“I’m looking forward to sharing ideas with my fellow NewDEAL leaders and hearing about what’s working best in their communities that can help us grow and progress here in the state of Washington.”
Prosecutors claim a lifelong San Juan Island resident inflicted extensive injuries while wielding a knife in an altercation with another man over the possible sale of a $100 pickup. The presumed victim is himself a defendant in an unrelated felony assault case, accused of brandishing a knife and threatening another man in a recent parking lot confrontation.
Sheriff Ron Krebs will be in the spotlight in a town hall discussion sponsored by the San Juan Island chapter of Friends of the Constitution.
Kathleen Foley of San Juan Preservation Trust and the Land Bank's Tanja Williamson will lead a "behind the scenes" look of the potential ridge-top nature preserve. Meet and park at the preserve's entrance on West Valley Road, near Cady Mountain Road.
In support of the legislation, Larsen cited statistics that show Washington state experienced the fourth largest drop in the rate of uninsured nationwide last year and said that thousands of people in the second congressional district now have better access to preventive care, including about 102,000 seniors on Medicare.
For the 54-year-old career-educator, communication skills would appear to be key. In her current assignment in El Paso, Diaz is entrusted with providing leadership for a district that’s home to more than 60,000 students and 94 campuses and, with 9,000 employees and an annual operating budget of $483 million, stands out as one of the largest school districts in a state where, as the saying goes, everything is big.
For all ballot measures submitted by local governments, it is the responsibility of the district to appoint committees to write arguments for and against the measure; however, if a district is unable to appoint committees that responsibility falls to the county auditor.
Ballots and a voting guide will be mailed out to OPALCO members beginning the week of April 8. The top two vote-getters will earn a three-year term on the board, which sets policies and rates for the membership-owned utility, and which oversees administration of the co-op.
Long-valued for its 360-degree views, the 141-acre ridge-top property known as "Lawson Ridge" features important native plant and animal habitat, lush wildflower meadows, miles of trails and road access to the summit, as well as panoramic views of San Juan Island and the archipelago beyond.
In her new business, Inherited Horsemanship LLC, which she opened in Dec. 2014, Emma Billington, 26, works closely with the horse and its owner to help create a lifelong relationship between the two.
Revenue generated by increase, two-tenths of one percent, is dedicated exclusively for funding the town's newly created and voter-approved transportation benefit district. That .02-percent increase is expected to generate roughly $240,000 a year.
“Our Sacred Obligation” a documentary by Lummi tribal member Freddy Lane, chronicles the 22-day-long totem pole journey, and will screen for free at the San Juan Island Library, March 21, 7 p.m., as part of Ken Crawbuck’s series “Tragedy of the Commons.”
Initiated March 9 in San Juan County Superior Court, the lawsuit contends the Community Development and Planning Department collected fees in excess of what is allowed under state law and that applicants that paid those fees are entitled to a collective refund of no less than $1.2 million.
The newly released state of salmon in watersheds executive summary reveals an uptick in nearly 50 percent of state’s 15 ESA-listed salmon runs.
“We hope to be completely moved out of the existing office in the next 3-5 months,” U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman Michael Milne said of the agency's pending move of its Friday Harbor headquarters into the heart of town.
The gear-up planes measured about 20 decibels less than those with gear-down, which, like the way in which the Richter scale measures the force of an earthquake, equates to an exponential reduction in noise by a factor of four, Larsen said.
Following a few simple steps will ensure you get home safely. Always have a designated driver or utilize the local taxi services. Give the keys to a responsible party at the beginning of the night. Phone a friend or family member.
Convicted by a jury of two assault-related felonies in late October, an Orcas Island man failed to show up at a subsequent sentencing hearing.