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June 29, 2017

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.

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.
Operators monitoring the facility remotely were alerted to a low-level alarm and sent a crew to investigate. Workers have been onsite all day to troubleshoot and explore possible causes.

June 29, 2017

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.

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.

 To be eligible for the award, the plant had to meet stringent pollutant removal requirements for its discharges under its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit.

December 2, 2016

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

Three Vashon Energy employees were injured in a fire that destroyed the building where the business is located. The fire broke out around 12:20pm. Both propane delivery trucks were moved away from the building. Several small propane tanks were heard exploding behind the building. Vashon Fire and Rescue was able to prevent the fire spreading to the main propane storage tank next to the building.
Vashon Highway is closed from Cemetery road to 204th while the scene is secured and cleaned up.

June 8, 2016

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.

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. They then spent over a year designing and patenting an intuitive, easy-to-use web site to help tourists and commuters save money.

August 5, 2015

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.

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.

January 4, 2015

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.

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. The suspect was wanted for allegedly making threats on Saturday after displaying erratic behavior. The suspect allegedly tried to run over the deputy as the officer was outside his vehicle.

December 17, 2014

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

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

 “As times change, you have to change with them to remain relevant,” said John Yates, a co-owner of the business. “Ace gives us a better opportunity to keep our business strong.”

“The decision has been a long time in the making, as Ace Hardware has been talking to us for more than a decade. In the past year, we took the idea more seriously and made the final decision in October.” Yates said.

November 8, 2014

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.

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.

Built in 1944 in Jacksonville, Florida the Wingina saw service in the Columbia River Group, Pacific Reserve Fleet. The Tug was sold into commercial service in 1986 and was renamed Murph.

Its final disposition: stripped and scuttled in Quartermaster Harbor, Maury Island, in October 2007.

September 8, 2014

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.

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. On Saturday, September 13, 2014, hundreds of area cyclists will spend their entire day at those edges, taking on all of Vashon’s least fair, most gnarly hills, during the 4th annual Passport To Pain.

August 16, 2014

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.

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. “But, where are they?” She has a hunch as to why. “There are a lot of preconceived notions about ‘nursing homes’, but I challenge any nurse to allow VCC to defy those notions.”

August 13, 2014

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.

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.

The closure includes clams, oysters, mussels, oysters, geoduck and scallops.  Working with partners, Public Health – Seattle & King County is posting advisory signs at beaches warning people to not collect shellfish.

August 1, 2014

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.

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.

June 4, 2014

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).

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).

April 23, 2014

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. 

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.  
Sponsored by the King County Community Service Area (CSA) program, the town hall open houses are an excellent opportunity for residents of unincorporated areas to learn more about King County’s work in their specific community and speak out about their own priorities.

March 28, 2014

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.

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.

Capacci will lead the ferry system until a permanent assistant secretary is selected. WSDOT will conduct a nationwide search to find the best replacement for outgoing Assistant Secretary David Moseley who resigned effective April 15.

February 28, 2014

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.

King County Executive and Council Members:

February 26, 2014

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.

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. Our vision to expand our operations as leaders of our industry begins with becoming a member of the community of Vashon Island, through a commitment to service, employment, and preserving the identity of the Island and protecting the environment and precious resources of the Island.

February 23, 2014

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.

February 22, 2014

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

On Friday (February 21st, 2014), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved Voice of Vashon’s application for an FM radio station. Fourteen years ago a small group of volunteers dared to dream that Vashon could have its own live radio voice. Now, that dream has come true. The new station was assigned the frequency 101.9 on the FM dial. Voice of Vashon is still reviewing several options for call letters, whish are usually assigned after the construction permit has been issued for a new station.
 

February 12, 2014

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

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 on Industrial zoned properties.

King County Department of Permitting and Environmental Review (DPER). Public Meeting. Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 7:00 p.m. McMurray Middle School Multi-purpose Room, 9329 Cemetery Road SW, Vashon, Washington 98070

February 12, 2014

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.

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.

Bakkhos representatives will discuss their plans to grow marijuana and make Edipure-brand edible pot products at the K2 building, as well as answer questions and hear comments or concerns.

January 13, 2014

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.

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. Refer to map for a visual exact location

January 3, 2014

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

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

January 1, 2014

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

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 that Superior Court Judge Monica Benton was mistaken when, in November of 2012, she ruled in favor of the Matthews Board and dismissed the case against them.