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Let’s welcome Edipure and create jobs for islanders

  • Mar 12, 2014 at 6:00AM

I support changing the K2 zoning for Edipure to proceed with their business plan.

We need to know more about contamination

  • Mar 12, 2014 at 6:00AM

I am not writing a letter for or against a marijuana operation at the K2 site. I simply want to clarify why I think it is important that a more thorough site evaluation to assess potential contamination be done at K2. I understand why people are asking, “Why bring up these issues now?” I did not know that a site evaluation had been done back in 2008 and only recently obtained a copy of the reports. These reports were apparently commissioned by K2 and were intended to be internal documents.

K2 says it will address pollution, has not yet taken action with DOE

  • Mar 12, 2014 at 9:00AM

The company that owns the K2 building says it will address known contamination at the site, but it has not yet taken steps to get the property removed from the state Department of Ecology’s (DOE) cleanup list, according to a DOE official.

Islander to offer class on issues related to hepatitis

  • Mar 11, 2014 at 12:19PM

Hepatitis C, a common blood-born illness that affects the liver, will be the subject of a class on Vashon next week.

Cannabis confusion creates increased risk for teens, who can be harmed by its use

  • Mar 11, 2014 at 3:00PM

Awareness about the risks of marijuana use by teens is at a critical point right now in our state and our own community on Vashon. The “new normal” in our society includes the availability of both medical cannabis and legal recreational marijuana and all the confusion in between.

With eyes on Vashon, let's debate pot the right way | Editorial

  • Mar 12, 2014 at 6:00AM

The potential marijuana edibles factory at the K2 building has divided our community like nothing we can remember. For every islander that has reasonable worries about locating one of the state’s largest marijuana businesses in the heart of Vashon, there’s another person with a reasonable stance on why the legal and highly regulated business makes sense here

Businessman reflects on decades in septic work

  • Mar 12, 2014 at 6:00AM

His business has taken him to thousands of homes on the island and dubbed him Vashon’s number one exporter. It has been difficult, smelly and sometimes messy, but Larry Niece still calls pumping septic systems his “true calling.”

VARSA reassesses efforts with youth, works to keep funding

  • Mar 12, 2014 at 6:00AM

group working to tackle Vashon’s high levels of teen substance abuse The group is coming out of an ongoing dispute with Vashon Youth & Family Services (VYFS), and volunteers say they are now working to refocus their efforts in order to maintain their funding.

Grisly scene at camp is drill for young volunteers

  • Mar 12, 2014 at 6:00PM

Camp Sealth turned into a disaster scene last weekend, when five fire department Explorer and cadet groups from around the region gathered for team building and training exercises that sharpened their emergency medical skills.

Drama Dock’s latest show pokes fun at political corruption

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Mar 6, 2014 at 5:50PM

The delightful screwball comedy about romance and political satire, “Born Yesterday,” will hit the Drama Dock boards for two weekends of performances beginning Friday at the new Vashon High School theater.

Vashon applications lined up as state begins to issue pot licenses

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 4:53PM

As the state Liquor Control Board (LCB) begins to issue marijuana business licenses this week, several people are in line to start small marijuana growing and processing operations on Vashon

Scrimmage launches spring rowing

  • Mar 4, 2014 at 1:00PM updated Mar 5, 2014 at 4:52PM

The Jensen Point boathouse buzzed with activity early Saturday as coach Richard Parr mixed masters and junior rowers into the same shells to make this year’s masters and juniors scrimmage a competitive one

Free seminar on aging will provide information on range of issues

  • Mar 4, 2014 at 12:00PM updated Mar 5, 2014 at 11:40AM

A free seminar for islanders concerned about aging will take place this weekend and cover a variety of issues, ranging from retrofitting a home to making end-of-life decisions.

Chautauqua to host open house for incoming kindergartners

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 11:32AM

Chautauqua Elementary School will host an open house from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, for incoming kindergartners and their families.

What's Happening: Arts Briefs

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 11:16AM

Several arts events will provide entertainment for islanders and guests this weekend.

Country music variety show comes to the Red Bike

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 11:13AM

The Pretty Good Opry — Vashon’s twist on an old-time country music variety show — is all about mixing comedy and music in three acts delivered in the format of a bygone country music radio show.

Art abounds on first Friday tour

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 11:11AM

Most galleries will be open from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Seattle band and Vashon orchestra team up

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 8:39AM

Three rocking mostly string bands will get people dancing Sunday when two island groups, RISK and RISK Jr., open for the Seattle fiddle-driven trio, The Onlies. This is a benefit performance for the RISK scholarship fund, which supports music lessons and instrument rentals for low-income children.

Pirates’ winning season ends

  • Mar 4, 2014 at 1:00PM

The Pirate basketball season came to an end on Saturday with a 60-70 loss to Okanogan High School at the regional championships. Okanogan came into the game boasting a 23-0 record while Vashon came in with an impressive 20-5 record.

12th Man should focus on real heroes

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 6:00AM

I have been amazed and somewhat disillusioned at the apparent worship of the Seattle Seahawks since their Super Bowl victory. It does cause me to wonder if those who create idols of NFL players read the news related to the NFL’s weak-kneed approach to the epidemic of brain injuries caused by concussions and lifetime disabilities caused by broken and torn bodies

State tax system needs an overhaul

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 6:00AM

After Vashon voters have congratulated themselves for approving the latest school levy, it might be worthwhile to reflect that Washington state’s taxation system is the most regressive in the nation.

Assessment of wastewater disposal plan is needed

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 6:00AM

The Vashon community has not had enough time to assess wastewater disposal and potential pollution of our ground- water by Bakkhos Holding.

County missed the mark on pot regulation

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 6:00AM

King County seems to want to bend over backwards to push through a change in their zoning rules that will allow an energy-intensive, huge indoor grow at K2.

Attitudes should evolve

  • Mar 5, 2014 at 6:00AM

What an interesting turn of events. In October 2013, The Beachcomber waxed hopeful about marijuana grow businesses on Vashon. “We hope islanders don’t dissuade those...who might go into business.” Open minds would allow tasteful and respectful businesses to start up, create new jobs, and invest in local economy, they said

On a finite island, we must act accordingly

  • Mar 4, 2014 at 12:40PM

The blunted rays of flannel-gray February daylight melt into the mirror-still harbor, unbroken sky-gray and harbor-gray split by a jagged band of misty black firs and skeleton maples on the far shore.

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