Joel Anderson, a longtime King County sheriff's deputy on Vashon, will be out of a job as of August 1 .
In an update to last week's closure of Quartermaster Harbor, the Washington Sate Department of Health has now closed the entire island to shellfish harvesting
A year after Vashon’s fire board approved an overhaul of the island’s paramedic program, the changes have not yet happened and there are growing concerns that the plan might compromise public safety.
Due to high levels of Paralytic Shellfish Poison (PSP) in the water, Quartermaster Harbor is now closed for shellfish harvesting.
Vashon’s school board recently passed a no-cuts budget for the upcoming school year that includes modest teacher raises, the elimination of some fees and added funding for some school programs.
At the public pool one morning last week, water polo players repeatedly sprung up from the deep end and threw balls to their coach, who drilled them in the sport’s basics from the sidelines. As their practice ended, other islanders — mostly seniors — arrived to walk in the shallow end or take part in a deep water aerobics class. Later, the lifeguards would string the lanes for lap swimmers and then open the pool for the heart of the day — open swim, frequented by families and children looking to cool off in what has been a remarkably hot summer.
This issue of The Beachcomber is a bittersweet one for me — it’s my last. After five years as both a reporter and editor at the newspaper, I’m moving on.
Chuck Furey, a 62-year-old retired pharmaceutical sales representative from Mansfield, Massachusetts, is about to embark on the final leg of a 14,000 mile, charity motorcycle ride around the U.S. after a brief stop on Vashon last weekend.
The summer heat may have discouraged some of the adults, but nearly one-third of the more than 300 finishers of Saturday’s 35th annual Bill Burby Inspirational were in the 18-and-under categories. And some of them made it look easy, kicking up their speed as they neared the finish line.
Vashon's north-end ferry will go to a two-boat schedule next Monday through Wednesday, as other boats in the state's fleet undergo emergency repairs.
King County officials made an 11th-hour decision earlier this week, enabling the Vashon Park District to save some $100,000 in its effort to finish the VES Fields north of town.
Downtown will soon be home to an island first, as the Vashon Island Baking Company branches out to open a permanent storefront for island dairy and egg vendors.
With the sale of the former laundromat building closed, Vashon is one step closer to having a laundromat in business again.
After a delay, a major construction project is slated to begin at the north-end ferry dock next week.
The island’s largest health clinic recently announced that beginning next month, it will no longer provide after-hours office visits to its patients.
The fire department has implemented a new policy that will likely increase the number of patients transported to hospitals via private ambulance service.
As the annual Strawberry Festival begins, it appears strawberries, once a staple on Vashon, are making a comeback on the island.
Vashon’s innovative stove manufacturer Burn recently received the Ashden Clean Energy for Women and Girls Award.
After holding a hastily prepared alternative carnival at last year’s Strawberry Festival, event organizers have planned what they hope will be a more engaging experience for this weekend’s event.
As a group gathered last week to celebrate a flurry of recent conservation purchases on Vashon, State Sen. Sharon Nelson (D-Maury Island) announced that she has secured another $2 million for environmental preservation on the island.