The Vashon Loop
- County Buys Mukai Fruit Barreling Plant
A historic structure on Vashon Island that tells the story of an entrepreneurial immigrant family — as well as the devastating effects of relocation and incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II — will be saved. read more
- New Action Thriller for YA Readers About to be Launched
Bob Jonas, local Vashon author, will be reading from his latest young adult novel, Death Brew at the Vashon Bookstore, June 14, at 6 p.m. Death Brew is a sequel to his last international thriller, Imposter. After reading to a packed audience at this same venue last year, Jonas anticipates another large turnout, filled with readers anxious to hear what has become of Imposter’s main character and his family. read more
- Tickle the Giant
Backbone Campaign brings the new documentary “Tickling Giants” to Vashon Theatre, Tuesday, June 27 at 6 pm. Dubbed “The Egyptian Jon Stewart,” heart surgeon turned comedian Bassem Youssef creates – in the midst of the Egyptian Arab Spring – a satirical program poking fun of politics, religion and media. read more
- Forced to Eat Ants
The sticky burning marshmallows were dripping fire as they melted on Brother Mike’s stick, they had been above the coals too long. He started chasing me around the fire with his flaming marshmallows and I ran until the fire burned through his stick and the end fell off. read more
- The Road to Resilience
Most of us remember, however vaguely, being taught in grade school that our government has an ingenious system of checks and balances between the three branches of government that insures that no branch wields excessive power. I, at least, don’t remember going over the US Constitution line by line, and, in fact, would have been bored to death if we had. read more
- Captain Chlorine & the Swim Squad run for Vashon’s Unofficial Mayor!
They have been living among us, quietly going about their business taking math exams and waiting in school lunch lines. But Vashonites made the call, and they have answered. Snapping on caps and donning lycra, these goggled crusaders have amassed from the four corners of this fair Island with a single purpose—to Cover Our Pool. read more
- VYFS One of Two Island-based Organizations Funded in Latest Round of BSK Awards
King County Executive Dow Constantine announced the awarding of more than $860,000 in funding from Best Starts For Kids, for projects that will improve access to healthy foods, safe environments and health care on Vashon-Maury Island. read more
- Living Derangements
The new property tax assessments for 2018 arrived in the mail. You could hear the howls of pain and rage all over the island. Some of those howls were mine. read more
- Adios, Allergies
The colors and scents of spring and summer flowers cheer us, but not their pollen. Some us must cope with continual runny noses, bouts of sneezing , and sinus congestions when we combat those effects with antihistamine. I thank the good Lord and the highway department for eliminating most of the Island’s Scotch broom, but there’s still grass pollen, alder pollen, ragweed and many others. read more
- Proposed logging project creates concern
News of a private project to log 100 acres of land, including 40 acres to be clear cut, on Vashon's south end traveled quickly last weekend
- Body found near town, sheriff’s office investigating
The King County Sheriff’s Office and Medical Examiner’s Office are working to identify a body found in the woods behind Pandora’s Box Monday afternoon.
- Ferries: Comments from islanders to help with long-term plan
At the ferry meeting last week, a crowd of some 60 islanders provided their thoughts about improvements to the triangle route, and their suggestions will help inform the work of a task force the ferry system is creating to address the route's pr …
- VYFS revives services with Boeing grant
Vashon Youth & Family Services is re-establishing its family education and early learning support services on the island with a $25,000 grant from Boeing, and the hiring of a two-person team to run the early childhood program.
- High school principal speaks up on dangerous experimentation
Parents of Vashon High School students received an email from Principal Danny Rock last week, indicating that there had been multiple incidents involving students who had been using potent substances at school.
- Weekend hunger forum aims for new solutions
This weekend, islanders who are concerned about hunger are invited to attend the forum "Who Is Hungry on Vashon and What Can We Do About It?"
- Football: Homecoming game spoiled by Charles Wright, 47-13
The penultimate game of the VHS 2016 football season resulted in another loss, with the Tarriers of Tacoma’s Charles Wright Academy defeating the Pirates at home, 47-13. Vashon is 1-8 for the season.
- County announces plan to buy Mukai barreling plant
King County's department of natural resources has an agreement to buy the Mukai barreling plant, and county officials hope the sale will be completed by the beginning of next year.
Find out when School Schedules change due to weather
Direct link to the Vashon School District Emergency Information – Snow/Weather Schedule changes page can be found here. http://flashalert.net/news.html?id=4288
Stay updated on most King County Schools here: Public Schools Emergency Communication System. www.schoolreport.org
South Sound and Kitsap School information can be found here: www.pugetinfo.net/
Vashon Weather, Forecast, Pass Report & Tide Table
Puget Sound Tide Tables
3 Tide tables for Vashon
National Weather Service
Doppler Radar and Vashon forecast
- 1:15 PM PDT on June 22, 2017
- 5:00 AM PDT on June 23, 2017
Thursday 06/22 0%
Clear. Lows overnight in the mid 50s.
Friday 06/23 0%
Mainly sunny. High around 75F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday 06/24 0%
Mainly sunny. High 82F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph.
Sunday 06/25 0%
Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 91F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
Monday 06/26 10%
Sunny skies. High 77F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Tuesday 06/27 10%
Mostly cloudy early, then afternoon sunshine. High 67F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Vashon Be Prepared – Voice of Vashon – Update
Whenever something happens that you need to know about, we’ll get it out there for you. Stay tuned, Stay warm, stay safe, and stay tuned to VoV Standing By at 1650 am on your AM radio dial.
Do you know what to do? What would you do if your home were damaged so bad you could not stay there? How would you cope with the power being out for seven days or longer? How would you help your neighbor? Making sure that not only you are ready but so will your pets. www.VashonBePrepared.org
- US man 'gave top-secret information' to Chinese agent
Former US diplomatic officer Kevin Mallory could face life in prison under the Espionage Act.
- May unveils offer on EU citizens
EU citizens resident in UK for five years could get broadly the same rights as UK nationals for good, PM suggests.
- England U21 3-0 Poland U21
England reach the semi-finals of a European Under-21 Championship for the first time since 2009 after comfortably beating 10-man Poland.
- Philando Castile: Girl, 4, calms mother in police car
Diamond Reynolds's daughter tries to calm her mother after they witnessed police shoot Philando Castile.
- Raqqa: The desperate fight for Islamic State group's ‘capital’
The BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse is one of the first reporters to reach the de-facto IS capital Raqqa.
- Grenfell Tower: Eleven high rises 'fail fire-risk tests'
Tests are under way on about 600 high rises in England to see if cladding fitted to the outside is safe, the government says.
- Republican senators' revolt puts health bill in jeopardy
Several Republican senators have raised concern about a new health plan to repeal Obamacare.
- Trump: I did not record ex-FBI chief James Comey
President Trump had earlier hinted he had secretly taped a sensitive conversation with James Comey.