Volunteers at Vashon Island Fire & Rescue train regularly for a variety of calls. Here, firefighters practice putting out a car fire on the department grounds.  - David Weller Photo

VIFR looks to expand volunteer force

  • Jun 24, 2015 at 6:00AM updated Jun 25, 2015 at 11:34AM

Vashon’s fire department will close the window on a new round of volunteer applications next week, and district officials say they hope many islanders will step forward, willing to serve.


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Port Townsend Rhododendron float explodes after the Grand Parade

  • Jun 27, 2015 at 9:00PM updated Jun 29, 2015 at 11:38AM

The Port Townsend Rhododendron parade float exploded just after completing is journey along the Port Orchard Fathoms O' Fun Grand Parade tonight (June 27).

Heights Water cancels boil alert

  • Jun 25, 2015 at 11:00AM updated Jun 29, 2015 at 9:35AM

Heights Water has cancelled its boil-water alert for customers living south of its water towers.

Small fire occurs in downtown Vashon

  • Jun 24, 2015 at 1:00PM updated at 3:24PM

A small fire with heavy smoke broke out in downtown Vashon at lunchtime today.

Biologist brings his passion for jellyfish to local aquarium

  • Jun 24, 2015 at 6:00AM

Chad Widmer thinks jellyfish have gotten a bad rap.

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