Paul Rowley

Islanders look for hope, climate solutions

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.

Islanders look for hope, climate solutions
Low tide walk reveals world of marine magic

Low tide walk reveals world of marine magic

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

Low tide walk reveals world of marine magic
Detective investigating Agren field vandalism

Detective investigating Agren field vandalism

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

Detective investigating Agren field vandalism
Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. event to call for action

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

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

Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. event to call for action
Islanders gather to protest possibility of war

Islanders gather to protest possibility of war

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

Islanders gather to protest possibility of war
Annual Audubon event provides islanders chance to tally birds

Annual Audubon event provides islanders chance to tally birds

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

Annual Audubon event provides islanders chance to tally birds
Radar, runaway dog, returned home safely

Radar, runaway dog, returned home safely

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

Radar, runaway dog, returned home safely
VIGA looks ahead with Vashon Fresh program

VIGA looks ahead with Vashon Fresh program

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

VIGA looks ahead with Vashon Fresh program
Inslee releases statement over border detainments

Inslee releases statement over border detainments

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

Inslee releases statement over border detainments
Agren field wrecked by vandalism

Agren field wrecked by vandalism

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

Agren field wrecked by vandalism
Report weighs future of Snake River dams

Report weighs future of Snake River dams

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

Report weighs future of Snake River dams
Fundraiser for park project underway

Fundraiser for park project underway

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

Fundraiser for park project underway
Thrift store returns to town

Thrift store returns to town

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

Thrift store returns to 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

Islanders, park district consider help for dock

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

Islanders, park district consider help for dock
Natural gas leaves many feeling grim

Natural gas leaves many feeling grim

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

Natural gas leaves many feeling grim

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

Vashon to get noise monitor for air traffic

Vashon to get noise monitor for air traffic

The device will augment the Port of Seattle’s current system for one year.

Vashon to get noise monitor for air traffic
Park, fire districts closing in on interlocal agreement

Park, fire districts closing in on interlocal agreement

Negotiations over contract for fire protection services have taken more than a year.

Park, fire districts closing in on interlocal agreement
Snapdragon Bakery & Café listed for sale

Snapdragon Bakery & Café listed for sale

Adam Cone and Megan Hastings have owned the business since 2006.

Snapdragon Bakery & Café listed for sale