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County should hear out islanders before it moves on town plan | Editorial

  • Feb 19, 2014 at 6:00AM

It’s clear that a Vashon Town Plan plan change being considered by the county would be good for a group of three investors hoping to manufacture edible marijuana products on Vashon.

Pot business pushes forward, goes public

  • Feb 19, 2014 at 6:00AM

The company that hopes to grow marijuana and make THC-infused edibles in Vashon’s largest commercial building continued to press its campaign last week, part of its ongoing effort to get the land use changes it needs to move forward on its ambitious plans.

Monetary support eases the financial stress of college

  • Feb 19, 2014 at 6:00AM

I’m writing to express my gratitude and urge the continued support of the Vashon Community Scholarship Foundation. As a member of the 1990 graduating class at Vashon High School, I was fortunate to receive a scholarship sponsored by the K2 Corporation. Their financial generosity enabled me to pursue my coursework without excessive financial stress.

The problem is common among teens and needs to be talked about

  • Feb 19, 2014 at 6:00AM

Not my kid. This is often what parents tell me when they think about domestic violence. They tell me that it wouldn’t happen to their daughter because she is way too feisty.

Meeting tonight on proposal that would allow pot at K2

  • Feb 19, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 12:49PM

Tonight county representatives will take comments on a proposed change to the Vashon Town Plan that would allow Bakkhos Holding to move forward in its effort to grow marijuana and manufacture edible marijuana products at the K2 building.

Company’s plans to grow marijuana indoors could strain the environment

  • Feb 19, 2014 at 6:00AM

I am happy that the initiative to legalize marijuana passed and that we have an opportunity to regulate the drug and end the failed attempt to control the substance through criminalization. For that reason I welcome EdiPure as a prospective business that will provide good jobs to the island.

School district awarded sexual health education grant

  • Feb 19, 2014 at 6:00AM

The Vashon Island School District is one of 16 Washington schools recently selected to take part in a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) project to improve sexual health education.

Construction crew members have done an excellent job in their work

  • Feb 19, 2014 at 6:00AM

I’m really excited about the new Vashon library. I live behind the construction site and have really enjoyed watching this progression.

Pot at K2 would be bad for Vashon for a variety of reasons

  • Feb 19, 2014 at 6:00AM

As the owner of property adjoining the K2 site and a 20-year member of the Vashon community, I strongly oppose situating a marijuana factory there. While I support marijuana legalization and participated in efforts to find a use for the K2 facility, marijuana production is not the solution.

Interim pastor will assist Lutheran church during time of transition

  • Feb 19, 2014 at 9:59AM

An interim pastor recently began serving the Vashon Lutheran Church and will focus his efforts on readying the congregation for a new full-time minister.

Library remodel nears completion

  • Feb 19, 2014 at 9:58AM

The Vashon Library, under construction for more than a year, is nearing completion and is set to reopen by the end of March.

Bask in the music of Beethoven

  • Feb 19, 2014 at 9:49AM

Spend a musical evening with Beethoven as Trio Pardalote bows to life the maestro’s magical “String Trio in E Flat, op. 3” at the next concert of the Vashon Chamber Music series at 7 p.m. Sunday at the United Methodist Church.

Friends and family raise both spirits and funds for cancer patient

  • Feb 19, 2014 at 9:47AM

Cancer is no laughing matter, but on the last Friday night in January at the Red Bike, eight comedians stood up for their friend and fellow comic — and cancer patient — Andy Royer. With the hope of raising money to help Royer defray the exorbitant costs of his ongoing cancer treatment, islanders Jim Farrell and Steffon Moody invited Seattle comedians Andrew Rivers and Cory McMichaelis to headline the benefit show.

Rock and blues will fill the Bike

  • Feb 19, 2014 at 9:50AM

Get ready for rocking entertainment when Captain Dick & The Portholes take the stage 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Red Bike

Local writer releases new novel set in Burton

  • Feb 19, 2014 at 10:21AM

Ask novelist Will North where his ideas come from and he’ll answer “Toledo.” Not because he’s from Toledo or is particularly fond of that city, he just thinks the word itself is funny.

Pirates share the league title, will play first tri-district game tonight

  • Feb 19, 2014 at 10:09AM

The Vashon Pirates capped off a strong regular season with a great week of basketball. They started the week by crushing the Cruisers of Eatonville, finished with a road win at Charles Wright Academy and came out of the game sharing the Nisqually league title with Cedar Park.

Grapplers take second at regionals, send 6 to State

  • Feb 19, 2014 at 10:11AM

For the second year in a row, Vashon wrestlers took second place in the 15-team regional competition. It was held last Saturday at Castle Rock High School.

Town plan amendment gets mixed reactions at public meeting

  • Feb 21, 2014 at 9:00AM updated Feb 24, 2014 at 4:48PM

At a public meeting Wednesday evening, islanders spoke both for and against a proposed amendment to the Vashon Town Plan that would allow marijuana business at the K2 building as well as other locations around Vashon town and Center.

President did not represent his company well

  • Feb 25, 2014 at 12:40PM

I just attended the meeting on K2 and the Vashon Town Plan. The participation by the EdiPure president was appalling. He called a Vashon participant a liar for the information he presented.

Patients, providers report mixed success with Affordable Care Act

  • Feb 25, 2014 at 4:09PM

Island artist Pam Ingalls signed up for health insurance earlier this year with the help of a local volunteer, one of many who assisted hundreds of islanders with the enrollment process when the state’s health insurance exchange opened in October.

Vashon should say yes to opportunity at K2

  • Feb 25, 2014 at 12:37PM

The Beachcomber is outstanding despite its occasional misstep. One such misstep was the decision to use the candy photo on the recent front page illustrating an article about Bakkhos Holding buying the K2 site. The depiction provided fodder for alarmists and was a disservice to the community

Islander opens medical marijuana shop at edge of Vashon town

  • Feb 25, 2014 at 12:28PM

An island man has opened the first medical marijuana dispensary in Vashon town.

The need for jobs does not trump environmental concerns

  • Feb 25, 2014 at 12:35PM

I appreciated the chance to hear from other islanders and express my own concerns about the proposed marijuana factory at the K2 site during Wednesday’s public hearing

Distillery seeks compliance with town plan, no other businesses under scrutiny

  • Feb 25, 2014 at 12:18PM

King County is requiring that one business on Vashon, the Seattle Distilling Company, obtain a permit that complies with the Vashon Town Plan.

Photo of EdiPure’s product was appropriate

  • Feb 25, 2014 at 12:38PM

Dan Anglin, a principal in EdiPure, expressed unhappiness with The Beachcomber at a public meeting last week for the paper’s decision to run a photograph of one of EdiPure’s products on the front page. The photo was of THC-laced colorful, gummy-style candy

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