Susan Riemer

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Vashon Island Music living on in other forms after closure of store

Vashon Island Music closed earlier this summer, but owner Karen Eliasen says…

  • Aug 15th, 2017 10:27am

Longstanding program teaches art of sailing to youth, adults

One blue-sky morning on Quartermaster Harbor recently, a small sailboat heeled over,…

  • Aug 15th, 2017 10:29am

VCC board votes to move ahead with senior services network

Nearing the end of its contract with Providence Health & Services, the…

  • Aug 8th, 2017 9:57am

Support, criticism evident for proposed fire district tax increase

With election season approaching, support and opposition to the the proposed tax…

  • Aug 8th, 2017 9:46am

Ferry frustration high as summer travel season winds down

This summer began with ferry officials saying they were hoping for a…

  • Aug 8th, 2017 9:54am

Fire commissioners decide on tax increase for November election

Over the course of two meetings last week, Vashon’s fire commissioners unanimously…

  • Aug 1st, 2017 10:02am

Fires damaged two homes last week

Two homes on Vashon and Maury islands were damaged by accidental fires…

  • Aug 1st, 2017 9:38am

Backbone Campaign to host film, conversation on single-payer health care

After last week’s dramatic Affordable Care Act proceedings in Washington, DC, health…

  • Aug 1st, 2017 10:15am

Weekend festival supports young musicians

A two-day music festival this weekend, featuring more than 20 acts, will…

  • Aug 1st, 2017 10:17am

Tradition benefits island throughout the year

By SUSAN RIEMER Reporter Thousands of people took part in the annual…

  • Jul 25th, 2017 9:58am

Horses help lead the way at Vashon’s Northbourne Farm

When the first signs of the Strawberry Festival weekend were showing themselves…

  • Jul 25th, 2017 10:03am

CSA Plan sent to King County Council last week for adoption later this year

Last week, the King County Council received the Vashon-Maury Island Community Service…

  • Jul 25th, 2017 10:05am

Predators continue attacks on livestock

The island’s cougar and coyotes have recently attacked more livestock, with all…

  • Jul 25th, 2017 11:24am

Dungeness crab numbers decline in south sound

Islander John Cushing has gone crabbing for the Pacific Northwest’s famed Dungeness…

  • Jul 22nd, 2017 8:07pm

Fire board to decide on tax increase, invites public input

Fire chief Charlie Krimmert has recommended that commissioners ask islanders to increase…

  • Jul 18th, 2017 9:34am

Transportation alternatives set to serve Vashon-Maury soon

Nearly three years after King County Metro sought islanders’ input to improve…

  • Jul 18th, 2017 11:08am

Fire board weighing tax increase options

After months of examining the health of Vashon’s fire department, Chief Charlie…

  • Jul 5th, 2017 10:12am

King County critical of state budget

Plan will lead to increased property taxes The state Legislature passed —…

  • Jul 5th, 2017 8:35am

Care center considers possible new partner

In its effort to find a new managing partner for the Vashon…

  • Jul 5th, 2017 8:37am

Vashon Island Music closes its doors

After more than 12 years serving the island, the Vashon Island Music…

  • Jun 27th, 2017 8:53am

Fire department to begin charging for ambulance transports next month

Beginning in July, Vashon’s fire department will begin charging patients with non-life…

  • Jun 29th, 2017 9:19pm

Open house at Camp Burton on Sunday

Camp Burton, a retreat and event site that also offers a variety…

  • Jun 27th, 2017 9:32am

Amid summer traffic, WSF evaluates new loading procedures

By SUSAN RIEMER Reporter The ferry system launched its new loading procedures…

  • Jun 27th, 2017 9:38am

VIFR finances critical, will fall far short of revenue, expenses

Vashon fire department’s expenses will likely exceed its tax revenue by $1.1…

  • Jun 21st, 2017 9:53am

Ferry system to adopt pilot loading procedures late this month

Later this month, the ferry system will implement loading measures that it…

  • Jun 13th, 2017 10:08am

Former islander to receive diploma 74 years after internment prevented it

At Vashon High School’s commencement ceremony this Saturday, along with students in…

  • Jun 13th, 2017 10:24am

VCC board considers new partner for island’s long-term care facility

Two months after Providence Health &Services announced it would not renew its…

  • Jun 13th, 2017 10:43am

Record crowd attends annual sheepdog classic

The Vashon Sheepdog Classic, held last weekend, drew a crowd of 12,000…

  • Jun 13th, 2017 11:02am

After winning season, island softball team ends year with a championship

The Rock Island Rockettes capped an extraordinary undefeated season with an 8-5…

  • Jun 14th, 2017 10:03am

New fire department vehicle proves useful in emergency

Granny’s Attic’s financial support to health-related organizations was instrumental to the fire…

  • Jun 6th, 2017 10:06am

Decision expected next week on ferry pilot program at Fauntleroy

Washington State Ferries officials and members of The Triangle Route Improvement Task…

  • Jun 6th, 2017 10:07am

Assessed home values climb amid active real estate market

Home values on Vashon have increased nearly 17 percent over last year,…

  • Jun 6th, 2017 10:11am

WSF to decide on boarding changes this week

Officials at Washington State Ferries had hoped to make a decision last…

  • May 30th, 2017 10:03am

By the numbers: Fire chief lays out district’s work

Last week, Vashon’s fire chief Charlie Krimmert presented a multitude of facts…

  • May 30th, 2017 10:07am

Scholarships for seniors to be awarded Wednesday evening

The Vashon Community Scholarship Foundation will host its annual awards ceremony this…

  • May 30th, 2017 10:14am

County awards funds focused on youth health, well-being

The Vashon community will soon benefit from King County’s Best Starts for…

  • May 30th, 2017 9:59am

Candidates declare runs for local boards

On Tuesday, Nov. 7, two seats on each of the island’s three…

  • May 24th, 2017 12:32pm

With summer coming, island pools are set to serve members, public

Both of the island’s outdoor pool’s are slated to open Memorial Day…

  • May 24th, 2017 9:52am

Firefighters respond to Sunday morning blaze

Vashon firefighters were called to a fire at an outbuilding early Sunday…

  • May 24th, 2017 9:54am

State officials: Report livestock predation

Islanders continue to lose livestock to predators, and wildlife officials are encouraging…

  • May 24th, 2017 10:05am