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Eyes are on local beaches as scientists study sea star die-off

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 10:00AM

When Rayna Holtz and Yvonne Kuperberg began monitoring a strip of west-side beach a few years ago, searching for dead sea birds as part of a citizen science project through the University of Washington, they soon realized they likely wouldn’t find any dead birds. So the two women, also Vashon Beach Naturalists, began recording other sea creatures they saw on their monthly walks, thinking it would be interesting to watch how their populations changed over time.

 

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Point Robinson to get overdue maintenance thanks to grant

  • Aug 1, 2014 at 9:51AM

The aging lighthouse roof at Point Robinson will be replaced this summer and the keeper’s quarters painted, thanks in part to a grant from King County’s 4Culture.

Park district votes twice to comply with open meetings law

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 12:01PM

In its last meeting, the Vashon Park District voted on a severance agreement for a former employee who had worked for the district for several years. It was the second time the commissioners voted on the agreement because they first voted in a closed executive session, which is prohibited by state law.

Top names for new water taxis announced

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 12:00PM

The King County Ferry District announced last week the finalists in a contest to name two new water taxis. People can vote for their favorite names through Aug. 15.

Vashon responders help battle state’s record wildfires

  • Jul 30, 2014 at 10:00AM

As the state sees record wildfires, some Vashon firefighters have aided in the effort to control the blazes in Central and Eastern Washington.

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