Kevin Opsahl

VHS Girls/Boys basketball teams ramp up to league games

“We are just trying to get better every day.”

Pedestrian hit by truck

A woman crossing a major intersection on the island last Thursday night received non life-threatening injuries after being hit by a pick-up truck attempting to… Continue reading

High school wrestling coaches instrumental in Rock tournament evolution

“It’s such a testament to how much they care about where they came from.”

Island Center Homes projects gets needed funds

Vashon HouseHold receives $3.4 million from state Department of Commerce for housing complex.

Vashon Community Care hires new executive director

Wendy Kleppe sat down with The Beachcomber to talk about her goals for VCC and why she likes seniors

Health Care District commissioners consider Neighborcare clinic’s future

Board is considering whether to apply for funding from King County to help it function in early days

Vashon holds rally on eve of House impeachment proceedings

Islanders waved signs and chanted slogans urging Congress to vote to remove President Trump from office

Money, committees on Health Care District docket

Commissioners were briefed on district funding opportunities and set up committees to find resources

Arrest of domestic violence suspect made on island

A man accused of domestic violence was arrested on the island in the early morning hours on Wednesday after a brief standoff with law enforcement.… Continue reading

Community turns out to see Santa Claus, light holiday tree during Winterfest

Roads in town were closed to make way for a parade as the island turned out to ring in the holidays.

Winery ordinance finalized with Vashon protections

The legislation now heads to King County Executive Dow Constantine’s desk for his signature.

Vashon Health Care District board of commissioners meet

The first meeting, held Dec. 4 at VCA, included changing the district’s name and job training

Hospital District commissioners meet for first time

“It’s the first step in a long journey. We have an awful lot to do.”

Vashon-Maury Island election results finalized

The King County Elections office released new totals on Nov. 26.

The members of the board of commissioners for the Vashon-Maury Island hospital district are (left to right): Eric Pryne, LeeAnn Brown, Don Wolczko, Wendy Noble and Tom Langland.

Hospital district commissioners to meet next week

On Dec. 4, board members will be sworn in, talk about staffing, district name and train for the job

The members of the board of commissioners for the Vashon-Maury Island hospital district are (left to right): Eric Pryne, LeeAnn Brown, Don Wolczko, Wendy Noble and Tom Langland.
Kelly Keenan/Vashon Nature Center Photo
                                One of the J Pod orcas, named Hy’Shqa, swims in the Puget Sound last week with Mount Rainier in the background.

Orcas spotted off coast of island last week

22 J Pod members were spotted in Puget Sound on Nov. 25 and 26, sparking excitement among islanders

Kelly Keenan/Vashon Nature Center Photo
                                One of the J Pod orcas, named Hy’Shqa, swims in the Puget Sound last week with Mount Rainier in the background.

Hospital district officials study Lopez and Orcas island clinics

As they prepare to run the district, commissioner-elects say other models are a road map for Vashon.

World AIDS Day events scheduled on island

Organizer Peter Serko encourages the community to participate in a “commemoration” of World AIDS Day.

John Croan remembered for service, compassion

The longtime resident and WWII veteran served Vashon-Maury Island in more ways than people can count

Vashon votes for hospital district, board of commissioners

A historic shift for health care as island is poised to join state network of hospital districts