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Spanish-speaking interns serve at Chautauqua

The group will lead a new Spanish literacy club for students in grades 3 to 5.

  • Dec 19, 2018

Hundreds turn out for ferry meeting

More than 260 people turned out to Washington State Ferries’ meeting Wednesday night regarding the final draft of the triangle route schedule slated to go… Continue reading

Fire commissioners approve $5.4 million budget for 2019

At the most recent fire board meeting late last month, the five commissioners unanimously passed a nearly $5.4 million budget for 2019, a 3 percent… Continue reading

Recent land purchases nearly double Frog Holler Forest

Just two years ago on the island’s south end, King County created a 60-acre public forest from previously private land. After two recent acquistions, the… Continue reading

King County Metro partners with carpooling apps

The initiative is in preparation of the viaduct closure next month.

  • Dec 12, 2018

Pool to offer quiet swim times for elderly, disabled

The benefits of swimming for those with limited abilities are many, said Aquatics Manager Ann White.

Body found near Dockton Park

King County Sheriff’s Office deputies found the body of a 37-year-old woman in the water at Dockton Park Thursday, Dec. 6, according to sheriff’s office… Continue reading

Group petitions Port of Seattle over plane noise

Islanders who are bothered by noise from air traffic over Vashon delivered a petition to the Port of Seattle last week, appealing for the island’s… Continue reading

Projects, programs in future parks’ planning

In 2019, the Vashon Park District will set out to complete the first of a number of deferred maintenance projects as outlined in an extensive… Continue reading

On the waterfront: Cove’s rich history on Vashon

The old Cove Store, now a residential apartment building, is a part of island history.

Fundraising campaign set up for islanders

Friends of longtime islanders Rex and Elizabeth Morris, concerned about the couple as they face the loss of their home of more than 30 years… Continue reading

WSF releases final draft of triangle route schedule

Washington State Ferries released the final draft of its revised triangle route schedule this evening, just before tomorrow’s meeting about it in West Seattle. The… Continue reading

Ferry schedule meeting set for Wednesday in West Seattle

Free shuttle service to the meeting is available

Missing Vashon woman found

An island woman reported missing yesterday has been found safe this morning, according to Bob Larsen, assistant fire chief at Vashon Island Fire & Rescue.… Continue reading

Park district adjusts fiscal management policy

Last week, board members voted to change the Vashon Park District’s general financial management policy in order to fulfill ongoing commitments, namely to support recreation… Continue reading

County to host shoreline management workshop

King County will host a workshop from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. this Saturday at the Land Trust Building to discuss marine shoreline ecology and… Continue reading

Water district rescinds certificate for housing project

Water District 19 will reissue new certificate following residential property policy

County certifies election results

King County has certified the results of the November midterm election, and voters — including islanders — mailed in their ballots in near-record numbers. Turnout… Continue reading

Santa Claus comes to town

Santa and Mrs. Claus came to town Saturday night and joined in the parade and tree lighting in downtown Vashon, where they were greeted by… Continue reading

  • Dec 5, 2018

Transport fees come back into focus at fire district

More than a year after the Vashon fire district began charging for ambulance transport to area hospitals, those fees are back in the spotlight, with… Continue reading