Susan Riemer

Recent land purchases nearly double Frog Holler Forest

Just two years ago on the island’s south end, King County created a 60-acre public forest from previously private land. After two recent acquistions, the… Continue reading

Body found near Dockton Park

King County Sheriff’s Office deputies found the body of a 37-year-old woman in the water at Dockton Park Thursday, Dec. 6, according to sheriff’s office… Continue reading

WSF releases final draft of triangle route schedule

Washington State Ferries released the final draft of its revised triangle route schedule this evening, just before tomorrow’s meeting about it in West Seattle. The… Continue reading

Ferry schedule meeting set for Wednesday in West Seattle

Free shuttle service to the meeting is available

Missing Vashon woman found

An island woman reported missing yesterday has been found safe this morning, according to Bob Larsen, assistant fire chief at Vashon Island Fire & Rescue.… Continue reading

Water district rescinds certificate for housing project

Water District 19 will reissue new certificate following residential property policy

Tennis courts set to be covered soon

The Vashon Tennis Club has been hard at work covering the tennis courts at the Vashon Golf & Swim Club with an inflatable dome. The… Continue reading

Climate change: It is time to act

In Washington D.C. on Tuesday, Nov. 27, bipartisan federal legislation was introduced to put a price on carbon, sponsored by three House Republicans and three… Continue reading

Transport fees come back into focus at fire district

More than a year after the Vashon fire district began charging for ambulance transport to area hospitals, those fees are back in the spotlight, with… Continue reading

Gene Sherman, ‘a man of history,’ leaves a legacy

Sherman died on Nov. 19, 2018, having experienced nearly a century of life and change on the island.

King County effort may create opportunity for affordable housing

As the cost of housing continues to rise throughout the region, King County is promoting a demonstration project that could lead to a new affordable… Continue reading

Paving contractor begins to remove millings from island

This week, months after the completion of the highway paving project last summer, the paving contractor began to remove stockpiled asphalt millings from the island… Continue reading

Longtime volunteer, employee leaves post at Voice of Vashon

Voice of Vashon has been keeping islanders informed and entertained over the internet and airwaves for nearly 20 years, and now a transition is at… Continue reading

Morning access to track and field delayed

The Vashon Island School District recently released its plan for public access hours to the new track and field, but last week modified those hours… Continue reading

County budget allocates funds for affordable housing, environment

The King County Council approved the county’s 2019-20 budget last Tuesday, allocating $4 million for The Creekside Village apartments on Vashon as part of the… Continue reading

Two VHS students arrested over social media threats

Two Vashon High School students were arrested last Wednesday and booked into King County’s Youth Services Center on investigation of felony harassment after posting threatening… Continue reading

With comment period closed, WSF will hold meeting in West Seattle Dec. 12

Editor’s Note: Washington State Ferries has changed its December meeting to Dec. 12; this version reflects the correct date. The comment period for the proposed… Continue reading

Weekend celebration will honor island elder

Vashon’s Quaker community is hosting an unusual version of a celebration of life this Sunday; the group is honoring someone who is still living. Dorothy… Continue reading

School district officials tell legislators: sustainability, solvency at risk

The Vashon Island School District is projected to face a $600,000 shortfall for the 2021-22 school year if no changes are made to how Washington… Continue reading

Public access to track and field to begin next week

Beginning Monday, Nov. 19, the new track and field at Vashon High School will be open to members of the community. That public access, promised… Continue reading