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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.

Wolftown has been the only permitted wildlife rehab on Vashon Is. Over the years helping hundreds of sick injured and orphaned wildlife including all marine mammals.

Following the voter initiative creating a state licensing system for production and sales of recreational marijuana, a King County agency has developed proposed standards for the zoning of marijuana-related businesses that would be regulated by the state and located in unincorporated King County, outside of cities.

As hot and dry weather conditions continue, the outdoor fire danger has increased. In response King County is issuing a fire safety burn ban in unincorporated areas of the County effective July 29, 2013.

By the end of the year Vashon Island residents will have the option of two credit unions on Vashon Island. Our Community Credit Union based out of Shelton, Washington has announced its plans to expand to Vashon Island.

On a sunny Saturday, over 200 people gathered in the street next to the fenced and closed Mukai House and Garden to celebrate "This Place Matters – Stand Up for Mukai,"