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VIDEO: ‘Goodbye Viaduct,’ A Video Love Letter By Scott Schaefer

VIDEO: ‘Goodbye Viaduct,’ A Video Love Letter By Scott Schaefer

BTB Publisher/Editor Scott Schaefer found time to affix a GoPro HD camera to the B-Town Blogmobile and drive on the Alaskan Way Viaduct recently, and he used that footage to create this ‘Goodbye... [Read more]

Highline Mayors update Chamber members on local economic rebound

Highline Mayors update Chamber members on local economic rebound

Story by Ralph Nichols Photos by Scott Schaefer Highline cities have weathered the recession and now their economic futures look bright, mayors of four area cities told members of the Southwest King County... [Read more]

An exclusive interview with Cove to Clover Creator/Organizer John Nelson

An exclusive interview with Cove to Clover Creator/Organizer John Nelson

Area resident John Nelson first created the now-iconic ‘Cove to Clover’ 5k fundraiser race in 2009, and this year the 6th annual race will be held on Sunday, March 16, with a Pub Crawl on Friday night, March 14…

Go Ospreys! The free ‘Burien Birdfest’ will fly into town Saturday, Feb. 15

Go Ospreys! The free ‘Burien Birdfest’ will fly into town Saturday, Feb. 15

An Osprey sits in its nest on a cell phone tower near SR-509 in 2011. Photo by Scott Schaefer. Go Seahawks! But this time, we mean Ospreys, as well as other “real” birds we see around B-Town! We... [Read more]

Go Ospreys! The free ‘Burien Birdfest’ will fly into town Saturday, Feb. 15

Go Ospreys! The free ‘Burien Birdfest’ will fly into town Saturday, Feb. 15

The free ‘Burien Birdfest’ will be flying into the Dottie Harper building from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, and all are invited…

Crash sends bus into building Sunday, injuring 3; here’s an eyewitness account

Crash sends bus into building Sunday, injuring 3; here’s an eyewitness account

An accident between a charter bus and an SUV resulted in three injuries as well as the bus crashing into a building near the intersection of Ambaum Blvd. SW and SW 136th in Burien Sunday night…

Metro Bus hits, injures Pedestrian in Burien Friday night

Metro Bus hits, injures Pedestrian in Burien Friday night

A Metro bus hit a pedestrian at the intersection of SW 156th Street and 4th Ave SW in Burien Friday night around 6:20 p.m. Police say that Metro Route 166…

Lucy Krakowiak selected as Mayor at Monday night’s city council meeting

Lucy Krakowiak selected as Mayor at Monday night’s city council meeting

Longtime councilmember Lucy Krakowiak was unanimously selected as the new Mayor for Burien at Monday night’s city council session, while Bob Edgar was selected as Deputy Mayor…

Donut-shaped sculpture ‘Taurus’ at Seahurst Park removed, to be destroyed

Donut-shaped sculpture ‘Taurus’ at Seahurst Park removed, to be destroyed

As we first reported Thursday, Dec. 5, the donut-shaped (or innertube-shaped depending on your age) sculpture ‘Taurus,’ designed by Thomas Lindsey and in place at Burien’s Seahurst Park since 1977, has been removed…

King Conservation District Grant to fund replacement of Eagle Landing stairs


King Conservation District Grant to fund replacement of Eagle Landing stairs


The damaged stairs at Eagle Landing Park in Feb., 2013. Photo by Scott Schaefer. The King Conservation District Board has approved a grant for $12,300 to support Burien Parks replacement of the chronically... [Read more]

A tale of two new Fire Stations – one about to open, the other still delayed

A tale of two new Fire Stations – one about to open, the other still delayed

A tale of two fire stations is playing out in Burien and Normandy Park. One new station serving King County Fire District No. 2 is expected to become operational today (Monday, Nov. 4)…

VIDEO: Did you run in the Brat Trot 5K? Find yourself in our starting line video!

VIDEO: Did you run in the Brat Trot 5K? Find yourself in our starting line video!

Over 1,500 registered and at least 981 finished the 5th annual Burien Brat Trot 5K last Sunday (we’re proud to be an originating Sponsor, on board since the beginning), with many of those running... [Read more]

B-TOWN BIZ: Empty storefronts starting to fill as businesses move into Burien

B-TOWN BIZ: Empty storefronts starting to fill as businesses move into Burien

Empty storefronts in Burien – and their impact on local business activity and city tax revenues – have been a major source of concern since the start of the “great recession” five years ago…

Carnival Days opens, runs through Sunday just north of Burien Town Square

Carnival Days opens, runs through Sunday just north of Burien Town Square

Discover Burien’s Carnival Days opened Thursday (June 13) at 3 p.m., and runs through Sunday during the annual Wild Strawberry Festival near Burien Town Square Park…

