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Grapplers wrangle a win at home

  • Dec 16, 2008 at 2:24PM

Lack of experience didn’t prevent a very promising freshman Max Croonquist and sophomore Keegan Shrum from pinning their opponents on Friday at home.

Glacier gets lease, begins work on Maury pier

  • Dec 9, 2008 at 6:00PM updated Dec 12, 2008 at 2:21PM

After one of the longest environmental battles in Vashon’s history, Glacier Northwest on Friday began laying containment booms in the waters surrounding its aging dock — the first step in its long-sought effort to construct a controversial pier off the eastern rim of Maury Island.

Auditors find Vashon fire department failed to adequately oversee financial systems

  • Dec 11, 2008 at 5:18PM

A draft audit of Vashon Island Fire & Rescue found the agency had "lax or non-existent controls in all areas" of its operations and that as a result it placed "public resources at a high risk of loss, misuse or misappropriation."

Vashon Island School Board to vote on final bond proposal today

  • Dec 11, 2008 at 1:00PM updated at 5:19PM

The Vashon Island school board will meet tomorrow to make a final decision on the bond it will put before Island voters next February or March.

Protesters call for a halt in construction

  • Dec 9, 2008 at 6:00PM updated Dec 11, 2008 at 4:16PM

More than 50 people turned out for a demonstration at Glacier Northwest’s construction site on Maury Island early Monday morning, chanting and waving handmade placards to voice opposition to an industrial-sized pier and the mammoth mine it would facilitate.

A book store returns to Vashon Center

  • Dec 9, 2008 at 6:00PM updated Dec 11, 2008 at 12:50PM

Islander Mel Michaels is opening Stranger Than Fiction on Friday, where he will sell quality new and used books, including a large poetry section, literary magazines, rare books and books for young kids and teens — replete, he said, with the best graphic novels out there.

CALENDAR

  • Dec 9, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Dec 10, 2008 at 9:44AM

Calendar: holiday events

  • Dec 9, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Dec 10, 2008 at 9:44AM

Proposed lane-reduction project in West Seattle stirs concern

  • Dec 9, 2008 at 6:46PM

A plan to reconfigure Fauntleroy Way S.W. in West Seattle from four lanes to three is stirring a debate on Vashon, with some Islanders concerned it could lead to huge ferry-related traffic snarls while others say they’re encouraged by the pro-cyclist move.

A timeline: Glacier’s long battle for county, state and federal permits

  • Dec 9, 2008 at 6:44PM

Glacier Northwest’s efforts to get the approvals it needs to move forward — and environmental groups’ efforts to block them — represent a long and complex path. Here’s a look at some of the highlights.

Small water district helps bring clean water to Nicaraguan village

  • Dec 9, 2008 at 6:38PM

For years, Jiquelite, a remote community in Nicaragua, struggled with a lack of clean water. The tiny town in a mountainous region of Central America has no running water, and its communal well was in disrepair. Women and girls spent hours each day lugging water from a stream up a steep hill, and because of the work of getting water, many bathed right in their drinking water. People, especially children, were often sick from water-borne illnesses.

Club and organization news

  • Dec 9, 2008 at 1:27PM

Editorial: A dark cloud hovers

  • Dec 9, 2008 at 10:00PM

The message is clear: Don’t give up. Because once we do, Glacier Northwest has won. We get it. And we agree.

Letters to the Editor: Dec. 10

  • Dec 9, 2008 at 1:12PM

Serving up some holiday blues

  • Dec 9, 2008 at 1:01PM

Former Islander and blues guitarist Ricker Winsor will join Island musicians Carter Castle and John Browne for an all-blues concert with a holiday flavor, at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, at Blue Heron Art Center.

Young singers say hooray for Hollywood

  • Dec 9, 2008 at 12:59PM

The group will present “Lights! Camera! Action!” — a musical revue featuring songs from movies — at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec 13, and 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec 14, at Blue Heron Art Center.

A community Nutcracker comes to life

  • Dec 9, 2008 at 12:58PM

The Nutcracker Ballet will be presented six times over the course of the next two weekends.

Reggae legend brings soulful sound to Bike

  • Dec 9, 2008 at 12:57PM

Clinton Fearon and the Boogie Brown Band will return to Vashon at 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, for a show of roots reggae music at Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi.

Arts briefs: Dec. 10

  • Dec 9, 2008 at 12:56PM

Bird-watching in winter offers a window into Vashon’s natural beauty

  • Dec 9, 2008 at 12:43PM

Last year, organizer Sue Trevathan reported a record number of 121 species seen on Vashon in the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC), including another record of 78 Anna’s hummingbirds and more than 20,000 individual birds overall.

Wrestlers undefeated

  • Dec 9, 2008 at 12:39PM

The Vashon wrestling team opened the dual meet season with a 4-0 record, beating Rainier High School last Friday, 60-18, before departing to Bellevue the next morning for a triple dual meet.

Lady Pirates topple Cardinals, Bulldogs

  • Dec 9, 2008 at 12:38PM

After taking a share of the Nisqually League title and finishing 11th at state last year, the Vashon girls basketball team started off their 2008-09 campaign with two solid victories.

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