Mass, known for his popular weather blog, discussed truths and myths about global warming, the media’s incorrect coverage of topics relating to the health of the globe and the affects of coal production on our lives.
San Juan County Democrats held separate endorsement meetings on July 26 and 27 on Orcas, Lopez, and San Juan Islands. In total at these three meetings, the vote was 50-0 to endorse Mike Lapointe.
Following investigation of the sinking of the Clam Digger, owned by American Gold Seafoods, the Washington state Department of Ecology determined negligence on the part of the company was responsible for 315 gallons of oil that was spilled into the channel during recovery of the 59-foot sunken boat.
The Town Council, prompted by concerns of the buildings height and impact on waterfront views, requested late last month that the Port of Friday Harbor offer up a modification to the roofline, with a slightly lower pitch. Although the Port honored the request, the council passed on the alteration, in favor of original design, gabled roof and all.
In all, over $1 million in private funding was raised to complement the federal, state and town grants, allowing the Ag Guild to fully renovate and repurpose the building, develop the plaza, add a community kitchen, pay off the mortgage, and then some.
Longtime town employee Kelle Wilson will take over the unexpired term of former treasurer Wendy Picinich, who stepped down in mid-June. Wilson was also appointed town finance director, a position that Picinich previously, and simultaneously, held as well.
A total of 18 “marijuana producer” license applications from San Juan County are on file with the state Liquor Control Board, only one of which, belonging to Aqua Organics, has so far been approved.
A decision by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to use its authority under the Clean Water Act to protect Bristol Bay and its salmon fishery drew praise from two members of Washington's congressional delegation. Still, the tug-of-war over the proposed Pebble Mine has yet to be resolved.
The final cost of the newly acquired "Sentinel" was about $96,000 less than had been allotted for by a federal Homeland Security grant, and the department will be able to use the remainder, along with a separate $100,000 federal "Stone Garden" grant, to cover the bulk of the department's newest boat acquisition, Sheriff Rob Nou said.
Footage from security cameras reveals people engaged in a variety of activities—horseback riding, swimming, walking dogs—in the town's drinking-water reservoir, in spite of No Trespassing signs and a locked gate.
The law applies to buyers and sellers of boats 65 feet or longer, and boats age 40 or over, and requires a marine survey (seller) and proof of insurance (buyer) before sale and title transfer. But that's not all...
The 2009 ballot measure, known at that time as Proposition 1, guaranteed funding for programs such as public health, parks, senior services, and 4-H programs, passing by a wide margin. It included a "sunset clause" and is slated to expire in 2016 unless renewed by voters.
The blaze either destroyed or significantly damaged numerous items of equipment, parts of the Web Street building, left a large stockpile of laundry with smoke damage and, according to business owner Robert Kolowitz, could not have come at a worse time of the year.
Researchers from SeaDoc and the UC Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory in California are looking for local Dungeness crab larvae, called megalopae, to better understand population dynamics and crab fishery cycles.
Emergency responders tried without success to resuscitate an 88-year-old San Juan Island man after the vehicle that he and two others were traveling in plunged into a backyard pond Monday afternoon on the westside of San Juan Island, trapping him inside.
San Juan County Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services is looking for survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault who would like to tell their story through art, and to feature those stories in "Survivor's Art Gallery" at this year's county fair.
While visitors and residents enjoy a prolonged stretch of warm, dry weather, fire officials are casting a wary eye upon an increasing risk of wildland fires.
The commission voted without dissent June 25 to appoint Mike Taylor of Islanders Bank, vice president and senior loan officer, to fill part of the unexpired term of former commissioner Keri Talbott. That position will be up for election in November 2015.
As of today, San Juan County lacks specified flood elevations in FEMA flood insurance rate maps. Information collected in the upcoming shoreline field work is intended to ensure that the agency's map modeling will more accurately reflect conditions on the ground.
The Washington Department of Ecology issued two penalties and a corrective-action order to Orca Dreams, LLC for removing at least 80 trees from 1.25 acres of shoreline last fall.