Get PLUGGED IN at Discover Burien’s Tech Seminar on Tuesday, June 4

Get PLUGGED IN at Discover Burien’s Tech Seminar on Tuesday, June 4

Discover Burien (BTB Publisher/Editor Scott Schaefer sits on the Board of Directors) will be holding a technology-based seminar called PLUGGED IN on Tuesday, June 4 from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at City... [Read more]

Joey Martinez officially declares candidacy for Burien City Council Seat #7

Joey Martinez officially declares candidacy for Burien City Council Seat #7

Joey Martinez shakes former Burien City Councilmember Gordon Shaw’s hand at a 2012 B-Town Blog Candidate Forum. Photo by Scott Schaefer. Joey Martinez, who unsuccessfully ran for Burien City Council... [Read more]

City Council Again Rejects Low-Density Downzone Around Lake Burien

City Council Again Rejects Low-Density Downzone Around Lake Burien

Panoramic view of Lake Burien by Scott Schaefer. Click image to see larger version. by Ralph Nichols For the third time in four years, Burien City Council members have denied a request from Lake Burien... [Read more]

WARNING: Sheriff’s Guardian One Chopper to Land at Moshier Field Tues.

WARNING: Sheriff’s Guardian One Chopper to Land at Moshier Field Tues.

The King County Sheriff’s Office wants our Readers to know that this Tuesday, March 19 around 9:15 a.m., its ‘Guardian One’ helicopter will be landing at Moshier Field next to Highline High School…

Highline Schools’ Super Dr. Susan Enfield Seeks Full-time Kindergartens

Highline Schools’ Super Dr. Susan Enfield Seeks Full-time Kindergartens

Highline School District superintendent Dr. Susan Enfield says she hopes to see the district have full-time paid kindergarten for all beginning students and for the Legislature to find a way…

Local Yellow VAN Handyman Roger Gee Victim of Crime; Tools Stolen

Local Yellow VAN Handyman Roger Gee Victim of Crime; Tools Stolen

by Scott Schaefer My good friend Roger Gee – who I’ve known since grade school – was the victim of a crime in Burien Friday night, March 8. Roger works as a Yellow VAN Handyman, and his van... [Read more]

Comedian/Filmmaker Bobcat Goldthwait Drops into Burien’s Tin Room/Theater

Comedian/Filmmaker Bobcat Goldthwait Drops into Burien’s Tin Room/Theater

Bobcat Goldthwait, left, along with Tin Room/Theater Owner Dan House. Photo by Scott Schaefer. Legendary comedian-turned-filmmaker Bobcat Goldthwait dropped into Burien’s Tin Room/Theater Wednesday... [Read more]

Joey Martinez Throws His Hat Back Into the Ring for Burien City Council

Joey Martinez Throws His Hat Back Into the Ring for Burien City Council

Joey Martinez, who unsuccessfully ran for Burien City Council last year – losing against Gordon Shaw and Bob Edgar in the primary – appears to be the first to announce that he will be running for a seat in 2013…

Volunteers Needed for 5th Annual ‘Cove to Clover’ Fundraiser, Coming April 28

Volunteers Needed for 5th Annual ‘Cove to Clover’ Fundraiser, Coming April 28

Runners take off from the Normandy Park Cove for the 2012 ‘Cove to Clover’ Race. Photo by Scott Schaefer. Volunteers are needed for the 5th annual Cove to Clover Fundraiser, coming April 28. “If... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Scenes from the Empty Bowls Fundraiser at Burien Community Center

PHOTOS: Scenes from the Empty Bowls Fundraiser at Burien Community Center

Lucy Mendez, left, and Jeannie Rodriquez show off their fish-shaped bowls, which they chose not to eat out of (they used paper bowls instead). Photo by Scott Schaefer. Burien’s annual Empty Bowls... [Read more]

Hi-Line Tin Shop Owner Ernie Eder Passes Away; Tin Room Memorial Jan. 26

Hi-Line Tin Shop Owner Ernie Eder Passes Away; Tin Room Memorial Jan. 26

Ernie Eder, former owner of Olde Burien’s historic Hi-Line Tin Shop – now the Tin Room Bar & Theater – passed away on Saturday, Jan. 5. Ernie, who retired several years ago, apparently passed peacefully of natural causes in his mid-80s…

REMINDER: Get Set to Rock Out at ‘The Bubbleator Sessions’ Party Dec. 14

REMINDER: Get Set to Rock Out at ‘The Bubbleator Sessions’ Party Dec. 14

Next Friday (Dec. 14), the official release party for a new locally-produced album called The Bubbleator Sessions, Vol. 1 will take place at the High Dive, featuring the band Trip Like Animals! If you... [Read more]