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State questions Glacier's lease, raises 'grave concerns'

  • Jul 7, 2009 at 7:00PM updated Jul 8, 2009 at 12:11PM

Public Lands Commissioner Peter Goldmark said he has “grave concerns” about the environmental impact of Glacier Northwest’s barge-loading facility off of Maury Island and asked the corporation on Tuesday to “cease operations” until several questions can be answered.

Two foot ferry sailings to be added

  • Jul 7, 2009 at 4:00PM updated Jul 8, 2009 at 10:50AM

The passenger-only ferry service between Vashon and downtown Seattle is expected to add two additional sailings when the newly formed King County Ferry District takes over its operation this fall.

Point Defiance-Tahlequah ferry service could be cut

  • Jul 8, 2009 at 7:00AM updated at 10:50AM

Islanders who use the south-end ferry — some of whom are already feeling the pinch from reductions in service — may soon see the last run of the day end at 9:30 p.m., 30 minutes earlier than the current schedule.

Sheriffs patrol parties, parking at KVI

  • Jul 7, 2009 at 2:00PM updated at 7:45PM

Deputies with the King County Sheriff’s Office have been ticketing cars at the entrance of KVI Beach for the past two months in an effort to get visitors to follow the county’s parking rules.

K2 exhibit offers up a story that’s still fresh

  • Jul 8, 2009 at 7:00AM

The cool air inside the heritage museum is a welcome respite from the soaring temperatures outside, and the subject featured within is similarly frosty.

Vashon’s hostel faces unsure future

  • Jul 8, 2009 at 7:00AM

Vashon’s only hostel and campground — a whimsical Western-themed collection of teepees, wagons, barns and cabins — will close at the end of September unless a buyer materializes for the unique establishment.

Preserve Our Islands raffles off beloved 1965 Plymouth

  • Jul 7, 2009 at 4:53PM

Islanders have a chance this month to win a car — a cream-colored 1965 Plymouth Valiant — and help an Island nonprofit at the same time.

Newly reborn Island Meadow Farm has plenty to offer Islanders

  • Jul 7, 2009 at 4:49PM

If Island Meadow Farm could talk, oh the stories it would tell.

Airport dispute blown out of proportion

  • Jul 7, 2009 at 3:31PM

I’d like to commend editor Leslie Brown for her even-handed coverage of the controversy at the Island’s airport (“Stormy weather hits Vashon’s quiet airport,” June 24).

Charter change gives us a chance to protect county’s rural gems

  • Jul 7, 2009 at 3:29PM

Our region is filled with majestic places. As two kids growing up in King County, we experienced the trails and backcountry of Washington as our playground, shaping who we are and what we value. Though we both ventured afar to pursue academic and professional opportunities, we could not escape the hold of this region’s natural beauty and its access to open space. It played a prominent role in each of our decisions to return to King County.

Letters to the Editor: July 8

  • Jul 7, 2009 at 3:27PM

The color purple reigns during Lavender Tour

  • Jul 7, 2009 at 3:22PM

It’s a plant that has been celebrated throughout history for its soothing scent, beautiful blossoms, medicinal properties, culinary uses and even its potent power as an aphrodisiac.

Drama Dock opens ‘Urinetown’

  • Jul 7, 2009 at 3:16PM

Drama Dock will present “Urinetown,” a Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, from July 9 to 12 and 16 to 19 at Vashon High School.

‘Lavender Under the Stars’ wine garden blooms at Café Luna

  • Jul 7, 2009 at 3:15PM

As part of the weekend’s Lavender Tour, Café Luna will offer a “Lavender Under the Stars” wine garden outside the café from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 11.

Master rowers excel at regional regatta

  • Jul 7, 2009 at 2:40PM

The weekend of June 26 to 28, the Vashon Island Rowing Club (VIRC) masters left the Island looking for a little competition. They found plenty of it at the USRowing Northwest Regional Masters Championships.

Island teen heads to rodeo championships

  • Jul 7, 2009 at 2:38PM

Addie Davis, a junior at Vashon High School, has earned a position on the Washington State High School Rodeo Team and will be traveling to two prestigious rodeo events in July. First, as a top 10 finalist in the state, she is competing in barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying and breakaway roping at the Silver State International Rodeo in Fallon, Nev., July 4 to 8, a rodeo that includes more than 1,500 contestants.

Hydros have a ball on the Fourth

  • Jul 7, 2009 at 2:36PM

An Island tradition of more than 50 years was kept alive Saturday when three vintage outboard hydroplanes left Jensen Point at 5:26 a.m.

Time&Again: K2 Skis began an illustrious career here on Vashon Island

  • Jul 7, 2009 at 2:31PM

K2 Skis, founded 45 years ago on Vashon and once its biggest employer, relocated off-Island and off-shore in 2006, but remains a significant piece of the Island’s history.

Island photographers capture this place they call home

  • Jul 1, 2009 at 7:00AM updated at 7:19PM

Dozens of Island photographers are setting out to prove that when it comes to artistic inspiration, there’s no place like home.

Boy molested at Vashon swimming pool

  • Jul 1, 2009 at 2:39PM

A 12-year-old boy was molested at the Vashon Pool on June 21 by a sex offender from Seattle, according to the King County Prosecutor’s Office.

District finds funds to retain teachers

  • Jul 1, 2009 at 7:00AM updated at 2:40PM

Several public school teachers whose jobs were on the line have been retained in the wake of a community-wide fundraising drive and a number of budget-cutting efforts by the Vashon Island School District.

Gallery cruise offers gems both real and imagined

  • Jun 30, 2009 at 5:54PM

Vashon gallery and shop owners will open their doors from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 3, to share a bounty of new work by local artists.

Young filmmakers have a screening

  • Jun 30, 2009 at 5:46PM

Two 2004 Vashon High School graduates who have been studying film and video will show their latest films at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 5, at Vashon Theatre.

Gallery Cruise: July 3

  • Jun 30, 2009 at 5:46PM

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