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Weekend rain damages eight rooms at Highline High School

Weekend rain damages eight rooms at Highline High School

After the relatively light rainfall over this last weekend, Highline High School experienced water damage to eight rooms, due to a broken drain and leaky roof, the school announced Monday, Sept. 18. Six... [Read more]


PHOTOS: Might we be done with smoky skies?

PHOTOS: Might we be done with smoky skies?

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great photos showing what may be the last of our smoky sunsets, as well as some other views from around Burien. The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency seems to agree: “For... [Read more]


PHOTOS: Ash from wildfires falls like snow in region, affecting even spider webs

PHOTOS: Ash from wildfires falls like snow in region, affecting even spider webs

On Tuesday (Sept. 5), you most likely noticed some very small white or gray stuff falling from the sky, covering your car and other outdoor items, as well as perhaps making you look like you had a major... [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]


PHOTO: Wet spiderweb a sign that (gulp) fall is coming…

PHOTO: Wet spiderweb a sign that (gulp) fall is coming…

Courtesy Elston Hill comes this great photo of a wet spiderweb seen on his deck Thursday morning (Aug. 31) – a sure sign that fall is coming (click image to see larger version): But don’t worry... [Read more]


PHOTOS: Smoke slips back into the area, causes red sunset

PHOTOS: Smoke slips back into the area, causes red sunset

Courtesy Elston Hill come these photos of Monday night’s amazing sunset, showing how smoke from wildfires in southwestern Washington have slipped back into our area. The last time we saw red, smoky... [Read more]


‘Laudato Si: A Faithful Response to Climate Change’ with Jeff Renner Sept. 13

‘Laudato Si: A Faithful Response to Climate Change’ with Jeff Renner Sept. 13

Holy Rosary and Our Lady of Guadalupe parishes of West Seattle are co-sponsoring an evening with Jeff Renner called “Laudato Si: A Faithful Response to Climate Change” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept.... [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]


PHOTOS: More great photos of our strange smoky skies & a weather update

PHOTOS: More great photos of our strange smoky skies & a weather update

From Elston Hill comes more great photos showing our strange smoky skies, courtesy wildfires in British Columbia being pushed our way by a southerly wind. On Thursday morning, Vashon and Blake Island... [Read more]


WEATHER: Cough cough! Stage 1 Burn Ban in effect until further notice

WEATHER: Cough cough! Stage 1 Burn Ban in effect until further notice

Significant wildfire smoke from British Columbia remains in our region – and is expected through Friday – so the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency is continuing a Stage 1 air quality burn ban for King,... [Read more]


PHOTOS: It’s been a couple of smoky days in Burien lately…

PHOTOS: It’s been a couple of smoky days in Burien lately…

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great photos showing the recent smoky skies in Burien: “I was startled when we got home at 3 p.m. Tuesday. The sky looked yucky. Very hazy and/or dirty. Turns out... [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]


PHOTOS: Contrary to perceptions, we live in a drought area…

PHOTOS: Contrary to perceptions, we live in a drought area…

Story & Photos by Elston Hill Contrary to perceptions, we live in a drought area during most of our growing season. Burien resident Shon Robinson (pictured below) specializes in assisting people plant... [Read more]


PHOTOS: Green algae is blooming in Puget Sound off the shores of Burien

PHOTOS: Green algae is blooming in Puget Sound off the shores of Burien

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these photos – taken on Monday, July 17 – that show green algae blooms on the surface of Puget Sound off the shores of Burien. “Tides and wind bring it in and out past... [Read more]


PHOTOS: Golden hour views from Burien’s Three Tree Point

PHOTOS: Golden hour views from Burien’s Three Tree Point

Photographer Aaron Wells shot these great photos over the course of a very enjoyable ‘golden hour’ at Three Tree Point Saturday evening (click images to see larger versions/slideshow): A... [Read more]


PHOTOS: Amazing capture of lightning strike as seen from Burien

PHOTOS: Amazing capture of lightning strike as seen from Burien

Elston Hill has done it again – this time capturing an amazing power of a lightning strike and its reflection in Puget Sound, photographed from Burien on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. “We seem to... [Read more]


VIDEOS/PHOTOS: Peter Western Bridge gets knocked down Friday morning

VIDEOS/PHOTOS: Peter Western Bridge gets knocked down Friday morning

The Peter Western Bridge was knocked down on Friday (May 19), and below are videos (and photos) of B-Town’s own “Galloping Gertie” courtesy the City of Burien (NOTE: the bridge starts... [Read more]


PHOTO: Dark thunderstorms creep into area as seen from Burien Thursday

PHOTO: Dark thunderstorms creep into area as seen from Burien Thursday

Courtesy Elston Hill comes this great photo showing dark thunderstorms as they crept into our area on Thursday, May 4. “There were around 2500 lightning strikes from Olympia to the Canadian border,”... [Read more]


PHOTOS: Recent fair weather inspires some great photography

PHOTOS: Recent fair weather inspires some great photography

Courtesy Elston Hill comes these great photos, taken from his Burien home on Thursday, April 20 and Friday, April 21. “This is the rainiest and coldest winter/spring in 30 years,” Elston said.... [Read more]


PHOTOS: Great photos of an amazing rainbow seen over Burien Monday

PHOTOS: Great photos of an amazing rainbow seen over Burien Monday

Courtesy Jamie Castillo comes this great photo of a rainbow seen over Burien during a stormy late Monday afternoon, April 10 (click image to see larger version): And courtesy Todd Loiselle comes this... [Read more]