Update: Fireweed Bead Co. has officially announced that their final day of business in Olde Burien will be Sunday, May 26th.
On Friday, May 17, 2012, Fireweed will begin their final liquidation sale. Merchandise will be priced at 70% off, seed beads and firepolish beads 80% off, and remaining displays and fixtures 20% off.
Fireweed will remain open Tuesday through Friday 11am-6pm, Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 12pm-4pm.
Original Publication 03.12.13: Another sad announcement for local and independent Burien businesses was made today: Fireweed Bead Co. in Olde Burien will soon be closing up shop.
Fireweed Bead Co. first opened their location in Olde Burien in 2002 and has been serving the region for 11 years, making it the longest continually running retail business in Olde Burien. The announcement of closure came Tuesday morning in the form of a letter to friends and patrons over social media. (more…)
Update: According to Burien CARES, the male and female shih tzus rescued near Lake Burien Memorial Park on Tuesday afternoon are now ready to find their forever homes. CARES would prefer that both of these pups go to the same home but that is not required.
Since being found, these dogs have made a visit to the vet as well as the groomer and are ready for you to come and pay them a visit.
Original Publication 05.14.13: According to Burien CARES, a male and female shih tzu were reportedred and picked up in near Lake Burien School Memorial Park at 18th Ave SW and SW 148th St in Burien on Tuesday afternoon.
These pups were found with no identification tags or chips. If you recognize these dogs or can provide information about how to get into contact with its owner, please contact Burien CARES by calling 206.812.2737.
Pet owners have 72 hours to come forward with information proving ownership. After 72 hours, Burien CARES will start the process of adopting pups into new homes. (more…)
Update April 17: According to the City of Burien “The dead whale that washed up at Seahurst Park Saturday was successfully removed about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. The carcass was towed to a remote location where it will decompose naturally. The total cost to the City for the removal operation is $3,100.”
The whale will continue to be protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 and thus is under the jurisdiction of National Marine Fisheries Services (NMFS) of NOAA. NMFS will work with potential partners to recover whatever might be useful for scientific and educational purposes. (more…)
Update: Burien CARES let us know that after just a few hours, they were able to get in contact with the owners and they’ve picked their pup up.
Original Publication: Burien CARES is looking for the owners of a black lhasa apso who was reported and picked up in north Burien Thursday morning.
The dog was found with no identification tag or chip. If you recognize the dog or can provide information about how to get into contact with its owner, please contact Burien CARES by calling 206.812.2737.
Pet owners have 72 hours to come forward with information proving ownership. After 72 hours, Burien CARES will start the process of adopting pups into new homes.
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“It’s all an honest mistake. In 2009 I was looking for an opportunity to research a film roll as a city attorney. I only planned to stay for a few months but I enjoyed the job so much I just thought ‘Hey why not?’ The fact is that I had just come off of a pretty good run with Gran Torino and I was still taking a lot of flack for the ending of Million Dollar Baby. I didn’t have anything on the docket other than this attorney movie and hey, Burien City Council meetings are way more entertaining than the movie we were planning to make. The script was dumb. I mean seriously dumb.”
Boulevard Park - King County Sheriff’s detectives said a shooting this week in the Boulevard Park area that left two men dead, was a murder-suicide and not a running gun battle, as was initially reported.
On Wednesday deputies responded to a house in the 1000 block of S 102nd St to a report of gunshots that struck a house. When deputies arrived they found a car running in the front yard with a driver and passenger inside, both been shot in the head. The driver still had a gun in his hand.
The passenger, a 23 year old man from Seattle, was pronounced dead at the scene, the driver, also a 23 year old Seattle man, was transported to Harborview Hospital in critical condition and later died. (more…)
Update 03.19.15 – 10:30pm: A vehicle that had been reported stolen early Tuesday evening was found by Burien Police on SW 144th St near the former Burien Community Center, The Annex.
Police searched the surrounding neighborhood with a K-9 unit but determined that the suspect was no longer in the area.
Original Publication 03.19.15 – 10pm: According to witnesses on the scene, Burien Police are currently searching for a man wanted in connection to a vehicle theft near Dottie Harper Park in Burien.
Police arrive on the scene some time around 9:45pm on Tuesday night. They are currently patrolling the neighborhood with a K-9 unit.
Be adviser to make sure your home is secure if you live in the surrounding neighborhoods. Police have yet to make an official statement.
This article will be update as information becomes available. If you observe anything suspicious or have any questions, the Burien Police department is available at: 206.296.3311 (more…)
Update 03.19.13, 1PM: According to a source close to the family of the 14 year old female victim in Monday’s drive by shooting in Burien’s west Gregory Heights neighborhood, the victim is expected to return home safely today from Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
The victim was walking home around 4pm after attending school at St. Francis in Seahurst with two male students when a red car passed them. The students saw someone lean out the the passenger window and heard a “pop” but never saw any gun. The shooting took place on the corner of SW 21st Ave and 165th St where 21st elbows into Marine View Drive. After being wounded the victim was able to walk another half of a block to her home where her mother was. The mother of the victim immediately drove the victim to Highline Medical Center. From Highline, the victim was transferred to Harborview Medical Center where she went in for surgery.
The source has confirmed that the bullet came from a .22 caliber gun and not a pellet gun. The bullet did not make contact with any of the victim’s vital organs and doctors decided it would be best to leave the bullet where it had lodged rather than risk further trauma by removing it.
The victim is expected to make a full recovery and return to her home in Burien Tuesday afternoon.
Burien Police have yet to release a statement about the incident but have interviewed witnesses. Those who own a .22 rifle or handgun should confirm that it is safely secured and has not been stolen or fired. If you have any information about this shooting or have a missing firearm to report, you can do so by calling the Burien Police department at 206.296.3311 or by dialing ’911′ Citizens can also report crime by visiting ’ReportToSheriff.org‘
We will continue to update this article as more information is confirmed. (more…)