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Mural ordinance passed by Town of Friday Harbor

  • Today at 9:34AM

The Town of Friday Harbor repealed an ordinance that previously placed a moratorium on murals, and instated an ordinance detailing rules and regulations for permitted murals on July 16.

Animal Shelter volunteer for the month of July

  • Jul 27, 2015 at 4:28PM

Gene and Kathy have been avid supporters of the animal shelter since they opened the business a few months ago.

Judge rules in Community Treasures case

  • Jul 27, 2015 at 12:04PM

A judge has made a decision in the case of Community Treasures versus San Juan County, granting a motion for partial judgement in favor of the defendants, meaning that the ball is in the plaintiff's court as how to proceed.

Volunteer firefighter spotlight

  • Jul 25, 2015 at 12:00PM updated Jul 27, 2015 at 8:19AM

Fernando is assigned to Station 36 in the Eagle Crest neighborhood and is a self-employed tile setter and stone mason classified as Firefighter I.

Exploring OPALCO’s problems

  • Jul 24, 2015 at 2:57PM

A day after the OPALCO board approved an emergency 10 percent increase in our electric rates, effective at the start of this month, its management issued a press release announcing the “Temporary Revenue Recovery Add-On.” In it, General Manager Foster Hildreth “explained” that the emergency increase was needed because “Members have not been paying their full share” of OPALCO’s costs.

Encampment captures 19th century life

  • Jul 24, 2015 at 11:17AM

Re-enactors from throughout the Pacific Northwest and Canada will once again celebrate peace as they gather for the 17th Annual Encampment scheduled Saturday and Sunday, July 25-26 on the English Camp parade ground.

Boat runs aground near Eagle Cove, Coast Guard rescues four people

  • Jul 20, 2015 at 4:00PM updated Jul 23, 2015 at 10:44AM

Gil Dobbe watched as a boat ran aground near his home today at around 2 p.m. The boat was stuck on the rocks in the Fish Creek area between False Bay and Eagle Cove.

San Juan Island Real Estate Market Summary

  • Jul 24, 2015 at 8:00AM

Merri Ann Simonson gives a summary of the real estate market in the San Juans

Climate workshop delves into the psychology of climate change

  • Jul 21, 2015 at 11:11AM

A free workshop hosted by the San Juan Island National Park Service will look into the psychology of climate change, and how educators can engage in useful, positive dialogue about climate change.

Local Bernie Sanders event at San Juan Island Library

  • Jul 21, 2015 at 4:00PM updated Jul 22, 2015 at 11:55AM

A Bernie Sanders event featuring a live stream presentation will take place at the San Juan Island Library

Tansy ragwort: Toxic and tainting | Guest Column

  • Jul 22, 2015 at 12:00PM

Highly toxic, its alkaloids are present in all plant parts. Cattle, horses and goats consuming either growing plants or tansy ragwort in silage and hay store these poisons in their liver

Whale Scout at Third Lagoon for beach clean up

  • Jul 22, 2015 at 12:00PM

Local non-profit Whale Scout will be hosting a beach clean-up of the Land Bank's Third Lagoon Preserve this Saturday, July 25, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and invites anyone to join.

Weather weighs on OPALCO rate hikes

  • Jul 21, 2015 at 10:27AM

“Despite these rate increases,” says OPALCO public relations administrator Suzanne Olson, “member bills have been lower on average than the past couple of years. This is because we’re not using as much energy – our revenues are down and so are our bills.”

Wetlands permit resolved on San Juan Island property

  • Jul 20, 2015 at 12:00PM updated Jul 21, 2015 at 4:53PM

The San Juan County Council issued a statement that Manager Mike Thomas was not in the wrong in reference to a wetlands evaluation on a San Juan property.

Time to vote for hospital commissioner | Letters

  • Jul 25, 2015 at 12:00PM

The following people endorse Barbara Sharp for hospital commissioner

Clarification on Wellman and Zuck | Letters

  • Jul 25, 2015 at 10:00AM

I sympathize with Greg for making that comment since I’m sure he was unaware that in the very early stages of the effort the time projections were extremely tentative since there was there was so much we didn’t know about the old EMS building.

Concern over candidates in hospital commissioner primary | Letters

  • Jul 25, 2015 at 8:00AM

I am very curious why two of these candidates, Miller and Loftus, appear to be so dismissive of the State’s Reproductive Privacy Act, and seem, each in their own way, to imply that the district’s obligation to comply with Washington State Law is optional.

Meet the Muralist at the Whale Museum.

  • Jul 21, 2015 at 11:49AM

The future mural will depict orcas chasing Chinook salmon, following forage fish through a kelp forest.

Orcas Island burglary at Golf Course

  • Jul 23, 2015 at 8:00AM

An Orcas Island man is charged with burglary in the second degree after allegedly stealing $150-200 dollars and merchandise from Orcas Island Golf Course.

San Juan County Sheriff's Log | July 22

  • Jul 22, 2015 at 7:00AM

The Sheriff's Office reported responded to these calls.

Moratorium on vacation rentals not a solution | Guest Column

  • Jul 23, 2015 at 8:00AM

Regarding illegal vacation rentals, I agree the county should enforce existing regulations. However the vast majority of legitimate vacation rentals on this island are not places that are likely to rent long term to “the county’s middle working class”.

Housing issues in San Juan County wear on

  • Jul 21, 2015 at 9:56AM

The County Council requested the Housing Bank Commission look into county statistics to gather a working plan addressing the critical needs of affordable long-term rentals, affordable home ownership opportunities and affordable seasonal worker housing.

County road work on San Juan, Orcas, Shaw and Lopez

  • Jul 21, 2015 at 10:06AM

Road striping is scheduled to begin in the county this coming week

Ranker wraps up Olympia session

  • Jul 19, 2015 at 11:00AM updated Jul 20, 2015 at 8:41AM

While we had passed a final operating budget last week, as many of you heard, we did not have the bipartisan votes needed to address Initiative 1351 – the noble but extremely costly $2 billion class-size reduction measure that the voters passed last November.

Lavender scones with lemon curd | Recipe

  • Jul 19, 2015 at 8:00AM updated Jul 20, 2015 at 8:41AM

Recipes for lavender scones and home made lemon curd

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