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In honor of Earth Day, Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is offering a free day at all state parks on Friday, April 22. Visitors will not need to display a Discover Pass for day-use visits to state parks.
Submitted by National Park Service
Wesley A. Watson, 33, of Friday Harbor was charged on March 29 with multiple counts of first-degree and second-degree possession of child pornography and one count of attempted voyeurism.
Recently, constituents have raged online toward Rep Larsen for his endorsement for Hillary Clinton as president when Bernie Sanders reigned supreme at Democratic caucuses across the state. And we want to know, why Larsen is swimming upstream.
Submitted by the San Juan Pilots Association
By Call me Baby
The new 30 minute rule from Washington State Ferries requires riders to be past the tollbooth in order to not lose their reservations.
Rep. Rick Larsen has his constituents questioning his choices after a recent endorsement on Facebook from the congressman.
Chase Eric Stoddard, 22, of Olympia, Wash., was found guilty of one count of residential burglary, a felony, and two counts of criminal trespass, a gross misdemeanor by San Juan County Superior Court Judge Don Eaton.
The next Flea and Craft Market is Saturday, May 14, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the San Juan County Fairgrounds. This is an opportunity for spring cleaning, to empty out your garage, and sell those crafts you've making all winter. Don't forget to save a box to pick up a few new treasures. Vendors may sign up until the day before, May 13. Sign up at bit.ly/1RhWpdZ.
Submitted by San Juan County Democrats
Friday Harbor resident Kathleen Zuidema's dying wish will come true, she has found a home for her three Aussies.
Christian Wayne Rogers, 46, of Friday Harbor, is charged with trafficking in stolen property in the first degree and residential burglary. Rogers pleaded not guilty to the charges and his trial is set for June 6, 2016.
A Friday Harbor woman's Facebook request went viral, reaching more than 30,000 eyes.
The San Juan Island Blood Drive is Wednesday, March 16, 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. at the Mullis Community Senior Center.
As Friday Harbor resident Kathleen Zuidema sits in a chair at the hospital awaiting her chemo treatment, she describes her three Aussies, their love of chasing balls and rides into town in her car with the wind on their tongues.
Early last night, a female driver crashed into two vehicles and damaged a number of barriers on a construction site on Argyle Avenue.
Island Air Ambulance and San Juan Island EMS will part ways beginning April 1. The medevac service will continue to transport San Juan County residents but will become their own fully staffed and equipped business separate from EMS.
The San Juan Island community has made it clear that programs like this are important to our community by last week’s passing of the public school’s Capitol Projects and Technology Levy.
Chase Stoddard of Olympia, Wash. is suspected of multiple break ins on San Juan Island
The fact that we live in a place where people are willing to invest in the lives others, especially younger others, means we are willing invest in ourselves and grow as people.
According to the deputy’s report, the bartender said the man had to be “escorted out because of his crazy behavior.”
Living here has been a lesson in learning that no matter how far we have gone we can always turn back, we don’t have to be slaves to the future.
The Islands' Sounder and Journal of the San Juans are launching a poll to gather information about how you read your news and use media. The survey will be up for about month and can be found here. Results of the poll will be posted online and in our print edition in January. For any questions email editor Cali Bagby at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The rain falls and the wind blows – it is winter in San Juan County. But don't let the bluster of colder weather stop you from putting on your gardening gloves and digging in the soil. Due to our temperate weather and low elevation, frost rarely occurs in our garden beds and a light mulch on the surface can easily solve that problem. So as long as you are willing, fall and winter gardens are a must for the island.
The sharks were seen often twenty years go, but becoming entangled in fishing nets and their long gestation periods has resulted in their populations plummeted
We are the community paper of record and it is our responsibility to inform the public of all news, good and bad.
The new, larger facility, located at 100 First Street, will allow officers to more efficiently process the more than 37,000 individuals that come into the U.S.
This October states across the nation will be participating in the Great Shake Out earthquake drill.
Unfortunately, this lifesaver functions more like water wings rather than a durable life raft. The funds are for emergency short-term housing, leaving us to wonder: how helpful will such money be in our community? The answer is: not very.
Federal funding for homeless veterans may be a step in the right direction for the state when it comes to supporting those who have served our country. In the islands, the funds may be more like a band-aid on a wound that continues to bleed.
The Wolverines faced the Vikings on Sept. 23 on Orcas Island and came out on top with of a 3-0 score.
With electricity comes power. Not only the power to connect computers to the Internet, but the power to learn and communicate. In the spirit of that power, last December the Rotary Club of San Juan Island awarded the Orcas nonprofit Helping Hands Noramise $8,300 for a solar project in Haiti.
Award-winning Bellingham-based folk, bluegrass band lights up Rumor Mill, Friday, May 23 at 8:30 p.m. Formed in March 2010, the group is based out of Bellingham, Wash. and has been making a name for itself throughout the Northwest for its expressive roots tracks and explosive live shows.
Founders of the wildlife rehab center reflect on the past, prepare for the next 30 years.
Many of the veterans who Veterans Advisory Board Chairman Michael Baker works with come in once and he never sees them again. Others have longer-term issues. “They [veterans] exist,” Baker said. “There are frustrations of not being able to offer a program that helps them more than just piecemeal.”
According to court documents, Mobley and the two men, both of whom are from off-island, “smoked drugs” on the night of Feb. 14 and he then accused each of them throughout the night of having separate affairs with two women that he was dating. When one of the women got into a car with the two men, Mobley then pursued them in his vehicle and slammed into their car several times.
Somehow a group of performers have brought the elements of the big screen to the stage. While most theatre productions try to avoid replicating the cinema, Nanda has embraced special effects to enhance their performances.