About Us

The Vashon Loop is Vashon-Maury Island’s independent newspaper. We publish monthly, on the 7th of the month.

Our Mission: To create space for Island voices to be expressed and heard by all.

Editorial Team:

Caitlin Rothermel

Jane Valencia

Marc J. Elzenbeck

Andy Valencia

Where to Read the Loop:

You can pick up your free copy of The Vashon Loop in numerous businesses throughout the Island. Just step into a shop or cafe and ask if they carry the Loop. If they don’t, it’s likely they can point you to a place nearby that does.

You can find it right here! Read in a blog format, or, for a digital newspaper experience, as a pdf.

You can also find highlights and advance content via paid subscriptions via our Vashon Loop Substack site.

How You Can Support The Vashon Loop:

We are committed to providing The Loop free to all. We also recognize that these are challenging times for businesses as well, and so are committed to keeping our advertising rates low. That said, production costs for our paper have doubled within the past two years. It’s a difficult time to publish an independent community newspaper!

If you enjoy what you read, and wish to support our ongoing success, please check out our Vashon Loop Substack site. This platform offers readers monthly or yearly donation options. On it, we share highlights and offer advance viewing of the latest issue.

We are also happy to accept check or cash contributions. Checks can be sent to The Vashon Loop, P. O. Box 2221, Vashon, WA 98070.

We are an LLC, and this newspaper is a labor of love. This means your contribution is not tax-deductible. It is, however, gratefully appreciated and we will put it to good use!