Susan Riemer

Vashon High School announces decision to end Japanese program

Lower enrollment, staffing challenges and budget limitations are to blame.


Vashon firefighters raise money to defeat cancer in Seattle stair climb

The purpose of the event is to raise money to combat blood cancers.


Firefighters extricate woman stuck in sand, mud near Lisabeula Park

Early this month, the fire department freed a woman who was stuck in mud and sand near Lisabeula Park. Lore Wintergreen, a new island resident,… Continue reading


County closes much of Dockton Park pier

King County has closed much of the pier at Dockton Park because of structural damage. Last week, a structural engineer determined that the breakwater and… Continue reading

Island educators criticize district’s proposed budget cuts

Teachers ’ union requests listening session; possible reductions are affecting morale

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Health care advocates pursue hospital district for Nov. ballot

Islanders face complex tax scenario

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House passes bill on ferry performance measures

The legislation will add and expand performance measures to the Vashon and Southworth routes.

County executive seeks renewal of parks levy

Last Thursday, King County Executive Dow Constantine announced his proposal to renew the current King County Parks Levy, which is scheduled to expire at the… Continue reading

Kayak rescue classes to be held at pool

Vashon Adventures will host two kayak rescue classes at the Vashon Pool, one in March and one in April. Vashon Adventures co-owner Erin Kieper said… Continue reading

Islander grows Styrofoam recycling effort

In January, islander Nadine Edelstein filled up a box truck with the island’s Styrofoam in a matter of hours and took it off-island to be… Continue reading

Park, fire officials meet over proposed interlocal agreement

Commissioners from the fire and park districts met last week in an attempt to reach an agreement regarding how much the park district should pay… Continue reading

Trucks in line to take millings off island last Thursday. (Susan Riemer/Staff Photo)

County acts to remove asphalt millings

Concern about the use of the millings following the summer highway project has circulated for months

Trucks in line to take millings off island last Thursday. (Susan Riemer/Staff Photo)

VIPP volunteers rescue dog after long effort

Henry, the runaway rescue dog that has captured the hearts of islanders, is safe and recovering.

New director settles in at Voice of Vashon

Lisa Breen became the executive director of Voice of Vashon on Jan. 1.

Property taxes see small increase on Vashon

Islanders’ tax bill, on average, will increase by approximately $99 over last year.

School district seeks to honor former teacher, coach

A proposal to name the high school softball field after coach Rochelle Munger is widely supported.

Friends of Mukai remember history with film, discussion

Executive Order 9066 led to the incarceration of Americans of Japanese Ancestry during World War II.

Record snowfall delights, frustrates islanders

The weather brought power outages, transportation challenges and school cancellations.

Man charged after domestic violence assault

The arrest followed an episode of domestic violence earlier in the week.

Islanders assist those interested in Death with Dignity Act

“I feel very strongly that people should know that it is an option.”