Susan Riemer

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

Missing Vashon woman found

An island woman reported missing yesterday has been found safe this morning, according to Bob Larsen, assistant fire chief at Vashon Island Fire & Rescue.… Continue reading

Water district rescinds certificate for housing project

Water District 19 will reissue new certificate following residential property policy

Tennis courts set to be covered soon

The Vashon Tennis Club has been hard at work covering the tennis courts at the Vashon Golf & Swim Club with an inflatable dome. The… Continue reading

Climate change: It is time to act

In Washington D.C. on Tuesday, Nov. 27, bipartisan federal legislation was introduced to put a price on carbon, sponsored by three House Republicans and three… Continue reading

Transport fees come back into focus at fire district

More than a year after the Vashon fire district began charging for ambulance transport to area hospitals, those fees are back in the spotlight, with… Continue reading

Gene Sherman, ‘a man of history,’ leaves a legacy

Sherman died on Nov. 19, 2018, having experienced nearly a century of life and change on the island.

King County effort may create opportunity for affordable housing

As the cost of housing continues to rise throughout the region, King County is promoting a demonstration project that could lead to a new affordable… Continue reading

Paving contractor begins to remove millings from island

This week, months after the completion of the highway paving project last summer, the paving contractor began to remove stockpiled asphalt millings from the island… Continue reading

Longtime volunteer, employee leaves post at Voice of Vashon

Voice of Vashon has been keeping islanders informed and entertained over the internet and airwaves for nearly 20 years, and now a transition is at… Continue reading

Morning access to track and field delayed

The Vashon Island School District recently released its plan for public access hours to the new track and field, but last week modified those hours… Continue reading

County budget allocates funds for affordable housing, environment

The King County Council approved the county’s 2019-20 budget last Tuesday, allocating $4 million for The Creekside Village apartments on Vashon as part of the… Continue reading

Two VHS students arrested over social media threats

Two Vashon High School students were arrested last Wednesday and booked into King County’s Youth Services Center on investigation of felony harassment after posting threatening… Continue reading

With comment period closed, WSF will hold meeting in West Seattle Dec. 12

Editor’s Note: Washington State Ferries has changed its December meeting to Dec. 12; this version reflects the correct date. The comment period for the proposed… Continue reading