summer Section

REMINDER: Lots of fun activities going on during this last weekend of Summer

REMINDER: Lots of fun activities going on during this last weekend of Summer

It’s the last full weekend of Summer, 2018, and the calendar is packed with great events and activities: FRIDAY, SEPT. 14, 2018: ‘Age Wave’ Candidates Forum will be held at Tukwila Village SATURDAY,... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Smoke softens summer light on frolicking, bathing backyard birds

PHOTOS: Smoke softens summer light on frolicking, bathing backyard birds

Story & Photos by Elston Hill No serious photographer would try to take nature photographs in the middle of a sunny summer day in the open sun and harsh light. Digital cameras can not handle all that... [Read more]

Burien’s new ‘Great Day of Play’ will be at Moshier Field on Saturday, June 30

Burien’s new ‘Great Day of Play’ will be at Moshier Field on Saturday, June 30

Burien’s new – and FREE – ‘Great Day of Play’ will be held on Saturday, June 30, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Join in and have FUN at the Great Day of Play, featuring: Touch-A-Truck Field of inflatables Sports... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Some recent summer scenes as seen through the eyes of Elston Hill

PHOTOS: Some recent summer scenes as seen through the eyes of Elston Hill

Some recent photographic awesomeness from resident Elston Hill: On Friday (Sept. 1), The Virginia V. – built in 1922 when roads were frequently impassable – cruised past Burien’s shores. This... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Backyard nature and beauty abounds in Burien

PHOTOS: Backyard nature and beauty abounds in Burien

Story & Photos by Elston Hill We in Burien are so fortunate to have the Northwest vegetation and temperate climate, which attracts all kinds of wildlife into our backyards. Sitting in our backyard... [Read more]

WEATHER: ‘Excessive Heat Warning’ issued for this week, starting Tuesday

WEATHER: ‘Excessive Heat Warning’ issued for this week, starting Tuesday

The National Weather Service has issued an ‘Excessive Heat Warning,’ starting Tuesday, Aug. 1, and continuing through Friday, Aug. 4. Expect temps to hit the high 90s, with Thursday most... [Read more]

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Is Summer Over?

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Is Summer Over?

by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Probably. After another sweltering wave of heat last week where temperatures got into the 90s, and Fire Weather Watches and Heat Advisories were issued across... [Read more]

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Stormy August Day!

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Stormy August Day!

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Stormy August Day! It’s a chilly August day and showers are scattered across... [Read more]

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Stormy morning, but a great week ahead

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Stormy morning, but a great week ahead

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek We’re starting off the day to a stormy start as an upper level low popped... [Read more]

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Will Summer ever come back?

Puget Sound Weather Geek: Will Summer ever come back?

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Well it doesn’t really look like July out there anymore, and considering... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: Forecast: Summer isn’t over…back to warm weather again!

WEATHER GEEK: Forecast: Summer isn’t over…back to warm weather again!

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek The last time we had a dry day above 75°F was ten days ago. Since then we’ve... [Read more]

PHOTOS: The Summer of amazing Sunsets continues

PHOTOS: The Summer of amazing Sunsets continues

Like many area residents, reader Elston Hill loves the natural beauty of the Northwest, especially the red summer sunsets. UW Meteorologist Cliff Mass says that the redness is from wildfires in California. Here... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: Did you catch the early morning Thunderstorms?

WEATHER GEEK: Did you catch the early morning Thunderstorms?

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Thunderstorms rumbled through the South Puget Sound and Cascade foothills early... [Read more]

City of Burien reminds residents of fireworks ban, fire danger during heat

City of Burien reminds residents of fireworks ban, fire danger during heat

The City of Burien wants to remind all that – as the 4th of July rapidly approaches – residents are asked to comply with Burien’s ban on fireworks within City limits. “Hot, dry temperatures... [Read more]

Bloodworks Northwest says ‘Heat Wave Triggers Blood Shortage’

Bloodworks Northwest says ‘Heat Wave Triggers Blood Shortage’

Bloodworks Northwest has issued an urgent appeal for donors today after collections began to dip sharply as a result of the mounting heat wave and reduced collections caused by summer vacations. “Even... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: Weekend heatwave & possible thunderstorm outbreak

WEATHER GEEK: Weekend heatwave & possible thunderstorm outbreak

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Hey folks! Summer is certainly here and you have two weather possibilities for... [Read more]

Sponsored Post The Vet Says…Summer poses serious risks for our furry friends

The Vet Says…Summer poses serious risks for our furry friends

Advertiser Priceless Pet Clinic has some summer-related advice for all pet owners: What a great Spring we’ve had! I can’t recall the last time we’ve had so many beautiful sunny days this early in... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Lots of great Summer Camps starting up at Matt Griffin YMCA soon

Lots of great Summer Camps starting up at Matt Griffin YMCA soon

Awesome Adventures in Learning & Leadership for Teens at the Matt Griffin YMCA! Take a journey towards your future! Discover more about who you are and what you can achieve through leadership, academic... [Read more]

PODCAST: Burien burglar caught in the act, Normandy Park grenade & more…

PODCAST: Burien burglar caught in the act, Normandy Park grenade & more…

Here’s episode #5 of our SoKing News Podcast, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence... [Read more]