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Nathaniel Wight and students from the Bronx Design & Construction Academy traveled to Abu Dhabi to accept the Zayed Future Energy Prize on behalf of the school.
In a Jan. 14 press release, COER President Michael Monson announced that the organization is now seeking removal of the jets from Whidbey Island, not just stopping further use of OLF Coupeville for Navy "touch and go" carrier landing exercises.
A $1 million "challenge grant" from an anonymous donor promises to reinvigorate construction of the San Juan Island Community Sports Field, commonly called the Carter Avenue ballfields.
The County Council approved a letter to the Corps of Engineers that asks for specific consideration of the impacts of the project on San Juan County.
Even though complaints from the San Juans represent less than one percent of the total noise complaints received at the Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, according to Mike Welding at NAS Whidbey, islanders from as far away as Waldron Island are telling the Journal and the county council that they are bothered by increased noise from the new planes, which are gradually replacing the 1970’s era EA-6B Prowlers as the fleet’s electronic warfare jets.
Keith Jefferts was transported by Airlift Northwest to Bellingham's St. Joseph's hospital, where he was treated for cuts and contusions and released.
The rules also require hospitals within 60 days to "submit to the department its policies related to access to care" in the areas of admission, non-discrimination, end of life care and reproductive health care. After review by the DOH, each hospital must post the policies on its web site.
In a state with more than 300,000 recreational and commercial boats and over 2.4 million acres of state-owned aquatic lands, derelict or abandoned boats can cause serious environmental problems.
Although local code enforcement personnel are maintaining a discreet silence concerning the ongoing investigation, San Juan County Prosecutor Randy Gaylord responded to questions about the next steps in the enforcement process. “The primary objective is to obtain compliance," he said.
Led by space travel entrepreneur, island purchased by investors for one-third original list price, $25M
New owners of the former San Juan Island west side resort reportedly cleared trees and vegetation at the water's edge without having the required state and local permits.
The wetland protection buffers were, and still are, among the most fought-over parts of the ordinances.
The commission also approved a $75,000 contract with MEM Enterprises of Friday Harbor for demolition of the burned-out building, without chairman Greg Hertel's amendment that demolition should begin immediately. Port Director Marilyn O'Connor explained that the insurer needed "a few more days" to finish their work on the old building, but that "demolition should start after the holidays and be finished in about two weeks."
The state Utilities and Transportation Commission spent nearly three hours reviewing the facts and frustrations of the 10-day telephone and internet service outage. David Danner, chairman of the commission, said the hearing was part of a "thorough investigation of the cause of the service disruption and of the adequacy of the emergency preparations and response" of CenturyLink, especially focusing on the disruption to 911 emergency services in the county.
Major planned capital expenditures included in the 2014 capital improvement plan are $250,000 for a patrol boat based on Lopez and $600,000 for the public safety boat acquisition, most of which will be financed by a federal grant.
Lopez islanders apparently don’t want to have anything to do with marijuana
Three months after the fire that burned the Spring Street Landing Building, the Port and its insurer, Enduris Washington, are wrangling over the amount that will be paid for damages.
More than 130 people filled every seat and stood in doorways and along the walls to hear a wide-ranging discussion that touched on women's health care rights.
At noon Friday, Nov. 15, CenturyLink Northwest Region President Brian Stading informed the Journal, "Our fiber has been repaired and is now fully operational as of this morning. We are making arrangements to install microwave radios for diversity purposes even after the fiber is restored."
Ahrenius, Ghatan, Schwinge post wins in contested races; I-522 backed by local voters, but fails statewide
Voter turnout in the Nov. 5 election totaled 61 percent, a little below average for general elections, but close to the 2009 and 2011 off-year election turnouts.
Once occupied by Windermere Realty and currently the home of Howard's Sell it Again, the 4,500 square foot retail at Friday Harbor Center will be used to house Customs and Border Patrol agents now working out of leased space at the Port.
Friday Harbor Port Director Marilyn O'Connor said the port has received no offers of settlement from its insurers as of Oct. 23, and that the port commission has not discussed costs to repair or replace the building.
The building reflects what is going on inside. Coming here will be an artistic experience.
Although Airlift Northwest will continue to provide emergency transportation to county residents, it will no longer cover out-of-pocket costs if Airlift Northwest members are flown off San Juan Island by Island Air Ambulance, a service of San Juan Island EMS.
Debbie Dardanelli's is to make people happy, to make them satisfied with what they buy and feel good about doing business with her.
Town council candidate Farhad Ghatan answer four questions from the Journal.
The marijuana zoning ordinance, part of the late afternoon council session, attracted the most public interest, especially when town planning chief Mike Bertrand said a marijuana retail store would probably be limited to a strip along Mullis Street, from the Technology Building to Browne’s Home Center.
Both federal and state law identify and regulate foods that are “misbranded” or “adulterated,” but neither state nor federal law requires specific labeling of foods produced using genetic engineering.
This isn’t just an artist at work, it’s a woman who’s doing what she wants
Seattle author recounts rise and fall of family fortune in heart of Japan
San Juan County Assessor Charles Zalmanek thought he had found a way to give local farmers a three-year grace period to make enough money from farming
On Oct. 1, the Common Sense Alliance filed a petition for review in San Juan County Superior Court, contesting the ruling by the Growth Management Hearings Board in the CAO update case. Over the next few days, Friends of the San Juans, P.J. Taggares Co. and William H. Wright took the opportunity to file appeals of their own.
Questions have been raised about whether board members of the Common Sense Alliance, which challenged the county's critical areas ordinance before Growth Management Hearings Board, ought to be able to weigh in on required changes as part of their role on the Planning Commission.
Feisty to a fault, Betsy Roberts, presiding juror of the Ruth Neslund murder trial, lived life with flair, and on her own terms.
Heat, debris and sparks from electrical wiring left exposed after being chewed on by rodents combined to cause the Aug. 17 blaze that destroyed Downriggers and displaced three other waterfront businesses in Friday Harbor, according to fire investigators.
New CUP allows for drop-off at RH Road recycling center
Feisty to a fault, Betsy Roberts lived life with flair, and on her own terms
Plans and projects are buoyed by the success of the Brickworks, with five construction projects in various stages of completion and six major planning efforts underway. Town Administrator Duncan Wilson likes to call Friday Harbor “The Busiest Small Town in America (or at least the state).”
Their experience gives the girls confidence, and I have confidence in this team.
Three marijuana retail stores will be permitted in San Juan County, one each on Orcas, San Juan and Lopez islands, under regulations proposed Sept. 4 by the Washington State Liquor Control Board to implement Initiative 502, which legalizes marijuana production, processing and retailing.