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Prowler caught by alert residents in Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood

Prowler caught by alert residents in Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood

Alert residents caught a prowler on SW 172nd Street in Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood early Monday morning, March 2, around 12:20 a.m. After one neighbor saw the suspect prowling, two others... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Bald Eagle devours its prey at Burien’s Three Tree Point

PHOTOS: Bald Eagle devours its prey at Burien’s Three Tree Point

Burien councilmember Nancy Tosta sent us these great photos, showing a Bald Eagle devouring its prey at Burien’s Three Tree Point (click images to see larger versions): “I watched an eagle... [Read more]

Meet ‘Valentino,’ a Beaver rescued at Three Tree Point on Valentine’s Day

Meet ‘Valentino,’ a Beaver rescued at Three Tree Point on Valentine’s Day

Story & Photos by Maureen Hoffmann Meet “Valentino” the Beaver… One local resident quipped, “It takes a village to heal a beaver.” For several hours on Valentine’s Day afternoon, nearby... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Sailboats bloom off Three Tree Point during spring-like weather

PHOTOS: Sailboats bloom off Three Tree Point during spring-like weather

BTB Reader Elston Hill sent in these photos, showing sailboats passing close to Three Tree Point on Saturday, Jan. 24 (click images to see larger versions/slideshow): If you’ve got a cool photo... [Read more]

UPDATE: ‘Bertha,’ last seen on New Year’s Eve, has been FOUND!

UPDATE: ‘Bertha,’ last seen on New Year’s Eve, has been FOUND!

UPDATE JAN. 7, 2015: Sybil Davis tells us that Bertha has been FOUND! “Bertha (or BIg Bertha as we like to call her due to her girth) appeared again, right where she was lost! We think someone might... [Read more]

VIDEOS/PHOTOS: Around 80 brave the 2015 Three Tree Point Polar Bear Plunge

VIDEOS/PHOTOS: Around 80 brave the 2015 Three Tree Point Polar Bear Plunge

Under gorgeous, crystal blue skies on a crisp 37-degree New Year’s Day, a record crowd of around 80 people braved the chilly waters of Puget Sound as they rang in 2015 at the annual Three Tree Point... [Read more]

Dive into the New Year at the annual Polar Bear Plunge this Thursday at Noon!

Dive into the New Year at the annual Polar Bear Plunge this Thursday at Noon!

Animated gif of a previous Three Tree Point Polar Bear Plunge by Jana Kleitsch. Cleanse yourself for 2015 by diving into Burien’s annual Polar Bear Plunge, to be held at Noon on New Year’s... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Large pair of antlers spotted in the surf at Three Tree Point

PHOTOS: Large pair of antlers spotted in the surf at Three Tree Point

Burien City Councilmember Nancy Tosta sent us these pics, of what appears to be a pair of large antlers floundering in the surf on the north beach of Three Tree Point around sunset on Sunday, Dec. 28: Anyone... [Read more]

MISSING: ‘Lady,’ an older dog missing in Three Tree Point since Saturday

MISSING: ‘Lady,’ an older dog missing in Three Tree Point since Saturday

An older female dog named ‘Lady’ has been missing from the 16900 block of Maplewild Ave SW in Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood since Saturday, Dec. 6: ‘Lady’ is very... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Dead Sea Lion washes up on north side of Three Tree Point

PHOTOS: Dead Sea Lion washes up on north side of Three Tree Point

The body of a dead Sea Lion washed up on the north side of Burien’s Three Tree Point beach this week. It’s unknown when this marine mammal died, or what the cause was. However, Jamie at the... [Read more]

PHOTOS: North beach of Three Tree Point hammered during Saturday storm

PHOTOS: North beach of Three Tree Point hammered during Saturday storm

BTB Reader Randy Schmidt sent us these great photos, taken around 11 a.m. Saturday morning (Nov. 29), from the private access on the north side of Three Tree Point, looking north as bulkheads were being... [Read more]

Area gets dusting of snow, power goes out in Three Tree Point Saturday morning

Area gets dusting of snow, power goes out in Three Tree Point Saturday morning

Snow covers branches near Tukwila. Photo by Michael Brunk. A light layer of snow dusted the Burien area Saturday morning, and power went out to a few hundred homes in the Tree Tree Point neighborhood. Seattle... [Read more]

This Burien house may look happy, but some think it was haunted…

This Burien house may look happy, but some think it was haunted…

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following story was originally posted on Halloween, 2009. We’re re-running it again because we think it’s pretty spooky: by Laura Beth Peterson The year was 1944 and... [Read more]

VIDEO: Time-lapse of Tuesday’s storm as seen from Seahurst

VIDEO: Time-lapse of Tuesday’s storm as seen from Seahurst

Burien resident Chris Rimple shot a time-lapse video on Tuesday, Oct. 21, showing a storm system moving through the region. “Here’s a time lapse of yesterday’s storm, from 9:30 a.m. to sunset,”... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Large pod of Orca Whales swims past Three Tree Point Friday

