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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.

Slow down the town plan change so the community can vet its implications

  • Feb 18, 2014 at 12:16PM

In a community our size, the location and scale of any given industry matter. We have before us the possibility of a large-scale marijuana manufacturing operation in the biggest building on our island and in a spot that could hardly be more high-profile. This is a watershed moment for our island. It’s important that we think hard about it. That we discuss it. That we vet the implications, the pros and cons, the full meaning of this.

Vashon voters approve school levy renewal

  • Feb 12, 2014 at 4:56PM

Vashon Island School District’s Maintenance and Operations Levy passed this week, with more than 70 percent of those who cast ballots approving the measure.

Musicians sing for love and money on Valentine’s Day

  • Feb 12, 2014 at 6:00AM

This Valentine’s Day more than 40 local singers will pair up to croon about love at 8 p.m. at the Red Bicycle. And in the best tradition of the heart, all funds raised will benefit the Rock Island String Kollective (RISK), an organization that provides musical instruments and lessons for low-income children.

Wrestlers roll through sub-regionals

  • Feb 11, 2014 at 10:00PM

The Vashon Pirate grapplers made an impressive statement, winning their sub-regional tournament by more than 100 points last Saturday at Bellevue Christian High School.

Basketball victories lead to new coaching record

  • Feb 11, 2014 at 1:07PM

The Vashon Pirate hoopsters went 2-0 last week with commanding victories over Bellevue Christian and Chimacum.

Pirates end week with decisive victory

  • Feb 12, 2014 at 7:00AM

The Pirate girls basketball team played twice last week, dropping a close game at home against the Bellevue Christian Vikings on Tuesday before winning on the road versus the Chimacum Cowboys on Friday.

West Seattle man who pled guilty to Vashon thefts is sentenced

  • Feb 12, 2014 at 6:00AM

Sean Jeffery Jeardoe, 21, was sentenced in King County Superior Court last week to four years in prison and four years in community custody, an alternative program with many requirements, including substance abuse treatment.

Island food bank to move its farm to town this spring

  • Feb 11, 2014 at 8:00AM updated at 12:54PM

After three years of growing food on a plot of land in the southern reaches of Vashon, the food bank will soon move its farm to town.

County purchases large swath at Shinglemill

  • Feb 12, 2014 at 6:00AM

The King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks (DNRP) has purchased a 67-acre property at Shinglemill Creek, preserving a piece of land that includes salmon habitat, mixed forest and one of the most popular hiking trails on the island.

Super Bowl: Let the Seahawks inspire us

  • Feb 12, 2014 at 6:00AM

Vashon was consumed by the Seahawks over the past several weeks, just as much if not more so, than the rest of the region, nation, world and universe. It was a fascinating and enthralling, all-encompassing vortex

Now’s the time to speak up about marijuana at K2 | Editorial

  • Feb 12, 2014 at 6:00AM

Few things have gotten Vashon talking lately like the potential purchase of the K2 building by a marijuana company. Indeed, the transformation of the largest commercial property on Vashon into a facility for growing marijuana and producing pot-infused candy and other edibles would be a huge development on the island. On one hand, this legal marijuana company would make use of a large commercial building that has sat vacant for years. It could provide local jobs and could pump money into our local economy.

Singers take off with saucy telegrams

  • Feb 12, 2014 at 6:00AM

On an island where fleece and muck boots predominate as everyday apparel, it’s hard not to be startled when you first spot two women decked out in false eyelashes, corsets, taffeta skirts and cocktail hats adorned with ribbons and marabou.

Investigators unable to find proof of profiling after spring incident

  • Feb 12, 2014 at 6:00AM

A King County Sheriff’s Office investigation into alleged racial profiling on the part of two Vashon deputies has found insufficient evidence to prove or disprove a grievance filed by an African American man last spring.

County proposal would allow pot at K2 building

  • Feb 11, 2014 at 12:07PM

As community interest grows in the potential purchase of the K2 building by a marijuana company, King County has proposed an amendment to its comprehensive plan that would allow marijuana growing and processing at the property.

Three-car accident Wednesday night sends four to hospital

  • Feb 6, 2014 at 5:05PM

Four people were transported to a Seattle hospital on Wednesday night after a three-car accident on Vashon Highway, according to George Brown, assistant chief at Vashon Island Fire and Rescue.

VHS goes Greek with innovative play | Review

  • Feb 5, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Feb 6, 2014 at 10:24AM

Vashon High School thespians launched their new theater last Friday night appropriately and elegantly with American playwright Mary Zimmerman’s version of Ovid’s “Metamorphoses.” An ambitious work directed by Stephen Floyd, this play showcased a talented cast of 22 young actors who made each myth — 11 vignettes in all — leap from page to stage with well-rehearsed ease.

VASHON’s 12th man cheers hawks to big win

  • Feb 4, 2014 at 2:00PM updated Feb 5, 2014 at 12:42PM

More than 300 Vashon football fans celebrated the Super Bowl in true island style on Sunday — by packing into the Vashon Theatre. For three hours, the movie house roared with the sounds of the big game and the cheers of Hawks fans of all ages as the Seattle team routed the Denver Broncos for their first-ever Super Bowl win.

Starfish die-off baffles experts

  • Feb 5, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 12:42PM

As scientists work to understand what’s killing off millions of starfish up and down the West Coast, a small group of islanders is joining a regional effort to help monitor the mystery epidemic.

VALISE celebrates 5 years with a reunion show

  • Feb 4, 2014 at 3:58PM

The VALISE Gallery turns 5 this month and will celebrate with a reunion show of current and former members. The show opens on Friday.

Step out for more Friday art

  • Feb 5, 2014 at 6:00AM

Art in the Alley Gallery will exhibit handmade tiles, glass bead jewelry, ornate lamps, mosaic mirrors and pottery. Pianist Jesse Hunter will be on board from 6:30 to 9 p.m., and refreshments will be served.

Popular reggae group returns to the Bike

  • Feb 5, 2014 at 6:00AM

Expect another sold-out show when reggae musician and island favorite Clinton Fearon & The Boogie Brown Band hit the stage at the Red Bicycle Bistro at 9 p.m. Saturday.

Annual spelling bee creates a buzz for local scholarship foundation

  • Feb 5, 2014 at 6:00AM

The Vashon Community Scholarship Foundation will host its hallmark annual spelling bee fundraiser, Spell It!, Saturday at Camp Burton.

Ferry system cancels Monday runs

  • Feb 4, 2014 at 3:14PM

Commuters experienced long waits to get off the island Monday morning after Washington State Ferries (WSF) cancelled several sailings because of lack of qualified crew.

Buyers, sellers get in on an improving housing market

  • Feb 5, 2014 at 6:00AM

After years of sluggish sales and falling prices, Vashon’s real estate market is firmly on the upswing, with an 18 percent jump in home prices in 2013.

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