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H1N1 arrives on Vashon Island, but level of outbreak remains low

  • Oct 24, 2009 at 7:00AM updated at 12:53PM

Vashon medical officials saw their first cases of confirmed H1N1 flu last week, indicating that a virus that is sweeping the country has arrived to the Island.

Construction at Vashon north-end ferry means schedule changes and delays in November

  • Oct 23, 2009 at 12:00PM updated at 2:12PM

Due to construction at Vashon's north-end ferry terminal, ferry schedules will be altered during the first two weeks of November on the Vashon-Fauntleroy-Southworth route. Delays are also expected.

Vashon girl approached by stranger; residents concerned about deputy's response

  • Oct 20, 2009 at 12:00PM updated at 4:11PM

Some residents are concerned about how the King County Sheriff’s Department responded to a complaint that a man offered a 12-year-old girl a ride as she walked from the bus stop to her home last month.

Challengers raise issues in heated airport race

  • Oct 21, 2009 at 7:00AM

For years, those running for a spot to oversee the small Vashon Municipal Airport faced no opposition. Now, with the Nov. 3 mail-in election in full swing, the airport commissioners’ race is arguably the most hotly contested and politically charged battle on the Island.

Logs vanish from beaches, raising concerns

  • Oct 21, 2009 at 7:00AM

On a recent walk along the sandy shores near Gold Beach, Annie Strandberg counted a dozen sawed-off root masses with raw chainsaw wounds where logs had once been connected.

Editorial: VAA needs to open up its process to the community

  • Oct 20, 2009 at 12:42PM

In a typical community, a nonprofit organization has little obligation to consult the broader populace before launching a fundraising campaign for a big project. Nonprofits certainly hold the public trust; but they’re privately run. They answer to their donors and their board members, people who, in the best of circumstances, know the pulse of their community.

Park levy is needed to keep district going

  • Oct 20, 2009 at 12:41PM

The Vashon Park District turned 25 years old this year. The Island’s rural setting is enhanced greatly by our 18 parks that are all maintained and operated with the Vashon Park District (VPD) maintenance and operations (M&O) levy.

Help squash the climate crisis at Saturday farmers market event

  • Oct 20, 2009 at 12:38PM

Three hundred fifty parts per million has become the magic number in climate circles, signifying the safe limit of CO2 in our atmosphere. Experts, from former Vice President Al Gore to Rajendra Pachauri, the United Nations’ top climate scientist, have embraced this goal to stabilize the planet and prevent untoward disaster. Now the trick is to convince our leaders to craft policies that will put the world on track to get back to 350ppm. We are currently at 387, and are hurling headlong in the wrong direction!

Columnist missed the mark

  • Oct 20, 2009 at 12:37PM

I don’t know much about paving, but columnist Will North evidently knows even less!

Whimsy is palpable at Sun Island

  • Oct 20, 2009 at 12:36PM

Geese is my name. So say the three blonde Yarkin daughters. We have just met.

Letters to the Editor: Oct. 21

  • Oct 20, 2009 at 12:33PM

Levy needed to keep parks open, some say

  • Oct 21, 2009 at 7:00AM

Islanders will decide by mail-in ballot if Vashon Park District deserves six more years of funding. They are voting on the parks’ proposed maintenance and operations levy, a measure that, if approved, would tax Island property owners up to 50 cents per $1,000 of assessed value each year — up from the district’s historic levy rate of 45 cents per $1,000.

Monday night dinners at Village Green serve Vashon’s hungry

  • Oct 20, 2009 at 12:29PM

One recent Monday as the warm fall day gave way to a chilly evening, several Islanders gathered in the Village Green for a bowl of hot soup and a sandwich, some camaraderie and a bit of medical care.

Candidates for District 19 share keen interest in water conservation

  • Oct 21, 2009 at 7:00AM

Marty Liebowitz and Bob Powell — contenders for an open seat on the commission that governs King County Water District 19 — seem to have more in common than not.

Can Vashon’s maritime climate produce wine-worthy grapes?

  • Oct 20, 2009 at 12:26PM

Bill Riley has waited nearly 30 years for grapes this good.

Pirates take no prisoners at soggy Homecoming

  • Oct 20, 2009 at 12:23PM

One of the halftime floats at the Vashon High School homecoming celebration last weekend should have been a replica of Noah’s Ark carrying the Pirates off to the high ground of another Nisqually League victory. The wetter the weather, the better the Pirates seem to play, as they advanced to 6-1 with a 27-6 drenching of the Chimacum Cowboys.

Pirate cross-country team has strong showing at Steilacoom Park

  • Oct 20, 2009 at 12:22PM

The final regular season cross-country meet of the year saw a full, healthy Pirate team compete to personal bests and a strong team finish at the seven-school event on Oct. 15.

Pirate soccer team overpowers the Eagles, but falls to the Cardinals

  • Oct 20, 2009 at 12:21PM

The Pirates regular-season soccer road schedule ended with a loss at Orting’s new stadium and a win over Life Christian.

Going the distance: runners traverse the Island

  • Oct 20, 2009 at 12:19PM

On Saturday morning, in a torrential rainfall, the cross-country team and other community members set out on the 13.5-mile dock-to-dock run, from the Tahlequah ferry dock to the north-end ferry. This annual event is just over a half marathon.

Drama Dock’s show explores outer and inner space

  • Oct 20, 2009 at 12:15PM

Island theater-goers who like their entertainment served with a side of goosebumps are in for a treat this weekend.

Puppet show features fables

  • Oct 20, 2009 at 12:14PM

Vashon Allied Arts will welcome Tears of Joy, an acclaimed puppet troupe from Vancouver, Wash., to kick off a new series of Sunday matinee family shows.

Great Rain offers new thrills and chills

  • Oct 20, 2009 at 12:13PM

Organizers of the popular Island variety show, The Church of Great Rain, will host what they’re calling a “Halloween Spooktacular” at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25, at Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi.

Get ready for a weekend’s worth of concerts at Blue Heron, Bike and Luna

  • Oct 20, 2009 at 12:12PM

Greg Timmons and the Austin House will play a free show at Red Bicycle Bistro at 9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23.

Judge tosses out Islander’s suit over K2 rezone

  • Oct 19, 2009 at 8:00AM updated Oct 20, 2009 at 11:10AM

A King County Superior Court judge on Friday dismissed Tom Bangasser’s far-reaching suit against the county and several other entities for what the Island businessman called the “back-door” way the county rezoned the mammoth K2 building a year ago.

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