News

County talks comprehensive plan, climate change

New development regulations would limit construction in areas susceptible to sea level rise.

 

Artful skateboards will support skaters, new park

Fundraiser to support construction of additional features at Burton Adventure Recreation Park.

  • Jul 18, 2019

 

Festival maestro keeps an island tradition in tune

Jim Marsh’s job is to make sure that Vashon’s biggest event of the year runs like a top.

 

Tacoma police kill Vashon man in confrontation at detention center

Willem Van Spronsen told friends, family he intended for police to kill him.

On your mark

Islanders recently took part in the annual Seafair Milk Carton Derby race at Green Lake in Seattle.

  • Jul 17, 2019

Park district will try for new levy rate in November

Board says it will account for the district’s financial goals and for tackling urgent maintenance.

Experts offer wildfire prevention tips to islanders

The Pacific Northwest had “much higher fire potential than normal” in May and June 2019.

  • Jul 17, 2019

The news in brief July 18 – 25

Susan Riemer returns to the paper; small spill in Quartermaster; water taxi service update, and more

  • Jul 17, 2019

Norm Mathews named grand marshal

Mathews said he is pleased to have been able to contribute to Vashon over the years.

Police kill islander at Tacoma detention center

Large police presence assists on island with search warrant

Speaker will discuss changing technologies, ethical questions

Presentation of the Vashon Havurah’s Speakers Program

  • Jul 11, 2019

Beachcomber increases rate

Single-issue price is increasing from 75 cents to $1.

  • Jul 10, 2019

Learn how to reduce wildfire threats to property

Seminar will feature professional foresters and Vashon Island Fire and Rescue.

  • Jul 10, 2019

Variety of new restaurants open on island

Each promises to be your new favorite spot in town.

Debate over personal fireworks continues

King County Councilmember Joe McDermott supports ban

Unofficial mayoral candidates kick off campaigns

Five hopefuls are raising money for a number of island charities and nonprofits.

Water Taxi will suspend service July 22 – 28

Construction crews are finishing work on new Water Taxi facility at Colman Dock in Seattle.

  • Jul 10, 2019

Island landscape architect will remake heart of Paris

A walkable green causeway will link monuments, landmarks and the Eiffel Tower.

Celebrating July 4 on Vashon

Where to go, and what you should know.

  • Jul 5, 2019

Overnight moorage prohibited at Dockton Park

King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks will check intermittently on July 4.

  • Jul 3, 2019