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During a scheduled inspection early this morning, Washington State Ferries maintenance crews on the Hyak discovered a problem with a vessel service generator, which provides electricity to the boat. Based on the inspection, crews decided to replace the generator immediately.

A sewer utility crew with King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division responded late Thursday morning to a possible overflow at the Beulah Park Treatment Facility on Vashon Island.

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies recently honored King County’s Vashon Treatment Plant for its sixth consecutive year of perfect compliance with effluent discharge limits under the federal Clean Water Act and the state’s Water Pollution Control Law.

Three Vashon Energy employees were injured in a fire that destroyed the building where the business is located. The fire broke out around 12pm. Both propane delivery trucks were moved away from the building. Several small propane tanks were heard exploding behind the building

Losing money on expiring unused ferry passes may become a thing of the past. Vashon Island will be the beneficiary of a test launch for a new mobile accessible website that could revolutionize the ferry transit system.  A local Bainbridge Island couple created a website to allow for a secondary market for WSDOT Wave2Go passenger and vehicle passes.

Paralytic Shellfish Poison (PSP) has been detected at unsafe levels in Quartermaster Harbor shellfish on Vashon-Maury Island.  As a result, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has closed Quartermaster Harbor beaches to recreational shellfish harvest.

A Vashon Island man rammed a King County Patrol car around 8:30pm Saturday. The officer fired at the red pickup truck the suspect was driving, but he got away.

On December 27, True Value Hardware, the hardware store and service center will become an Ace Hardware.

The Washington Department of Natural Resources continues to help clean out Quartermaster Harbor. On Tuesday, November 4, a 100 foot former Naval harbor tug was pulled out of Quartermaster Harbor.

A bike ride along Vashon Island’s rolling central roadway fails to reveal the steep challenges that can be found at the island’s edges.

Vashon Community Care has a question for Vashon. Where are all of the Island nurses? “I know there are licensed nurses that are currently unemployed or partially employed on Vashon,” says Director of Clinical Services, Donna Zaglin.

Diarrhetic Shellfish Poison (DSP) has been detected at unsafe levels in Quartermaster Harbor shellfish on Vashon-Maury Island.  As a result, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has closed Quartermaster Harbor beaches to recreational shellfish harvest.

Voice of Vashon has started construction on KVSH, building as funds come in from the Raise the Tower campaign.  You can watch dramatic aerial video of the antenna installation and support VoV’s efforts to bring community FM radio to Vashon by visiting

Vashon Youth and Family Services (VYFS) announced today its intention to withdraw from its role as fiscal agent to the Vashon Alliance to Reduce Substance Abuse (VARSA) and as contractor with King County on the Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative (CPWI).

Residents of unincorporated King County can meet with County officials, learn about small grant opportunities for their community, and be informed about current County work in their community during a series of town hall-style open houses, scheduled in May. 

State Transportation Secretary Lynn Peterson today named Capt. George A. Capacci interim assistant secretary in charge of the Ferries Division for the Washington State Department of Transportation.

King County Executive and Council Members: It is publicly known that, in the near future, K2 Sports intends to close on the sale of its original factory buildings and property on Vashon Island.

We at BAKKHOS Holding llc, the makers of EdiPure products, found on Vashon Island what we believe to be the best opportunity to become part of a vibrant community, where our values match those of the people who will become our neighbors.

In follow-up to our public open houses held in late October regarding revisions to the Fauntleroy/Vashon/ Southworth (triangle) schedule, we are planning two community meetings to get feedback on the proposed schedule option for fall 2014.

On Friday (February 21st, 2014), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved Voice of Vashon’s application for an FM radio station.

From the Department of Permitting and Environmental Review, a notice of a public meeting on Vashon on Wednesday, February 19 concerning amendments to the Vashon Town Plan that would allow Marijuana growing, processing and retail uses in CB Zoned Properties and Marijuana growing and processing

Bakkhos Holding, the company that is purchasing the K2 building, is inviting islanders to attend its own public meeting on Vashon this week. The meeting is scheduled for this Thursday Feb. 13 at 7pm at the Open Space for arts and Community.

County crews plan to completely close SW Bayview Drive in the 9300 block for a drainage project starting 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15. The road is scheduled to remain closed and traffic detoured until Friday, Jan. 31.

Thank you, Vashon, for our new high school and your enduring commitment to education! What a wonderful gift you have given to our community.