The temporary replacement bridge over the Skagit River at Mount Vernon will open for traffic in both directions Wednesday, June 19, at a time to be announced Wednesday morning, according to the governor's office
Plans include farmers’ market, events center, kitchen, and more
At the June 16 commencement ceremony, Academic Dean and English teacher Heather June described each graduate with a single word.
According to court documents, prosecutors claim the 17-year-old first brandished and then wielded a knife when he attacked another boy during a brief altercation involving a group of teens at the home of a girl that the boy reportedly was fond of.
A draft contract for County Council approval is expected later this month, with a target date of September 1 for Mount Vernon-based Lautenbach to take over operations at the Sutton Road transfer station. The picture for the Orcas Island transfer station operations is not so clear, Public Works Director Frank Mulcahy acknowledged.
The end of burn-permit season in San Juan County coincides with a statewide outdoor-burn ban authorized by the Department of Natural Resources, which goes into effect July 1.
The two 15-year-old girls, as well as being under the age of consent, were incapacitated by a combination of alcohol and marijuana at the time prosecutors claim that the young man, 20 at the time, forced himself upon both at separate times that same night and sexually assaulted each in the haze of a late-night alcohol-fueled party in Eastsound in mid-October, according to court documents.
Hard work and unique products are the foundations of success for four island manufacturing companies, but owners of each credit their employees and think San Juan Island is a great place to be headquartered.
According to court documents, the daughter, now in her early 20's, notified local authorities in December about sexually explicit images of her and a boyfriend taken without their consent and that were stored on her father's computer. She reportedly confronted him about the images the month before.
Any vehicle in the parking lot after Saturday, June 15, will be ticketed and towed. County employees are encouraged to carpool or use alternative means of transportation.
Click below for a look back in pictures of Friday Harbor High School's 101st commencement ceremony, featuring the 63 graduates of the Class of 2013
You spoke, they listened... and, "OPALCO now sees an opportunity to encourage the delivery of better broadband, at lower risk, by advancing a plan to share OPALCO’s infrastructure with all of the other internet service providers."
Mayor Carrie Lacher explained that Wilson's one-year performance review and a starting salary well below the average for comparable pay in surveys by the Association of Washington Cities more than justified a five percent raise for Wilson, who currently is paid just over $112,000 per year.
"Unexpected modifications that need to be made to supporting structures set us back a week," said state DOT's Jay Drye, adding that crews are working around the clock" and that additional steelworkers and laborers were being "added daily."
Sheriff Rob Nou may have helped his cause even more by telling the council that Emergency Management Coordinator Brendan Cowan had obtained a waiver from Homeland Security of a "local match" requirement originally part of the grant terms. The $200,000 or so in local matching funds might have made the deal impossible for a county budget still stretched tight by the recession.
Hotels and restaurants noted few or no cancellations, and local retailers and realtors expressed satisfaction with sales and traffic as the summer season began in earnest on San Juan Island.
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The planning commission has proposed amendments to residential development regulations, including standards for subdivisions and for permits for both conforming and non-conforming uses. Land division criteria are being changed, including making the former "common area" mandate for new subdivision optional.
Visitors are not required to display a Discover Pass, or purchase a day-pass, to park at any state park on a free day, including Lime Kiln State Park.
Reacting to proposed mergers and affiliations between secular and religious hospitals in Washington state, the ACLU and a coalition of civil rights and health advocacy groups have sent a letter to Gov. Jay Inslee asking him to impose a six-month moratorium on decision by the state Department of Health on applications related to hospital ownership, operation, or management.