Employee housing units at Roche Harbor Resort that house two people for the season. - Staff Photo/Anna V. Smith

Rental scarcity impacts islanders | Part II

  • Jul 29, 2015 at 7:00AM

The unemployment charts look like a heartbeat monitor keeping a pulse on the seasonal tourism economy in San Juan Islands year after year. In January, it skyrockets, and in August it plunges.

Special filing MacKaye Harbor

  • Jul 29, 2015 at 6:00PM

The San Juan County Elections Office announced a special three-day filing period July 29 at 8 a.m. through July 31 at 4:30 p.m. for three MacKaye Harbor Water District commissioner positions. The special filing period is needed because no one filed during the initial filing period last week.


Climate workshop issue | Letters

  • Jul 29, 2015 at 10:00AM

There’s something creepy – and offensive – about the upcoming workshop hosted by the National Park Service called Connecting to Climate.


The scoop on the short ballot | Guest Column

  • Jul 29, 2015 at 9:00AM

Voters hate white space on a ballot. Every time a short ballot goes out, we receive calls complaining about our spending money on an election for one race. Sadly, sometimes that’s just the way it is.

Seafloor talk at the Whale Museum

  • Jul 28, 2015 at 4:05PM

Professor Gary Greene will present a talk on "the Sea Floor Around Us," about his working creating 3D images of the Salish Sea floor

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