The Vashon Loop
- Vashon Energy Catches Fire
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 read more
- Good Fences
“Before I built a wall I’d ask to know What I was walling in or walling out, And to whom I was like to give offence…” Robert Frost Mending Wall read more
- December 2016: The Overworking of America’s Youth
Why are Worker’s Rights important? Today, in America, there is a strong effort to maintain the 40 hour work week. This is largely based in a desire to maintain health read more
- The Ways of the Crab
It was 1952, or thereabouts and Bob Gregg and I weren’t very far from Ridge Road and down on the beach. The sound of the ram pump in the woods above us echoed down the creek. The creek-driven ram pumped water 200 feet up the hill,a tablespoon at a time, day and night, to a thousand gallon tank on a 20 foot tower providing a gravity feed to the families living on the ridge. read more
- Those Who Do Not Learn from History
When I was young, I used to wonder why the people of Germany didn’t up and leave during the 1930s, when they saw how things were going in their country. Many of them did leave, but I understand now why many stayed. It was their home. They and their families had lived there for generations. read more
- Post-Thanksgiving Day Turkey Treat
Cooking the traditional centerpiece of a Thanksgiving meal is easy; the directions come with the bird. But what do you do with the leftover carcass? There’s a lot of good meat on it, well worth the time to cut off that meat and transform it into a big pot pie, or a casserole. read more
- The Roller Coaster
A year ago, who could have imagined that a perfect storm of discontent, fear, and blind folly would land us in the world we have today? I’ve always said that this is one of the most exciting times to be alive, and our current scenario fits that description in spades. read more
- Hey, Your Stick is on Fire
Learning to march was tough, responding to all those marching commands and not stumbling over our own feet. Drilling like an army was part of scouting. Boy Scouts had to work together so the whole line reversed direction when Uncle Bruce gave the command, “about face.” read more
- Voice of Vashon works to Keep Islands Safe in Winter
It may not feel like it, but winter will soon be upon Vashon-Maury Islands. The October windstorm was just a rehearsal for tougher weather ahead. And, that means power outages, ferry disruptions, road closures and more. For years, Islanders have counted on VoV’s 1650AM Emergency Alert Service 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
- 9:34 PM PST on December 04, 2016
- 4:00 AM PST on December 06, 2016
Monday 12/05 60%
Moderating temperatures will change morning snow showers to rain showers by late day. Thunder possible. High around 40F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Tuesday 12/06 10%
Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 37F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday 12/07 10%
Partly cloudy skies. High 36F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday 12/08 100%
Snow showers in the morning will give way to a mixture of rain and snow in the afternoon. Temps nearly steady in the mid 30s. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precip 100%. 1 to 3 inches of snow expected.
Friday 12/09 70%
Chance of Rain
Cloudy. Some light rain is likely. High 43F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70%.
Saturday 12/10 40%
Chance of Rain
Overcast with rain showers at times. High 43F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
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
- Italian referendum: PM Matteo Renzi suffers heavy defeat, exit polls suggest
Italian PM Matteo Renzi loses a constitutional reform referendum by a clear margin, exit polls suggest.
- Brexit: Supreme Court to hear Article 50 appeal
The government wants to overturn a High Court ruling that it does not have the right to begin the formal countdown to departing the EU.
- Mark Selby beats Ronnie O'Sullivan to win UK Championship final
Mark Selby defeats Ronnie O'Sullivan 10-7 in a thrilling final to win the UK Championship for the second time.
- China's hi-tech bike hire startups
China's tech giants are backing sophisticated bike hire as a solution to the country's congested roads.
- Six generations
Delighted Canadian Vera Sommerfeld, 96, now heads a family with six generations all alive at once.
- Ex-Southampton football coach accused of abuse 'not vetted'
An ex-Southampton coach accused of abusing boys was not police checked for a later coaching job.
- Oakland fire: 30 confirmed dead as search continues
The number of people confirmed dead in a warehouse fire in California rises to 30.
- Austria far-right candidate Norbert Hofer defeated in presidential poll
Far-right Norbert Hofer loses to environmentalist Alexander Van der Bellen in Austria's presidential election.