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Dirt-making leads to gentler living

  • Mar 9, 2010 at 10:42AM

Vashon is a little pile of gravel, sand and stone flour left behind when the last ice age glaciers retreated to British Columbia. It sits in the puddle called Puget Sound, or, if you include all the waters up to Vancouver Island, the Salish Sea.

Letters to the Editor: March 10

  • Mar 9, 2010 at 10:41AM

Taxation isn’t the best way to get revenue

  • Mar 9, 2010 at 10:39AM

It’s one thing to “rail against taxes” (“Vashon supports education; Olympia needs to, as well,” Feb. 16); it’s a completely different thing to express legitimate concern over large tax increases imposed over a short period of time — something the Tim Eyman-orchestrated initiative, I-960, was designed to control.

It’s a wonderful time of the year for foragers

  • Mar 9, 2010 at 10:38AM

For the Northwest forager, early spring provides a unique array of tempting new edibles. Nutritious buds are appearing on the Indian plum, salmonberry, blackberry, huckleberry and Douglas fir branches. Sprouts such as sweet cicely, cleavers and bittercress are pushing through the warming soil.

Arts Briefs

  • Mar 9, 2010 at 10:23AM

Jan Drago to meet Vashon constituents

  • Mar 9, 2010 at 10:05AM

Vashon hoopsters at state: Boys take third; girls are out of the tournament

  • Mar 5, 2010 at 8:00AM updated Mar 8, 2010 at 11:33AM

Vashon resident pleads guilty to second-degree murder

  • Mar 3, 2010 at 3:33PM

Just as jury selection was set to begin, former Islander Jon Kunkel on Wednesday pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for the slaying of Ron Childers nearly three years ago.

Vashon residents seek bigger role in library plan

  • Mar 3, 2010 at 7:00AM updated at 3:33PM

Administrators with the King County Library System, gearing up for an ambitious remodel of Vashon’s small branch library, say they’ve already learned much about the Island’s reading habits.

Vashon schools want to make it safer to bike and walk

  • Mar 3, 2010 at 7:00AM updated at 3:33PM

First-grader Zach Van Dusen strapped on his helmet Monday morning, hopped on his bicycle and began a half-mile trek on Cemetery Road to Chautauqua with his mother Karen Fevold.

Vashon-Maury Island Community Council elects three new members

  • Mar 2, 2010 at 12:00PM updated Mar 3, 2010 at 8:36AM

John Staczek, a semi-retired professor who joined the Vashon-Maury Island Community Council executive board eight months ago, announced last week that he was stepping down from the volunteer board. The board Monday night, meanwhile, elected three Islanders to fill seats that have been vacated, including Staczek’s. Elected were Island activists Roger Fulton, Kari Ulatoski and Joe Ulatoski. The board’s decision goes before the entire council for ratification on March 15.

Vashon's Community Emergency Response Team training offers valuable skills

  • Mar 2, 2010 at 11:00AM updated Mar 3, 2010 at 8:35AM

Two years ago, Islander Jenna Riggs was relaxing in her dad’s garden in rural Oregon when she watched a nightmare unfold.

Vashon’s chorale heads to Benaroya

  • Mar 3, 2010 at 7:00AM

Vashon Island Chorale is gearing up to jump the pond.

A grandfather’s many responsibilities

  • Mar 2, 2010 at 12:12PM

It was at the moment that the brakes failed on my elderly but beloved VW-GTI that I finally and rather suddenly understood, with the sort of clarity born not of fear but utter exhilaration, what my fundamental responsibility is to my 6-year-old grandson, who was riding behind me in his car seat: To provide excitement.

Letters to the Editor: March 3

  • Mar 2, 2010 at 12:11PM

Pirates beat King’s to move on to state tournament

  • Mar 2, 2010 at 11:49AM

Having won two big games, the Pirate basketball team qualified to compete in the 1A state tournament, with its first game this evening.

Boys basketball starters have deep Island roots

  • Mar 2, 2010 at 11:48AM

Four years ago, from the bleachers of Yakima’s Sundome, four young boys watched the 2006 Vashon Pirates take third in the 2A state basketball championship. It was the best season finish of any Vashon High School boys’ team.

Hoopsters qualify for Yakima tourney

  • Mar 1, 2010 at 4:00PM updated Mar 2, 2010 at 11:47AM

The Pirate girls basketball team secured a spot at the state tournament with three consecutive wins, the third a nailbiter that wasn't won until the final moments of the game Feb. 27. The team plays its first state game on Wednesday, March 3, in Yakima.

Wrestlers end the season successfully

  • Mar 2, 2010 at 11:47AM

There are several things one could say about Vashon wrestlers: They wear green singlets, they’re scrappy, and you’ll never catch them breathing hard on the mat.

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