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Thursday, July 30, 2015 -- 10:49 am
King County deputy to be fired for sleeping on duty
KREM-TV Spokane - ... he said. "In this case, the employer happened to be the taxpayers of King County." "We have two deputies assigned to Vashon Island at any one time. So if one of them is asleep, the other one has no backup. There's no way to get to Vashon, nobody ... Read more...
Thursday, July 30, 2015 -- 6:13 am
King County sheriff's deputy to be fired for sleeping on job
Seattle Post-Intelligencer - TV says Sheriff John Urquhart told Deputy Joel Anderson in a July 21 termination letter that he will be fired Saturday. Anderson is accused of sleeping on duty in January, as well as for leaving his Vashon Island post before the end of his shift. Read more...
Thursday, July 23, 2015 -- 1:27 am
What do you love about living on Vashon?
Vashon Loop - It doesn't matter if you think of yourself as a writer or how old or young you are. It doesn't matter if you were born on Vashon or arrived last month. Read more...
Thursday, July 23, 2015 -- 1:26 am
Granny Bucks the Tide
Vashon Loop - ... born circa 1928. Whether she is closer to 87 or 104, Granny rocks! Discover why Granny rocks at the VHP's exhibit for Vashon-Maury Low Tide Celebration on Sunday, August 2. Odin, Nashoba and I have been privileged to visit Granny's summer domain ... Read more...
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 -- 6:12 pm
Ferry Alert: Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth returning to three-boat schedule by mid-morning Thursday
West Seattle Blog - After three days on a 2-boat schedule because of repair work elsewhere in the system, Washington State Ferries says the "Triangle" route will be back to 3 boats tomorrow: The Tillikum will rejoin the Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth route by mid-morning, Thursday, July 23. The route will return to the regular, three-boat schedule at that time. Read more...
Monday, July 20, 2015 -- 6:59 am
Traffic/Transit Today: Monday cooldown edition
West Seattle Blog - The temperature is down 30 degrees from where it peaked Sunday on the hottest day of the year, and so far, no traffic trouble through/from West Seattle. However, we do have a ferry alert, one that follows advance warning: TWO-BOAT SCHEDULE ON FAUNTLEROY/VASHON/SOUTHWORTH: Because of repairs involving vessels elsewhere in the system, this route is being served by M/V Issaquah and Cathlamet on the two-boat schedule , with unscheduled supplementary service by the 34-vehicle Hiyu. Read more...
Sunday, July 19, 2015 -- 11:54 pm
M/V Lotus to visit Vashon
Vashon Loop - Vashon, WA., This July 18 and 19, during the Vashon Island Strawberry Festival, the M/V Lotus, a 92 foot, 1909 cruising houseboat will be docked at the Quartermaster Yacht Club. This spectacular floating museum and B&B will be open to the public from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday during the festival. Read more...
Sunday, July 19, 2015 -- 11:54 pm
Free Parking
Vashon Loop - Along with a number of other things, the issue of parking and safety along the Vashon Highway came up at the latest Park District commissioners meeting last night. This was not really the main event that all were in attendance for- that special part of the agenda was reserved for the ceremonial bid opening for the latest iteration of that giant sucking noise that is the VES fields project. Read more...
Sunday, July 19, 2015 -- 11:54 pm
Ride the Nightmare...
Vashon Loop - The 5th Annual PASSPORT TO PAIN on Vashon Island: The toughest, most fun ride in the Puget Sound region. Is Saturday Sept. Read more...
Sunday, July 19, 2015 -- 11:54 pm
Safety Patrol
Vashon Loop - ... a very proud day when I held up my red flag to stop the cars and let the younger kids cross the highway in front of Vashon Grade School, about halfway between town and Vashon Community Care. Mr. Moore was a shy balding man with a good sense of ... Read more...
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 -- 4:40 pm
Traffic Alert: About the ferry terminal/Fauntleroy delays
West Seattle Blog - On Tuesday afternoon, southbound traffic on Fauntleroy Way backed up as if it were a weekend, and the Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth ferries are running behind again today, so here's an alert just in case it happens again: Most of it is because a repair project has resulted in single-lane loading at the Vashon Island terminal. The Fauntleroy Community Association board notes that this weekend might be even more intense with both the Vashon Strawberry Festival and Saturday's reopening of Cove Park . Read more...
Thursday, July 9, 2015 -- 11:56 am
PHOTO: Canadian Coast Guard Ship W. E. Ricker cruises past Three Tree Point
The Waterland Blog - It's not every day that you see the Canadian Coast Guard off the coast of Burien, but around 8 a.m. Thursday morning BTB Contributor Elston Hill captured this image of the Canadian Coast Guard Ship W. E. Ricker passing by Three Tree Point : "It was traveling at a slow pace of 2.5 knots," Elston said. "Unlike most ship traffic from the north, it came down the east side of the Sound, the Burien side rather than the Vashon side. Read more...
Thursday, July 9, 2015 -- 11:21 am
Charge: Naked Vashon driver tried to bribe cop
Seattle Post-Intelligencer - A Vashon Island man accused of trying to pay his way out of trouble after he was caught driving nude has been charged with bribery. King County prosecutors claim Teo Nguyen was rolling naked on May 28 when he drew a deputy sheriff's attention by cutting off an ambulance on the island. Read more...
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 -- 11:21 pm
Joe Thieme Runs for Unofficial Mayor
Vashon Loop - One of the contenders running for Unofficial Mayor of Vashon this summer, a revived Strawberry Festival tradition, is Joe Thieme, also known as Joe T, with a campaign slogan of "Vote for THE Old Goat!" a subtle nod to his competitor Bandit, a pet goat. In this Mayoral race opponents vie for the seat by raising the most funds for their charity of choice, with each dollar donated counting as a vote. Read more...
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 -- 11:21 pm
Fail Better
Vashon Loop - Vashon's own UMO Ensemble journeys to the New York Fringe Festival in August with FAIL BETTER, their critically acclaimed love letter to Samuel Beckett. One Night. Read more...
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 -- 10:07 pm
Summer Super Fun at Open Space for Arts & Community
Vashon Loop - ... and Dave Olson, and by the ever-growing Welcome Arch created by Ken C Judd, PopART-Putt Putt will be unlike anything Vashon has ever seen. Artist teams are creating small-scale, kinetic, interactive sculptures with a Putt-Putt hole in each one. More ... Read more...
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 -- 10:06 pm
Why We Need To Engage, and How Carrie The Musical Helps Us Do That
Vashon Loop - ... present is the main thing." Nate's thoughts are mirrored by Greg Thompson, a longtime mental health counselor at Vashon Youth & Family Services. "I'm trying to help adults understand the importance of validation. You can't tell someone else how they ... Read more...
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 -- 11:53 am
Retrospective
Vashon Loop - This is the 100th "Road to Resilience" column. I originally began writing it as an outlet for ideas that were surfacing in our Transition Vashon group. Read more...
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 -- 11:53 am
Pillsbury Road
Vashon Loop - We have had a second home on Vashon for almost 35 years and we access our property via Pillsbury Road, south of Burton. I became curious about the name, so I consulted the history books by Ronald Carey and O. S. Van Olinda, but found no reference to any Pillsbury family on Vashon Island. Read more...
Monday, July 6, 2015 -- 10:44 am
Burien trio paddles for pride
Highline Times - ... 7/3/2015 pg 13) Our goal? using a stand up paddle board (SUP) to navigate a trip from Normandy Park, south around Vashon Island and back to where we started in one long day. With common sense a factor learned from my adventure more than 16 years ... Read more...




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