The Port plans... [Read more]

Order Amended to Speed Cleanup of Lora Lake Apartment Site in Burien

Order Amended to Speed Cleanup of Lora Lake Apartment Site in Burien

An amendment to a legal agreement between the Department of Ecology and the Port of Seattle will speed cleanup of the Lora Lake Apartments site in Burien (map below), according to an announcement released... [Read more]

SEATAC BLOG: Port Announces Plans to Renovate North Satellite of Airport

SEATAC BLOG: Port Announces Plans to Renovate North Satellite of Airport

The Port of Seattle Commission announced Tuesday (July 24) that it has given final design authorization for an estimated $230 million renovation of the north satellite at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport... [Read more]

Next Highline Forum Will Be Wednesday, May 23

Next Highline Forum Will Be Wednesday, May 23

The next Highline Forum is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23 at the Highline Public Schools’ ERAC Center at 15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW in Burien. This is an open and free meeting,... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Sea-Tac Airport’s New Rental Car Facility Scheduled To Open May 17

PHOTOS: Sea-Tac Airport’s New Rental Car Facility Scheduled To Open May 17

In a pre-opening celebration held May 9, 2012 the Port of Seattle dedicated the new Consolidate Rental Car Facility located on International Boulevard at State Route 518. After brief speeches from key... [Read more]

Class Action Lawsuit Against Port of Seattle Over 3rd Runway Denied

Class Action Lawsuit Against Port of Seattle Over 3rd Runway Denied

On Monday (April 9), a King County judge denied class action status for over 300 homeowners who sued the Port of Seattle in 2009 over its use of Sea-Tac Airport’s controversial Third Runway…

Port of Seattle illegally gave Aviation High School $13.6 million

Port of Seattle illegally gave Aviation High School $13.6 million

by Jack Mayne The Port of Seattle illegally gave the Highline School District $13.6 million for the construction and operation of Aviation High School. “The Port is not authorized to contribute funding... [Read more]

Port Of Seattle Donates Fire Truck To Puget Sound Skills Center Tuesday

Port Of Seattle Donates Fire Truck To Puget Sound Skills Center Tuesday

Tuesday morning (Sept. 6), the Port of Seattle donated retired fire truck #713 to the Puget Sound Skills Center at a ceremony at the school’s campus in Burien…

Going to Seafair? Park All Day at SeaTac for $10, and Ride the Link!

Going to Seafair? Park All Day at SeaTac for $10, and Ride the Link!

(Seattle – August 3, 2011) – Seattle-Tacoma International Airport invites Seafair fans to “go green to Seafair” with a $10 all day parking rate at the main terminal garage if you... [Read more]

SLIDESHOW: Sea-Tac Airport’s ‘Emergency Drill’ Up Close From Runway

SLIDESHOW: Sea-Tac Airport’s ‘Emergency Drill’ Up Close From Runway

Over 100 volunteers posed as ‘victims’ next to a mock-up aircraft in a fire and rescue scenario at Sea-Tac Airport Friday (July 15), in the Port of Seattle’s Tri-ennial Emergency Exercise for... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Condor Airlines’ Inaugural Flight From Sea-Tac To Frankfurt

PHOTOS: Condor Airlines’ Inaugural Flight From Sea-Tac To Frankfurt

Condor Airlines, new to the northwest from Germany, had its inaugural flight out of Sea-Tac Airport to Frankfurt on Thursday, June 23rd, and Photographer Francis Zera was there to capture the excitement: Click... [Read more]

‘Part 150′ Noise Study Recommendations To Be Presented June 28th & 29th

‘Part 150′ Noise Study Recommendations To Be Presented June 28th & 29th

The Port of Seattle will be presenting “recommended options” to its ‘Part 150′ Noise Study at two public events in late June – in Federal Way on Tuesday, June 28th and at Sea-Tac... [Read more]