Board members overseeing the Vashon school district are expected to pass a $26.2 million budget, a roughly $873,000 increase over its current spending plan.
Three months after Vashon's fire chief announced he planned to leave the department in the coming months, Chief Hank Lipe has resigned and will leave June 30.
With the fire department facing a leadership transition, district commissioners have appointed Bob Larsen to the interim assistant chief of operations position.
Vashon Household will host an open house celebration for its new affordable home ownership project this weekend.
With the August closure of the longtime clinic at Sunrise Ridge growing closer, several island agencies that are part of the island's extended health care community are taking concrete steps to prepare for the change, while the group working to stabilize island medical care says it is continuing its efforts to develop sustainable health care on the island.
Vashon school district teachers will see a 2 percent increase in their pay in 2017.
For the fifth and, this year, final time for a while, Vashon Nature Center staff, scientists and volunteers will spend the better part of 24 hours this weekend cataloging as many of the island's wildlife and plant species as possible within a specific island ecosystem during BioBlitz 2016.
Service on the Point Defiance-Tahlequah route has resumed and is on schedule after divers conducted an underwater inspection on the Chetzemoka this morning.
The community group that has been working to bring a new health care provider to the island announced on Monday that the health care systems it has been in talks with would need substantial financial support from the island to establish a Vashon clinic.
The first two days of Cascadia Rising, the region's earthquake disaster, drill have been full of activity,
After participating in last week's regional earthquake exercise, leaders in the island's emergency preparedness community say it is clear just how cut off from help Vashon would be in such an emergency, that personal preparedness is essential and that more volunteers are needed to improve the island's ability to respond.
Nearly three weeks after Washington State Ferries officials implemented new loading procedures at the Fauntleroy dock in an attempt to help boats leave on time and filled, the procedures have been abandoned.
The JesusBarn Farm, one of Vashon's most iconic and quirky buildings, is up for sale along with the Victorian farmhouse and nearly 20 acres of land that make up the property.
Island commuters who will not be able to use all of the rides on their multi-ride tickets before the expiration date can now sell them online thanks to a new website created by a Bainbridge Island couple.
Washington’s Department of Ecology is continuing its multi-year effort to clean up yards contaminated by lead and arsenic from Tacoma’s former ASARCO copper smelter, and officials are holding a meeting on Vashon about theongoing work on Tuesday, June 14.
Dozens of National Guard soldiers arrived via watercraft at Jensen Point on Monday afternoon. With vehicles and days of supplies in tow, the soldiers headed to Sunrise Ridge where they will camp for the rest of the week while the Cascadia Rising disaster drill is underway. They will provide humanitarian aid and work with local agencies to respond to a disaster scenario based on the possibility of a 9.0 earthquake and tsunami.
When lifelong islanders Craig and Pat Harmeling received their property tax bill in February, the total was some $400 over what they paid last year — adding a considerable expense to their budget.
Vashon’s fire commissioners voted recently to update the department’s illegal burn policy, making it possible for the district to seek reimbursement for the costs incurred responding to illegal burn calls.
ince the Vashon Sheepdog Classic’s revival seven years ago, thousands of people from across the globe have converged on the fields of Vashon’s Misty Isle Farms in September to watch herding dogs silently wrangle sheep. But, thisyear, the event is happening in June, a departure from tradition.
Vashon’s Friends of Mukai organization finally gained ownership of the historic Mukai House and Garden in April after years of court battles and will open it up to the public for a first look on June 18 and 19.