Mitchell Hill and Westcott Bay, acquired by the Parks Service and added to English Camp in 2010 and 2013, respectively, together feature more than 382 acres of uplands, forest and shoreline.
Undersheriff Brent Johnson said in a press release that John Roberson was located Thursday in Anacortes and is now under the care of family.
The glitch affects only reservations for the summer schedule, which goes into effect June 14. Sailings that appear on the spring schedule (ending June 13) remain available. Troubleshooting and repairs are expected to take at least one week, according Lynne Griffith, WSF assistant secretary.
Mark your calendar, jot down time. At least three of the four candidates vying for two spots on the OPALCO board of directors will attend an open forum at the American Legion in Friday Harbor, Saturday, April 11.
The boat's dock lines, tied to the cleats of finger-dock beside the vessel, kept the 36-foot "Sea Wolf" from dropping to floor of the cove, 40 feet below, until a crew from Vessel Assist was able to re-float it by mid-afternoon.
"OPALCO bought a market competitor and is subsidizing it with the co-op," Orcas Island's Dennis King said. "You say it's a community co-op but you are driving other local internet service providers out of business."
Nation wide organization Mended Hearts, a support group for people pre or post surgical heart procedures, will have it's first San Juan Islands chapter meeting April 23, 10 a.m., at the Peace Island Medical Center conference room.
The cause of death for a 25-year-old inmate at the Island County jail may be dehydration, according to Island County Coroner Robert Bishop. Corrections deputies reported finding Keaton Farris deceased in his jail cell at 12:20 a.m., April 8. "At this time, there is nothing to indicate that this could be a homicide or suicide," Bishop said today.
The former Friday Harbor mayor (1994-97) and San Juan County Councilman (2000-03), an avid motorcycle enthusiast and champion of the once heralded San Juan Island jazz festival, died of natural causes at home, onboard his boat, the Miss East Tawas, Monday, April 6. He was 77.
A local resident seeking help in disposing of several items found in their garage, which authorities believed could be some type of explosives, prompted the closure of a four-block section of town streets by the county courthouse Sunday afternoon.
Few seemed swayed by results of a recent "reservation-holder" survey, in which more than 75 percent of 4,248 respondents said WSF's reservation website is "easy to use" and more than 80 percent described the terminal "check-in" system as either "good" or "excellent."
The 25-year-old man was by himself in a so-called "safety room" at the jail when he died, according to Island County Sheriff Mark Brown. An autopsy was expected to be performed late last week, Brown said.
Commissioned by the Town of Friday Harbor, the Sunshine Alley Revitalization Plan earned a 2015 Merit Award from the Northwest Washington chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The chapter's design awards honor the best architectural work by architects in Island, San Juan, Skagit and Whatcom counties.
Washington State Department of Ecology response personnel report the scene is stable and there is no additional pollution risk. All contaminated soil has been removed and will be transported to a treatment facility on the mainland. Clean soil will replace the contaminated soil. Soil samples have been collected to verify the findings of the clean-up.
Representatives of the state ferry system will be on hand to present an update on the reservation system, answer questions, and listen to riders experiences, both good and bad, Thursday, April 9, 5-7 p.m.
A woman was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Main Street and North Beach Road at around 10 a.m. this morning.
Construction, surveying and the breaking of ground on the much-debated, long-awaited realignment of Cattle Point Road is slated to begin the week of April 13.
According to court documents, the 22-year-old had about $285 in stolen merchandise in her possession when she was taken into custody March 11 near the ferry landing in Friday Harbor, shortly before noon. Deputies later discovered she was also carrying a syringe loaded with heroin in her bra.
The first-ever “Race to Alaska,” brainchild of the Northwest Maritime Marine Center, is a 750-nautical-mile journey from Port Townsend to Ketchikan, Alaska. San Juan Island's Nick Wainwright, would-be pilot of a modestly sized and very unique boat, has his sights set on the $10,000 first-place prize.
San Juan County Sheriff's Department will ratchet up its enforcement of cell-phone traffic laws in the month of April, as part of National Distracted Driver's Awareness Month.