PHOTOS: Large pod of Orca Whales swims past Three Tree Point Friday

New pics added, courtesy Elston Hill (click images to see larger version/slideshow): Somewhere out there, in the water beyond this crowd of onlookers, were 50-60 Orca Whales who swam past Burien’s... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Halloween comes early to this spooky Burien neighborhood

PHOTOS: Halloween comes early to this spooky Burien neighborhood

BTB Reader Elston Hill was out walking the other day around Three Tree Point when he happened upon one of the most decorated and festive homes in the area, owned by Greg and Rhonda Dill and located at... [Read more]

Power outage – apparently caused by bird – hits Three Tree Point Monday morning

Power outage – apparently caused by bird – hits Three Tree Point Monday morning

A power outage apparently caused by a bird knocked out electricity to 352 homes in Burien’s Three Three Point neighborhood early Monday morning (Oct. 6). Rumor is that a Blue Heron landed on electrical... [Read more]

PHOTO: Another amazing sunset as seen from above Burien’s Three Tree Point

PHOTO: Another amazing sunset as seen from above Burien’s Three Tree Point

BTB Reader Elston Hill shares this photo, taken from 32nd Ave SW above Three Tree Point on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 (click image to see larger version): “I believe this is a vehicle hauling ship,”... [Read more]

Beaches from Three Tree Point to Pierce County closed to shellfish harvesting

Beaches from Three Tree Point to Pierce County closed to shellfish harvesting

The Washington State Department of Health and Public Health – Seattle & King County High announced Wednesday (Oct. 1) that due to high levels of a marine biotoxin that causes paralytic shellfish poisoning – also known as “red tide”…

PHOTOS: Possible ‘Ocean Sunfish’ seen swimming off Burien’s Three Tree Point

PHOTOS: Possible ‘Ocean Sunfish’ seen swimming off Burien’s Three Tree Point

Resident Kathy Anderson recently shared these photos, of what is believed to be a non-native – and possibly tropical – ‘Ocean Sunfish’ swimming off Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood... [Read more]

UPDATE: Missing black female cat ‘Moka’ has been FOUND!

UPDATE: Missing black female cat ‘Moka’ has been FOUND!

UPDATE: ‘Moka’ the sweet black female cat, has been FOUND safe and sound! PREVIOUSLY: ‘Moka,’ a sweet black female cat, has been missing from the 17000 block of Maplewild Ave SW... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Panoramic shot of Three Tree Point & other low tide pics

PHOTOS: Panoramic shot of Three Tree Point & other low tide pics

BTB Founder/Publisher Scott Schaefer – a huge fan of really low tides – ventured out to the very tip of Burien’s Three Tree Point beach during Saturday’s -2.9 low tide, then turned his... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Readers share their photos & stories of the 4th in Burien

PHOTOS: Readers share their photos & stories of the 4th in Burien

BTB Reader Ethan Busse, 16, shared this great photo he took of the fireworks at Three Tree Point (click image to see larger version): New Burien resident Elston J. Hill also celebrated the 4th of July... [Read more]

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Fireworks light up the skies above Three Tree Point

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Fireworks light up the skies above Three Tree Point

When he’s not busy calculating millibars and hectopascals, our own Puget Sound Weather Geek – Chris Scragg – is also a Photographer who lives just above Burien’s Three Tree Point. He also... [Read more]

Occupants flee from serious accident on Maplewild SW in Burien Monday morning

Occupants flee from serious accident on Maplewild SW in Burien Monday morning

BTB Writer/Humorist Shawn Underwood wasn’t laughing when she discovered the results of a serious accident on Maplewild Ave SW in Burien between 2 – 2:30 a.m. Monday morning, June 30. “Ran... [Read more]

Sponsored Post One-day only Driveway Sale is this Saturday at Three Tree Point home

One-day only Driveway Sale is this Saturday at Three Tree Point home

A one-day only Driveway Sale will be held this Saturday, June 28 – rain or shine – from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the driveway of 17000 Maplewild Ave SW in Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood. Look... [Read more]

The 2014 Three Tree Point Fireworks Fund is seeking Business Sponsors

The 2014 Three Tree Point Fireworks Fund is seeking Business Sponsors

Photo by Michael Brunk. The 4th of July is just over a month away, and our friends at the Three Tree Point Fireworks Fund are seeking Business Sponsors and donations to help raise the $30,000 needed to... [Read more]

VIDEO: Watch the ‘real Octo-Mom’ – a Giant Pacific Octopus at Three Tree Point

VIDEO: Watch the ‘real Octo-Mom’ – a Giant Pacific Octopus at Three Tree Point

YouTuber/Diver/Photographer Drew Collins made a fantastic video underwater off Burien’s Three Tree Point recently, showing a mother Octopus – the “real Octo-Mom” – off the north beach,... [Read more]