Susan Riemer

Kayak rescue classes to be held at pool

Vashon Adventures will host two kayak rescue classes at the Vashon Pool, one in March and one in April. Vashon Adventures co-owner Erin Kieper said… Continue reading

Islander grows Styrofoam recycling effort

In January, islander Nadine Edelstein filled up a box truck with the island’s Styrofoam in a matter of hours and took it off-island to be… Continue reading

Park, fire officials meet over proposed interlocal agreement

Commissioners from the fire and park districts met last week in an attempt to reach an agreement regarding how much the park district should pay… Continue reading

Trucks in line to take millings off island last Thursday. (Susan Riemer/Staff Photo)

County acts to remove asphalt millings

Concern about the use of the millings following the summer highway project has circulated for months

Trucks in line to take millings off island last Thursday. (Susan Riemer/Staff Photo)

VIPP volunteers rescue dog after long effort

Henry, the runaway rescue dog that has captured the hearts of islanders, is safe and recovering.

New director settles in at Voice of Vashon

Lisa Breen became the executive director of Voice of Vashon on Jan. 1.

Property taxes see small increase on Vashon

Islanders’ tax bill, on average, will increase by approximately $99 over last year.

School district seeks to honor former teacher, coach

A proposal to name the high school softball field after coach Rochelle Munger is widely supported.

Friends of Mukai remember history with film, discussion

Executive Order 9066 led to the incarceration of Americans of Japanese Ancestry during World War II.

Record snowfall delights, frustrates islanders

The weather brought power outages, transportation challenges and school cancellations.

Man charged after domestic violence assault

The arrest followed an episode of domestic violence earlier in the week.

Islanders assist those interested in Death with Dignity Act

“I feel very strongly that people should know that it is an option.”

Man arrested following domestic assault

An island man was booked into King County jail last evening, after threatening his ex-girlfriend with a gun and attempting to flee to Tacoma. He… Continue reading

Islanders testify about ferries to transportation committee

Washington State Ferries was asked to delay the new sailing schedule.

Winter storm brings breakers, and surfers, to the north end

Islander Oli Christophersen learned to surf in Washington years ago and has come to love cold waves.

Sheriff’s K-9 unit searches for man on Vashon

A K-9 unit from the King County Sheriff’s Office is on the island this evening, looking for a man involved in a domestic violence incident… Continue reading

Annual homeless count finds nearly 100 people without shelter on Vashon

The island’s homeless population includes people who work and appear to be going about a“regular” life

Island beekeepers come together in hopes of success

“If you are going to keep bees, you need to take as much care of them as a pet or chickens.”

Community housing decisions should be made from our hearts

Housing Decisions should be made from our hearts I think something has to be written from our hearts about the two planned urban developments here… Continue reading

County department ramps up services for unincorporated areas

If community members are unhappy, the county will modify the agreements and services provided.