Letters to the Editor

Against the parks levy

Campaign felt hastily put-together, was asking for a large increase, and wasn’t being transparent.

  • Jul 10, 2019

Excitement for Union Workers

We hope to create a much safer and healthier work environment for Water District 19 employees.

  • Jul 10, 2019

Strong unions make for stronger island

Island employees, earning a good wage with job security, is what is needed.

  • Jul 10, 2019

Bond between Vashon Theatre and community

“Eileen [Wolcott] has been able to find a way to keep the Vashon Theatre successful and thriving.”

  • Jul 3, 2019

Thank you South End Community Club

Sale of the club’s property generated a substantial sum of money for the Fire Department.

  • Jun 26, 2019

Disappointment with Water Taxi

When faced with great success, the county has put on the brakes in encouraging low carbon commutes.

  • Jun 26, 2019

Vashon Library deserves thanks

Reading has become a major challenge due to our eye diseases.

  • Jun 26, 2019

Host a Public Hospital District presentation

It is very important for all of us to ask questions, voice our opinions and learn about our options.

  • Jun 19, 2019

The power of our parks

Parks and recreation services are important factors in determining the livability of a community.

  • Jun 19, 2019

Switch to silent fireworks

I join with those who are concerned about wildlife, domestic animals and those who suffer PTSD

  • Jun 19, 2019

No need to compromise convictions to be compassionate

Our culture has accepted two huge lies.

  • Jun 19, 2019

Mother recalls daughter’s feat

Destia Burby asked Allyson if she would spread Bill’s ashes on Mount Rainier

  • Jun 19, 2019

Shooting large game with the intent to injure is unethical

Not only is this cruel and inhumane, but it is also a major violation of state regulations.

  • Jun 19, 2019

Impact of “defensible space” on wildlife and ecosystems

I have serious concerns about the suggestion that we embrace Firewise’s “defensible space” concept

  • Jun 19, 2019

New editor needs support

I’m writing to welcome The Beachcomber’s new editor, Peggy Chapman, to our community. And, I’m inviting all on Vashon to support her as she gets… Continue reading

  • Jun 12, 2019

Nonprofit for immigrant support seeks community help

I am hoping to drum up some community support for a project we have going with the immigrants stuck at the border. We will be… Continue reading

  • Jun 12, 2019

Park District van transports Vashon elders in need

The new Park District Van will transport six clients who attend the Vashon Elders’ Arts, Activities and Respite Program at theVashon Lutheran Church to Music… Continue reading

  • Jun 12, 2019

Support local forest economy

Thanks to so many islanders who have expressed their support for Vashon Forest Stewards and offered us space. One friend sent me the following quote… Continue reading

  • Jun 12, 2019

We need energy production that doesn’t kill the planet

In the May 24 Seattle Times, Puget Sound Energy (PSE) CEO Kimberly Harris wrote a commentary, “Balanced approach to energy production,” to which I would… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2019

Remove the Lower Snake River dams

The Southern Resident orcas in Puget Sound are critically endangered due to malnutrition. The Chinook Salmon populations, which make up around 80% of their diet,… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2019