In the wake of last month’s deadly landslide in Oso, Vashon’s emergency volunteers are preparing for a significant landslide on Vashon while also attempting to highlight the island’s own risk for slides.
Following one of the deadliest natural disasters in state history, several Vashon residents have joined in the large response effort at the Oso landslide.
Laura Daughenbaugh and her teenage daughter have been living in their rental home on Vashon for more than five years, but their house is now for sale, and they need to move this month. Now, Daughenbaugh — a single mother with her own business — has joined the ranks of islanders in the search for affordable housing, which many on Vashon say is becoming increasingly elusive.
When island veterinarian Dana Ness was new to Fair Isle Animal Clinic a decade ago, she treated a cat that she suspected had a fatal disease and received her first introduction to Vashon Island Pet Protectors (VIPP) at the same time.
With just weeks before summer arrives, park and school district officials are scrambling to solve a problem at the Vashon Pool caused by a mix-up during the construction of the new high school.
Bakkhos Holding, the company that was under contract to purchase the K2 building, has terminated its contract and has decided to look elsewhere, said Dan Anglin, a spokesman for the company, on Wednesday.
The members of Granny’s Attic voted on Monday to move the thrift store into Vashon town.
The marijuana company hoping to purchase the K2 building has terminated its contract to do so, said Dan Anglin, a spokesman for the company, and it will look outside King County to set up its factory for edible marijuana products.
Farmers Market will kick off its 2014 season with a new manager, new vendors and an eye on future possibilities.
The King County Council on Tuesday passed legislation out of committee that would allow marijuana business at the K2 building. It will go before the full council in about a month.
Quick response to single boat accident leads to rescue near the north end ferry dock.
Hundreds of islanders flocked to the Vashon Library on Saturday, getting a first look at the newly renovated library, complete with large banks of windows, expanded spaces for meeting and working and features to appeal to those who have left the printed word behind for electronic devices.
Nearly 40 years after Granny’s Attic opened at Sunrise Ridge, its members are scheduled to vote next week on moving the non-profit thrift store into town.
At a large factory in Nairobi, Kenya, about 300 Kenyans will soon begin building small, black cookstoves that one islander hopes will alter the face of Africa.
Last year, Vashon Community Care Center set a new mission for itself: to enrich the individual’s experience of aging on Vashon through creative, collaborative, caring and community-wide services.