History Section

VIDEO: Area residents read the Declaration of Independence

VIDEO: Area residents read the Declaration of Independence

We first posted this video on July 4, 2010, but we love it so much we thought it was worth a rerun on this national holiday: Out of the red, white and blue, it occurred to us that our third President,... [Read more]

New Travel Ban doesn’t result in much protest at Sea-Tac Airport

New Travel Ban doesn’t result in much protest at Sea-Tac Airport

By Devin Otto Intern, Big Picture High School On Friday night (June 30), the “new” U.S. travel ban went into place, affecting airports across America, including Sea-Tac Airport. The ban, which... [Read more]

Award-winning ‘Maury Island Incident’ film (& presentation) will be Sun., June 11

Award-winning ‘Maury Island Incident’ film (& presentation) will be Sun., June 11

The locally-produced, award-winning film “The Maury Island Incident” will screen – along with a presentation by filmmakers Steve Edmiston and Scott Schaefer – at the Northwest Film Forum... [Read more]

‘J. Edgar Hoover’s Flying Discs: Maury Island Incident’ at Norwescon April 13

‘J. Edgar Hoover’s Flying Discs: Maury Island Incident’ at Norwescon April 13

Local filmmakers and historians Steve Edmiston and Scott Schaefer will be presenting ‘J. Edgar Hoover’s Flying Discs: The Maury Island Incident’ at the 40th Annual Norwescon from 3 – 5... [Read more]

Kent Regional Fire Authority changes name to Puget Sound RFA

Kent Regional Fire Authority changes name to Puget Sound RFA

The Kent Regional Fire Authority – which serves the City of SeaTac – has officially changed its name to the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority. For over 100 years, the Kent Fire Department has protected... [Read more]

VIDEO: Watch amazing satellite photo time lapse of the region from 1984-2016

VIDEO: Watch amazing satellite photo time lapse of the region from 1984-2016

The Google Earth Engine has released a new “Time Lapse” feature, which includes sequences of satellite photos spanning from 1984-present, including this cool one of our region below. One of... [Read more]

Learn about ‘American Rage: Division & Anger in US Politics’ on Sunday, Oct. 9

Learn about ‘American Rage: Division & Anger in US Politics’ on Sunday, Oct. 9

Learn about ‘American Rage: Division and Anger in US Politics’ at Highline Historical Society’s Annual Meeting, to be held at SeaTac City Hall (4800 S. 188th) on Sunday, Oct, 9 at 1... [Read more]

Annual Highline SeaTac Garden Ice Cream Social will be Sunday, Aug. 21

Annual Highline SeaTac Garden Ice Cream Social will be Sunday, Aug. 21

By Jennifer Muscolo The Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden is one of our area’s wonders. A serene respite for visitors and volunteers throughout the year. It features a Seike garden, which might remind... [Read more]

Berkshire Hathaway Open House: Charming, historic 3-BD Burien home

Berkshire Hathaway Open House: Charming, historic 3-BD Burien home

STB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for both this SATURDAY & SUNDAY – is a charming, historical home in Burien. This amazing home with 2... [Read more]

VIDEO: ‘Vote YES for Highline Public Schools’ kicks off Nov. 2016 campaign 

VIDEO: ‘Vote YES for Highline Public Schools’ kicks off Nov. 2016 campaign 

On the front steps of Burien’s deteriorating Highline High School on Saturday (July 23), families, residents, students and teachers came together to help kick-off Highline Public Schools’ Nov.... [Read more]

SeaTac Muslims, interfaith leaders criticize idea of ‘tactical map’

SeaTac Muslims, interfaith leaders criticize idea of ‘tactical map’

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following story was first published in the online publication, The Seattle Globalist. The Globalist covers a variety of minority communities of Seattle and King County. The writer... [Read more]

Ribbon cut on new Fire Station 45

Ribbon cut on new Fire Station 45

Story & Photos by Pam Fernald SeaTac Deputy Mayor Saturday, May 21, 2016 saw the dedication and ribbon cutting open house for a new fire station in the City of SeaTac – Station 45,located across... [Read more]

Learn about Latinos in Highline at SeaTac City Hall

Learn about Latinos in Highline at SeaTac City Hall

The Highline Historical Society’s ‘Latinos in Highline’ exhibit opened recently at SeaTac City Hall, located at 4800 S. 188th Street. This exhibit is more than a simple re-telling... [Read more]

Rendering of new Highline Heritage Museum released

Rendering of new Highline Heritage Museum released

A rendering by Architect David Clark of the new Highline Heritage Museum was released this week. The museum will be located on the corner of Ambaum Blvd. SW and SW 152nd Street in Burien, and will serve... [Read more]

Containers arrive at new Highline Heritage Museum site

Containers arrive at new Highline Heritage Museum site

The Southwest corner of Ambaum and SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien was all abuzz on Wednesday (Feb. 17), as Marine Container Solutions delivered two 20-foot containers to the new site of the Highline... [Read more]

Berkshire Hathaway Open House: Amazing waterfront at 3 Tree Point!

Berkshire Hathaway Open House: Amazing waterfront at 3 Tree Point!

STB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for this Sunday, Sept. 27 – is an amazing 3-bedroom waterfront home near the tip of Three Tree Point! This... [Read more]

It’s the end of a long era for Water Commissioner John Thompson

It’s the end of a long era for Water Commissioner John Thompson

Story & Photos by Pam Fernald As I chatted with Water Commissioner John Thompson at the Water/Sewer District Open House, I learned that July 15, 2015 signaled the end of an era for a 20-year long... [Read more]

For Your Consideration: Riffing the Vote

For Your Consideration: Riffing the Vote

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Our newest column – by Janice Taylor – is her personal viewpoint of current issues and the City of SeaTac. It does not necessarily reflect the views of The SeaTac Blog nor... [Read more]

For Your Consideration: Cabin in the Sky

For Your Consideration: Cabin in the Sky

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Our newest column – by Janice Taylor – is her personal viewpoint of current issues and the City of SeaTac. It does not necessarily reflect the views of The SeaTac Blog nor... [Read more]

The Cactus Speaks: Majority Council secrets, distortion, and exclusion

The Cactus Speaks: Majority Council secrets, distortion, and exclusion

[EDITOR’S NOTE: This column by Earl Gipson is a view of SeaTac city government. It does not necessarily reflect the views of The SeaTac Blog nor its staff. We are seeking additional regular columnists... [Read more]