The the biggest source of spills so far in the Sound has not been tankers and freighters, but small recreational and commercial vessels. Small spills, such as oily bilge discharge, account for 75 percent of the oil dumped into local waters over the last 10 years.
Orca Network's commemoration of the Penn Cove orca captures of 1970 includes an on the water ceremony as well as a special screening of the documentary Lolita: Spirit in the Water with guest appearances by the creators of the film.
Imagine running out of your eight-year-old's asthma medication, and when you head to the local pharmacy they tell you it's going to be several days until they're able to get more. Or imagine realizing you've been paying more than $100 to fill a prescription at the local pharmacy that you can order online for $20? In recent months complaints against Friday Harbor Drugstore's Pharmacy such as those above have been popping up on social media. Other concerns include inability to fill needed prescriptions in a timely manner, running out of certain medications and not carrying prescribed medications. The Journal asked the pharmacy about these issues.
(Editor's note: A grass fire allegedly caused by a homemade firecracker started on Goose Island June 26 and smoldered for many days. The island is located off of Cape San Juan, between San Juan and Lopez.)
Here's what to expect week of July 18 in regards to Tucker Ave. construction.
The San Juan School District,and planning committee members held a free workshop about immigration policies on July 16, in the San Juan County Community Theatre.
Coast Guard and Washington Dept. of Ecology personnel responded to pollution caused after a vessel hit a rock near Jones Island, Monday evening.
"Sorry, we don't have her," the funeral assistant told me. "Try calling the medical examiner's office."
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The Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center released a female bald eagle on July 18 after it had recovered from injuries inflicted by a leg trap that staff believes it had been struggling with for days. The eagle was found at False Bay on Mother's Day. It was in meager condition with dirty, broken tail feathers, as well as being under weight.
This is part one of a two-part series.
A civil case in San Juan Superior Court alleges that Sarah and John Coffelt of Orcas Island embezzled at least $580,297 from William and Valerie Anders.
Orcas resident Patricia J. Tullock, 49, pleaded guilty to one count of theft in the first degree, three counts of forgery and two counts of trafficking in stolen property.
Washington State Ferries has discovered a problem with an emergency shutdown device on the M/V Klahowya's engine, and all inter-island sailings have been cancelled until further notice. Crews have dispatched to repair the vessel, but inter-island travel will be extremely limited for the remainder of the service day. It apologizes for the inconvenience.
The sheriff's office responded to the following calls.
In a call with U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Froman, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) today applauded a new trade enforcement action at the World Trade Organization (WTO) concerning China's export duties on nine raw materials: antimony, cobalt, copper, graphite, lead, magnesia, talc, tantalum, and tin.
Rick Larsen is running for re-election as congressman for Washington's Second District this November. The Sounder sat down with Larsen to discuss his views on hot topics and the issues that affect San Juan County.
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- The seventh in a series of articles about elections in Washington State by San Juan County Auditor F. Milene Henley. The County Auditor administers elections and voter registration in the County.