Paul Rowley

Fate of Tramp Harbor dock is in question

Contamination and safety concerns have plagued the dock for years.

Land Trust to host environmental film festival

Nine short films will be shown from a wide-ranging collection.

Islanders watch for salmon, ways to help orcas

Cataloging island salmon species helps to inform restoration efforts meant to support them.

Park district looks ahead with balanced 2019 budget

The Vashon Park District continues to meet its operating targets and expenses as it heads into 2019 with a balanced budget, though an election for… Continue reading

Island game developer’s archive now in museum

“We are capturing and archiving an intersection of personal and professional history.”

New tricks, changes inbound at Burton skate park

Island nonprofit RJ’s Kids will fundraise for the construction of a pump track at the park.

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.

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

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

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

Orca task force proposals leave work to do

Island experts report mixed feelings about the task force’s proposals.

Remembering AIDS: Events will honor islanders

“The overall thrust of the four days is activism.”

Islander launches pilot program to feed pets

Islander Kay Farris, a veterinary technician, said animals have always been a meaningful part of her life. “I’ve really developed an interest in finding homes… Continue reading

Joe Nguyen, newly elected to state senate, looks ahead

Joe Nguyen, the son of Vietnamese immigrants and a lifelong resident of the 34th Legislative District, won the state senate seat of outgoing Sen. Sharon… Continue reading

Islanders protest Trump’s attorney general pick

A crowd of 70 islanders, joined by the Backbone Campaign, protested at the four-way stop Friday evening in support of special counsel Robert Mueller and… Continue reading

High school production club is the star of the show

“It was really started by students and for students.”

Oral history project underway for Vashon World AIDS Day festival

Longtime islander Peter Serko has arranged for a series of events to tell the stories of those from Vashon who have been lost to AIDS.… Continue reading

Havurah hosts vigil to honor worshipers killed in synagogue

As rain fell last Sunday night, Suzanne Greenberg, newly elected president of the Havurah on Vashon, welcomed solemn mourners to a candlelit vigil instead of… Continue reading