A member of a hotshot crew works on Twisp River Road last month. VIFR firefighter Brett Kranjcevich took this photo while he was working there as part of a South King County Strike Team.  - Brett Kranjcevich

Vashon firefighters join the effort in Eastern and Central Washington

  • Sep 2, 2015 at 8:00AM updated Sep 3, 2015 at 8:37AM

When fire surrounded their home near Chelan last month, Avé and Drew Dover packed their cars to evacuate, but in an effort to save their property, Drew began clearing fire lines with his tractor while the flames encroached.

To stem tide of HIV infections nationwide, local artists get to work

  • Sep 2, 2015 at 12:00PM

As the number of young people in the United States diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is on the rise, three island artists are participating in a national campaign to stem the tide of this tenacious but mostly preventable epidemic.

Longtime racer places third at NHRA event

  • Sep 2, 2015 at 12:00PM

Island drag racer Chris Barnes recently landed third place in the National Hot Rod Association’s (NHRA) Northwest Nationals.

New season opens for Vashon Opera

  • Sep 2, 2015 at 7:00AM

In 2008, a small group of island opera lovers banded together to take on the challenge of establishing a full-fledged opera company. Considering the Byzantine complexity of producing an opera, the mission seemed daunting.

Fall in love with art during First Friday gallery cruise

  • Sep 2, 2015 at 6:00AM

Most galleries and art spots are open from 6 to 9 p.m.

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