Girls’ basketball coach Rob Kearns talks to players during a practice last week. He hopes the 50-year-old gym they play in will soon be upgraded.  - Natalie Martin/Staff Photo

Schools narrow options for next bond measure

  • Jul 1, 2015 at 6:00AM

Rob Kearns remembers shooting hoops at the Vashon High School gym when he was a kid. Standing in the same gym last week, Kearns, who is now 46 and a basketball coach, said he thinks it’s past time for a new one.


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Small fire results in big damages for restaurant

  • Jul 1, 2015 at 6:00AM

A fire broke out at La Boucherie last Wednesday, with damages expected to total $50,000 for island business owner George Page.

Vashon’s amateur radio operators use national exercise to tune their skills

  • Jul 1, 2015 at 6:00AM

Several of the island’s amateur radio enthusiasts gathered in an open field at Sunrise Ridge last Saturday, where they set up an off-the-grid communications center in preparation for disaster.

Department fined by L&I for handling of house fire

  • Jul 1, 2015 at 6:00AM

Vashon’s fire department has been fined $900 and has increased its training after the state Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) issued a citation earlier this year.

Concerned about fire risk, chief urges islanders not to light fireworks

  • Jun 30, 2015 at 10:23AM

In light of the dry conditions on the island, George Brown, acting chief at Vashon’s fire station, said on Monday that he is urging residents not to light fireworks this Fourth of July.

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