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New scholarship to honor physician Gary Koch

Colleagues of longtime island doctor Gary Koch have recently created a scholarship for graduating seniors in his honor and are seeking donations to fund it… Continue reading

 

Land Trust seeks votes for Matsuda Farm project

Votes for a cold storage and washing facility will be tallied online through Jan. 31.

 

Honoring Martin Luther King, event to examine social justice

“I think this is really an opportunity to see the world from someone else’s point of view.”

 

Lawyer to discuss immigrant rights

Matter will tell stories of her personal experience with asylum-seeking refugees and others

IFCH welcomes new president

The council works with islanders who are homeless or at the risk of becoming homeless

Workshop offers household preparedness tips

Speakers will cover a wide range of topics

Some good news for the southern residents

The arrival of a new calf is the first successful birth for the orcas in three years.

  • Jan 16, 2019

Fate of Tramp Harbor dock is in question

Contamination and safety concerns have plagued the dock for years.

VIFR responds to fire at Sawbones

Vashon Island Fire & Rescue responded to a fire at Pacific Research Laboratories shortly after 5 p.m. this evening. On scene, Assistant Chief Bob Larsen… Continue reading

King County Sheriff’s Deputy Kurt Lysen retires

Lysen was last deputy to both live and work on the island

Honoring Martin Luther King

Islander Emma Amiad is hosting a tribute to the civil rights leader on his true birthday.

Get set for viaduct closure

As many islanders are aware, the Alaskan Way Viaduct will close forever Friday evening, Jan. 11, launching a three-week period known as Viadoom, the Seattle… Continue reading

Kevin Pottinger remembered as a Renaissance man

Pottinger led a life on Vashon that was centered on family, service and creative accomplishment.

WSF calles for better tech, new vessels in long-range plan

WSF updates its long-range plan once every 10 years

This year will include plenty of trails to follow

There will be many new trails to follow on Vashon in 2019. Some will be literal such as the new loop trail at Maury Island… Continue reading

Land Trust to host environmental film festival

Nine short films will be shown from a wide-ranging collection.

Islanders watch for salmon, ways to help orcas

Cataloging island salmon species helps to inform restoration efforts meant to support them.

UW Fauntleroy study gives array of recommendations for troubled Triangle Route

The UW Evans School of Public Policy & Governance released its study of Fauntleroy dock operations last month, recommending a slate of improvements to facilitate… Continue reading

It looks a lot like Inslee is running for president

New statements and political fundraising from Gov. Inslee point toward a 2020 presidential bid

VIPP, community hunt for missing dog

Amy Carey of Vashon Island Pet Protectors said islanders should not call to him or run after him.