Paul Rowley

Islanders want new community council

A committee to form a new Vashon-Maury Island Community Council held its first meeting last week.

Park district weary of illegal dumping

The Vashon Park District has had to pay more attention to waste in recent years than ever before.

Event will consider end of life options

Volunteers of the Seattle-based nonprofit End of Life Washington will present.

Islanders look for hope, climate solutions

Vashon residents take it day by day amid reports that the world isn’t doing enough on climate change.

Low tide walk reveals world of marine magic

Annual event led by beach naturalists and the Vashon Nature Center drew 60 islanders last week.

Detective investigating Agren field vandalism

Vandals drove a vehicle across the new sod at the field last month, causing significant damage.

Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. event to call for action

Presenters will include keynote speaker Trish Dziko, Karen Dhaliwal of the Freedom Project.

Islanders gather to protest possibility of war

Demonstration was in response to escalating tensions between U.S. and Iran.

Annual Audubon event provides islanders chance to tally birds

Thousands of dedicated citizen scientists participated in the Christmas Bird Count last weekend.

Radar, runaway dog, returned home safely

Amy Carey of Vashon Island Pet Protectors said volunteers worked tirelessly to recover the dog.

VIGA looks ahead with Vashon Fresh program

“We’ve got the community that really wants local food, and this is how we do it.”

Inslee releases statement over border detainments

“I will continue to stand up for the rights and protections of all Washingtonians.”

Agren field wrecked by vandalism

The cost of damage could be upwards of $100,000; King County Sheriff’s Office is investigating

Report weighs future of Snake River dams

Stakeholders disagree on impact of dams on salmon, orca, agriculture, energy, recreation and economy

Fundraiser for park project underway

Raffle tickets are available for a vacation getaway to raise money for playground equipment.

Thrift store returns to town

Lost and Found, a thrift store formerly in Burton, moves to Vashon town.

Appeals could delay Tacoma natural gas plant

The project is 60% completed and expected to be operational by the first quarter of 2021.

Islanders, park district consider help for dock

The park district has formed a committee for islanders interested in saving the Tramp Harbor dock.

Natural gas leaves many feeling grim

Puget Sound Energy’s liquefied natural gas facility in Tacoma has many critics, including islanders.

Park District sets budget, priorities for new year

Commissioners of the Vashon Park District have approved a $1.5 million dollar spending plan for 2020