The Palace Theatre has been a fixture in Friday Harbor for the past 100 years. A centennial celebration is planned during the Fourth of July. In tribute to the movie house, the theme of the 2015 Fourth of July parade is “Hooray for Hollywood.”
Opportunity to comment on ferry fare changes at Friday Harbor Those who want to weigh in on a new ferry fare proposal released by the Washington State Transportation Commission can do so 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, at the County Administrative Office Building in Friday Harbor.
June 29 marked Leche’s 60th anniversary of his ordination as an Episcopal priest, originally ordained June 29, 1955. Family members, churchgoers, amateur radio operators and friends gathered Sunday, June 28, to reminisce with Leche, now 89.
The fire on Goose Island that began Friday, June 26, is still smoldering after a second attempt to put it out. San Juan Fire and Rescue spent approximately 6 hours Monday and around 100,000 gallons of seawater on the fire, according to Steve Marler, fire chief.
A grass fire allegedly caused by a homemade firecracker started on Goose Island at 6 p.m. Friday, June 26 and is still smoldering. Goose Island is located off of Cape San Juan, between San Juan Island and Lopez Island.
To ensure that you purchase legal consumer fireworks that are both safe and high quality, visit one of the many fireworks stands operating during the Fourth of July fireworks sales period. By law, fireworks stands may only sell approved and legal fireworks.
Driftwood from Jackson Beach, an old limestone quarry cart from Roche Harbor, and a replica of the 1800s era kiln furnaces using authentic bricks and metal — these are just a few of the accents going into the Museum of History and Industry at San Juan Historical Museum.
All residential and commercial burn permits have been suspended because of the unusually dry weather. There have already been a number of grass and brush fires throughout San Juan County.
The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls.
On Friday, June 26 at about 10:30 p.m., an 18-year-old female was walking alone past the Orcas Medical Center on Mt. Baker Road when an unknown male attacked her and attempted to take her purse.
Under the stage lights in the San Juan Community Theatre, a survivor of sex trafficking told the audience her story for the first time. A resident of Orcas Island for the past 11 years, she was forced into the sex trade by members of her family from the time she was 3 until she was 23.
The race to the budget finish line has taken two special sessions and the beginning of a third. Gov. Jay Inslee has to sign the bill by midnight Tuesday for the government to have the money to continue operating.
The National Weather Service issued a weather statement about hot weather Friday through Sunday for San Juan County.
The dead man discovered in the water off a North Whidbey beach Wednesday was an Orcas Island resident, authorities say. Island County Coroner Robert identified him as David Fleischmann, 66. He worked at the Madrona Bar and Grill restaurant on Orcas Island.
Local islanders at Lime Kiln State Park watched from the shore as a kayaker got out of his craft, put on snorkel gear and got into the water when orcas were nearby June 7. According to the Marine Mammal Protection Act, there are civil penalties up to $11,000 and other repercussions for feeding, harassing, or approaching orca whales within 200 yards.
San Juan County Sheriff's Department reported responding to these calls.
The races included a 1/2 marathon and 10k, all held at Lakedale Resort
The seven graduates came from all walks of life. Some recent graduates of high school, some finishing a GED years after leaving high school, and some continuing higher education they never pursued in their youth.
Elementary school staff waiting for state legislators to pass budget
Lynn Peterson, chief of Washington State Ferries and the secretary of the state Department of Transportation, came to San Juan Island to find out the state of the ferries reservation system.