News

Veteran island environmentalist looks back at work

Longtime islander Emma Amiad founded the Vashon-Maury Island Land Trust and Vashon Audubon.

Ferry, bus schedules set to change

The new schedule for the Triangle Route goes into effect on Sunday

Vashon Rotary supports health work in Myanmar

In January, four islanders who are members of Vashon Rotary traveled to Myanmar to see work the club is supporting through a grant-funded program called… Continue reading

  • Mar 27, 2019

Zero Waste Vashon to sponsor ‘Bring Your Own Mug’ campaign in April

The campaign is an effort to bring attention to the problem of single-use item disposal

Rick Wallace receives award from Vashon HouseHold

Wallace said he was pleased to be chosen for this most recent honor.

  • Mar 20, 2019

King County awards grants to island organizations

The Community Engagement Grants program, supports local programs and projects

  • Mar 20, 2019

Islander proposes shellfish operation in Tramp Harbor

Some islanders are wary of potential problems.

Vashon High School announces decision to end Japanese program

Lower enrollment, staffing challenges and budget limitations are to blame.

News Briefs

Injury reported after propane tank explodes; an update on millings; Metro transit fair on Thursday

  • Mar 20, 2019

Fires, floods, destruction: Washington copes with worsening climate change

From rising sea levels and crop failures to dying forests and fish, Washington state is struggling

Vashon firefighters raise money to defeat cancer in Seattle stair climb

The purpose of the event is to raise money to combat blood cancers.

Vashon’s renowned tamale chef to open restaurant in town

Patty’s Place will be a breakfast and lunch destination with a global menu of offerings.

Lack of funding spells trouble for county roads

“This problem puts people miles out of their way.”

Firefighters extricate woman stuck in sand, mud near Lisabeula Park

Early this month, the fire department freed a woman who was stuck in mud and sand near Lisabeula Park. Lore Wintergreen, a new island resident,… Continue reading

County closes much of Dockton Park pier

King County has closed much of the pier at Dockton Park because of structural damage. Last week, a structural engineer determined that the breakwater and… Continue reading

Ferry fleet’s fate rests with legislators

The fate of Washington State Ferries’ Long Range Plan, specifically the construction of five new Olympic-class boats, hangs in the balance at the moment, as… Continue reading

Islanders invited to training, hunt for invasive crab

“The earlier you find an invasive species, the better chance you can get rid of it.”

Foundation recognizes Paul Colwell in creating new scholarship

Paul Colwell, a high school paraprofessional and local musician, was named as the honoree.

  • Mar 13, 2019

Meeting about housing development next week

The project is intended to serve 40 people, including seniors and those who are homeless or disabled

Tragedy inspires Vashon native to establish new nonprofit

Wilderness Chaplains offers crisis care and support to first responders.