Long-awaited skate bowl to be built in Burton

The planned skate bowl will connect via a walkway with the current indoor skatepark. - Grindline Skateparks
  • Oct 22, 2014 at 6:00AM

Almost four years after the Vashon Park District received a King County grant to build an outdoor skatepark, commissioners have voted to move ahead with the project, and construction of a skate bowl at the Burton Adventure Recreation Center (BARC) is expected to begin soon


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Experts, Oso residents will speak at forum about landslides on Vashon

  • Oct 22, 2014 at 10:00AM updated Oct 23, 2014 at 10:39AM

Islanders can learn about local landslide risk and preparing for landslides at a special Vashon Be Prepared meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, at McMurray Middle School

Fitzgibbon opposed by newcomer who wants state to fund private schools

  • Oct 22, 2014 at 10:42AM

Joe Fitzgibbon, who has represented Vashon in the state House or Representatives for four years, is challenged this fall by a political newcomer running on the platform that the state should solve its education funding problem by indirectly funding private schools.

County says amendments dropped in 2012 were not ready for town plan

  • Oct 22, 2014 at 10:37AM

King County did not move forward on amendments submitted by Vashon’s Town Plan Committee in 2012 after the amendments came in at the last moment and weren’t all suitable for the town plan, according to John Starbard, director of the county’s Department of Permitting and Environmental Review (DPER)

At The Little House, an island icon bids farewell

  • Oct 22, 2014 at 10:36AM

After nearly 39 years as the owner of The Little House, Bettie Edwards has announced she will close the shop at the end of this month.

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