Susan Riemer

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Emergency preparedness strategies will be taught at Saturday seminar

With winter coming and the threat of natural disaster ever-present in this…

  • Sep 19th, 2017 10:05am

Ferry officials seek islanders’ input, will host public meeting Wednesday night

At a public meeting set for Wednesday evening, ferry officials will discuss…

  • Sep 19th, 2017 10:09am

Two islanders help fight area wildfires

As wildfires burned throughout the Northwest this summer, two islanders were among…

  • Sep 19th, 2017 10:19am

Public ferry meetings set for this week and next

Ferry officials will host a working meeting of the Triangle Route Improvement…

  • Sep 12th, 2017 10:02am

Documentary reveals islander’s experience with war

One islander’s experience with the Vietnam War, along with recognition of the…

  • Sep 12th, 2017 10:04am

Islander to host fundraising event for cancer research Saturday

Following her husband’s cancer diagnosis last month, Patty Freebourn, owner of Patty’s…

  • Sep 12th, 2017 10:11am

Portage Fill: Making music together for more than 40 years

When a crowd of islanders filled Ober Park for the last of…

  • Sep 12th, 2017 10:29am

Food bank, VIGA partner to feed hungry islanders, waste less locally grown food

The community food bank and the growers’ association have teamed up to…

  • Sep 5th, 2017 9:07am

Backbone Campaign to host documentary, discussion about immigration

Backbone Meaningful Movies, a project of the Backbone Campaign, will host the…

  • Sep 5th, 2017 9:07am

Tough season of ferry travel ends with trouble, two-boat schedule

Ferry travelers have faced a challenging summer that is ending with a…

  • Sep 5th, 2017 9:18am

Islanders continue to experience problems with postal service

In the last two years, islander Jeff Snell has requested that the…

  • Sep 5th, 2017 9:23am

Some islanders turn to dogs to protect livestock

As Vashon’s predators have increased in recent years, some island livestock owners…

  • Aug 29th, 2017 10:23am

School health clinic opens next month

When the doors open at Vashon’s public schools next week, students and…

  • Aug 29th, 2017 10:26am

Care center officials continue talks as they seek new management partner

On Monday, one week before Vashon Community Care’s management contract with Providence…

  • Aug 22nd, 2017 9:15am

Vashon cougar killed after year on island

Last week, the cougar that had been living on Vashon-Maury islands for…

  • Aug 22nd, 2017 9:19am

Vashon Island Music living on in other forms after closure of store

Vashon Island Music closed earlier this summer, but owner Karen Eliasen says…

  • Aug 15th, 2017 10:27am

Longstanding program teaches art of sailing to youth, adults

One blue-sky morning on Quartermaster Harbor recently, a small sailboat heeled over,…

  • Aug 21st, 2017 12:21pm

Support, criticism evident for proposed fire district tax increase

With election season approaching, support and opposition to the the proposed tax…

  • Aug 8th, 2017 9:46am

Ferry frustration high as summer travel season winds down

This summer began with ferry officials saying they were hoping for a…

  • Aug 8th, 2017 9:54am

VCC board votes to move ahead with senior services network

Nearing the end of its contract with Providence Health & Services, the…

  • Aug 8th, 2017 9:57am

Fire commissioners decide on tax increase for November election

Over the course of two meetings last week, Vashon’s fire commissioners unanimously…

  • Aug 1st, 2017 10:02am

Fires damaged two homes last week

Two homes on Vashon and Maury islands were damaged by accidental fires…

  • Aug 1st, 2017 9:38am

Backbone Campaign to host film, conversation on single-payer health care

After last week’s dramatic Affordable Care Act proceedings in Washington, DC, health…

  • Aug 1st, 2017 10:15am

Weekend festival supports young musicians

A two-day music festival this weekend, featuring more than 20 acts, will…

  • Aug 1st, 2017 10:17am

Tradition benefits island throughout the year

By SUSAN RIEMER Reporter Thousands of people took part in the annual…

  • Jul 25th, 2017 9:58am

Horses help lead the way at Vashon’s Northbourne Farm

When the first signs of the Strawberry Festival weekend were showing themselves…

  • Jul 25th, 2017 10:03am

CSA Plan sent to King County Council last week for adoption later this year

Last week, the King County Council received the Vashon-Maury Island Community Service…

  • Jul 25th, 2017 10:05am

Predators continue attacks on livestock

The island’s cougar and coyotes have recently attacked more livestock, with all…

  • Jul 25th, 2017 11:24am

Transportation alternatives set to serve Vashon-Maury soon

Nearly three years after King County Metro sought islanders’ input to improve…

  • Jul 18th, 2017 11:08am

Dungeness crab numbers decline in south sound

Islander John Cushing has gone crabbing for the Pacific Northwest’s famed Dungeness…

  • Jul 22nd, 2017 8:07pm

Fire board to decide on tax increase, invites public input

Fire chief Charlie Krimmert has recommended that commissioners ask islanders to increase…

  • Jul 18th, 2017 9:34am

Fire board weighing tax increase options

After months of examining the health of Vashon’s fire department, Chief Charlie…

  • Jul 5th, 2017 10:12am

King County critical of state budget

Plan will lead to increased property taxes The state Legislature passed —…

  • Jul 5th, 2017 8:35am

Care center considers possible new partner

In its effort to find a new managing partner for the Vashon…

  • Jul 5th, 2017 8:37am

Vashon Island Music closes its doors

After more than 12 years serving the island, the Vashon Island Music…

  • Jun 27th, 2017 8:53am

Fire department to begin charging for ambulance transports next month

Beginning in July, Vashon’s fire department will begin charging patients with non-life…

  • Jun 29th, 2017 9:19pm

Open house at Camp Burton on Sunday

Camp Burton, a retreat and event site that also offers a variety…

  • Jun 27th, 2017 9:32am

Amid summer traffic, WSF evaluates new loading procedures

By SUSAN RIEMER Reporter The ferry system launched its new loading procedures…

  • Jun 27th, 2017 9:38am

VIFR finances critical, will fall far short of revenue, expenses

Vashon fire department’s expenses will likely exceed its tax revenue by $1.1…

  • Jun 21st, 2017 9:53am

Ferry system to adopt pilot loading procedures late this month

Later this month, the ferry system will implement loading measures that it…

  • Jun 13th, 2017 10:08am