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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 VoiceOfVashon.org/RaiseTheTower.

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. 

Friends of Mukai won its case in the state Court of Appeals.  On December 23rd the three-judge panel issued its decision, agreeing with the Friends of Mukai

Recently I gave a talk for Vashon Audubon on the state of Vashon birds.  The last decades’ work by Island birdwatchers and naturalists indicates that bird populations on the Island appear largely stable.

During my recent trip to Washington DC I was pleasantly surprised by some things. Obviously it is quite an honor to even be invitdgasfed as one of 12 global teams to come to such an event, and the publicity was awesome.

The main road through Vashon town will be closed Thursday, October 31st, due to the Trick-or-Treat night in the town of Vashon.

Vashon’s Indoor Skatepark, located at the Burton Adventure Recreation Center, will be implementing several significant changes starting on November 1

To help build a healthier forest, King County is hiring a contractor to selectively thin 38 acres of young, over-crowded Douglas fir trees

Vashon Winery owner and winemaker Ron Irvine is collaborating with Chef Carly Ward at Nirvana Modern Cuisine & Libations

King County Parks will open Island Center Forest to deer hunting for a limited season, Oct. 12-31, when no other access will be permitted on 200 acres of forestland.

King County presented their proposal for zoning standards on marijuana-related businesses at the Courthouse Square on Tuesday, August 13 from 6:00-9:00p.m.