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                                A Western grebe swims in Quartermaster Harbor in February 2000, the year it was declared an Important Bird Area.

Once numerous in Vashon waters, Western grebes have headed south

Editor’s note: This article first appeared online Jan. 30, 2019 In 1999, the first year of the annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC), Vashon Audubon volunteers… Continue reading

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                                A Western grebe swims in Quartermaster Harbor in February 2000, the year it was declared an Important Bird Area.

Man arrested following domestic assault

An island man was booked into King County jail last evening, after threatening his ex-girlfriend with a gun and attempting to flee to Tacoma. He… Continue reading

Search for missing dog continues

Volunteers have spent long hours attempting to humanely trap a dog who escaped from his owner.

Islanders testify about ferries to transportation committee

Washington State Ferries was asked to delay the new sailing schedule.

Pool gets a new director, another year under bubble

Despite a few unlucky coincidences, confidence in the future of the Vashon Community Pool is high.

Vashon snow days

On Monday, Ober Park was bustling with children sledding, some as early as 9 a.m. after the call went out that school was canceled. Poor… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2019

Made by hand — and with heart

Baking is a great conveyance of love this Valentine’s Day.

Freight or fire: King County’s trash problem

Should we ship away waste or build an incinerator?

Winter storm brings breakers, and surfers, to the north end

Islander Oli Christophersen learned to surf in Washington years ago and has come to love cold waves.

Sheriff’s K-9 unit searches for man on Vashon

A K-9 unit from the King County Sheriff’s Office is on the island this evening, looking for a man involved in a domestic violence incident… Continue reading

Annual homeless count finds nearly 100 people without shelter on Vashon

The island’s homeless population includes people who work and appear to be going about a“regular” life

Island beekeepers come together in hopes of success

“If you are going to keep bees, you need to take as much care of them as a pet or chickens.”

Prominent activist returns to Vashon

Winona LaDuke will speak at the Vashon Theater about environmentalism and indigenous rights.

Teen Council takes its message to Olympia

The students met with Sen. Joe Nguyen, Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon and an assistant to Rep. Eileen Cody

Park district seeks islanders’ input for April levy vote

The district is currently seeking islanders to form two committees and prepare statements.

County department ramps up services for unincorporated areas

If community members are unhappy, the county will modify the agreements and services provided.

Questions abound over future of Tramp Harbor dock

Negotiations over a lease agreement with the state have reached a crossroads.

Like a rolling stone: The Rock changes hands

New additions may be on the way, but old favorites will stay on the menu.

Sport is a family affair for young slope star

Davis, by many accounts, is the only sponsored youth athlete on the island.

Carting away the island’s Styrofoam

Last Sunday, islander Nadine Edelstein packed the John L. Scott moving truck with polystyrene other islanders wanted to get rid of and headed off the… Continue reading