Kevin Opsahl

UPDATE: Pacific Research Labs/Sawbones plant closes temporarily

CEO makes announcement hours after mulling making face masks to combat COVID-19

 

‘Uncharted territory’: Vashon grocery stores weather impact of coronavirus pandemic

Vashon Thriftway and Vashon Market IGA try to keep up inventory, institute more cleaning measures

 

COVID-19 testing delayed at island clinic

Neighborcare delays implementation over operations; Vashon Natural Medicine doesn’t offer testing

 

VashonBePrepared responds to COVID-19 pandemic

After the island’s fire chief gave the go-ahead last weekend, the local nonprofit VashonBePrepared began working on plans to carry out objectives to help the… Continue reading

Euphorium robbery suspect caught

Sheriff’s office reports a 32-year-old male provided a statement to deputies, is in custody

Joe Kunkel, head of the Portland-based Healthcare Collaborative Group, listens to members of the Vashon Health Care District board of commissioners during a meeting on March 11. (Kevin Opsahl/Staff Photo)

Consultant: Coronavirus could impact health care provider search

Despite virus, board will assemble committee to craft RFP by mid-April

Joe Kunkel, head of the Portland-based Healthcare Collaborative Group, listens to members of the Vashon Health Care District board of commissioners during a meeting on March 11. (Kevin Opsahl/Staff Photo)

Updated: Athletics to continue despite coronavirus threat

School district superintendent said for now games will continue as scheduled; players, coaches react

VCC restricts access to facility in light of governor’s new rules

The nursing facility will tighten criteria on acceptable visitors, screen people for coronavirus

Water District 19 rates to hike

The district serves 1,486 connections.

VHS alumnus not able to leave Chinese University due to COVID-19 scare

Alex Witherspoon, 23, a 2014 Vashon Island High School grad, has been in his apartment since January

A note on the door of the Vashon Senior Center says the facility will be closed on Friday, March 6, but the executive director announced on Thursday it is in fact closed for “the foreseeable future” due to concerns of COVID-19. (Paul Rowley/Staff Photo)

Vashon Senior Center closes — for now — over concern for coronavirus

While there’s no confirmed case of COVID-19, the facility says it’s following pubic health guidelines

A note on the door of the Vashon Senior Center says the facility will be closed on Friday, March 6, but the executive director announced on Thursday it is in fact closed for “the foreseeable future” due to concerns of COVID-19. (Paul Rowley/Staff Photo)

Mobile blood drive scheduled Monday

Cancelations of other blood drives in the Seattle region spark this one on Vashon

Tom Langland, president of the board of commissioners for the Vashon Health Care District, and fellow commissioner LeeAnn Brown, fill out paperwork after the district’s meeting on March 4, at the presbyterian church. (Kevin Opsahl/Staff Photo)

Health Care district gets staff member, looks for permanent superintendent

Board said fire district secy. would join them, reported lost state funding and Neighborcare stall

Tom Langland, president of the board of commissioners for the Vashon Health Care District, and fellow commissioner LeeAnn Brown, fill out paperwork after the district’s meeting on March 4, at the presbyterian church. (Kevin Opsahl/Staff Photo)

Youth and Family Services head to retire

For four years, Carol Goertzel has led the 40-plus-year-old indepedent organization on Vashon

Superintendent: No confirmed case of coronavirus in schools

Despite rumor, none of the Vashon district’s principals or nurses have been told of a case by county

Empty or almost bare shelves in the toilet paper and towel aisle of Vashon Thriftway are seen on Monday night. (Kevin Opsahl/Staff Photo)

Coronavirus on islanders’ minds

Local groups strategize, businesses sell out or run low on products after King County virus deaths

Empty or almost bare shelves in the toilet paper and towel aisle of Vashon Thriftway are seen on Monday night. (Kevin Opsahl/Staff Photo)

Nearing primary day: Islanders talk 2020 presidential race

Washington’s primary is scheduled for Tuesday, March 10

Health care district can’t guess levy rate yet

The board got email from head of Vashon Park District, but don’t have information to answer question

Wind storm knocks out power, downs trees

The windy weather over the weekend meant parts of the island were without power for several hours. According to Puget Sound Energy spokesman Andrew Padula,… Continue reading

VCC memory care wing opens

The addition to the senior care facility will help people with Alzheimer’s, other forms of dementia