Susan Riemer

VIFR responds to fire at Sawbones

Vashon Island Fire & Rescue responded to a fire at Pacific Research Laboratories shortly after 5 p.m. this evening. On scene, Assistant Chief Bob Larsen… Continue reading

Honoring Martin Luther King

Islander Emma Amiad is hosting a tribute to the civil rights leader on his true birthday.

Get set for viaduct closure

As many islanders are aware, the Alaskan Way Viaduct will close forever Friday evening, Jan. 11, launching a three-week period known as Viadoom, the Seattle… Continue reading

WSF calles for better tech, new vessels in long-range plan

WSF updates its long-range plan once every 10 years

UW Fauntleroy study gives array of recommendations for troubled Triangle Route

The UW Evans School of Public Policy & Governance released its study of Fauntleroy dock operations last month, recommending a slate of improvements to facilitate… Continue reading

VIPP, community hunt for missing dog

Amy Carey of Vashon Island Pet Protectors said islanders should not call to him or run after him.

Commissioners raise rates for Water District 19 customers

The district needs to tend to its ailing infrastructure, according to officials.

School district aims to trim $700,000 from next year’s budget

Other districts in the state are asking elected officials to provide more funds for education.

PIE awards array of grants for three public schools

Vashon Partners in Education recently provided more than $55,000 in grants to island educators for a variety of projects and programs. For more than 30… Continue reading

WSF releases spring ferry schedule

Schedule will reduce service from Vashon to Fauntleroy.

Forest Stewards continue search for new location

David Warren has been looking for a new location for more than a year, but time is growing short

Donations will support student trip to Costa Rica

I am a Spanish teacher at Vashon Island High School. I am looking to raise funds to help my students afford a language immersive travel… Continue reading

Lighting the night: Luminarias will return to Fisher Pond Friday

For 30 years, islander Karen Biondo has made this event happen

Ferry schedule: Service improvements for some, reductions on Vashon

More than 260 people turned out for the meeting last week regarding the proposed new triangle route ferry schedule, exceeding the room’s capacity and leaving… Continue reading

Hundreds turn out for ferry meeting

More than 260 people turned out to Washington State Ferries’ meeting Wednesday night regarding the final draft of the triangle route schedule slated to go… Continue reading

Fire commissioners approve $5.4 million budget for 2019

At the most recent fire board meeting late last month, the five commissioners unanimously passed a nearly $5.4 million budget for 2019, a 3 percent… Continue reading

Recent land purchases nearly double Frog Holler Forest

Just two years ago on the island’s south end, King County created a 60-acre public forest from previously private land. After two recent acquistions, the… Continue reading

Body found near Dockton Park

King County Sheriff’s Office deputies found the body of a 37-year-old woman in the water at Dockton Park Thursday, Dec. 6, according to sheriff’s office… Continue reading

WSF releases final draft of triangle route schedule

Washington State Ferries released the final draft of its revised triangle route schedule this evening, just before tomorrow’s meeting about it in West Seattle. The… Continue reading

Ferry schedule meeting set for Wednesday in West Seattle

Free shuttle service to the meeting is available