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  • UPDATE: Seahurst Park has reopened
    by Scott Schaefer on February 16, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    UPDATE TUESDAY, FEB. 16, 2021: Burien’s Seahurst Park has reopened after being closed due to hazardous conditions. The closure was due to snow and ice-laden trees, which can be dangerous, along with slippery pathways. The road going into the park had to be plowed out and the city says it needed time to clear sidewalks

  • PHOTOS: Beautiful, bountiful coating of snow falls over region
    by Scott Schaefer on February 14, 2021 at 1:29 am

    A beautiful, bountiful coating of snow fell over the region starting Friday night, Feb. 12, and is expected to continue through Sunday night before turning to slush and rain. Measurements of between 8-10+ inches of the white stuff fell, creating a wonderful Valentine’s winter wonderland. The National Weather Service says that Friday and Saturday’s snowfall ended up

  • National Weather Service issues Winter Storm Warning for overnight snowstorm
    by Scott Schaefer on February 12, 2021 at 11:11 pm

    The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning – with “heavy snow expected” – starting Friday night, Feb. 12 at 10 p.m. and continuing through Saturday, Feb. 13 at 4 p.m. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches are possible overnight, professional prognosticators said, with further snow accumulation of 1 to 3

  • UPDATE: Burien’s Severe Weather Shelter will remain open through Saturday night
    by Scott Schaefer on February 11, 2021 at 1:49 am

    UPDATE: Burien’s Severe Weather Shelter will remain open through Saturday night, Feb. 13, 2021, at Highline United Methodist Church. With temps predicted to be in the mid-20s and the possibility of snow, this shelter plays a vital part in helping our community’s homeless population. “We had a successful first night at the Severe Weather Shelter,”

  • WEATHER: Chance of snow coming as early as Wednesday night & continuing thru weekend
    by Scott Schaefer on February 10, 2021 at 1:17 am

    The National Weather Service is predicting that cold air from the interior of British Columbia will continue to filter into the region through the end of the week, bringing with it a chance of SNOW. “A series of weather systems will bring the potential for impactful snowfall to the area,” weather experts said. The first

  • Burien’s Severe Weather Shelter will open Tuesday at Highline United Methodist Church
    by Scott Schaefer on February 8, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    A Severe Weather Shelter will open this Tuesday, Feb. 9. 2021 at Highline United Methodist Church (HUMC) in Burien, and organizers are seeking donations and volunteers. The shelter will be open at least through Thursday night, Feb. 11. “A cold weather snap is coming in the next few days,” organizers said.  “This may or may

  • Burien Council hears of Seahurst landslide and of flooding problems due to rainy winter
    by Jack Mayne on February 3, 2021 at 12:57 am

    By Jack Mayne City Public Works Director Maiya Andrews updated the Burien City Council Monday night (Feb. 1, 2021) on a Seahurst landslide which started about seven years ago, and now is beginning to undermine the sidewalk. Andrews said Seattle public utilities have a “sewer facility” and a “water facility” in the slide area. “We

  • Blustery windstorm knocks out power to most of south King County overnight
    by Scott Schaefer on January 13, 2021 at 6:55 pm

    Photo of a couple of windstorm victims at Three Tree Point by Scott Schaefer An incredibly strong, blustery windstorm – with gusts over 59 MPH – whipped through the region overnight, knocking out power to well, most everybody in south King County. The National Weather Service said that peak wind gusts occurred between midnight and

  • More rain expected, so schedule now for roof and gutter cleaning from locally-owned Seattle Roof Cleaning
    by Scott Schaefer on November 10, 2020 at 7:33 pm

    SPONSORED: Meet Keith Beers, President of Seattle Roof Cleaning. Not only is he a hard working business owner and 15-year Gregory Heights resident, but he’s also a proud single dad of 2 wonderful kiddos. Storm Season 2020…it’s a-comin’! Are you ready? There is no need to wait until the last leaf has fallen to schedule

  • LETTER: Neighbor of clear-cut lot has concerns about stormwater drainage
    by Scott Schaefer on October 10, 2020 at 7:42 pm

    [EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a verified resident. It does not necessarily reflect the opinions of The B-Town Blog, nor its staff:] In the past I have questioned the city on the stormwater tank that they allowed be installed just below Maplewild Ave SW which holds 93,000 gallons