“With education funding, the entire state budget, and a number of other key issues set to dominate,” Lytton said in a press release. “I’m expecting this to be one of the busiest and most significant sessions in recent memory.”
Nov. 1: A Lopez deputy responded to a reported vandalism. Eight mailboxes had been smashed in the same area of the island. There is no suspect information at this time.
About 150 families rely on the Friday Harbor Food Bank every week to help put food on the table and make ends meet. In anticipation of Thanksgiving, the Food Bank provides a T-Day Dinner package, complete with a frozen turkey (Kings Market) traditional trimmings, stuffing and vegetables, and pumpkin pie, too.
The Navy had indicated it likely would hold the meeting on Friday Harbor, but selected Lopez Island instead. The meeting is Wednesday, Dec. 3, 3–6 p.m. at the Lopez Center for Community and the Arts.
The branding committee, made up of community members, business owners and town council members, is studying the 608 survey responses, and working them into a plan.
Ninety percent of a boat’s auto-deck will be available for reservations up to two days prior to any sailing; 30 percent with release of a new schedule, 30 percent more two weeks before a sailing and another 30 percent two days prior to any sailing.
Shannon E. Andersen was entering an S-turn just below Deer Harbor Inn, and less than a mile from home, when he lost control of the motorcycle early Saturday and struck an alder tree. He died of injuries suffered from the collision with the tree.
Washington State Ferries will offer detailed information about its soon-to-be-launched reservation system Saturday, Nov. 15, at San Juan Island Yacht Club, and Nov. 22 on Orcas Island. The meeting consists of identical 90-minute presentations, Q&A included, beginning at 11:30 a.m., on San Juan, 12:30 p.m. on Orcas.
Come and meet children’s author Dan Richards for a special after school event for children and parents at Griffin Bay Bookstore, Nov. 18, 3-5 p.m.
Final results are nearly in. Here are the numbers from the Nov. 4 election, as of Nov. 7, for contested races, San Juan Island property tax measures and local results on statewide initiatives.
A 72-year-old San Juan Island man was reportedly knocked to the ground by a patrol car while crossing Spring Street Sunday evening, Nov. 9, at about 6:10 p.m. He was treated for minor injuries, scrapes and bruises, according to a Sheriff's Department spokesman, and released by the medical center later that evening.
Island Rec received a total of $377,192 in excess revenue because the assessor adjusted its levy rate to a mark above the maximum amount approved by voters, which escalated over three year’s time to 24 cents per $1,000 of assessed value instead of staying fixed at its 17-cent ceiling.
The EDC sponsored free seminar will be led by Duncan Wilson, Town of Friday Harbor administrator, Wednesday, Nov. 12, beginning at 11 a.m. at the town council chambers; topic include sources of revenue, day-to-day operations, advisory committees and commissions, and more.
A share of the proceeds from license fees goes to local animal protection societies to help cover the cost of operations. A portion is reserved for reimbursement of owners of livestock killed or damaged by dogs.
The Wolverines wrap up a 10-game regular-season schedule at home, Thursday, Nov. 6, against the Red Raiders of Bellingham; kick off is 5 p.m. Meanwhile, they will hope that Orcas can pull off an upset over La Conner earlier in the day, giving Friday Harbor a clear shot at clinching a berth in post-season play.
What functioned as a wood shop, metal shop, and general storage space will be transformed into a space with a large work shop, two multi-purpose classrooms, a media production room, and an equipment room.
Stanley Vincent Sing pleaded not guilty in San Juan County Superior Court to one count of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, and was released on $10,000 bail pending trial.
Officials warn about danger of drugs, date rape. While the cases are currently at a stand still because of victims’ reluctance to testify, the need to educate the public has become apparent.
In a first-ever bid for public office, deputy Ron Krebs grabbed an insurmountable lead in a hotly contested 2014 sheriff's race. Krebs, an eight-year veteran of the force and former deputy guild president, collected 3,372 votes of 5,244 ballots tallied on election night, earning 64 percent of the Nov. 4 early election returns.
In keeping in step with last year’s event, this year's Film Festival, Nov. 7-9, will feature several films with a uniquely local element, including the premiere of "The Barefoot Bandit Documentary," an in-depth look at the infamous exploits of the San Juan Islands once most-wanted teen, Colton Harris-Moore, and the seeds of his multi-year, headline grabbing crime spree.