Susan Riemer

County to begin environmental review of private logging project

The clearing of forestland on a property south of Burton has stirred considerable upset.

Island’s medical professionals invited to help prepare for disaster

This weekend, the island’s health care professionals are invited to take part in a one-day symposium intended to bolster Vashon’s medical capabilities following a disaster.… Continue reading

Updated: Boat crash kills one, injures several others off Dockton Park

VIFR responded to the scene, calling in off-duty personnel to assist with the injured.

Changes sought in wrongful death laws

“It is an embarrassment that we are the last state in the union to have such a discriminatory law”

Ferry, bus schedules set to change

The new schedule for the Triangle Route goes into effect on Sunday

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.