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Pirate boys basketball team dominates Orting

  • Jan 8, 2009 at 5:00PM updated Jan 9, 2009 at 4:20PM

The Pirates Varsity boys basketball team continued their winning way on Tuesday, Jan. 6 — Pirates 81, Orting Cardinals 33 — and go on the road today and tomorrow to face some of their toughest opponents yet.

Park board holds retreat at Fern Cove

  • Jan 9, 2009 at 1:00PM updated at 3:15PM

The Vashon Park District board of commissioners will conduct its 2009 planning retreat from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday, January 11, in the Belle Baldwin house at Fern Cove.

‘Little Women’ provides lessons on life remarkably relevant today

  • Jan 7, 2009 at 7:00AM updated Jan 9, 2009 at 9:43AM

It’s a new year. We have a new president and a new sense of possibilities. Hopes should be running very high on this bright and clear morning.

Commemoration of King’s birth will carry a special meaning

  • Jan 7, 2009 at 7:00AM updated Jan 9, 2009 at 9:43AM

It was 45 years ago that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. and closed his famous “I Have a Dream” speech with these words: “Free at last, free at last, thank God almighty, we are free at last.”

Activists seek support to halt Glacier

  • Jan 7, 2009 at 7:00AM updated Jan 9, 2009 at 9:43AM

We are writing this letter as the nine Vashon-Maury residents who risked arrest on Friday, Jan. 2, blockading the two main entrances of the Glacier Northwest gravel mine on Maury Island.

It’s the right time to invest in schools

  • Jan 7, 2009 at 7:00AM updated Jan 9, 2009 at 9:43AM

As a concerned property owner, parent and someone who has studied property taxes on this Island, I’d like to share my perspective regarding the school board’s proposal to renovate Vashon High School and make important improvements to McMurray Middle School and Chautauqua Elementary. These renovations are necessary, and the scale and cost of this project is reasonable.

Bird count offers up data to help us shape future policy

  • Jan 7, 2009 at 7:00AM updated Jan 9, 2009 at 9:42AM

Editorial: Quite a showing

  • Jan 7, 2009 at 7:00AM updated Jan 9, 2009 at 9:42AM

Kudos to the Islanders who are stepping forward to show their opposition to Glacier Northwest’s construction project on Maury Island.

Hundreds turn out to oppose Glacier

  • Jan 6, 2009 at 12:00PM updated Jan 8, 2009 at 9:10AM

In one of the largest rallies on Vashon in years, more than 500 sign-toting Islanders gathered on the rocky shores south of Gold Beach Sunday to protest Glacier Northwest’s efforts to dramatically expand its mining operation.

Human barricade slows Glacier's workflow

  • Jan 7, 2009 at 7:00AM updated at 9:39AM

Protesters with their arms in long steel tubes created a human chain blocking the road that leads to Glacier Northwest’s mine site Friday morning — the first act of civil disobedience to halt the mine’s controversial expansion since it was proposed more than a decade ago.

Sunday snow stuns Vashon Island

  • Jan 6, 2009 at 12:00PM updated at 3:47PM

A wet snow began falling on Vashon and its weather-weary residents Sunday afternoon and kept up well into the night, knocking out power to a third of the Island and creating innumerable problems for drivers on Sunday and Monday.

Fire department orders custom ambulance to replace 1994 vehicle

  • Jan 7, 2009 at 7:00AM

Vashon will have a brand-new aid car by this summer, replacing one that’s outlived the normal life expectancy of an ambulance. Vashon Island Fire & Rescue officials ordered an ambulance from Chehalis-based Braun Northwest on Dec. 31, after the fire board approved the purchase at its meeting last week.

Park budget saves for construction projects

  • Jan 7, 2009 at 7:00AM

Vashon Park District will put the finishing touches on its 2009 budget on Tuesday, a spending plan that cuts funds for a few programs and instead tucks money away for capital and unforeseen expenses.


  • Jan 6, 2009 at 3:25PM

Club and organization news

  • Jan 6, 2009 at 3:22PM

Event urges Islanders to practice peace

  • Jan 6, 2009 at 3:19PM

A 40-day international peace event has an active contingent on Vashon, and organizers are seeking participants in an endeavor that they call “subtle activism.”

Naturalist to share message of hope

  • Jan 6, 2009 at 3:18PM

A student recently burst into Kathleen Dean Moore’s office at Oregon State University having figured out the answer to a question she was pursuing — the ingredient needed to motivate people to change.

Orting dominates Rock tournament

  • Jan 6, 2009 at 3:18PM

Considered one of the most competitive 1A/2A wrestling tournaments in the state, the annual Rock Wrestling Tournament was held at Vashon High School on Tuesday, Dec. 30.

Pirates stand tall against big Oregon schools at tournament

  • Jan 6, 2009 at 3:16PM

The Vashon High School Pirates boys basketball team competed in the Barlow Trail Classic holiday basketball tournament last week in Gresham, Ore.

Arts briefs: Jan. 7

  • Jan 6, 2009 at 3:12PM

Bands get set to ride the Bike

  • Jan 6, 2009 at 3:11PM

Red Bicycle Bistro and Sushi will offer a full plate of music this weekend with two free concerts.

Celtic music comes to Vashon

  • Jan 6, 2009 at 3:11PM

Hanz Araki, a musician known for his Celtic flute-playing and emotive vocals, will bring a group of Celtic players to the Blue Heron Art Center at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10.

A cast of enthusiastic teens makes ‘Little Women’ sing

  • Jan 6, 2009 at 3:10PM

The Broadway musical version of a beloved book by Louisa May Alcott is the debut project of Vashon Teen Musical Theatre Project (VTMT). This group of young thespians is getting ready to open an Island production of “Little Women” for a two-weekend run at Bethel Church.

Creatures of whimsy

  • Jan 6, 2009 at 3:09PM

Letters to the Editor: Jan. 7

  • Jan 6, 2009 at 3:05PM

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