Correction

Correction to Dec. 30 issue

  • Wednesday, January 12, 2022 2:57pm
  • News

An error in the Dec. 30 issue of The Beachcomber, “Remembering the lives they lived on Vashon,” mistakenly identified Carl Coldeen as Chris Coldeen. Carl Coldeen died on April 22, 2021. Chris Coldeen is alive and well (see “Letters to the Editor”). We regret the error and are grateful for Chris’s good humor.


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